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post #826 of 13091

I guess if we set a backlight time and an automatic shutdown time, the battery can be used for even longer.

post #827 of 13091

Personally, given that I don't live in the wilderness, it's extremely rare that I find myself NOT within reach of an AC outlet for more than one hour at a time.  When I consider all of my routine activities, I'm almost never completely dependent on a DAP's internal battery for even eight hours at a stretch.  No way.  Maybe during long road trips, but even then, I can use the car's 12V accessory jacks.

 

So, for those who think something like a 30-hour capacity would be awesome, I have to ask with respect, because we all have different priorities, is it just a desire for convenience - for not having to break out the charger and plug it in - or do you do a lot of back country camping and hiking, or maybe live in a cabin with kerosene lamps for lighting, or what?   biggrin.gif

 

Levity aside, I know that my perspective is that of a minority of users.  I'd just like to know whether it's really about convenience or truly out of need, that a >10-hour battery life is a problem.

 

Mike

post #828 of 13091

Its more about when you have 10 devices to recharge and cant be bothered plugging all of them in.

 

Used to have a MD player solely and no cellphone years ago.

 

Never worried about battery life but now I have 4 devices on me and it can be a pain in the butt plugging and recharging.

 

 

A good example is my Sony A829 and Headstage Arrow with upwards of 35 hours battery life before one of them falls dead.

 

Its great having to recharge once a week and not worry about the player stopping dead in its tracks.

 

Makes me use that combo a lot more and has a special place in my portable arsenal (and my heart).

 

EDITED for sentence formation.
 

post #829 of 13091
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

Personally, given that I don't live in the wilderness, it's extremely rare that I find myself NOT within reach of an AC outlet for more than one hour at a time.  When I consider all of my routine activities, I'm almost never completely dependent on a DAP's internal battery for even eight hours at a stretch.  No way.  Maybe during long road trips, but even then, I can use the car's 12V accessory jacks.

 

So, for those who think something like a 30-hour capacity would be awesome, I have to ask with respect, because we all have different priorities, is it just a desire for convenience - for not having to break out the charger and plug it in - or do you do a lot of back country camping and hiking, or maybe live in a cabin with kerosene lamps for lighting, or what?   biggrin.gif

 

Levity aside, I know that my perspective is that of a minority of users.  I'd just like to know whether it's really about convenience or truly out of need, that a >10-hour battery life is a problem.

 

Mike

For the most part, I agree with you. I have never complained about the battery life of my former Rockboxed Sansa Clip+ players and current Rockboxed Clip Zip players.....I can get around 15 hours with them if I have to and I have never been left with no tunes due to dead battery. It's a simple thing that if I know I plan to be using one that day, I'll simply plug it in during my morning coffee/breakfast/Internet session and it will be ready for my day's plans as soon as I am.

 

That said, there is something to be said for the Cowon X9 that I also have. Rated life 110 hours, so I don't even have to think about whether or not it is charged when I grab it.....I just know it is charged. wink.gif But I don't think of it as an on-the-go player like the Clips.....transportable, yes. So if I am going out of town for a few days, I know that if i top the X9's battery off, I'm all good for the trip.

post #830 of 13091
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post


With the battery they provide.

Im sure people in China will actively swap and find higher capacity batteries and use those. Thats what they did with the E11.

 

The battery used in X3 has taken pretty much all the space inside, I doubt anyone can fit a higher capacity battery. Most after-market Li-ion batteries in China overstate their capacity though, so I won't be surprised if someone find a 'bigger' capacity battery that fits inside but ends up not getting any extra battery life. You'll probably be better off with a small smartphone battery bank.

post #831 of 13091

Thanks guys.  I hear you.  

 

I should disclose that I go out of my way to avoid deep-cycling batteries.  In general, depending on the chemistry, you can greatly shorten the useful life of a rechargeable battery by deeply discharging it between recharges.  My awareness of this drives me to keep my iPad's and such on AC outlets whenever I'm not actually walking about.  Most people would consider that to be way too inconvenient, so I know I'm an odd ball in this regard.  

 

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post #832 of 13091

Most of the time I'm going to be listening to music from my desktop setup.  When I need portability I need battery life.  I can live with 12+ hours but it's not really convenient and in modern society a big reason to buy something is increased convenience.  I'd prefer an 18+ hour battery life for a portable device.

post #833 of 13091
actually one of the reasons I'm getting the X3 is so that I don't have to charge an amp and DAP separately.
post #834 of 13091

If we were to take the digital volume control out (and the EQ system it has), plus the current amp section, replaced it with a E7 amp section (which is what originally intended for X3), making it only a so-so sounding DAP with much better battery life, will you be happier? Another way is to add another 5~10mm to the back casing and put in a bigger battery, probably adding another 40~50g to the current 122g total weight, would that make for a better DAP? The other way will be to use a full plastic housing which will save weight but not the size.

 

The way I see it, this is all about compromise, and how much you are willing to give up to get that one thing you want.


Edited by ClieOS - 5/8/13 at 7:15am
post #835 of 13091
I'm totally fine with the estimated battery life. I prefer a thinner device over massive battery capacity.
post #836 of 13091
A plastic housing and a smaller screen are both reasonable compromises for me. I recognize we all have different priorities and Fioo is looking for the middle ground. Possibly the X1 may offer better battery life.
post #837 of 13091

X3 support USB charger , so you can use a portable power bank to charge it just like you charge your Galaxy or iPhone, 

post #838 of 13091
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

 

X3 will comes with a white silicon case, we will make black and blue case for sale, also leather case, but give us some time we are very busy now and these not the most important thing to us.


Just don't forget about neckstrap-with-holes-for-buttons option please, I can pre-order this right nowcool.gif

post #839 of 13091

I'm in for an X3 over the X5.  Just don't feel like dropping $400 on a dap.  Plus I'm interested to see if I can even tell the difference using an e12 vs the built in amp (which I doubt lol). 

post #840 of 13091

Any news on release date in US?

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