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Originally Posted by hoichi View Post

Thank you for telling us that. Not sure if it's a good thing though. Gain and volume are understandable, but EQ isn't used only to fix the cans' FR: sometimes it's for bad recording. Or just pure fun. And balance can be useful for people with bad hearing. Not every DAC or amp would allow changing balance.

Oh well. Not that I personally EQ much IRL :)

 

Consider this: Line-out (and digital-out) is so that you get the purest and cleanest output from the source. The second you start to mix in all the extra stuffs, you lose the first and foremost important thing - an untainted signal of the highest quality. What is the point of a line-out if it is not even an actual line-level signal in the first place and doesn't offer any difference from the headphone-out? Wouldn't it be easier just to double amp the headphone-out that way? That's why you either get a line-out, or you are not going to get a line-out at all.

 

That being said, I don't see line-out being used much on the X3 because of how capable the amp section is.

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

That being said, I don't see line-out being used much on the X3 because of how capable the amp section is.

Given how a lot of head-fiers are, I guess at least some of them will see X3 as an affordable LO/digital source to go with their collection of amps and DACs. Having a good amp doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't try other ones :)

 

Anyway, I understand your point about pure LO. Besides, I'm no engineer, but probably simply turning the hardware EQ off doesn't get its circuitry out of the signal's way, so maybe it is better bypassing it altogether.

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I will be using the Fiio as a transport with a separate DAC/Amp.

 

A pure line-out is better for such a config.

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@clieos, any idea about output impedance of X3. Sorry if I missed this information anywhere in this thread

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Originally Posted by visanj View Post

@clieos, any idea about output impedance of X3. Sorry if I missed this information anywhere in this thread

It's in the first post of the thread.

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Actual measurement points it to around 0.3ohm for output impedance.

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A point to note when you use CUE sheets on X3. You have to make sure the name of the soundtrack and the cue are the same.

e.g.  ABC.cue and ABC.wav

 

X3 will display the file name before the song title when we browse the files. I hope it could change to this order: track no, song title, and filename at end. Because sometimes the file name is long.

 

Changing from  ABC_songtitle

to 1.songtitle.ABC

 

I still haven't figured out how the favorite songs lists work. So, I am using the file browser to play musics.

Personally, I hope we can delete songs that are created according to the CUE sheet, like on the Foobar2000. Don't know whether this is possible. 

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Having used X3 for one week, listened with different types of music, I have to say again that the SQ of X3 is very good (using X10, and modded T50RP). According to my memory, X3 is at least as good as E17. (ClieOS said the SQ of X3 is even better than E17's.)

 

I will visit a local headphones store in these few days, hopefully I can test X3 with some portable cans like DT1350 (my target), HD25, and perhaps some higher impedance cans like HD650, DT880...to see how powerful X3 is.

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Originally Posted by duyu View Post

I still haven't figured out how the favorite songs lists work. So, I am using the file browser to play musics.

Personally, I hope we can delete songs that are created according to the CUE sheet, like on the Foobar2000. Don't know whether this is possible. 

 

No sure if this will work on music based on CUE, but for typical music files, long press the 'return' key when playing the music file will bring you to the sub menu, then you can add the music by selecting 'add to favorites'. Similarly, you can remove music from favorite list this way.

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

 

No sure if this will work on music based on CUE, but for typical music files, long press the 'return' key when playing the music file will bring you to the sub menu, then you can add the music by selecting 'add to favorites'. Similarly, you can remove music from favorite list this way.

 

ClieOS, thanks! Sadly, it doesn't work on music based on CUE.

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Originally Posted by duyu View Post

 

ClieOS, thanks! Sadly, it doesn't work on music based on CUE.


Yeah, just confirm myself that it doesn't work on CUE as well. Only works on separated music files.

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Does the X3 supports WavPack LossLess file format?

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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post

Does the X3 supports WavPack LossLess file format?

 

of course, the detail information plz visit www.fiio.net

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After the development of X3, I realized why Apple asked people used iTune to manage the song track, the logic is quite simple, the iTune change all the music to the same format and the ID3 in the same position, 

 

not to talk the cover image. so iPod/iPhone does not need to manage the sound and try to read the sound track and store in to the data base in iPod.

 

So, you can image that any MP3/Music player which has not a PC program to help to manage the sound track, it has to manage by itself, so the problem is , how can a MP3 can compete with a PC/MAC , and 

 

not to talk even the Mac/Pc take quite long time to convert the song.

 

Now the sound track in a cue files can not be regards as an individual song track, not sure whether we can make it work in the future, very sorry for that , but it is the fact that even a 600Mhz Soc is limited.

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Does X3 supports embedded CUE sheets?

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James or ClieOS,
X3's hardware-based EQ is highly similar to that of E17, correct? Does the frequency curve of bass EQ (for example, bass +3) on X3 look similar to that of E17? Thanks.
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