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post #8791 of 15365
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Originally Posted by Ananasov View Post

We speak about active speakers, no? 
Please someone who really understand what I ask to answer. Is it a problem to play active speakers with 4 ohm impedance in the line out? How would performance be?
The speaker itself might have 4 ohms of impedance, but there is an amplifer built into the active speakers that would probably have a 5K ohm input for line out from the X3 or whatever line out you choose to drive the speakers with.

The X3 would sound fine with an active set of speakers connected to it's line out. I use a pair at work for my X3.
Edited by TrollDragon - 3/6/14 at 3:58pm
post #8792 of 15365

To the question about the SE535LTD; I use low gain and it sound good.  Seems to offer a more granular control over the volume and I usually listen fairly low.  But I do not believe it will damage them if you use the high gain setting.

 

To the question about the line out.  There's a lot of power; 2 watts I believe is the number brandied about.  I wouldn't try and use it with unpowered speakers, but you have to be careful with the line in on certain speakers.  There was talk about head units in cars; and I can confirm that the Sony SRS-BTX300 sounds horrible using the line out with the X3.  Lots and lots of distortion because the X3 has too much power.

post #8793 of 15365

I received my x3 today and so far, it sounds really good.

Very easy to use! I updated firmware and just copying my music over.

 

As others have said, it doesn't sound like a $200 DAP.

The build quality is not at the level as the AK 100 & 120 but the sound is amazing!

post #8794 of 15365
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Originally Posted by Ananasov View Post
 

We speak about active speakers, no? 

Please someone who really understand what I ask to answer. Is it a problem to play active speakers with 4 ohm impedance in the line out? How would performance be?


I sometimes use my X3 with line out directly to a small pair of active studio monitors. Works with no problems and excellent sound (M-Audio BX5 D2).

 

Hope this helps.

post #8795 of 15365

I am very much tempted to throw some more hard-earned money on the X5, but my X3 is less than 8 weeks old. Another uncomfortable thought I have is, if I do succumbed to the X5, then I may "need" to upgrade my HD558 to something better. Though the HD600 or the HD650 are in my sight.
 

My more than half-a-century ears prefer mostly classical and movie soundtracks with some vocals, mostly female, with some 80's and 70's R&B.

 

Any suggestions for something close to the cost of an X5 - $360 in our current exchange rate from this part of the planet - that will bring up a noticeable improvement on the SQ I am now enjoying with my X3?

 

Of course, I can just minimize my lurking around here and just  settle down and enjoy my X3 for a few more months...

Thank you.

post #8796 of 15365

I just picked up an X3 last week from someone here on head-fi and I am shocked at how good this thing sounds. I have always liked Fiio gear because I can afford it and they sound good, but this X3 is way better sounding than I thought it would be. Everything sounds good, hi-rez, regular rez, any rez will do I'm really surprised and super happy I have a portable kick ass little player. I'm disabled and try to walk as much as I can when the weather permits and I'm in heaven with this baby in my pocket....getting old sucks sometimes but stuff like this keeps my skinny ass going!! Enjoy the weekend folks!!!!

 Ed

post #8797 of 15365
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Originally Posted by eclein View Post

I just picked up an X3 last week from someone here on head-fi and I am shocked at how good this thing sounds. I have always liked Fiio gear because I can afford it and they sound good, but this X3 is way better sounding than I thought it would be. Everything sounds good, hi-rez, regular rez, any rez will do I'm really surprised and super happy I have a portable kick ass little player. I'm disabled and try to walk as much as I can when the weather permits and I'm in heaven with this baby in my pocket....getting old sucks sometimes but stuff like this keeps my skinny ass going!! Enjoy the weekend folks!!!!
 Ed

Welcome to the club!!! dt880smile.png
post #8798 of 15365

My Fiio X3 decided to go bad on me. I was listening to some songs that I loaded to it recently, and it just decided to shut off on me. I tried turning it on again, and it gets stuck at the loading screen. You see the "Fiio" logo turn white, but it freezes before it turns red. I tried hitting the reset button, but the same thing happens. Plugging it in doesn't help either. I guess I'll have to wait for it to drain and see if it will reset properly that way.

post #8799 of 15365
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Originally Posted by Unfie View Post
 

My Fiio X3 decided to go bad on me. I was listening to some songs that I loaded to it recently, and it just decided to shut off on me. I tried turning it on again, and it gets stuck at the loading screen. You see the "Fiio" logo turn white, but it freezes before it turns red. I tried hitting the reset button, but the same thing happens. Plugging it in doesn't help either. I guess I'll have to wait for it to drain and see if it will reset properly that way.

may be it is something with your newly loaded files ..... try to remove your memory card .... remove those new files .... when fiio open again update your library 

post #8800 of 15365

Remove the SD and try resetting. If that doesn't work format your SD card and put only the firmware file on it and reinstall the FW.

post #8801 of 15365

It freezes even without the SD inside it. I'm not sure if formatting the card would help when it can't even get to reading anything.

post #8802 of 15365

you tried to connect it to the pc ? 

post #8803 of 15365
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Originally Posted by ClassicGOD View Post

Remove the SD and try resetting. If that doesn't work format your SD card and put only the firmware file on it and reinstall the FW.
+1, I would reinstall the newest FW from Fiio's site. Make sure your card is formatted to FAT32.
post #8804 of 15365
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Originally Posted by Mmet View Post
 

you tried to connect it to the pc ? 

 

Yeah, that's what I meant by "plugging it in." It's just stuck no matter what.

post #8805 of 15365
Really Guys...
Pretty hard to flash firmware to a unit that doesn't even boot to a menu.

I'd leave it on till ll the power goes out then plug it in and see if it boots, if not reset it again while its charging and see what happens.
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