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post #9721 of 17125

Mr Trev, I like your list version much more than the square boxes stock ones 

post #9722 of 17125

Hi all,

new here and just wanted to say I love this thing. I got it yesterday and have been playing flacs all day with my HD-25 II. I've contacted Joe (http://www.head-fi.org/t/651769/the-fiio-x3-thread/9720#post_10511306) for the 2.16 firmware, let's see whether he gets back to me.

You guys made me buy this! I love y'all 

post #9723 of 17125
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

 

you can contact Joe blogger and ask for the 2.16beta version. 

Why making it such complicated (at least for Joe B.)?

Just post a download-link like on 2.14b

post #9724 of 17125
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

I've got a question for you guys that's on the beta fw:

Is it any change in the sound using the line out?

With 2.1 the line out sounded better to me than the headphone out, more open and extended. With 2.14b the headphone out sounded much closer to the line out.

post #9725 of 17125
@defguy

Thank you. I've got the same impression as you with the 2.1 firmware. I'm really looking forward to the release of a stable version of the new fw.
post #9726 of 17125
Hi,

A while ago I made a rant regarding the MP3 decoding quality. Now, with the 2.14b (w/vol mod) I want to say that I was wrong and I must congratulate FIIIO. You have won my respect and trust. You really came trough and really improved the x3.

To my ears now the MP3 decoding sounds perfect and the overall sound was deeply improved, it is smoother and separation is excellent.

Now, this is only a beta so it has bugs, but that's normal. Really looking forward to the stable version!
post #9727 of 17125
Duplicated post, damn tablet:P
Edited by gatucho - 5/3/14 at 8:44am
post #9728 of 17125
Duplicated post, sorry
Edited by gatucho - 5/3/14 at 8:42am
post #9729 of 17125
Has anyone pair the x3 with v-moda xs? Thoughts?
post #9730 of 17125
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Originally Posted by malibumike View Post

Has anyone pair the x3 with v-moda xs? Thoughts?

You might have more luck if you post about the X3 in the XS thread.
post #9731 of 17125
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Originally Posted by AuxIn View Post

Why making it such complicated (at least for Joe B.)?
Just post a download-link like on 2.14b
I asked Joe for the firmware and he said it's only for internal testing at the moment, which means that you need to sign up for their testing by contacting him.
post #9732 of 17125
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Originally Posted by LasVegas View Post
 


 It won't be much significant with those headphones. But the X3 will give you a warmer sound that will create a better sinergy with your 558's. I recommend an upgrade in terms of headphones.

 

Sorry, but that´s unnecessary. The HD-558 will be perfectly suited for the X3. The - with FW 2.14b or upwards - slightly revealing character will go nicely with the slightly warmer HD-558. Besides, the HD-558 is a very good headphone, only lacking a bit of air and very deep bass. Furthermore, it made the sonic progression caused by the different firmwares very apparent. Another headphone, the HD-448, sucked at this.


Edited by Marlene - 5/3/14 at 11:13am
post #9733 of 17125
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Originally Posted by peareye View Post

I would have to agree with you about some of the change in sound....the previous firmware was more analogue sounding like a vintage tube amp with limited range in both top and bottom frequencies and all the glory going to the mid range...which is great for vocals and acoustic music...

I liken the latest firmware update to a modern tube amp...more control on the extremes, a little more spacious and detailed but at a slight cost to the midcentric sound of the previous firmware....

This also depends on your earbuds or headphones and how they counter-balance the current X3 sound...

I personally prefer the current X3 sound. But maybe the original sound could be offered as a pre-programmed equalizer setting?
post #9734 of 17125
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Originally Posted by SallymaeHogsby View Post


I personally prefer the current X3 sound. But maybe the original sound could be offered as a pre-programmed equalizer setting?

Hey, why not? ...I would love more one button solutions!

post #9735 of 17125
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Originally Posted by Marlene View Post

Sorry, but that´s unnecessary. The HD-558 will be perfectly suited for the X3. The - with FW 2.14b or upwards - slightly revealing character will go nicely with the slightly warmer HD-558. Besides, the HD-558 is a very good headphone, only lacking a bit of air and very deep bass. Furthermore, it made the sonic progression caused by the different firmwares very apparent. Another headphone, the HD-448, sucked at this.
Thanks for this comment man.
But what do you mean by the slightly revealing character of the new firmware?
Sorry I really dont know much of the audiophile terms. Thanks again btw.
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