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Originally Posted by ZMan2k2 View Post
 

Well, after extensive testing over the last couple days, I'm here to say that my X3 has been rendered secondary in my collection.  The Sony Xperia Z3Compact that I purchased, using the Walkman app of all things, does exactly what I want it to, and I just like the sound it produces.  Sure, it may not get as loud as the X3, but the bass is satisfying, and the treble works with my MEElectric M-Duo's quite nicely.  I'm happy with my new purchase, and am letting go of the X3.  It's in the classifieds if anyone is interested.  

 

On a pleasant note, I must say that this group of individuals has answered a lot of questions for me regarding the use of the X3 in the time I've had it.  You've been courteous, and downright the most helpful group of people I've had the pleasure of interacting with.  Thanks for all your help, and best of luck in the future.

 

I have an Xperia E1, it was a little experiment, a cheap purchase to experience the Sony sound (and Clear Bass etc). I rooted my E1 and changed the volume in the mixer_paths file, set them to maximum, now the E1 is PLENTY loud. If yer happy with the sound quality but are lacking in volume, might i suggest the same and seek out a good root for the Z3compact?

 

 

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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post

Good points on the Shozy Alien @Bruce Banner. I've read others who have much the same opinion. Gives me something to consider...

 

Well... I'm hearing people all the time on Shozy forum putting their X3's and X5's to the Classified section. Now i don't own a Fiio X3 or X5 (I do own Fiio products tho), no hate here, only you can decide whether or not you really need that screen on the go or not, in the end they are different products. But I have yet to hear of ONE owner of a X3 or X5 who also has an Alien to actually say the X's are better than the Shozy...
If actually hearing your music to the best of it's ability is your first priority... I doubt you can do better than a Shozy (especially when you consider its price point!).

I have learned to use Winamp as my 'screen' for the Alien, choose what I want that morning and load it all up, then i just hit play... with the occasional skip of a song here or there. Done. Audio bliss...

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Originally Posted by BruceBanner View Post
 

On a serious note, I was someone who used a screened device before moving to the Shozy, so i do recognise the issue of screenless. However I believe the success (ie happiness derived from the player) lies with how you choose to handle portable music on the go.

I'm not carrying 64-128gb worth of music on me at all times, I instead have to choose in the morning what tickles my fancy for that day, and then load up the sd card. So far I haven't really went past 250 files on the device, in a shuffled nature, and tbh I'm happy as larry doing that. Others drag entire albums on etc, whatever. But at the end of the day I'm no longer questioning whether I can attain better sound than this, I know and feel as tho what i'm hearing is the pinnacle of 'on the go' audio. Audio pleasure 100%, can you say the same? Does anything else really matter?

Besides, when u get screened DAPs they don't solve every problem. More bugs, more gripes, more frustration, no screened DAP is perfect either. It's been a fascinating revelation to go screenless, i feel free!!

 

I personally have no idea which songs I'll want to hear at 4pm when I leave the house at 8 am. I need to have 128GB and browsability personally.

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Originally Posted by Stuff Jones View Post
 

 

I personally have no idea which songs I'll want to hear at 4pm when I leave the house at 8 am. I need to have 128GB and browsability personally.

 

Yep... so those times it is pretty important to have a screen. Like i said it depends on the user. Most mornings I leave the house early and will be listening to music for the next 4-6hrs till midday, i'll know first thing in the morning what kinda mood im in and what i want to hear that morning. It takes 5mins to setup and I busy myself around the house till its done. Then i'm off. But for folk like yerself who are maybe away from computer or what not, commuting home, fancy listening to this or that but it's gonna be too hard a chore to find it... then yeh... this is not that kinda device.

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I listened to my X3 with my new E17k via coaxial and it sounds very impressive. Ive been to busy to sit and just listen to it and I have to say I like it a lot.
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Originally Posted by howdy View Post

I listened to my X3 with my new E17k via coaxial and it sounds very impressive. Ive been to busy to sit and just listen to it and I have to say I like it a lot.

Listen to mine in the automobile via the line-out and sounds impressive too, better than Headphones out

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Will this 256gb card (or any 256 card) work in an X3?

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Elite-Performance-256GB-Speed/dp/B00FF90EZM/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t

 

(im noob, they wont let make a direct link)

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Originally Posted by ExpensiveToys View Post
 

Will this 256gb card (or any 256 card) work in an X3?

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Elite-Performance-256GB-Speed/dp/B00FF90EZM/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t

 

(im noob, they wont let make a direct link)

that's a huge SD card not a microSD :biggrin:, most likely you'll need an adapter from SD to microSD but as for capacity goes really don't know if the current FW would support it, when i got my 128GB micro didn't work with FW below 3.0

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Odd, my 128 GB micro worked just fine with early versions before 3.0. 

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Originally Posted by aangen View Post
 

Odd, my 128 GB micro worked just fine with early versions before 3.0. 


which brand? mine is SanDisk, the first gen that has max 40 MB/s (there's a newer one that has 48 MB/s)

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I understood JamesFiio he said that the X3 had finally removed the 5,800 file limit? or i'm wrong, because i loaded FW 3.3 and when i plugged my 128GB card still showed only 5,800, the card having like 7,000, not a major problem for me, i ignored it

 

but i am eyeing fiio amps, but i don't know which is neutral, they have many models LOL


Edited by gerelmx1986 - Today at 4:02 pm
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I had have the same version and it continues to work well. I also have the 5800 limit gone on my X5, I don't care about it on my X3 enough to check.

(My X3 does not have more than 5800 files on it, nor is it likely to anytime soon.)

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playing the fiio via LO extends it's battery to 16 horus, but why?, if it's supposed Line-out is well d'oh line-evel like 2v or closer to it, so volume is pumped at max, so by logic more volume, more power draw so less battery.

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