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post #3286 of 3613

I can't wait for this thing to be released. Mainly because I don't see myself beeing able to buy a DX100 in a long long time :D
I just want to run my SM64 properly without having to use a portable amp. Double-amping my Cowon J3 is a no-no, too.

post #3287 of 3613
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post


Thanks. Nevermind. It was volume check. The name volume check is only used with Apple. Foobar and others call it replay gain.

It is just a normalized. Thats the one that Apple had naming rights for

Apple's is "Sound Check" and it's not exactly like ReplayGain....it only normalizes track to track, whereas ReplayGain's album tag will preserve the dynamics of entire albums.

post #3288 of 3613

Eww. I never touch that sorta stuff. Gotta have the full dynamics intact! :P. Replay gain is quite useful for those crumby volume war tracks of today....
 

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Eww. I never touch that sorta stuff. Gotta have the full dynamics intact! :P. Replay gain is quite useful for those crumby volume war tracks of today....
 

That's why Apple's Sound Check sucks....and why I have Rockbox-able iPods so that I have ReplayGain and preserve my dynamics.tongue_smile.gif

post #3290 of 3613
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

X3 isn't even here and I'm ready to hear more about the X5.

I would like to hear about Fiio X5 too. Specifically, I am dreaming about a Fiio X3 kind of portable player with >240GB of storage.
post #3291 of 3613

Fiio X5???What is that?This is news to me...

post #3292 of 3613

The quality of the X3, which should be out relatively soon, will determine whether or not we should get our collective panties in a bunch over this X5 which we know nothing about. For me, it's just a name and means nothing. Yet. 

post #3293 of 3613
There is no current X5. When I get the X3 in my greedy mits I'm going to enjoy the HELL out of it!!! cool.gif
post #3294 of 3613

I'm seriously thinking about buying the X3, however does anybody really know when it's going to be available for purchase? I tried to read the entire thread but it's kinda long and most likely I missed feiao saying when it's going to be available (assuming feiao already mentioned it)... Any clues when???

post #3295 of 3613
March, it's going to be available in March,...as repeated over & over throughout the thread.
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Lets see, what are some key features that would make this DAP a winner...

 

UI

Simple intuitive with gapless playback. Also tack on stuff like shuffle, playlist support and genre artist and album tag support for easy browsing. General file type support such as FLAC ALAC WAV and mp3. Most importantly NO UI BUGS PLEASE

 

Battery life

15 hours minimum 24 hrs or more would be great though

 

Storage

SD card compliant minimum 64 GB's, 128 preferred though

 

Sound

I'll put it as bluntly as possible.....It should sound as close to absolutely nothing as possible. In other words it would just disappear and let the gear it's driving stand out. If the gear plugged into it is warm then it sounds warm if it sounds analytical then it sounds analytical if it has a V or U shape then it will sound exactly like it was tuned to sound like. There should also be as little roll off in the upper registers as possible. A lot of mainstream DAP's play it safe and roll off the highs and I personally hate that. Oh and since I'm asking for extension up top give this lady a well rounded bottom end too. If source demands a deep earthy rumble I want to hear that rumble in as much detail as possible.

 

There's plenty other stuff I could mention but those are the big ones for me. Anything else would just be added gravy on the steak. Sounds simple enough in my book but for whatever reason none of the boutique DAP manufacturers are yet to deliver anything worth mentioning as a complete package.

 

Whoever is with me gimme a thumbs up


Thumbs up.  So many obvious things that get missed.   By happenstance my 64 gig touch appears to be dying.  Was going to just send it off to be repaired (the headphone jacks gone, along with the charging socket which I can just about use).  Instead I think I'll use my clip + until this comes out and see whats what.

 

Cheers

post #3297 of 3613

Thanks! I simply missed it.... tongue_smile.gif

 

I have to admit I'm pretty impressed about how Fiio is taking feedback from people before releasing it. So far I don't own any Fiio product, but I think this is going to change pretty soon.... L3000.gif
 

post #3298 of 3613
I own and have owned a few different FiiO devices. I've never had any complaints whatsoever. I think you'll be quite happy getting any of their products. But this, this is a stand-alone solution. A total #winner for me. I'm quite impatient,...but I'm afraid we have no option but to wait. And, IMO, it'll be worth the wait.
post #3299 of 3613

I have not owned nor tested as many headphones, players, AMPs, or DACs as most of you. When I started to learn about this I decided to get an Ibasso D12 DAC/amp + Shure 940 + FLAC files, which I'm quite pleased with... This is my very first "real" setup, but my portable player is my celphone galaxyS which, of course, makes me want more. Here's where the Fiio X3 would make me, I think, enjoy a lot more my music... dt880smile.png

 

With this player I don't think I'll need any portable amp for my 940s (42ohms), am I right?

 

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Originally Posted by BSOD0x View Post

With this player I don't think I'll need any portable amp for my 940s (42ohms), am I right?


Yeah, do you guys think, that the X3 would be able to power my SM64 (95 Ohm) properly without using an amp? If I would still need an amp, I think i would just stick with my J3 and buy one of these RSA amps :/

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