Originally Posted by shrimants
Guys, ive noticed that when i select a song to play, i get 2 "pops". I dont think they are loud or damaging, but it worries me. It should be perfectly silent before a song starts playing. This just reminds me of when the Schiit gear was destroying headphones.....
Also, compared to O2/amb gamma 2 full++ combo with HD650 the x3 sounds a little "muffled". maybe this is the "veil" that people talk about on the HD650 but its not there with the o2/gamma2F++ combo, so perhaps the X3 just doesnt drive them properly?
This is on low gain mode, mind you. I dont know what the convention is: Is there a difference between Low gain/high volume and High gain/low volume? Does it change the voltage/current output characteristics? or will the output into a fixed load always be the same?
EDIT 3: just kidding, did some AB testing, fiio X3 is just a tiny bit warmer overall. Actually its rather preferable. very bowers and wilkins speaker like sound.
BTW guys i sent a list of bug fixes/features to Joe today. Let me know if theres anything specifically you'd like to see on there in addition to the Artist/Album sorting thing and the track numbers thing. Heres what I sent:
• Slow track forward/previous. I’ve heard it mentioned
• MP3 decoding problems and bit-depth issues (head-fi’s Marlene has details)
• Multiple button presses required for volume change and track increase (one button press to turn on screen, another button press to do the action) This is just something I’ve noticed slows down my usage of the player. I think it should require some discussion, maybe have your team use the player and see what they think.
• Gapless Playback Tiny Pops (still hearing some reports here and there, could just be peoples’ files, I’m not having any issues).
• Remember Browsing position. VERY annoying when player shuts down and doesn’t remember its location in browse mode, its playlist/last playing list of tracks, etc. The player seems to completely wipe all memory except settings when it shuts down instead of doing a “sleep” mode.
• Ability to navigate from a playing track to containing album or folder (usually regarded as the current playlist). These options could be added to the track information screen (long press back).
• Instead of using Volume +/- keys to change menu items, use play/pause button to cycle through menu items. This makes volume buttons ALWAYS volume, so you can always change volume. The “OK” button is sufficient for changing menu items. Again, discuss this with your team, as this is a pretty major change in usability but it will make the player operation smoother IMO.
• I noticed the player is incompatible with devices that mount USB drives. Receivers, blu-ray players, cars, etc. This is because the player appears as 2 different storage mediums (internal and TF card). It would be good if you could choose which one to mount, and that way this player would be USB compatible with many more off-the-shelf products because it would appear as a simple FAT32 flash drive instead of as 2 separate drives.