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post #8356 of 13249
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Originally Posted by elafrican View Post
 

I know that considering the price, this is a good DAP, but I've been reading some negative feedback about it. Is it worth it? Or some of the negative feedback is more subjective than objective(not a bad thing, everyone has their own preferences).

 

In conclusion, as a starting gear I should say, considering I'm switching from an iPhone is the best for the job? Are there other starter products you recommend?

 

Kind regards.

I just let my friend compare between X3, my Ipod and his Note 2 with same mp3 song. He is not interesting in this hobby and use only stock headphones of Notes. After he listen song from all three sources, he is very happy and tell me that he will buy X3 because it is much better than iPod and Note 2. He's very happy with details and attack of X3.

 

My X3 also has problem. Until now I cannot make gapless function work. But its SQ worth for 200$. I'm very happy with mine

post #8357 of 13249
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Originally Posted by mikroski View Post
 

I just let my friend compare between X3, my Ipod and his Note 2 with same mp3 song. He is not interesting in this hobby and use only stock headphones of Notes. After he listen song from all three sources, he is very happy and tell me that he will buy X3 because it is much better than iPod and Note 2. He's very happy with details and attack of X3.

 

My X3 also has problem. Until now I cannot make gapless function work. But its SQ worth for 200$. I'm very happy with mine

 

what is the firmware version of your X3?

post #8358 of 13249
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

 

what is the firmware version of your X3?


My X3 came with 2.1

1. I play only in browse mode

2. already reinstall both 2.1 and 2.05, Gapless function doesn't work

3. reset the player, same result

4. Press power for 10 sec., same result

 

P.S. never try to play in category mode because I always swap three SD cards to listen for each music genre on each card. So I never do the update library at all

post #8359 of 13249
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Originally Posted by Stuff Jones View Post
 

Any plans for a firmware update to fix the sluggishness of track navigation? Skipping between tracks is really slow and innacurate. Sometimes you press and it doesn't respond and then your press again and it skips too tracks. Also, occasionally it shows one track and plays another. This is all in browser mode. Also, play all is impossibly slow. I never use it to randomly play all my tracks because of how slow it is. 

 

Anybody else getting frustrated by the track skipping glitchiness? Is this a function of a slow processor; is it something firmware can correct?

 

After long time just reading head-fi forums, I finally registered to reply to this. Yes, I'm getting really frustrated by this. I really like this DAP and can't wait for X5, but I hope that Fiio fix the slowness of play all function and skipping tracks. I listen to music only with random play all, so this function is important for me. I set memory playing to track, so X3 starts playing right after boot and its much faster than manualy navigating through play all menu, but skipping between tracks is still slow as hell.

 

I hope Fiio knows about that and can fix that. Then it will be the best player ever, at least for me :)

post #8360 of 13249
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Originally Posted by elafrican View Post
 

I know that considering the price, this is a good DAP, but I've been reading some negative feedback about it. Is it worth it? Or some of the negative feedback is more subjective than objective(not a bad thing, everyone has their own preferences).

 

In conclusion, as a starting gear I should say, considering I'm switching from an iPhone is the best for the job? Are there other starter products you recommend?

 

Kind regards.


Well, in sonic quality, it IS a major step up. You will really notice a difference. (I came from the same place).


Really it will have much to do with your Source Files. If  the majority is average, below average mp3, then no, probably not much of a step except perhaps in separation.

If they are lossless then yes, big difference.

I made the decision after much deliberation. I am overall pleased that I did, it forces me to look at my library and the methods of rip.

The details I hear are more correct, much more subtle and were way above the ipod classics I tried. MUCH less fatiguing than the 6thgen. (not fatiguing at all so far).

Nuance and sonic separation alone made the difference for me.

 

However, the firmware is work in progress...... There are issues, I have not had any M4a files NOT play - and they all sound great -  but the tagging in "Genre" did not work well for me. (kept showing up as unknown).

As I use "Genre" a lot it's - an irritation for me.

Gapless has been fine for me.

I use a 64 gig sandisc class 10 microSD, no problems, filled so far to about 40+ gig.

 

It will take you a while to adjust from the "it just works" ipod / iphone.

Gui is,  of course,  nowhere near as efficient or as easy to operate or as convenient as apple's - in terms of use. That might drive you crazy....for a while.

But again, the sound, man......the sound!

 

So in short:

Great hardware with some superb options (USB DAC, Digital out, Lo and Hi gain for driving your choice of 'phones).

Some of those options like digital out, hi/lo gain are inversely proportional to your wallet, as you might start becoming an audiophile.:gs1000smile:

 

Plays all the formats I have (ALAC, MP3, AAC, FLAC), at all the sample-rates and bit depths - (big bonus).

