Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › Fiio X5 Thread - info updated on Jan 17th 2014
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Fiio X5 Thread - info updated on Jan 17th 2014 - Page 235

post #3511 of 10930
Quote:
Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

 

Fair enough. If I were a database user, I would agree.

 

Remember though that us DX50 owners have gone through a fair bit of patience (and pain) of FW updates to be where we are now. The X5 is just released and in China only. FW fixes, like the DX50, is pretty darn likely one can assume.

 

True, and I really hope Fiio will add this in a future update. I'm in no bigger hurry to get a new DAP, but during the spring it will happen, so there's still plenty of time for things to happen.

post #3512 of 10930

I like to use artist, album tag to browse music, and DX50 do that in propper way, just that, when you restart device then when you go back from 'Now Playing' screen DX go to the first tag info in artist or album view. For me it will be better to go step by step back, and remember the position in db. Also shuffle system on DX50 is werid, because it is combined with loop function. That means, that if you listen to one album and select shuffle, player will play that album endless. I really dont like that. If X5 will do that in, for me, right way, i am going to get one.  

post #3513 of 10930

I have always structured my folders in exactly that way so folder view gets it done just as well for me. If you throw those all into a genre folder, you get that as well. Would be nice if it showed an included jpg when a folder is browsed but not a big deal for me and probably something that will get sorted.

 

Thanks for the impressions guys.:bigsmile_face: 

post #3514 of 10930
Quote:
Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

Some quick observations about the X5:

 

1. Apparently some people are having problems with the media scanning and that will be fixed in the next X5 firmware update. However, I have 64 GB of Lame 320 CBR MP3s on a Samsung 64GB microSDXC UHA-1 formatted to NTFS and the scan was remarkably fast and glitch free. 5000+ songs scanned in minutes and the numerical display showed them flying by. So maybe the answer is to buy a good card and format to NTFS.

 

Scan is indeed fast (surprising). I think the software is still trying to read files other than music files though.

Upon further testing (I use 2 microSD 64GB Sandisk cards -- work perfectly on the AK100 MK2 btw...) the library "hangs" on the microSD card containing MP3s. Primary card contains only FLAC files, something like 2400 files. Then the player "switches" to the Second slot checking for the library and it hangs at 6xxx. So I switched cards, the one that does contain MP3s to the first slot (SD1). This time it reached 42xx and it hanged. So it's definitely the contents of that microSD card... but I'm not sure exactly. If I'm bored enough tonight, I'll do some troubleshooting and maybe get to the bottom of this. I'm going to be looking for:

 

1) File Types

2) Long-ass file names

3) Special characters

4) Weird Spacing

5) Tags

 

I'm only having the player for a few days more so I'll see... I'll definitely wont commit to buying an X5 in the future yet... for now, the AK100 MK2 still holds first place just because I just load the cards, scan library with no problems and play all in shuffle... (I'm a simple guy! lol)

post #3515 of 10930
Quote:
Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

 

Scan is indeed fast (surprising). I think the software is still trying to read files other than music files though.

Upon further testing (I use 2 microSD 64GB Sandisk cards -- work perfectly on the AK100 MK2 btw...) the library "hangs" on the microSD card containing MP3s. Primary card contains only FLAC files, something like 2400 files. Then the player "switches" to the Second slot checking for the library and it hangs at 6xxx. So I switched cards, the one that does contain MP3s to the first slot (SD1). This time it reached 42xx and it hanged. So it's definitely the contents of that microSD card... but I'm not sure exactly. If I'm bored enough tonight, I'll do some troubleshooting and maybe get to the bottom of this. I'm going to be looking for:

 

1) File Types

2) Long-ass file names

3) Special characters

4) Weird Spacing

5) Tags

 

I'm only having the player for a few days more so I'll see... I'll definitely wont commit to buying an X5 in the future yet... for now, the AK100 MK2 still holds first place just because I just load the cards, scan library with no problems and play all in shuffle... (I'm a simple guy! lol)

 

No argument since I was just using one SD card. But since I Browse By Folder, I am impressed enough to intend to order another 64GB card tomorrow. The X5 is working for me with my ordinary usage.

 

Simple is good! I think of myself as fairly simple too. :-)

post #3516 of 10930
Quote:
Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

No argument since I was just using one SD card. But since I Browse By Folder, I am impressed enough to intend to order another 64GB card tomorrow. The X5 is working for me with my ordinary usage.

