FiiO K3 • The Review Tour of FiiO K3 All-new Headphone Amplifier & USB-C DAC
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I would like to be part of the preview.

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Do you have a FiiO E10K or FiiO Q1 Mark II?
Yes, I have the Q1 Mark II.

•-Any other DAP(s) / DAC(s) / amp(s) you may possess:
No.

•-Headphone(s) / earphone(s) you possess:
KZ ZS5, KZ ZS6, Sennheisers Urbanite XL

•-Your geographical region (e.g. the city and country you live in):
Singapore
 
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Would like to be a part of the this beta test/suggestion session.

Yes i have used E10K (still fitted inside my office PC's case) it was one of the first fiio product that i bought, i have Q1 MKii available in the house to compare the new K3 with.

Headphones Currently in my possession:
HiFi Man Sundra. Sennheiser HD-700. ATH-MSR7. Skullcandy crusher wireless. Grado SR80e.

IEMs in my possession:
Fiio F9. Fiio FH1. 1more Tripple drivers. Shure 315. Etymotic MC5. Etymotic ER4XR. AKG dual driver(note-8). RHA-MA750i. RHA T20. Massdrop X Noble X by noble audio.


Other DAPs/Sources: Fiio X7. LG V30s. Mac Mini 2016. Fiio X7ii. Some Apple products.

Other AMPs/DACs: Anedio D1. Fiio A1. Fiio K5. Matxix Quattro 2.


I am situated in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Thank you @FiiO
 
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Would like to be a part of the this beta test/suggestion session.

Yes i have used E10K (still fitted inside my office PC's case) it was one of the first fiio product that i bought, i have Q1 MKii available in the house to compare the new K3 with.

Headphones Currently in my possession:
HiFi Man Sundra. Sennheiser HD-700. ATH-MSR7. Skullcandy crusher wireless. Grado SR80e.

IEMs in my possession:
Fiio F9. Fiio FH1. 1more Tripple drivers. Shure 315. Etymotic MC5. Etymotic ER4XR. AKG dual driver(note-8). RHA-MA750i. RHA T20. Massdrop X Noble X by noble audio.


Other DAPs/Sources: Fiio X7. LG V30s. Mac Mini 2016. Fiio X7ii. Some Apple products.

Other AMPs/DACs: Anedio D1. Fiio A1. Fiio K5. Matxix Quattro 2.


I am situated in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Thank you @FiiO
And same thing is going to happen , like FH5 that send to your region.
 
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And same thing is going to happen , like FH5 that send to your region.
You don't have to worry about that, DHL has never lost or damaged any of my imports before, my ordered X7ii arrived safe and sound just days after that package, also DHL was pretty sure the incident wasnt their fault, it was messed up before arrival. They only allow the customs to Xray or tear the outer DHL packing at most.
 
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I'm just hoping that this is not just a desktop version of Q1 MK II and some improvements have been made regarding the sound shortcomings pointed out by What Hi-Fi review of the latter.
Also i wish for a far more wider soundstage than the E10k which plays the music "in your head". Can't wait for previewers' thoughts on K3's sound.
 
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is there an exact release date for this model?
People who is about to 10K may want to wait a bit if the release date isn't far away?
 
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is there an exact release date for this model?
People who is about to 10K may want to wait a bit if the release date isn't far away?
It's estimated to be released by the end of Oct. or the beginning of Nov. if everything goes smoothly.
 
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Hello, I would like to join the preview/test.
I own a FiiO E10k
Other Dacs/Daps/Amps: SMSL M8 Stack
Headphones/IEMS I own: Fidelio X2, HD 58X, HD 6XX, , HD 598, DT 990, Sivga SV007, Archgon Delicato, KZ ATE
Region: United States
 
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Hello, I would like to join the preview/test.
I own a FiiO E10k
Other Dacs/Daps/Amps: SMSL M8 Stack
Headphones/IEMS I own: Fidelio X2, HD 58X, HD 6XX, , HD 598, DT 990, Sivga SV007, Archgon Delicato, KZ ATE
Region: United States
Welcome on board! :grinning:
 
