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post #5836 of 17129
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

the new firmware will be released in days and it will supports USB DAC features, remember it supports 192k/24b USB DAC in asynchronous mode.

 

it means that you get two but only paid one.


LoL, the big bold red text looks like a banner ad saying "buy one get one free"

post #5837 of 17129
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Originally Posted by bodewalla View Post
 

Hi!

I'm new here. I wanted to keep the thread moving.

I have a X3 for quite a while and I'd like to add some interesting info:

Playing gapeless (for suitable file types) is automatic. You just need to browse your files (which is better than going in Category>Album) then turn off and on the device. X3 goes on playing in gapeless. As the X3 has a very fast initialization, I use this feature a lot.

I'm gonna try gapeless function with all the file types and I'll show the results here later. I believe that it doesn't work with lossless files.

"Welcome to Head-Fi! Sorry about your wallet"!

 

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LoL, the big bold red text looks like a banner ad saying "buy one get one free"

That would be great.

post #5838 of 17129
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 


LoL, the big bold red text looks like a banner ad saying "buy one get one free"

I believe that was the intention.:D

post #5839 of 17129
Maybe someone can help me here. Was wondering what will sound better or if there will be an improvement in sound quality? X3 coaxial to bifrost to lyr vs imac USB to bifrost to lyr. The audio are lossless and 320kbps mp3. I know X3 is a dap but if it'll outperform the imac, why not use it.
post #5840 of 17129
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Originally Posted by topgunsphd View Post

Maybe someone can help me here. Was wondering what will sound better or if there will be an improvement in sound quality? X3 coaxial to bifrost to lyr vs imac USB to bifrost to lyr. The audio are lossless and 320kbps mp3. I know X3 is a dap but if it'll outperform the imac, why not use it.

The answer is 100% subjective - it will depend entirely on personal preference. That said, I do use my X3 as my music source quite a bit. Probably more than I use my Mac these days, but maybe for a different reason. I use my MacBook Pro as a true laptop (eg. it sits on my lap when I'm using it) and hate being tethered to it by a USB cord when I need to get up and grab something to drink or just move around. With the portability of the X3, I can take it with me while I move about, a lot easier than I can with the Mac.

You'll have to try it yourself and see which you prefer. The Mac might offer better sound quality than the X3 but I think they are very similar. It's the portability that gets the X3 the majority of my recent usage.

Dale
post #5841 of 17129
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

X3 as a portable source on the go is very unlikely due to its digital output design. It's meant to be more of a portable source that you can move around and connect to large desktop setups. 

 

can you elaborate on the x3 as a "portable source on the go" being unlikely? that was my intention for getting one, plus using it as a dac+amp with my thinkpad (generic soundcard) once the new FW is released. thanks

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Do any of these firmware updates make the device more responsive? I found the response really sluggish before.

post #5844 of 17129

Wow. Going from 1.31 to 2.05 is a pretty big jump for a firmware. Wonder what has been changed (except the obvious that you can now use it as a USB DAC).

post #5845 of 17129
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Originally Posted by Marlene View Post

Wow. Going from 1.31 to 2.05 is a pretty big jump for a firmware. Wonder what has been changed (except the obvious that you can now use it as a USB DAC).

Your player can now be used as a USB DAC with mac and windows.

Also, there is some fixing with gapless playback. And also they generally psot a changelog on facebook or something.
post #5846 of 17129

No, the player does not feel snappier. Also, there still is an issue when doing a fast forward on a long track.

post #5847 of 17129
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Originally Posted by Photofan1986 View Post
 

No, the player does not feel snappier. Also, there still is an issue when doing a fast forward on a long track.

 

Ugh. This really needs to be fixed on the next firmware. DAC use is nice and all, but the original intended use of the X3 is as a DAP and that is compromised by how sluggish it is between tracks.

post #5848 of 17129
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Originally Posted by Photofan1986 View Post                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Also, there still is an issue when doing a fast forward on a long track.

oh no :frown:

 

this is so annoying,

 

i cant see why they didnt solve this.:blink: 


Edited by fforet - 10/24/13 at 10:23am
post #5849 of 17129

Also, still no proper album/artist tag support :(

post #5850 of 17129
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Originally Posted by shrimants View Post


Your player can now be used as a USB DAC with mac and windows.

Also, there is some fixing with gapless playback. And also they generally psot a changelog on facebook or something.

 

I know. Didn´t want the DAC function, but... oh well, people seem to want it. 

 

The changelog hasn´t been posted yet, that´s why I asked in the first place.

 

From the few moments I´ve had with the new firmware I found that it might be slightly faster. For me, a track change doesn´t take as long as before. Still longer compared to others but now it feels usable. I definitely think it´s an improvement.

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