The FiiO X3 Thread UPDATE: Project Back On! Read the First Post for Information.
post-8674178
Post #2,401 of 3,613

AlexRoma

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 28, 2010
Messages
398
Reaction score
29
Joined
Apr 28, 2010
Posts
398
Likes
29
Guys, do you really need all that features , besides a good DAC+AMP+EQ and >10hours battery life ? O, I forgod, a veeeeery useful feature, coaxial output... From a dap... Come on, guys, be more pragmatic, why the hell you might need a coaxial output when even laptops nowadays have coaxial out. What we really need is a (very) good sounding DAP with buttons, smaller then an Iphone , with EQ, proper battery lifetime and good price. Need more feature - Grab Iphone. Need more SQ, grab IBasso D100. 
 
     Share This Post       
post-8674207
Post #2,402 of 3,613

shotgunshane

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Sep 25, 2010
Messages
6,021
Reaction score
1,663
Joined
Sep 25, 2010
Posts
6,021
Likes
1,663
If you are fine with a middle tier dap with middle tier sound, the market is saturated with them. Me? I'd like to not have to spend an arm and a leg and carry a brick to output a digital signal to a superior portable Dac/Amp. But we've said this several times in the thread. Currently, there are no affordable daps with digital out. I don't want to carry a laptop to listen to music.
 
     Share This Post       
post-8674226
Post #2,403 of 3,613

Anaxilus

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 12, 2010
Messages
12,065
Reaction score
336
Joined
Mar 12, 2010
Posts
12,065
Likes
336
Somebody didn't read the thread.
 
     Share This Post       
post-8674256
Post #2,404 of 3,613

Questhate

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 17, 2011
Messages
758
Reaction score
70
Joined
Feb 17, 2011
Posts
758
Likes
70
Subscribed. 
 
Would love a DAP that can do digital-out, decent battery life and stable UI. Here's hoping the X3 will fit the bill. 
 
     Share This Post       
post-8674264
Post #2,405 of 3,613

bowei006

Panda Man
Reviewer at Headphone.Guru
Joined
Apr 9, 2011
Messages
38,464
Reaction score
1,129
Joined
Apr 9, 2011
Posts
38,464
Likes
1,129
I keep on hearing people that more or less want an affordable DX100. FiiO as of the moment has said it's more of an affordable consumer device with audiophile features right?
 
     Share This Post       
post-8674307
Post #2,406 of 3,613

labcoat

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 2, 2011
Messages
121
Reaction score
35
Joined
Apr 2, 2011
Posts
121
Likes
35
stozzer123  You like the C3 better then the RooCoo P? It would be intresting what you have to say about the X3.  What people like can be so subjective it is hard to make heads or tails of things some times.
 
R-
 
     Share This Post       
post-8674326
Post #2,407 of 3,613

qusp

Member of the Trade: Twisted Cables
Joined
Jun 18, 2008
Messages
7,743
Reaction score
59
Joined
Jun 18, 2008
Posts
7,743
Likes
59
     Share This Post       
post-8674338
Post #2,408 of 3,613

qusp

Member of the Trade: Twisted Cables
Joined
Jun 18, 2008
Messages
7,743
Reaction score
59
Joined
Jun 18, 2008
Posts
7,743
Likes
59
Quote:
I keep on hearing people that more or less want an affordable DX100. FiiO as of the moment has said it's more of an affordable consumer device with audiophile features right?

hmm maybe a few have said that, but most realize thats unrealistic, many of us want something different, trimmed of fat, limited feature set, but highly functional
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: shotgunshane
post-8674350
Post #2,409 of 3,613

stozzer123

Aka: whodiss, whodisss, whodatt
Joined
Mar 2, 2010
Messages
974
Reaction score
47
Joined
Mar 2, 2010
Posts
974
Likes
47
Quote:
stozzer123  You like the C3 better then the RooCoo P? It would be intresting what you have to say about the X3.  What people like can be so subjective it is hard to make heads or tails of things some times.
 
R-
yes i like c3 better than P,.
 
