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post #121 of 3613

32GB would be a respectable size in today's market place.

post #122 of 3613

I don't know what you people think but for me MicroSD cards are still too expensive $90ish for 32Gb eek.gif

I would prefer an SD slot(almost half the price) and sdxc is way too expensive too over $100 for 64 for that price I may as well just ask for a usb port insted and hook up a portable HDD(as stupid as it sounds, I know)

 

Just want to get that out tongue.gif

 

 

 

know I was looking at the hifiman specs and notice it has rollable opamps(that sounds nice), so reallistically how hard could be to implement that? would incres the price too much? what do you guys think about that?

post #123 of 3613
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I don't know what you people think but for me MicroSD cards are still too expensive $90ish for 32Gb eek.gif

I would prefer an SD slot(almost half the price) and sdxc is way too expensive too over $100 for 64 for that price I may as well just ask for a usb port insted and hook up a portable HDD(as stupid as it sounds, I know)

 

Just want to get that out tongue.gif

 


$100 for 64gb is not bad for sdxc.  Plus future proofing (use that term loosely) for later is sound to me.  Just upgrade and you reach your price point.  Cards drop in price all the time and are swappable.  An iTouch w/ 64gb of non removable storage costs what?  $400!  Internal, non removable flash storage is just a waste of space and money IMO and a poor vestigial design decision left over from the past.    


Edited by Anaxilus - 12/20/10 at 6:33pm
post #124 of 3613

yea, 64gb for 100 dollars sounds great to me. That's some serious storage right there.

edit: where did you find it? I haven't actually seen sdxc for sale anywhere


Edited by Zida - 12/20/10 at 6:41pm
post #125 of 3613

I believe what James said is up 32GB via TF slot. SD slot will be nice since I already have a few 16GB SD card lying around, but I wonder if the slot itself will be too big to fit into the player. Actually buying two 16GB TF will be cheaper than one 32GB TF

post #126 of 3613

TF/uSDhc/xc is fine.  I don't run full size anyway since its just more versatile to have the TF + adapter.  I don't like being tied to devices.

post #127 of 3613
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yea, 64gb for 100 dollars sounds great to me. That's some serious storage right there.

That would be great but I believe 64gb sd cards cost over $200

32gb can be found near $100

and I believe 16gb can be found around $30 (I need to buy one soon anyway)
 

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yea, 64gb for 100 dollars sounds great to me. That's some serious storage right there.

That would be great but I believe 64gb sd cards cost over $200

32gb can be found near $100

and I believe 16gb can be found around $30 (I need to buy one soon anyway)
 

 

They are $200 atm primarily because sdxc adopters at this point are Camera folk.  A lot of those cards are 10-15x too.  Waaaay too fast for audio needs.  I have to say adding storage via USB ain't a bad idea either.  Less revolutionary but certainly more practical and opens up your options and the potential market.
 

post #129 of 3613
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Originally Posted by Zida View Post

yea, 64gb for 100 dollars sounds great to me. That's some serious storage right there.

That would be great but I believe 64gb sd cards cost over $200

32gb can be found near $100

and I believe 16gb can be found around $30 (I need to buy one soon anyway)
 


Yep! my bad sorry I mixed them up 64 is over $200

post #130 of 3613

I am super interested in this!  If I were to ask for anything, it would be for like 4-8 gigs of internal memory and an SD slot of some sort (preferably a regular SD port).  

Other suggestions: Ipod-like height and width, don't care much about thickness as long as it's under 2"

A good EQ would be nice

Possibly make a plastic case available for it?  I drop things frown.gif

Decent battery life (Decent to me is 10-12 hours)

These last two are probably wishful thinking: Don't include a pair of earbuds if it reduces cost. Or, give the option to get the DAP with high quality IEM's for an extra price. 

