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No one said that it's a dealbreaker but certainly nice to have. What sounds absurd to you makes a lot of sense to others. That*s life.

 

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The lack of a parametric eq really is going to be a deal breaker for a lot of people at that price range, I could just buy an e12 and stick a clip+ rock boxed to it. The only reason I wanted the x5 was more storage space and parametric eq compared to the x3 in a small form factor/ only 1 device to worry about. frown.gif

Well apparently it will be to some.

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Well apparently it will be to some.


You are aware that's just one person's opinion who assumes he's also speaking for others? :rolleyes:

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Well, I can continue discussing this but there is no point. For keeping this thread alive and not locked, I rather stop and say: For the ones who wishes to have that kind of EQ, I hope James and his team can bring it with FW update if possible.

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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

Well if you guys really need parametric EQ that much, I can say maybe you chose wrong headphone/iems. All my life I never used EQ and found it unnatural hence never needed. If I want coloration, headphone/iem can do it.

 

However, James always listen to us, so maybe if possible he can do some things in the future with FW update or something. Then again I say it: it sounds absurd to me that this can be a deal breaker for some. Every person has their own needs apparently.

 

Parametric EQ can be added via firmware and it can be easily defeatable like any other EQ. When PEQ is off, it would not change anything. 

 

PEQ is about reducing unnatural coloration instead of adding it (cutting unnatural peaks is a better way to use PEG than boosting bass). I use PEQ, because my other not-so-perfect headphones need a slight tweak in FR. My perfect headphones are LCD-2s, but they heat up my ears, are too heavy and not quite portable to wear long-term. PEQ rescues me there. 

 

With that said, X5's current 10 band graphic EQ also looks quite good. I only wish that 16K Hz band be replaced with a 6K Hz band. Most sibilance is at 4K-8K Hz, there isn't much musical content at 16K Hz.  


Edited by zzffnn - 1/14/14 at 2:45pm
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

Well, I can continue discussing this but there is no point. For keeping this thread alive and not locked, I rather stop and say: For the ones who wishes to have that kind of EQ, I hope James and his team can bring it with FW update if possible.

:beerchug:

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For those head-fi'ers in China: The X5 is now available on Taobao smily_headphones1.gif
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Wow, looks rather nice!  Gonna stick w/ my RWAK100-S, but I have the feeling the X7 will be the next DAP I buy.

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*sigh*

...waiting patiently...
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As a long time Cowon user, I will say that EQs do help allot...I listen to such a large spectrum of sounds and EQ helps, I often change mine on the fly to suit the song.

 

In my brief time with the Ak100 MK2, turning on that sole EQ did make things sounds better too.

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i would have to wait for how it sounds , this and the dx90. trying to find one to become an all in one box including for my alpha dogs


Edited by Retrias - 1/14/14 at 6:05pm
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i would have to wait for how it sounds , this and the dx90. trying to find one to become an all in one box including for my aloha dogs

Sorry but I laughed so hard on aloha dogs :D Cheers mate :beerchug:

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Sorry but I laughed so hard on aloha dogs :D Cheers mate :beerchug:

whoa, thats a funny typo, imagine if there is one really named like that

post #3148 of 11448

If the X5 is not available in bright red that's a deal breaker for me. I only buy things that are bright red.

 

No, wait

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I am also eagerly waiting for the X5c colorful edition

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Originally Posted by razorblader View Post


No one said that it's a dealbreaker but certainly nice to have. What sounds absurd to you makes a lot of sense to others. That*s life.

Someone did say this is a deal breaker, just scroll up and check that out!
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