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Originally Posted by james444 View Post
 

 

 

lol, yes. 

post #5222 of 9296

A quick 40 hour mark check in with the X3 leaves me very impressed. It's not just better than the E17, it's much better. Sounds more open and the bass is even tighter. Better clarity and seperation too. Surprisingly, the X3 is not as dark as the previous Fiio products I've experienced which were too bass heavy and sounded recessed in the upper-mids. The X3 sounds very open with nice staging and the bass is just right and very well controlled. It's much closer to netural than it was before, but still not quite there, still needs a little bit more upper-mid energy and it'll be perfect. But yeah definitely getting there and definitely close enough to neutral to be "reference" tonality.

 

So far it has exceeded my expectations. I will continue to burn in and see where this goes, but even if the sound remains the same I'm one happy customer and a Fiio fan for life. Very happy with it right now. I can't believe something this great is available for $200. I love living in 2013.:D

post #5223 of 9296
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
 

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.

 

Did you make sure you converted your 64gb to FAT32 format? The 64gb card (and 32gb) works just fine in mine. 

post #5224 of 9296

just connected my x3 (without a tf card inserted) to my laptop to charge it. first time since 1.31 so new drivers were installed. got a windows pop up prompting me to error check the drive due to damaged files(?). i did just that and upon completion, windows found numerous errors and fixed them. could that have been the cause of numerous freezes i've had in the past few days?


Edited by alphabetagaga - 9/16/13 at 8:53am
post #5225 of 9296

For the sake of satisfying my curiosity I created this poll:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/681874/poll-for-fiio-x3-sound-signature

post #5226 of 9296

Will there be support for replaygain in the future?

post #5227 of 9296

The leather case for this, I notice it has a hole in the back, would it be suitable to attach a lanyard to it?

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Originally Posted by Dumbleroar View Post
 

The leather case for this, I notice it has a hole in the back, would it be suitable to attach a lanyard to it?

 

yes, you can

post #5229 of 9296

To all the respected X3 users and the potential customer,

 

Ever since the launch of X3, its powerful ability in supporting various lossless music format and 192K/24B master recordings format, its beautiful sound quality, its small size and its great value are all widely welcomed and supported by the end-users. Meanwhile, we are keeping updating its firmware based on the bugs and suggestions of customers. Up till now, we have made as many as 56 bugs fix, improvements and function additions.

 

Though the latest firmware of X3 is running very stable, we are still working on its improvement and upgrade with the aim of perfecting the item. In order to help you have a better understanding of our work, here we list some users’ feedbacks and bugs fix plans to you.

 

Long-term optimizing work:

1. The optimization of its power consumption. As to the FW 1.31, it increased 40mins of its battery life.

2. Focus on the optimization regarding the playback failure or problem to some individual music files.

3. Continuously accelerate the speed of updating lib, and fix the freeze problem when updating lib on rare occasions.

4. Fix the inaccuracy issue of CUE playback.

 

Improvements & added functions that would be included in the upcoming two firmware versions:

1. The asynchronous USB decoding function to 192K/24B file. So you can used X3 as a portable USB DAC for your PC/Laptop and Mac.

2. Artificially modify the suffix of M4A file into AAC, and display as MOV in the song information.

3. Optimize the playback issue of some certain music files.

4. Improve the gapless playback; lessen its limits according to the settings of ROCKBOX.

5. Battery icon displays as red warning in case of low battery.
6. Add the format function towards external TF card, aiming to fix the unreadable issue due to disk format incompatibility.

 

 

 

Amendment plan which takes time that temporarily can’t confirm the completion progress:

1. Support the playback of music files in DSD format.

2. Connect it to self-supplied power device through OTG cable. ( Note, still need more testing )

3. Just as Foorbar2000 does, it supports embedded & external cover and cover named by its folder, cover, front and song title.

4. Extend the limitations to the resolution and file size of the cover picture.

5. Fix the possible small distortion on left channel when playing high dynamic music in OGG format.

6. The supportability towards OGG files’ tag information, such as album, title, artist, genre, embedded cover and so on.

7. Support playlist of “User-defined”like M3U file.

9. To switch on “Hold” would close off the display screen.

 

Unrealizable functions or unsolvable problems due to software framework and the base limit:

1. Can’t display the album and genre for CUE file.

2. Can’t cancel the cover and lyrics display option( which means, if cover and lyrics coexists, it would scroll display the lyrics in transparent effect on the surface of its cover; if there is no lyrics, it would only scroll display ID3 information; if there is no cover, it would display the way as FW 1.23).

3. Slow speed in skipping songs; it would only skip to next song even if click ten times continuously, while it would skip to the tenth by clicking ten times on other machines.

4. Connect X3 with TF card to computer under XP system, and then change the TF card to another one after connection finished, but it would still display as the first card on the computer; while this problem doesn’t exist on other systems.

5. Can’t add the function of “Play by album “under artist option of play by category.

6. Can’t support exFAT, FAT format and 64KB cluster of FAT32 under 64G.

7. Connect X3 without TF card to computer under XP system, and then insert one TF card X3 after connection finished, but it still won’t display the content of the TF card on the computer; while this problem doesn’t exist on other systems.

8. Under play interface, it can’t remember its store path after several returns (go back to main menu, then back to play interface, and then click the back button again.

When the “Memory Play” is on, it can’t remember current playing song’s store path after double switching on and off.

9. When the “Memory Play” is on, turn off X3, switch on the HOLD button, then turn on X3, you would hear a few seconds before it turns off.

