Originally Posted by sashua
Hello all, I am looking for a portable DAC/amp for my X3 with 24/192 resolution and a low noise floor.
I am using Alpha Dogs and want a bit more volume and clarity.
I am sure that many options have been mentioned in this thread but there are SO many pages!
Can I please get a few recommendations?
The only way to use another portable DAC/Amp with the X3 is if that device supports Coaxial input. There are converters, but those will make your setup bulky past no return. Coaxial is already making this bulky.
I recommend using just another amplifier add on. Look around at people who have owned the Alpha Dogs or possibly even other T50RP variants and in the amps that they like with it.
IT's much easier to use just another portable amp with the X3 than another DAC(while on the go).
If you want to stay with FiiO, the E12 and or E18 may be an option. Otherwise there are popular untis from Leckerton, iBasso, Astell Kern, ALO, RSA etc
For the most part though, the X3 is basically supposed to do what you have as criteria without any other 'add ons'. But of course, if you are unsatisfied, you can add stuf onto it.
Originally Posted by Yeknodathon
That would be alarming and I daresay would cause not a little panic. A casual pass through these pages does suggest that a lobotomy procedure with the odd suppository where needed does restore the X3 to expected behaviour.
Lobotomy? I've performed that procedure 3 times on my Fanda FiiO. It didn't come out un-scathed. I always had to perform life-saving procedures on it after I performed the database lobotomization.
What do you know. Just did a check. 9 more posts and I'll have contributed 500 posts to this thread