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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

clunky? I have no issues with recommending the J3 to a casual non audiophile. In fact I like the UI better than any other dap I've tried or tested.

 

Now the HM601 I have is an entirely different story..



could you quickly compare the J3 to the HM601 for me, in terms of pure sound quality? IE: if HM601 is 100%, what % is the J3?I'm torn between the two.. I use Grado SR225s so Im wanting to make the best choice. I hear the HM is warm, which is good. But the EQ on the J3 may good enough for me.


Edited by Lubanja - 12/15/10 at 6:24pm
post #932 of 3129

Anyone have a permanent fix for the clock issues? Going to the radio only fixed it temporarily. I tried going back there after it froze again, and it didn't work...


Edited by Unfie - 12/15/10 at 7:43pm
post #933 of 3129
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Originally Posted by dfkt View Post

Turn on resume in the system options.


 

Thanks, that worked!

post #934 of 3129

Do you recommend me getting the Cowon J3 or buy an amp for my ipod touch? for amps im looking at something slim so probably TTVJ slim or headstage arrow


 

 

post #935 of 3129

That would entirely depend on your phones benefiting from an amp or not.

post #936 of 3129

Im using radius ddm and Ultrasone Proline 650

post #937 of 3129

Does the J3 and X7 sound the same when using the hardcoded BBE Viva and Headphone settings?

post #938 of 3129

I haven't heard the X7, but since it's basically the same hardware and firmware, I would believe they sound the same.

post #939 of 3129

I haven't heard the J3, but as you said, should be the same. I'm very impressed by the X7, and plan to get a J3 as soon as I can.

post #940 of 3129

i read in another J3 review , that people have problem with the FLAC gapless playing

 

Is this true ?

 

I mean , J3 plays the flac tracks seamlessly in gapless mode , right ?

post #941 of 3129
I've never experienced any problems with gapless playback when using FLAC files.
post #942 of 3129

great , that's what i needed to hear

 

(and greetings there to your lovely country) bigsmile_face.gif
 

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I've never experienced any problems with gapless playback when using FLAC files.
post #943 of 3129

Didn't get on with the Panasonic HJE-900s on my J3, so returned them and bought Ultimate Ears 700 on a special offer. Nothing special, I thought, very detailed but lacking in low-end bass and in attack in general. Was getting ready to return them too and give myself the luxury of a good audition of a few models. Then I misplaced the J3 and sparked up my elderly Cowon X5 instead. Now I am thinking of getting shot of the J3. What a difference. Some real slam from the X5, something I didn't realize I had missed. And the detail was superb. I was able to follow all parts of the percussion for the first time on a pair of IEMs over a mix of music over many hours.

 

I am not necessarily saying the X5 is better than the J3 but the UE 700 must be a mismatch with the J3, considering the X5 was on flat EQ with just MP enhance and that I couldn't come near to matching it with the J3, no matter what BBE bells and whistles I threw at it. This leaves me a bit confused. Surely the J3 has more power than the X5, or at least enough to make the 700s sing? Now it seems to me that the J3 has going for it: good battery life and better SQ than my ipod (or mini TV as I prefer to think of it). This doesn't justify the outlay. Maybe brand loyalty was a mistake and I should have replaced my D2 with something else. But what?

post #944 of 3129

Just went ahead and bought a 16 GB

 

Hope this thing is as good as people say it is.

 

Happy times for being an audiophile i guess

 

(next stop : arrow amp land.)

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Thread Starter 

Awesome, enjoy.

 

Did you place your Arrow order yet?

 

EDIT: I see you may have purchased a 1G, am I correct?


Edited by SoulSyde - 12/18/10 at 8:22am
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