FiiO X3 Portable Music Player

FiiO X3 Portable Music Player

FiiO X3 Portable Music Player

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Product Highlights

  • Supports Five Lossless Audio Formats
  • Supports Master Copy Music for HD Audio
  • WOLFSON WM8740 192kHz/24-bit DAC Chip
  • High Current AD8397 Amplifier Chip
  • Internal 8GB Flash Memory
  • MicroSD Memory Expansion up to 64GB
  • Circuit Hardware Bass & Treble Adjusting
  • Digital & Analog Audio Output Options
  • 2.4" TFT Color Display
  • Built-In Battery Lasts up to 10 Hours
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FiiO X3 overview

  • 1Description

The Fiio X3 Portable Music Player is a pocket-sized audio player with a built-in WOLFSON WM8740 DAC chip and an AD8397 amplifier chip that supports up to 300mA output and warm A-class amplifier quality. The player supports five lossless audio formats including APE, FLAC, ALAC, WMA and WAV. Plus, it also features master copy class audio playback.

The player has 8GB of flash memory and the microSD card slot supports up to 64GB of memory expansion. It offers multiple digital and analog audio output options as well. The built-in rechargeable battery recharges via USB and provides up to 10 hours of continuous playback. The player is also equipped with a 2.4" TFT color display and adjustable circuit hardware for bass and treble controls.

Supports Five Main Lossless Music Formats
The X3 supports APE, FLAC, ALAC, WMA and WAV music formats. This should ensure that music lovers won't have to be bothered with incompatible formats since even the Apple-exclusive ALAC format is supported.
HD Music at Master Copy Class
The X3 can support master copy music at 192kHz/24-bit for high-quality HD music enjoyment.
Lightweight & Portable Design
With compact dimensions and a weight of only 4.3 oz (122 g), the X3 is ultra-portable so you can enjoy your music anywhere.
10 Hours of Playback Time & Standard USB Smart Charging
The X3's built-in 3.7V lithium polymer battery has a 3000mAh capacity that guarantees up to 10 hours of playback time per charge. Plus, standard USB smart charging technology means you can recharge the device using a PC USB port, a USB adapter or a mobile power charger. And, once you get the firmware version 1.0 upgrade, the device should support 12-15 hours of playback.
High-Quality DAC Chip
The X3 doesn't use the DAC function of its main controller chip. Instead, it features a professional WOLFSON WM8740 DAC chip, which has been used in the Hi-Fi REGA Saturn CD player. It's also used in other Hi-Fi audio players from Sony and Astell&Kern.
High Dynamic & Current Output Amplifier
Similarly to the DAC chip, the X3 doesn't use the amplifier function of the main controller chip. Instead, it employs a separate AD8397 amplifier chip, which has high current output power. When boosting headphones at 16 ohms, the output power can run up to 300mA. The high current is also responsible for a warmer timbre and flexible bass effect similar to an A-class amplifier.
Bass & Treble Adjustable Circuit Hardware
While most portable music players use DSP technology and software to adjust audio settings for bass and treble, the X3 uses bass and treble adjustable circuit hardware resulting from analogous circuits, which provide more natural sound adjustments that won't influence the sounds in other frequency ranges.
Born Specifically for Music Appreciation
Although the X3 is powerful enough to run an Android operating system, it is made solely for music enjoyment. This means that there is no video playing or picture displaying function. However, it does display classification, album info, cover art and lyrics when possible. It also supports gapless function, boost volume and maximum volume settings for more convenient music enjoyment.
Multiple Output Options
The X3 includes a headphone jack, a line out audio jack and a digital coaxial audio output. This allows you to use the device as an HD music player or as an analog signal source to boost headphones after connecting to an amplifier. You can also use it as a powerful DAC and connect it to an audio decoder through the digital coaxial output. There's a USB 2.0 port as well.
Display & Exterior Design
The X3 features a 2.4" color TFT LCD screen with 320 x 240 resolution. The player also features an aluminum alloy cover with a button trim panel, a plastic shell and buttons with a metal CD grain.
Memory & Expandable Memory
The X3 has 8GB of internal storage capacity with the actual available space closer to 7.8GB. This can be expanded by up to 64GB when you use the microSD card slot.
Independent Charging Indicator
The double charge indicator features a red light that indicates the device is charging and a green light that signals the X3 is fully charged. The unit's display features a battery gauge indicator as well.