 

I also approve of the USB additional storage idea


Edited by modskwod - 12/20/10 at 7:02pm
post #131 of 3613

Hopefully sd card prices will drop like harddrives have since TB has come out

Oh and I second it for not coming with any buds

A bit off topic but down the line I think it would be awesome to have different combo packs like Micca selling the e7/e9 for $200

post #132 of 3613

LOL out of curiosity I made a quick search and found the laCie Rikiki just like 10mm (HxW) bigger than FiiO E7 and even a couple of mm slimer aluminum brushed casing with 640Gb at $70 (don't know if there are smaller ones) 

 

now I suppose the problem with that type of solution would be power, probably less battery. but I really don't know.

 

So besides the power it might not be such a crazy idea(as long as your willing to carry a portable HDD with your DAP)

 

that way I would consider the idea posted before of no internal memory just a regular SD slot and a mini usb port.

 

 

I'm just rambling here, so pleas bear with me tongue_smile.gif


Edited by wichogt - 12/20/10 at 7:53pm
post #133 of 3613

The only reason I can imagine anyone on this thread has said gapless isn't important is that they have no live albums, no mix albums, no concept albums where tracks adjoin.

 

Unfortunately for FiiO if they take that advice, most people do. Most people own a live album, or an album of a dj mix, or one of the many extremely famous and iconic concept albums (some of the best selling albums of all time) that completely rely on being played as they were intended - not with gaps inserted between tracks which is a DEFECT in a player.

 

Because ipods offer gapless playback, as does itunes as does windows media player, as do CDs, records, tapes and everything else the consumer is used to, you are looking at a market who has no experience of non-gapless playback. They are basically going to think they have a faulty product when Abbey Road, Dark Side of the Moon or any other hugely iconic gapless album is utterly butchered by little stutters between the tracks, or worse still audible gaps.

 

Gapless playback is not a luxury or a bonus - it is a serious fault with a player if it fails to play an album properly. As far as I am concerned, and as far as the average person is concerned, a player without gapless playback is broken.

post #134 of 3613

I shuffle my music almost always, but I can see why gapless would be a serious option for many. Is it that hard to implement? I don't think Fiio would just skip over something so important. Sounds a lot more reasonable than some other suggestions on here, lol.

 

I agree on not adding some packaged headphones with the X3. With all the seriousness that the X3 is capable of, I think Fiio should be one of the few companies to make a stand in letting people know that they take sound quality seriously and want the consumer to decide for themselves which headphone they wanna use instead of throwing some pieces of crap buds in there that add to the cost but that no one but people who don't care about SQ would use. That is, unless Fiio has some secret low cost, high performance IEMs that they're holding back.

 

Can't wait for the day Fiio releases some of their own headphones. biggrin.gif

post #135 of 3613
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The only reason I can imagine anyone on this thread has said gapless isn't important is that they have no live albums, no mix albums, no concept albums where tracks adjoin.

 

Unfortunately for FiiO if they take that advice, most people do. Most people own a live album, or an album of a dj mix, or one of the many extremely famous and iconic concept albums (some of the best selling albums of all time) that completely rely on being played as they were intended - not with gaps inserted between tracks which is a DEFECT in a player.

 

Because ipods offer gapless playback, as does itunes as does windows media player, as do CDs, records, tapes and everything else the consumer is used to, you are looking at a market who has no experience of non-gapless playback. They are basically going to think they have a faulty product when Abbey Road, Dark Side of the Moon or any other hugely iconic gapless album is utterly butchered by little stutters between the tracks, or worse still audible gaps.

 

Gapless playback is not a luxury or a bonus - it is a serious fault with a player if it fails to play an album properly. As far as I am concerned, and as far as the average person is concerned, a player without gapless playback is broken.

 

My iPod is from 2005; it does not have gapless playback. I don't think iTunes at the time had it either; the only option was to "merge" the album into a single track.

 

You're correct though; by today's standards gapless is to be expected. I am no programmer or electronics engineer; but I don't see why it would be hard to implement it in any case.

 

I have more than enough faith that FiiO is smart enough to include gapless playback.

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