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post #3121 of 3135

Please help my find my perfect DAP! Let me sum up my requirments:

1) Neutral, Natural balanced sound for classical music, To use with my ATH-M40X.

2) Gapless-No gap between tracks.

3) Supports 64GB/128GB sd with formatting or without-Preferably without track number limit.

4) Max price is 350$-Preferably less. Expensive only if it really makes a difference.

post #3122 of 3135
I think you don't have many options. Look at FiiO X3 or iBasso DX50.
post #3123 of 3135

Why not the cowon J3? 

post #3124 of 3135

its pne of the furthest thing from neutral, then again so is the x3

post #3125 of 3135

Is the DX90/DX50 neutral and detailed?

post #3126 of 3135

Well, I'm back in the Cowon J3 game, I'd been keeping my eye out and picked up a 16gb version for a good price again. It will be interesting revisiting the J3 with some of my new IEM. Very handy they're still floating around.

post #3127 of 3135

To this day, there has yet to be a PMP with the portability, battery life, sound quality, and feature set that matches the J3, even from Cowon. 

post #3128 of 3135
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Originally Posted by Catan View Post

To this day, there has yet to be a PMP with the portability, battery life, sound quality, and feature set that matches the J3, even from Cowon. 

I'm interested how my Sony NWZ-F806 is going to fair next to this J3. Let's find out.
post #3129 of 3135
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Originally Posted by Catan View Post
 

To this day, there has yet to be a PMP with the portability, battery life, sound quality, and feature set that matches the J3, even from Cowon. 


The Sony NWZ-A17 has all the features I want and use on the J3. If file transfer speeds are faster, I'd consider it a step up, but I have no need to replace my J3 at the moment.

post #3130 of 3135

Best MP3 Player IMO. I own it for 3 years and still works without problem! Good sound quality and awesome battery life. My rating is 10/10!

post #3131 of 3135
For those ever interested in replacing thier J3 battery it's a very simple process using a Sony BA700 battery. All that's required is some basic soldering skills and a piece of sand paper to take about 1mm of the bottom of the battery casing (plastic) (so it fits) I recently changed mine. If anyone wants further information just send me a PM anytime.

But do not worry, a trip to Korea is not required.
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post #3133 of 3135
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Glad it worked out OK for you, H20Fidelity! beerchug.gif


http://www.head-fi.org/t/713735/x7-the-flagship-dap-from-fiio-updated-on-15-12-2014/1785#post_11151939

We should make up a little guide, (searchable thread) but I don't want to open back up for the photo's.

A tutorial.
post #3134 of 3135

Not really much to it, though, is there? LOL

 

 

The hardest bit is obtaining a genuine BA700 battery, and not a rubbish copy.

 

After that, just:

 

 

1) remove the microSD card

 

2) remove the back panel

 

3) desolder the old battery, leaving the wires still soldered to the DAP circuitboard

 

4) sand the plastic from the bottom of the new BA700 battery, being extremely careful not to damage the cell itself (the plastic is barely 1mm thick!)

 

5) solder the new battery to the old wires

 

6) Screw the back panel on

 

7) re-insert the microSD card

 

8) charge fully (do not be impatient - it is important to fully charge a new lithium battery before using it for the first time)

 

9) switch the DAP on

 

10) listen to some music! :biggrin:

 

post #3135 of 3135
Yup, and here's a utube guide to open the J3.

http://youtu.be/e7BF1WjeZ-U
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