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xDuoo X3 II Digital Audio Player

xDuoo X3 II Digital Audio Player

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How does this work with audiobooks or podcasts? Just curious if it keeps its place when I switch to music.
Has anyone used the hiby app with this player yet? I got it to connect to my iPhone 7 but there is no sound.
I’m trying to update the firmware. It says add the update file to the root but how do you get into the root file? I put the usb into my computer and it just shows the player no folders except my music folder. So what am I doing wrong?
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I think I got it now. For some reason I think the site had the wrong file but now looks like the correct one. thanks
Openurlife
Well the download worked but its still only importing 15,000 songs. I read below somewhere the update fixed that issue and 30,000 songs could be added But it’s not working for me.
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TonyRizo
damn thats disappointing. well that makes my decision easier lol
masscheese
I got disappointed too... LOL
quick question - can you confirm Dual microSD slots ?
i really liked the original X3 but missed out. I want a DAP and this is the perfect size i am looking for (to pair with an IEM) but I'm a bit stuck as I am comparing these (3) DAPs: Cayin N3, Hidizs AP60 mkII, and xDuoo X3/X3 II.
The Cayin N3 has long been on my list bc of its aesthetics and USB-C (most robust port IMO). I've read that its a "warmish neutral sound". The Hidizs AP60 II bc its the newest and upgraded IPS display, smaller than N3, but i am unsure of its style of buttons (giant square 'd-pad'??). And now the X3ii is out with USB-C but i really dislike the vertical orientation of the track/up/down buttons. may be i can rub off the labels with acetone?? reading about the battery issues is a deal-breaker though.
someone help me out lol! the $100 DAP market is hard to decide on but i just ordered the N3, and AP60 mkII for a trip to test out.
update: returned the N3. buttons way too rattley and PU leather on the back is peeling on the edges. that is too much to irk me.
went with the xduoo x3 gen 1 and plan to rockbox it.
Interested as a FiiO X3-II user who would like Bluetooth for the car, but scared off by apparently poor battery life. The display also looks like an upgrade from the Fiio, and $99 is a great price, but unless the battery life and the QC improves, I'll stick with a cable and the AUX in for the car.
Hello every body. I ask you from France How could I make a playlist ? do there is a software to make it ?
PrettyLittleThing
So far from my own, it seems like you have to make the playlist on the device. However, there is a method where you can connect it to your phone through Hibylink and make a playlist on your phone that syncs into the DAP.
MorePie
Thank's you for reply, I had to try it. In me way, I find how to do it manually and is not so complicated. If you want I could explain this method as want it. Sorry for me english ( I have learn it at school but is so far)
Waiting on delivery of one of these. I want to ask if anybody has experience using the xDuoo X3 II with a car head unit. Do you use it as mass storage? Bluetooth? Something else? How well (or not) does it work?
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Sorry, I'm French and me English is not very well. So I don't anderstand every what's you meen. But this audio player is very well, and now I'm used to it.
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joshjellel
Not tried that before.
My xDuoo X3-II arrived today (Canada). Some early comments:
This shipment, handled by Asendia USA, was quick and painless, especially in comparison to my last experience with a drop, which was handled - at excruciating length - by DHL. So well done, USPS, Asendia and Canada Post. And Massdrop, please continue to use this mechanism, it works very well.
The packaging was very basic - a cardboard box with a few poly pillows and the xDuoo box and packing slip stuffed inside. Nothing seemed to be damaged, but this wasn't much protection. Also, the poly pillows - meh. What's wrong with using paper?
The actual xDuoo packaging - simple and well done, reminiscent of cell phones. Comes with a USB C cable, a short 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable, some spare screen protectors (not sure what for), some stick-on rubber feet, a couple of small widgets that may be for resetting or extracting the SD card (not sure), a reasonably comprehensive instruction sheet in Mandarin and English. The English is serviceable but the minor errors in it will doubtless irritate some.
The device itself - I like it. Aluminum box, non-scratch screen, one MicroSD slot (my 256Gb card is in the mail). Screen is easy to read but the print is small and may strain some users' eyes. Controls are physical buttons which feel fine when pressed.
I inserted a spare 32Gb card just to give it a spin, used the on-device menu to format the drive (took about 10 seconds), and connected the device by USB to my Ubuntu laptop. Ubuntu had no problem recognizing the device and automatically mounted the SD card. I copied some music over... wasn't blinding fast, about say 8Mb/sec. Next time, I'll put the SD card in my computer and copy the music over that way. I ejected the device on my computer but had to fumble a bit to tell the device that it was no longer to expect to talk over USB - not sure which button I pressed in the end.
