FiiO X3 2nd gen

RRP: £159.99
Our Price: £159.00

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All new X3: giving its peers the jitters...

FiiO have changed everything but the name for their new model X3. Taking its styling from its X5 and X1 siblings this fantastic new DAP offers an unrivalled set of features at its price.

Built around Cirrus Logic's high-end CS4398 DAC chip (found in many premium products including Astell&Kern's current lineup) it offers offers extremely low noise and phase distortion and boasts native DSD support, including direct playback of SACD ISOs.

Separate crystal oscillators dedicated to multiples of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz respectively ensure rock-solid low jitter PCM playback at every sample rate.

Connection options include a digital coaxial I/O for connecting to external DACs an analogue line-out for connecting to amplifiers, along with a micro USB connector for file transfer and USB DAC streaming along with a headphone port.

Storage is provided by a single microSD slot, supporting any capacity of micro SD card - currently available up to 128GB.

Other features include support for inline remotes, 10-band EQ, user defined playlists and all-new user interface and power management features and it is handsomly housed in an all-metal chassis with a high reflectance fine-grain faceplate.

Altogether a fantastic sounding, feature-rich player at a very low price.


Model/Number X3 (X3 2nd gen)
Headphone Port Standard 3.5mm headphone port
Color Titanium
Drive Ability 16~150 Ω
Dimensions 96.7mm x 57.7mm x 16.1mm
Volume Control 120 steps digital potentiometer
Weight 135 g
Equalizer 10-band equalizer (±6dB)
Display Screen 2.0" TFT screen, 320x240 pixels
Treble N/A
Line Out Standard 3.5mm port (shared line out / S/PDIF coaxial out)
Bass N/A
Digital Out (Coaxial) Standard 3.5mm port (shared line out / S/PDIF coaxial out)
Balance 5 dB
USB DAC Supporting up to 24bit / 192kHz and DSD (driver installation required)
Gain 2.6dB (GAIN=L)
8.6dB (GAIN=H)
Line output performance:
THD+N <0.001% (1 kHz)
SNR ≥114 dB (A-weight)
Frequency Response 20 Hz~20 kHz
Dynamic Range ≥101 dB
Crosstalk > 102 dB (10 KΩ/1 kHz)
Line Output Level 1.45 Vrms (10 KΩ/1 kHz)
Headphone output performance
Output Power 1 > 224 mW (16 Ω/THD+N < 1%)
Output Impedance <0.2 Ω (32 Ω)
Output Power 2 > 200 mW (32 Ω/THD+N < 1%)
Crosstalk > 74 dB (1 kHz)
Output Power 3 > 24 mW (300 Ω/THD+N < 1%)
THD+N < 0.001% (1 kHz)
Frequency Response 20 Hz~20 kHz
MAX Output Voltage > 7.2 Vp-p
SNR ≥113 dB (A-weighted)
MAX Output Current > 75 mA (for reference)
Power & Battery
Power DC5V 2A recommended
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Charge Display Red light indicates, green light turns on after fully charged
Battery Life > 11 h (32Ω; normal volume with display off )
Battery Display Yes (Accurate battery % readings)
Charging Time < 3 h (DC5V 2A)
Audio formats supported
Lossless: DSD: DSD64, DSD128 (.iso & .dsf & .dff);
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/64 bit;
WMA Lossless: 96 kHz/24 bit;
Apple Lossless: 192 kHz/24 bit;
Lossy compression: MP2, MP3, AAC, ALAC, WMA, OGG...

MPN: X3 2nd gen
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PDF FiiO X3 2nd gen User Manual (10.0 MB)

Firmware FiiO X3 2nd gen Firmware v1.1 (29.2 MB)

The following changes and improvements were made to FW1.1 compared to FW1.0:

  1. FiiO's slogan "Love Music, Love Life, Love FiiO" added to starting animation
  2. "About X3K" renamed to "About X3" in accordance with official product name.
  3. The microSD card is now identified throughout the menus as "TF card" rather than "TF卡".
  4. Fixed issue where the status bar icons are shifted when the volume level is over 99.

Software FiiO USB DAC Driver for Windows (1.8 MB)


Press Reviews

Hi-Fi World's '5 Globes + Value' award

, September 2015

A top quality hi-resolution portable player with great sound quality- at a fantastic price 5 / 5.

, March 2015

The new X3 Second Generation... gives you a lot of possibilities and its price/quality ratio is going through the roof. Fiio does it again, and how.

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