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post #1171 of 1314
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

That phone is what, roughly $650?  Contract prices don't exactly count.  Buying a X1 doesn't lock you into a 2 year contract.

Most people have phones anyways. Therefore it's like <$200 on contract. In the US you can get it for $0. Since most people have contracts anyways it is convienient to have music on a phone. The only reason for me personally to get a DAP for battery life but the One M8 has great battery.

post #1172 of 1314

Since most people have phones anyways, I see no need for the X1 to do spotify.

post #1173 of 1314
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

Since most people have phones anyways, I see no need for the X1 to do spotify.

Since most phones support 24 bit 192 khz flac. With decent dacs I see no need for X1. Phones also have the compatibility of music streaming services while DAPs do not. You can also have the compatibility of adding local files.

I'm done arguing

post #1174 of 1314

Many phones will have an inferior DAC, and I'd imagine all phones will have an inferior amp section.

post #1175 of 1314
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

Many phones will have an inferior DAC, and I'd imagine all phones will have an inferior amp section.

I guess if your powering inefficient headphones a DAP might be your solution. I am more of a portable IEM guy.

post #1176 of 1314

I like IEMs, but have comfort issues often with them, headphones work out better for me for long listening sessions.

 

I guess to summarize my point, I would not be surprised if I found out that for the X1's price, nothing beats it in sound.


Edited by Saoshyant - 6/22/14 at 6:48pm
post #1177 of 1314
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Originally Posted by tehsprayer View Post
 

Since most phones support 24 bit 192 khz flac. With decent dacs I see no need for X1. Phones also have the compatibility of music streaming services while DAPs do not. You can also have the compatibility of adding local files.

I'm done arguing

 

only snapdragon 600 and above(i think 800) have ability to play 24 bit flac.

 

but thats not the only criterion,,there are other things that differentiate between a dedicated player and a smart phone.

post #1178 of 1314
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

I like IEMs, but have comfort issues often with them, headphones work out better for me for long listening sessions.

 

I guess to summarize my point, I would not be surprised if I found out that for the X1's price, nothing beats it in sound.


there is only one competition in 100$ category for x1 and thats colorfly c3.

post #1179 of 1314

Yeah, I've meant to give that one a try, especially seeing that it sounds like it should perform quite wonderfully when it comes to classical, but I never got around to checking into what file types it supports.

post #1180 of 1314
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

Yeah, I've meant to give that one a try, especially seeing that it sounds like it should perform quite wonderfully when it comes to classical, but I never got around to checking into what file types it supports.

C3 is very clean and on the bright neutral side. It lacks on dynamics and the UI is quite primitive and controls leaves a lot to be desired.
But at the price point, the SQ and portability makes up for its worth.
I'm sure X1 will be even more worth it with their better UI and acceptable controls if the SQ is on par.
post #1181 of 1314
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post


C3 is very clean and on the bright neutral side. It lacks on dynamics and the UI is quite primitive and controls leaves a lot to be desired.
But at the price point, the SQ and portability makes up for its worth.
I'm sure X1 will be even more worth it with their better UI and acceptable controls if the SQ is on par.


ui plays a huge role,,i don't understand how people can use the ipod shuffle without even a screen!!but i guess fanboys do exist.

 

on another note,,,x1 looks promising and at 100$ price point its gonna sell very well if it does whats promised by fiio

post #1182 of 1314
Thread Starter 

I have to agree that the biggest competitor of X1 is smartphone. and there are some smartphone like Vivo X3S used very decent DAC like ESS9018K2M, but I think they are target to different market. 

 

even in SQ, you need to known that all smartphone are SRC 192/24 to 48/16 into DAC, even in VIVO X3S. not to talk that the battery life when the hifi mode is turn on. 

post #1183 of 1314
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post


ui plays a huge role,,i don't understand how people can use the ipod shuffle without even a screen!!but i guess fanboys do exist.

on another note,,,x1 looks promising and at 100$ price point its gonna sell very well if it does whats promised by fiio

Just like Teraplayer, no screen and cost is from €1680 to €3840.
post #1184 of 1314
I can't even comprehend how that works, will have to look up a video or something
post #1185 of 1314
Dear FiiO,

I have just contacted Market@FiiO via emailed to pre-order the X1 but he told me to wait until September as the price are not fixed yet? @.@ I thought it's to be released this August?

And yes, smartphone these days are DAP's strongest competition. They can do a lot more. But my only concern is battery life.
PS: Spotify is not in Brunei yet so I have no worries bout Spotify support biggrin.gif
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