10. Further improvements of the rank order of filename.

11. Can’t automatically skip through folders (under order play, it would skip to next sub-folder, if there is any, after it played all the files of the former folder).

12. Set it as Simplified Chinese, it would display normal for Japanese, while abnormal or messy for Korean.

13. Can only use FAT32 TF card to get the firmware upgraded.

14. Can’t support the display of time and date.

15. Can’t delete the whole folder.

16. Can’t add the scroll bar to indicate the location when choosing songs.

post #5230 of 9296

james ur one hect of a asset to fiio its great how u keep us updated

post #5231 of 9296
I stand in awe of your commitment. Well done James.
post #5232 of 9296
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Originally Posted by madmonkey View Post
 

james ur one hect of a asset to fiio its great how u keep us updated

 

+1

post #5233 of 9296
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

To all the respected X3 users and the potential customer,
 
Ever since the launch of X3, its powerful ability in supporting various lossless music format and 192K/24B maesoterik whimsster recordings format, its beautiful sound quality, its small size and its great value are all widely welcomed and supported by the end-users. Meanwhile, we are keeping updating its firmware based on the bugs and suggestions of customers. Up till now, we have made as many as 56 bugs fix, improvements and function additions.
 
Though the latest firmware of X3 is running very stable, we are still working on its improvement and upgrade with the aim of perfecting the item. In order to help you have a better understanding of our work, here we list some users’ feedbacks and bugs fix plans to you.
 
Long-term optimizing work:
1. The optimization of its power consumption. As to the FW 1.31, it increased 40mins of its battery life.
2. Focus on the optimization regarding the playback failure or problem to some individual music files.
3. Continuously accelerate the speed of updating lib, and fix the freeze problem when updating lib on rare occasions.
4. Fix the inaccuracy issue of CUE playback.
 
Improvements & added functions that would be included in the upcoming two firmware versions:
1. The asynchronous USB decoding function to 192K/24B file. So you can used X3 as a portable USB DAC for your PC/Laptop and Mac.
2. Artificially modify the suffix of M4A file into AAC, and display as MOV in the song information.
3. Optimize the playback issue of some certain music files.
4. Improve the gapless playback; lessen its limits according to the settings of ROCKBOX.
5. Battery icon displays as red warning in case of low battery.

6. Add the format function towards external TF card, aiming to fix the unreadable issue due to disk format incompatibility.

 
 

 



Amendment plan which takes time that temporarily can’t confirm the completion progress:
1. Support the playback of music files in DSD format.
2. Connect it to self-supplied power device through OTG cable. ( Note, still need more testing )
3. Just as Foorbar2000 does, it supports embedded & external cover and cover named by its folder, cover, front and song title.
4. Extend the limitations to the resolution and file size of the cover picture.
5. Fix the possible small distortion on left channel when playing high dynamic music in OGG format.
6. The supportability towards OGG files’ tag information, such as album, title, artist, genre, embedded cover and so on.
7. Support playlist of “User-defined”like M3U file.
9. To switch on “Hold” would close off the display screen.
 
Unrealizable functions or unsolvable problems due to software framework and the base limit:
1. Can’t display the album and genre for CUE file.
2. Can’t cancel the cover and lyrics display option( which means, if cover and lyrics coexists, it would scroll display the lyrics in transparent effect on the surface of its cover; if there is no lyrics, it would only scroll display ID3 information; if there is no cover, it would display the way as FW 1.23).
3. Slow speed in skipping songs; it would only skip to next song even if click ten times continuously, while it would skip to the tenth by clicking ten times on other machines.
4. Connect X3 with TF card to computer under XP system, and then change the TF card to another one after connection finished, but it would still display as the first card on the computer; while this problem doesn’t exist on other systems.
5. Can’t add the function of “Play by album “under artist option of play by category.
6. Can’t support exFAT, FAT format and 64KB cluster of FAT32 under 64G.
7. Connect X3 without TF card to computer under XP system, and then insert one TF card X3 after connection finished, but it still won’t display the content of the TF card on the computer; while this problem doesn’t exist on other systems.
8. Under play interface, it can’t remember its store path after several returns (go back to main menu, then back to play interface, and then click the back button again.
When the “Memory Play” is on, it can’t remember current playing song’s store path after double switching on and off.
9. When the “Memory Play” is on, turn off X3, switch on the HOLD button, then turn on X3, you would hear a few seconds before it turns off.
10. Further improvements of the rank order of filename.
11. Can’t automatically skip through folders (under order play, it would skip to next sub-folder, if there is any, after it played all the files of the former folder).
12. Set it as Simplified Chinese, it would display normal for Japanese, while abnormal or messy for Korean.
13. Can only use FAT32 TF card to get the firmware upgraded.
14. Can’t support the display of time and date.
15. Can’t delete the whole folder.
16. Can’t add the scroll bar to indicate the location when choosing songs.

James and Fiio, you guys are amazing! The great sound and value have been a winner for me since I received my X3. The fact that your willingness not just to listen to our feedback but to actually do something to this degree about it is something no company I can recollect does. You guys truly exemplify the reasons why discerning people want to deal with boutique brands. Head fiers are a nit picky target market that you chose to take on and that alone shows you are not afraid of challenges. I applaud you on stepping up in this matter to meet our challenges. Bravo!
post #5234 of 9296
Wow, James,

Thanks for this update, i have no questions left to ask now smily_headphones1.gif

Also nice to see that DAC support is a go!
post #5235 of 9296

Echoing what others have said, thanks James! The X3 has filled a huge void in the market and is likely to inspire a legion of copy cats. Hopefully those copy cats also copy your outstanding customer service.

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