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post #1921 of 17162

How do you update the firmware, were is it? 

post #1922 of 17162
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

How do you update the firmware, were is it? 

 

this is a beta version for X3s which will send to our reviewers ( what hifi, audiophile, CNET, sound&vision, heafonia, headfonics, headphonereviesHQ ), so it is not a formal released version, 

 

but we plan to release it with the new batch of X3 in July.

post #1923 of 17162
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

 

this is a beta version for X3s which will send to our reviewers ( what hifi, audiophile, CNET, sound&vision, heafonia, headfonics, headphonereviesHQ ), so it is not a formal released version, 

 

but we plan to release it with the new batch of X3 in July.

So how do you update the firmware when it becomes available?

post #1924 of 17162

I would think that you'd just run a .exe while the x3 is connected to the PC.

post #1925 of 17162

How to upgrade the firmware on your X3

1. Copy "x3.fw" to the root direcotry of your TF card

2. Turn off the X3

3. Turn on the X3 by holding "Menu" and "On/Off" switches simultaneously

4. Now firmware will be updated automatically

 

Note:

- Use a blank FAT32-formatted TF card, preferrably with capacity less than or equal to 32GB

- Make sure your X3 is fully charged

- Don't operate your X3 during update

- If update fails, hold "On/Off" switch for 10 seconds to revert to the old firmware and go back to step 1. Update your media library afterwards.

 

(Translated from the manual...I haven't done any firmware update yet!)

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

So how do you update the firmware when it becomes available?


Edited by pekingduck - 6/20/13 at 7:18am
post #1926 of 17162
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

this is a beta version for X3s which will send to our reviewers ( what hifi, audiophile, CNET, sound&vision, heafonia, headfonics, headphonereviesHQ ), so it is not a formal released version, 

but we plan to release it with the new batch of X3 in July.

Is there any hardware/wiring/tuning or any differences at all for the new batch of X3 compared to the ones already released to us?
post #1927 of 17162
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post #1928 of 17162
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post

1. Copy "x3.fw" to the root direcotry of your TF card
2. Turn off the X3
3. Turn on the X3 by holding "Menu" and "On/Off" switches simultaneously
4. Now firmware will be updated automatically

(Translated from the manual, I haven't done any firmware update yet!)

I heard (from an owner in this thread) that a BLANK FAT32 microSD/TF card should be used for updating firmware. Otherwise the above instruction seems acurate.
post #1929 of 17162

Thanks for the reminder. I actually missed out one section of the manual... I've edited the original post.

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I heard (from an owner in this thread) that a BLANK FAT32 microSD/TF card should be used for updating firmware. Otherwise the above instruction seems acurate.
post #1930 of 17162
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

I got both coming, that is a wife and an X3 arriving shortly,.

Will keep you posted for further results.

According to some head-fiers that the sound quality in X3 is quite on par with AK100 except the sound stage & separation are slightly fall short.

 

In this case, can you bypass the internal Amp in X3 by LINE OUT to  the ext. amp that you have? To check if the sound stage & separation can be further improved.

post #1931 of 17162
I will be hooking up an iBasso DB2/PB2 and report back.

Personally the price of the AK100 is the reason I didn't go for it. Find it hard to believe that it really is that good.
post #1932 of 17162

How many headfiers have actually listened to the X3 and ...would it be possible to post some kind of list that shows, according to the users, what are the pros and cons, or better strong and weak points of this dap?

Maybe someone can prepare such a list (ie: ui, soundstage, treble/medium/bass quality and so on) and those who have the X3 or had the chance to listen to it can fill it in according to their impressions?

post #1933 of 17162
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

 

thanks, we will constantly updating the firmware till we feel it is good enough and can meet the most requirement from end users.. 

Hi James (Fiio),

May I know if the sound stage & separation in X3 can be further improved by bypassing its internal amp and LO to E12 or others Fiio Amp that you can suggest to us?

Please advise.

post #1934 of 17162
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Originally Posted by bartsimpson6994 View Post

Just because you pay more for the AK100 than the Fiio X3 does not mean that the AK100 is better - They both have the same DAC8740 so the  sound and soundstage appear to be the same. Bass levels also match like for like. The AK 100 does have Bluetooth ( not sure why as you loose to much sound quality in BT headsets.

 

I think that Fiio  have almost done what Apple have done created a great product and put it in the reach of most peoples pockets .

 

I have  to question  why has Astell & Kern now launched the AK120 with dual DAC within months of the launch of the AK100 but with twice the price tag ?

 

My AK100 will be on Ebay this weekend.

 

I did a blind Flac test wear with my eyes closed and my wife put the earphones in my ears so I could not tell which one I was listening to and the best performing DAP was the Fiio X3

Blind tests will get you banned around here, but nice move. Throw a sansa clip + in the comparison as well. All three are designed to be audibly transparent and measure as being thus. If anything AK100 should sound weird with certain IEMs due to its ridiculously high output impedance.

post #1935 of 17162
Will they be for sale on amazon, if yes when. I will not buy one off ebay.
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