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Poll for Fiio X3 Sound Signature

Poll Results: What do you feel the X3's sound signature is?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 76% (32)
    Warm
  • 9% (4)
    Bright
  • 4% (2)
    Recessed Mid-range
  • 11% (5)
    Bass Heavy
  • 0% (0)
    Bass Light
  • 14% (6)
    Completely Neutral
  • 4% (2)
    Rolled Off Highs
42 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

There was a comment in the X5 thread that no one else has described the X3 as being bright besides me (I should add a note that this was with my X3 out of the box, and with notoriously hard to drive headphones)

This prompted me to start up a poll to see what other folks think.

If you use the X3 with multiple 'phones, pick whichever one you think is most representative.

This should be how the X3 sounds driving directly, no external amp since that would introduce the amp's characteristics.


Edited by sbradley02 - 9/16/13 at 10:02am
post #2 of 9
Îf I may add to this, I believe it souly depends on the headphones, for instance my GR07 BE are warm but my Shure SE215 are bright as well as my vsonic vsd1s, my ATH-M50s are more neutral.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by howdy View Post

Îf I may add to this, I believe it souly depends on the headphones, for instance my GR07 BE are warm but my Shure SE215 are bright as well as my vsonic vsd1s, my ATH-M50s are more neutral.

I appreciate your adding this, it was my primary point :bigsmile_face: 

Yet looking at the poll results, overwhelmingly "warm". So there is quite a bit of consistency.


Edited by sbradley02 - 9/16/13 at 4:21pm
post #4 of 9

They're making my Miracles sounds warm.

post #5 of 9

Tested with Shure 840 and Westone 4R.


Warm.

Not bright but did not roll off like hm601.
Mids (vocals) feels somewhat forward (slightly).
A very small bass boost, not heavy at all.
 

post #6 of 9

The full modded x3 is possibly the warmest source I've ever heard.

 

So I chose bright for the original one ..lol

post #7 of 9
Interesting...the poll says neutral or bright...I always thought the FiiO house sound was on the warm side. Is the X3 an exception?
post #8 of 9

It sounds neutral to me, both trough a Sennheiser HD380 PRO and a cheap JVC HA-S160.

post #9 of 9

I often use x3 to listen songs of Armin Van Buuren with ATH-m50,That Bass is Heavy,I think.And I also like acoustic guiter song.It sounds very nice and very clean.

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