Ok guys I received my Fiio X3 today by DHL courier. I received a free set of Hisoundaudio Popular iem with it but I don't use them. I am waiting for a Fiio ex11 headphone amplifier, a SMSL 3.5mm to 3.5mm connector with silver braid wire and Fiio cables for my Westone UM2rc iems (did not received them yet Raz
Anyway my testing setup is now: Fiio X3 with upgraded firmware 1.2EN, a standard 3.5mm to 3.5mm wire with gold plated connectors, a Fiio E5 heaphone amplfier and my Westone UM2RC with standard cables. Gain is set low. Treble is set on 3 and bass on 1.
Unboxing: In the box I found the player with silcion cover, usb cable with micro usb, a coaxial cable, warranty car and a users manual.
test music is placed on 32gb Kingston micro SD card (yep I am a metalhead
) was Septic Flesh from the Album Comuniuum track Anubis Japanese version. The Orchestral version is a bonus track on this album. The track is sounding very clear like it is if you are live in the recording studio's. All instruments are sounding very clear to me, no hiss. Now to some heavier stuff : from the same album the track Coninuum: same as the orchestral. Both files were 16bit FLAC files.
Now to some 320KBPS mp3 files: I choose Epic music composers Two Steps From Hell: Album Volume 1 track: from the Abyss. I was amazed how good they sounds in comparing to my old Sony nwz a852 Walkman!! They sound almost like lossless files!
I find it an improvement to my previous player, downside you hear a loud click when you start playing the first file. Maybe this will be solved with the next update of the firmware.
The next time I will test some mp4 files.