Product Comparison: Fiio X3 vs Sony NW-A35


General Specifications
Brand
Fiio
Sony
Model
X3
NW-A35 LM
Origin
China
About the Product
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.
Enjoy endless playlists of your favorite tunes with the latest Walkman®. With High-Resolution Audio and a striking design, the NW-A30 Series looks as good as it sounds.
Key Specs
Memory
0 GB
16 GB
Display
Yes
Yes
Integrated Speaker(s)
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fiio X3 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
Color
Black
Blue
Height
4.5 in.
3.8 in.
Width
2.3 in.
2.2 in.
Depth
0.5 in.
0.4 in.
Weight
4.5 oz.
3.52 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Fiio X3 High Resolution Music Player (3rd Generation)
  • 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.
Features
Supported Audio Formats
Protected AAC, AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, APE, FLAC, DSD, PCM, Lossy Files
AAC, MP3, DSD, FLAC, WAV, APE, WMA (Non-DRM)
Memory Card Slot
Yes
Yes
Voice Recorder
No
No
Video Playback
No
No
Bluetooth Enabled
Yes
Yes
Extras
2 x PCM5242 DAC Chips
NFC
Input(s)
3.5mm Jack
Usability
3.1" Touchscreen
What customers say about "Features"
Fiio X3 High Resolution Music Player (3rd Generation)
  • 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.
Power
Battery Life
11 hours
22 hours

Fiio X3

Sony NW-A35

What customers say about "Power"
Fiio X3 High Resolution Music Player (3rd Generation)
  • 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)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE

Fiio X3

Sony NW-A35

Accessories
Included With Unit
USB cable
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
219.99 $


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