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post #11836 of 13095

I will say you will find the X3 sound better than your existing setup.

post #11837 of 13095

I thought it might.  With the Wolfson DAC, can I expect some slightly warmer sound than the iPod 7 Gen?

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Not sure about the warmer, I have a headphone with warmer signature and on the X3, I do not feel it warm at all...

On the Mac headphone out, yes the headphones are warm as expected.

post #11839 of 13095
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Originally Posted by Pituky View Post
 

Not sure about the warmer, I have a headphone with warmer signature and on the X3, I do not feel it warm at all...

On the Mac headphone out, yes the headphones are warm as expected.

How would you describe the sound?  Remember, I'm coming from an iPod and an E17, so that's my reference.

post #11840 of 13095
I just ordered an X3 off of Amazon. I really enjoyed the house sound of Fiio, plus I like having the eq options, bass and treble. Curious to see how this compares to my zx1, which I love, just hate the EQ as its not very effective. I love bass, which is another reason I went with the X3.Very curious to see how it pairs with my Ref1,id like to get some additional bass out of them.
post #11841 of 13095
I think the combination headphone, player makes the final signature
The shure srh 840 I have has flat with a little warm signature, the x3 has a warm signature. But what I get is very low bass not prominent, maybe a little recessed, mids are great, highs good not to bright, sound seems a bit muffled lack of extension, anyway the whole sound has good definition and clarity, and good soundstage with weak bass less than necessary sometimes.
I like the sound I have, with this combination, classic and jazz are great, electronic loose big part of the bass.bass and treble controls responds good without causing distortion.
Anyway these are my findings, sure with a different headphone changes alot.
Edited by Pituky - 7/29/14 at 11:15am
post #11842 of 13095
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Originally Posted by Pituky View Post

I think the combination headphone, player makes the final signature
The shure srh 840 I have has flat with a little warm signature, the x3 has a warm signature. But what I get is very low bass not prominent, maybe a little recessed, mids are great, highs good not to bright, sound seems a bit muffled lack of extension, anyway the whole sound has good definition and clarity, and good soundstage with weak bass less than necessary sometimes.
I like the sound I have, with this combination, classic and jazz are great, electronic loose big part of the bass.bass and treble controls responds good without causing distortion.
Anyway these are my findings, sure with a different headphone changes alot.

Thanks, you're making it real tempting.

post #11843 of 13095
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Originally Posted by Pituky View Post
 

Not sure about the warmer, I have a headphone with warmer signature and on the X3, I do not feel it warm at all...

On the Mac headphone out, yes the headphones are warm as expected.

How would you describe the sound?  Remember, I'm coming from an iPod and an E17, so that's my reference.

 

I had the E17 and used it with my iPhone 5 (similar audio circuitry as the iPod) and found it warmer but also more detailed when using the E17 as the DAC. I haven't been able to use my X3 as a DAC with my iPhone but it really isn't necessary - the X3 does a great job on its own and is very close in sonic signature to the E17 (they use very similar audio output circuits as mentioned by Fiio). I was happy enough with the X3 that I sold my E17 (and companion E9 desktop amp) to a friend, who now is looking at the X5. I too looked at the X5 but it has a more neutral signature and isn't quite as nice of a match with my HD800s, HE-560s and SE-530s, so I'm staying with the X3. I think you'll find it quite enjoyable.

 

Dale

post #11844 of 13095
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Thanks, you're making it real tempting.

Here is the link for you from the Headphone Bar in Vancouver with free shipping!

 

http://www.headphonebar.com/fiio-x3/

 

Just add it to the cart... :L3000:

post #11845 of 13095
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Here is the link for you from the Headphone Bar in Vancouver with free shipping!

http://www.headphonebar.com/fiio-x3/

Just add it to the cart... L3000.gif

Now that's a nice little nudge............ biggrin.gif
post #11846 of 13095

haha, no kidding.  I'm almost over the edge.  Still have a few things to consider.  I actually just got PM'd by a member, who lives in town, has an X3, and is willing to let me try it.  Just trying to nail down some details.

post #11847 of 13095

Hey guys has someone tried the Dunu DN 1000 whit the X3. How  they sound together?

I have it in mind to have something more portable than the srh840..:o

post #11848 of 13095
That combo sounds quite good. The DN-K is quite versatile, and the X3 certainly doesn't hold it back. It's a very enjoyable combo for classical, and handles rock rather well.
post #11849 of 13095
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Originally Posted by ZMan2k2 View Post
 

haha, no kidding.  I'm almost over the edge.  Still have a few things to consider.  I actually just got PM'd by a member, who lives in town, has an X3, and is willing to let me try it.  Just trying to nail down some details.

You are not going to regret, having such Audio Quality on a portable device, is priceless !!

post #11850 of 13095
I'll have mine tomorrow. Love Amazon, $4 for overnight shipping.
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