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post #3721 of 17168

OK.. Problem report...

 

Symptom:   X3 will not display or play back any albums  in a folder after the letter R...   I verirfied that the folders are on the card (64GB)

on a laptop and the songs do play on the laptop...

When the card is inserted into the X3 and you perform a "browse files" from the menu, you scroll down and the X3 displays all folders upto the letter R and then thats it...    

 

Most likely it is a limit on how many folders you can have...  not that the X3 can't see the name of the folder after the letter R... 
 

post #3722 of 17168
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


If it doesn't work i'll use One of those batch processing programs to set filename to artist/year/album/songnumber.

For now.

I'll have to rerip about 300 albums in FLAC format, and that's something i'm not really looking forward to.

If your .m4as are lossless you could also use one of those batch processing programs (like Foobar2000) to convert them all to FLAC. Should take some time but beats handling 300 CDs anyway.

But, yeah, you could start with the file names and maybe wait for firmware update.

post #3723 of 17168
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Originally Posted by Dixter View Post

OK.. Problem report...

 

Symptom:   X3 will not display or play back any albums  in a folder after the letter R...   I verirfied that the folders are on the card (64GB)

on a laptop and the songs do play on the laptop...

When the card is inserted into the X3 and you perform a "browse files" from the menu, you scroll down and the X3 displays all folders upto the letter R and then thats it...    

 

Most likely it is a limit on how many folders you can have...  not that the X3 can't see the name of the folder after the letter R... 
 

 

User "phlashbios" had the exact same problem a few pages back on this thread. You should check his progress and potential workarounds. I used the "all songs in one single folder" trick.

 

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Originally Posted by hoichi View Post

If your .m4as are lossless you could also use one of those batch processing programs (like Foobar2000) to convert them all to FLAC. Should take some time but beats handling 300 CDs anyway.

But, yeah, you could start with the file names and maybe wait for firmware update.

 

I had to do batch convert from ALAC to FLAC, just as a temporary measure until proper ALAC tag/cover art support is fixed on a future firmware.

 

On Mac, XLD worked fine for batch process (took about an hour for 60GB of music). I also tried xACT, but that somehow couldn't carry over the embedded cover art to FLAC. (XLD did).

post #3724 of 17168

UPS just delivered my X3 from Miccastore.  I've got it charging right now while I'm busy with other things.  How long does it typically take to fully charge? 


Edited by jj69 - 8/8/13 at 3:56pm
post #3725 of 17168

Just my $0.02 on this DAP. It is vastly superior to the HM-601 that I had rockboxed. That is all I'd like to say right now. The sound seems a bit digital, but I haven't messed with EQ yet. The sound is much cleaner and the bass extension is boomy while the trebles are very clean and sharp. That's my opinion coming out of HFI-580's.

post #3726 of 17168
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Originally Posted by sandalaudio View Post

 

User "phlashbios" had the exact same problem a few pages back on this thread. You should check his progress and potential workarounds. I used the "all songs in one single folder" trick.

 

 

I had to do batch convert from ALAC to FLAC, just as a temporary measure until proper ALAC tag/cover art support is fixed on a future firmware.

 

On Mac, XLD worked fine for batch process (took about an hour for 60GB of music). I also tried xACT, but that somehow couldn't carry over the embedded cover art to FLAC. (XLD did).


Here's my update..  I'm thinking that there can only be so many sub folders in a root folder...

to prove this..

I just now split the root folder in half...  I took all folders that started with an R thru Z and cut/pasted them into a new folder called Music2...  so now on a 64GB card I have at the root, two folders.. One called Music and another called Music2

The folder with Music contains all albums from "numbers to the letter P"  the other folder in the root is called Music2 and it contains all albums " R thru Z "

 

The X3 now sees all of the albums and plays them fine...  this implies that a folder in the root directory can have just so many sub folders (albums) so you will need to break up your collection depending on how many albums you have...  Not a big deal you just need to be aware of how to circumvent this issue...

post #3727 of 17168

I have been looking forward to this product for a long time.  

 

While waiting for one to show up at the store I have seen some of the early teething problems and have looked around

 

I am only interested in S/PDIF out.  I have a lot of music on a DLNA NAS.

 

I can only find one other product I would consider.  If I was going to listen with my IEMs plugged into the DAP amp output then the Fiio X3 would be the automatic winner.  But I am using 600 ohm balanced headphones plugged into an iBasso DAC and iBasso amp. 

 

Hope this question doesn't ruffle any feathers because for what this player is designed to do it seems like the best thing in a long time.

