Product Comparison: Fiio X1 vs Fiio X3-III

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General Specifications
About the Product
The silver Fiio X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player is a pocket-sized audio player with a built-in Texas Instruments PCM5142 DAC chip and an Intersil ISL28291 chip. The player supports five lossless audio formats including APE, FLAC, ALAC, WMA and WAV. The player has a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB of memory expansion. The built-in rechargeable battery recharges via USB and provides up to 11 hours of continuous playback. The player is also equipped with a 2" TFT color display with adjustable brightness.
Styled in black, the FiiO X3 Mark III is a high-resolution portable audio player with a host of ancillary functions and features. For instance, it can double as an asynchronous USB DAC capable of handling 192 kHz/24-bit PCM files. The player is also Bluetooth 4.1 enabled, though not at the expense of fidelity. Three separate PCBs have been utilized in the construction of this mobile player: one for the digital section, one for analog amplification, and another for Bluetooth.
Key Specs
0 GB
0 GB
Integrated Speaker(s)
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fiio X1 High Resolution Lossless Music Player (Silver)
  • All the album art displays on the screen when music is playing, maybe not important, but cool.
  • The display is a little too bright for me at night even on the lowest setting, minor complaint.
  • This display format cannot be changed.
  • No album artwork with the display.
  • I haven't spent much time with this thing yet, but my first impression is not a good one due to the upside down display.
Fiio X3-III High Resolution Music Player (3rd Generation)
  • I really like the Fiio, easy to use, perhaps not quiet as intuitive as the iPod but the benefits outweigh the negatives by miles.
  • Currently using a 128gb MicroSD along side it. I find the battery lasts me a day or 2 with normal use at work or gym. It does get warm while charging or putting lots of files on it, but not any warm levels to be worried about.
  • The sound is incredible, capacity is no issue, and now discovering high res audio is a whole new adventure! No hesitation in recommending, made the right (and a personally important) decision
  • The sound quality is excellent. It uses a micro USB connection which makes it very easy to charge with my phone charger and I have plenty of spare cables. It comes with two protective cases and screen protectors. Battery life is good and the bluetooth works okay.
  • Wonderful sound quality - and yes, even as someone who isn't an audiophile, I can clearly hear nuances in music that I missed before.
Size & Weight
3.8 in.
4.5 in.
2.3 in.
2.3 in.
0.6 in.
0.5 in.
8 oz.
4.5 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Fiio X1 High Resolution Lossless Music Player (Silver)
  • Very good sound quality considering its size and price.
  • Sound quality is great. Size of the unit is perfect. Very intuitive.
  • i like the weight of the player and the buttons function just fine,,the scroll wheel is very good as well.
  • Light weight is a plus. I use a 64 gb card in it and still haven't filled it up. And you can delete songs from the gadget, which is very helpful. Plus, it’s very lightweight.
  • Lightness in weight and the materials used (specifically in the wheel) make the product feel cheap.
Fiio X3-III High Resolution Music Player (3rd Generation)
  • First, the size is perfect! It's slim and lightweight so if you are carrying around this and a phone, it's not a burden.
  • The X3 looks amazing, feels amazing in the hand and sounds amazing.
  • The build quality is excellent, it feels solid and a quality piece of kit.
  • It's a weighty big ugly LUMP, with little of the refinement of the IPOD.
Supported Audio Formats
Protected AAC, AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, APE, FLAC, DSD, PCM, Lossy Files
Memory Card Slot
3.5mm Jack, USB Type C
Convenient Shortcuts button
Voice Recorder
Video Playback
Bluetooth Enabled
Intersil ISL28291 Amplifier Chip
2 x PCM5242 DAC Chips
What customers say about "Features"
Fiio X1 High Resolution Lossless Music Player (Silver)
  • Handles multiple formats, including FLAC. That is a huge advantage over the iPod.
  • Very good unit. I like the fact that it has a micro sd slot so you can add/remove songs as you like or have multiple sd cards and have your own little play lists at your disposal.
  • This device has exceeded all of my expectations. Build quality is fantastic.
  • I do wish the sd card slot had a little cover or something, but other than that, I can’t complain.
  • Perhaps a cover over the SD card slot would have been an improvement.
Fiio X3-III High Resolution Music Player (3rd Generation)
  • You can add larger cards, use different cards or replace damaged ones.
  • Very easy to get up and running, simply copy your i tunes music folder and paste it onto a memory card, ho hassles at all.
  • Bluetooth takes 15 seconds to initialize, it works without delay after this.
  • The user interface is truly awful and ruins the player for me personally. I'll give you some examples. If, like me you have a large and full SD card full of different music it is an absolute chore to scroll through the library.
  • The software is kind of difficult Togo around it and the Bluetooth does not work too good.
Battery Life
11 hours
11 hours

Fiio X1

Fiio X3-III

What customers say about "Power"
Fiio X1 High Resolution Lossless Music Player (Silver)
  • Has decent battery life all great steps toward making it a wonderful media player.
  • Decent battery life. I use it daily and rarely have to charge it more than twice a week with daily use.
  • Battery life is long and the little unit is stylish with accessories now being offered such as leather cases and wearable wrist bands.
  • This has 10 hr battery life and up to 128 gb through the use of an sd card bought separately.
  • It has great battery life and feels solidly built.
Fiio X3-III High Resolution Music Player (3rd Generation)
  • Battery life!! I can not say how impressed I am with battery life of this device. I never feel rushed to charge it. I listen roughly 5 solid hours a day, low gain, volume ~30 on an iem and charge it once every two weeks.
  • I find the battery lasts me a day or 2 with normal use at work or gym. It does get warm while charging or putting lots of files on it, but not any warm levels to be worried about.
  • Battery life is good and the bluetooth works okay.
  • Battery doesn't last long. There are no belt-cases or similar on the market yet, so I cant use it at the gym unless stuffed in a pocket.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)

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