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post #2521 of 2550

Please watch the video I posted before making those assumptions - the selection is locked in and it is changed to Headphone Out in the settings. It is a bug.

post #2522 of 2550
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Originally Posted by Jayden16 View Post

Please watch the video I posted before making those assumptions - the selection is locked in and it is changed to Headphone Out in the settings. It is a bug.

Ah, yes. You have a point.
I guess, for now, just max the volume I'm headphone out when you want to use an amp. I don't think it matters, since the line out is simply a max volume headphone out. Or can someone correct me if I'm wrong.
post #2523 of 2550
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Originally Posted by Rei87 View Post


Ah, yes. You have a point.
I guess, for now, just max the volume I'm headphone out when you want to use an amp. I don't think it matters, since the line out is simply a max volume headphone out. Or can someone correct me if I'm wrong.


I don't know but I don't bother using LO...just turn up the volume using HO. A good feature they could implement would be that after using LO it defaults back to HO when you unplug.

post #2524 of 2550
As it is currently implemented (even when working correctly) it is way too easy to make a mistake. I have done that twice now with very sensitive headphones and nearly deafened myself.

For some reason, I feel that the setting is in the wrong place. 'Setup' seems wrong and even if it was in the'Musical Settings' menu I'd feel happier.

Even better if it was out in the open on the first set of menus in order to make switching easier.

As it is, it's awkward and mistakes can be made way too easily imo.
post #2525 of 2550
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Originally Posted by iancraig10 View Post

As it is currently implemented (even when working correctly) it is way too easy to make a mistake. I have done that twice now with very sensitive headphones and nearly deafened myself.

For some reason, I feel that the setting is in the wrong place. 'Setup' seems wrong and even if it was in the'Musical Settings' menu I'd feel happier.

Even better if it was out in the open on the first set of menus in order to make switching easier.

As it is, it's awkward and mistakes can be made way too easily imo.


Well I know that the Cayin N3 will switch automatically from line out to headphone out after you remove the cable from the jack..a nice safely feature.

post #2526 of 2550
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Originally Posted by Rei87 View Post


Ah, yes. You have a point.
I guess, for now, just max the volume I'm headphone out when you want to use an amp. I don't think it matters, since the line out is simply a max volume headphone out. Or can someone correct me if I'm wrong.

 

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Originally Posted by Rei87 View Post


Ah, yes. You have a point.
I guess, for now, just max the volume I'm headphone out when you want to use an amp. I don't think it matters, since the line out is simply a max volume headphone out. Or can someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Nope Line Out is running at a different voltage. It is precisely why I traded my Shanling M1 for this! Max volume HO does not sound the same as LO when you plug it into certain equipment, like my home stereo. Maxing HO a.k.a double amping doesn't work well in all scenarios. Last time, my home stereo with me plugging HO just sounded soft and the frequency response was also a little funky so nah.

 

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I don't know but I don't bother using LO...just turn up the volume using HO. A good feature they could implement would be that after using LO it defaults back to HO when you unplug.

Now unplugging only pauses the volume.

post #2527 of 2550
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Originally Posted by gemmoglock View Post
 

 

Nope Line Out is running at a different voltage. It is precisely why I traded my Shanling M1 for this! Max volume HO does not sound the same as LO when you plug it into certain equipment, like my home stereo. Maxing HO a.k.a double amping doesn't work well in all scenarios. Last time, my home stereo with me plugging HO just sounded soft and the frequency response was also a little funky so nah.

 

Now unplugging only pauses the volume.

Actually unless expressly recommended by the manufacturer of the DAP double amping at max volume is not recommended for most DAP's.  Maxing volume also maxes noise, reduces battery life and can over tax the DAP. When I sold audio equipment 80% was recommended for volume on the DAP when double amping.  I played around with the volume on my Sony A17 when double amping with my Fiio Q1 and found for me 23/30 or about 77% max volume on my A17 gave me the best sound.  100% max volume when double amping is not an absolute and I recommend playing around with the volume on the X1-II when double amping and go with whatever volume level gives the best listening experience

post #2528 of 2550
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Originally Posted by bruce1967 View Post


Well I know that the Cayin N3 will switch automatically from line out to headphone out after you remove the cable from the jack..a nice safely feature.

Makes sense really. 'Elf and safety and all that!!
post #2529 of 2550
Hi all. Just bought this player to replace a broken xduoo x3. So far so good.

