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which online stores are you guys buying from?

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I got mine on Amazon. Some venders (e.g. ProStudio Sound & Music) offer packages on Amazon with cables, memory card, and case for <$200. Cheers.. Brian

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When using my X3 as a DAC, the slightest movement of the device/USB cable breaks the connection, and in order to get it to function as a DAC again I have to remove the USB cable, turn off the X3, then plug the cable back in again. This makes it extremely annoying to use as a DAC, unless I can keep the X3 and cable perfectly still.

 

Is this a problem anyone else has encountered, or is it specific to my X3 (probably a fault with the micro-USB port)?

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When using my X3 as a DAC, the slightest movement of the device/USB cable breaks the connection, and in order to get it to function as a DAC again I have to remove the USB cable, turn off the X3, then plug the cable back in again. This makes it extremely annoying to use as a DAC, unless I can keep the X3 and cable perfectly still.

Is this a problem anyone else has encountered, or is it specific to my X3 (probably a fault with the micro-USB port)?

Can you try it with another cable first?
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When using my X3 as a DAC, the slightest movement of the device/USB cable breaks the connection, and in order to get it to function as a DAC again I have to remove the USB cable, turn off the X3, then plug the cable back in again. This makes it extremely annoying to use as a DAC, unless I can keep the X3 and cable perfectly still.

 

Is this a problem anyone else has encountered, or is it specific to my X3 (probably a fault with the micro-USB port)?


I use my X3 in USB DAC mode frequently and have had no such problems. CH23's cable suggestion seems like a good one. Cheers... Brian

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Originally Posted by gullwire View Post

When using my X3 as a DAC, the slightest movement of the device/USB cable breaks the connection, and in order to get it to function as a DAC again I have to remove the USB cable, turn off the X3, then plug the cable back in again. This makes it extremely annoying to use as a DAC, unless I can keep the X3 and cable perfectly still.

Is this a problem anyone else has encountered, or is it specific to my X3 (probably a fault with the micro-USB port)?

Can you try it with another cable first?


Yes, I second this suggestion. The USB cable that came with my X3 is very loose and would often loose connection or simply fall right out. I now use an aftermarket one and have no more issues.

post #577 of 630

I assumed the fault was with the X3 or its micro-USB port, as I had the same issue with an E17 and changing the cable made no difference. With the X3 though I tried a different cable as suggested here, and it seems to be working fine! Thanks for the advice; should have just tried it myself before.

 

I never could fix the E17 though: Fiio sent me a replacement mini-USB port, which I appreciated, but the port is tucked in very closely with other components on the circuit board and parts of the casing, so I wasn't able to remove the old one. Hence needing to use my X3 as a DAC...

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Is there any news about firmware update for the X3?
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Is there any news about firmware update for the X3?

 

The new firmware is currently beta tested on X5. Once it is stable enough, it will be migrated to X3 with a new interface.

post #580 of 630

I am thinking about buying the X3 any time soon because my iAudio X5L is slowly giving up. The line out is starting to have a really poor connection and I keep loosing one channel. There is also a whole load of crackling too. I can't use the headphone socket because it is on the side of the device and it then won't fit in my pocket. I used the line out and strapped it to the Fiio E11 headphone amplifier. The E11 is still working fine.

 

Most media players will probably do this but I hope that the X3 will remember its place whenever you turn it off and back on again.

I will either be using the line out on the X3 and using it with the E11 or just using the headphone socket with the X3 its self. My headphones are the AKG K550s.

 

If anybody could give me more information about the X3, I would be interested to know because I think I will be getting it soon.

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If anybody could give me more information about the X3, I would be interested to know because I think I will be getting it soon.

Might be easy for us to answer your question if there is a question.

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One thing I would like to know is if you can set it to remember its place on what track it is playing. I am hoping that when I turn it off, it will remember where in the track it was last playing. that is one of the most important things that I would like the X3 to have. My iAudio X5L is about 6 or 7 years old now so is quite out of date so I just don't know much abut newer media players. I like the fact the the X3 had proper buttons and isn't touch screen.

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One thing I would like to know is if you can set it to remember its place on what track it is playing. I am hoping that when I turn it off, it will remember where in the track it was last playing. that is one of the most important things that I would like the X3 to have. My iAudio X5L is about 6 or 7 years old now so is quite out of date so I just don't know much abut newer media players. I like the fact the the X3 had proper buttons and isn't touch screen.

 

Yes, it can remember. You can set in option whether to resume to the beginning of the track, or the position / time of the track where you left off.

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Another thing I would like to ask is how good Mp3s sound on the X3. I have seen some people say that Mp3s don't sound very good. Almost all of my Mp3 files are at 320kbps. I also have some ogg and quite a lot of flac formats too.

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Another thing I would like to ask is how good Mp3s sound on the X3. I have seen some people say that Mp3s don't sound very good. Almost all of my Mp3 files are at 320kbps. I also have some ogg and quite a lot of flac formats too.

 

With the new firmware everything sounds very good. For USD 200, you're not going to get close SQ wise.

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