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post #8056 of 12952
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post


Lol duh ....but if u read it right u would my gripes are about a sound signature not technicalities. It matched well with my akg k545 because they are opposites of each other and maintained balance. So it's not for me and for sale. : ). But all the hp's I have had despite sig sound more like able and transparent through the iMac. When looking for more technical things like details etc I find the fiio to be fine and found the bass more textured.

On the go I would still prefer a more balanced and less congested sound. I think a c&c bh 2 as an amp or a c5 would probably do the trick.

c5 is great and transparent amp .... they said :rolleyes:


Edited by Mmet - 1/18/14 at 2:14pm
post #8057 of 12952
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Lol duh ....but I don't have to like it and never had such gripes about my cheap Sansa clip It matched well with my akg k545 because they are opposites of each other and maintained balance. So it's not for me and for sale. : ). But all the hp's I have had despite sig sound more like able and transparent through the iMac. When looking for more technical things like details etc I find the fiio to be fine and found the bass more textured.

On the go I would still prefer a more balanced and less congested sound. I think a c&c bh 2 as an amp or a c5 would probably do the trick.


Not trying to dissuade you from selling your X3, just want to say that my X3 took a little while to open up sonically. I know some people don't believe in electronics burn in but the amp stage of any player takes a while to completely come into its own in my experience. Just for reference, after 300+ hours my X3 doesn't sound less transparent or significantly darker than my rockboxed Sansa Fuze(s) or Clip+. YMMV

post #8058 of 12952

Thanks to Joe0Bloggs, I figured out why the files weren't working.  Both the bit rate and sampling were too low.  After some conversion and upsampling, I am pleased to say that I have each and every one working perfectly with proper tags and album art.


Thanks for the help!

post #8059 of 12952
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Originally Posted by Mmet View Post
 

c5 is great and transparent amp .... they said :rolleyes:

after peeping your list of headphones I can see the fiio x3 making a great match with shure headphones. All of the ones i have heard are bright and lack body. the body of the x3 sounds like a good synergy with a shure product. 

post #8060 of 12952
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

after peeping your list of headphones I can see the fiio x3 making a great match with shure headphones. All of the ones i have heard are bright and lack body. the body of the x3 sounds like a good synergy with a shure product. 
For me the X3 has a slightly warmer sound signature. Hence the best pairing would be neutral or slightly brighter phones. IEMs like W4R sounds even warmer and darker with it. I didn't enjoy pairing W4R with the X3. Shure will be a better match as they're not on the warmer side of things but leaning towards slightly bright for me. smily_headphones1.gif
post #8061 of 12952
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Originally Posted by xaddictionx View Post


For me the X3 has a slightly warmer sound signature. Hence the best pairing would be neutral or slightly brighter phones. IEMs like W4R sounds even warmer and darker with it. I didn't enjoy pairing W4R with the X3. Shure will be a better match as they're not on the warmer side of things but leaning towards slightly bright for me. smily_headphones1.gif

reason why it matched well with the akg k545.

post #8062 of 12952
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

after peeping your list of headphones I can see the fiio x3 making a great match with shure headphones. All of the ones i have heard are bright and lack body. the body of the x3 sounds like a good synergy with a shure product. 

i purchased x3 & se535 after reading many researches and reviews on sound signature of each one ....and you are right they fit each other very well 

post #8063 of 12952

I've received my Fiio X3 and my Soundmagic HP100. I am very happy so far. The only problem I encountered is when using X3 as a DAC with Foobar 2k the screen only showed 44/16 so I installed Foobar 2000 Wasapi plugin and now the sample rate changes but the bit depth is stuck at whatever I set it at in Foobar2000 wasapi plugin config screen. Most of my stuff is 16 bit CD rips.

 

How did everyone else get it to work properly?

 

I must say, though, that this is the only tiny issue (and I'm sure it's just me not knowing what I'm doing) I've had with this thing so far. I'm loving the sound, I've had goose-bumps from some tracks, I updated the firmware no problem, I scanned about 7G of tunes from the external SD Card into the database in about 2 seconds, that worked fine. I usually just browse by directory anyway.

