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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

James as a female name? First I heard it honestly. I don't think James is an unisex name but of course if you say there have been I am not going to deny it.

redface.gif Same I have too

Until I looked into it

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071030113512AAGn4Hj (the answer)

http://www.wikihow.com/Deal-with-Having-a-Boy's-Name-when-You're-a-Girl

post #2087 of 17128

Bug !


Edited by Silverprout - 6/24/13 at 1:07pm
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

James as a female name? First I heard it honestly. I don't think James is an unisex name but of course if you say there have been I am not going to deny it.

 

It is from the X5 thread of this forum...biggrin.gif

 

post #2089 of 17128
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

Been listening to the X3 for the last few hours, I do like what I hear.

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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

James as a female name? First I heard it honestly. I don't think James is an unisex name but of course if you say there have been I am not going to deny it.
http://www.fashionmodeldirectory.com/models/James_King/
post #2091 of 17128
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James is a HOTTIE!!! wink.gif
post #2092 of 17128
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OK, James (Fiio) if you don't get the X5 ready by the end of this year, we'll settle for you having the above James run through the streets in her birthday suit! 

 

 

(Oh, and remember: "pics or it didn't happen!!'' wink_face.gif )

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I like your idea better,...
post #2094 of 17128
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For a sec there I expected to see Lebron James

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Originally Posted by Emospence View Post

For a sec there I expected to see Lebron James

Lebron is the biggest Fake King, sorry but true.

post #2096 of 17128

Got the X3 in today. So far, no complaints about the sound. It's smooth and enjoyable. The EQ works well. Very slightly darker than the E17, IIRC, but take that with a grain of salt, as I haven't heard the E17 in months. People should have zero problems with the SQ, honestly, and especially at this price point. I'd say the AK100 is ever so slightly more delicate and refined-sounding (all things being equal, and OI not being a significant factor, with an 150 ohm earphone), but that's it. Definitely not a $400 price gap.

 

I'm very picky about UI and interface, though, so I have a few things to address:

  • The menu system, while not horrid, is not idiot-proof. Consumer level products like <$300 DAPs should have idiot-proof UIs. I realize that we "shouldn't" expect amazing UIs considering all this quality hardware put inside, but if anything, the X3 should be the platform by which FiiO hones its UI, as it is the player that has the mainstream (non-head-fi) appeal, over something like the X5, which would be pricier and have limited appeal restricted to enthusiasts.
  1. The way the UI advances deeper into a menu is kind of clunky, and it's not consistent across each selection item.
  2. The choices of background don't lend themselves well to readability. There should be a plain black option to contrast with the white text.
  3. The button layout, while it looks fine in pictures, doesn't lend itself to speedy use in real life. I can't navigate through menus quickly using one hand. Often, I have to use both hands, which is not ideal. I would've liked to see external volume buttons and a floating window for volume level indication.
  • Text has no anti-aliasing or subpixel rendering, which should be easily implementable considering the core dedicated to graphics processing. Basically, the text doesn't look great, and it starts with the ugly-ish typeface chosen for the interface. The screen doesn't have great resolution, but that doesn't mean the text can't look good.
  • Even with FW 1.0, I've already had a few system hangups. It went on strike and refused to play music a few times. This is with the internal memory (didn't grab an SD card yet).

 

If it were up to me, for the second generation, I'd up the price of the X3 to $299 or so and use the hike in MSRP to greatly improve the UI and incrementally improve the build quality (which is not bad, but can be better). The hardware is fine. It really needs no changes.

 

(Sorry for the crap cellphone pictures. Didn't have my DSLR handy.)

 

 

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One of the hang ups I noticed is that when you power off the X3 and unplug your phones, then plugging it back in and powering on your X3 the last play song will hang. Even if you press play or fwd/rwd it won't work unless you unplug and replug your phones again. I hope new firmware fixes this.
post #2098 of 17128
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

 

 

Better? rolleyes.gif

 

I can't say I agree with the UI remarks above, but my firmware is a newer version. Sure it could be better but I find it very clear and I can easily "work it" with one hand. After half an hour of use all was very clear to me about the menus

 

@Levanter, I'll try that in a bit.


Edited by Ultrainferno - 6/24/13 at 11:57pm
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

 

 

Better? rolleyes.gif

 

I can't say I agree with the UI remarks above, but my firmware is a newer version. Sure it could be better but I find it very clear and I can easily "work it" with one hand. After half an hour of use all was very clear to me about the menus

 

@Levanter, I'll try that in a bit.

 

you should took a photo of now playing, OK, I must admitted that I will never take a clear photo in my life, as someone said, it depended on your brain but not what DSLR you have. too bad!  

post #2100 of 17128

What's the latest firmware and where can I get it from?

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