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Ah, of course. They must be far more prolific in Asia. What prices are they fetching used?
last i saw, 200sgd for used. only 1 day old lol
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last i saw, 200sgd for used. only 1 day old lol

 

 

Wow that's pretty affordable. Hard pressed to find a player in that league at that price.

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Wow that's pretty affordable. Hard pressed to find a player in that league at that price.

 

very affordable, i think that guy might be crazy 

:beerchug:

 

 

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I saw at least 3 passing on the FS forum here...hen's teeth not once...
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Edited by stvc - 10/1/13 at 5:04am
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I hope we can get updates from Fiio abt the final build of the product and UI. Hopefully....

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buy a 2nd hand x3 and wait for x5

Flaw in plan there. Used X3's seem to be rare as hens teeth.

 

Here you go. Brand new in sealed packaging, below retail, and in Canada. What more could you ask for.

 

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649083694-gear_for_sale_akg_fiio_sony_vmoda/

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Here you go. Brand new in sealed packaging, below retail, and in Canada. What more could you ask for.

 

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649083694-gear_for_sale_akg_fiio_sony_vmoda/

Bugger that those 240's are a steal!

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I recently found out that Fiio are producting DAPs and was excited as am looking for a replacement for my Nationite s:flo2. As good as the sound of the s:flo2 is, the UI is really bad. I don't know if it's the problem with 'tags' that was referred to in earlier posts, but my music is all over the place and impossible to find. Sometimes it just doesn't appear on the device.

I just feel that you should be able to drag and drop your music onto a device without having to manually type in different file names or fiddle around moving files, for every track you transfer.

Is the Fiio x3 substantially better than the s:flo2? I know the s:flo2 has dual mono amps or somesuch, and may actually be more powerful that the x3. Would I have to get an external amp to boost the x3 to s:flo2 levels of amplification?

I have thought about waiting for the x5, but if it is significantly more expensive then I won't bother. I'd just like an 'audiophile' DAP with a useable UI that'll show album art be pleasant to use. Does such a thing exist?
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The FAQ in the first post suggests a price of around 400 dollars.  IIRC, the X5 is supposed to be comparable to other high resolution players like the AK100, the DX100, etc.

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I'd like to see it use a Sabre es9016/18 in the new low current K2M variants. Biggest problem in portable use for these has been power consumption and size which has now been addressed. Still more expensive but if a signature DAP costs $50-100 more, I don't see the problem. 


Edited by goodvibes - 10/8/13 at 5:35am
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The FAQ in the first post suggests a price of around 400 dollars.  IIRC, the X5 is supposed to be comparable to other high resolution players like the AK100, the DX100, etc.

wasn't the X3 already comparable to the AK100? or am i mistaken?

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wasn't the X3 already comparable to the AK100? or am i mistaken?

 

There are headfiers who choose X3 over AK100, yes. Many people also said their sound qualities are comparable. However the prices are not ;)

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wasn't the X3 already comparable to the AK100? or am i mistaken?

 

There are headfiers who choose X3 over AK100, yes. Many people also said their sound qualities are comparable. However the prices are not ;)

 

When I purchased my X3 I was able to do a direct comparison with it and the AK100 as the dealer carried both. This was with identical files on a pair of RE-400's. The comparison was short, so far from definitive but I felt that the AK100 did sound slightly better overall than the X3, but of course this is such a subjective thing. To me the AK100 sounded a little more refined, a little more detailed although I did find the X3 outdid it in dynamics and bass response on the few files I was able to listen to. The difference was far from huge however and not justifiable of the cost difference of the two products in my opinion. Others mileage may vary.

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When I purchased my X3 I was able to do a direct comparison with it and the AK100 as the dealer carried both. This was with identical files on a pair of RE-400's. The comparison was short, so far from definitive but I felt that the AK100 did sound slightly better overall than the X3, but of course this is such a subjective thing. To me the AK100 sounded a little more refined, a little more detailed although I did find the X3 outdid it in dynamics and bass response on the few files I was able to listen to. The difference was far from huge however and not justifiable of the cost difference of the two products in my opinion. Others mileage may vary.

 

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There are headfiers who choose X3 over AK100, yes. Many people also said their sound qualities are comparable. However the prices are not ;)

 

More of a quantitative thing related to the ak100s high output impedance not matching many variable impedance IEMs. I think most felt as 'good sound' does, that the ak is more refined but not as universal. Why some are getting great results using it with an amp.

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