errrrr... It's late here... Technically it would be best when choosing 32 or 64kb, should (technically) be faster. Since there are not that many small files on the sd card, the round off to 32 or 64kb would not waste too much space.. Would it?
No s#it, dude. That's what I have been saying. Use fat32, 4096b/4k clusters and get over the fact that it isn't as efficient/fast/shiny/whatever. This is just the way the X3 is. We've beaten this to death, let's just move on.
I currently own a Fiio X5 and am looking for an upgrade, mainly to do with the fact that I want to a more neutral sounding DAP and better soundstage.
I have been looking at a different range of DAPs including Astell & Kern (Jr, AK100ii and AK120ii) and iBasso DX80 but nothing is looking an considerable upgrade to what I have already.
From what I have read on this post is the X3 should be considered a serious contender.
I must admit I am a bit sceptical
hence why I am writing this post and would be grateful for any feedback before I take the next step with my DAP upgrade.
1) Can anyone verify whether the X3 can be considered an upgrade to Fiio X5 (1st Gen) in terms of sound quality or is it more of case it just has a different sound texture?
I am aware of the stock firmware issues / restrictions, therefore assuming Rockbox is installed:-
2) Is it possible to use M3U playlists (which I have already created using foobar)?
3) Gapless playback is available
4) Replaygain is also available.
Apologies if these questions have already been posed but I am new to this post and I have done my best to read as much as possible, but I am seriously considering purchasing the X3 as an upgrade to my Fiio X5. Therefore, I appreciate any comments, feedback and words of wisdom