DB Update seems to work much better and faster. Mp3 decoding with critical files (like some of those posted earlier in this thread) seems to be improved as well. The max volume is an issue though, for that reason I've created a modified version of the 2.14beta FW that goes to 11!
DISCLAIMER: This is a modified version of the official Fiio 2.14beta FW. Since you can set your X3 to higher volume levels with this modifed FW (but still pretty much on par with pre 2.14beta FW revisions) please make sure that you don't set the default volume too high in the X3 settings and approach your desired volume levels carefully from that setting as there's a real danger of damaging your IEMs/headphones and/or your hearing if you are not careful! The max volume setting has been changed from 60 to 120, effectively doubling the number of volume steps.
This modified FW is being linked to for educational purposes only and I advise to use it at one's own disgression.
With that out of the way, this modified firmware gives the user 120 instead of the previous 60 volume steps and a higher max. output than the original 2.14beta FW. Enjoy.
Edit: The version for download now will revert to the default volume that can be set in the Play settings screen.
Upon first boot it's been set to 40 (equivalent to 20 on pre 2.14beta FW), please change as desired before listening to music.
Edited by razorblader - 4/26/14 at 6:30am