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post #106 of 11446

 

 I am loosing patience, WHERE IS THE DOCTOR?

post #107 of 11446

All this  sounds very good, but will the X3's  sound very good as well?

I am still debating: some Cowon, HM-601, Rocoo -P, .., or the X3?


Edited by JakeJack_2008 - 3/19/13 at 9:20am
post #108 of 11446
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post


 I am loosing patience, WHERE IS THE DOCTOR?
Haha! I'm waiting for it too! I have a whole rig built around it! biggrin.gif
post #109 of 11446
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Originally Posted by JakeJack_2008 View Post

All this  sounds very good, but will the X3's  sound be very good as well?
I am still debating: some Cowon, HM-601, Rocoo -P, .., or the X3?
I guess we'll find out when it's finally released. Until then, look ^up^. biggrin.gif
post #110 of 11446

Hmmm...  This got me wondering:  on the Fiio Facebook page, in a post of photos of X3 and other DAPs, Fiio says:

 

"FiiO will try to support Thai in the future, we can do that when we have enough time, and it is very easy to upgrade the firmware by our customers"

 

Wait, what?  Does this mean there's going to be some way for users to write firmware patches, tweaks, or there's some open-source magic planned? 

 

I had assumed that the only thing I was going to miss about my trusty old Sansa Fuze was going to be Rockbox, but this makes me wonder...

 

As I understand it, DAPs using the SOC approach, frequently don't get Rockbox because the chipmakers tended to be secretive with the necessary information.  But if that dynamic is going to be different, this could be a seriously big deal.  One of the things that gives classic gear its longevity is the growth of a user community around the product, and the ability of users to mod or tweak the unit to meet their needs is surely one of the single biggest factors that can make that happen.  I have yet to see any OEM firmware with the richness of adaptability and user enthusiasm as Rockbox.  It makes sense, since no single company could marshall as much creativity as a gigantic user community could.

 

Seriously Fiio, if you somehow make it so users can have access to the firmware to tailor it to their needs - you've got a legend in the making.

 

EDIT:

Oh, I kinda feel like a dumbass; as I re-read this post, it occurred to me that maybe they intended to say it was easy for the user to upDATE the firmware rather than upGRADE the firmware.  Well, everything I said above is still true, IMHO.

 

Fiio, if Rockbox development is possible for this unit, I feel certain it would quickly dominate its market niche. 

 

Well, I can dream.


Edited by Snowgoose - 3/19/13 at 2:03am
post #111 of 11446

I don't see why people keep screaming ROCKBOX, even before seeing the UI ? or calling rockbox the best UI in the world for some reason, just wait till you see  the players UI and what it actually brings to the table with it

post #112 of 11446
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

I don't see why people keep screaming ROCKBOX, even before seeing the UI ? or calling rockbox the best UI in the world for some reason, just wait till you see  the players UI and what it actually brings to the table with it

This.

post #113 of 11446
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

I don't see why people keep screaming ROCKBOX, even before seeing the UI ? or calling rockbox the best UI in the world for some reason, just wait till you see  the players UI and what it actually brings to the table with it

Although I am a big proponent of Rockbox, I do agree with you that we should wait and see how the player turns out before spouting off on what we would change about it.

post #114 of 11446

I believe in the old thread Fiio said that they would not release the info to ROCKBOX as they could not from the firm ware developer.  I also think that ROCKBOX weighed in saying they were not interested in reverse engineering a UI for the X3.

 

My memory may be failing me but that is what I recall

 

R-

post #115 of 11446
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

I don't see why people keep screaming ROCKBOX, even before seeing the UI ? or calling rockbox the best UI in the world for some reason, just wait till you see  the players UI and what it actually brings to the table with it
If Fiio makes the standard firmware support DOOM, then it's all good! tongue.gif
post #116 of 11446

Rockbox because its user customizable, it means we always have a fallback~ But yup agree that we shld wait for fiio first! Seems like new unboxing pictures are out from a manufacturer :D

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.511614442208170.1073741826.113862231983395&type=1

post #117 of 11446
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Originally Posted by labcoat View Post

I believe in the old thread Fiio said that they would not release the info to ROCKBOX as they could not from the firm ware developer.  I also think that ROCKBOX weighed in saying they were not interested in reverse engineering a UI for the X3.

 

My memory may be failing me but that is what I recall

 

R-

 

Yes, there are an secret chip on the PCB so it can't support Rockbox .

post #118 of 11446

Fiio, take as long as you need.

 

This product has great potential, no need to rush it.

 

Just do your thing, greatness takes time :)

post #119 of 11446
Main feature of X3  
Color: Black
Weight: 122g
Size: 55 X 109 X 16 mm
Screen: 2.4 inch TFT,240X320
Power supply: Micro USB 。
Firmware upgraded: Through TF card。
Build in Memory: 8GB 。
Extra Memory: TF card(Micro SD card),support up to 64g ( must be formatted as FAT32)。
Data transfer: USB 2.0 High Speed, Write/Read 4.5 MB/S。
Audio Output: 3.5mm headphone out,3.5mm Line Out, 3.5mm Coaxial out。
Sample rate: 32K/16BIT~192K/24BIT。
Audio Format: WAV, APE,FLAC,MP3,WMA,OGG,ALAC(M4A),ACC,AMR。
Music play Back: Play All, Folder Play, Album Play, Artist Play, Genre Play, My Favorites.
Memory Play: Last song track or Last position of sound track.
Sound Track manage: Deleted, Custom “ Favorites Play List.
Sleep Mode: Auto Power Off from 15 to 60 mins.
Screen Auto Off: Custom.
Display Brightness: Custom.
CUE Support: Auto Separate Sound Track, Support Next/Previous, Fast forward/Backward;
Play Display: Album Cover,  Lyric,ID3.
Gapless Playe: Supported
Hardware Bass: +/-10dB, Frequency Center 100Hz
Hardware Treble: +/-10dB, Frequency Center 10Khz
Volume Setup: Custom start Up Volume
Listening Protect: Custom Maximum Volume.
Balance: L10~R10
Output Protect: Mini Relay protect circuit design, DC protect, Over Current Protect
Headphone plug off: Auto Pause
Battery: 3000mAh 3.7V Lithium Polymer Battery
Hardware: Soc: Ingenic Z4760, DAC:WM8740,Amp:AD8397
Charge Time: 3 Hours by 1.5A USB Power, 7 Hours by USB Port in PC
Battery Life: 10 hours in Engineer sample and may reach 12-15 hours when the firmware is optimized 
   
   
   
Line Out Specifications ( Initial 
Output Level: >1.5Vrms
THD: <0.001%
Frequency Response: 20-20KHz, Less than 0.3dB
SNR: >100dB
Crosstalk: >90dB
Headphone Out Specifications ( Initial )
Output Power:      >300mW@16 ohms; >200mW@32 ohms
Frequency Response: 20-20KHz, Less than 0.3dB
THD: <0.001%
SNR: >100dB
Crosstalk: >72dB@32 ohms
Output Impedance: <0.5 ohms
Output Capacitor:  
   
ETA: Trial Sale in April only in China Mainland,  June in other Regions
MSRP: About 200 USD in US;
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