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post #8131 of 12999
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post


Ha, I knew it lol

Did you order from MP4Nation?
Why you doing that?

I doubt the E11 will have any sort of positive effect on the sound.
Possibly, with future FW updates.

You might wanna post that in the bug/suggestions thread.

i feel adding the e11 to x3 gives a warmer detailed sound, am I wrong in my approach in this.

 

on another subject which is a better amp e11 or e12 which gives a warm detailed sound, I hate it when mids are so exaggerated and sharp it hurts my ears.

post #8132 of 12999
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post

i feel adding the e11 to x3 gives a warmer detailed sound, am I wrong in my approach in this.

on another subject which is a better amp e11 or e12 which gives a warm detailed sound, I hate it when mids are so exaggerated and sharp it hurts my ears.

If you're happy with the sound you're not wrong wink.gif

That amp in the x3 is more powerful which could give better sound. Many people (including myself) find the x3 to sound better then the e11.

In the end it comes down to personal preference (as long as the amp can drive the phones).
post #8133 of 12999

I'm running a Win7 64 bit and the X3 (FW 2.1) does not even get recognized. The settings on the player are set to DAC. What am I doing wrong?

post #8134 of 12999
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Originally Posted by droilfade View Post

I'm running a Win7 64 bit and the X3 (FW 2.1) does not even get recognized. The settings on the player are set to DAC. What am I doing wrong?

Did you reboot after installing the driversoftware?
Do you use a usb port on the front or back of your computer?
Do you use the USB cable that came with it?
post #8135 of 12999
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


Did you reboot after installing the driversoftware?
Do you use a usb port on the front or back of your computer?
Do you use the USB cable that came with it?

1) It came preloaded with 2.1 when I bought it.

2) It's a laptop and I tried all ports.

3) Yes I did. 

post #8136 of 12999
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Originally Posted by droilfade View Post

1) It came preloaded with 2.1 when I bought it.
2) It's a laptop and I tried all ports.
3) Yes I did. 

1: the driver software is what you install on your computer, firmware is what you would install on the device.

The driver software can be found through the Fiio website: http://fiio.com.cn/support/download.aspx
Edited by CH23 - 1/22/14 at 11:55am
post #8137 of 12999
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


1: the driver software is what you install on your computer, firmware is what you would install on the device.

The driver software can be found through the Fiio website: http://fiio.com.cn/support/download.aspx

Oh! Ok.... THanks. I'll try this. I thought it was just plug and play like a E9 or E7

post #8138 of 12999
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


1&2 Hardware EQ is fixed in hardware smile.gif although I don't know if there are any plans to port the X5's ten band EQ to the X3.
3&4. The update seems to be pushed back to March redface.gif Planned possible changes include mp3 decoding optimization and improvements to the media library database system. Now that the initial work of porting our system to the X5 has been completed, there should be little more delay and the promised concurrent upgrades to the X3 and X5 should start happening. Unfortunately Chinese New Year holidays are approaching so we will have to wait a little bit longer redface.gif

First..... thanks for your kind and detailed reply 
second .. it is a good news to see those two important updates in the next firmware .... specially the mp3 decoding fix 
for me i don't care to a 5 or 10 bands software eq ... it is nice to have but i have dozens of eqs on my ipod touch ! .. i didn't buy this dap for equalizers
take your time and make that update worth waiting :wink_face: till that time i will injoy my x3 
............HAPPY NEW CHINESE YEAR TO ALL CHINESE PEOPLE HERE ... SPECIALLY FIIO X MEN :wink: 


Edited by Mmet - 1/22/14 at 1:00pm
post #8139 of 12999
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


1&2 Hardware EQ is fixed in hardware smile.gif although I don't know if there are any plans to port the X5's ten band EQ to the X3.
3&4. The update seems to be pushed back to March redface.gif Planned possible changes include mp3 decoding optimization and improvements to the media library database system. Now that the initial work of porting our system to the X5 has been completed, there should be little more delay and the promised concurrent upgrades to the X3 and X5 should start happening. Unfortunately Chinese New Year holidays are approaching so we will have to wait a little bit longer redface.gif

You indicated previously that OGG playback problems, MP3 decoding, and media library improvements were all going to be in the next firmware update.  Please tell me the OGG fix is still going to be in the next update (you indicated that it was high priority).  I kept the player rather than returning it for that reason, and after speaking with FiiO customer service about the issue for several weeks.  90% of my music is in OGG.

post #8140 of 12999
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Originally Posted by steelglam View Post

You indicated previously that OGG playback problems, MP3 decoding, and media library improvements were all going to be in the next firmware update.  Please tell me the OGG fix is still going to be in the next update (you indicated that it was high priority).  I kept the player rather than returning it for that reason, and after speaking with FiiO customer service about the issue for several weeks.  90% of my music is in OGG.

Yes, ogg vorbis decoding too redface.gif Yes, it is also high priority smily_headphones1.gif
post #8141 of 12999
Well, my X3 arrived from mp4nation today.
I have only had time to listen to 2 genres (Flac 16/44)
Joni Mitchell: Hijera
Hans Zimmer: Inception Soundtrack.
Both flat eq.
Gain Lo.
FW 2.1

64gig sandisc sdxc
Gapless ON ( and working in limited testing)

I only have my Monitoring headphones here - sen HD280 pro, but I know where I stand with them.

First impressions, warm but not muddily so. I enjoyed hearing some of the sheen on Joni's acoustic - around 5khz at a guess, and REALLY enjoyed the brass on inception (6-7khz).
Inception is pretty heavy on the lows, so I was extremely happy with how the X3 maintained instrumental separation and width here, especially given the prevallent frequency swamping <40hz.

Um.....not sure what else to say, except that I REALLY LIKE IT! dt880smile.png
I am extremely happy, a discreet band eq would be wonderfull yes, and I hope it will come in a future fw, but out of the box......bloody brilliant little thing

Very excited to hear some higher sampled symphonic works as well as a few mp3's.

Very nice it comes with screen protector already attached (and spares) - so simple, but a great touch, thanks Fiio.
Converted.

T.
post #8142 of 12999
This may have been asked before but can you use the x3 as a dac and hook it up to an amp like the magni? If so what kind of cables would I need?
post #8143 of 12999

You'll need a 3.5mm - RCA to hook it up to the Magni. Use the line out from the X3 when its connected as a DAC to the Magni.

 

I used it like this to my iFi iCan, all I can say is the iDAC sounds much better but that is normal as it costs more than the X3 and is only a DAC+headphone amp, not a DAP. I am enjoying the X3 as a DAP, but it still has a bit of a warm tone to it, which pairs well with my Final Audio Design Heaven II, but not well with my Westone UM Pro30

post #8144 of 12999
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Originally Posted by audioKyle View Post

This may have been asked before but can you use the x3 as a dac and hook it up to an amp like the magni? If so what kind of cables would I need?


Yes and all you need is a 3.5mm to whatever input the Magni has interconnect. It supports up to 192khz 24bit and sounds very clean in DAC mode.


Edited by razorblader - 1/23/14 at 2:44am
post #8145 of 12999
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Originally Posted by audioKyle View Post

This may have been asked before but can you use the x3 as a dac and hook it up to an amp like the magni? If so what kind of cables would I need?

I assume you mean a DAC for a computer? Aside from what was mentioned above you just need a USB to micro USB cable, the X3 package comes with a really good one. Oh and iinstall some drivers if you're using windows, you can download them from our website complete with instructions. smily_headphones1.gif
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