I've been reading through several threads on the FiiO X3 yet was hoping to be able to get a few questions answered if possible.
I have a FiiO X3 w/Sandisk 64GB External MicroSD on the way and was wondering what is the very latest firmware (FW2.05?) for the X3 and if anyone has a link to it? I looked for firmware on FiiO's site but didn't see it...I'm sure that its my fault as I've never used their site before.
I'm assuming that the first thing to do is to install the X3's USB drivers to my Windows 7 x64 PC, then update the X3 to the latest firmware version and possibly format (FAT32) the 64GB memory card (from the player itself) correct?
I haven't seen much written on the built in HP amp/output of the X3, should it do well with headphones like the B&W P7's or would I be better off to use my FiiO E11 along with the X3?
How do most of you carry a DAP like this without any sort of clip or way of attaching it to your clothing, simply in your pocket? I'm use to using a Sansa Clip Zip (40GB w/card), and I'm concerned that putting the player in my front pocket my damage the plug on whatever IEM or portable headphone I use. I apologize if this seems like a silly question, I'm just use to only using player that clip on to your pocket or whatever is convenient.
Hopefully this player will be a nice step up in sound quality from my Clip Zip. I'm sorry for asking several questions and thanks so much in advance for ANY insight you may provide.
I'm on 2.1 which can be found on their fiio.net website.
If you're used to using fiio.com.cn like I am, yeah it's a bit confusing, but I got ahold of the firmware via fiio.net
Regarding the built in amplifier, I've had no issues powering my HD600s with it, though most of the time I'm using it with much lower impedance headphones like my Momentums or JH11s. Still, it's more than adequate, and from reading through this thread I think it's SLIGHTLY more bassy than the E17 but just as good.
I simply carry it in my side pocket, I don't really fear damaging the plug on my IEMs or the socket on the X3, both seem to be of good quality. I do have my X3 in the pocket by itself, just out of a bit of worry, but I don't think it's a huge issue honestly.