The third generation X3 high-resolution audio player has arrived. FiiO has put this popular mid-range lossless music player on a diet while packing in more features. Like the recently-released X1-II, the new X3 has a touch wheel for navigation. The switch to the touch wheel allowed the third-generation X3 to be thinner and lighter than its predecessor. Another navigation improvement is the addition of a multi-function button. The new X3 allow accepts inline remote commands.
This slimmer form factor houses two DAC chips and supports Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless streaming. A 2.5 mm balanced output is available in addition to the 3.5 mm multi-function headphone/coaxial output. Finally, the X3-III features separate DAC, LPF (low-pass filter), and amplifier for greater noise reduction.