Those were the days!
Too Fine HF!!!
Bruce asked for more detail so I gave it up. I was however being sarcastic with my demand for the proper response to the very subjective question of 'hearing sample rates' etc. etc. Now someone has to flog me for my use of cheap ***** Panasonic portable headphones. Surely this is not acceptable?
Nothing wrong with cheap products as long as you enjoy em. One of the ones I was surprsied by was I had picked up a pair of Aiwa Shellz not that long ago for $6, having stumbled upon a pair on ebay and vaguely remembering them being generally liked for their price, I think by Joker but I honestly can't remember. I wouldn't say they're amazing, but for $6, I enjoy them more than I ever did the Monoprice IEMs, and they actually do some softer alt rock quite nicely, kinda reminding me of the porta pro, but I haven't had one for 2 or so years now, them being gifted to a friend. Althought I never got around to giving the Shellz a try with the X3, running them off a rockbox clip atm. I just get the feeling that them on an X3 feels overkill.
Haha. Good times TD!
I was 10th row the following tour (Diver Down) right by Eddie. Amazing show! Saw them again for the 1984 tour.
I know you gotta be a guitar fan TD!!! and I'm sure you have some nice muzic on your X3.
My friends know I'm a big fan of female fronted rock/metal bands and send me these:
Amazing cover work here:
Who nails the solo better, Juliette or Emily?
A little DT and Malmsteen cover- Amazing 15 yr. old Tina S:
And I'm pretty sure you are a Rush fan..lol...Bass lines YYZ by Anna Sentina:
Grr... now I'm wanting to listen to The Wall again... although part of me wants to pour a drink and listen to the Flaming Lips do Dark Side of the Moon... not sure which, and it is kinda getting late
From Fiio on Facebook;
"We're working on M3U files as well (X5 version 2.07beta has good M3U support, with one caveat that we'll work on overcoming) and we look forward to porting the completed improvements over to the X3"
So you seem to be on the fence that you can hear a very audible difference between 320kbps MPS and WAV files. I myself can't easily tell a difference between FLAC and 320kbps, not 192kbps>320kbps.
Curious, have you done any abx testing? Mind posting yer results? (no troll here, geniunely interested in yer feedback).
I'm more known for my presence on Anythingbutipod forums, but that community has a very strong anti hi res attitude. But time and time again I hear of people such as yerself who seem adamant that they can tell the difference. If you could go into more detail that would be great.
I'm in this hobby cca 45 years , started with some no name system - now Kuzma/Luxman/Quad and of course todays "pocket hifi" - Fiio X3 ,too.
And yes I can hear the difference between lossless and lossy files , not to mention the hi-res ones! And don't forget my ears (and brain!) are 55 years old...
That's good news. I really could do with M3u playback! I have been wanting the X3 to just move on to the next album/artist at the end of each album without having to do it myself every time.
I'm totally pleased with X3 and the fw3.0 Glad they got rid of the EQ. Don't use it. Have no use for M3U either so sticking with the fw3.0 seems like a good idea.
These chinese kids seem to have a similar relationship with music media as I do since the way X3 is designed is ideal.
The card slot feature is my favorite.
Redbook being a handy benchmark of sensible quality has a bit rate of 1.411 Mbps. This translates to a byte rate of 635MB/hr. Considering that X3 has a battery life of ~10hrs an 8GB microSD card holds more music than you can listen to before turning X3 off. And it can read 64GB cards, or larger now? I've loaded up a 64GB card with albums but it's hard to manage with the X3 UI. So as I've related I put music on 8GB cards and plug them in according to my mood. Updating the media library is easy. 3 clicks after power up: UP 1, you're at settings, OK, you're at update, OK again and the card is ready to go. I have 8, 8GB microSD cards in a credit card sized holder that I put in my waist pack with the X3. All loaded up with music.
X3 will be my mobil companion until one of us dies. Then we'll see what's happening. Maybe ear implants???
This can be automated in settings, which might suit you better.
I just leave the library update off and play by folder.