Any tips or recommendations for settings that should be on or off etc to get the best out of the player?

So far I've only found out that turning off the option for touch button wheel or whatever it's called actually makes the touch wheel function much better. It's slower so it doesn't skip round a million times when you are scrolling through settings haha.

It also came with a little headphone amp Fiio a1.

Am I better just using the headphones direct to the player or setting it to line out and using the amp. What's the benefit to using the amp?
post #2530 of 2550
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Originally Posted by GlennTidbury View Post

Hi all. Just bought this player to replace a broken xduoo x3. So far so good.

Any tips or recommendations for settings that should be on or off etc to get the best out of the player?

So far I've only found out that turning off the option for touch button wheel or whatever it's called actually makes the touch wheel function much better. It's slower so it doesn't skip round a million times when you are scrolling through settings haha.

It also came with a little headphone amp Fiio a1.

Am I better just using the headphones direct to the player or setting it to line out and using the amp. What's the benefit to using the amp?

 

No idea about A1, you can test and find out though! 

About how to improve your experience with it, use folder browsing, don't keep embedded cover art but keep a jpg image cover in the same folder and don't let that file be larger than 300x300. 

 

You can resize all cover files at once using the free to use tool xnConvert. This way, you do the thing once, and you never have to worry again!

post #2531 of 2550
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Originally Posted by Dobrescu George View Post

No idea about A1, you can test and find out though! 


About how to improve your experience with it, use folder browsing, don't keep embedded cover art but keep a jpg image cover in the same folder and don't let that file be larger than 300x300. 

You can resize all cover files at once using the free to use tool xnConvert. This way, you do the thing once, and you never have to worry again!

Cheers.

Yes I usually browse by folder anyway. Very rarely use the tags, although they are all pretty accurate on my collection anyway, except that quite a few have artist then artist feat x artist fest y artist with z etc.

That's why I've always preferred using folders.

I've tried both with and without the amp. Can't tell much difference in quality of sound between the two but obviously with the unit at to line out its much louder than I'd typically have it anyway.

Surprising how loud it can go on headphone out with no amp. Been listening at around 30 to 40 out of 100 and that's plenty loud enough.



Album art is already embedded in all my mp3's. Is there a benefit to removing this and using a jpg instead?

Thanks.
post #2532 of 2550
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Originally Posted by GlennTidbury View Post


Cheers.

Yes I usually browse by folder anyway. Very rarely use the tags, although they are all pretty accurate on my collection anyway, except that quite a few have artist then artist feat x artist fest y artist with z etc.

That's why I've always preferred using folders.

I've tried both with and without the amp. Can't tell much difference in quality of sound between the two but obviously with the unit at to line out its much louder than I'd typically have it anyway.

Surprising how loud it can go on headphone out with no amp. Been listening at around 30 to 40 out of 100 and that's plenty loud enough.



Album art is already embedded in all my mp3's. Is there a benefit to removing this and using a jpg instead?

Thanks.

 

The benefit would be in decoding speed and general snapiness of the device. The whole device will work faster without having to read art every time it opens a file, but this will vary with the amount of music you have as well. 

There will be an advantage if using an external amp - you get more battery life :gs1000smile:

post #2533 of 2550
To be frank, ive actually decided to give this little Fiio a chance as a dap and left my other 'main rigs' at home, and i must say that I am rather impressed.

Yes, it's not the best player in sound compared to flagship. But, i do think that it does a very admirable role in a affordable package.

So, yes, it will probably still be my source for my burn in rig, but, I won't rule out using it as a dap to use when in the go.

Altho, the irony of having an iem that costs 15 times than the player does not escape me haha...
Edited by Rei87 - Yesterday at 1:38 am
post #2534 of 2550
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Originally Posted by Rei87 View Post

To be frank, ive actually decided to give this little Fiio a chance as a dap and left my other 'main rigs' at home, and i must say that I am rather impressed.

Yes, it's not the best player in sound compared to flagship. But, i do think that it does a very admirable role in a affordable package.

So, yes, it will probably still be my source for my burn in rig, but, I won't rule out using it as a dap to use when in the go.

Altho, the irony of having an iem that costs 15 times than the player does not escape me haha...

 

This makes me happy with my choice, since I can't afford the list of flagships I see on your profile ;) Thanks for sharing!

post #2535 of 2550
The newest firmware with Gapless has been released! They have the link on their Facebook page
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