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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

 

I will indeed do that. Do to circumstances, I can't burn my X1's in as quickly as I would like. I think they may only have about 30 hours of burn in so far (and they are sounding amazing), but yes, I'd like to make that comparison once they are more fully burned in. The AD900X's are amazing off of the E12 though, and have more forward mids/vocals, brighter treble, and larger soundstage than the X1's at this point, but the imaging is not as tight/coherent as the X1's. As of right now, my opinion is that they both rock. But those AD2000X's... I'd sure like to hear them.

 

One thing that I really like about the X1's is the replaceable cable. I put a cheapo 3' cable on the X1's, so I can wear them portably (the X1's have amazing synergy with the C3 + BH btw). Whereas the AD900X's pretty much have to be used at my computer :(

Yeah the somewhat imprecise imaging of the AD900X has started to really bother me, as I've realized that the WS99 actually has better imaging and articulation of microdetails. I'm hoping that the AD2000X rectifies this problem and also provides more bass. Wish there was a more in-depth review of the AD2000X though, sorta taking a really expensive leap of faith here lol. Your description of the X1 as an open version of the WS99 REALLY got to me, always wondered what an open WS99 would sound like (most likely insanely awesome!)

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What the hell happened in the last several pages. Jeez.
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

What the hell happened in the last several pages. Jeez.

Boys (and girl) will be boys (and girl).

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Unless you mean the missing posts. In which case, they're gone.
post #12709 of 32897
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

Boys (and girl) will be boys (and girl).

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Unless you mean the missing posts. In which case, they're gone.
Well, at least it's not the ASG-2 thread.
Plus I'm giving Korean hip hop boi some grief for spamming this thread with it.
post #12710 of 32897

Since I found the Philips and Monoprice 8323s through this, maybe I can contribute a headset I don't see mentioned much anywhere.

 

Bluedio R+ Bluetooth 4.0 headset with NFC and apt-x

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-Red-White-Black-Bluedio-R-NFC-Bluetooth-4-0-Headset-Wireless-Headphone-Earphone/1150772046.html?PID=6146845&cv=10577842&cn=null&tp1=las361nyw8tm&tracelog=null&src=ale&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aliexpress.com%2Fitem%2FFree-Shipping-Red-White-Black-Bluedio-R-NFC-Bluetooth-4-0-Headset-Wireless-Headphone-Earphone%2F1150772046.html&af=cj_6146845&vd=30

 

I originally bought the new "premium bluetooth" Monoprice headset, and later found out that this is the OEM that makes them. Monoprice has the older "R" version, but I liked the bass heavy yet still clear sound I was getting through them. They even have a (Maxim) headphone amp built into it in Bluetooth mode. It doesn't turn on when wired.

 

I found the R+ version, and I love it. Yes, it looks like a beats knock off, but there really aren't any NFC, apt-x, or Bluetooth 4.0 LE headphones out there for less than $300. Even Amazon is selling these for $179, yet they can be had for $97 from that link. They are bass monsters, and they do have relaxed mids and highs, so purists may not like them, but are nowhere near as bad as Beats. They remind me of my old Crossfade LPs. The Crossfades are still $100, so think of the value here.

 

I use this dongle for apt-x:

http://www.amazon.com/Azio-Bluetooth-Adapter-Version-BTD-V400/dp/B00AQGGKV6

 

Bluedio R+ on the left, Monoprice "R" on the right. The Monoprice does not have NFC, 4.0, or apt-x

 

700


Edited by bhazard - 8/6/13 at 2:03pm
post #12711 of 32897

One more new product from HiFimeDIY - Sabre Android DAC with microusb - 30$

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=124

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Thread Starter 

This thing drives the X1 something fierce. Power, solid stereo imaging.Very good dynamics and clarity .Smooth timbre, a touch forward midrange, excellent bass and extension on both ends of the sound.  Wayne you should have kept your order..So far I am impressed with Fiios first dap. This sounds excellent for the price. Huge props to Fiio.This thing sounds more refined to my ears over my Z1060 not to mention way more powerful.

 

I learned how to use it in minutes. Going off of the X3 thread I was scared I wouldn't know how to use it.Lol. It is all common sense..Geeze if this thing sounds this good for an entry level dap from Fiio I am afraid to think what these guys are gonna do for the X5. A Solid value..

 

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DSnuts, how does the X3 sound compared to the   7, 17 or a CFC3?  you sound like it exceeds Filo's previous sq limitations...

