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I will start off this post by stating that it is amazing that Fiio was able to supply not one but two screen protectors with a $200 device when most vendors don't give you any regardless of how much it costs.

 

That said, I am a bit picky with my screen protectors, so I asked the nice folks at XOSkins (one of the best vendors IMO - read some reviews) to make one for the X3. They sent me the prototype and I am very happy with it. Main advantage over the Fiio model IMO is that the XO protector resists fingerprint smudges much better. It is also less prone to glare, though that is subjective. Lastly it is likely to be more durable though how much that matters with a non-touch screen device...

 

Anyway, if you would like to upgrade, here is the link.

 

If you are happy with the Fiio protector, please ignore this post :bigsmile_face: 

post #5372 of 14214
Talking about neutral sound: i think i might buy a 2nd X3, and go with the ClieOS proposed mod on that one.

And to the people who fail to get a 64GB card to read with GUIformat, try the verbatim format tool mentioned in this thread, that worked for me.
And don't forget to "update lib(rary)" under System settings!

Link to the verbatim format tool: http://www.verbatim.com/includes/binary_details.php3?show=1&id=840

-CH23


sbradley02:
Didn't the X3 come with 3 protectors? (1 on screen+ 2 extra)
It's great to have a company produce backups though biggrin.gif
Edited by CH23 - 9/20/13 at 7:48pm
post #5373 of 14214
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

Talking about neutral sound: i think i might buy a 2nd X3, and go with the ClieOS proposed mod on that one.

And to the people who fail to get a 64GB card to read with GUIformat, try the verbatim format tool mentioned in this thread, that worked for me.
And don't forget to "update lib(rary)" under System settings!

Link to the verbatim format tool: http://www.verbatim.com/includes/binary_details.php3?show=1&id=840

-CH23


sbradley02:
Didn't the X3 come with 3 protectors? (1 on screen+ 2 extra)
It's great to have a company produce backups though biggrin.gif

CH23...you are a freakin' genius and my favorite headier for the day!!!!!!!!  The verbatim tool worked and now I can use my card. :D

post #5374 of 14214

Just get an amp and you'll have the best of both worlds.  The x3 too warm?  (Not at all in my opinion), then use the line out with a neutral amp!  Line out too cold/bright?  Just use the headphone out.  I think it's cheaper than getting both the x3 and the dx50

post #5375 of 14214

I wouldn't go so far as to say that the X3 is too warm. It's certainly the most neutral Fiio amp/dac combo ever produced. I've owned them all pretty much and the X3 is the closest to neutral. Even so I would still consider it slightly warm. What's amazing about the X3 is that it's also the most spacious sounding with the most amount of "air". It also has the highest resolution of the various Fiio products. The company is improving everyday it seems. Scary to imagine what Fiio products will be like in 5 years time...

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

CH23...you are a freakin' genius and my favorite headier for the day!!!!!!!!  The verbatim tool worked and now I can use my card. biggrin.gif

Enjoy the music, glad to be of service biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by chengsta View Post

Just get an amp and you'll have the best of both worlds.  The x3 too warm?  (Not at all in my opinion), then use the line out with a neutral amp!  Line out too cold/bright?  Just use the headphone out.  I think it's cheaper than getting both the x3 and the dx50

I loathe backpacks, so i try to keep as little on me as possible.

At this point "as little as possible" means:
-iPhone 5
-Nokia phone
-FiiO X3
-battery pack
-cable for iPhone
-cable for X3
-wallet
-keys
-plastic bag neatly folded, fits my Grado rs2 when it rains
-grado RS2(or)Grado SR80i(not always though)
-Grado GR10+case
-a bag of fisherman's friends
Edited by CH23 - 9/21/13 at 12:05am
post #5377 of 14214
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post
 

 

You cannot.  And it likely will not be fixed without an entire re-write of the code (per James).

 
The only way you can do it efficiently is to rename the files inside of your folders.  You can use Foobar (this was discussed back towards the beginning of the thread because I had this same complaint) to rename the files based on tags.  For example:  "Three Days Grace - 2012 10 02 - Transit of Venus - 01 - Sign of the Times.m4a" would be updated to "01 - Sign of the Times.m4a" or whatever naming convention you wanted to use.  But to see these files, you have to browse by files rather than categories (mp3 tags).  It's a shame that it won't be fixed any time soon, but at least there is a semi-work around.

