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  1. superbike999

    Astell & Kern SR25: The next A&norma player

    AK have just released an update for the SR25, to version 1.20, which includes selectable Bluetooth codecs, as below: LDAC x 2 ( audio or connection quality) aptX HD aptX AAC SBC I am using aptX HD which makes a tremendous difference to the sound, providing your headphones support the codec. If...
  2. superbike999

    FiiO AM3D-FiiO Releases the THX AAA Powered Headphone Amplifier Module AM3D

    They are back in stock at AMP3 today, but they are selling fast as they didn't get many in the first batch. I've ordered and paid for mine today. They are also a lot cheaper than they were originally. Around £129.99 now, I think they were originally about £179 or £175
  3. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    I am on my second X7ii, having upgraded from the original X7. I sold my first X7ii, having been tempted by an Astell & KIern KANN, which had very good storage facilities and was on offer at Amazon UK for £200 below list price. I only kept it for about 3 months and realised my mistake, as I...
  4. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    I've just updated to v1.09 and my volume wheel issue has been cured. The sound seems cleaner as well, especially cymbal work om heavy rock.
  5. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    I have always understood that the recommended format is FAT32. I've never had any problems including the days of the original X7. (Touch wood). I always use folder view.
  6. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    #FiiO Or better still, a proper full update, instead of excuses which you have been promising since October 2018. You don't appear to have issued any X7ii updates since May 2018. Have your "engineers" left the company or are they just lazy or incompetent.
  7. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    Yes that's quite true. I bought mine that way saving almost £60. The discount does vary though between 5 and 10%. If you browse https://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/ and then move your mouse pointer towards the top of the screen, as if you are leaving the site, a pop up usually comes up with...
  8. superbike999

    Astell & Kern KANN - DAP with Massive Storage & Battery

    I have only seen one adverse comment regarding a battery problem, from a user who quite rightly, was very critical of the lack of service from A & K. I previously had an A & K Jnr and upon logging in to their forum, it was noticeable that A & K were not at all concerned with customer support...
  9. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    #FiiO A wasted opportunity in my opinion. Why not an AM5 with a 4.4 balanced and 3.5 SE. Everyone has already got an AM3
  10. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    In my view, FiiO have missed a trick with the AM3B module. They would have been far better in basing it on the AM5, with the option of a 4mm Pentacon and 2.5mm balanced option.
  11. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    I tried it when I first got the X7ii. I didn't notice any difference at all. I then sold the AM3 together with my previous X7 (original)
  12. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    Have you tried selecting "play through folders" in settings. It may solve your problem. I think the idea of it is that it moves to the next folder when it has finished playing your current folder.
  13. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    From what I remember, if you select the volume via the wheel, you can slide the volume slider up and down with your finger. It works very fast so just be careful you don't blast your ears. It's not a feature I use myself but it's there if you want it.
  14. superbike999

    FiiO F9, F9Pro-Detachable MMCX connector,Hi-Res Audio Certified,2.5mm TRRS/3.5mm audio cable

    I had real difficulty in attaching the right hand balanced cable and thought I was going to have to use a pair of pliers but was frightened of damaging them. I must have tried about 15 times before I could attach it. I had no problem attaching a silver FiiO balanced cable to my Shure 846, so I...
  15. superbike999

    FiiO Q5, Flagship DAC/Amp, an Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in, share the same amp module with X7.

    The discount at AMP3 is now 15% on all products from 26th December 2017 until 5th January 2018, using discount code:- Voucher code: BOXING15 I have just purchased the FiiO F9 Pro at the discounted price and the Quidco cashback (currently 4.5%) also tracked OK. The F9 Pro was delivered yesterday.
  16. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    #FiiO Your support/new items/updates page has been broken for 3 days now:- http://www.fiio.me/forum.php?mod=forumdisplay&fid=65&page=1 An error occurred. Sorry, the page you are looking for is currently unavailable. Please try again later. If you are the system administrator of this resource...
  17. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    The greedy dealers who have bounced the price up by £50, will regret it once they see the review in this months What Hi-Fi. They give it a rather bad review, mainly based on the fact they think it's overpriced, but there are other criticisms which I think are totally unfair. It finishes up...
  18. superbike999

    FiiO X7 | DXD | DSD | 384K/64B | ESS9018+ Android | WiFi | Bluetooth | 4 AMP modules | Balanced Out |

    Hi Richard. I have never noticed any lag between play and playing, nor any lack of sound when the VU meter is active. You will see from previous threads above, that there are numerous complaints rearing the software "team", who seem to introduce new bugs every time they release an update...
  19. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    Hi #Zike and #JaviAl, Sorry for the late reply. I'm still catching up with posts. I did compare the X7ii amplified by the HDVD800 using the HD800S and the Sennheiser balanced cable. I used the coaxial connection at the line out of the X7ii into the HDVD800 amp. I used the AM3A amplification...
  20. superbike999

    FiiO X7 Mk II 2GB RAM + 64GB ROM + ESS9028 PRO + Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Opt Out

    I'm not sure whether anyone has answered this as I'm just catching up on some older posts. I have tried the AM3 and compared it with the the AM3A. I am using Sennheiser HD800A with a Sennheiser HDVD amplifier with the supplied balanced cable. I prefer the sound of the AM3A. The AM3 does...
  21. superbike999

    Fiio X5 3rd gen || 2x AKM 4490 || Balanced Out || DSD || DXD | DTS | Android || Dual Card Slot

        It's a long time since the OTA updates worked on the X7, (at least 5 beta updates ago(
  22. superbike999

    FiiO X7 | DXD | DSD | 384K/64B | ESS9018+ Android | WiFi | Bluetooth | 4 AMP modules | Balanced Out |

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/FiiO-X7-MP4-32GB-Titanium/dp/B017HEJSYK/ref=gbps_tit_m-8_0379_87f7818c?smid=A3OX2K9JAC8M3M&pf_rd_p=da377d28-33c6-480f-ab54-dc9e18a60379&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-8&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=161428031&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=QS8CFXYSRCCD16H0PAK8   Amazon UK Black...
  23. superbike999

    FiiO X7 | DXD | DSD | 384K/64B | ESS9018+ Android | WiFi | Bluetooth | 4 AMP modules | Balanced Out |

    I always use folder view which loads the albums as individual albums.  I usually name the tracks with a leading number; i.e. 101, 102 etc, which then lists them in order  
  24. superbike999

    FiiO X7 | DXD | DSD | 384K/64B | ESS9018+ Android | WiFi | Bluetooth | 4 AMP modules | Balanced Out |

    No Sandisk is not fake, but some people sell cards which are not real Sandisk cards but are made to look like Sandisk cards, which is why I suggested buying from a reliable seller
  25. superbike999

    FiiO X7 | DXD | DSD | 384K/64B | ESS9018+ Android | WiFi | Bluetooth | 4 AMP modules | Balanced Out |

    If you have a PC, most people seem to have success if the card is formatted to ex-fat.   There seems to be a bug with some versions of the FW 3.xxx BETA firmware which can prevent all of the files being read.  FiiO are aware of it.   If you have not bought the card yet, (I presume it would...
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