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post #10456 of 17125

I didn't check this forum last night, so of course that's when the new FW was released!

 

So here I am at work, with my X3 at home. Maybe I should start "not feeling well", so I can go home early...

 

Anyway, other than Korkipoo, is anyone else still getting crashes?

post #10457 of 17125

No crashes or hangs so far. I've only been playing around with it for a couple of hours though.

post #10458 of 17125
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Originally Posted by darkarn View Post
 

 

Or maybe decouple the SQ part from the FW?

+1 Now there is an Excellent idea!

post #10459 of 17125

FiiO engineers, James, Joe and all the beta testers, thanks for the hard work and delivering a very nice firmware update for our beloved X3.

I did a bit of 'illegal' beta testing :evil: so for me it's not a big surprise that this quality update is giving us even more X3 pleasure.

 

:ksc75smile::ksc75smile::ksc75smile:

post #10460 of 17125
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Originally Posted by good sound View Post
 

 Okay, but I don't think that was what he was referring to. I believe he was referring to the multi-band EQ with the assorted pre-sets that was part of the 2.14 beta.

 

Why was this not included in the final version of the firmware? Was it because it did not function with hi-res files, Joe?

Yes, I was referring to mulit-band eq. I never did try it in 2.14b (heck, I don't even use bass/treble), but some people claim it din't work all that well so maybe that's why it got dumped. Either way i'm not going to lose sleep over it.

 

I tend to rotate my earphones quite a bit, so I really can't say anything about whether the sound has changed for the better or worse, but I think I remember James/Joe mentioning that nothing has been done since the beginning to alter the sound - other than fixing decoding bugs (mp3, ogg, etc).

 

Been really stable so far, and really the only negatives I can say are minor quibbles. Album art which is over scaled and getting cut off on the sides, and looking through the firmware files there is a shade graphic that should darken the background when displaying info/lyrics (kinda like volume) that doesn't seem to be active. Makes reading the tag info over top of the artwork really hard (I might add this to bugzilla).

 

All in all however, a great job by the Fiio engineers, and I'm looking forward to good things to come.

 

Cheers.

 

ps. I should have my theme updated by the weekend.

post #10461 of 17125

I do too prefer the sound signature of fw2.14b above fw3.0. Also with the 3.0 fw there is a 5800 files limit. Since i have more than 8000 files i honestly can not be pleased about this issue.

So i was looking for downloading a copy of the 2.19b firmware as it should be more stable!? Somebody who can share a link?

post #10462 of 17125
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Originally Posted by rhmjmango View Post

I do too prefer the sound signature of fw2.14b above fw3.0. Also with the 3.0 fw there is a 5800 files limit. Since i have more than 8000 files i honestly can not be pleased about this issue.
So i was looking for downloading a copy of the 2.19b firmware as it should be more stable!? Somebody who can share a link?

No, the 2.19 beta is not available to the public.
post #10463 of 17125
Can I use my x3 as an amp/dac in conjunction with my HTC One for playing via Spotify?
I was looking at amps to boost my HTC Ones sound and was reading that the E18 has a USB connection for android devices although I also read this can be flaky at times.
post #10464 of 17125
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Originally Posted by Mr Trev View Post
 

Yes, I was referring to mulit-band eq. I never did try it in 2.14b (heck, I don't even use bass/treble), but some people claim it din't work all that well so maybe that's why it got dumped. Either way i'm not going to lose sleep over it.

 

I tend to rotate my earphones quite a bit, so I really can't say anything about whether the sound has changed for the better or worse, but I think I remember James/Joe mentioning that nothing has been done since the beginning to alter the sound - other than fixing decoding bugs (mp3, ogg, etc).

 

Been really stable so far, and really the only negatives I can say are minor quibbles. Album art which is over scaled and getting cut off on the sides, and looking through the firmware files there is a shade graphic that should darken the background when displaying info/lyrics (kinda like volume) that doesn't seem to be active. Makes reading the tag info over top of the artwork really hard (I might add this to bugzilla).

 

All in all however, a great job by the Fiio engineers, and I'm looking forward to good things to come.

 

Cheers.

 

ps. I should have my theme updated by the weekend.


I truly like your list theme!

post #10465 of 17125

I would like to share several objections to the new firmware.

1) Lack of the Custom Volume option – upon start-up the player remembers the last volume setting. This can be a real issue, since there are records (especially albums with old mastering or most LP rips) that have an overall lower volume than contemporary records. It is clear what happens when you’re playing a “silent” record with the volume cranked up high and then turn the player off – next day you decide to play a contemporary “loud” album and the volume blows your head off.
I think this is very inconvenient, the possible solution being to go back to the Custom and Memory options from the 2.1 version.

2) It would be nice to make the treble/bass settings part of the Quick Menu.

3) The Play Now screen. If there is no album cover or lyrics, this screen should be displayed without the standard background image. Or a theme should be added which has a blank Play Now screen, without a picture.
Why do song and artist data disappear from the screen after some time? Why is the song name displayed twice, while the album name is not displayed at all?
I would logically expect the Artist, Album and Song Title items to be permanently displayed on the Play Now screen. This is a complete nonsense and should be fixed.

post #10466 of 17125

Could someone pm me a link to 2.19b?

post #10467 of 17125

I have had several crashes using the FW 3.0 playing the Avatt Brothers Files from ProStudiomasters. I don't know, if it the files or the firmware. Does anybody can help me out, what are the possibilities to get rid of this problem.

Besides this problem I love the interface and nearly all changes they did :L3000: 


Edited by moodsmaster - 5/28/14 at 12:32pm
post #10468 of 17125

I have not tried out the firmware yet.

 

Am I correct that there is no low power USB mode?

 

Am I to conclude from the post by James in the FIIO specific forums  that there can never be a low power USB mode with this model?

post #10469 of 17125

Is there an email address to which we can email non-working music files? Or an ftp / dropbox / whatever.

post #10470 of 17125
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Originally Posted by leebSaMmY View Post
 

Could someone pm me a link to 2.19b?

 

+1 please.

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