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post #7126 of 17125
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Originally Posted by HWTest View Post
 

 

I see light at the end of the tunnel :gs1000smile:

+1, I'm still very impressed with the way Fiio stand by their products!

post #7127 of 17125
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


This was the statement by James before he went to have his operation
www.head-fi.org/t/651769/the-fiio-x3-thread/6600#post_10003273
It stated that fixing Ogg Vorbis decoding was on high priority.

I just talked with the chief engineer and he stated that the firmware update containing fixes to Ogg Vorbis decoding is targeted for January release. Apart from this there's good news and bad news:
Bad news: if we miss the firmware release on January, the Chinese new year holidays will mean that the update will be pushed back to March.
Good news: we now aim to release updates to mp3 and other lossy formats' decoding in conjunction with the Ogg Vorbis fix. L3000.gif

That's good to hear. 

 

Perhaps there was a mixed communication issue.  The person I was speaking with at FiiO customer service told me several days ago that the engineers were busy with the upcoming X5 so the release of new firmware for X3 would be delayed, and that it wasn't clear when said firmware would be released. 

 

I will say that I am very impressed with the care, communicativeness, and honesty with which FiiO approaches customer service, from the exchanges that I have had.  Excellent.


Edited by steelglam - 12/18/13 at 6:08am
post #7128 of 17125
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


What's probably happening is that the E11 is taking the high level line output of the X3 and further amplifying it. The voltage gain of the X3+E11 combo may indeed be higher than the X3's headphone output alone. Voltage gain dictates how loud the system will be heard, regardless of how loud the system can drive headphones in a distortion-free way. On the other hand, have you actually had to peg the volume on either the X3 or the X3+E11, or are you making your statement on relative loudness based on relative volume knob travel between the X3 and E11 (er, well the X3 doesn't have a volume knob, but you know what I mean)

Thank you for confirming the technical explanation I was thinking (but didn't want to sound too dumb to ask if I was totally wrong).

 

I usually run the X3 at "26" volume setting.  Adjusting the E11 to match (as well as I can by ear) has it showing the "2" slightly off centre towards the one.  I.E. less than 25% of the volume versus the ~43% I listen to on the X3.

 

As an aside, on some tracks when I really want to get head banging, ears bleeding loud on, with the X3/E11 combo I'm at a bit more than "4" where I had it maxed using the HO of the Note II/LO of the Ipod and then it still wasn't as loud.

post #7129 of 17125

I`m having issues with my X3 that i bought for my wife for Xmas. I received the X3 two days ago from the Micca Store, my plan was to load her music on the device so on Xmas day she would be good to go. First thing i noticed was that the instructions leave a lot to be desired, this device is not for the casual consumer. After figuring the thing out and listening with the loaded music i decided to charge the unit, after charging the unit the preloaded music was missing, no files  it`s as if the unit had been wiped clean no memory nothing. Has anyone else experienced this?

 

 I contacted the Micca Store but have not heard back and after reading some reviews about their customer service i`m a little worried, it`s my first buy from the Micca store. Was hoping to get this sorted before Xmas but it`s not looking good.

post #7130 of 17125

First of all, install the latest firmware.

Try to connect it to a computer to see if the files are really missing. Try to run chkdsk (Windows), first without fixing eventual errors.


Edited by HWTest - 12/18/13 at 9:47am
post #7131 of 17125

The memory somehow has been erased along with the music format menu.  I have almost the full 8GB of internal memory left now where as before i charged the unit there was only 5 GB. I do not want to have a loss of information each time i charge the unit.

post #7132 of 17125

Did you use to format menu?

post #7133 of 17125

Before i charged the unit yes, now there is none.

post #7134 of 17125

That explains it. The format menu is there for formatting the SD card, but if there is none, it most probably formats the internal flash.

Format means erasing everything.

Charging has nothing to do with it.

post #7135 of 17125

That is why i`m thinking it`s the unit itself. Why would charging erase the internal memory? The format menu was there so now how do i even format the internal flash with no options or menu? What is weird, i would not think that the format menu would be part of the internal flash, all other aspects of the menu are intact. Very frustrating device and i have not heard back from Micca Store yet either.

post #7136 of 17125

I see no connection between charging and erasing the internal flash

Maybe the format menu disappears, when there are no data on the internal flash?

The firmware is not stored on "that" internal flash. Formatting it doesn't affect other functions of the player - it is used to store music files and the database of music files.

I don't think there is anything wrong with your X3.

post #7137 of 17125

I understand how the unit works.  Charging  should not erase the internal memory but it did, music should not have to be uploaded every time the unit is charged. The unit seems very dated in it`s approach towards it`s goals, if your correct and this is normal i want my money back, in this day and age nothing should be so difficult.

post #7138 of 17125

I have a question for X3 owners. How does the rewind/fast-forward operation work when the button is held longer? Does the speed of the fast-forwarding increase?

The reason I'm asking this is the following. Let's say I have a 120-minute music file (like a DJ mix) and want to start listening to it at 50:00. Can I fast-forward to that point relatively fast?

Also, when I turn X3 off and then back on, does it remember the previous position in the song that was playing? (If I listen at 50:00 and turn it off, will it return to 50:00 or to 0:00?)

post #7139 of 17125
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Originally Posted by dj3500 View Post

I have a question for X3 owners. How does the rewind/fast-forward operation work when the button is held longer? Does the speed of the fast-forwarding increase?
The reason I'm asking this is the following. Let's say I have a 120-minute music file (like a DJ mix) and want to start listening to it at 50:00. Can I fast-forward to that point relatively fast?
Also, when I turn X3 off and then back on, does it remember the previous position in the song that was playing? (If I listen at 50:00 and turn it off, will it return to 50:00 or to 0:00?)
Yes to both of your questions.
post #7140 of 17125
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Originally Posted by RH 67 View Post

I understand how the unit works.  Charging  should not erase the internal memory but it did, music should not have to be uploaded every time the unit is charged. The unit seems very dated in it`s approach towards it`s goals, if your correct and this is normal i want my money back, in this day and age nothing should be so difficult.
That is not true at all, you personally have to delete something for it to go away. I would not believe anything anyone writes unless they have this DAP.
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