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post #5536 of 12535
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

 

I noted that when I first got it. Mine doesn't freeze up though. It just skips a bit of the songs beginning. 

Mine does freeze as well. Same kind of freeze (no reaction to user input except long-press (~10s) of "play/ok/power" button) I can observe after frequent use of the track skipping function in general. My guess would be improper buffer-handling (garbage-collection and the like and/or a timing issue therein). By the way: how much RAM does the X3 operating system have to work with?

post #5537 of 12535

I would be happier if I could hit Pause, then hit back so the track goes back to the beginning and stays there until I hit the pause button again.. Instead it just starts playing at or near the beginning. To this I say Bah.  I want to be able to queue a track darn it!!

The X3 has improved sound-wise with extended use. It was pretty uninspiring out of the box but it makes me smile now.

post #5538 of 12535
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Originally Posted by wiser87 View Post
 

James, when it is expected a new version of the firmware?

 

I'm not James, obviously, but earlier in this thread someone posted a quote from James that indicated  October 15 as the expected day of release for the new firmware.

post #5539 of 12535

Somewhere Fiio stated the "FAst Forward" Problem is solved now.

 

For me it is still not working on large files.

 

If i am listening to a liveset that last one or two hours, there is no skip!

 

When i  push the button  only the position of the track will change in a range of ca. 30 seconds.

 

regardless of how long i push the forward button. sometimes after releasing the button the x3 will even start at a position before the last played position i was listening to.

 

 

weird? yes

a reason to enjoy life less? of course not

 

 

i would appreciate, if you (fiio) or someone else could give me a solution, a workaround or just a statement.

 

 

regards

 

 

EDIT:  with FLAC files its working, only MP3 behaves weird (havent tried AAC,ALAC and WAV)


Edited by fforet - 10/6/13 at 5:01am
post #5540 of 12535
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Originally Posted by PDVJAM View Post

I've been listening X3 several days already. Very good sound, but without parametric EQ I can't enjoy all my headphones with it. For example, ATH-M50 and Brainwavz M3 are sound very good, but Vsonic GR07 MK2 and Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro - very bright, with sibilants. So I hope Fiio will give us EQ.

I would also like to have parametric EQ on X3. Please, James.
X3's current hardware EQ cannot even out all peaks or valleys in headphones.

To those who care for it, please vote in this poll regarding parametric EQ:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/677571/poll-parametric-eq-on-fiio-x3
So far, 56 Headfiers have voted in the poll, 85% of which want parametric EQ.
The thread also provides some knowledge about using EQ.
post #5541 of 12535
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Originally Posted by good sound View Post
 

 

I'm not James, obviously, but earlier in this thread someone posted a quote from James that indicated  October 15 as the expected day of release for the new firmware.

 

Do take note it was a week long holiday for most of China last week :)


I am sure James and co and working on the new f/w as fast as they can.

post #5542 of 12535
To start off, thank you James and Fiio for the excellent support and extremely well priced products, considering the current and future features.

I have owned the E17 and companion E09 since the first batch of E17s hit Canadian shores. I was a liitle slower in purchasing the X3, mainly becuase I never thought it would make that much of a difference to my listening. That said, I have now owned the X3 for a month and have finally caught up and read this entire thread.

I have a decently large library of lossless audio, mainly encoded in flac. When I first heard the X3 at a local Head-fi meet, I was pleasantly surprised. The unit only contained some lossy AAC content and the included Chesky 192/24 sampler. I knew the sampler fairly well, previously having purchased it from HDTracks in 96/24 format.

Comparing it to what I remembered was enough to convince me that the $199 MSRP was a very affordable price for a player that supported high resolution lossless audio playback and I bought it 'on the spot'. You'll be happy to know that I'm even more overjoyed now that I have two 64GB microSD cards loaded with my own music.

The headphone output shines with my Shure SE530s, and even does quite well with my 250 ohm Beyerdynamic DT770 Pros. What really surprised and overwhelmed me was when I paired it using the line out with my RSA Intruder to drive my balanced Sennheiser HD800s. What an amazing combo! I had heard it at the meet using the single ended E12 with the line out, but the HD800s really sound best when driven by a balanced amp.

You and your team should be very proud of this product. It breaks the price/performance ratio into pieces and has an outstanding set of features. I will say that it sounds like the real early adopters had a bit of a tougher time at first, but you should be seriously commended and applauded for your efforts to improve the product by eliminating bugs and adding features. I am especially pleased to hear about the implementation of async 192/24 USB DAC support - unbelievable at this price point!

