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post #571 of 7658
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

Sorry, the design is to be decided

 

should be really small and compact

 

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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

 

maybe I am wrong, but I think people have different taste about the SQ. for example, some may prefer more bass but some may prefer more treble.

 

even the Sansa Clip and iPods are neutral in tone. if the X1 didn't have flat response, It wouldn't be dubbed an audiophile/hi-fi player... but just an affordable consumer DAP supporting 24bit tracks. do we need one? doubt it. the X1 should be a budget audiophile/hi-fi player, something like the HiFiMAN RE400 in IEMs. I think you should launch it in parallel with the new X3K and the market is yours ;) 


Edited by justblue - 1/28/14 at 12:46pm
post #572 of 7658

One word I never want to hear again.... "audiophile". lol

post #573 of 7658
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One word I never want to hear again.... "audiophile". lol

I suppose you're on the wrong website then :P
post #574 of 7658
Haha I kind of get annoyed by that word sometimes xD but maybe not this time biggrin.gif

Either way, I think it is a good idea too to launch the X3K with X1 together. Do like what Apple did to their product launch, BUT THERE IS ONE MORE THING XP introducing, the whole new X3k! Like the X1, it features our new design, the scroll wheel. In the process of designing the X3k, we................

I will stay up and stream the live launch of these two dap if it happen biggrin.gif

I personally find my iNano 3rd to have slight upper mid push. iClassic 80GB to be very v-shape. Definitely not neutral IMO. It's okay to be different xD
post #575 of 7658
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Originally Posted by justblue View Post
 

 

should be really small and compact

 

 

even the Sansa Clip and iPods are neutral in tone. if the X1 didn't have flat response, It wouldn't be dubbed an audiophile/hi-fi player... but just an affordable consumer DAP supporting 24bit tracks. do we need one? doubt it. the X1 should be a budget audiophile/hi-fi player, something like the HiFiMAN RE400 in IEMs. I think you should launch it in parallel with the new X3K and the market is yours ;) 

 

X1 will have a flat response, but flat response does not equal to neutral/transparent.  I just want to explain that we try to provide different products to different people, not only in size, features and cost. unless you guys thinks everyone need the same SQ

post #576 of 7658

If a sansa clip and an iPod already offers a neutral tone, then that should be the benchmark in terms of SQ and can only improved upon and not colored. I am pretty sure the differences between the iPod lines are the features and IMO is what should used to differentiate in pricing. Just my 2 pennies in the matter.

post #577 of 7658
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

 

X1 will have a flat response, but flat response does not equal to neutral/transparent.  I just want to explain that we try to provide different products to different people, not only in size, features and cost. unless you guys thinks everyone need the same SQ

 

 

I, for one, would hope FiiO simply gets the best, most natural, most neutral sound quality from the X1 that is possible to achieve with the hardware that is going into the player.  It seems FiiO has chosen some very good DAC and amp chips for the price.  It would be a shame for them to be wasted on a player with intentional colorations (i.e. boosted bass). 

post #578 of 7658
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

 

X1 will have a flat response, but flat response does not equal to neutral/transparent.

 

I'm kind of confused - does this just mean that, by measuring tools, the X1 measures flat, but to the ears, there's a bit of a bass bump? Because if it is then that's all I need to hear as a reassurance.

 

Remember, people, that a lot of gear measure the same way on a freakin' sine wave but not when music is concerned. For a hundred dollar player I really wouldn't mind as long as the bass doesn't move to the front ahead of the vocals, which is what some under-$1,000 CDPs do on my HD600.

post #579 of 7658
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

 

X1 will have a flat response, but flat response does not equal to neutral/transparent.  I just want to explain that we try to provide different products to different people, not only in size, features and cost. unless you guys thinks everyone need the same SQ

 

little confusing. if you mean different timbre and tone colour (e.g. warmer/sweeter/natural), then I would say OK. some players are more analogue in sounding and some are more digital. so, you plan to make the X1 analogue like?

post #580 of 7658
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I suppose you're on the wrong website then :P


HA! :deadhorse:

post #581 of 7658

I would buy this thing in an instant if it were dead neutral. I don't want to spend a whole lot on a DAP, but I want something a bit better than the Sansa Clip+.

post #582 of 7658
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I would buy this thing in an instant if it were dead neutral. I don't want to spend a whole lot on a DAP, but I want something a bit better than the Sansa Clip+.

The X3 might be up your strata then.
post #583 of 7658

Yeah I was temped until I heard that the controls and UI are a bit akward.

post #584 of 7658
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Yeah I was temped until I heard that the controls and UI are a bit akward.

Thats whats keeping me from pulling the trigger on the X3. The Zip Clip w/ Rockbox is so consistent on all fronts. My curiosity hasn't gotten the best of me yet.
post #585 of 7658
James, could I suggest something? I don't know how others think about it, but it would be cool if you could put in a full size sd-card slot. Beside the size, there should not be a difference.

The full size sd-cards are always ahead of the micro sds when it comes to capacity.
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