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A few thoughts on the K3, it's nice and small, and the build quality seems high, but it feels very light, giving the in hand impression of lower quality. I dislike that it has an on-off switch because when I use it, its connected to my laptop docking station and if I unplug it when it is still on it loses the settings for volume that I have set. Another issue that I have found is that I am unable to use the device when connecting it to my laptop when using a USB-c to USB-c cable, it seems that I have to use a USB-c to USB-a cable, which is annoying as that requires a dongle.
I'm not really sure how to comment on the sound quality of the amp itself, but I can say that it feels really underpowered. another thing is that the volume seems to not have a great curve. from off (9) to a little over half (3) seems to change the volume very little and then from 3 to max it increases rapidly.
another issue is that at high bitrate audio when playing back youtube videos at greater or less than 1x speed it breaks the video and everything becomes a stuttering mess.
 
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A few thoughts on the K3, it's nice and small, and the build quality seems high, but it feels very light, giving the in hand impression of lower quality. I dislike that it has an on-off switch because when I use it, its connected to my laptop docking station and if I unplug it when it is still on it loses the settings for volume that I have set. Another issue that I have found is that I am unable to use the device when connecting it to my laptop when using a USB-c to USB-c cable, it seems that I have to use a USB-c to USB-a cable, which is annoying as that requires a dongle.
I'm not really sure how to comment on the sound quality of the amp itself, but I can say that it feels really underpowered. another thing is that the volume seems to not have a great curve. from off (9) to a little over half (3) seems to change the volume very little and then from 3 to max it increases rapidly.
another issue is that at high bitrate audio when playing back youtube videos at greater or less than 1x speed it breaks the video and everything becomes a stuttering mess.
Thank you for the kind feedback! Although the K3 is a desktop DAC&lifier, we still want it to be portable so that customer can carry it around easily-- say use it in the office at working and at home after work and weekends.

Since the K3 is designed to use with the computer, so it comes no battery itself which means if you unplug it from the computer, it will turn off itself.

We’ve tested using the Type-C to Type-C with the Macbook and Xiaomi laptop and found no problem. So if you find issues in using it, it may be due to the cable you use. Would you please kindly tell us what cable do you use and can it be used for data exchange and charging when connected to the computer?

We also tested it when watching video on Youtube via IE explorer, and found no issues with 2/1.5/1.25/normal/0.75/0.5, just except the 0.25. So can you change an explorer to try again? Thank you!
 
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Hello I would love to take part in the preview tour.

•-Do you have a FiiO E10K or FiiO Q1 Mark II?:
I have two E10K's (my brother is using one) and a Q1 Mark 1.

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Any other DAP(s) / DAC(s) / amp(s) you may possess:
Galaxy S7, Cheap logitech usb Soundcard, Various older phones and apple devices, Denon receiver.

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Headphone(s) / earphone(s) you possess:
Headphones: AKG K7XX, Grado Labs S125e Prestige series, Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, Sennheiser PXC550, Sennheiser HD230g, AKG k52 (Sennheiser HD58x on the way).
Earphones: Soundmagic E10c, Xiaomi Pro and Pro HD, VE Monk Plus.

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Your geographical region (e.g. the city and country you live in):
Melbourne Australia.

Thanks,
James.
 
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Thank you for the kind feedback! Although the K3 is a desktop DAC&lifier, we still want it to be portable so that customer can carry it around easily-- say use it in the office at working and at home after work and weekends.

Since the K3 is designed to use with the computer, so it comes no battery itself which means if you unplug it from the computer, it will turn off itself.

We’ve tested using the Type-C to Type-C with the Macbook and Xiaomi laptop and found no problem. So if you find issues in using it, it may be due to the cable you use. Would you please kindly tell us what cable do you use and can it be used for data exchange and charging when connected to the computer?

We also tested it when watching video on Youtube via IE explorer, and found no issues with 2/1.5/1.25/normal/0.75/0.5, just except the 0.25. So can you change an explorer to try again? Thank you!
I tested it with two USB-C cables, both of which are capable of data transfer, one was the apple USB-C 2.0 spec cable, the other was a Belkin USB-C 3.1 spec cable, neither work.
I tested the youtube in chrome.
 
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