I just got my X3 and...
Well I really was looking forward to liking it, but no, I just dont. The reasons:
*Buggy UI, that I may excuse.
*Funny button feeling, that I may excuse
*High bit rate MP3 are just unbearable bad! Really, my clip+, cell phone, etc are much better.
I know that it is a known "bug" of the X3, but I mean, really?!
"Cant play MP3s properly" doesnt sound like a selling point for a DAP, does it? What a joke!
I was expecting for the noise to be "barely perceptible" as reported by many on this, and other, forums, but it is not. For anyone interested: CROSS OUT THE MP3 support in the specs of this player. It just cant be seriously considered as "supported".
I know, I know, "the X3 is made for flacs, et al". But being realistic, someone must start a survey: "How many people use MP3s with the X3". I bet my right arm that a very high percentage does.
I just cant understand such people! You buy a "HiFi" DAP in order to experience a better cleaner sound, and you end with noisier music. AND you CLAIM that it is in fact better! Just see the hyped reviews and the answers to people ACTUALLY asking how the X3 performs with MP3s, the x3 is ALWAYS reported as the better option, even for MP3s.
People must be really deaf if they are not hearing the high noise levels. I see a lot of reviews for this DAP and only very few (or better said: NONE) mention this "detail".
I dont want to offend anyone, but how are people claiming to be "audiophiles" if they are not capable of distinguishing this. Moreover, if they actually seem to PREFER it.
I really hope they fix this mess. The bugzilla thread seems to agree with the importance of this problem. Even if it was readily dismissed by the FIIO people as "not important".
Should have got the DX50...
Edited by gatucho - 2/17/14 at 8:10pm