     Share This Post       
post-8675048
Post #2,410 of 3,613

JoetheArachnid

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
May 10, 2010
Messages
702
Reaction score
42
Joined
May 10, 2010
Posts
702
Likes
42
As long as the X3 is less than the size of the iPhone 4, bigger than a handful of walnuts, has 3 separate headphone outs (including one with a tube stage, one with a class A solid-state amp and one with a 2.5mm socket, weighs exactly 98.6 grams, has asychronous USB, coax in and out, Toslink in and out, a built in Buffalo 3 DAC and a 5" AMOLED screen with 13 tactile buttons I'll be happy.
 
As well as those reasonable demands, it has to cost less than $100 or I won't buy it. I might stretch to $120 if FiiO can make it out of solid gold and can get it out before the end of September.
 
(my point here is to keep your expectations in check and be realistic)
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: Danneq
post-8675062
Post #2,411 of 3,613

Dyaems

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 25, 2011
Messages
1,591
Reaction score
63
Joined
Mar 25, 2011
Posts
1,591
Likes
63
Quote:
If you are fine with a middle tier dap with middle tier sound, the market is saturated with them. Me? I'd like to not have to spend an arm and a leg and carry a brick to output a digital signal to a superior portable Dac/Amp. But we've said this several times in the thread. Currently, there are no affordable daps with digital out. I don't want to carry a laptop to listen to music.

iriver H1xx =)
 
 
 
also i agree with the above poster. we cant have "everything" inside the x3 for cheap =P
maybe we can if fiio decides to use mediocre parts that will break in one week
 
     Share This Post       
post-8675560
Post #2,413 of 3,613

ProtegeManiac

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Oct 29, 2009
Messages
15,728
Reaction score
2,739
Location
Manila
Joined
Oct 29, 2009
Location
Manila
Posts
15,728
Likes
2,739
Website
www.instagram.com
Quote:
Guys, do you really need all that features , besides a good DAC+AMP+EQ and >10hours battery life ? O, I forgod, a veeeeery useful feature, coaxial output... From a dap... Come on, guys, be more pragmatic, why the hell you might need a coaxial output when even laptops nowadays have coaxial out. What we really need is a (very) good sounding DAP with buttons, smaller then an Iphone , with EQ, proper battery lifetime and good price. Need more feature - Grab Iphone. Need more SQ, grab IBasso D100. 
 
I'd rather have USB audio out - some DAC-Amps with USB DACs already implement running the receiver and DAC off the PSU or even the battery anyway. Plus it saves on production (I think) since it would use the USB port, or if Fiio implements a dock, then they can just sell a dock-to-USB/mini USB cable.
 
Personally though the Galaxy S I'm using now is keeping me away from spending on more portables; but if the X3 comes out cheap and with USB audio output, I'll refrain from phone upgrades and just get this one for other audio needs.
 
     Share This Post       
post-8675610
Post #2,414 of 3,613

Anaxilus

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 12, 2010
Messages
12,065
Reaction score
336
Joined
Mar 12, 2010
Posts
12,065
Likes
336
The comparative processes of digital transmission between USB and SPDIF are hardly similar and not remotely synonymous.
 
     Share This Post       
post-8675614
Post #2,415 of 3,613

qusp

Member of the Trade: Twisted Cables
Joined
Jun 18, 2008
Messages
7,743
Reaction score
59
Joined
Jun 18, 2008
Posts
7,743
Likes
59
wow, can so many people have such bad reading skills? its kinda hard to believe, people skim and completely miss the point. I guess its a generational thing… Fiio and others might notice that over on the portable transport/portable dap thread, almost 50% of ~35 people so far, have voted for transport only.
 
the iriver is what I use, but its only from necessity, with SD mod and a lipo battery upgrade battery life is excellent and it has a tethered remote, but it resamples everything, has only one crappy clock and is larger than needed. luckily I DO use it with an ESS dac, so the clocking isnt such a huge deal.
 
USB out would be an option, not a solution, only SOME dacs which have their own power are able to let the host know and i'm sorry but if you think implementing a USB audio codec is cheaper and easier than other types of AUDIO output, you are sorely mistaken. it would mean another clock and a more complex PCB layout due to the need for another ground layer, chip speed and faster clock edge risetimes are a major source of ripple on the power supply rails and ground. it would be cool indeed, but its not a cheaper solution. It would also mean paying licensing fees for the UAC (USB Audio Codec) driver chosen
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top