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Letter to all people who support and love FiiO- X3 had been frozen

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

 

 

 

Dear all net-friends, customers and media:

 

First, I want to say thanks to all people who love and support FiiO, especially those friends who give us precious advice during the process of developing FiiO X3. But at the same time, I want to say sorry to all friends, because development of X3 has been frozen.

 

There are several reasons of freezing the development of X3. First: the supplier.  FiiO X3 using master chip and relative Firmware which are supposed to be provided by our suppliers ,but the supplier cannot give us qualified software within the limited time . Though we have granted them some days extension, they’re still unable to give us any predictable schedule. Secondly, the system is not so delicate in the present time. Take these reasons into consideration, we decided to freeze the X3 now , really sorry for that, hope all friends can understand us.

 

During the process of developing X3,in one hand, We want to express our thankfulness to all those who support and interact with us,

on the other hand ,I want to express the apologies to all. We don’t perform all promises because half of the resources of project X3 not all controlled by us. We will learn from this lesson. Before making a commitment, we will be preparing for everything and will not let all dear friends down.

 

As we all know these are normal problems that will be appeared during the development of projects. But this problems can not make us stop our plans on the development of DAP. Now we try to find more new resources and open platforms such as Android in order to develop more satisfactory products.

 

post #2 of 15

it might be Android in the future??

 

yes please

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

I am not sure, but Android may more suitable for DAP based on touch panel.

post #4 of 15

Delayed ? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. 

 

*reads the android part

 

YES !

post #5 of 15
ah too bad! was looking forward to the E9-E17-X3 setup. good luck with the new developments!
post #6 of 15

Feio, I have to commend you on this move. Rather than put out a sub-par product that would not meet the standards of the uber-critical Head-Fi crowd (me being a card-carrying member of), you have decided to shelve the X3 project.

 

I wish you all at FiiO success with restarting your DAP project in the near future.


Edited by SoulSyde - 9/16/11 at 8:37am
post #7 of 15
Fiio, it take more guts to announce the halting of a product while bearing the possible criticism of consumers, than to release a crappy product, earn money from consumers and only then get criticised. (or than to stay quiet indefinitely)


You guys have my respect. smily_headphones1.gif I love your Fiio L2 interconnect, and I hope to see more of such interconnects to be produced in the near future.
post #8 of 15

You can make it up to us by finishing the E17 and getting it to market early wink_face.gif

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks, we had invested lots of money in x3, but the only thing I am worry is that it hurt the feeling of our friends! Thx for your support and understanding ! It did was a very hard decision .
post #10 of 15

Hi James,

 

thanks for the update, the bottom line for me is that I Love your products and bought many of them and I will keep on buying them.
I want to buy a DAP that will be able to play at least 96KHZ 24Bit music, so the X3 will ever be out or you gonna make something else ?

 

I just need a bottom line for this future purchase : should I wait for the X3 for a couple more months ? will you be making any DAP in the near Future that will play High Resolution music ?

 

thank you.

post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Sinai View Post

Hi James,

 

thanks for the update, the bottom line for me is that I Love your products and bought many of them and I will keep on buying them.
I want to buy a DAP that will be able to play at least 96KHZ 24Bit music, so the X3 will ever be out or you gonna make something else ?

 

I just need a bottom line for this future purchase : should I wait for the X3 for a couple more months ? will you be making any DAP in the near Future that will play High Resolution music ?

 

thank you.

 

sorry, we need to find a total new solution, so we can not restart X3 in the coming soon.
 

 

post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by feiao View Post



 

sorry, we need to find a total new solution, so we can not restart X3 in the coming soon.
 

 

ok, thank you for the Answer.

I'll wait for a year or more until you will find a total new solution...thanks !

I'm very sorry to hear about all the money you lost and I wish you all the best.
 

 

post #13 of 15

maybe a S:FLO2 competitor with android and a cheap old processor?? like the Hummingbird processor?? you guys could probably do a dual core snapdragon cause the Xiaomi phone is only 310 bucks.    http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/16/xiaomi-phone-hands-on/

 

if i can get:
SQ, better or on par with the S;flo2

Android

capacitive colour screen, a decent one, at least 3.2"

a decent processor, Hummingbird or a dual-core Snapdragon (cause Snapdragon's cheaper than most dual core processors, i don't expect a Exynos)

Wifi

Apps

line out

Under 300 bucks

 

 

it would be a insta-buy

 

post #14 of 15

actually, a Cowon J3 killer

post #15 of 15

It is a pity that you have stopped the product, but I'm sure you will have learnt a lot of things from the design process that will make whatever you do next even better.

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