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post #9091 of 13381
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

As tjw321 has mentioned, the software that rip your files must adds the gapless tag onto the music so the playback software will know whether it is gapless music or not. I don't know any software that can add gapless to files that already been ripped (unless you go the long way by creating an iso, mount and rerip it with gapless enable), and I am not a Mac user so I can't really offer much help there.

Except in the iTunes-world, there's no such thing as a "gapless tag", at least regarding lossless formats. For mp3 you're sort of right, Lame is the encoder of choice, since it "patches" the last frame of a stream with an end-flag, instead of filling it up with zeroes. But Flac doesn't need such techniques, as proven by countless playback software like foobar2000, squeezebox, rockbox and the FiiO X3 playback routine (although unstable in 2.1, it worked near perfectly in 2.05).
post #9092 of 13381
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Originally Posted by KeepItOn View Post


Except in the iTunes-world, there's no such thing as a "gapless tag", at least regarding lossless formats. For mp3 you're sort of right, Lame is the encoder of choice, since it "patches" the last frame of a stream with an end-flag, instead of filling it up with zeroes. But Flac doesn't need such techniques, as proven by countless playback software like foobar2000, squeezebox, rockbox and the FiiO X3 playback routine (although unstable in 2.1, it worked near perfectly in 2.05).

 

You can right click and edit the metadata so that it thinks it's a gapless album.

post #9093 of 13381
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Originally Posted by tjw321 View Post

I think you'll have to wait for the next firmware. For me, gapless works pretty well from category play, but I have too many tracks for the X3 to index in one go which means I don't use it that much, but in browse mode, I frequently get the freezes etc that everyone is reporting.
Thanks for the reply. Playing by Category without Artist -> Album won't work for me, so I always use File Browsing. Maybe that's why Gapless works well for some of us but poorly for others.
post #9094 of 13381
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

 

I don't know any software that can add gapless to files that already been ripped (unless you go the long way by creating an iso, mount and rerip it with gapless enable), and I am not a Mac user so I can't really offer much help there.

In windows you can use Foobar2k to edit gapless information in mp3 files.

More here: http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Gapless_playback section "How to add or repair gap metadata in MP3s"

post #9095 of 13381

I hope there will be a playlist integration for the X3. It's getting kind of tiring to keep on choosing songs non-stop lol.
Seems to me FiiO is getting quiet quiet at the moment; I really hope they're doing some firmware updates or something.

Otherwise, discounting the above (User Interface Flaw), I am absolutely content with the X3.

Just a newbie question, would this player ever need an amp to drive headphones?

Headphones like the Audio Technica M50x (for example.)

I'm still new in this, and I've done as much reading as my brain could possibly absorb for now... Would appreciate senior forumers' advice on the question.

Thank you!

post #9096 of 13381
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Originally Posted by ShimizuKazuki View Post
 

I hope there will be a playlist integration for the X3. It's getting kind of tiring to keep on choosing songs non-stop lol.
Seems to me FiiO is getting quiet quiet at the moment; I really hope they're doing some firmware updates or something.

Otherwise, discounting the above (User Interface Flaw), I am absolutely content with the X3.

Just a newbie question, would this player ever need an amp to drive headphones?

Headphones like the Audio Technica M50x (for example.)

I'm still new in this, and I've done as much reading as my brain could possibly absorb for now... Would appreciate senior forumers' advice on the question.

Thank you!


The AT M50X will be super loud with the X3...they are very efficient

post #9097 of 13381
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Originally Posted by ShimizuKazuki View Post
 

I hope there will be a playlist integration for the X3. It's getting kind of tiring to keep on choosing songs non-stop lol.
Seems to me FiiO is getting quiet quiet at the moment; I really hope they're doing some firmware updates or something.

Otherwise, discounting the above (User Interface Flaw), I am absolutely content with the X3.

Just a newbie question, would this player ever need an amp to drive headphones?

Headphones like the Audio Technica M50x (for example.)

I'm still new in this, and I've done as much reading as my brain could possibly absorb for now... Would appreciate senior forumers' advice on the question.

Thank you!

I'm using ATH M50 with my Fiio x3 ... I usually put the volume at 20 (max is 60) so there's plenty of power...

post #9098 of 13381

can i use high gain with shure se215 spe

i noticed a little improvement... feel like sound is little opened and attack has little improvement not much though

post #9099 of 13381
will the Yuin OK1 sound amazing with the X3? currently using J3 ampless and i think the 150 ohm Yuin is a bit underpowered with it. anybody here with the same experience?
post #9100 of 13381
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Originally Posted by jrazmar View Post

will the Yuin OK1 sound amazing with the X3? currently using J3 ampless and i think the 150 ohm Yuin is a bit underpowered with it. anybody here with the same experience?
The X3 has way much more power than the J3. Shouldn't be a problem in driving.
post #9101 of 13381

thanks for the info. I see that you have/had the J3. SQ wise how does the two compare? sorry to sabotage the thread but how about the X3 against the 601 (LE or slim version)? how does it compare sound quality wise?I know based on reading that both are warm players and have enough juice to drive high impedance cans but how about SQ. I can get away with all the other elements (UI, battery life, responsiveness, size) as long as SQ is excellent and maybe amazing. 


Edited by jrazmar - 4/1/14 at 7:38pm
post #9102 of 13381
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Originally Posted by hema View Post

can i use high gain with shure se215 spe
i noticed a little improvement... feel like sound is little opened and attack has little improvement not much though

Nothing stopping you besides the fact that high gain wrecks the battery :P
post #9103 of 13381

thnq

this little thing sounds awesome

with bass lowered with x3 shure se215 sounds very good

this shure sound got stuck me


Edited by hema - 4/2/14 at 3:28am
post #9104 of 13381
Yup. High gain sounds better but drains battery and pushes the unit to higher temperatures. Especially when placed in pocket.
post #9105 of 13381

yeah

without high gain also my unit getting little hot

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