FiiO X1 II (2nd Gen) w/ Bluetooth!
Sep 17, 2016 at 8:13 AM Post #76 of 3,121

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X1II will be released in most coutries on 10th, October. and I only  mentioned that the X3iii will not be released in 2016. 

Thank you for the confirmation, I know it is early but will the X3 III and X5 III come out early next year or will it be another year end release?  
 
Sep 17, 2016 at 8:18 AM Post #77 of 3,121

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  Sony NW-WM1Z is definitely a piece Of ART, but it is not affordable for Average Consumer. I think NW A30series will be cheaper(but they always charge an extra amount for their Brand name)

The NW-WM1Z might be a work of art but I prefer art you can hang on the wall.  The 1Z weighs over a pound so it would keep falling down, not very practical. 
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Sep 17, 2016 at 9:01 AM Post #79 of 3,121

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In 1993, I spent RMB1200 in a walkman which was almost one year's salary . now the annual salary for a employment of graduates in our company, is about RMB100,000 ( almost  USD15,000). LOL, 
 
so even AK/SONY are more cheaper than before. 
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of course, it is our pleasure to bring some good DAP at good price. 
 
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  In 1993, I spent RMB1200 in a walkman which was almost one year's salary . now the annual salary for a employment of graduates in our company, is about RMB100,000 ( almost  USD15,000). LOL, 
 
so even AK/SONY are more cheaper than before. 
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of course, it is our pleasure to bring some good DAP at good price. 


I can't imagine spending a years salary on a DAP...of course there aren't any that expensive.But I feel good that I can buy  a quality FiiO DAP and not break the bank.
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Sep 17, 2016 at 12:34 PM Post #82 of 3,121

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This Art is meant for museum
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.........I love seeing them, but don't want to buy...........Fiio has always offered some great product under affordable price range..........That's why I have so many Fiio Products.........Also, their consumer support is very good even for foreign countries and that's a big reason for choosing fiio product over other companies.
 
Sep 17, 2016 at 3:43 PM Post #83 of 3,121

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DAC is PCM5242, better than PCM5142 in X1, the amp is the same as X1 but we improve the design and layout so the sound quality will be better. 

Thank you for the info! Are you keeping a similar sound signature? I prefer the sound of the X1 to almost everything else on the market (including the better-reviewed and more expensive X3-II, X5-II, Sony A25, Cayin N5, AK70 etc.)
I find X1 is perfectly clear and transparent but with great bass. It's the only DAP I really like with most balanced armature IEMs.
Thanks!
 
Sep 17, 2016 at 9:48 PM Post #84 of 3,121

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Thank you for the info! Are you keeping a similar sound signature? I prefer the sound of the X1 to almost everything else on the market (including the better-reviewed and more expensive X3-II, X5-II, Sony A25, Cayin N5, AK70 etc.)
I find X1 is perfectly clear and transparent but with great bass. It's the only DAP I really like with most balanced armature IEMs.
Thanks!

 
yes. there are not best sound but there are best sound for each one. I am very happy that you love the sound of X1.
 
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  This Art is meant for museum
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.........I love seeing them, but don't want to buy...........Fiio has always offered some great product under affordable price range..........That's why I have so many Fiio Products.........Also, their consumer support is very good even for foreign countries and that's a big reason for choosing fiio product over other companies.

 
 
we will try our best to keep provide the best product and service to our user.
 
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Sony has always charged a premium for those four letters... S O N Y... although perhaps it should be spelled $ONY...
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Very true but those 4 letters aren't as premium as they use to be. Sony just thinks they are. Not that anyone should care but SONY got its name from the latin word sonus meaning sound.  I always thought it was the Japanese word for "overpriced". 
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About the touch wheel on X1 2nd gen --by James
 
Guess you guys already know that the brand new X1 continues the classic design that is been used since X5 1st gen-- a wheel and four buttons. But there's also a difference that X1 2nd gen changes the mechanical wheel to touch wheel.
 
Here I'd like to talk with you about this wheel design.
 
Speaking of wheel, we need to recall Apple's iPod. As we all know that the most classic design on iPod is the touch wheel.
 

                                   iPod Classic
 
As early as 2011 when we planned to develop music player and designed its man-machine interaction, we realized that there are two best interactive ways, either full touch screen or wheel control. After all, even a fool knows that Apple can’t be wrong.
 
However, Apple has patent on this. Even though we agree with touch wheel, any qualified enterprise won't dare to take the risk of being sued by Apple for making similar design.
 
Therefore, utilizing mechanical wheel is a next-best choice, and it is indeed a well design according to the marketing feedback of X5, X5 2nd gen, X3 2nd gen and X1. It also becomes a distinctive feature of FiiO players.
 

 
                               FiiO players with mechanical wheel
 
Nevertheless, compared to touch wheel, the mechanical wheel works by rotating to trigger the inner switch, so there is much to improve in reliability, accuracy, and hand feel etc.
 

                              Advantages of touch wheel
 
We are not reconciled to use mechanical wheel all the time. Our engineers have been working hard this year on how to achieve the same function while avoiding Apple’s patent.
 
Finally with the development of the technology, we have successfully developed our own touch wheel technique and applied for patent. Because the patent is still under review and verification, we cannot disclose the detailed techniques here, I'm afraid. But I can briefly introduce the principals of Apple’s touch wheel.
 
Below is the physical photo of the IPC wheel.

                              Transparent view of IPC
 
The Apple’s touch wheel principle is very easy actually, which has 12 touch keys in circle, with only two states - pressed and unpressed. The pressed keys will detect your finger position and moving direction to identify single touch, rotation and the rotating direction, thus to control the player correspondingly.
 

             Control theory of the IPC wheel
 
The touch wheel of FiiO X1 2nd gen takes advantage of the electric field, and it's presented as follows if disassembled.
 
 

 
                              Structure of FiiO touch wheel
 
 
You can see that the two structures are totally different. I will spare the detailed working theory here.
 
And I think it's necessary to make replies to some of the concerned questions about this.
 
1. Our touch wheel DOES NOT violate Apple’s patent. We are serious.
2. Patent protects the implement methods rather than the certain functions.
3. Our touch wheel technique has already applied for patent.
4. We will utilize the touch wheel technique on more of our future products.
 
Lastly, we would like to say thanks to all of our users who care and support us. Hope you can understand, technology is developing all the time, and there is always a better technique. And I think to some of our old users, the mechanical wheel can still bring them special experience.
 
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