Music Formats Supported by X3

APE format supports 192kHz/24-bit audio maximum and 96kHz/24-bit normal and high levels
FLAC format supports 192kHz/24-bit audio for all compression levels 1 through 8
ALAC (Apple Lossless) format supports 192kHz/24-bit audio
WAV format supports 192kHz/24-bit audio
WMA format supports 96kHz/24-bit audio, which is the highest WMA lossless format
AAC format supported for compressed Apple audio files
Other audio formats supported include OGG, MP3 and MP2

Other Features

Supports USB 2.0 high-speed data transmission with read/write speeds up to 4.5Mb/s
Supports song playing according to all files, folder, name of album, artists and genre
Playing modes include random, order, single cycle and repeat all
Breakpoint Memory will start playing songs from exactly where they were last switched off
Song settings support delete local lyric and custom favorite listing
Sleep mode supports auto turn-off when sleeping at selectable time frames
Device supports screen savers and custom screen saver times
Display affords adjustable screen vision brightness
CUE support for auto track, playing by section and fast forward/rewind
Album cover, theme renewal, lyrics and ID3 information will display when available
X3 offers 60 levels of digital volume control as well as custom volume settings
Delete current file function available
Use low gain / high gain for adapting to different headphone sensitivities
Firmware bass adjustment supports ± 10 levels with a 100Hz center frequency
Firmware treble adjustment supports ± 10 levels with a 10kHz center frequency
Output protection will protect your headphones when output exceeds max voltage and current
Custom maximum volume can be set to avoid damaging your hearing
Balance can be adjusted 10 levels to the left and 10 levels to the right
If you pull the headphone plug out the X3 will automatically stop playing the song
When charging via PC USB, current shouldn't be more than 500mA for 8 hours of charge time
When charging with 1.5A USB, current shouldn't be more than 1300mA for 3 hours of charge time
The device's first charge shouldn't exceed 750mA and it will take about 5 hours
The X3 includes 26 songs of authorized 192kHz/24-bit material embedded in its storage
Device is firmware upgradable
In the Box
FiiO X3 Portable Music Player
  • 3.3' (1m) Special Made Large Current Micro-USB Cable & Charging Cable
  • White Semi-Transparent Silicone Case
  • Coaxial Converting Cable
  • 2 x Protective Film (1 Ships Already on X3)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    FiiO X3 specs

    Built-in Memory 8GB (actual space is approx. 7.8GB)
    External Memory microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
    Data Transmission USB 2.0 (read/write speeds up to 4.5 Mbps)
    Supported Formats APE (Fast): 192 kHz / 24-bit
    APE (Normal): 96 kHz / 24-bit
    APE (High): 96 kHz / 24-bit
    FLAC: 192 kHz / 24-bit
    WAV: 192 kHz / 24-bit
    WMA (9.1 Lossless): 96 kHz / 24-bit
    ALAC (Apple Lossless): 192 kHz / 24- bit
    Display Type TFT color LCD
    Display Size 2.4" (6.1 cm)
    Display Resolution 320 x 240
    Outputs Analog 1/8" (3.5 mm) headphone mini-jack
    Analog 1/8" (3.5 mm) line out mini-jack
    Digital 1/8" (3.5 mm) coaxial mini-jack
    Headphone Impedance Range 16 - 300 ohms
    Digital Volume Control 60 levels
    Bass Boost ±10 dB (center frequency is 100 Hz)
    Treble Boost ±10 dB (center frequency is 10 kHz)
    Left/Right Channel Adjustment 10 dB (left)
    10 dB (right)
    Gain Selection 0 dB
    6 dB
    Dynamic Range >103 dB
    Line Output Level >1.7 Vrms
    Frequency Response 10 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.2 (line out)
    10 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.2 (headphone out)
    THD & Noise <0.004% at 1 kHz (line out)
    <0.005% at 1 kHz (headphone out)
    Signal to Noise Ratio <108 dB A-weight (line out)
    <105 dB (headphone out)
    Crosstalk >90 dB at 10 kohms / 1 kHz (line out)
    >75 dB at 1 kHz (headphone out)
    Output Power Output Power 1: >540 mW at 16 ohms
    Output Power 2: >270 mW at 32 ohms
    Output Power 3: >30 mW at 300 ohms
    Output Impedance <0.3 ohms
    Output Voltage >8 Vp-p (max)
    Output Current >250 mA (max)
    Power Source PC USB port
    USB power supply (5 V / 1.5 A recommended)
    Mobile power charger
    Current USB (PC): <500 mA
    USB (1.5 A): <1300 mA
    First Charge: <750 mA
    Battery Type 3.7 V lithium polymer
    Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
    Battery Life Up to 10 hours (with firmware version 1.0)
    12 - 15 hours (with upgraded firmware version)
    Charging Time USB (PC): 8 hours
    USB (1.5 A): 3 hours
    First Charge: 5 hours
    LED Indicators Red (charging)
    Green (fully charged)
    Battery Display Yes (battery life gauge)
    Charge Connector Micro-USB 2.0
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.17 x 4.29 x 0.63" (55 x 109 x 16 mm)
    Weight 4.3 oz (122 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.3 x 4.3 x 1.3"

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