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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

The big question is why it works like a charm for some people and not at all for others? Could there be any difference in the hardware between batches since the software is the same for everybody?

I know very little about the technical stuff but I think it's strange with this huge differences......

Micro SD cards, especially those greater than 32g. 

64g and greater SD cards (SDXC) are pre-formatted with exFAT file system, which is not recognized by many devices unless they are VERY current and up to date.

SDXC SD cards need to be reformatted (FAT16, FAT32, NTFS etc..) in order to be compatible with non-SDXC devices.


Edited by Musiccc - 1/8/14 at 11:11pm
post #7697 of 9371
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Originally Posted by Yeknodathon View Post
 

Yes, I've taken a screw driver to the wee hole and bit by bit and levering it open.. this blasted compact flash card will fit if its the last thing I do on this Earth

Please use Youtube instructions on how to correctly insert an mSD card into a FiiO X3.

 

Using screw drivers in locations such as the mSD slot, moistned napkins, spray-painted mSD cards, Fleabay music, and the precarious naming of your FiiO Fiona may not be covered by warranty later on.

 

But if this is what your spirit tells you to do. Go with the wind pony boy. 

post #7698 of 9371
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Originally Posted by Togril View Post

Blimey.
I have been looking for a decent portable DAP for ages, was going to go colorfly C3, but really didn't like the responses on the forums, so I looked and was excited about the X3, its format /codec recognition... Very excited.

But reading (wading) through this thread makes me wonder.
Does ANYONE have a normal, working, stable X3?
Surely it's not that much to ask? I just see more and more products being released that just don't work sensibly.....which means you (we) are getting ripped off. Seriously, has this just become accepted behaviour out there? Or is it just a very few units (worrying enough).

I would welcome any decent repsonses that tell me to pull my meagre savings on one, because it is actually lot of money to me.

Does it actually work? Properly?
And if it does - anyone know of an Australian dealer, so I can legally return it if its busted?

Sincerely,
VERY Confused of Darwin.

I'm using mine with a 32 GB card and drag and drops all files to it. I've done all the updates and always keep the card in the X3.

I have not have one single problem with mine since I got it in august, so yes it's possible to get a perfect unit but judging from this thread getting trouble is more likely wink.gif
post #7699 of 9371
Perhaps the biggest problem Fiio and manufacturers of similar devices face is one they have zero control over. That being, the actual music files and folder structure people put on these devices. It doesn't matter how good the device is if it is loaded up with poorly created and perhaps poorly tagged digital music files. Anyone can pay their money and get a chance to try out the device. That doesn't mean they know anything at all about working properly with digital music files. It is possible that the people here who are not having problems might be better at this than the people who are. Fiio has to work with the folks having problems and if it were me I would tell the people having problems to try putting a bare minimum of music on the internal storage only and see how that works. If that is fine then I'd say to examine the rest of the music to make sure it is properly created and tagged and then to add say, ten albums at a time and see how that works.
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Originally Posted by Togril View Post


VERY Confused of Darwin.

 

Hi, just my point of view, any forum will have fanboys and posters with enough serious problems in need of advice to want help and the occasional silly person (me) so I guess I'd want to ask myself how representative the boards are? I might be confident in suggesting there are perhaps a whole bunch of others satisfied who do not feel the urge the post?

 

I'm an X3 owner of less than 24 hours so my experience is almost nil. First impressions are good. I have no issue with the button pushing interface and apart from a USB issue that magically sorted itself out by using common sense I'd say the musical fidelity experience is better than Cowon good; a deal breaker for me. Whether that is due to using FLAC files for the first time or new earphones or X3 or combination of all 3 I do not know.

 

The forums seem friendly and Fiio appears to be responsive and want to develop the product. I think this is a good recipe for success.

 

I'd say the X3 appears to demand some patience and care of operation, But I guess that goes with any high-end product that is effectively still under development in terms of firmware. For me, this is an accepted risk, I don't mind investing the time!


Edited by Yeknodathon - 1/8/14 at 11:29pm
post #7701 of 9371
thanks, I guess I started out with enthusiastic yays....this then turned to incredulity!

I was trying to take note of how many were repeat posts, but 500+ pages.....
post #7702 of 9371
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Originally Posted by Togril View Post

thanks, I guess I started out with enthusiastic yays....this then turned to incredulity!

I was trying to take note of how many were repeat posts, but 500+ pages.....

500 pages is pretty low ball.

 

Panda home thread is about to reach 7,000.

post #7703 of 9371
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Originally Posted by aangen View Post

Perhaps the biggest problem Fiio and manufacturers of similar devices face is one they have zero control over. That being, the actual music files and folder structure people put on these devices. It doesn't matter how good the device is if it is loaded up with poorly created and perhaps poorly tagged digital music files. Anyone can pay their money and get a chance to try out the device. That doesn't mean they know anything at all about working properly with digital music files. It is possible that the people here who are not having problems might be better at this than the people who are. Fiio has to work with the folks having problems and if it were me I would tell the people having problems to try putting a bare minimum of music on the internal storage only and see how that works. If that is fine then I'd say to examine the rest of the music to make sure it is properly created and tagged and then to add say, ten albums at a time and see how that works.


+1

Also try with a different micro SD no greater than 32g.

post #7704 of 9371
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Originally Posted by Togril View Post

thanks, I guess I started out with enthusiastic yays....this then turned to incredulity!

I was trying to take note of how many were repeat posts, but 500+ pages.....


Agreed, X3 needs it own forum with separate threads for techie issues, general comments etc

post #7705 of 9371
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Originally Posted by Yeknodathon View Post
 


Agreed, X3 needs it own forum with separate threads for techie issues, general comments etc

FiiO gets to have its own 'section' on Head-Fi..its just that nobody goes there. -_-

post #7706 of 9371
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Originally Posted by aangen View Post
It doesn't matter how good the device is if it is loaded up with poorly created and perhaps poorly tagged digital music files.

 

Spot on, I'd agree this is very important and will demand investment of time and patience to get right, at least with EAC, X3 will only be as good as the files it is fed,,,yum, yum, yum gimme more fresh, pristine files. Probably easier methods around but I like things to be German and difficult

post #7707 of 9371
oh, bollo#ks.
I'm going to buy it anyway.


Ok, The only place I can see to buy is eBay:
Here

Any comments on vendors before I commit my sanity to a bucket and go to paypal?

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif
post #7708 of 9371
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Originally Posted by Togril View Post

oh, bollo#ks.
I'm going to buy it anyway.


Ok, The only place I can see to buy is eBay:
Here

Any comments on vendors before I commit my sanity to a bucket and go to paypal?

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

What country are you in?

 

Use this to find authorized dealers

http://fiio.net/where/index.aspx

post #7709 of 9371
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

FiiO gets to have its own 'section' on Head-Fi..its just that nobody goes there. -_-

 

Well that is just so elitist and pants,, making the newbs go through 500 pages... of course I looked at page one.. sod that for a lark, going straight to 500 and dive in.

post #7710 of 9371
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Any comments on vendors before I commit my sanity to a bucket and go to paypal?

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

 

Got mine from a UK seller via Amazon; at least then I have some security to return with confidence if not what I want or faulty?

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