Dumb question time....... It seems that the X5 converts DSD to PCM on the fly based on some posts in this thread. What rate is this occurring at?
If I am listening to the X5 through headphones, is it worth it to get DSD files? I.e.. will the converted bitrate still be higher than a 24/192 FLAC? Or is there not much point to getting DSD's (unless you already have them of course and just need a way to play them)
I didn't check the rate - but this might interest
I also tried both DAPs with a couple of DSF files I own (Quiles and Cloud). So the X5 playing converted to PCM, the X3ii playing natively. I personally didn’t notice a difference in playback – they both sound pretty incredible (they are Blue Coast Records recordings – recommended!).
Highlighted bit was from a post in the X3 gen 2 thread comparing it to X5 (part of a bigger post comparison you can access HERE)