 

Not perfect Firmware, but honestly, quite livable with at present depending on your intended use. And there is a support network here, with Fiio themselves, and updates.

 

Price point:

The only other option I know of is the iBasso dx50, more "neutral" perhaps, but many more issues from what I can see.

As a starting point I would certainly recommend the X3, despite some teething issues, my ears thanked me for it.

go on..."re-enjoy" some of that music!

 

......Regyptian Strut by Frank Zappa @ 24/96 anyone?


Edited by Togril - 1/31/14 at 4:17am
post #8361 of 13249
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Originally Posted by Tomor View Post
 

 

After long time just reading head-fi forums, I finally registered to reply to this. Yes, I'm getting really frustrated by this. I really like this DAP and can't wait for X5, but I hope that Fiio fix the slowness of play all function and skipping tracks. I listen to music only with random play all, so this function is important for me. I set memory playing to track, so X3 starts playing right after boot and its much faster than manualy navigating through play all menu, but skipping between tracks is still slow as hell.

 

I hope Fiio knows about that and can fix that. Then it will be the best player ever, at least for me :)

 

I assume a lot of X3 users feel the same – at least I do. This is a long-known limitation and unfortunately James from FiiO stated it would fall under the category of "Unrealizable functions or unsolvable problems due to software framework and the base limit" (although some of the issues under this category have been successfully solved by now).

 

As this is approximately the hundredth time I'm seeing someone complain about slow track skipping, I would really appreciate if all of the X3 users following this thread could have a look at my suggestion to improve FiiO's bug management and feature tracking as well as to create a knowledge base. If it would get enough attention, maybe the people from FiiO would follow the advice in some way or the other and we wouldn't have to post our concerns and requests in a thread that's 558 pages long at the time of this writing. :rolleyes:

 

And please leave your comments and post some "soft power" pressure if you are of the same mind! :)

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im gonna jump in and say again that the fiio x3's sound quality and built quality is solid

 

but the overal user experience is very very buggy

 

My X3 has been crashing almost every other day, not enough to make me sell it and stop using it but it annoys me

 

sometimes when i skip to the next track it jumps two tracks but says another track

 

sometimes when i fast forward a song it jumps into the middle of the next song (??)

 

and sometimes when i press "next song" it just stops altogether and i have to reset the thing for 10 seconds

 

 

 

 

Is it a good DAP? yes it is, very good value for the money

 

is it hella buggy? yes it is...

 

 

I am using sandisk extreme 64GB and FW2.1 (mine came with 2.1 so i guess its a newer batch?)

 

 

any hints of FW2.2 with more general fixes?

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I read most of every posts on this thread. I know that X3 still have bugs and not perfect. Anyhow, I feel that FiiO team do really care and listen to every complain, comment, suggestion from users. I confident that they will try their best to correct all flaws.

 

I know that some bug is a very big deal for someone. But let see the improvement in next firmware. :)

post #8364 of 13249
My X3 is everything but buggy so far. Works like a charm and I've used it pretty much every day since I got it Early August last year.

I use it with a Sandisk 32GB MicroSDHC, Flac & Mp3 files and currently have firmware v2.1 on it.
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I get the impression that people with 64MB cards are having more trouble than others. I use a 32MB card, and although the skipping is a bit slow, there aren't any malfunctions.

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Lexar 64GB card here and no problems, I think a lot of user problems are related to thier files.

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64gb here and no problems either. I'm still retagging all of my music in media monkey

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SANDISK card 64gb and no problem at all .....just freezed one time then reseted it and worked flawlessly ( and freezed because i messed with songs tagging and played before updating the library again )


Edited by Mmet - 1/31/14 at 10:11am
post #8369 of 13249
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Originally Posted by Coop View Post

My X3 is everything but buggy so far. Works like a charm and I've used it pretty much every day since I got it Early August last year.

I use it with a Sandisk 32GB MicroSDHC, Flac & Mp3 files and currently have firmware v2.1 on it.

I could have written that post, everything you write describes exactly how I use and feel about the x3. Needles to say I'm also very happy with mine.
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I don't think that my gapless problem cause by file. It doesn't work neither my own flac ripped (EAC) nor albums from hdtracks nor even chesky album that come with X3. And I play only in browse mode.

 

Anyhow, just an information for FiiO team, as I said in my early post, I can live with this and wait for next firmware.

 

I'm in happy mode, because of X3 and my new ATW-ESW11LTD seem to be a good match. Can't help to post a lovely golden "limited edition" here :D

 

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