I'm experiencing af problem with the DAC functionality of the X3. When using it as DAC from my laptop i get drops in sound, where windows suddenly loses connection to the usb DAC (in device manager i can see that it disapears and reapears. I've tried all my USB ports on the laptop (2xUSB2 and 1xUSB3, the usb doesn't work at all with the X3), but it's the same problem. Anyone else experiencing this? If i use my oDAC i don't experience any of these problems.
I have found that the micro USB connection on my X3 is very weak. The slightest movement of the X3 while connected, can cause the loss of the USB connection. I have to ensure the X3 is on a solid surface before connecting. On examination, the micro USB plug is very thin and is easily moved within the socket. I would have preferred the more robust Mini USB type, found on older FiiO (and other) products.
Either micro USB is inherently weak by design, or just poorly implemented by FiiO. I have no other micro USB devices to compare at this time, but the design looks too weak to withstand much movement.
Edited by MunkyOne - 11/5/13 at 9:14am