My thoughts on the sound signature: indeed it's a dark player, with some awesome fidelity when using the line out and the coaxial out. The headphone out is defintely suitable for IEMs and low impedance or easier to drive full size cans. I got to try it with a friends HD650s yesterday and even they were driven to satisfaction. The warmth matches well with the Intruder and HD800 combo, so much so that I now rarely use my Mac to supply my music.

Technically, I'm using the Patriot Memory 64GB Class 10 microSD cards and have had no problems with them in either formatting or being able to see all of my music after library updates. I do have a little work to do to get all of my cover art standardized and working, but I so rarely look at the screen it's not that big of a deal. The library updates on a full 64GB card took about 10 - 15 minutes, but it was fine after that - patience is a virtue!

One last thing to say - reading this entire thread was painful at times. So many people that are unwilling to do a simple search to find the answers they are looking for, especially when a lot of the early questions were answered in the first post! Please my fellow music enthusiasts, use your time wisely by making use of the search features provided by Head-fi (and even Google) when necessary.

Dale - a proud X3 owner and I'll definitely recommend it to other audiophiles and enthusiasts!

Edited for spelling/grammar....
Edited by AgentXXL - 10/6/13 at 7:30pm
post #5543 of 12535

I'm thinking of picking one of these up to replace Rockboxed Clip Zip and Rockboxed Ipod 5G - How would the x3 compare to these? is it a worthwhile upgrade? My music collection is a mixed bag of Flac and high rate MP3's but I do have some low grade recordings too.

 

Also, can anyone confirm that you can shuffle all your tracks on this, I had a colorfly c3 and didn't seem possible on that player?

post #5544 of 12535

Any news on Fiio X5 ?

post #5545 of 12535

AgentXXL,

 

I'm really intrigued by your affection for the X3's Line Out, no longer using your Mac as a transport.  I've been on the hunt for a great portable transport to Line Out for a long time.

 

AgentXXL's compelling review... (Click to show)

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Originally Posted by AgentXXL View Post

To start off, thank you James and Fiio for the excellent support and extremely well priced products, considering the current and future features.

I have owned the E17 and companion E09 since the first batch of E17s hit Canadian shores. I was a liitle slower in purchasing the X3, mainly becuase I never thought it would make that much of a difference to my listening. That said, I have now owned the X3 for a month and have finally caught up and read this entire thread.

I have a decently large library of lossless audio, mainly encoded in flac. When I first heard the X3 at a local Head-fi meet, I was pleasantly surprised. The unit only contained some lossy AAC content and the included Chesky 192/24 sampler. I knew the sampler fairly well, previously having purchased it from HDTracks in 96/24 format.

Comparing it to what I remembered was enough to convince me that the $199 MSRP was a very affordable price for a player that supported high resolution lossless audio playback and I bought it 'on the spot'. You'll be happy to know that I'm even more overjoyed now that I have two 64GB microSD cards loaded with my own music.

The headphone output shines with my Shure SE530s, and even does quite well with my 250 ohm Beyerdynamic DT770 Pros. What really surprised and overwhelmed me was when I paired it using the line out with my RSA Intruder to drive my balanced Sennheiser HD800s. What an amazing combo! I had heard it at the meet using the single ended E12 with the line out, but the HD800s really sound best when driven by a balanced amp.

You and your team should be very proud of this product. It breaks the price/performance ratio into pieces and has an outstanding set of features. I will say that it sounds like the real early adopters had a bit of a tougher time at first, but you should be seriously commended and applauded for your efforts to improve the product by eliminating bugs and adding features. I am especially pleased to hear about the implementation of async 192/24 USB DAC support - unbelievable at this price point!

My thoughts on the sound signature: indeed it's a dark player, with some awesome fidelity when using the line out and the coaxial out. The headphone out is defintely suitable for IEMs and low impedance or easier to drive full size cans. I got to try it with a friends HD650s yesterday and even they were driven to satisfaction. The warmth matches well with the Intruder and HD800 combo, so much so that I now rarely use my Mac to supply my music.

Technically, I'm using the Patriot Memory 64GB Class 10 microSD cards and have had no problems with them in either formatting or being able to see all of my music after library updates. I do have a little work to do to get all of my cover art standardized and working, but I so rarely look at the screen it's not that big of a deal. The library updates on a full 64GB card took about 10 - 15 minutes, but it was fine after that - patience is a virtue!

One last thing to say - reading this entire thread was painful at times. So many people that are unwilling to do a simple search to find the answers they are looking for, especially when a lot of the early questions were answered in the first post! Please my fellow music enthusiasts, use your time wisely by making use of the search features provided by Head-fi (and even Google) when necessary.

Dale - a proud X3 owner and I'll definitely recommend it to other audiophiles and enthusiasts!

Edited for spelling/grammar....
 

