Originally Posted by Bytor123
I've got to agree with you - I am loathe to invest in a DAP that won't allow me to easily manage the contents - no matter how good it sounds.
And this is why, despite how many improvements the X5 makes over the X3, i cannot bring myself to be excited over it. I'm sure it will be a fantastic product. But can you really sell me this X3, have me struggling to use it, tell me "i cant" whenever i ask for the most simple of UI tweaks all while adding crazy other features like usb dac mode and worrying about stuff regular users dont give a crap about (32 bit floating point mp3 decode WHO CARES IF YOU CANT FIND THE MP3).....And after i've spend 200 bucks on this and 50 bucks on an SD card, you say "btw, we fixed everything, now spend another 300 on our new player without the issues in our last player. BTW, we might have a whole new set of issues".
Yeah, i'm totally buying an ipod. Maybe not a touch, but a classic. Sure, it doesnt have the best sound quality. But it supports rockbox, plays back just about any format i need, has an intuitive interface, huge number of accessories/docks, and gets the job done.
Fiio needs to prioritize, IMO.
EDIT: lemme step back for a second. I would appreciate if fiio shared their priorities with us, so we could see the direction the X3 is going and how the X5 plays into this. From what it seems like to me, they are trying to ditch the X3 as somewhat of a backburner project already, and are focusing all of their (EXTREMELY LIMITED) developer efforts on the X5. I really hope that isnt the case. I get that they promised a release date, but they shouldnt be rushing ANOTHER project out the door just to have it fail miserably like the X3, especially when they havent even bothered fixing the main glaring issues of the X3. This is assuming one of their main priorities doesnt involve porting the X5 firmware to the X3, but AFAIK that was entirely speculation, and there is no real hope for that.
Which is why I keep asking for the simple UI tweak or some explanation as to why a developer finds it so impossible to add that into the firmware.Edited by shrimants - 11/16/13 at 11:51am