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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

A small notion.....Please show me any picture of Steve Jobs listing to the ipod in his daily life!!!!!
Steve liked everything about the Ipod except its sound
Prove me wrong.
He only listened to LP, and was developing a HD music store and a player with Neil Young.....PONO?


I never knew Jobs had a direct hand in PONO, You know Neil Young showed the player on a talk show, right?

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How powerful will the amp be? Right now I'm using a Cowon J3 with the Hifiman RE262 and could use a little more power.

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I haven't been closely following this thread, but I've noticed a few important updates since the last time I posted here.

 

Have details regarding the software/OS been released yet?

Is the recent picture of the X3 (posted a few pages ago) the final design? Does it have a microSD card slot?

Is there any news about the sound quality of this device? i.e. DAC chip used, etc

What output ports are being planned? i.e. optical out, headphone out, line out?

 

Sorry for all of the questions, but I would appreciate any answers you guys can provide. :)

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I haven't been closely following this thread, but I've noticed a few important updates since the last time I posted here.

Have details regarding the software/OS been released yet?
Is the recent picture of the X3 (posted a few pages ago) the final design? Does it have a microSD card slot?
Is there any news about the sound quality of this device? i.e. DAC chip used, etc
What output ports are being planned? i.e. optical out, headphone out, line out?

Sorry for all of the questions, but I would appreciate any answers you guys can provide. smily_headphones1.gif

Read through the thread,...if you missed anything just know it's already been discussed/covered. It's tiring having to see people in this thread repeat the same things over & over.
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lol do you think they want to read through 193 pages of crud ;)
 

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Read through the thread,...if you missed anything just know it's already been discussed/covered. It's tiring having to see people in this thread repeat the same things over & over.

 

They should read it but I can also understand why some just can't.

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I haven't been closely following this thread, but I've noticed a few important updates since the last time I posted here.

 

Have details regarding the software/OS been released yet?

Is the recent picture of the X3 (posted a few pages ago) the final design? Does it have a microSD card slot?

Is there any news about the sound quality of this device? i.e. DAC chip used, etc

What output ports are being planned? i.e. optical out, headphone out, line out?

 

Sorry for all of the questions, but I would appreciate any answers you guys can provide. :)

No details on OS yet. People here want Rockbox or Android but that probably if not most definately isn't going to happen.

 

There is a button on the top of this page that says "View All". You can see it there. They did not say if it was Final. No idea on Micro SD yet but I believe it will have one.

 

WM8740 DAC with the AD8397 op amp. FiiO generally uses a pre amp and "main" amplifier. I guess you could call the AD8397 the High Output Buffer amp.

 

There is no news. The product isn't out yet, but it does use the same op amp and DAC of the E17 as of right now.

 

I believe just headphone and line out. 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

 

They should read it but I can also understand why some just can't.

No details on OS yet. People here want Rockbox or Android but that probably if not most definately isn't going to happen.

 

There is a button on the top of this page that says "View All". You can see it there. They did not say if it was Final. No idea on Micro SD yet but I believe it will have one.

 

WM8740 DAC with the AD8397 op amp. FiiO generally uses a pre amp and "main" amplifier. I guess you could call the AD8397 the High Output Buffer amp.

 

There is no news. The product isn't out yet, but it does use the same op amp and DAC of the E17 as of right now.

 

I believe just headphone and line out. 


Ah OK, thanks for the clarification about the OS. Rockbox would be welcome because of its shear number of customization options (currently I use a Sansa Clip Zip), but I can understand if it isn't. I'm not too big on Android as other Android PMP's I've seen are only "meh" in terms of usability (Cowon's newer products for example). Is there any word on the predicted battery life? Based on FiiO's past products, they tend to have a pretty decent battery life.

 

As for my other questions, most of them were answered in an earlier, recent post:

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Originally Posted by feiao View Post

 

it is brushed aluminum, small form factor DAP which support up to 192k/24bit, and line out, coaxial out, support TF card [is this microSD or SD, or neither?], WM8740 DAC, a decent amp, and support AAC(m4a) . not to talk FLAC, APE. and ALAC ? maybe but not promise. 

 

and it is cheaper than other hifi audio players.

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


Ah OK, thanks for the clarification about the OS. Rockbox would be welcome because of its shear number of customization options (currently I use a Sansa Clip Zip), but I can understand if it isn't. I'm not too big on Android as other Android PMP's I've seen are only "meh" in terms of usability (Cowon's newer products for example). Is there any word on the predicted battery life? Based on FiiO's past products, they tend to have a pretty decent battery life.

 

As for my other questions, most of them were answered in an earlier, recent post:

No word on it.

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I think it would behoove everyone if the OP can be edited to include all relevant updated information (pics, renders, specs, etc.) and the title edited to state this. That way there is no confusion and there are fewer posts asking repeated questions.

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Well what's more to say? Feiao said don't hold your breath and it will be released when it is released. Mostly likely around  April or May of next year. ;)
 

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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post


I never knew Jobs had a direct hand in PONO, You know Neil Young showed the player on a talk show, right?

 

It was and still hush hush, all what we knew mostly came from that live show, and rumors.

The project could be doomed, with the death of Steve, no one knows for sure.

But I have high hopes for the X3, and I know they will not let us down.

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I pray to the sky's this player has wonderful sound quality please. I pray everyday X3 can bring us happiness, rainbows and lolly pops. Lots of sexy photo's and shiny casings but it needs to sound GOOD, not the best player in the world imaginable but pretty good otherwise it's NO DEAL and people will laugh.Needs to be something special other than another mainstream player, needs flavour and essence and vibe!

Bring home the bacon FiiO!! *fingers crossed*
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Originally Posted by treecko2694 View Post

April release? Holy crap! Will it be Rockbox compatible? That's an amazing price-point for the hardware you're selling.

 

Your avatar is pretty awesome. In case you didn't already know.

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I have a good feeling about the X3, given how happy I have been with their other products thus far.

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

No idea on Micro SD yet but I believe it will have one.

I thought the specs quoted in the first post say "TF Card". Did I miss something later on?

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