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Guys,

I just ordered my JH11 pro today. I was going to play music from my iphone 5 with spotify, but I appreciate that I wont get the best out of my JH11 pros. Im looking for and mp3 player with built in amp for about £160 ($250) to start using flac files or at least 320 kbps.

Any suggestions guys?

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The soon to be released FiiO X3. It is built around the FiiO E17 DAC and headphone amp: http://www.head-fi.org/t/651769/fiio-x3-thread-full-review-http-www-head-fi-org-t-663600-impression-fiio-x3-high-fi-low-price
 
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I had come across it before, but I was a little unsure because of the lack of reviews and such. Any idea when the relese date is? Nothing definitive on the net that I can find.

Would the x3 be the obviouse no brainier to go for?

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July for US. Last July/early August for international. MP4Nation has a preorder special right now that includes free headphones. There is also a small discount coupon. Skim the last couple of weeks of that thread for more info.

I think it would be a good choice. Under $200 (from MP4Nation) for the E17 with a DAP built in :) And I did order one :D
 
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Guys,

I just ordered my JH11 pro today. I was going to play music from my iPhone 5 with spotify, but I appreciate that I wont get the best out of my JH11 pros. I'm looking for and mp3 player with built in amp for about £160 ($250) to start using FLAC files or at least 320 kbps.
 
Sony E465 music player.
Not sure if it plays FLAC, but I picked up a used E465 for $70, works fine for me.
 
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July for US. Last July/early August for international. MP4Nation has a preorder special right now that includes free headphones. There is also a small discount coupon. Skim the last couple of weeks of that thread for more info.

I think it would be a good choice. Under $200 (from MP4Nation) for the E17 with a DAP built in :) And I did order one :D

Oh nice. I think Im heading in that direction too. I'll prob get one just as soon as I pay my JH11s off :frowning2:

Sony E465 music player.
Not sure if it plays FLAC, but I picked up a used E465 for $70, works fine for me.

No i dont think it plays flac. as far as Im aware, it doesnt have a built in amp either?

thanks for the suggestion though.
 
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No i dont think it plays flac. as far as Im aware, it doesnt have a built in amp either?

thanks for the suggestion though.

All DAPs have built in headphone amps. Even phones. It's just the difference in quality :)
 
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All DAPs have built in headphone amps. Even phones. It's just the difference in quality :)

Ha, my noobness shines through yet again!

Thanks for the correction! :p
 
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+1 on fiio x3 you can get it on ebay right now for 225.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/best-seller-Global-sevice-FiiO-X3-24Bit-192K-Digital-Audio-Player-MCQ-WM8740-/121131912108?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c34064bac
 
 
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Yea, after reading around, I think im going to go for the the x3. It'll have to be in a months time though...I've just upgraded my j11 pro purchase to a jh16 pro...doh! :)
 
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One thing with the X3 is that battery life looks like it might only be around 11 hours or so. This might change though, as there was some mention of a new firmware for it. I am hoping that there would be a way to operate it in a low power output mode so that it could get much greater run time.
 
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