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it is full metal back, why do you think it is plastic with aluminium coating ? it feel cool when you touch it.

To be honest, I don't know much about materials, coatings and metals.

 

I usually can't tell if something is plastic coated onto metal or if it's actually full plastic.

 

It's hard to tell many times what material is what.

 

But I guess you are right. It is cold when you touch it

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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

 

it is full metal back, why do you think it is plastic with aluminium coating ? it feel cool when you touch it.

 

 

It feels like coating, but not a whole piece of metal.

Thanks for your clarification.

 

-It does feel cool for the bezel and the back.

 

 


Edited by duyu - 5/4/13 at 10:31pm
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Thanks for the info duyu and James!

 

Even with the build quality being not up to the current Fiio standards, it still looks very sturdy. Just have to wait till I can get one to play with :)

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X3 vs Miniplayer A/B testing.  Unsurprisingly, the winner is X3.

 

I guess some people (not those who have been using a portable amp) do concern about the portability of X3.

But considering that X3 has the coaxical out, line out, TF card slot, and most importantly a powerful amp, I think this size and weight are justifiable.

 

But it's always better to be thinner and lighter for a portable gadget.

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Hi Duyu,

Can you please share your hearing impression? Best with the comparisons with Ipod, Sony, Cowon and Hisound player.

Thanks,

Ricky

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Hi Duyu,

Can you please share your hearing impression? Best with the comparisons with Ipod, Sony, Cowon and Hisound player.

Thanks,

Ricky

 

As I remember, ClieOS has compared X3 with some DAPs. Try searching this thread.

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@ ClieOS, Did you try the X3's digital out with an external DAC? will you?....wink.gif

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@ ClieOS, Did you try the X3's digital out with an external DAC? will you?....wink.gif

 

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Thank youbiggrin.gif, meant something less portable....cool.gif

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Thank youbiggrin.gif, meant something less portable....cool.gif


Well, it works on one then it will works on all. I tested on a FireStone Audio Fubar HD as well, but nothing special to report.

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My Sansa Zip Clip just died on me and i'm looking for another good player. This looks really promising.. Subbed! smily_headphones1.gif

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Well, it works on one then it will works on all. I tested on a FireStone Audio Fubar HD as well, but nothing special to report.

 

 

 

The coaxial output of X3 works on my AV amp. But if you want to have this setup, remember to change the input mode to digital (rather than Auto), and cancel the HDMI input. I committed this mistake and thought it was the problem of X3.

 

It is great to have a 24bit digital source. It will be much easier for me to play music with speakers.

I guess lots of people who have hi-fi are interested in/have been finding a convenient digital source like this.

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It is great to have a 24bit digital source.

 

You also need to be sure your DAC on the source supports 24bit decoding, as well as whatever bitrate the music is encoded. If the receiver is only 16/44.1, then all your 24/96 music on X3 still won't play correctly.

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ClieOS,

 

Thanks for all your help on this thread here.

Can you comment on the noise floor of X3?

How "black" is the background when using low impedance BA IEMs?  AK100's are known for how silent they are, and was wondering if X3 achieves a similar level of low noise floor.  

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Never mind my previous post -- found your ClieOS' comments on noise/hiss on page 44.

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