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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post


Because they want to make our life as hard as possible!
Calm down :-)
I'm sure James will see you post without all these bold letters etc.
I also think that they are focusing on some more... serious and urgent problems ;-)

 

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Hi-I just read the last 10 pages of this thread, and about the same at the beginning. I know someone will say, "read the whole thread", but I'm getting bleary-eyed. Just wanted to know if a review has been posted in the thread somewhere, and a link or page number if it has. The dap sounds promising, as does the X5 James has mentioned. Have a Studio Anniversary that's not working, thinking of trying something else. Thanks. 

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Testing out some other features of X3 right now

 

Digital Coaxial output works and works great. No problems

 

With digital coaxial out, gain and EQ settings have no effect to the output. 

 

 


Testing out line out

 

 

And both work quite well. No problems in the minutes I tested


Audio test of X3 beginning

 

What is happening in this pic is that I am using the HS2 to test my Project-H against the X3. 

 

This is a test of unit vs unit. I need to be playing the same song on my computer to my Project H unit and the same one on the X3 to have a constant

 

A better test to do after this one would be to connect a 3.5mm cable into the X3's Line Out and then into the amplifier only line in on my Project-H unit of which then another cable goes from the headphone out of the P-H into the HS2.

 

This makes it so that the DAC of both times is the same and that only the amp being tested is changed between the X3's and then my amplifiers. 

 

#food4thought

 

Initial testing with my O2 with CS4398 conclues what I felt using the X3 solo. 

 

Acentuated bas range especially in mid bass and a bit in the sub bass. And more forward vocals, except with a bit less detail and loss of transparency compared to O2 due to it being more artificial sounding and colored as opposed to a more clear and analytical vocal range that an O2 brings.


Edited by bowei006 - 7/2/13 at 5:52pm
post #2494 of 12912
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

Hi-I just read the last 10 pages of this thread, and about the same at the beginning. I know someone will say, "read the whole thread", but I'm getting bleary-eyed. Just wanted to know if a review has been posted in the thread somewhere, and a link or page number if it has. The dap sounds promising, as does the X5 James has mentioned. Have a Studio Anniversary that's not working, thinking of trying something else. Thanks. 

This is quite amusing. You have read a lot of the thread BUT! you missed the most important thing

 

Check the thread title tongue_smile.gif basshead.gif

 

You may be hitting yourself in the head once you read the thread title rolleyes.gif

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For those of you who have an X3, could someone test these files?

http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/30_and_33-long.flac

http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/warbles-96.wav

http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/warbles-192.wav

http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/Pido_O_trollbat.wav

 

All of them should be completely silent. I'd appreciate it if someone could test them to see if they are completely silent on the X3, or if it produces any sort of sound, even hissing.

 

Thanks!

post #2496 of 12912
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Originally Posted by tiohn View Post

For those of you who have an X3, could someone test these files?

http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/30_and_33-long.flac

http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/warbles-96.wav

http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/warbles-192.wav

http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/Pido_O_trollbat.wav

 

All of them should be completely silent. I'd appreciate it if someone could test them to see if they are completely silent on the X3, or if it produces any sort of sound, even hissing.

 

Thanks!

 

Just tested

 

The first two are quiet and have no problems

 

The last two Warbles do not work. Playback error

 

However, I have no problem playing back any other WAV's on the X3. 

 

your Warbles files work on my computer however.

 

There seem to maybe still be some bugs with WAV's 

 

I'll try an update of the library

 

edit:

nope, still do not work.

 

Any other 96/24 WAV or regular WAV I make works on the X3. 

 

Just your Warbles don't work

 

FW1.2EN


Edited by bowei006 - 7/2/13 at 6:08pm
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Thanks! I'll take two out of four. That indicates that the X3 has low distortion at least up to 96kHz. I've had trouble with the warbles files as well. I was hoping for a test of a 192kHz file, but that's at least promising.

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Originally Posted by tiohn View Post

Thanks! I'll take two out of four. That indicates that the X3 has low distortion at least up to 96kHz. I've had trouble with the warbles files as well. I was hoping for a test of a 192kHz file, but that's at least promising.

I think you must hold the record for the longest time on head-fi with the least amount of posts ratio sir. 

 

But as they all say. Haters Gonna Hate t(ツ)_/¯

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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Alright this thread moves too fast; since I haven't gone through all the previous pages, I'm probably going to state a few things that probably have long been said, but I'm going to raise issues that I think need to be or are going to be addressed in the next few firmware revisions:

  1. When the track is being played, the file name, rather than the tagged name of the song is displayed, same with menu browsing.
  2. Tags don't work for ALAC/AAC
  3. Sometimes, the first second of music doesn't play when jumping from one track to the next
  4. When browsing through "Genre" and "Artist", the songs are sorted by file name, rather than tag name or track number, and not organized by album
  5. The pop/click sound still exists after initialization of a song, or during shutdown, at least with sensitive IEMs
  6. Why is the volume level out of '60' again? Seems like a strange number.
  7. The text is still not anti-aliased via subpixel rendering, leading the text to appear jagged. Is subpixel rendering that difficult to implement? It'd at least minimize the appearance issues that people are talking about when it comes to this low-resolution screen.
  8. If I have no favorites set, and try to enter the favorites menu, the generic "Playback Failed, File Not Found" notification is given. Error notifications may need to be differentiated a little more to be context specific, like "No Favorites" or something.

