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post #1726 of 17129

Hey guys,now i have another scenario,which would be better between ;

 

A.) Fiio X3 + JH16 Pro

B.) Fiio E17 + Sony Walkman + JH16 Pro

C.) Sony Walkman + JH16 Pro

 

Personally i think the X3 is good as an amp on the go,but it do not accept outside source. I was hoping i could use the X3 on the go and at home as well,but it is was it is...

The E17 on the other hand is the big brother of the X3 with the AMP/DAC feature,but its not a player so i need to couple it with my Walkman.

This Walkman + JH16 Pro has the best portability form factor for me,but i`m guessing it provide the least sound quality for my ciem. 

 

All i can do now is wait patiently for my iem to arrive so that i could go out and audition the E17 and the X3,so now guys i need you guys thoughts,opinions and guidance. Thank you!

post #1727 of 17129
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Originally Posted by jasonxff View Post

Hey guys,now i have another scenario,which would be better between ;

 

A.) Fiio X3 + JH16 Pro

B.) Fiio E17 + Sony Walkman + JH16 Pro

C.) Sony Walkman + JH16 Pro

 

Personally i think the X3 is good as an amp on the go,but it do not accept outside source. I was hoping i could use the X3 on the go and at home as well,but it is was it is...

The E17 on the other hand is the big brother of the X3 with the AMP/DAC feature,but its not a player so i need to couple it with my Walkman.

This Walkman + JH16 Pro has the best portability form factor for me,but i`m guessing it provide the least sound quality for my ciem. 

 

All i can do now is wait patiently for my iem to arrive so that i could go out and audition the E17 and the X3,so now guys i need you guys thoughts,opinions and guidance. Thank you!


The jh16's are a little warm, and I heard the x3 is also a little warm.  It might be a bad combination.  Unless only the x3 amp is warm, you can line out to a colder amp.  Maybe you can eq a bit of brightness into it though. 

post #1728 of 17129
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Originally Posted by jasonxff View Post

Hey guys,now i have another scenario,which would be better between ;

 

A.) Fiio X3 + JH16 Pro

B.) Fiio E17 + Sony Walkman + JH16 Pro

C.) Sony Walkman + JH16 Pro

 

Personally i think the X3 is good as an amp on the go,but it do not accept outside source. I was hoping i could use the X3 on the go and at home as well,but it is was it is...

The E17 on the other hand is the big brother of the X3 with the AMP/DAC feature,but its not a player so i need to couple it with my Walkman.

This Walkman + JH16 Pro has the best portability form factor for me,but i`m guessing it provide the least sound quality for my ciem. 

 

All i can do now is wait patiently for my iem to arrive so that i could go out and audition the E17 and the X3,so now guys i need you guys thoughts,opinions and guidance. Thank you!

Which Walkman do you have?  I've been quite pleased with my F807 & Z1070.  Unless you need the ability to play hi-rez file, these top of the lines Sony have a really good headphones output.  The F807 that I have + JH13pro is only slight drop in quality from the DX100 playing MP3s or lossless redbook files.

post #1729 of 17129

if i were to use an external amplifier with the x3, will the x3 still have crappy battery life? 

post #1730 of 17129
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Originally Posted by serious7 View Post

if i were to use an external amplifier with the x3, will the x3 still have crappy battery life? 

 

the battery life of X3 in LO/DIGITAL OUT mode is about 20 hours. 

post #1731 of 17129
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

the battery life of X3 in LO/DIGITAL OUT mode is about 20 hours. 
OMG!!! That's fantastic. Has the mp3 playback time increased with the latest firmware update?
post #1732 of 17129
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

 

the battery life of X3 in LO/DIGITAL OUT mode is about 20 hours. 

That's great b/c I plan to use mine as a transport.  When will the X3 officially landed in the U.S. soil?

post #1733 of 17129
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

First batch, only few will be sold in China ( about 100pcs ) to test the market. we plan to ship out the X3 to our agents in China on 24th.

 

The second batch, 1,000pcs for China market, 1,000pcs for few regions ( not decided yet, but should includes Taiwang and Hong Kong ). ETA: 5th, June

 

The Third batch, >5,000pcs for the whole world. ETA, 5th, July.

 

Is all we know right now I guess?

post #1734 of 17129
The amp is not used so battery life would see substantial improvement.
post #1735 of 17129

Well...the DX50 may get release in July as well, according to info from DX50 thread.

post #1736 of 17129
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Originally Posted by purk View Post

Well...the DX50 may get release in July as well, according to info from DX50 thread.

Well release and shipping and then availbility is a bit different to different manufacturers.

post #1737 of 17129
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

First batch, only few will be sold in China ( about 100pcs ) to test the market. we plan to ship out the X3 to our agents in China on 24th.

 

The second batch, 1,000pcs for China market, 1,000pcs for few regions ( not decided yet, but should includes Taiwang and Hong Kong ). ETA: 5th, June

 

The Third batch, >5,000pcs for the whole world. ETA, 5th, July.

 

Is all we know right now I guess?

 

It seems like they're running late. I'm in the second batch, and the distributor hasn't received anything yet, as of a couple days ago.

post #1738 of 17129
Any idea on a firm price for the DX50?
post #1739 of 17129

The only question that i have is how does the X3 fair against the Colorfly C3...

I had a spur of a silly moment to actually make a deposit for the X3 before waiting for review comparisons... and i might get the X3 end of next week to get a better idea.

If the X3 is comparable to the HM-602, then based on general reviews, the C3 should be on par with the X3 in terms of SQ? Just that X3 is more towards a warmer signature while C3 is towards clean clarity, details..

While the X3 > C3 in other aspects such as UI, compatability, functionality... If the C3 is on equal terms with the SQ and soundstage i'll most likely sell the X3 off since i prefer a signature towards the clean, clarity and detailed type.

post #1740 of 17129
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post

The only question that i have is how does the X3 fair against the Colorfly C3...

I had a spur of a silly moment to actually make a deposit for the X3 before waiting for review comparisons... and i might get the X3 end of next week to get a better idea.

If the X3 is comparable to the HM-602, then based on general reviews, the C3 should be on par with the X3 in terms of SQ? Just that X3 is more towards a warmer signature while C3 is towards clean clarity, details..

While the X3 > C3 in other aspects such as UI, compatability, functionality... If the C3 is on equal terms with the SQ and soundstage i'll most likely sell the X3 off since i prefer a signature towards the clean, clarity and detailed type.

 

I was interested in the C3 as well, but way too many limitations in the functionality for me to live with. Anyway, I also am hoping that the X3's SQ is on par with the C3's.

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