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well if the CEO of Fiio is a hot bodied female then yes - however I suspect that is not the case  :P

He's probably a Chinese version of Steve Jobs... imagine that naked run!

post #32 of 13843

I would shed no tears if there's no Android. For a DAP it's nothing but bloat.

post #33 of 13843
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I would shed no tears if there's no Android. For a DAP it's nothing but bloat.

Yes.

 

Added cost, need for faster/better/more expensive/more power hungry SoC and other things.

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I would shed no tears if there's no Android. For a DAP it's nothing but bloat.

While Android UI is unlikely for X5 and current generation of DAPs, you will never know what happens 6-12 months later. Very soon you can get a Rockchip quad-core Android 4.2 TV stick with 2GB of RAM for $89:
http://liliputing.com/2013/04/mk809-iii-quad-core-android-tv-stick-up-for-pre-order-for-89.html
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While Android UI is unlikely for X5 and current generation of DAPs, you will never know what happens 6-12 months later. Very soon you can get a Rockchip quad-core Android 4.2 TV stick with 2GB of RAM for $89:
http://liliputing.com/2013/04/mk809-iii-quad-core-android-tv-stick-up-for-pre-order-for-89.html

 

Very interesting. Yes, it won't be long :)

post #36 of 13843

You can buy a big-block chevvy power plant for not much cash, and stick it in whatever chassis you like, but you still need to obey the same speed limits and it guzzles fuel. I for one do not want Android if it means poor battery life. I made an exception with the DX100 purely because the SQ is so incredible. The DX100 battery life is a pain to live with, though. Partly due to the amp stage and partly due to the Android chip (which is single core, iirc).

 

People criticised the Cowon J3 GUI, but, overall, I think it's fantastic, considering how amazingly power-efficient the player is. I'd take it over power-hungry Android any day. The J3 proves you don't need Android in order to have a usable touchscreen GUI.

 

I wish more DAP makers would follow the lead of the J3 GUI (remember, it still includes hardware player controls, too, so you can control it without taking it out of your pocket, something which the DX100 fails to provide).

 

Anyway, we're digressing. Thankfully, James and Co. have had the good sense to steer clear of Android on the X3, and I hope they avoid Android for the X5, too.

 

And, just for the record, my phone (SG2) is Android, so this has nothing to do with me being some kind of Android hater, because I'm not.

post #37 of 13843
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^ Well, let us hope X5 sounds as good as DX100 so people would not pass it on simply because it has or has not a certain type of UI.

Let us not get away from our X5 topic by talking that much about Android DAPs. Enough discussion has been produced on Cowon's discontinued J3 vs. the current Z2 with Android. There are always lovers and haters of the same thing and both sides may have their own reasons.
post #38 of 13843

I wonder when they will give more information like X3's first post. Spec list would answer A LOT of questions. James still didn't arrive to this thread I believe.

post #39 of 13843

and here comes another DAP....

 

 

DX50 a new smaller DAP coming from iBasso

post #40 of 13843
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

^ Well, let us hope X5 sounds as good as DX100 so people would not pass it on simply because it has or has not a certain type of UI.

Let us not get away from our X5 topic by talking that much about Android DAPs. Enough discussion has been produced on Cowon's discontinued J3 vs. the current Z2 with Android. There are always lovers and haters of the same thing and both sides may have their own reasons.

 

for the lover of android based player, the best solution is wait our E18 which is a portable DAC/AMP designed for android phone, and them you will got an very decent Android phone with great quality like Galaxy S3, S4 and Note 2 or HTC one. and also an decent portable DAC/AMP

 

and the total cost is far more cheaper. 

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^ Got it. Thanks for chiming in, James.
post #42 of 13843
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

This thread is for discussion of Fiio X5, which is expected to be in production in end of 2013...

4. The exterior design of X5 is very V587 (I, as a native Chinese, do not understand this sentence). X5 has rudder-style touch buttons as control (not sure about this sentence either, it probably means "steering wheel-style touch-sensitive control buttons", but I am not sure). The exact details cannot be disclosed for now.
 

Well, it also took me (also a native Chinese) a while in figuring out what 'V587' stands for.

This literally means 'powerful' (V5 for 威武) and 'dominating' (87 for 霸气).

 

So the X5 will look spectacular for short.

 

I've subcribed to an X3 and have been waiting (impatiently) for over a month for its 1st batch delivery.

Can't wait to get my X3 and hopefully a good replacement to my IPC 3G.

 

However, the 'leak' of X5 drove me on the fence... lol

post #43 of 13843

James,  will the x5 have a different form factor compared to the x3? Or does it have the same shape but just larger/thicker

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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

James,  will the x5 have a different form factor compared to the x3? Or does it have the same shape but just larger/thicker

 


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3. X5 is wider than X3 by 1 cm (about same width as iPod Classic). X5 is thinner than X3 and of about the same length of X3.
 
There it was in the first post ;)
post #45 of 13843

However he didnt say whether it will exactly the samenor would have a different form factor

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