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post #7426 of 17125
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Originally Posted by SonusAudio View Post
 

Fiio X3 is more warmer, iBasso DX50 is more nuetral sounding. Fiio X3 also has the more powerful amplifier.

have you heard both?

post #7427 of 17125
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

have you heard both?

Yes. I find them both great sounding portables. However the extra power output of the X3 can never hurt. :)

post #7428 of 17125
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

239 vs 199 puts them in the same price bracket

Got my X3 on cyber monday sale for 139.00....already had one paid 200.00 saw the deal and returned the other  :beyersmile: Save my 100.00 towards the X5

post #7429 of 17125
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Originally Posted by CalliopeK View Post

Aangen- I'm trying that option, thanks! It's a less direct path than I'd like, but it works. Incidentally, now when I select "play all"I seem to get songs by only the same handful of artists, rather than a larger random range. That's weird too.

When you use the file browser function you are in fact selecting a subset of songs from which to play. So when you browse to a folder, play all will only play all from what is in that folder and any folders within that folder. So to reset and playall of everything on the player you need to browse files BACK to the root. (where it says internal and external storage.) Then when you play all from there it does the whole thing again.

 

It eventually makes sense and I find it even logical. (I like it better than how an iPod operates)

post #7430 of 17125
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Originally Posted by nonrality View Post

Either your cable is bad or it's a cheap charger. It should be 50% faster assuming the X3 can use 1.5A. And I believe it can. Probably a poor charger. A good 2.1 should cost between $10-$15.

Not to mention a cable capable of handling that level of current.  Most USB cables are good for around 1A, though the Note 2/Note 3 OEM cables are designed to handle higher current (thicker wires) so will give you the most amount of power.  

post #7431 of 17125
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Originally Posted by Saidear View Post
 

Not to mention a cable capable of handling that level of current.  Most USB cables are good for around 1A, though the Note 2/Note 3 OEM cables are designed to handle higher current (thicker wires) so will give you the most amount of power.  

 

I'm using the original cable.

The charger (2,1A) wasn't cheap and charges other devices faster, than the old (1A) one.

I've ordered another 2,1A charger (different type) to rule out the charger.

post #7432 of 17125

Happy New Year all!

While I'm waiting for the release/ reviews for the Vsonic Vsd3, I was wondering if anybody has had a listen to the X3 using Audio-Technica ATH-IM50's? From the impressions I've read they seem to be a more neutral sounding iem, so it should hopefully balance the X3's warmth. Right now I got Phonak PFE111s (grey filter) and am pretty happy with their sig. Looking to get a dynamic with a similar sound. Should be able to get the IM50 to Canada for ~$70 shipped from Japan so that's right in my price range.

Cheers

post #7433 of 17125
Oh boy... Oh boy .... I played my favorite songs for the first time in my new X3 with ATH A900X. What a great joy!!! I cried with a big smile in my face smily_headphones1.gifsmily_headphones1.gifsmily_headphones1.gif
post #7434 of 17125

Hi GUYS 

i am new here and this is my first post in head fi ....but i am with head fi from mostly 3 years !!!!

just ordered to import fiio x3 as my new dap ...... and can't wait till it reaches my hands :D as i was following the project of x3 from its start from approx 3 years or so  till it saw the light :bigsmile_face:  ....i have now ipod touch 4 & fiio e11 with my very new Shure SE535 cl ..... just wonder how fiio x3 sounds with my new shures ? (as i find them slightly light in bass with ipod)

 

sorry for my bad English as it is not my first language :redface: 

post #7435 of 17125
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Originally Posted by Mmet View Post

Hi GUYS 
i am new here and this is my first post in head fi ....but i am with head fi from mostly 3 years !!!!
just ordered to import fiio x3 as my new dap ...... and can't wait till it reaches my hands biggrin.gif  as i was following the project of x3 from its start from approx 3 years or so  till it saw the light bigsmile_face.gif   ....i have now ipod touch 4 & fiio e11 with my very new Shure SE535 cl ..... just wonder how fiio x3 sounds with my new shures ? (as i find them slightly light in bass with ipod)

sorry for my bad English as it is not my first language redface.gif  

I use the older Shure SE530s with the FiiO X3 plus the E11 amp together, and find the sound quite wonderful - certainly exponentially better (and bass-rich) than the iPod used the same way. I think you will be thrilled with your new combo.
post #7436 of 17125

wow !! is there a benefit from attaching fiio e11 with the x3 ??....i thought it wont benefit from such bairing too much ! and in terms of resolution and sound stage is it better than ipod with fiio e11 ? and thanks for your reply :smile: 


Edited by Mmet - 1/2/14 at 10:06am
post #7437 of 17125

I have owned my X3 for a little longer than a month now and I have been wondering whether the different gain settings affect the battery life. Will the battery drain much more quickly if the X3 is set to high gain?

 

Another thing I have been wondering is the relationship between the impedance of earphones and battery life of the X3. Does a higher impedance earphone/headphone drain the X3's battery more quickly? Or does it work the other way round?

 

All my music on my X3 are 44.1kHz/16bit FLAC files and playing them at a volume range between 24-32 (average around 28), I get about a battery life of 10.5 hours. The X3's product page on FiiO's website mentions that battery life will be improved to around 12-15 hours with firmware upgrades. So I am curious if the latest firmware is able to provide 12-15 hours of playback? Has anyone else tested the battery life and managed to get 12-15 hours? How much does the type of files affect battery life? Might it be that playing FLAC files drains the battery more quickly? I would appreciate it if anyone can share their experience regarding battery life, gain settings and the impact of earphones/headphones with different impedance on the X3's battery life. Thank you!

post #7438 of 17125
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Originally Posted by ClassicalViola View Post
 

I have owned my X3 for a little longer than a month now and I have been wondering whether the different gain settings affect the battery life. Will the battery drain much more quickly if the X3 is set to high gain?

 

Another thing I have been wondering is the relationship between the impedance of earphones and battery life of the X3. Does a higher impedance earphone/headphone drain the X3's battery more quickly? Or does it work the other way round?

 

All my music on my X3 are 44.1kHz/16bit FLAC files and playing them at a volume range between 24-32 (average around 28), I get about a battery life of 10.5 hours. The X3's product page on FiiO's website mentions that battery life will be improved to around 12-15 hours with firmware upgrades. So I am curious if the latest firmware is able to provide 12-15 hours of playback? Has anyone else tested the battery life and managed to get 12-15 hours? How much does the type of files affect battery life? Might it be that playing FLAC files drains the battery more quickly? I would appreciate it if anyone can share their experience regarding battery life, gain settings and the impact of earphones/headphones with different impedance on the X3's battery life. Thank you!

 

 

Here are my battery testing results, X3 set to low gain, volume 30, Sennheiser CX-300 connected.

 

10 hours - mp3 96 kbps (spoken word)

6 hours -  flac 44.1/16

 

No fiddling around with the player during the tests, screen was only on on the start of the test.

 

Nowhere near the 12-15 hours.

post #7439 of 17125

Does anybody use their Fiio X3 during exercise, and if so hvve you found a case that fits it that can be strapped to your arm via an armband?  I'm thinking especially of something with a clear plastic front so that you can still access the controls on the player, and that then straps to your arm.  I've found the player to be a bit too bulky to put in your pocket when running.

post #7440 of 17125

You can get the leather case from fiio then make 2 parallel cuts at the sides of the case then insert the arm straps from the cuts that  you made

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