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Has anyone been able to use the X5 with a Grom audio interface through USB? I've the Volvo-version with Ipod, aux and USB connection. However the USB doesn't work with the X5. Would that be an X5 issue or a Grom problem?
I can order (what we like to do on Headfi ;-)) a din to minijack cable, but if that's not necessary...
Thanks!
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does anyone drop their x5 :D.... just askin'

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The x5 screen off timer can only be set to a minimum of 30 seconds. One thing I liked about x3 was it could be set to ten seconds. Anyone know why this was changed in the x5? I really don't need thirty seconds. Trying to save as much battery as possible.
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As i had thought, my cards are 100% authentic.
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The x5 screen off timer can only be set to a minimum of 30 seconds. One thing I liked about x3 was it could be set to ten seconds. Anyone know why this was changed in the x5? I really don't need thirty seconds. Trying to save as much battery as possible.

Imo they should set the minimum to 10 seconds
Just like the volume lock shouldn't have a minimum...
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Thanks lol, the X3 is quite tempting due to its price, but I am preferring the X5's screen size and wheel. Am I right to say that the X5's amp section and relative "neutralness" to the X3 will mean that it can be paired with more amps and headphones/IEMs?

I have no opinion on that. I don't believe my neutralness detector is functional as they both sound pretty neutral to me.

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I have no opinion on that. I don't believe my neutralness detector is functional as they both sound pretty neutral to me.

Fair enough biggrin.gif The reviews I am reading here seem to indicate that the amp section of the X5 is a little stronger than the X3's
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Fair enough biggrin.gif The reviews I am reading here seem to indicate that the amp section of the X5 is a little stronger than the X3's

 

Actually the X3's amp is the slightly more powerful of the two (marginally).

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According to the specs the X3 is slightly more powerful on the amp front.

 

270mw into 32ohm vs the X5's 255mw.

 

I have the X5 and just grabbed an X3 as well. It is a brilliant little player and the controls are IMHO better than the X5's. The hardware based bass and treble adjustments are also impressive. +2 on the bass with my HP50's and for my sound signature taste, is perfect. I got it as carrying around the X5+E12 is not always practical.

 

I'm so impressed with it that I have a little buyers remorse with regard to the X5 and E12.

 

Still, that's what happens when you discover Head-fi. You might start buying gear you don't really need.


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I have no opinion on that. I don't believe my neutralness detector is functional as they both sound pretty neutral to me.

Fair enough biggrin.gif The reviews I am reading here seem to indicate that the amp section of the X5 is a little stronger than the X3's

Odd, we read the same stuff and I have it that the X3 is stronger than the X5. I do not understand why they would do this but I believe my X3 is stronger than my X5. If the X3 had one more card slot I wouldn't have an X5. I don't mind though.

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Perhaps they made the assumption that the quality of the dac on the X5 would make it more likely that people would externally amp in order to maximize sound quality, or saw with the x3 the tendency towards external amping and went with a different amp section on the X5
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