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post #1591 of 17129

yeah, it looks really neat and manageable, and the screen is a non-issue for me. let's hope it was set on low brightness :)

post #1592 of 17129

Wow, the screen is bigger than I expected. An inch less would be okay for me too.

post #1593 of 17129

I though some US distributors were getting some units this week.  Is that correct?

post #1594 of 17129

I believe that James chimed in a few pages ago and said "by July."

post #1595 of 17129

I did a very quick comparison of the two (headphone was my CIEMs JH10X3)

The X3 has a warmer and fuller sound, and has a bit more mid-bass.

The Clip Zip is thinner and brighter which makes details more apparent, but the details are also there from the X3.

 

Soundstaging is similar.

 

Gapless doesn't work. Upon reading the manual, it seems to me gapless is only supported if there's a cue sheet. I think we need JamesFiio to clarify.

 

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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

How does it compare with Clip+?

Can you do a quick video of the UI?

Thank you

post #1596 of 17129
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post

I did a very quick comparison of the two (headphone was my CIEMs JH10X3)

The X3 has a warmer and fuller sound, and has a bit more mid-bass.

The Clip Zip is thinner and brighter which makes details more apparent, but the details are also there from the X3.

 

Soundstaging is similar.

No surprise that Fiio X3 sounds better than Clip Zip.

 

I guess the more interesting question here: does X3 sound better than Colorfly C3 with & without C&C BH Portable Headphone AMP ?


Edited by cyberalpha11 - 6/11/13 at 3:26am
post #1597 of 17129
Will wait for gapless (or rockbox support, which ever happens first!). Cheers
post #1598 of 17129
Quote:
Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post

I did a very quick comparison of the two (headphone was my CIEMs JH10X3)

The X3 has a warmer and fuller sound, and has a bit more mid-bass.

The Clip Zip is thinner and brighter which makes details more apparent, but the details are also there from the X3.

 

Soundstaging is similar.

 

Gapless doesn't work. Upon reading the manual, it seems to me gapless is only supported if there's a cue sheet. I think we need JamesFiio to clarify.

 

This is all disappointing to read. It doesn't sound like the X3 is a large enough improvement over my Fuze to warrant the extra outlay, especially considering that I don't have anything the Fuze can't drive. Lack of gapless without a cue sheet pretty much clinches the deal.

post #1599 of 17129
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Originally Posted by tiohn View Post

This is all disappointing to read. It doesn't sound like the X3 is a large enough improvement over my Fuze to warrant the extra outlay, especially considering that I don't have anything the Fuze can't drive. Lack of gapless without a cue sheet pretty much clinches the deal.

Don't worry - the cogs of the hype machine will still be oiled by many. 'Tis the law of headfi.

post #1600 of 17129
Isn't the fuse at the same level as the clip zip? Or is it better?

I got the impression that the x3 was miles ahead of the clip zip and was better for more high end earphones. It's got the internals of an e17 hasn't it? Bit more upmarket than Sansa products?
Edited by Dumbleroar - 6/11/13 at 5:46am
post #1601 of 17129

My understanding is that they share the same internals.

post #1602 of 17129

I really like everything that I've seen and read about the x3. I find the features too compelling to pass on. If the x3 is able to power my hd650 to passable levels in a pinch when I won't to listen in the bedroom, then it will be a keeper for me. 

 

The fact that I can also use it as a source in my car via 3.5 cable is just a bonus in a long line of very nice specs. biggrin.gif

post #1603 of 17129

Okay, gapless playback not working worries me a bit. But maybe it was the files fault....that is possible, right?

post #1604 of 17129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dumbleroar View Post

Isn't the fuse at the same level as the clip zip? Or is it better?

I got the impression that the x3 was miles ahead of the clip zip and was better for more high end earphones. It's got the internals of an e17 hasn't it? Bit more upmarket than Sansa products?

Based on Pekingduck's description, it doesn't sound like the X3 will be worthwhile upgrade for me, as the description doesn't sound like a massive improvement. I had previously been pretty excited about the X3 with plans to pick it up as soon as it started shipping in the US, but until I get something more difficult to drive than the PSB M4U 1, I think the Fuze is more than adequate for my portable requirements. It drives the M4U very well, and I would put the SQ about 85% of my iBasso D7, which is perfectly acceptable for portable use. If I get the impression that the X3 is an improvement over the D7, I might change my mind, but I haven't read anything to indicate that the E17 is any better or worse than the D7.

post #1605 of 17129

On my Clip Zip (RB'd) and iPod, gapless works flawlessly with the same set of files.

 

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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

Okay, gapless playback not working worries me a bit. But maybe it was the files fault....that is possible, right?


Edited by pekingduck - 6/11/13 at 7:13am
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