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post #9406 of 13700

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! :D

 

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.

 

http://www.mediafire.com/download/d04t4h7es74kshd/x3_FW2.14beta_volumemod120.zip

 

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
post #9407 of 13700
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Originally Posted by Gabriel12 View Post

but which of the two do you think will be better to pair with the hd 558?
Probably better to ask that in a Sennheiser thread than here with a spanking new beta firmware on Fire! biggrin.gif
post #9408 of 13700
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Originally Posted by razorblader View Post

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! biggrin.gif

DISCLAIMER: Since you can set your X3 to very high volume levels with this modifed FW 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 140!
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 140 instead of the previous 60 volume steps and a significantly higher max. output than the original 2.14beta FW and previous FW revisions. Enjoy.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/enmv6l0bon7qlbb/x3_FW2.14beta_volumemod.zip

Wha... how...? blink.gif
post #9409 of 13700

razorblader, this is official? How did you get the source code? Intended improvement is appreciated. 

 

Cheers.

post #9410 of 13700
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


Wha... how...? blink.gif

I assume he edited default.ini in system_attribute folder of the firmware. Firmware extraction tools that were provided by FiiO are still working with 2.14 firmware ;)

post #9411 of 13700

I didn't have long to play with the new beta firmware, but in my brief time with it, I couldn't get the coax out to work. Has anyone else tried?

post #9412 of 13700
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Originally Posted by Basstion View Post
 

razorblader, this is official? How did you get the source code? Intended improvement is appreciated. 

 

Cheers.

No, not official, just my mod, please use with caution.

 

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Originally Posted by ClassicGOD View Post
 

I assume he edited default.ini in system_attribute folder of the firmware. Firmware extraction tools that were provided by FiiO are still working with 2.14 firmware ;)

 

Yup, exactly. ;)


Edited by razorblader - 4/25/14 at 10:35am
post #9413 of 13700
@razorblader: Can you only increase the volume? It'd be nice to have more steps but retain a reasonable volume limit - similar to the iBasso players.

Can one simply edit the .ini file(s) in a text editor?
post #9414 of 13700
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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post

@razorblader: Can you only increase the volume? It'd be nice to have more steps but retain a reasonable volume limit - similar to the iBasso players.

Can one simply edit the .ini file(s) in a text editor?

The modded FW gives you more useable volume steps as well as a higher max volume compared to the original 2.14beta FW.

It's not just the 'old' 60 steps (FW 2.1 and before) plus some additional volume if that makes any sense.

Older max. volume at 60 is basically 120 now.

 

The .ini files can be modified with any text editor.


Edited by razorblader - 4/25/14 at 12:44pm
post #9415 of 13700

First impression of the BETA posted earlier today:

 

Low volume even on high gain setting.

Gapless works great.

In general, fast, very fast!

Media library update without any issues and also faster.

Artist --> Albums works great.

Mp3 decoding is flawless.

Sound seems more detailed?

post #9416 of 13700
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Originally Posted by razorblader View Post

The modded FW gives you more useable volume steps as well as a higher max volume compared to older FW revisions.
It's not just the 'old' 60 steps (FW 2.1 and before) plus some additional volume if that makes any sense.
Older max. volume at 60 is more like ~95 to 100 now.

The .ini files can be modified with any text editor.

Might give this a shot. Maybe cap the volume at 100 instead of 140. Is it pretty obvious which parameter to change?
post #9417 of 13700
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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post


Might give this a shot. Maybe cap the volume at 100 instead of 140. Is it pretty obvious which parameter to change?

 

You can always set the maximum volume at 100 in the options, I just did that.

post #9418 of 13700
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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post


Might give this a shot. Maybe cap the volume at 100 instead of 140. Is it pretty obvious which parameter to change?

I've corrected my modded version to 120 steps as more steps won't work (max. volume).

It's the best setting giving you max. volume if needed and the most volume steps possible.

 

It's the max volume setting in the default.ini file:

 

<max_vol>120</max_vol>//


Edited by razorblader - 4/25/14 at 12:34pm
post #9419 of 13700
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Originally Posted by reihead View Post

You can always set the maximum volume at 100 in the options, I just did that.

Yup, I guess I could do that, couldn't I. Always trying to make things harder than they should be...

Which theme are you using, and are you happy with all the circular controls?
post #9420 of 13700

Anyone notice any lag if Soft EQ is engaged?  Without Soft EQ ON everything is fine; but when it is ON, it seems everything lags up.

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