 

Simple is good! I think of myself as fairly simple too. :-)

 

Yup, I guess it will depend per user which is why I can't wait to see the impressions/reviews from everyone! ;-)

I got spoiled due to the long hours at work to listen through my whole library via Shuffle. Sometimes it's weird because I might be listening to Salsa and then a Death Metal song comes along (lol) but I'm used to this which is why I don't even touch my DAPs once I arrive at work! ;-)

 

But yeah, love that they implemented the 2 card thingie! For everyone that uses their player that way (i.e. Browse by Folder) without relying on the library, I cannot see why not getting this player. Provides plentiful power, provides very good sound, UI is more responsive than anything out there with the exception of Android players/Apple, etc. Overall, I can't find many "faults"!

post #3517 of 10930

When using Browse by Folder and you have 2 cards present. Do you have to browse each card separate?

 

Also, when in Shuffle All, can you jump into the album of the currently playing song or does it generate a list of all the songs and you can only browse the shuffle list?

post #3518 of 10930
Quote:
Originally Posted by krayziehustler View Post
 

When using Browse by Folder and you have 2 cards present. Do you have to browse each card separate?

 

Also, when in Shuffle All, can you jump into the album of the currently playing song or does it generate a list of all the songs and you can only browse the shuffle list?

 

Yes. It actually "asks" you first which card you want to access.

If you want to select another card just click the "back" button and it shows up again in the screen so that you can select the other card.

 

Cannot jump into the album as far as I know (unless there's another way to do it, just pressing back will get you to the whole "all songs" list).

post #3519 of 10930
Quote:
Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

 

Cannot jump into the album as far as I know (unless there's another way to do it, just pressing back will get you to the whole "all songs" list).

what about the context menu button, what does it do in this case?

post #3520 of 10930
Quote:
Originally Posted by krayziehustler View Post
 

what about the context menu button, what does it do in this case?

 

In Browse By Folder, the context (shortcuts) menu always takes you to just a choice between SD1 and SD2. 

 

There is room for improvement here. I will post in detail soon. Just a few small changes will make the X5 rock.


Edited by cooperpwc - 1/23/14 at 8:30am
post #3521 of 10930
Quote:
Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

Scan is indeed fast (surprising). I think the software is still trying to read files other than music files though.
Upon further testing (I use 2 microSD 64GB Sandisk cards -- work perfectly on the AK100 MK2 btw...) the library "hangs" on the microSD card containing MP3s. Primary card contains only FLAC files, something like 2400 files. Then the player "switches" to the Second slot checking for the library and it hangs at 6xxx. So I switched cards, the one that does contain MP3s to the first slot (SD1). This time it reached 42xx and it hanged. So it's definitely the contents of that microSD card... but I'm not sure exactly. If I'm bored enough tonight, I'll do some troubleshooting and maybe get to the bottom of this. I'm going to be looking for:

1) File Types
2) Long-ass file names
3) Special characters
4) Weird Spacing
5) Tags

I'm only having the player for a few days more so I'll see... I'll definitely wont commit to buying an X5 in the future yet... for now, the AK100 MK2 still holds first place just because I just load the cards, scan library with no problems and play all in shuffle... (I'm a simple guy! lol)

How is the SQ compared to AK100mk2?
post #3522 of 10930
Quote:
Originally Posted by Levanter View Post


How is the SQ compared to AK100mk2?

 

Interesting to say the least.

I find the AK100mk2 less energetic, even "muted" especially in the upper-mids/highs directly compared to the X5. "Soft" is a word I'm not afraid to use to describe it as a whole. I also find sub-bass performance to be lacking on the mk2 while the X5 is ready to "bring it"! Sound stage appears to be a bit wider as well. Bear in mind this was testing with 3 headphones: Alpha Dogs, Beyer T5ps and Perfect Sound Dido D901s. The only pairing I liked more with the MK2 than the X5 was with the Beyer T5p's. But definitely prefer the warm tilt of the X5 in the bass through mids than the "softness" overall of the MK2.


Edited by gelocks - 1/23/14 at 11:28am
post #3523 of 10930

So has anyone tried out the USB DAC function that the X5 has? Is it possible to use it in a similar manner to something like the Fiio E17 where you can use it as a USB Amp/DAC or does it only do line out in USB mode.

post #3524 of 10930
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rinx7 View Post
 

So has anyone tried out the USB DAC function that the X5 has? Is it possible to use it in a similar manner to something like the Fiio E17 where you can use it as a USB Amp/DAC or does it only do line out in USB mode.

The X5 works great as a USB DAC/amp. No problem at all.

post #3525 of 10930

So it does still amp headphones while it is plugged in via USB? THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING, now I don't just want this thing, I need it.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › Fiio X5 Thread - info updated on Jan 17th 2014