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Instructions regarding the installation of USB DAC driver!

post #1 of 40
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Instructions regarding the installation of USB DAC driver:

 

1. Upgrade the X3's firmware to version beyond FW2.05 as follows:


Copy the “x3.fw”file provided by FiiO to the root directory of a TF (microSD) card formatted in FAT32 and insert the card into the X3.

With the X3 powered off, hold down both the menu and power on buttons until the upgrade via TF dialog shows up on the screen.

When the progress bar to the upgrade is completed, the player will restart automatically.


Precaution: The TF (microSD) card should preferably be 32GB or smaller, and be a blank card formatted in FAT32.

Please ensure the X3's battery is sufficiently charged (preferably fully charged) to prevent failure during the upgrade.

Please do not touch the player's buttons while the upgrade is in progress. If the upgrade fails the first time,

please hold the power button for over 10 seconds to perform recovery, and repeat the actions described in this

step (1) to complete the upgrade. After upgrade is complete, please refresh the songs database.

 

2. After upgrade is complete, a USB mode will be added to the X3's system settings menu: DAC mode.

This is the new default. The other mode is mass storage mode (the old mode).

 

3. After confirming that the USB mode is “DAC”, connect the X3's micro USB port to the computer's USB port

via the prepared USB cable(for desktop computers, please connect to a rear port and not a port on the front panel),

and the X3 will enter the USB DAC interface after startup (except when connected to a windows XP computer).

Double click the in the driver package attached to this article, and the following dialog will pop up:

                                 

 

Click Next

 

     

 

Use the default installation path and click Install

 

While the installation is proceeding, the following warning dialog will pop up more than once (usually twice).

Select “install this driver software anyway” each time the dialog pops up:

 

Select “install this driver software anyway”

 

Next>

 

The above dialog will pop up indicating successful installation of the driver. Click Next.

 

                                                                                                   

Click Finish to complete installation.

Icon would appear at the bottom right corner:

 

After installed the driver, set “FiiO X3” as the default audio play device.

(Control panel>Sound>Playback)

 

Please refer to the following link for the detailed X3 USB DAC manual and FAQs:

http://www.fiio.net/firmware_download/X3_User_Guide-2_USB_DAC.pdf

 

Check our website for the detailed information of the new firmware (FW2.05)!

http://fiio.net/news/index.aspx?ID=100000110684794&page=1


Edited by FiiO - 10/25/13 at 6:23pm
post #2 of 40

Really, Really ThX a lot for the new Firmware !!!

 

 

I did not exepect that it will happen that fast. 

 

Greetinx from Germany

post #3 of 40

woah! this is awesome! i can't wait to give this a shot later!

post #4 of 40

I'm going to try it on a Surface RT tablet, not sure if it will work as the rt version does not allow .exe files, but maybe drivers are okay. Would be perfect if it worked as the sound is not really beautiful of the surface.

post #5 of 40

 Testing I'm my problematic tracks and it seems, that the problem with gapless playback in "browse files" mode is solved. Thank you for an excellent job, FiiO boys.

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 Testing I'm my problematic tracks and it seems, that the problem with gapless playback in "browse files" mode is solved. Thank you for an excellent job, FiiO boys.

:deadhorse:

post #7 of 40

Hi there.

 

Thanks for this great support. The media lib update got even better with this firmware upgrade.

 

But I'm having problems with the DAC option on win 8.1. Is this driver supposed to work on windows 8 (8.1)? Because I've tried 3 times and they all ended up failing to install it...

 

Best regards,

Thiago

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post #9 of 40
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Originally Posted by ticoss View Post
 

Hello,

 

Look at the main topic, you may have your answer 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/651769/fiio-x3-thread-full-review-http-www-head-fi-org-t-663600-impression-fiio-x3-high-fi-low-price/6000#post_9930098

Hello,

 

Thanks a lot. It really solved my problem. I'll repost the link so it can help someone else - http://www.howtogeek.com/167723/how-to-disable-driver-signature-verification-on-64-bit-windows-8.1-so-that-you-can-install-unsigned-drivers/

 

Now it works beatifully (and sounds great).

 

Best regards,

Thiago

post #10 of 40

usb dac works perfect! now testing the gapless playback in "browse files" mode

post #11 of 40

Is it me or the X3 is way more powerful than E10?

post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by djenkov View Post
 

Is it me or the X3 is way more powerful than E10?

 

yes, X3 is more powerfull than E10!

post #13 of 40
James,

I don't manage to hear any sound running Windows XP and using X3 as a USB DAC (X3 is set as default device in the sound properties).

Any idea?

Thanks in advance.
post #14 of 40
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Originally Posted by Cric View Post

James,

I don't manage to hear any sound running Windows XP and using X3 as a USB DAC (X3 is set as default device in the sound properties).

Any idea?

Thanks in advance.

 

have you get through the instructions ? please follow it step by step.

post #15 of 40
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

 

have you get through the instructions ? please follow it step by step.

Hello James,

 

Never mind, it's working today (didn't change a thing, just plugged it in and it worked. Probably some voodoo things during the WE!).

 

Thanks for your reply.

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