Ooops! Thanks for correcting me! When converted to PCM, is often found in the 24/88 or 24/176 format.
Just got my X5 yesterday, used it pretty much all day today until the battery ran out on my commute home (a good four hours better than my HDP-R10) and the SQ is fantastic. My only issue is that so far, it doesn't seem able to sort by track number, whether I'm browsing through folders or actually going through the artist-album-song style of browsing, it only lists alphabetically. This is fine for the most part, most of my music is already numbered in the file names, but on a few albums it's not, just with the track number in the tags, and I'm not sure if the X5 can't see it, or if it can and just doesn't sort by track number. Anyone have a solution to this? (apologies if it's been mentioned before)
I too have never been able to get the X5 to read the tracks from an album in numerical order, only alphabetically. I have tried FW 2.0 as well as the beta FWs 2.02 and 2.03.
Regardless of whether I open an album in Artist view or Album view, the tracks are always alphabetical.
And before someone says there is a tagging problem in my files, the exact same files have no problem being read in track number order on myriad devices from Samsung & Sony Android phones, to the iPad mini and Air to the iPod classic as well as on my Sonos home system.
I do love the sound of the X5 so I have been hoping Fiio can get their act together and correct this major flaw in its UI that pretty much every DAP has been able to handle for well over 10 years.
Try using a tool like MP3Tag, you can use it to re-name your files using tag data, so I have mine set to pull the tag info and rename it as
%disc number%-%Track number% %Title%,
you can also use it to set your folder structure, so
/%Artist%/%Album%/%disc number%-%Track number% %Title%
that allows me to view albums in track order on the X5.
2.02, for me, does list the ALL Songs for an artist by album but, again, alphabetically and not by track number. All songs in 2.03 simply groups the entire collection of songs by the artist in one big alphabetical listing. In short, it is clear that the X5 is definitely not reading the track number tags at all. I certainly don't plan to rename my 35,000 tracks to include track numbers in their title - especially as no other device or player that I have used for well over 10 years, and I have used many, has ever had a problem reading track number MP3 tags.
I really do hope Fiio can fix what should be a very simple fix as it is a major stumbling block.
This is because holding the center button wakes the thing up (not listed as a feature and Fiio will hopefully fix this). I know this is not ideal, but until it is fixed an HS9 would stop this from happening.
The HS9 helps a lot, but the cover is flexible enough to allow the button to be pushed.
We are promised more options - I would like to see an option for just the power button as it is the hardest to press by accident. I have often found myself skipping tracks whilst taking the X5/HS9 out of my pocket, because I've inadvertently gripped it by the volume buttons.