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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

I would. I will go as far to say I won't miss a thing on DX50. Well, maybe the user replaceable battery but that's not that high on my list of must-have.

That is because you are craving the X5 sonic features however not everyone is and they'll prefer the DX50. That's the beauty of choices and preferences. Each player has their pros and cons, the X5 is no different but I am happy for you liking the X5. As far as user interface, being a touch based guy, I find the DX50 faster to handle and easier to browse. Like you the battery hasn't been something that I paid a lot of attention however one good thing is you'll never have to open up the Player to replace the battery like you would have to do for the X5 with the dire possibility that you'll damage the player. Let's hope it's a reliable battery. wink.gif
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As far as bad battery goes, I only have that experience with iBasso actually. My iBasso T5 battery ballooned up in less than 6 months of use. There are other who have problem with T5's battery as well. I believe I have read a few bad battery report on DX50 too, Well, I don't recall that problem with X3 at least. I am not too worry about battery replacement myself as it is just like smartphone - as much as I love mine, I reckon I will be using something newer by the time the battery is gone. Touch screen is nice but the one on DX50 is only okay as far as touch screen goes. I will rather have buttons over 'only okay' touch screen myself (and thankfully iBasso keeps them on DX50). However, I do want to say that the scroll wheel on X5 does 'react' a bit too fast. I would recommend FiiO to slow the spinning action down by just a few of microseconds in firmware.

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Just curious, I plan on getting an X5 for gym use, can anyone recommend a good pair of IEM's to go with them that would also be durable enough for gym use? Thanks

post #3934 of 11305
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post
 

Just curious, I plan on getting an X5 for gym use, can anyone recommend a good pair of IEM's to go with them that would also be durable enough for gym use? Thanks

 

I use my MEE M9P with a smartphone. It's survived my acidic sweat while jogging 5km twice monthly (how acidic is my body? I can get gout just drinking two bottles of orange juice), but of course I wipe it down afterwards.

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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

I use my MEE M9P with a smartphone. It's survived my acidic sweat while jogging 5km twice monthly (how acidic is my body? I can get gout just drinking two bottles of orange juice), but of course I wipe it down afterwards.
5km twice monthly is not enough. Twice weekly would be better. Or 10k once weekly.
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


5km twice monthly is not enough. Twice weekly would be better. Or 10k once weekly.

 

Yep but I don't have the time to do that over here, as I only do it in campus when I don't have any work to do. I can't do that near my house as this part of the city has small streets and idiots conveniently forgot to put sidewalks, probably thinking that only the occasional delivery vehicles would use these streets when they built them fifty years ago. Worse, some areas feel a little...well..."stabby." As in I drive out to work at 5:30AM and there's still a squad car parked outside my house. My neighbors are cool but the problem is lots of people get into the area - it's not like those gated communities sprawling several square kilometers and you can't get in if your car has no sticker, or without leaving your license with the guard.

 

On the upside, at least the cops aren't afraid of coming here, unlike when I watch US crime dramas where Afro-Americans and Latinos complain the cops don't give enough of a damn to risk getting shot just patrolling there while they conveniently solve the murder of some white girl from Park Avenue within days. (yup, too much Law and Order for me)

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Can anybody make a comparison between x5, dx100 and ihifi 960?

Thanks in advance smily_headphones1.gif
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I use Shure SE-535's with my X3 in the gym and they work well. The important issue is no micro-phonics with the cords. My Etymotics just thump thump thump on a treadmill, the Shures do not. Can't wait to try them with the X5....

post #3939 of 11305
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Originally Posted by aangen View Post
 

I use Shure SE-535's with my X3 in the gym and they work well. The important issue is no micro-phonics with the cords. My Etymotics just thump thump thump on a treadmill, the Shures do not. Can't wait to try them with the X5....

Thanks, the SE-535 is actually my top option right now, I like the idea also that the cord is detachable. I've been through a lot of gym earphones over the years and the part that always fails, without fail, is the cord. Nice to know if I pick up an expensive pair of IEM's that they won't just go to waste due to a bad cord.  Hope to hear your impressions of them with the X5 whenever it's released...

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I just actually bought my first replacement cord for them and the price was decent and they shipped it fast. I like the new cord. They make it easy to find the more expensive iPod cord but I found the regular cord and it works great. I love my 535's so much! I wish my CIEM's could beat them. Sigh.

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Yeah, I see FIIO also offers a cord for the SE-535's, anyone have any info. on that, if it improves the sound noticeably, don't see a cost listed either.

post #3942 of 11305
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post
 

Yeah, I see FIIO also offers a cord for the SE-535's, anyone have any info. on that, if it improves the sound noticeably, don't see a cost listed either.


If it's Fiio, then it'll be very expensive! :wink_face:

post #3943 of 11305
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Originally Posted by aangen View Post
 

I love my 535's so much! I wish my CIEM's could beat them. Sigh.

 

Hmmm,  are you 'Shure' (get it?) hasn't already done that for you with the 846?

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The 535's aren't cheap. I have been so pleased with them for so long. But this dumb wallet-killing site has all these people who say "Only CIEM's are worthwhile". So I dropped a bunch of money on the CIEM's and I like the fit, but I don't think they are that much better than the Shure Olives at sealing. And yeah, the ones I chose resolve a tad better than the 535's but given the choice I prefer the Shures. If I could test the 846's I might pick some up. Money in the pocket isn't nearly as rewarding as great sound. (But that lead me down the CIEM path, duh!)

post #3945 of 11305
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post
 

Just curious, I plan on getting an X5 for gym use, can anyone recommend a good pair of IEM's to go with them that would also be durable enough for gym use? Thanks


Glad you asked, to me it has been one of the most difficult things to get right, that is because of motion, sweat, etc.. All the IEMs I used failed, either the plug or one side of the earphones broke rendering them useless. You need something that is well built cable wise and that you could possibly exchange the cable if it goes wrong. Having said that, my best pair at an affordable price is the SHURE SE215, roughly about a 100 us dollars. The cables are built like a tank, I'd be very surprise you will break them but what's nice is if you do, you can buy a cable and you will be back in business. They offer couple of models; the standard one and the bass tune one. I actually got both and depending on the source I switch. I tried it with the X5 and because the player is iems friendly, I had not issues with both models. I have also the SE535 which are more expensive but they pair quite well with the X5, it my best IEM pairing. I am reluctant to bring them to the gym because of the costs, I don't mind as much with the cheaper, it is in the gym and it is rather noisy so I feel I would not beneficiate that much with a better pair. I have to say this but I never had any hissing issues with my SE535 which with other players I had, that is quite a statement in terms of how clean the HO is.


Edited by musicheaven - 1/30/14 at 3:46pm
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