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Originally Posted by IronLung View Post

Hi there, I'm looking for overkill DAC (maybe with amp) for X3 - what's the best?

 

Leckerton UHA-6MKII

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Originally Posted by zellhy View Post

For FLAC files, mine goes for 4-5 hrs i think....

 

Thanks! I guess that is nothing special.

 

@everyone

 

How is the X3 booted up? Does it stay "always on" like a Sony Walkman for a day then powers down completely?

 

How is the X3 compared to a Sony Walkman? I have the S618 (an old one!)

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Originally Posted by jarrett View Post

Thanks! I guess that is nothing special.

@everyone

How is the X3 booted up? Does it stay "always on" like a Sony Walkman for a day then powers down completely?

How is the X3 compared to a Sony Walkman? I have the S618 (an old one!)
You have options for always on, or you can tell it to turn off in set amount of time. I have mine auto turn off after 30s or something.
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Originally Posted by zellhy View Post

For FLAC files, mine goes for 4-5 hrs i think....

 

Can anybody else speak to this? If 4-5 hours is accurate, I won't be buying one - having to charge on a daily basis would be a royal PITA.

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

Can anybody else speak to this? If 4-5 hours is accurate, I won't be buying one - having to charge on a daily basis would be a royal PITA.
I use a combo of MP3's and Lossless, I still get around 10 hours.

Is battery life and charging it your only problems? In this age, this is what we have going for us. If a device wants to pack all these features in with high power output, it isn't going to have 100 hour battery life that a no display unit with 15mW@32 ohms output one would be looking for.

Charge it with your phone. I charge my phone every night. I plug the X3 in to charge every other day.

Because I mean filling up the car with gas is a PITA as well right? You have to get out of the car and actually use the pump.

It's 3 seconds to plug the X3 into it every single night.
Edited by bowei006 - 7/19/13 at 6:27pm
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I'm starting to become slightly suspicious of this Patrick the starfish character...
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Ordered. Hope it works well with the files on my iMac iTunes.

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post


I use a combo of MP3's and Lossless, I still get around 10 hours.

Is battery life and charging it your only problems? In this age, this is what we have going for us. If a device wants to pack all these features in with high power output, it isn't going to have 100 hour battery life that a no display unit with 15mW@32 ohms output one would be looking for.

Charge it with your phone. I charge my phone every night. I plug the X3 in to charge every other day.

Because I mean filling up the car with gas is a PITA as well right? You have to get out of the car and actually use the pump.

It's 3 seconds to plug the X3 into it every single night.


Nobody is asking for 100 hours. James said 10-12 with possible improvements from firmware updates. 4-5 isn't convenient if you plan to use it longer than that, which I often do. My biggest gripe with the ipod 5.5 was the feeling of being tethered to a power source; I can live with 10-12, but 4-5 is pretty weak by any standard.

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post


Nobody is asking for 100 hours. James said 10-12 with possible improvements from firmware updates. 4-5 isn't convenient if you plan to use it longer than that, which I often do. My biggest gripe with the ipod 5.5 was the feeling of being tethered to a power source; I can live with 10-12, but 4-5 is pretty weak by any standard.
I agree, 4-5 is in the range of being not too good for DAP's.

Anyway, I don't use full FLAC's but I haven't had any problems with battery life. I still get around 10. Considering that nobody else that bought the X3 and talked about it on this thread have mentioned anything about the battery also makes me wonder if patrik the starfish timed his usage, if it was actually charged to full, and how he was using it throughout the day driving what.
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

 

Can anybody else speak to this? If 4-5 hours is accurate, I won't be buying one - having to charge on a daily basis would be a royal PITA.

 

I haven't used all FLAC (or full lossless) but 4~5 hours doesn't seem normal. I'll at least expect easily 8+ hour even with all lossless playback on fairly high volume.

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post


I agree, 4-5 is in the range of being not too good for DAP's.

Anyway, I don't use full FLAC's but I haven't had any problems with battery life. I still get around 10. Considering that nobody else that bought the X3 and talked about it on this thread have mentioned anything about the battery also makes me wonder if patrik the starfish timed his usage, if it was actually charged to full, and how he was using it throughout the day driving what.


That's why I was hoping for some other reports from users - 1 person's experience is hardly enough to go on. Someday, a kick-ass player like the X3 will get 100 hours....I'd venture to guess it will be possible in another decade or so.

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

 Someday, a kick-ass player like the X3 will get 100 hours....I'd venture to guess it will be possible in another decade or so.

Our Cowon players certainly have great battery life, but they can't drive many of the headphones that the X3 could drive.

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i didn't time it precisely, but roughly i too get around 4-5 hours-ish using full flacs... i don't have compressed files in my X3

 

it'll be nice if the next firmware update James could add in a time usage per battery cycle in the system settings for us to see..

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

 

Actually I do own a C3 now.

 

Functionality wise, I think X3 easily wins out. But purely on SQ, the two are close. X3 has much more power in stock configuration and will drive most headphones very well. In contrast, C3 is really clean and transparent but the overall dynamic suffers from the lacking of power. My X3 has been mod'ed so as far as clarity goes, it can easily match / surpass C3, and still provide better power. With the stock AD8397, I think those who prefer clarity over dynamic might prefer C3. I know a lot of C3 user like the combo with C&C BH - nothing wrong in sound except BH is underpowered a bit so it really isn't my top choice (given power is what lacking on C3 in the first place). I would have preferred fred_fred_2004 3 Channels amp running on 18V. Even cmoyBB on 18V with AD8620 sounds tighter to me. With a good amp, C3 will be technically a better match to X3.

If just focusing on sound stage and vocal/instrument separation, which is more superior: X5 or C3?

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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

If just focusing on sound stage and vocal/instrument separation, which is more superior: X5 or C3?

 

For me, X3 is ahead for soundstage and separation... For clean, clarity and details C3 is ahead but not by very far

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