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Moving on...

 

 

Anyone else noticed how quiet James is at the moment?

 

Methinks he is working  flat-out, getting the X3 finalised for release! biggrin.gif

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Very tempting to get it from eBay... but seeing as once it hits Micca Store, shipping will be 3-4 days tops.. looks like thats the estimation if we were to order now from HK

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Hey, there's no need to be nasty to me.

 

Not trying to be nasty. If it sounds that way to you, I apologize. I guess trying to keep answering questions over a hundred pages can make me sounds nasty to some, so time to retire for good and enjoy the music etysmile.gif

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Not trying to be nasty. If it sounds that way to you, I apologize. I guess trying to keep answering questions over a hundred pages can make me sounds nasty to some, so time to retire for good and enjoy the music etysmile.gif

 

I didn't feel you were being nasty when I read the post. I guess others did though. However, I could feel the frustration. No doubt that is from the countless questions that could have been answered by simply reading the first page of the thread or the spec page. 

 

The burden of question answering has kind of fallen on you as a result of your having had the X3 to test. Thank you for your patience and SOOOO many questions you have already answered. I think we can let this one slide. beerchug.gif

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Does anyone here knows how can i connect the x3 to jh3a digitally? And can you kindly explain to me how the connection works? Where can i buy such cable? 3-4 inch would be the best length as i am going portable... Thank you!

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So I've been looking around, and the Fiio x3 looks mighty impressive.  I'm deciding between this paired up with the jds C5 amp, or the Algorhythm solo R + c5 + nano. 

 

One thing that confuses me, is that the Algorhythm solo R DAC can only play 16 bit, but gets tons of great reviews... while the upcoming Fiio x3 is 24 bit yet being compared to the lesser DACs deemed inferior to the Algorhythm solo R.

 

Anyway I was wondering if you could increase the battery life of the x3 by using the line out to another amp since theoretically it should disable the x3 amp chip.  So maybe 10 hours would = 12-14 hours if paired with an external amp?


Edited by chengsta - 6/8/13 at 11:18pm
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I think in general DAPs don't work like that.

Line out in DAPs is just bypassing the DAC output and not disabling amp circuitory.  It may disable volume control on the DAP side but I believe headphone out is still working (atleast for my 5G it's like that)

 

You don't really get longer battery life by using line out or digital out on iPods and iPhones.  Although I don't know how the X3 is, unless it totally switches and disables headphone out you can't really expect battery life increase.

 

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Originally Posted by chengsta View Post

 

So I've been looking around, and the Fiio x3 looks mighty impressive.  I'm deciding between this paired up with the jds C5 amp, or the Algorhythm solo R + c5 + nano. 

 

One thing that confuses me, is that the Algorhythm solo R DAC can only play 16 bit, but gets tons of great reviews... while the upcoming Fiio x3 is 24 bit yet being compared to the lesser DACs deemed inferior to the Algorhythm solo R.

 

Anyway I was wondering if you could increase the battery life of the x3 by using the line out to another amp since theoretically it should disable the x3 amp chip.  So maybe 10 hours would = 12-14 hours if paired with an external amp?


Edited by zenki14 - 6/8/13 at 11:53pm
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Originally Posted by zenki14 View Post

I think in general DAPs don't work like that.
Line out in DAPs is just bypassing the DAC output and not disabling amp circuitory.  It may disable volume control on the DAP side but I believe headphone out is still working (atleast for my 5G it's like that)

You don't really get longer battery life by using line out or digital out on iPods and iPhones.
You're right in the case of idevices such as iPod, iPad..etc.
However, I believe X3 has a true LO. In another word, the digital signal from X3 is without amplification.
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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

You're right in the case of idevices such as iPod, iPad..etc.
However, I believe X3 has a true LO. In another word, the digital signal from X3 is without amplification.
Yes, like the DX100 one.
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Originally Posted by jasonxff View Post

Does anyone here knows how can i connect the x3 to jh3a digitally? And can you kindly explain to me how the connection works? Where can i buy such cable? 3-4 inch would be the best length as i am going portable... Thank you!

 

I looked at JH's website and I can't see what digital inputs it has. If the JH3A DSP-amp uses a coaxial SPDIF input you can use it.

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Does the X3 suitable with sensitive CIEMs like the JH16 Pro? I mean will there be hiss or noise?

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Does the X3 suitable with sensitive CIEMs like the JH16 Pro? I mean will there be hiss or noise?

On the review it says that there is only minimal hiss. 

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Does the X3 suitable with sensitive CIEMs like the JH16 Pro? I mean will there be hiss or noise?

 

That's hard to say, it depends as much on the particular IEM as much as the amp/player.

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

 A reasonable way to handle such a confounding situation:

 

  1. Test it.
  2. Decide if you like it.
  3. If yes, buy it and enjoy.
  4. If no, don't buy it, and get on with your life. Find another DAP that you like. Don't cry to the world about not liking it - nobody cares.

 

It's almost exactly like dating.

 

Then that means it has the potential to go HORRIBLY WRONG!  eek.gif


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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

 

.... However, I could feel the frustration. No doubt that is from the countless questions that could have been answered by simply reading the first page of the thread or the spec page. 

 

The burden of question answering has kind of fallen on you as a result of your having had the X3 to test. Thank you for your patience and SOOOO many questions you have already answered. I think we can let this one slide. beerchug.gif

 

Fair point.

 

Anyway, no hard feelings.

 

Forwards we go...

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