It’s here after more than two years since FiiO have released the X3 and following the great reputation it had among audiophile communities, the all-new X3 2nd generation is finally here all other Daps beware, with an X1 inspired design and improved audiophile grade components, the X3 2nd generation is released, with new refined glossy titanium coating, Improved and responsive UI, and the widest range of audio codec support including native DSD decoding,this new X3 puts all affordable DAPs in the market to the challenge for the best DAP in the 200$ range.
All new CIRRUS LOGIC LOGIC CS4398 DAC chip, the same chip used in Astell&Kern flagship the AK240, and all new TEXAS INSTRUMENTS Amp circuit the X3II is able to produce a super natural and musical sound.
FiiO really did some great improvement with the X3 both on hardware and firmware, even though the new X3 look similar to the X1 but it utilises and all new improved wheel and buttons, it also support smart power mode that allows the player to go into hibernation mode and go back into play back instantly.
In short I find the X3 2nd gen a remarkable DAP considering what it can do with a price tag around 200$.
1- FiiO X3 II First review From Samma3a Audition Tour BY Koolpep:
The X3II is amazing. It drove high impedance headphones like the T90 and HD650 well, has a very low noise floor with IEMs, sounds superb, works as a DAC/Amp on your PC/Mac, With the advancements in sound quality, I don’t see a competitor in its…..READ MORE
2- FiiO X3 II Second review From Samma3a Audition Tour BY Yazoro:
What’s In the Box?
- X3 2nd gen DAP
- USB charging cable
- Silicon protective sleeve
- 2 screens protectors
- 3 sets of bodywork stickers
- 3.5 mm Coaxial S/PDIF adapter
- Audiophile-grade architecture and components
- Support wide range of audio formats : DSD64/128, and APE,FLAC,ALAC,WAV, AIFF up to 192kHz/24bit and WMA up 96kHz/24bit and OGG,MP3…etc
- Full set of accessories available
- Recessed flush power button design to avoid accidental power on/off
- Micro SD card slot supports up 128GB
- All-new user interface design
- Supporting CTIA standard inline remote on earphones( Apple, Samsung, etc.)
- 10 band equalizer
- All-new power management feature supporting hibernation mode for instant-on playback
- Improved build quality
- Coaxial, S/PDIF, Line out port
- Type: portable high resolution music player
- Out-Put Impedance:＜0.2 Ω
- Headphone Impedance Range: 16~150 Ω
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
- Signal/Noise Ratio: 0.003%@1KHz
- THD: ＜0.001% (1 kHz)(line out)
- Dimension: 16.1mm (D) X 57.7mm (W) X 96.7mm (H)
- Battery Life: 11 h
- Charging Time: ＜3 h
- Weight : 135 g
- Output: Stereo 3.5mm
- MSRP: 799 AED
- Warranty: 1 year
support center of X3 2nd gen From FiiO