I plugged in my HE4xx and cued up a 96/24 Nils Frahm album, and away we went. Very nice. I'm comfortably listening at volume 35 (out of 100). Clear and lovely, much improved over listening with the same 'phones to my Pixel XL. I notice the default settings leave a tiny gap between tracks, but it's just silence, no pops or other blasts of noise.
So far, so good! Well done, xDuoo and Massdrop, thank you!
MonetsChemist
I want to pull the trigger but people report too many hick ups and that gapless isn't gapless? Sounds too linear and not musical? I fear that the original x3 may sound better, others say that x10 sounds bad while others that it is definitely an improvement over the x3ii? What's happening! As someone else said here I only want: Battery life & sound quality
Lushy
I have purchased xduoo x10 twice. I am pretty happy with how it sounds. But after an year of use, the battery doesnt hold charge long enough. I feel their battery is not good quality and I can listen for about an hour now. Not worth it based on the full life span being so short.
i have updated firmware but i cannot get it to update the music files.. now stuck at 5909. very disappointed
id return it but im in uk so totally wasted my £100
koprano
Did you update it to the latest firmware ?
I used to have some issue with X3II before, but after updated it, it works fine.
I downloaded the firmware in this place, and also the X3 II rockbox too.
https://www.xtenik.com/latest-firmware-download/
These sounded great when I had them, but unfortunately the QC wasn't as good. I had to return mine because it had a faulty battery that wouldn't hold a charge, but when I used it while it was plugged in, they sounded awesome. The only con I could think of is the UI being pretty ugly, graphically speaking, but that might be a matter of opinion.
Can I use this as a DAC for my PC?
Ultimate_Input
Yes.
Ultimate_Input
Yes, you can.
You can read the detail right here, https://www.xtenik.com/xduoo-x3-ii-lossless-music-player/
This or fiio X1 II? This is $20 more as well. But is it an upgrade or Fiio is better? Mostly interested in sound quality.
Desibidu
Novice here. I have a Fiio X1 (I'm not sure what version) and the sound quality is pretty good while playing FLAC files, X1 sound quality and EQ options are definitely an obvious improvement over playing music out of my iPhone 6. The UI and mechanical wheel are slightly bothersome but work fine. Performance wise I have no real complaints about the X1, you'd need someone with more experience to explain the differences in DAC/AMP performance on these devices.
I have no experience with the xDuoo X3 to compare it too though. This xDuoo unit has bluetooth capabilities which is probably the largest advantage over the Fiio X1.
Does this player have Dual microSD slots or not. 256GB or 512GB?
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I don't use itunes so I can't speak to that, but for my purposes it's a solid little device with goof vfm. Hope you find something that works for you!
pantsenvy
It supports 256GB, but only one slots.
X3 has two slots.
"The successor to the popular xDuoo X3, the X3 II digital audio player upgrades the DAC chip and adds a 2.4-inch IPS screen, all while retaining some of the unique features that set the X3 apart—including the dual microSD slots and two 3.5-millimeter outputs. " They should probably change this since the pictures themself confirm there is not dual microSD's I'd hate to buy this and then learn it was false advertised.
Rockbox (able) as per Roman Scherbakov: http://xvtx.ru/rockbox/ "I have plans to release the first version at the end of the summer (2018)"
Does this support LDAC?
Was the ship date always Sept 10th on this thing? I'm about to buy a different device now so I don't have to wait a month.
Seem to be running into an issue and if anyone could clarify this for me it'd be awesome. A decent amount of folders are either not updating or not appearing in my library. I can see them in file explorer, but it only seems to register 15,000 tracks when I update the music library. I have a little over 18,000 tracks so I'm missing quite a bit of music.
Please enlighten me oh finaglers of flac... So, I can't use this with iTunes or Play, nor can I download files from those sites to the DAP, right? I simply want to get away from BT in my car so I can separate music and use of the phone. Also want better fidelity on home speakers than BT, and again, use my phone independently. Sold or donated much of my CD collection, though I still retained a hundred or so. From using Google Play now, how do I build up my collection on a unit like this?
scope
Not sure why you think you can't use this with files from iTunes or Play. According to the specs, this device supports all sorts of different formats including MP3 and AAC. As far as I can recall iTunes itself won't save to anything other than an Apple product, so you might have to do your file copying outside iTunes. I don't use Google Play either but if you download any songs to your desktop you can copy them over onto a device like this.
