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Originally Posted by WSikorski View Post

Hi all!

It's been a while since I've posted here. Just received my X5 firmware v.2.0, today, got it up and running and it sounds great.

First test with a set of Shure SE215-Ks and 48-24 .wav files from Ancient Future's - Archive of Future Ancient Recordings. I'm really liking the X5.

Next test with my Sennheiser HD-580's, Tangent Pimeta v.1 amp and music above. X5 feeding from line out. Fantastic!


I'm currently using one 64 gb card. The Pimeta was built back in 2005 and has been working flawlessly. Also have a Shellbrook Labs Super Mini Moy as a portable amp. Yes, I haven't upgraded much in nine years. wink.gif

A couple of questions...

Which lossless format works best with the X5?

What program would be best for cd ripping into lossless formats?

Anything else I need to know about the X5?

Thanks for any help.

Ski

I've had no issues using ALAC.
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CH23, thanks for the reply.

 

The X5 interface is pretty intuitive. So no issues.

 

The copying to the micro SD was done straight from the PC. Never met a device that had any speed through usb. :)

 

Gonna go hunt down EAC now and check it out.

 

Ski

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EAC is alright however my preference is dbpoweramp. I don't mind throwing the developer a few bones every couple of years or so. Ogg has lossless now?
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Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

EAC is alright however my preference is dbpoweramp. I don't mind throwing the developer a few bones every couple of years or so. Ogg has lossless now?

I thought ogg was a lossless format, i don't use it at all, and i could be wrong

According to wikipedia it's a container for, amongs others, .flac.
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Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

EAC is alright however my preference is dbpoweramp. I don't mind throwing the developer a few bones every couple of years or so. Ogg has lossless now?

+1 on dbPoweramp! I ripped 900 CDs with EAC, never used again once I tried dbPoweramp.

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Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

Mike,
How do you feel the DAC compares to the dacport?

Choonyfish,
I am not disappointed at all with the DAC in the X5 it and Fiio have exceeded my expectations and have converted an iBasso fan.

 

Cool. And I still have the E17 which I'm very happy with anyway.  Me not having any high-end gear to compare to helps anyway!

 

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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


I own the K550's and use them with the X5/e12 combo with bass boost on. It's a fantastic pairing this way. The sound is clear with good bass body to it. I also used to own the e17 and I can tell you that the X5/e12 combo trounces it.

 

I'm sold!  IPod is on eBay.  (And I'm selling some vinyl to get the E12 & stacking kit - really don't want to part with the E17; can use that for work.)

 

Thanks guys - can't wait...

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Originally Posted by ChoonyFish View Post

Cool. And I still have the E17 which I'm very happy with anyway.  Me not having any high-end gear to compare to helps anyway!


I'm sold!  IPod is on eBay.  (And I'm selling some vinyl to get the E12 & stacking kit - really don't want to part with the E17; can use that for work.)

Thanks guys - can't wait...

Cool!
You should find that the X5 sounds better than the E17,
i.e. if you use the same music file, playing a file off the X5 will sound better than pulling the file off your computer and using the E17 as a DAC.
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


I've had no issues using ALAC.


I also use exclusively alac.  I found DBPoweramp to be just fine to use for ripping to a wide choice of formats.  They're coming out with Mac versions I believe.

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Originally Posted by UELong View Post
 


I also use exclusively alac.  I found DBPoweramp to be just fine to use for ripping to a wide choice of formats.  They're coming out with Mac versions I believe.

 

Mac version? Say whaaaat??? Link, please :D.

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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post
 

 

Mac version? Say whaaaat??? Link, please :D.


It's on the main page.

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Maybe I'll see if I can get in on the beta.
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A feature I would like to see is when your using it as a DAC you double tab the center button to mute the audio

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Hello 

 

I'm planning to buy next a Fiio X5 (already have ordered a NAD HP50 to pair with it...), and I'm wondering

which 128 GB microSD card models you can use (tested and approuved) with it ?

 

Thank you for your answers.

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Originally Posted by XP_98 View Post

Hello 

I'm planning to buy next a Fiio X5 (already have ordered a NAD HP50 to pair with it...), and I'm wondering
which 128 GB microSD card models you can use (tested and approuved) with it ?

Thank you for your answers.

Sandisk. No problems at all.

Edit: I think Sandisk is the only actual 128gb micro SD available.
Edited by x RELIC x - 8/6/14 at 11:59pm
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


Sandisk. No problems at all.

Edit: I think Sandisk is the only actual 128gb micro SD available.

 Thank you for your answer... then the choice should be easy ! ;)

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