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post #2431 of 12356
James,

The other major problem with the FiiO website is that it breaks an important fundamental principle of web design: DO NOT make all the text part of big images with the graphics. It's why surfing the FiiO website can be extremely slow, especially for those of us in the in other countries with higher pings. It has to be eating more bandwidth that way because of the large images, which can potentially cost FiiO more money for the hosting service, and the slowness can discourage people from looking through the site and learning more about the products.

And then the text is unreadable unless one is sighted. That means anyone with a visual impairment can't read the text on the page with a screenreader. They don't benefit at all from any of the marketing text and product specification material available.

But more importantly, this means search engines cannot index the content. Because almost all the text on the website is stored in images, all of that content is invisible to search engines, and the way the pages are encoded, it is doubtful that a search engine can even tell what the main product of the page is. The lack of readable content can potentially have a huge impact on search engine results in all kinds of ways. For instance, if you search for "headphone amp" on Google, FiiO's website and FiiO products do not come up in the first 50 or so results (I stopped looking after that). Yet much less popular headphone amp companies do.

So yeah. It may look very nice, but it seems more like it's designed by someone with graphic design training and probably computer coding (I'm betting it might be a custom designed CMS) than a well-experienced web design professional. Good web designers stopped doing this in website design years ago because of the costly impact it can have on a company's business in terms of lost sales. It just seems like the web design company that built this for you knows absolutely nothing about search engine optimization. Even the HTML title tags on the product pages don't have the product name in them.
post #2432 of 12356

biggrin.gif They really have a problem to design good UIs biggrin.gif

 

deadhorse.gif

 

 

Quote:

Could we have a black and white theme ?

We don't care about the poor quality of the LCD. (the black is probaly dark blue...biggrin.gif)

Just want the maximum contrast please.

 

 


Edited by Silverprout - 7/1/13 at 9:50am
post #2433 of 12356
Quote:
Originally Posted by wiser87 View Post

James, tell FW1.1 is available for download today?

i would like to 2nd that , will firmware be on the site today?

post #2434 of 12356
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

about the new firmware, we will release it on tomorrow and the firmware is fw1.2EN which means it will be english UI when you update the firmware,

 

so sorry because it take time to translate all the updating content to English. 

yes thank you too!

post #2435 of 12356
Do any of you read the posts prior to this? I really don't think so,...
post #2436 of 12356
Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

James,

The other major problem with the FiiO website is that it breaks an important fundamental principle of web design: DO NOT make all the text part of big images with the graphics. It's why surfing the FiiO website can be extremely slow, especially for those of us in the in other countries with higher pings. It has to be eating more bandwidth that way because of the large images, which can potentially cost FiiO more money for the hosting service, and the slowness can discourage people from looking through the site and learning more about the products.

And then the text is unreadable unless one is sighted. That means anyone with a visual impairment can't read the text on the page with a screenreader. They don't benefit at all from any of the marketing text and product specification material available.

But more importantly, this means search engines cannot index the content. Because almost all the text on the website is stored in images, all of that content is invisible to search engines, and the way the pages are encoded, it is doubtful that a search engine can even tell what the main product of the page is. The lack of readable content can potentially have a huge impact on search engine results in all kinds of ways. For instance, if you search for "headphone amp" on Google, FiiO's website and FiiO products do not come up in the first 50 or so results (I stopped looking after that). Yet much less popular headphone amp companies do.

So yeah. It may look very nice, but it seems more like it's designed by someone with graphic design training and probably computer coding (I'm betting it might be a custom designed CMS) than a well-experienced web design professional. Good web designers stopped doing this in website design years ago because of the costly impact it can have on a company's business in terms of lost sales. It just seems like the web design company that built this for you knows absolutely nothing about search engine optimization. Even the HTML title tags on the product pages don't have the product name in them.

 

 

1. FiiO is not a web design company. 2. There's substantially more to SEO than what you just stated. 3. You don't buy Fiio products directly on the site.