 

I've read this entire thread, having been along for the ride for quite a while, but right now, as I write this, I am unable to list the current, outstanding, unfixed bugs.  And despite the fantastic support offered by James (my sincere praise) with firmware updates knocking down the bugs left and right, my money stays in my wallet for the simple fact that I cannot find a current list of outstanding bugs.  

 

I'm waiting for the X3 to become stable, but for all I know, it might be "good enough" for me right now, yet I have no way of knowing, because I can't find a list of current bugs. In the interest of increased sales, I think it would be a great idea to go for maximum transparency by maintaining a list of current bugs, which ones are slated to be corrected in the next firmware release, which ones cannot be corrected, which ones will be deferred, etc.  

 

It's not as if FiiO is competing against DAPs that are shipped bug-free.  No way.  Everybody is releasing DAPs with lots of bugs, but I perceive FiiO to be the best DAP manufacturer out there, in terms of support and updates, so why not outshine the other brands further still by going for total transparency?  I recently returned a very expensive DAP made by one of FiiO's competitors, in short, due to all the problems it had, some of which took me completely by surprise after thoroughly reading literally everything I could find on that DAP.  

 

We all know that these "audiophile" DAPs are produced in small quantities, that many of their limitations are beyond the control of the manufacturer, in part because of dependency on 3rd party software engineers, but I just can't stand the thought of rolling the dice - gambling that I will be able to tolerate undocumented limitations.

 

Can you please tell me which firmware you are running with your X3 and what is not working correctly in the context of using the X3 as a transport for Line Out?   I'm very close to purchasing an X3 and do not want to return it for lack of knowing what I'm buying.

 

Thank you,

 

Mike

post #5546 of 12535
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Originally Posted by BigAund View Post

I'm thinking of picking one of these up to replace Rockboxed Clip Zip and Rockboxed Ipod 5G - How would the x3 compare to these? is it a worthwhile upgrade? My music collection is a mixed bag of Flac and high rate MP3's but I do have some low grade recordings too.

Also, can anyone confirm that you can shuffle all your tracks on this, I had a colorfly c3 and didn't seem possible on that player?

You won't find all the features of your Rockboxed devices, especially the parametric eq and better support for gap less playback. You will definitely hear the nuances of your recordings and it's likely that your low grade recordings might become unlistenable.

And yes, you can shuffle all your tracks on the device. I use this mode often.

Dale
post #5547 of 12535

Thanks. How is it with IEMs, does it suffer from being very 'hissy'? I have UM Merlins and I get a fair bit of Hiss from the Ipod, less from the Clip, and loads from My S4!

post #5548 of 12535
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Originally Posted by psygeist View Post
 

Any news on Fiio X5 ?

 

keep an eye out on this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/661411/

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigAund View Post
 

Thanks. How is it with IEMs, does it suffer from being very 'hissy'? I have UM Merlins and I get a fair bit of Hiss from the Ipod, less from the Clip, and loads from My S4!

 

i don't believe there's much -if any- hiss. (using my GR10's)

post #5549 of 12535
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

AgentXXL,

I'm really intrigued by your affection for the X3's Line Out, no longer using your Mac as a transport.  I've been on the hunt for a great portable transport to Line Out for a long time.

....

Can you please tell me which firmware you are running with your X3 and what is not working correctly in the context of using the X3 as a transport for Line Out?   I'm very close to purchasing an X3 and do not want to return it for lack of knowing what I'm buying.

Thank you,

Mike

I'm running firmware 1.31 which is the latest released to date. I've upgraded the firmware twice and noticed an improvement in features and bug fixes each time. The best list of known bugs, impending features and known limitations (that may never be fixed) is in the following post by JamesFiiO himself. This was posted after the release of the 1.31 firmware so it's a pretty realistic indicator of what's happening with the X3 development.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/651769/fiio-x3-thread-full-review-http-www-head-fi-org-t-663600-impression-fiio-x3-high-fi-low-price/5220#post_9810018

Let me know if you have specific questions about any of these. The ones that have affected me most are the way that gapless playback currently works and minor sorting issues in the order that albums/tracks are listed in different menus of the player. This last one can be resolved by judiciously renaming and/or retagging your files, but FiiO is also working on improvements.

Hope that helps...

Dale
post #5550 of 12535
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Originally Posted by BigAund View Post

Thanks. How is it with IEMs, does it suffer from being very 'hissy'? I have UM Merlins and I get a fair bit of Hiss from the Ipod, less from the Clip, and loads from My S4!

The only IEMs I have used with it are my Shure SE-215 and SE-530. I prefer the SE-530 pairing with the X3, but I haven't noticed any hiss with either pair. Or rather, no hiss that isn't part of a recording.

Dale
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