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post #5206 of 13000
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
 

 

I feel the same way about my X3. It's still on the firmware it came with but it also suits my needs just fine so don't see a need to update. I'm getting my DX50 tomorrow in the mail and bought a 64gb sdxc so I could also test it out with the X3 to see how that works with it. I bought one of those card readers too and it's so much faster than my laptop reader. I don't think I would have the patience for 2 hours to fill up the 64 gb card.

 

Wow would love to get your comparisons of the X3 vs DX50.

:popcorn:

post #5207 of 13000
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I feel the same way about my X3. It's still on the firmware it came with but it also suits my needs just fine so don't see a need to update. I'm getting my DX50 tomorrow in the mail and bought a 64gb sdxc so I could also test it out with the X3 to see how that works with it. I bought one of those card readers too and it's so much faster than my laptop reader. I don't think I would have the patience for 2 hours to fill up the 64 gb card.
is that a 3rd batch DX50?
post #5208 of 13000
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

 

Wow would love to get your comparisons of the X3 vs DX50.

:popcorn:

 

So would I. I'm a bit iffy about the DX50 since there's a lot of reports of quirky UI which was also my concern with the X3. However the X3 exceeded my expectations of UI (it's still no Apple UI but that was not my expectation anyway) since the last chinese dap I had (hifiman hm601) was absolutely horrible in that regard.

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Originally Posted by Vidmaven View Post


is that a 3rd batch DX50?

 

It's probably the second but I got it from the FS forums.

post #5209 of 13000
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I feel the same way about my X3. It's still on the firmware it came with but it also suits my needs just fine so don't see a need to update. I'm getting my DX50 tomorrow in the mail and bought a 64gb sdxc so I could also test it out with the X3 to see how that works with it. I bought one of those card readers too and it's so much faster than my laptop reader. I don't think I would have the patience for 2 hours to fill up the 64 gb card.
I'm interested in how everything will go for you tomorrow. I wait or your impression between the X3 and the DX50 sound quality later. I also would like to know if you formatted your 64gb or did you just load it up and plug it in. That's what I did with my X3, I took a 32gb from my galaxy note 2 and put it right in my X3.
post #5210 of 13000

Can someone point me to an example of a correct Cue sheet that the X3 will recognize without freezing. Not an album with multiple tracks but all the songs burned into a single long Flac or Wav file, without any gaps. Like a CDimage file.

 

I'm hoping to fix my cue sheets so that the X3 can recognize them. Foobar has no issues of course, but I think the X3 is not as flexible.

post #5211 of 13000
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post


It's probably the second but I got it from the FS forums.
Ah OK I'm waiting for my 3rd batch and I noticed a couple of guys saying they got theirs already and they aren't supposed to be shipped until tomorrow. I'm also looking foward to comparing it to my X3.
post #5212 of 13000

i tried putting the 64gb card into the X3 and it doesn't recognize it but my 32gb card is just fine. I have enough space with 32gb so it's fine but to some the 64gb not working is a deal breaker. I hope it gets fixed soon.

post #5213 of 13000
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

 

Thanks, that mirrors exactly what I hear.

 

 

Thanks anyway for your time and thoughts. I agree it's not among the cleanest classical recordings and the recording level is very low, so there's some minor noise present even in the WAV files. But the artifacts I'm talking about are much more severe and only occur with the mp3 version on the X3.

 

Yes, I did volume match my SGS3 (international version) and it sounded significantly cleaner with the same mp3 file.

 

Slightly off-topic, your post made me remember that I heard similar sound artifacts with low level recordings on my SGS3 when I tried PlayerPro with the DSPPack installed, so I tried this out again. And sure enough, the moment I activate the DSPPack in PlayerPro (v2.72) settings, there are very similar artifacts to the X3 with this mp3 file on my SGS3. My wild guess is that maybe similar software libraries and / or decoding algorithms for mp3 are being used on both the X3 and PlayerPro with DSPPack.

 

 

Just for clarification, what I did was converting the test mp3 file to flac, not the other way round. So any noise present in the mp3 file should still be present in the flac, no? Yet the flac plays much cleaner than the mp3 on my X3, that's why I think it may be a decoder issue. If you play just the first 5 seconds at volume 40/60 with your UERM, the artifacts with the mp3 version should be easily apparent.

 

Btw, here's a link to the transcoded flac version: file

 


Thanks, looking forward to your findings!

 

Maybe the fact that this test file exhibits similar artifacts in PlayerPro on Android with activated DSPPack (see above) can be helpful to isolate the cause.

 

 

Thanks for trying. See my above reply to rawrster, can't possibly be an encoding issue when the same file transcoded to flac or wav plays cleaner on the X3.

 

We have tested the music in our X3 and confirm this is a bugs in our X3, will fix it in the next two firmware version.

post #5214 of 13000
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Originally Posted by madmonkey View Post
 

to me my sansa clip sounds better. but i like a bright sounding mp3 player .i thinks thats the term im looking for

It is more neutral, but a tad lacking in umph

post #5215 of 13000
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Originally Posted by boombobby289 View Post

In term of sound stage, separation and detail between FiioX3 vs Colorfly C4, can you tell us more?
Very similar. Soundstage much the same, with the edge going to the X3 on resolving height. X3 also resolves more detail. The C4 is a flawed design IMO. Mine is sold.

P.S. I have a new screen protector for the X3, will report back after I have tried it out.
Edited by sbradley02 - 9/15/13 at 7:36pm
post #5216 of 13000
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

We have tested the music in our X3 and confirm this is a bugs in our X3, will fix it in the next two firmware version.

 

Amazing customer service, thanks! :smile_phones:

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there are a comparison between our X3 with other DAP from China, which is made by AF2000 ( like Jude in head-fi). some may interested in it. 

 

http://erji.net/read.php?tid=1530757

post #5218 of 13000
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

 

We have tested the music in our X3 and confirm this is a bugs in our X3, will fix it in the next two firmware version.

 

Any update on the OGG playback issue ?

post #5219 of 13000
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

there are a comparison between our X3 with other DAP from China, which is made by AF2000 ( like Jude in head-fi). some may interested in it. 

 

http://erji.net/read.php?tid=1530757

james can you translate it? google didnt work for me

post #5220 of 13000
Google translation:

 

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 Summary: DX50 in sound compared with their respective characteristics X3: X3 more transparent, detail flavor better, DX50 LF more soft and dull some more open sound field. For those considering the purchase of DX50 and X3 are other factors: 1, DX50 has a sophisticated appearance more beautiful, replaceable batteries, longer battery life, touch and physical buttons are very easy maneuverability. 2, X3 support CUE, smaller volume and weight (lighter than AK100), coordinates relative to a wider choice ear. 
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