 

Ah ha -- thanks! (Sorry I didn't find your earlier post.)

Mp3tag (with which I'm already familiar) seems to do a good job on this, so I'm running some tests -- so far, seems to work. Once I get them all converted, Fiio will likely fix the issue....
;^)
Thanks again!
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Hey guys, looking for some opinions. I have a pair of Grado 125s that I've been using along with my pfe111s. Now the Grados have a 1/4" jack, and I'm using an adapter (normal type, not the cable ones) to plug into the X3. What I'm wondering is if the is going to over-stress the headphone jack since the adapter and the Grado plug & cable are pretty big (no shortage of ipods with broken jacks out there). So far I've been careful to support the cable just in case, but I'd like to hear what you guys think. I'll probably get a cable adapter eventually, but since there are no audio stores here where I live, I'll need to order online (opinions about adapters are welcome too. I've found ones from Grado and Sennheiser (the senn is cheaper tho)).

Cheers.

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Originally Posted by Mr Trev View Post

Hey guys, looking for some opinions. I have a pair of Grado 125s that I've been using along with my pfe111s. Now the Grados have a 1/4" jack, and I'm using an adapter (normal type, not the cable ones) to plug into the X3. What I'm wondering is if the is going to over-stress the headphone jack since the adapter and the Grado plug & cable are pretty big (no shortage of ipods with broken jacks out there). So far I've been careful to support the cable just in case, but I'd like to hear what you guys think. I'll probably get a cable adapter eventually, but since there are no audio stores here where I live, I'll need to order online (opinions about adapters are welcome too. I've found ones from Grado and Sennheiser (the senn is cheaper tho)).
Cheers.

Hello, Mr. Trev,

"Better safe than sorry" applies here.

The X3's plugs are pretty well build, but it's always better to have a shorter chunk hanging off of it.
I use the grado cable for my RS2, the cable is VERY flexible and all gold plated, it looks great as well.

-CH23
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Originally Posted by no1uno View Post
Mp3tag (with which I'm already familiar) seems to do a good job on this, so I'm running some tests -- so far, seems to work.

Dang, Mp3tag is pretty dang good -- took not long at all to rename all 17K of my songs -- problem solved!

post #5381 of 14214
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Originally Posted by no1uno View Post

Dang, Mp3tag is pretty dang good -- took not long at all to rename all 17K of my songs -- problem solved!

Yeah I think it took foobar like 30 seconds to do all 150gb of music I've got. The good thing about the conversion is that now all of my files are the same format. Previously I had a mish mash of file names while still making sure all of tags were correct. Now everything is in sync.
post #5382 of 14214

Hey X3 owners, I'm having trouble with my 64gb card again. Anyone with a Mac out there that has had success?

post #5383 of 14214
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

Hey X3 owners, I'm having trouble with my 64gb card again. Anyone with a Mac out there that has had success?

 

I had a longish discussion with someone earlier.  It starts about here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/663600/impression-fiio-x3-high-fi-low-price/345#post_9721546

 

It goes on for a few posts so read on a bit if it doesn't answer your problem straight away. Have a look and feel free to ask if it isn't clear.

post #5384 of 14214
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


Hello, Mr. Trev,

"Better safe than sorry" applies here.

The X3's plugs are pretty well build, but it's always better to have a shorter chunk hanging off of it.
I use the grado cable for my RS2, the cable is VERY flexible and all gold plated, it looks great as well.

-CH23

 

Thanks for the reply. That was pretty much my mindset too. Looking at that big chunk of adapter and plug hanging off the X3 had me a little worried bout damaging it. The sucky thing is that I needed to order some earpads when I got my X3, but I totally forgot the 125s had the big plug otherwise I would've ordered the adapter as well.

Cheers.
post #5385 of 14214

I am curious why people don't mention the usb dac function yet? no fw for that yet?..the fiio page looks updated with it.

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