 

This is with FW1.2EN, BTW.

 

Just want to add one:

 

9. If you make use of "Disc number" for 2CD album, the track sorting will not take the Disc number into consideration.

 

e.g. Miles David - Bitches Brew (2CD)

1.01 Pharaoh's Dance

1.02 Bitches Brew

2.01 Spanish Key

2.02 John Mclaughlin

2.03 Miles run the voodoo down

2.04 Santuary

 

will be sorted as:

 

1.01 Pharaoh's Dance

2.01 Spanish Key

1.02 Bitches Brew

2.02 John Mclaughlin

2.03 Miles run the voodoo down

2.04 Santuary

 

The workaround is to rename the album title to Bitches Brew (cd1) and Bitches Brew (cd2)

post #2500 of 12912

OK, I didn't get the title of the thread...I may be needing some remedial reading, but, reading the thread title, it's still not clear to me (without your helpful comment) the review is not in this thread. Oh well, finally got to read it, makes me want one biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

OK, I didn't get the title of the thread...I may be needing some remedial reading, but, reading the thread title, it's still not clear to me (without your helpful comment) the review is not in this thread. Oh well, finally got to read it, makes me want one biggrin.gif

Yep. You copy and paste it into a new tab

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663600/impression-fiio-x3-high-fi-low-price

 

Here for reference.

 

It is best when writing reviews to post them into a new thread so that it is easilly searchable and findable through Google. 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I think you must hold the record for the longest time on head-fi with the least amount of posts ratio sir. 

 

But as they all say. Haters Gonna Hate t(ツ)_/¯

And you must hold the record (or at least be in the top five) for the most posts on Head-Fi in the shortest amount of time! eek.gif

I'm impressed!

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

And you must hold the record (or at least be in the top five) for the most posts on Head-Fi in the shortest amount of time! eek.gif

I'm impressed!

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

I do actually hold that record biggrin.gif

 

Although my HF friends have told me its not a good thing and I personally know it as well triportsad.gif

 

I'm already an avid computer user. So while gaming, watching drama's, watching anime, facebook, political stuff etc. I, on my second monitor keep head-fi open and every few minutes or so, I quickly hit F5 on the HF page and it lets me know which people have updated threads I am subscribed to. Etc Etc.

 

One of my HF friends is in HK and goes to HK HF meets sometimes. If you ever meet him, you may understand how we 'dwellers' operate lol rolleyes.gif

 

I have gotten many 'i'm impressed' comments from people, but to me. It kinda feels like having the award for the man who has eaten the most Big Mac's. Yay, its an award and has awed people. But it also isn't a good thing. But then again, it wasn't on purpose and wasn't forced.


 

Anyway, Back on task to the X3 :) 

 

Another review (RHA SA950i) will be posted and written first before I can write up the review of the X3 and the short one of the HS2. I am writing reviews in the order of units I get them so I must be sorry for those that are waiting for other reviews of it. 

 

My testing setup looks like the pictures you see above of my desk but about 2X more frantic as I have more converter cables to isolate sections of a unit and more headphones and compaarison units over it. (this is only for DAC/Amp units to be reviewd of course)

 

Hope more reviews of the X3 and more impressions from the world can be posted soon as well.

 

-Panda Sends beerchug.gif

post #2504 of 12912
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Originally Posted by tiohn View Post

All of them should be completely silent. I'd appreciate it if someone could test them to see if they are completely silent on the X3, or if it produces any sort of sound, even hissing.

 

Thanks!

 

Same result as Panda at first. Then I converted both warble files to 96+192 FLAC using xrecode II, reconvert back to 96+192 WAV again (all lossless in the process), and now they can be played just fine. I suspect something in the original files' PCM codec that stops X3 from playback.

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I do actually hold that record biggrin.gif

 

Although my HF friends have told me its not a good thing and I personally know it as well triportsad.gif

 

I'm already an avid computer user. So while gaming, watching drama's, watching anime, facebook, political stuff etc. I, on my second monitor keep head-fi open and every few minutes or so, I quickly hit F5 on the HF page and it lets me know which people have updated threads I am subscribed to. Etc Etc.

 

One of my HF friends is in HK and goes to HK HF meets sometimes. If you ever meet him, you may understand how we 'dwellers' operate lol rolleyes.gif

 

I have gotten many 'i'm impressed' comments from people, but to me. It kinda feels like having the award for the man who has eaten the most Big Mac's. Yay, its an award and has awed people. But it also isn't a good thing. But then again, it wasn't on purpose and wasn't forced.


 

Anyway, Back on task to the X3 :) 

 

Another review (RHA SA950i) will be posted and written first before I can write up the review of the X3 and the short one of the HS2. I am writing reviews in the order of units I get them so I must be sorry for those that are waiting for other reviews of it. 

 

My testing setup looks like the pictures you see above of my desk but about 2X more frantic as I have more converter cables to isolate sections of a unit and more headphones and compaarison units over it. (this is only for DAC/Amp units to be reviewd of course)

 

Hope more reviews of the X3 and more impressions from the world can be posted soon as well.

 

-Panda Sends beerchug.gif

Actually, I got the nickname "HK" years ago because my boss couldn't pronounce my last name. tongue.gif  I live in California...

Hey, we all aspire to be the best at something.biggrin.gif

 

I am waiting (im)patiently for the X3 to be offered here in the US.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

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