 

Oh yeah, and .cue sheets, I can't get that to work.

 

B.

post #8064 of 12952

Hi all.

 

I'm leaning towards getting an X3 and I've read a few posts saying that the line out of the X3 maybe too powerful for a typical Aux In of a car stereo... mine is the stock setup on my BMW Mini Cooper S (so can't just change the head unit).

 

So, this maybe a long shot but has anyone had this issue with playing audio out through the line out of an X3 in their Mini?

post #8065 of 12952
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Originally Posted by locksbury View Post
 

Hi all.

 

I'm leaning towards getting an X3 and I've read a few posts saying that the line out of the X3 maybe too powerful for a typical Aux In of a car stereo... mine is the stock setup on my BMW Mini Cooper S (so can't just change the head unit).

 

So, this maybe a long shot but has anyone had this issue with playing audio out through the line out of an X3 in their Mini?

You can use the headphone jack instead.  The audio will be then adjustable by the onboard hardware and thus saving your vehicle's hardware. It may not be 'pure' audio, but the sound is already going to be quite nice anyways.

post #8066 of 12952

Cheers Saidear. It may have to come to that, but after having headphone sockets on my prior devices break (ipod touch and my current mobile phone), I'm a little paranoid to break the headphone socket on the X3 if I get one. I was hoping that I could use the headphone and line out sockets for their respective duties and thus half the wear 'n' tear. :confused_face(1):

post #8067 of 12952
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Originally Posted by locksbury View Post

Hi all.

I'm leaning towards getting an X3 and I've read a few posts saying that the line out of the X3 maybe too powerful for a typical Aux In of a car stereo... mine is the stock setup on my BMW Mini Cooper S (so can't just change the head unit).

So, this maybe a long shot but has anyone had this issue with playing audio out through the line out of an X3 in their Mini?
I don't have a Mini but I do run the Line Out of the X3 into the Aux In port on my 2009 Vibe factory head unit without any issue. I actually have to turn the volume up a little bit louder with the X3 connected than I do with the XM audio or CD.
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post #8068 of 12952
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Originally Posted by Bunders View Post

I've received my Fiio X3 and my Soundmagic HP100. I am very happy so far. The only problem I encountered is when using X3 as a DAC with Foobar 2k the screen only showed 44/16 so I installed Foobar 2000 Wasapi plugin and now the sample rate changes but the bit depth is stuck at whatever I set it at in Foobar2000 wasapi plugin config screen. Most of my stuff is 16 bit CD rips.

How did everyone else get it to work properly?

I must say, though, that this is the only tiny issue (and I'm sure it's just me not knowing what I'm doing) I've had with this thing so far. I'm loving the sound, I've had goose-bumps from some tracks, I updated the firmware no problem, I scanned about 7G of tunes from the external SD Card into the database in about 2 seconds, that worked fine. I usually just browse by directory anyway.

Oh yeah, and .cue sheets, I can't get that to work.

B.

Just set it to 24bits then. Foobar will simply pad 16bit songs with zeros, it's still effectively bit perfect. As for cue files, they have to be separate cue files named the same as the cued music file and be in ANSI or UTF-8 (with BOM) format. smily_headphones1.gif
post #8069 of 12952
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

As for cue files, they have to be separate cue files named the same as the cued music file and be in ANSI or UTF-8 (with BOM) format. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Maybe he means cue files for mp3s? They don't work ...

post #8070 of 12952

i have X3 for 2 months now. And i dont recomend it to anyone.

1) It crashes and freezes a lot. Actual UI is pretty good apart from crashes.

2) It has some weird noises when in song is few frequencies(It isnt hiss)

3) It doesnt sound any better than 2012 Ipod classic

4) It needs 4-6 hours to recharge

i also would like horizontal screen like ipod classic, because i cant readsong names in folder view - screen is too narrow.

64Gb card works withount any issue.

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