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post #1936 of 1942
Hi, guys!

Anybody in here tried pairing the M3 to a portable amp, say Topping NX1A?
Does double amping have a good outcome on the M3's sound or is it better as standalone (purely on sound quality only and not about portability)?

Thanks!
post #1937 of 1942
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Originally Posted by BoomBap08 View Post

Hi, guys!

Anybody in here tried pairing the M3 to a portable amp, say Topping NX1A?
Does double amping have a good outcome on the M3's sound or is it better as standalone (purely on sound quality only and not about portability)?

Thanks!
Well, you obviously know it doesn't have line-out so yeah, it's double amping... I tried it with a Fiio e17k and honestly the sound directly from the M3 was better. It seemed to lose a little clarity double-amping and the M3 is surprisingly powerful, driving a lot of things with total ease.
post #1938 of 1942

Hi everyone,

Sorry found this thread today so still working my way through it. Any news on the possible 2 siblings to this dap the m5 and m1?

I am looking for a small bedside rig (i use my iphone+dragonfly red everywhere else with satisfaction but thats too expensive if I fall asleep with it and it falls).

I was going for a sandisk player but then stumbled upon this by accident.

A question though: I am blind (no not a joke use the mac and iphone with voiceover) so cant see the screen. Luckily for me the m3 comes with buttons unlike any other player on the market these days.

I read in some reviews that you might not be able to feel the difference between the buttons but since they are hardware I guess I would still be able to learn them.

I dont need a lot from the player, would just put a few albums on the internal memory and want to play all/shuffle. After all its only for getting to sleep.

I guess i would have to have someone set the player to shuffle within settings but that setting sticks after reboot, right?

And if it resumes playback where you left off after reboot then that would be great. I guess i would. only have to hit that play all again if I update the files and I could certainly learn a few keypresses for that.

So, do you guys think its possible to do without a screen?

It snot expensive so could just buy it and try out but I wiuld still have to pay hsipping costs so if someone would be willing to think with me that would be great.

Thanks in advance,

Greetings, Anouk,

post #1939 of 1942
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Originally Posted by Anouk View Post
 

Hi everyone,

Sorry found this thread today so still working my way through it. Any news on the possible 2 siblings to this dap the m5 and m1?

I am looking for a small bedside rig (i use my iphone+dragonfly red everywhere else with satisfaction but thats too expensive if I fall asleep with it and it falls).

I was going for a sandisk player but then stumbled upon this by accident.

A question though: I am blind (no not a joke use the mac and iphone with voiceover) so cant see the screen. Luckily for me the m3 comes with buttons unlike any other player on the market these days.

I read in some reviews that you might not be able to feel the difference between the buttons but since they are hardware I guess I would still be able to learn them.

I dont need a lot from the player, would just put a few albums on the internal memory and want to play all/shuffle. After all its only for getting to sleep.

I guess i would have to have someone set the player to shuffle within settings but that setting sticks after reboot, right?

And if it resumes playback where you left off after reboot then that would be great. I guess i would. only have to hit that play all again if I update the files and I could certainly learn a few keypresses for that.

So, do you guys think its possible to do without a screen?

It snot expensive so could just buy it and try out but I wiuld still have to pay hsipping costs so if someone would be willing to think with me that would be great.

Thanks in advance,

Greetings, Anouk,

M3 doesn't have physical hardware buttons where you can feel ( it is a little like capacitive buttons but without heptic feedback).

Blind operation on M3 could be difficult.

 

There is a Shuffle All mode for M3. If you can have someone help you with all the necessary settings (set shuffle, set the correct volume level), M3 will remember all.

It will resume playback where you left off everytime when you power it up.

post #1940 of 1942
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Originally Posted by puppyfi View Post

M3 doesn't have physical hardware buttons where you can feel ( it is a little like capacitive buttons but without heptic feedback).

hm… mine M3 definitely has hadrware buttons with click. it's still not the most comfortable for blind control, but buttons definitely clicks.
I'll re-check when I'll be at home smily_headphones1.gif
post #1941 of 1942
@Anouk you should check the lotoo paw Pico. It looks perfect for you. It is a screenless player with physical buttons and analog inspired volume pot. A specific switch for shuffle and normal playback.you won't need help from someone else to use it.its designed for runners so it has very efficient layout.
Fiio m3 has no dedicated volume buttons, up and down do also folder browsing. you always have to "guess" the buttons because they all share one plate with no tactile indication. Hard to explain, there is no space between the buttons. Makes it poor to use blindly. It's doable with trial and error. But might be a pain to navigate half asleep. Lol.
Drawback from lotoo paw Pico: limited to internal memory 32gb, no English language voice over yet, and it's $150. The sound quality should be much better though.
Edited by noknok23 - 4/21/17 at 3:20pm
post #1942 of 1942
Battery insanity. smily_headphones1.gif
Started the player yesterday morning and it's been playing straight through, mp3s only, at 25/60 volume and it just stopped.
That's 26 hours playing time, quality music at a good volume level. I'm very impressed. I've enjoyed this little player a lot, very nice sound quality, fast startup, easy if basic folder navigation, and crazy good battery life for such a tiny device. I know more advanced DAPs have so many more features but battery life is a big big plus for me - long plane rides and such - and I'll never buy a player​ with 10 hours life, just won't suit my needs.
7 months of daily use, and I have to thank Fiio for this - I hope one day you make an updated version because everything about this M3 I like a lot, especially that terrific battery life, good job! smily_headphones1.gif 😃
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