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post #11131 of 17125
Don't forget to give the USB dac portion a try if you don't have one already, and hope you're loving the new FW.
post #11132 of 17125
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post


+1 for this combo. I use it to be able to listen to some of my hard to drive cans at different places at home.

If you like to add an amp for the purpose of more power you need to move up to E12 and others in that range, if you just want a different soundsignature you can pair it with whatever you enjoy.

You have the B3pro right? Does the X3 alone have enough to drive them? Thinking bout maybe grabbing a pair myself, probably not if they still need to be amped.

post #11133 of 17125

Dang it.  The main reason I got the X3 was to try out hi-res rips from vinyl, and I liked that since I got the X3 in February.  98/24 and 192/24.  Before that, I had been recording to cassette.  Yesterday I did a comparison of a 192/24 and a cassette of the same album.  No comparison.  I tweaked treble/bass on the X3, and it just sounded thin… kind of anaemic.  The cassette sounded full, powerful, meaty!  Back to cassettes for me for recording from vinyl.

But X3 is great for my FLAC and WAV, of course, and it has supplanted my iPods by leaps and bounds for lossy stuff.

post #11134 of 17125
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Originally Posted by Mr Trev View Post
 

You have the B3pro right? Does the X3 alone have enough to drive them? Thinking bout maybe grabbing a pair myself, probably not if they still need to be amped.

The B3's sound great with the X3. I use them with volume 70-80 on high gain.

post #11135 of 17125
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The B3's sound great with the X3. I use them with volume 70-80 on high gain.

Wow, none of my current phones ever go (much) past 60 on low gain!

post #11136 of 17125

They should change the X3 so it can just use the FW.zip file to save us time here.

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I have had my X3 for about a week.  And today, I have been getting a lot of static through the headphone out connection.  Anyone else have this issue?  I am using Dunu 1k.  I have been listening to it with my C5D DAC/AMP for the past few days (line out) and didn't experience static.  Very minor at times but not like today. 

 

I searched this thread and saw that some people had static and was wondering if it went away.  Thanks.

 

And I have listened to the same song/album (FLAC) without any issues.  And the problem can not be repeated with that same song.


Edited by Smurfs2010 - 6/26/14 at 2:22pm
post #11138 of 17125
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Originally Posted by Mr Trev View Post
 

Wow, none of my current phones ever go (much) past 60 on low gain!

There's a reason everybody says they need an amp :D

 

The X3 drives them fine though but if you put them on desktop amp (preferable tubes) KABOOM :gs1000smile:

post #11139 of 17125
X3 is an acceptable solution for driving different headphones impedances ..but not the best one ...so yes ..amping dose make a difference in many situations and many headphones
post #11140 of 17125
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Originally Posted by Smurfs2010 View Post

I have had my X3 for about a week.  And today, I have been getting a lot of static through the headphone out connection.  Anyone else have this issue?  I am using Dunu 1k.  I have been listening to it with my C5D DAC/AMP for the past few days (line out) and didn't experience static.  Very minor at times but not like today. 

I searched this thread and saw that some people had static and was wondering if it went away.  Thanks.

And I have listened to the same song/album (FLAC) without any issues.  And the problem can not be repeated with that same song.
Have you checked the obvious fixes, like making sure all the chords are plugged in tightly. Is it the same amped vs not amped, did you wiggle the cables to see if one is grounding out. Just some ideas they may have been overlooked.
post #11141 of 17125
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Originally Posted by howdy View Post

Have you checked the obvious fixes, like making sure all the chords are plugged in tightly. Is it the same amped vs not amped, did you wiggle the cables to see if one is grounding out. Just some ideas they may have been overlooked.
Thanks. I figured out what it was..... it was my cell phone. I moved the phone 2 ft away and no more static. Weird but true. Thanks again.
post #11142 of 17125
Nothing weird about it, cell phones are the notorious for causing interference to just about everything electronic. biggrin.gif
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I do like the way the X3 does not seem to mind the impedance of my headphones.  My ipod video 5.5 returned from having the screen repaired, and I discovered by one of my Chinese cheapo iem units sounded very hissy on the ipod and just fine with the X3.  

post #11144 of 17125
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Originally Posted by Smurfs2010 View Post

Thanks. I figured out what it was..... it was my cell phone. I moved the phone 2 ft away and no more static. Weird but true. Thanks again.
Yep that will do it, that's called EMI.
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EMI is the only thing keeping me from trying an E18. I've read there are issues with it, and it's not something more easily moved to a belt like the beer dynamic a200p to help. Oddly though, never had the slightest problem with it on the X3.
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