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Old 11-11-2016, 11:36 AM   #16
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i own a x3ii and have tested x1i and my friend's x1ii,

overall if ure looking at "quality"

the shell of the x3> x1, more metallic feel compare to a plastic finish.

in terms of sound signature, i feel x3ii flat eq is less warm compare to x1's signature.

the x1 tends to sound warm while x3 sounds more neutral or brighter at the mids and high.

hope it helps.
So x1 and x1ii sounds the same?
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Old 23-11-2016, 10:54 AM   #17
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So x1 and x1ii sounds the same?
tbh, if u bring x1i and x1ii to do blind test i wont be able to tell.

the site claims to be using a diff dac compared to ver1, more features (i.e. bluetooth), slimmer design and they took away the scroll wheel.

my advice is go down and try both players, only get the x3ii if u can ear the diff.
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Old 23-11-2016, 11:19 AM   #18
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I disagree; I found the X1 II less sparkly than X1 I (i.e. less trebles)
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Old 27-11-2016, 05:45 PM   #19
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Very tempted to go and whack the x3ii or x5ii but find their interface quite antiquated. Anyone here has any rumour etc about when the 3rd gen for these models are coming out?
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Old 27-11-2016, 06:18 PM   #20
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think read on hf that 3rd gen probably end next year.
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Old 27-11-2016, 06:21 PM   #21
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think read on hf that 3rd gen probably end next year.
Conflicted already. Would feel sian buy dap with dated interface then not knowing when the successor comes out. Not too keen on the x1ii either. Think must look for used and cheap dap to tide thru
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Old 27-11-2016, 10:28 PM   #22
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i in same boat, looking for dap and this 3 were in my lists.
x1 gen 2 definitely sounds better than gen 1, less warm, better extension and soundstage while mids detail retrieval is better, probably due to less wamish sound.

to me, x3 is like more technically correct with flatter eq, focus on treble and mids rather than bass. but x1 g2 is my type of sound sig although the buggy ui is keeping me back. x3 already reached final firmware stage already

read on headfi their ui also limited by their 2-3 years old soc.
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Old 29-11-2016, 01:20 PM   #23
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The first gen fiio x1 now only $99 on sale. Dunno want hoot or not.
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Old 29-11-2016, 02:00 PM   #24
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I didn't listen to the FiiO X1 2nd gen, but I did manage to play with it and was quite impressed with it, especially with the improvements over the first gen.

Build quality is amazing, UI was smooth and responsive, scroll wheel didn't lag or slip (maybe because it's touch based).

If you like the sound, I think it is a good hoot given that the build quality and UI are both wins in my book.
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Old 29-11-2016, 04:06 PM   #25
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the sound out of the new x1ii is good but there are some bugs that are plaguing my gf's unit. previously swapped for a new set due to extreme battery drain. the new unit now is better but still facing some battery drain issues.
my 2c, for the price, just go with it.
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Old 30-11-2016, 08:06 PM   #26
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The first gen fiio x1 now only $99 on sale. Dunno want hoot or not.
From where?
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Old 30-11-2016, 08:41 PM   #27
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From where?
http://www.connect-it.com.sg/digital...layers/x1.html
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