xDuoo X3 II Digital Audio Playersearch

xDuoo X3 II Digital Audio Player

xDuoo X3 II Digital Audio Player

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Verified Purchaser
An excellent player, the sound quality is very good and there's enough power to drive even demanding headphones. The only drawback is that there's no good way to make/label playlists either in advance or on the go.
Verified Purchaser
There's an existing RockBox port, which is great! But it does consume battery power half again faster than the stock Hiby player. Also, and I can't for the life of me tell if this is a defective unit, the Rockbox port is badly coded, or the underlying firmware is utterly stupid, BUT it continually corrupts my music. Using MD5sum, I have now confirmed that a file I copy over USB, reaches its destination with all the bits in the same order. But even as fast as six or seven songs later (might equate to one, or three power down/up cycles) that particular file will come up in the playlist, and it "glitches" for a second. Files that are in the middle of giant gigabyte-sized thousand-song copies are often *much* worse off, having half a dozen, sometimes full-second-long sections of unrecognizable, ear-piercing static. File size is never different, but md5sum, again, shows it's no longer the same file as what I copied. Replacing it fixes that problem for a while. I've tried this with two separate (different brands/vendors) of 128GB SD card, and the player actually destroyed the first one. While copying a 4gb directory, Windows became under the assumption that I had removed the SD card from the player (I hadn't even so much as bumped the cable!) the resulting filesystem corruption (I hadn't RockBox'd the player yet, and telling it to format the card, formats it in fat32) caused the card to revert to an unresolvable read-only status. I mean, I have now roughly 4GB of music I like on that card, and it doesn't auto-corrupt the files any further, but thirty dollars is a bit much for a burned-cd of fanmade game music. I'm going to experiment with 4GB SDcards. Maybe the USB/sdcard wiring is specifically what's sub-par, and easy-going ten-year-old cards will be more resilient. If the file isn't corrupted, the music is fine, and even the stock Hiby interface is fine, though RockBox is clearly better.
Ka.avik
Thanks! I'm on the fence of trying RockBox. With your review, I won't do it.
Ka.avik
I ordered this device through a seller on eBay in October. After several days of not hearing anything after paying, they told me that the supplier was having problems with some units, and for this reason, my transaction was cancelled. I was convinced this was BS, and was more likely due to the item being mistakenly listed for $10 less than other sellers. Based on the troubles you are experiencing, can't help but wonder if maybe there were some problems. I re-ordered through Alliex on 11.11, but just received a message the other day that my order will be cancelled (due to problems shipping to Canada - postal strike has created a massive backlog). The universe seems to really not want me to get this device. Have considered getting through here, but suspect shipping to Canada would be a deal breaker.
Verified Purchaser
An excellent value! I don't need a dedicated music player. I have plenty of storage space on my phone , and YouTube Music is gradually getting better. But I still rip CDs and build playlists manually to make CD mixes. This player lets me listen to the ripped files with ease. It's actually getting me back into manual music management, which lets me appreciate my 30+ year CD collection. Battery life is good, and USB-C charging and date transfer are fairly fast. The UI is so-so. Having a built in graphic equalizer is a nice plus. The display is adequate, but looks like the final generation of flip phones from last decade (no biggie, this is about the audio, not the album art). The build quality is great overall. This is a small, if slightly slippery aluminum brick. The plastic buttons on the front feel cheap and move around, but they are fine so far. The aluminum power and volume buttons on the side are solid. Line output is super loud for all headphones big and small. I haven't tried Bluetooth yet, but I think I will make the switch. I'm looking forward to using this instead of my phone on flights. So I didn't need it, but I really appreciate what it is - a serious music player. I like that it's small enough to keep in my headphone case.
Verified Purchaser
Definitely a great value!
Nice compact size and solidly built. Decent screen. Controls are intuitive unless you are a beginner :-) Performance is very snappy. Battery life is very good. Took less than two minutes to scan the library after loading 5,500 FLACs. No fast way to search for a specific track if your tunes are all in a single directory, but that's common.
Sound when music is playing is very good, with no perceivable noise and excellent fidelity. There is enough power to drive all of my IEMs and does a decent job with my cans. No complaints about frequency response. Once the music has stopped, I often hear some hiss but not while tracks are playing. Often hear an annoying click between tracks. Album covers of different sizes are not always appropriately scaled on the display. Has handled every FLAC I threw at it with ease. Apparently you can only view lyrics that are in separate lyr files. Mine are all saved in tags so I can not view them.
All things considered, this is an excellent player at twice the price - or more. None of my observations are show-stoppers and you will definitely enjoy this player. This is my fourth player, and by far the least expensive, but I consider it to be very usable and a great travel box...
Verified Purchaser
I like it very much :)
Verified Purchaser
Considering the low price I give it five stars. The interface is so so, but it sounds good and the Bluetooth seems to work really well with my portable speaker and wireless headsets. I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to carry a good amount of high rez music around with them without spending much money.
Verified Purchaser
Love this player! The interface is certainly not "state of the art" but it sounds great and I love the auxiliary out. So far it seems solidly built and I like it better than the two FiiO players I have. I'd buy another! :-)
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I just bought a used X5ii last month. Perfect condition and works great. Maybe a used one would be easier on your budget.
oldnoob
Excellent, good to know and thanks!
Verified Purchaser
Loving this product so far! The UI could be a little more intuitive and it's a bit ridiculous that it has to re-scan every file when you ad new ones, but other than that I have no complaints. I've yet to drain the battery, but it seems like it'll last quite a while.
Verified Purchaser
Good product wish I had bought two.
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EffinRed
Well with a new drop are you going to get your wife her very own player?
NateB
I gave in and let her have it, I had bought the HiBy R3 for myself...
Verified Purchaser
Great product as a stand alone dap. However when using as a usb dac there is an insane amount of latency. Not sure if this can be fixed, but if it can be a firmware / driver update would be great.
Kotu776
Agreed that the latency when using as a usb DAC is insane. Feels like it's almost a full second of delay in sound, but as a DAP it's perfectly capable.
Kotu776
I find the latest firmware of Xduoo X3 II on this website, including the rockbox , , https://www.xtenik.com/latest-firmware-download/.
Hope it is useful to you.
Verified Purchaser