Originally Posted by petroconsult
so the x5 have better SQ than Note3 +apex glacier right u guys
In my review of the X5 I compared it to my GS3 (USB to) Glacier.
So it's a comparison of the X5 headphone out vs Glacier DAC section + amp sound.
The X5 comes pretty close, but comparing very critically and analitically (ie nitpicking) with JH13, I would say the Glacier sounds slightly better. Glacier has more control of bass (the deep bottom bass of X5 is a bit boomy, you can hear with dubstep type tracks), and sweet mid to highs. However I've been reading that the X5's latest firmware may have slight sonic improvements (it wasn't out when I had the review unit). So it's a tough call now I would say. It's probably more a matter of preference and synergy with your IEMs. The general signature is similar though.
Also personally I prefer using the GS3 as a source because it supports M3U lists. Still waiting for Fiio to work on that.