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No worries, I assumed it was just a typo on your end and you meant to put 64 but had 128 in mind.  But even at 22.6meg per file, I know I have a 60 file collection of classical music that's roughly 18 gigs.  I wish I had done a better job with labeling them however, because its a real pain to find the particular cd I'm after sometimes.


Yeah, I've had similar issues. But my point still stands, I think. If you've bought a FiiO to listen to over 5800 files, a fair percentage of them must be lower than ogg at Q10, so...why exactly are you using a player that has as its main differentiating feature (and main reason for its price tag), the ability to play high res files? Certainly not the form factor, battery life, strange UI, occasional lack of stability...etc.

 

No offense intended to anyone, but it just has me puzzled.

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Sound quality and decent amp section here :)

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I agree.  No offence was intended, but why do you need that much music on one player at all time for anyways? Regardless of the audio quality, that isn't enough time in the world to listen to all that in a waking day.  Are they all 30 seconds long?

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1+ for mid gain setting 😎
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I agree.  No offence was intended, but why do you need that much music on one player at all time for anyways? Regardless of the audio quality, that isn't enough time in the world to listen to all that in a waking day.  Are they all 30 seconds long?


Doing the math. Let's say they're average 3.5 minute length songs...a fairly typical pop song, right? 3.5 x 5800 = 20,300 minutes = 338.3333 hours = 2.014 weeks. So you *could*, in theory, listen to that much questionable sound quality music in 2 weeks straight if you didn't sleep. I dunno...I suppose there's an argument to be made for rarely wanting to plug your player in and manage your music, or perhaps being very indecisive about what you want to listen to, and keeping your options wide open... I've never understood it myself, but then I've also never gotten a lot of things like why Beats By Dre headphones are popular, etc.

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Sound quality and decent amp section here :)

+1

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Doing the math. Let's say they're average 3.5 minute length songs...a fairly typical pop song, right? 3.5 x 5800 = 20,300 minutes = 338.3333 hours = 2.014 weeks. So you *could*, in theory, listen to that much questionable sound quality music in 2 weeks straight if you didn't sleep. I dunno...I suppose there's an argument to be made for rarely wanting to plug your player in and manage your music, or perhaps being very indecisive about what you want to listen to, and keeping your options wide open... I've never understood it myself, but then I've also never gotten a lot of things like why Beats By Dre headphones are popular, etc.

 

To be fair, I did say in one single calendar day.  But I agree, it's some very absurd number but hey, who are we to judge someone's un-realistic expectations.  Oh well, time to move on.

 

So....saw on FB that the X3 update is having some "birthing pains".  What's up with that, huh?  :tongue_smile:

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If you can possibly borrow one, I would use an oscilloscope. Play the same piece of music through each device and compare the levels on the 'scope.

 

 

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I guess you could if you have a device with a SPL or a RTA program and get levels from that.

 

Oh man you have any "recommended" oscilloscopes. The only audio I've done and I would not say it's even a test more just having fun with my crappy speaker setup when 3ohm sub is connected to 8ohm outputs!

 

 


Edited by matthewacbroad - 5/10/14 at 4:08pm
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Oh man you have any "recommended" oscilloscopes. The only audio I've done and I would not say it's even a test more just having fun with my crappy speaker setup when 3ohm sub is connected to 8ohm outputs!

 

Pay a visit to your local electronics store.  They must have something you could get.

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You guys and your math. Has it occurred to you that someone might want a large number of albums and a wide variety of music so if they are suddenly in the mood to hear something they will be happy it is there? Sheesh, what could be more obvious?
Edited by aangen - 5/10/14 at 5:32pm
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Multiple MicroSD Cards.  That is all.

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Lets say an average of 1 gig an album, and 10 songs per album, that'd still be probably more than 110 albums of rather high quality music after you figure in the actual amount of storage on a 128 gig card.  That can entail quite a lot of variety.

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I would say the difference in sound between one and the other is not great. I would not like to try to correctly identify each in a double blind test. I like both and haven't picked a favorite yet. If all you need is 64 the choice is easy.

A'ight, I managed to find the time and did the test in a retailer, their SQ are almost the same (maybe my entry-level headphone has something to do with it?). Really siding towards the X3 now; I can't justify the 230 bucks difference between the X3 and the X5.

Am I right to say that the 64GB card issue is still unresolved (and most probably will when the "rewritten" FW is done)?

I am unaware of any 64 GB card issue, I have had no problems with either my 64 GB or 128 GB cards. Are you thinking about the manual saying use a 32 GB card or smaller to update the firmware? If so you should know many of us have ignored this advice and had no problems. But look up how much an 8 GB card is on Amazon, they are like $7.50, buy one and be safe. You'll enjoy your X3, it's a great device.
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Multiple MicroSD Cards.  That is all.

 

I'm doing this already, was my solution to 128gig cards being 3x the cost of a 64gig card, roughly anyways.

post #10020 of 17125
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Originally Posted by aangen View Post

You guys and your math. Has it occurred to you that someone might want a large number of albums and a wide variety of music so if they are suddenly in the mood to hear something they will be happy it is there? Sheesh, what could be more obvious?


But that's not the point. The point is that 5800 tracks as a limitation (483 albums at 12 tracks per) is not worth correcting for. The real point I was trying to make, however, is that if you have this much music on your player, the sound quality of it is going to be low enough that you probably shouldn't be buying a player anywhere near this price point to meet your needs.

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