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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post
 

 

If it matters, I am able to use my Async DAC on Win8 without issue/drivers. Hopefully that applies here too.

 

I assume your USB DAC is 96/24 capable (max). If I'm not mistaken, you need drivers to go any higher on Windows systems.

 

 

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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

yes, we are testing the feature and will ask some user in China to help us test the new firmware cause there are so many kind of OS, and PC/Laptop, it will be better to fix most bugs before we release the formal firmware. 

 

the USB DAC feature in X3 will support up to 192K/24B and need to install a driver in Win XP/7/8 and plug and play in MAC OS without any driver.

 

I use both Windows and Macintosh systems and I AM willing to help. :D

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Originally Posted by MrScratch View Post
 

 

I assume your USB DAC is 96/24 capable (max). If I'm not mistaken, you need drivers to go any higher on Windows systems.

 

 

 

 

!!

 

Being an audiophile psychic must save you a bunch of money, as you'll know beforehand whether you'll like a phone or not.

 

(kidding :) )

post #5433 of 12366
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Originally Posted by tjw321 View Post

I think the problem is related to the number of tracks, rather than the total size of them in bytes. I have just under 8,000. It worked with around 6,000 (I think) but it appears to crash now I'm up to nearly 8,000. However, I've now found that the X3 can sometimes appear to have crashed but is merely unresponsive, with a blank screen, under other operations, so it may be that it would have recovered - but I was well past 20 minutes before I reset....)

How do you fit more than 3000 songs in <70GB?

And yes i think that might give some problems.
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


How do you fit more than 3000 songs in <70GB?

And yes i think that might give some problems.

 

I'm guessing lo rez MP3s. I have 3,400 FLACS that I can't even fit on two 64GB and one 32GB.

post #5435 of 12366
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Originally Posted by Vidmaven View Post
 

 

I'm guessing lo rez MP3s. I have 3,400 FLACS that I can't even fit on two 64GB and one 32GB.

 

Not particularly low res, nor MP3 - TVBR AAC at a quality setting 110. There are a lot of 2 minute long mono tracks in the blues section of my collection though.... 

 

Using those settings gives a ratio of something like 3:1 compared to FLAC for a typical track, and more for some of the "simpler" tracks in my collection.

 

I plan on doing some proper(ish) blind testing to see if it is worthwhile me increasing the quality setting at some point. Currently this setting, with the X3, is far superior to anything I have had before (except for a friends $16,000 system which I daren't listen to again...). But remember, I am a newbie so I'm comparing to fairly average MP3 players.


Edited by tjw321 - 9/23/13 at 1:37pm
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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.

 

I have to admit... James we here at Head Fi do love your honesty! And the awesome amount of updates you guys are shoving out for this! 

post #5437 of 12366
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

 

I have to admit... James we here at Head Fi do love your honesty! And the awesome amount of updates you guys are shoving out for this!

 

 

that is what we should do . and we plan to change the UI to full GUI in next year, just like Apple change from IOS6 to IOS7 and them you will get a new X3 with GUI, 192k/24b USB DAC, DSD support.

post #5438 of 12366
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

 

 

that is what we should do . and we plan to change the UI to full GUI in next year, just like Apple change from IOS6 to IOS7 and them you will get a new X3 with GUI, 192k/24b USB DAC, DSD support.

 

Good stuff,  although I think every one would rather have a faster UI than a pretty one. So long as the UI is easy to read and VERY fast it would be very nice! But if the Gui is slow and cumbersome [like iOs7] you may not get as much support. Still though it depends on who your market is. Most of us here on Head Fi want functionality simplicity and SPEED, a... more average consumer market would love all the "PRETTY COLORS" and maybe not miss the speed.

 
Ofc if you can make it look good and be SUPER quick, then you'd have a winner :D 
post #5439 of 12366
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

 

Good stuff,  although I think every one would rather have a faster UI than a pretty one. So long as the UI is easy to read and VERY fast it would be very nice! But if the Gui is slow and cumbersome [like iOs7] you may not get as much support. Still though it depends on who your market is. Most of us here on Head Fi want functionality simplicity and SPEED, a... more average consumer market would love all the "PRETTY COLORS" and maybe not miss the speed.

 
Ofc if you can make it look good and be SUPER quick, then you'd have a winner :D 

 

Couldn't agree more

post #5440 of 12366
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Originally Posted by ma_t14 View Post
 

 

Couldn't agree more

 

Then let's thumbs it up and get some support behind that claim. I'm sure we've all heard that iOS7 while it looks good is proving to be rather slow on older devices, so again most consumers in this [as in other markets like the Apple Users]  market want functionality over visuals. 

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I suspect Apple is just trying to force people to buy their new phone that can take advantage of the 64-bit architecure to run faster.  You can choose IOS7 and your old device if you do not mind it running slower.

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Thread Starter 
Sigh. I'm running a 4S that's even faster with iOS 7. Where do you guys get this stuff?
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Of all my IT co-workers who have iPhone 5 devices (that downloaded IOS7), all of them reported the phone was slower after upgrading to IOS7.  I will never own an Apple device, so I have no first-hand experience.  My adversion for Apple products is exactly why I am reviewing the X3 forum.

post #5444 of 12366
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Sigh. I'm running a 4S that's even faster with iOS 7. Where do you guys get this stuff?

+1
My 4S is just fine.
post #5445 of 12366
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Sigh. I'm running a 4S that's even faster with iOS 7. Where do you guys get this stuff?

 

the internet, check the Anime Thread, most of those guys are finding it to be slower. Apprently it looks faster but the load times are actually longer. Miceblue took some measurements actually. 

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