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Fiio X3
« on: August 14, 2013, 04:44:28 PM »
check out the new Fiio X3...  looks like a killer flac player..8gigs internal + micro SD up to 64gig..

http://fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000045041475&MenuID=105026016

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/996716-REG/fiio_x_3_x3_music_player.html
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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 05:59:25 PM »
Very nice!  I like Fiio products.  Looks like they beat Neil's Pono player to market... :facepalm:
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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 06:46:49 PM »
doesn't look like it supports gapless playback tho . . .

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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 06:54:55 PM »
doesn't look like it supports gapless playback tho . . .

I think it does actually. Seems to say so under main functions on then fiio site.
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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 07:22:03 PM »
doesn't look like it supports gapless playback tho . . .

I think it does actually. Seems to say so under main functions on then fiio site.

Read through this thread -- http://www.head-fi.org/t/671656/fiio-x3-review/30

 consensus is that it's too slow to sequentially load files without a 1/2 second gap -- but that the soon-to-be-released x5 may solve this problem.

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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 07:23:44 PM »
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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 08:43:07 AM »
doesn't look like it supports gapless playback tho . . .

I think it does actually. Seems to say so under main functions on then fiio site.

Read through this thread -- http://www.head-fi.org/t/671656/fiio-x3-review/30

 consensus is that it's too slow to sequentially load files without a 1/2 second gap -- but that the soon-to-be-released x5 may solve this problem.

I see. It us SUPPOSED to but there are bugs. Sounds like a faster processor might solve a lot of the sluggishness issues.

I'm really not up to speed on these things. I find the overall management experience of my apple products trumps the gains I might get from lossless mobile playback. But I keep an eye on them in case somebody hurdles the high bar.

So many of the features I don't care about but gapless playback is a deal breaker for sure.
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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 10:27:22 AM »
doesn't look like it supports gapless playback tho . . .

I think it does actually. Seems to say so under main functions on then fiio site.

Read through this thread -- http://www.head-fi.org/t/671656/fiio-x3-review/30

 consensus is that it's too slow to sequentially load files without a 1/2 second gap -- but that the soon-to-be-released x5 may solve this problem.

I see. It us SUPPOSED to but there are bugs. Sounds like a faster processor might solve a lot of the sluggishness issues.

I'm really not up to speed on these things. I find the overall management experience of my apple products trumps the gains I might get from lossless mobile playback. But I keep an eye on them in case somebody hurdles the high bar.

So many of the features I don't care about but gapless playback is a deal breaker for sure.

FWIW, apple iphones/idevices will play lossless natively at up to 24/48 -- you just need to format convert flacs to apple lossless -- I've set up foobar2000 to do this for me as a 1 click process. 

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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2013, 05:13:14 PM »
I find the overall management experience of my apple products trumps the gains I might get from lossless mobile playback. But I keep an eye on them in case somebody hurdles the high bar.

Sorry to say, I've been guilty of this, too.

I've been a very happy user of the FiiO E17 for awhile now and was interested in this X3 when I first heard rumblings about it months ago.  Want to see what they improve with the X5.

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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2014, 12:45:04 PM »
I have an X3 with firmware 2.1 and it's gapless. There must have been a fix with newer firmware. A great unit at a great price. I don't see the point in spending $350 on an X5.

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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2014, 07:20:06 PM »
check out the new Fiio X3...  looks like a killer flac player..8gigs internal + micro SD up to 64gig..

http://fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000045041475&MenuID=105026016

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/996716-REG/fiio_x_3_x3_music_player.html

Actually It will do the 128 GB micro sd cards (just like my beloved rock boxed Sansa e280).
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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2014, 01:53:25 PM »
Grabbed an X3 and it does play shows with out track gaps!!  Does anyone know how to keep the song and show info on the display screen.  On mine it only pops up at the beginning of the song.  I can't find a setting for it.  Thanks
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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2014, 03:02:05 PM »
Grabbed an X3 and it does play shows with out track gaps!! 

Sweet. I've been thinking I should get one of these to make it easier to sample my mixes on different playback gear (earbuds, car, non networked stereo, etc) prior to finalizing.
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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2014, 04:34:48 PM »
I like that is has a digi out I have it plugged in to the coax on my receiver.  Great battery life as well.  I just need to get a larger microsd card

Grabbed an X3 and it does play shows with out track gaps!! 

Sweet. I've been thinking I should get one of these to make it easier to sample my mixes on different playback gear (earbuds, car, non networked stereo, etc) prior to finalizing.
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Re: Fiio X3
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2014, 12:21:31 PM »
I grabbed one when they were on sale at Adorama.  Got a 64GB card cheap as well.  Works reasonably well - the Apple interface is still better.  Sounds great though.  My Classic 160 is full and this provides expansion capability by substituting cards.
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