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Originally Posted by lostwind View Post

Hey guys do you have an email for the company or person making the case? I got no facebook smily_headphones1.gif or anywhere else i can buy?
She only sells from Facebook as far as I know.
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

She only sells from Facebook as far as I know.

What was the cost and how long was the shipping? Thanks
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Originally Posted by lostwind View Post

What was the cost and how long was the shipping? Thanks
$60 CAD and 7 days.
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Seems a bit pricy.
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I would say I wouldn't pay that much for aesthetics, but the watch industry has proven me wrong.
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

I would say I wouldn't pay that much for aesthetics, but the watch industry has proven me wrong.
A salesman at one of the companies we service had this catalog of watches open on his desk the other day. He ordered himself a $3800 Tudor watch from it and was waiting to pick it up. I've seen some watch prices and that one is pretty small change compared to a lot of watches, still way more than I would ever spend on one...

So $60 on a nice handcrafted leather case is really not that much. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by lostwind View Post

Seems a bit pricy.
Then don't buy one, the ToughLove case is nice as well.
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I know I've drooled over some 70k+ watches, not that that's ever going to happen
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A nice flying tourbillion would be amazing, unfortunately Timex or Cardinal don't make any.

So that leaves me out. biggrin.gif
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I'm pretty sure my Android watch has a flying tourbillion, but I might be misremembering its type
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Originally Posted by HeadHoncho View Post
 

I use it everywhere, home, work, on the go. I use 320kbps MP3s mostly, but I have started converting my library to FLAC wherever possible.

 

And yes, I think I should upgrade my IEMs a bit more before thinking about the source, the current low impedance sets won't benefit much even with decent DAPs...

 

I know, have heard about the X1. Let's see what it's price point is. And availability, which Is an issue where I stay. Though a wise guy once told me, as far as DAPs go, try to go for the best you can directly, no use wasting money in between. Sansa Clip+ is an issue coz here in India, they cost around ~80$, which is bonkers compared to the 35$ is costs elsewhere.

why don't you try ebay? It's pretty cheap in ebay.

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I don't know how bad shipping costs are, but you might also have luck on the forum's For Sale section.
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So, I just recently became the proud owner of a Fiio x3 (for better or for worse).  Have had it for a few weeks and have been (sloooowly) adding songs to the microSD card.  Here's the current round of issues I've been experiencing:

 

Firmware has been updated to current 3.0x.  The card is formatted to FAT32 as directed, 128 GB capacity.  I am adding songs to the card and when I plug into my computer via USB, I can see the songs on the card. However, after safely ejecting the card and x3 from my computer (sometimes that works without an error message, sometimes not), I restart the x3, update the library and the songs I just uploaded from the last session are nowhere to be found despite seeing them on the card via my Mac.

 

Anyone had this experience and if so, any solutions?  I am aware that this unit/firmware has it's share of bugs, but this is getting ridiculous. The time I've actually spent enjoying this little gem (and when I do get to enjoy it, it's pretty amazing!) has been eclipsed by nonstop bugs and troubleshooting associated with the aforementioned.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by soniccircle View Post
 

So, I just recently became the proud owner of a Fiio x3 (for better or for worse).  Have had it for a few weeks and have been (sloooowly) adding songs to the microSD card.  Here's the current round of issues I've been experiencing:

 

Firmware has been updated to current 3.0x.  The card is formatted to FAT32 as directed, 128 GB capacity.  I am adding songs to the card and when I plug into my computer via USB, I can see the songs on the card. However, after safely ejecting the card and x3 from my computer (sometimes that works without an error message, sometimes not), I restart the x3, update the library and the songs I just uploaded from the last session are nowhere to be found despite seeing them on the card via my Mac.

 

Anyone had this experience and if so, any solutions?  I am aware that this unit/firmware has it's share of bugs, but this is getting ridiculous. The time I've actually spent enjoying this little gem (and when I do get to enjoy it, it's pretty amazing!) has been eclipsed by nonstop bugs and troubleshooting associated with the aforementioned.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks!

Ha! You've been misled soniccircle. Those Chinese kids have a real crazy sense of humor. I got a real hoot out of that users manual. It's a little pity they have to joke around about such a technical subject. Any way, FAT32 does not do a very good job at addressing 128GB of data. What exactly goes wrong I will not try to explain, but you must format the microSD card NTFS with 32 kilobytes allocation units. Don't forget to select the allocation unit size or you'll still have the same problem. X3 does read NTFS, despite the little joke about FAT32. I think they're just making fun of Americans. Know what I mean?

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X3 Revelations
One of the aspects of X3 that I like is that the volume and tone controls do not affect line out. Pretty standard actually. Line level however is real HOT.  The level is spec'd at  >1.7V rms. This is PEAK Amplitude of Professional line level. (+4dBu). I think this is one of those lost in translation kind of things. OK, if you want Pro Level then you should be at 1.228V rms. But X3 is most likely to be plugged into Consumer Level devices via the very common 3.5mm to dual RCA adapter cable. The level then should be 0.316V rms (-10dBV).
I'm using a pair of Presonus Eris E4.5 monitors as night stand speakers. One directly on each side of the bed, pointed right at my head. This has an interesting effect as described below. So first off I plug X3 into the RCA line in and the signal is so hot I can only barely crack the volume control before E4.5s are blasting me off the bed.
I solved this problem by adding a pair of RCA to 1/4" TS adapters to the end of the cable. Then plugging in to the Pro Level TRS jacks on E4.5s. Doing this only one side of the balanced line is driven, giving a loss of 6dB to the input. That works out to be just about the right level and I can set the volume knob to a functional position.
E4.5s are aggressive little speakers, but sound great with X3. I fell asleep last night listening to Fado Guitar.
Sweet!
Now for the psycho stuff.
Listening to music in these various ways make unique impressions. Your typical speaker pair aligned in a plane and listened to facing that plane give the normal audience perspective. But laying on my back with my head between two monitors makes me feel like laying on the stage amongst all the instruments. Kind of weird. Especially with the way a lot of producers mix the drums across the channels. Drums all around me. Wow.
Listening to headphones has it's own weirdness. Then the whole band is inside my head. What's become of my brain? Is it possible to have a chamber orchestra AND my brain all inside my head? Pretty scary. Riding around on my bike it seems appropriate. I mean the band has to keep up with me somehow. If I had little monitors mounted to each side of my bike it would feel like all the musicians were running along side, playing away. Now how can a horn player manage breath control while running after a bicycle. Totally incredible. So stuffing the band in with what's left of my grey matter seems the only humanitarian way.
Now I'm thinking about getting a pair of Sennheiser PX 100-II headphones. I MUST be aware of ambient sounds. Cycling is pretty dangerous even with all senses acute. No isolation phones for me. Anyone have any comments about these phones? Or my sanity? Either one.
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