Originally Posted by Change is Good
I posted this in the other X3 thread and would like suggestions from here, also.
That is the traditional setup basically
Traditional as in bulky, more expensive, large, more care etc etc
But also offers better sound for $200 and better usability.
That setup for $200 will hold just as many songs, have great usability, support on the web in the rare case something happens, sound better and be more audiophile
But the difference in what the X3 DAP and other DAP's like the X3 and that is in what the user wants
The X3's difference(and most audiophile DAPs differences) in traditional setups of a general DAP with line out to a good amp is that it is a lot more physically usable. As in its smaller to carry around and no need to worry about it hitting something and snapping the many parts off.
It also has less wear and tear and less issues to worry about on the go(indepdendent battery's of the units and different functions of them)
The X3 also features digital coaixal output, line out, and headphone out with good power all in one good size along with removable storage
It is VERY hard to compare the two. One being the traditional choice and one being the all in one DAP choice as they are for very diferent people.
Their prices are basically the same in this case(used Classic) but the traditional one offers better sound and usability, but with less user options for features, portability and physical usability whilst the X3 features a more consumer oriented sound, but with more physical usability, features and options, portability, but with less software usability
It's up to you on which ones you want, sacrifice, and ultimately end up in a descision
I have been using a traditional setup in the last 3 years and its been good. However the all in one audiophile DAP solution is great. The only thing(most important thing)I miss is the good UI of an iPod.
FiiO is working on streamlining the X3's UI so I will wait for that. But being able to find, select, and quickly listen to the song I want is very important to me. This is of course my own opinion
So yeah, choose what is it you want.
Other X3 thread? I am probably not paying attention then to the current forum posts. But of course, this is of course the coolest X3 thread
Edited by bowei006 - 7/2/13 at 11:57pm