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post #3871 of 17216
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


Previous statement still stands: how can you know you don't like it, if you haven't even listened to it?
And from the reviews so far it seems it's a more than decent amp.

I will second this. I have listened to a number of high end amps, and the X3 while not the absolute ultimate, definitely holds its own in comparison.

 

'Phones differ. Personal preferences differ. Reviews are all well and good, but ultimately each listener needs to decide for themselves and not pay so much attention to what others say.

 

All we are saying is, try it first and maybe save yourself a ton of money. Afterwards if you are not satisfied, then get an amp.

post #3872 of 17216
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Originally Posted by serious7 View Post

I have an X3 and I decided I need an external amp. :) 

Cool. You tried it out first wink_face.gif

 

Any idea what you are going to go for?

post #3873 of 17216

Question, now that the Fiio x3 is out has anyone compared the x3 vs. the colorfly C3 and c&c bh amp. is there enough variation to get that as well. I'm completely happy with the fiio but always looking for more.

post #3874 of 17216
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post

Cool. You tried it out first wink_face.gif

 

Any idea what you are going to go for?

Actually it's funny because I bought an external amp BEFORE buying the X3 because I anticipated the amp section of the X3 to be poor already based on the product description.  It's just the amp I bought does not work well with X3 so I'm moving onto the UHA-4 or UHA-6. Haven't decided yet. 

post #3875 of 17216

well people can use whatever amp they like, but you sure don't need one just for driving power.

I find you can remove the little harshness/dryness on some women voices or high pitch instruments with the pico slim or plugged into O2. but I am very satisfied using the X3 alone on most of my gear.

 

discovery of the week:  my really bad sony xba-1 I use for sport is transformed with the X3. call it reborn, digivolved, supersayaned, or whatever, but the super low impedance does wonder on that little buddy. (when anything above 3ohm turns it into a distorted screamer) .

I would like to hear about other xba-XX owners who have the X3 if we can expect them all to become good on super low impedance.

post #3876 of 17216
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Originally Posted by howdy View Post

Question, now that the Fiio x3 is out has anyone compared the x3 vs. the colorfly C3 and c&c bh amp. is there enough variation to get that as well. I'm completely happy with the fiio but always looking for more.

I"m not sure what you mean by variation but if you want to try use the C&C with X3, I recommend not to if you are using sensitive gear. 

post #3877 of 17216
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


Previous statement still stands: how can you know you don't like it, if you haven't even listened to it?
And from the reviews so far it seems it's a more than decent amp.

 

It's a decent amp, pretty good clean and clear.  But since I already have the C5 amp, I paired it with the x3 out of curiosity and found that the C5 with bass boost on sounds better (less warm, clearer, fuller bass) vs the internal amp at bass +10.  However, if one doesn't max out the bass, you can hardly tell the difference in quality between the 2 amps.

post #3878 of 17216
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Originally Posted by serious7 View Post

I"m not sure what you mean by variation but if you want to try use the C&C with X3, I recommend not to if you are using sensitive gear. 

I meant the X3 to be one rig while the C3/C&C bh would be another, I just read somewhere the the C3 is more analytical sound sig.

post #3879 of 17216
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Originally Posted by serious7 View Post

I"m not sure what you mean by variation but if you want to try use the C&C with X3, I recommend not to if you are using sensitive gear. 
If the C3 is similar to the C4 I would say the opposite.
I found the X3 to be more analytical than my C4 (see my comparison in this thread). I suspect this is due to the C4 not having a bipolar power supply and requiring very large electrolytic caps in the signal chain as a result. Electrolytics are notoriously non-linear at higher frequencies. What does the C3 have for power supply? Same question on the DX50.
post #3880 of 17216
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Originally Posted by howdy View Post

+1 I do own it and Im listening to it right now and I can say it is impressive. I own a Cowon D3 and a ipod classic with theE17 and the E07k and this is new go to.

My amp has been retired to laptop duties only now. The sound quality and amp performance of the X3 are easily good enough for me to use it as my sole portable unit.
post #3881 of 17216

How do you guys´n´gals set up the amp section of your X3? I am curious how the pro´s do it :D

post #3882 of 17216

Speaking about comparisons... Anyone pitted the X3 against a Cowon Z2?

post #3883 of 17216
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Originally Posted by castleofargh View Post

well people can use whatever amp they like, but you sure don't need one just for driving power.

I find you can remove the little harshness/dryness on some women voices or high pitch instruments with the pico slim or plugged into O2. but I am very satisfied using the X3 alone on most of my gear.

 

discovery of the week:  my really bad sony xba-1 I use for sport is transformed with the X3. call it reborn, digivolved, supersayaned, or whatever, but the super low impedance does wonder on that little buddy. (when anything above 3ohm turns it into a distorted screamer) .

I would like to hear about other xba-XX owners who have the X3 if we can expect them all to become good on super low impedance.

 

I use the X3 with the XBA-30´s when outside and I can´t complain at all. 

post #3884 of 17216
This talk about amps getting me intrigued lol. other than the Pico slim and uha4 are there any digital volume slim amps that's around the same size as the x3?
post #3885 of 17216
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

This talk about amps getting me intrigued lol. other than the Pico slim and uha4 are there any digital volume slim amps that's around the same size as the x3?

Don't forget, UHA-4 has a dac as well!

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