 

What do you think of the X3 vs the Cowon D3 as a digital transport for my specific situation?  

post #3728 of 17168
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Originally Posted by jj69 View Post

UPS just delivered my X3 from Miccastore.  I've got it charging right now while I'm busy with other things.  How long does it typically take to fully charge? 

4-5 hours depending on what type of charger you use

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Originally Posted by Dixter View Post


Here's my update..  I'm thinking that there can only be so many sub folders in a root folder...

to prove this..

I just now split the root folder in half...  I took all folders that started with an R thru Z and cut/pasted them into a new folder called Music2...  so now on a 64GB card I have at the root, two folders.. One called Music and another called Music2

The folder with Music contains all albums from "numbers to the letter P"  the other folder in the root is called Music2 and it contains all albums " R thru Z "

 

The X3 now sees all of the albums and plays them fine...  this implies that a folder in the root directory can have just so many sub folders (albums) so you will need to break up your collection depending on how many albums you have...  Not a big deal you just need to be aware of how to circumvent this issue...

Glad to see you got it working.

 

Weird that you and another are being stopped halfway through

post #3729 of 17168
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Originally Posted by Dixter View Post


Here's my update..  I'm thinking that there can only be so many sub folders in a root folder...

to prove this..

I just now split the root folder in half...  I took all folders that started with an R thru Z and cut/pasted them into a new folder called Music2...  so now on a 64GB card I have at the root, two folders.. One called Music and another called Music2

The folder with Music contains all albums from "numbers to the letter P"  the other folder in the root is called Music2 and it contains all albums " R thru Z "

 

The X3 now sees all of the albums and plays them fine...  this implies that a folder in the root directory can have just so many sub folders (albums) so you will need to break up your collection depending on how many albums you have...  Not a big deal you just need to be aware of how to circumvent this issue...

 

I see. It seems like a simple enough solution with minimal effort. It might also be more convenient because you don't have to scroll down through as many subfolders.

 

So X3 must have some limit on how many subfolders it can recognise within one single folder..

 

I think phlashbios and many other users with the 64GB SD will be glad to hear about this solution that you discovered.

post #3730 of 17168
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Originally Posted by msromike View Post

What do you think of the X3 vs the Cowon D3 as a digital transport for my specific situation?  

 

I haven't had the chance to measure the D3 SPDIF but I thought Cowon D3 can only do 44.1kHz from the SPDIF breakout cable. Higher sampling rate files are downsampled prior to output. I personally love X3 because I have many 96 and 192kHz files. 

 

On the other hand, a large part of the cost of the X3 is put into its high quality D/A conversion and headphone output section, so it feels silly to use it as a digital transport (especially since the GUI interface is still work in development). Cowon D3 puts most of the cost into its fancy screen and the android style GUI, so I thought it would be easier to use as a transport.

post #3731 of 17168

Okay, formatted my 62gb micro sdxc with no problem on the Mac. Playing lossless Miles beautifully! Great sound (and I didn't expect anything less from Fiio). Now to just get album folders on and I'll be happy. Great job Fiio!

post #3732 of 17168
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Okay, formatted my 62gb micro sdxc with no problem on the Mac. Playing lossless Miles beautifully! Great sound (and I didn't expect anything less from Fiio). Now to just get album folders on and I'll be happy. Great job Fiio!


I am also a miles fans... any recommendation for iem/headphones for listening to miles?

post #3733 of 17168
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post


I am also a miles fans... any recommendation for iem/headphones for listening to miles?

 

 

The Philips Fidelio X1 (was like $600 and currently $249 on amazon.com) is a steal now and complements the X3 well. Miles sounds wonderful through both in Lossless. IEMs? Each is a bit different in the signatures, but I recommend the H-200, RE-400 or ASG-2. I get the M-200 tomorrow, so we'll see if I add that to the list. But the X1 (with a good burn-in) is the best headphone I've ever owned. And opened-headphone with wonderful bass.

post #3734 of 17168

Got mine today as well, quite impressed.

So, if one has a lot of music folders, in my case each album is a folder,  58 GB worth, then it it best to split up the folders and put them into general folders on the root of the card?

post #3735 of 17168
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post


The Philips Fidelio X1 (was like $600 and currently $249 on amazon.com) is a steal now and complements the X3 well. Miles sounds wonderful through both in Lossless. IEMs? Each is a bit different in the signatures, but I recommend the H-200, RE-400 or ASG-2. I get the M-200 tomorrow, so we'll see if I add that to the list. But the X1 (with a good burn-in) is the best headphone I've ever owned. And opened-headphone with wonderful bass.
Great i bought the hd650 last nite...and thinking of cable upgrade.. But now will look into x1 instead..

Out of curiosity, do u think x1 will perform well for electric era of miles?
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