Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › The Fiio X3 Thread.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Fiio X3 Thread. - Page 110

post #1636 of 11913

Could ClieOS or pekingduck maybe try installing one of the earlier firmware versions to see if the problem occurs in all previous firmware versions? 

I would love an update from James on this issue.

post #1637 of 11913
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonxff View Post

Hey guys,can someone please tell me which connector does the X3 needs for its coaxial output? Its confirmed to be a 3.5mm TRRS plug right? Not the 3.5mm mono plug? I wanna make sure as i trying to figure out the right connection i need for the Fiio X3 + JH3A/JH16 Pro combo for possible custom cable built request,thanks guys.

This is the adapter that comes with the X3. Doesn't look like a TRRS to me though I am not sure.

 

post #1638 of 11913
Quote:
Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post

This is the adapter that comes with the X3. Doesn't look like a TRRS to me though I am not sure.

 

3.5mm goes into X3. Not TRRS. TRS/TRRS is analog input/output. 3.5mm does not automatically mean it is a TRS/TRRS connector for anyone wondering here. The term has just been used so often to mean a 3.5mm TRRS connector that its hard to seperate the two.

 

So yeah. 3.5mm goes into X3(FiiO does this on E17 and X3 to save internal space probably if not definately) And out comes the Digital Coaxial plug for you to plug an interconnect Digitial Coaxial cable into from the looks of it


Edited by bowei006 - 6/12/13 at 4:58pm
post #1639 of 11913

James,

Can you chime in please and clear up the matter of gapless playback?

post #1640 of 11913

i dont get whats so important about gapless playback.... can someone explain?

post #1641 of 11913
Quote:
Originally Posted by sashua View Post

James,

Can you chime in please and clear up the matter of gapless playback?

 

 

about the gapless,

 

1, set the gapless to " on " in the playback settings menu.

 

2, refresh the music lib first

 

3, choose the album play.

 

if the sound track has the sequential sound track it should work, we will test more format to see whether there are some limited for lossless and cue files. 

post #1642 of 11913

James, I have a question about the X3's gapless playback. 

 

Does the X3 require you to use a cue sheet in order for gapless playback to work for FLAC or mp3? 

 

I do not EVER use cue sheets, so this is very important to me. 

post #1643 of 11913
Quote:
Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

3.5mm goes into X3. Not TRRS. TRS/TRRS is analog input/output. 3.5mm does not automatically mean it is a TRS/TRRS connector for anyone wondering here. The term has just been used so often to mean a 3.5mm TRRS connector that its hard to seperate the two.

So yeah. 3.5mm goes into X3(FiiO does this on E17 and X3 to save internal space probably if not definately) And out comes the Digital Coaxial plug for you to plug an interconnect Digitial Coaxial cable into from the looks of it

so the signal out from the x3 after this adapter plugged in is digital or analog?
post #1644 of 11913

So far has anyone done the critical listening to compare the sound quality between X3 and AK100?

post #1645 of 11913
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonxff View Post


so the signal out from the x3 after this adapter plugged in is digital or analog?

 

It's digital even before it goes into that adapter - it has a dedicated Coaxial port, unlike the combo earphone analog+SPDIF optical on laptops. It's just that, for a mobile device, it uses a mini-jack instead of the single RCA jack for coaxial. They included the adapter so anyone can just hook it up to their home systems straight away; anyone who would use this, for example, strapped to a portable DAC-Amp would probably go ahead and have a coaxial cable fabricated with a 3.5mm on one and and an RCA on the other to minimize the bulk. Then again, I can imagine this to be rare - the X3 is essentially the E17, so I can't imagine the gains to hooking it up to an Ibasso D12 for example would be worth hauling both of them strapped together as opposed to a battery recharging pack elsewhere (another pocket in the pants, jacket, bag, etc).

post #1646 of 11913
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

 

 

about the gapless,

 

1, set the gapless to " on " in the playback settings menu.

 

2, refresh the music lib first

 

3, choose the album play.

 

if the sound track has the sequential sound track it should work, we will test more format to see whether there are some limited for lossless and cue files. 


Ah, that's why gapless doesn't work for me before as I always play music via the file browser and not by album play. I just got The Beetle - Abbey Road and tested gapless again  - it works when play via category>album, but not file browser. Hopefully gapless can be implemented into file browser playback in the future as well.

post #1647 of 11913
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post


Ah, that's why gapless doesn't work for me before as I always play music via the file browser and not by album play. I just got The Beetle - Abbey Road and tested gapless again  - it works when play via category>album, but not file browser. Hopefully gapless can be implemented into file browser playback in the future as well.

Glad this has been cleared up.

post #1648 of 11913
Well
Quote:
Originally Posted by serious7 View Post

i dont get whats so important about gapless playback.... can someone explain?

Gapless albums sound like one long track without any gaps. If each track stops and then another one starts then there it's not going to sound right is it. Won't flow as it should.
post #1649 of 11913
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post


Ah, that's why gapless doesn't work for me before as I always play music via the file browser and not by album play. I just got The Beetle - Abbey Road and tested gapless again  - it works when play via category>album, but not file browser. Hopefully gapless can be implemented into file browser playback in the future as well.

 

This sounds like it would drive me crazy.  I always play my music using the file browser. 

 

James - Can gapless playback be implemented for file browser playback in a firmware upgrade? 

post #1650 of 11913
Quote:
Originally Posted by jj69 View Post

 

This sounds like it would drive me crazy.  I always play my music using the file browser. 

 

James - Can gapless playback be implemented for file browser playback in a firmware upgrade? 

Most probably, yes. If I know James and FiiO, asap they will fix it.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › The Fiio X3 Thread.