 

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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post
It has to be eating more bandwidth that way because of the large images, which can potentially cost FiiO more money for the hosting service, and the slowness can discourage people from looking through the site and learning more about the products.

 

 

Maybe FiiO is not using a CDN. However, accessing the site from Canada (which is really far from China), it's not really as slow as you are complaining about. Moreover, hosting images is not a substantial issue in terms of cost. I hope you know what a CDN is. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_delivery_network


Edited by serious7 - 7/1/13 at 1:01pm
post #2437 of 12356
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Originally Posted by simonthepieman View Post

yes thank you too!

Hello james 

 

Took me 3 times to get the file to down load but all sorted and now can search by artist etc

 

Using my new B&W P3's working superb as i type , listening to Damian Rice live in a church, track is called "Delicate"

powerful and atmospheric . Bass and Treble Flat 

Great vocals , now on "blowers Daughter " here comes the bass , the cello , nice and warm but with a sweet detail,

all this simple rig is getting better, P3's new so not run in yet , and X3 , doing a great job.

 

All very pleased , simon

 

FW 1.20 EN in the house

post #2438 of 12356
If someone wants to create a torrent for the firmware I have three seedboxs with 1GBps drops I can throw it up on one of them
post #2439 of 12356
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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

If someone wants to create a torrent for the firmware I have three seedboxs with 1GBps drops I can throw it up on one of them

Why is there a need for it? It's a Firmware file that can be hosted on mediafire etc?

 

Plus its quite a small file. About the size of a FLAC song. 

post #2440 of 12356
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Why is there a need for it? It's a Firmware file that can be hosted on mediafire etc?

 

Plus its quite a small file. About the size of a FLAC song. 


just a thought lol everyone seems to be having trouble downloading it

post #2441 of 12356
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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post


just a thought lol everyone seems to be having trouble downloading it

I recommend reuploading to mediafire.

 

As far as I know, there is no cap to how much downloads it can do. However a free account does have a limit to how long it can be up for so this is a short term thing.

 

But thanks :) Not sure everyone with an X3 knows how to work a torrent anyway. 

post #2442 of 12356
Quote:
Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I recommend reuploading to mediafire.

 

As far as I know, there is no cap to how much downloads it can do. However a free account does have a limit to how long it can be up for so this is a short term thing.

 

But thanks :) Not sure everyone with an X3 knows how to work a torrent anyway. 


good point! lol

post #2443 of 12356
post #2444 of 12356

One of the biggest Korean portable audio gear community posted brief X3 measurement data using dScope III.

 

http://www.cdpkorea.com/zboard4/zboard.php?id=cool_review&no=353 (mostly graphs, so language won't be a problem)

 

It does not outperform IRIVER's AK series, but still shows an outstanding performance for its price range.

 

Summary:

Frequency Response (20Hz~20kHz): -0.25 ~ 0.03 dBr

SNR: 106.5085 dBr

THD+N: 0.00192%

IMD SMPTE-DIN: 0.00056%

Stereo Crosstalk: 99.862 dBr

Maximum Output (1kHz, 0dBFS): 1.487 Vrms

Output Impedance: 0.12 Ohm


Edited by Nabulas - 7/1/13 at 4:51pm
post #2445 of 12356
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nabulas View Post

One of the biggest Korean portable audio gear community posted brief X3 measurement data using dScope III.

 

http://www.cdpkorea.com/zboard4/zboard.php?id=cool_review&no=353 (mostly graphs, so language won't be a problem)

 

It does not outperform IRIVER's AK series, but still shows an outstanding performance for its price range.

 

Summary:

Frequency Response (20Hz~20kHz): -0.25 ~ 0.03 dBr

SNR: 106.5085 dBr

THD+N: 0.00192%

IMD SMPTE-DIN: 0.00056%

Stereo Crosstalk: 99.862 dBr

Maximum Output (1kHx, 0dBFS): 1.487 Vrms

Output Impedance: 0.12 Ohm

Wow thanks for the link!

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