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Are you going to do the clieOs opamp mod? biggrin.gif
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Thread Starter 

I know these guys use their past experiences with dac/amps and I suppose the X3 are gonna sound familiar in the Fiio line of sound but what I am hearing now is very good. The only other Fiio I own is a E11 so you might want to post your question on the X3 thread. I think CleiOS or Bowei might be able to answer that question. To be honest it has exceeded my expectations. I was thinking this unit was going to be a side grade at best over my Sony Z1060. But it is clearly showing me otherwise.. This unit will be a solid upgrade to your garden variety ipod clip cowons and even the Sonys in the dap realm. My Z1060 is no weak sauce in sound either.. Listening to the X3 and my X1 is excellent beyond the capabilities of my Sony.

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I would have to add my 2Stepdance amp to my Sony to be able to drive my X1 to my liking. Not on the X3..It drives it with ease.

 

Well considering I just got this a few hours ago I am gonna get to know the sound real good first. To be honest I kinda like a touch of warmth to the sounds of my Daps..Somehow I think guys may equate a touch of warmth with lack of clarity but that is clearly not the case here. The mids on this player is excellent.. Vocals on this player=lovely. I am 100% certain I can use any of my headphones with this player with ease which is a first for a Dap for me.  So far I have used my S2 and my X1 and both are sounding real nice out of this player.

 

My NFB-5 using the dual WM8741 and Moon opa out is like what I am hearing on the X3 on steroids. But I might try that mod in the future.. For now I am loving the sound out of this player.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/6/13 at 4:01pm
post #12717 of 32897
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

This thing drives the X1 something fierce. Power, solid stereo imaging.Very good dynamics and clarity .Smooth timbre, a touch forward midrange, excellent bass and extension on both ends of the sound.  Wayne you should have kept your order..So far I am impressed with Fiios first dap. This sounds excellent for the price. Huge props to Fiio.This thing sounds more refined to my ears over my Z1060 not to mention way more powerful.

 

I learned how to use it in minutes. Going off of the X3 thread I was scared I wouldn't know how to use it.Lol. It is all common sense..Geeze if this thing sounds this good for an entry level dap from Fiio I am afraid to think what these guys are gonna do for the X5. A Solid value..

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I knew this was going to happen. I'm not kidding - just few hours ago I was wondering what happened with your X3 preorder and that probably you'll be coming any time now with the usual hype trying to tempt me. I was really ready to wait for the X5 as my C3 is already better than clips and ipods but now I don't know anymore. 

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Thread Starter 

To be honest I was very close to cancelling my order of the X3. Very close because I bought 2 of the best amps I have ever heard in the 2stepdance and my lovely NFB-5. I am so happy I didn't. The sound I am hearing now is very satisfactory..

 

The sound is big wide deep and all sorts of good I am hearing..It is a very satisfactory sound..Even though I just bought probably one of the best portable amps in sound which is my 2 step amp.. I hate lugging around an extra amp. I am using that with my Meridian Explorer. That combo need to stay together but this FiioX3 is excellent for what it does.And it has to be the most powerful dap I have ever used. Sure it could be better but for what I payed for. I truly doubt there is another dap that sounds this good at this price. My Sony Z1060 cost me almost double.Lol.

post #12719 of 32897
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

This thing drives the X1 something fierce. Power, solid stereo imaging.Very good dynamics and clarity .Smooth timbre, a touch forward midrange, excellent bass and extension on both ends of the sound.  Wayne you should have kept your order..So far I am impressed with Fiios first dap. This sounds excellent for the price. Huge props to Fiio.This thing sounds more refined to my ears over my Z1060 not to mention way more powerful.

 

I learned how to use it in minutes. Going off of the X3 thread I was scared I wouldn't know how to use it.Lol. It is all common sense..Geeze if this thing sounds this good for an entry level dap from Fiio I am afraid to think what these guys are gonna do for the X5. A Solid value..

 

Nah (© kova4a)  - I wouldn't know what to do with all of that functionality lol! Seriously, I'm sure it's great and sounds great, and I'm glad that you are liking it! If I didn't already have the BH, I probably would have stuck with the X3 order. The C3/BH combo is keeping me very happy and should keep me satisified for a while... at least until the X5 rolls around lol! (I love that dual microsd card slot idea). P.s. you should consider doing that ClieOS mod to get the X3 closer to C3 standards wink.gif. Kidding, kidding...

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

I knew this was going to happen. I'm not kidding - just few hours ago I was wondering what happened with your X3 preorder and that probably you'll be coming any time now with the usual hype trying to tempt me. I was really ready to wait for the X5 as my C3 is already better than clips and ipods but now I don't know anymore. 

 

You are one of the crazy rare dissenters that doesn't pair the C3 with the BH, correct? If so and you are using the C3 solo, then yeah, the X3 might be worth the price of admission. The C3 alone sound great, but the extra power that the amp provides can really bring out the best in a lot of gear.

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