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post #346 of 19490

the secret of iPod's fast response and user experience is 

 

70% or even 80% work is done by iTune in Mac or PC, the 30% or 20% is done by iPod itself.

 

iPod does not need to support so many kind of music format but just one formate, and the music stored in iPod has been organized very well and all the information ( tag, ID3) are exactly the same position in the files.

 

you can think that X3 includes a build in iTune, and you need to consider that even iTune take time to convert mp3, wav to Apple's format.

post #347 of 19490

iTunes does not convert mp3 to Apple's own format, it plays it the way it is. All my mp3 files are tagged by me outside of iTunes, and those same files play on my iPods just fine. I think mp3 is the only non-Apple format that does play on iPods, though, unless you have an iPod running Rockbox. smile_phones.gif

post #348 of 19490
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Just curious, why iPod Calssic (160G) can read the files so fast even though it is just a mechanical hard disk?
However MicroSD is a solid state drive, in theory it should be very much faster than mechanical hard disk. 

I assume that the iPod's database is built by iTunes and then sent directly to the player. All the iPod has to do is access the database, not build it.

Edit: Sorry, didn't notice that had already been mentioned two posts ago.
post #349 of 19490

I think I am gonna be a total FiiO guy, now thinking about buying E12 and X5 (when it is out). James, will FiiO ever enter into headphones/iem market?

 

One can only dream you know wink.gif

post #350 of 19490
What'll the E12 be used for OTG?
post #351 of 19490
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What'll the E12 be used for OTG?
Otg for us is used in dac audio. Not amplifier
post #352 of 19490
lol I just meant on the go. I was just trying to cut down on wording.
post #353 of 19490
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lol I just meant on the go. I was just trying to cut down on wording.

Too much cut can confuse people, especially people like me, not native English speakers happy_face1.gif I think E12's size is fine for on to go and X5's expected dimensions are quite good too. I think they will be okay together. I like the clear boost of E12 without changing the sound signature of headphones.

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Too much cut can confuse people, especially people like me, not native English speakers happy_face1.gif I think E12's size is fine for on to go and X5's expected dimensions are quite good too. I think they will be okay together. I like the clear boost of E12 without changing the sound signature of headphones.

Will you even need the E12 with the X5? I thought the X5 was supposed to be even more powerful than the X3?

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Will you even need the E12 with the X5? I thought the X5 was supposed to be even more powerful than the X3?

 

It will never be as powerful as a E12, I think that's a certain. If you are planning on driving a >300ohm full size, I think E12 is still the safer bet. Otherwise, most likely the internal amp of X5 should handle it well enough, if X3 is of any indication. Personally, I think even the current amp section in X3 is an overkill (power wise) for most portable headphone and earphone. I am thinking of mod'ing the X3 if I have a chance, going for a lesser power opamp but hopefully something I like better, like AD8620 or OPA2209... haven't made up my mind yet.

post #356 of 19490

Well, I don't need extreme amount of power but amp can always give positive things to sound apart from volume increase. I don't know, I wouldn't lose anything from trying but I agree, most of the cans we can use as portable wouldn't need additional power with X3 and X5.

post #357 of 19490

It could be positive or negative depending on many factor.

post #358 of 19490
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It will never be as powerful as a E12, I think that's a certain. If you are planning on driving a >300ohm full size, I think E12 is still the safer bet. Otherwise, most likely the internal amp of X5 should handle it well enough, if X3 is of any indication. Personally, I think even the current amp section in X3 is an overkill (power wise) for most portable headphone and earphone. I am thinking of mod'ing the X3 if I have a chance, going for a lesser power opamp but hopefully something I like better, like AD8620 or OPA2209... haven't made up my mind yet.

Will you post your mod if you do make up your mind?

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Will you post your mod if you do make up your mind?

 

If I do mod it, sure. But it will be a quick opamp swap and nothing particularly special to look at. I have another plan in mind, but I am not sure the part will fit inside. Will talk more about it later if I can source the right component.

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

 

If I do mod it, sure. But it will be a quick opamp swap and nothing particularly special to look at. I have another plan in mind, but I am not sure the part will fit inside. Will talk more about it later if I can source the right component.

Thanks. No mod is too simple for a guy that just bought his first soldering iron confused.gif And I don't expect the op amp in the X3 to be swappable.


Edited by hoichi - 6/1/13 at 2:29am
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