I just received mine today and after an hour or so of playing with it I am pleased with this player. Bear in mind this is my first Hi resolution DAP experience and really anything that is considered better than an iPhone or iPod Classic. My expectations were a bit tempered given the price of entry and I was hopeful to have something that performs better than my apple products. I can definitely hear an improvement. My second goal was to avoid having to EQ the device which I feel is quite doable with my current IEMs. I have others on the way that I hope will perform even better. Back to the X3 II. The user interface is pretty simple and basic which is what I expected. Unfortunately my 55 year old eyes are not suited to viewing the small display without using reading glasses. Again, not really a surprise. Output levels are quite adequate with my IEMs but I have not yet tried with over ear headphones so I can't comment on that yet. I do find that the higher gain setting provides just a bit more weight to the sound although it's not really necessary with average IEMs. One reason I selected this player Vs other similarly priced DAPs was that I wanted physical buttons that allow me to advance tracks and adjust volume without having to look at the player. Mission accomplished!. In the age of touch screens this player is lagging in that regard but then that's why I chose it. The responsiveness of the user interface with over 8000 songs loaded is quite good. It took about 5 minutes to build the library with a fresh SD card loaded with the music. There are 2 minor gripes I have with the user interface. First is there is no search option or any way to advance quickly down your list of folders or artists. if you have a few hundred it can be a little frustrating having to wait until you get to Venus Hum or the Who. The second gripe has to do with limited support for playlists. You can build them on the fly but it appears to limit you to a predefined list of categories or list names. You can't name the playlist anything you want. If I've overlooked something in that regard I hope someone can point that out and direct me to a better solution. As far as I can tell there is no solution to create play lists on your computer and sync or load them onto the X3 II. Again maybe I'm wrong but I have not found a way yet. I'll close by saying that this is a great entry level Hi Rez music player. It feels solid and sounds great. Well worth the price.
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I ordered it from Massdrop but it is not a Massdrop exclusive item. It’s the same as you would find elsewhere. It only has 1 micro sd slot That supports up to 256GB cards.
Cyberthingy
Hiby devices (and this uses Hiby's OS) have generally only supported external playlists via the folder browse interface. The 3.0 OS finally understands M3U in the category interface, but I'm guessing this device won't see that feature.
Just got mine a couple of days ago and loving it so far. My only concern is that I can't seem to find any cases/protective covers for it online. Any leads/info on them?
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Thanks! Case looks good, gonna order one now
cjcuri8
Try PENON website for case...
So I've got a new Lenovo yoga that drives my Grado SR325e's for crap where my iPhone runs them like a champ. Does anyone have any input on how this will compare as far as sound quality? Thanks.
Martin80
This will almost certainly be better.
I RockBoxed the original version of this player and loved it at first, but after a while it started shutting down on me. I don't know if it was the hardware or the RockBox port. Initially I suspected heat to be the culprit (I would leave it in the console of my car) but it started happening at night as well.
In order to get it running again, I had to eject both uSD cards and use a pin to press the reset switch, then re-insert the uSD cards and power it back up. It started happening more and more frequently. Since I was using it almost exclusively in my car, this wasn't going to cut it (can't go through that reset process when you're driving - talk about distracted!). I ended up replacing it with a Shanling M2S, which has given me no problems at all (I like it so much I just bought a 2nd one through the recent drop here).
One thing I liked about the original version was that it had 2 card slots. This let me use two 128GB cards instead of a single 256GB card. At the time, two 128s were significantly cheaper than one 256. For someone with a large music collection, it would still be a useful feature.
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Got mine today!!! Loving it!!!
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Thanks for the info... this makes me happy, Im going to search for the cable and download that custom fireware this should be fun to play around with. Thanks again..
Maybe you can help me out I have flac files that are 320kbps and x3ii plays the file at 44.1khz at 16bit is this normal?
Sorry for being a newb, but is there a way to play iTunes files from this?
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Perhaps not m4a
Virtualluddite
m4a is a file extension used by apple which are typically either AAC (compressed/lossy files) or ALAC (Lossless) codec based files. These two formats are supported according to specs.
Found an actual review over on headfonics. Definitely sounds like an improvement over the original X3 and the D3, but I still wouldn't mind seeing it get RockBox support in the future. https://headfonics.com/2018/07/xduoo-x3ii-review/
untiltheycatchus
Saw on Head-Fi, Vortex promissed to do this, probably at the end of this summer!
Can I drive 300 ohm headphones (namely the HD 6XXs) with this DAP?
Kotu776
You can if you combine it with a portable amp.
EffinRed
any good portable player for the 6xx I can use without extra amp? Budget 100-300$.