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post #5431 of 12564
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

 

Looks awesome together but I've got a question for anyone who may have tried this combo, what does the E12 buy you that the X5 doesn't already deliver?

Driving Power

 

Matching Looks when using that combo rig

 

Analog Potentiometer

 

Analog Bass Boost

 

And maybe even a bit more of a refined sound in the E12. I have the E12, but haven't done a formal comparison yet between the two

 

So the points I can mainly think of would be that the E12 is an amp for those that want to driver bigger cans with the X5 and wish to stick with FiiO. And or want the slight sonic changes the E12 offers. 

post #5432 of 12564
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

 

Looks awesome together but I've got a question for anyone who may have tried this combo, what does the E12 buy you that the X5 doesn't already deliver?


AnakChan

 

I use E12DIY for driving Mad Dog, senn HD560  and it can drive up to HD800

I think it is the same for your AlphaDog in which they perform better with more power

 

The E12DIY allows you to roll opamp as well....

For iem, you probably dont need to add an amp but it does sound good when you do...

post #5433 of 12564
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

Driving Power

 

Matching Looks when using that combo rig

 

Analog Potentiometer

 

Analog Bass Boost

 

And maybe even a bit more of a refined sound in the E12. I have the E12, but haven't done a formal comparison yet between the two

 

So the points I can mainly think of would be that the E12 is an amp for those that want to driver bigger cans with the X5 and wish to stick with FiiO. And or want the slight sonic changes the E12 offers. 

 

Cheers. I'm surprised about driving power 'cos I thought the X5 had enough oomph. I was driving my ADs off the X5 directly (sorry, don't own a HD7/800 to test).

 

Would be interested in hearing your findings about the prospective refined sound. 

post #5434 of 12564

Wow, this player can also function as a stand-alone DAC too?  I was looking for such a feature on a DAP.  I can't wait til Amazon start carrying it.

post #5435 of 12564
Yup, it seems like an incredible value for $350. Technology these days just seems to keep getting better and more affordable....
post #5436 of 12564
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Wow, this player can also function as a stand-alone DAC too?  I was looking for such a feature on a DAP.  I can't wait til Amazon start carrying it.

 

As well as USB DAC connected to your laptop or PC/Mac.

post #5437 of 12564
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Wow, this player can also function as a stand-alone DAC too?  I was looking for such a feature on a DAP.  I can't wait til Amazon start carrying it.

Ya I liked this feature.

 

Biggest Con for this device I think is size and shape of it.  It's on the big side.  Not like a Lamborghini, not a panty dropper for sure but SQ is more important :)

post #5438 of 12564
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Originally Posted by Shenook View Post
 

Ya I liked this feature.

 

Biggest Con for this device I think is size and shape of it.  It's on the big side.  Not like a Lamborghini, not a panty dropper for sure but SQ is more important :)


I would agree, it is on a bigger side, but manageable.  The only problem, I'm still looking for a good storage case for it.  Need something to fit 5" x 3" size (index card size), and typical case/box for index cards are either too deep or made out of flimsy plastic.  Typical headphones or small electronics zip up cases don't go beyond 4.5" in length.  Has anybody found a good storage case solution for X5?

post #5439 of 12564

Can anyone tell me which charge adapter suit with X5. I've got a SamSung with 5v - 2A. I afraid 2A is too high for X5 

post #5440 of 12564
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Originally Posted by viet1357911 View Post
 

Can anyone tell me which charge adapter suit with X5. I've got a SamSung with 5v - 2A. I afraid 2A is too high for X5 

I believe the 2A is the recommended for X5 for high power charging

post #5441 of 12564
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

I believe the 2A is the recommended for X5 for high power charging

 

Thx U very much :3

post #5442 of 12564

Are the Ebay sellers from China that have these available legitimate? These aren't knock-off units, are they?

post #5443 of 12564
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Originally Posted by y2jdmbfan View Post
 

Are the Ebay sellers from China that have these available legitimate? These aren't knock-off units, are they?

If you have to ask, you shouldn't buy.

 

Wait the extra few weeks for your local/regional authorized dealer to get them in stock. Check o n FiiO's site for a list of authorized dealers

post #5444 of 12564
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Originally Posted by viet1357911 View Post
 

Can anyone tell me which charge adapter suit with X5. I've got a SamSung with 5v - 2A. I afraid 2A is too high for X5 

In theory, the device only draws as much as it can use. The adapter supplies *up to* 2A depending on how much your device draws. The important thing is that the adapter can supply more than the device draws rather than the other way around. So 2A can't be too high....but check with someone who knows more than me! 

post #5445 of 12564

Hi!, i own the Fiio X3 DAP, i use it with Shure SE215 IEM's and with the NAD Viso HP50 over-ears. I wonder if the X5 is much better in sound, and what would be those differences? I'm happy with the X3 sound (and don´t have much problems with interface and other features) but i´m really curious if the improvements in sound are important enough to do an upgrade. Maybe there´s someone that own both...

 

Thanks for the support!

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