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post #6001 of 12025
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Originally Posted by y2jdmbfan View Post
 

Pretty sure th

 

I'm pretty sure they must all be spoken for, as you can no longer order them...

Ooo. Well sorry for getting anyone's hopes up.

post #6002 of 12025
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Originally Posted by ptravel View Post
 

For what it's worth, I'm not convinced that a Class 10 card is necessary for an X5.  First of all, the X5 reads from the card -- it only writes if you are transferring music to the X5 via the USB port on the X5, and that's not the fastest way to do it.  Class 10 is needed for low-compression video codecs and other very high data speed transfer applications.  The data stream for music, even compressed by a lossless codec or uncompressed, is much, much less than video and doesn't require video speeds.  If my "cheapie" 128 Gb cards don't work out (and it's beginning to look like they won't), I'll probably buy a couple of Class 10 64-Gb cards for interim use, but once Sandisk has 128 Gb cards available, I'll use the smaller cards in my Canon 60D, which records video and bursts of 18-Mb stills, and for which a Class 10 card makes sense.

 

I posted this quite a few times, but here it is again:

 

First of, let notes that SD's 'class' is determined by its lowest speed, either writing or reading. So a SD card with Class 4 writing speed and Class 6 reading speed will still call a Class 4. For the same reason, a SD card with Class 6 writing speed and Class 4 reading speed is still a Class 4. In general, reading speed is almost always faster than writing speed, so a Class 4 card usually has a Class 4 writing speed but a higher (ofter Class 6~7) reading speed. In X5, we only care about the reading speed since that's going to affect playback (where the CPU is reading from the SD). The problem is, since SD card only show the lowest speed (which is usually the writing speed), we won't know if we have enough reading speed or not.

 

If you only listen to 16bit 48kHz (16/48) encoded music, a Class 2 card will be enough. But if you listen to 24bit 192kHz (24/192) encoded compressed music (i.e. 24 bit FLAC) , the minimum reading speed required is usually around Class 6. For uncompressed wave, you will need as much as a Class 9 - so just to be safe, anytime you want to playback 24/192 music, a Class 10 card is a safer bet. You might or might not get away with a Class 4 card, depends on the reading speed that you won't know until you have the card and able to test out the actual reading speed with H2Testw.

post #6003 of 12025
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Originally Posted by krayziehustler View Post

NTFS should work on the X5.

FAT32 works on just about every single device. Even my J3 and previous Cowon MP3 players that say 32GB SD MAX all recognize and use my FAT32 128GB microsd.

You may however need a separate program to format to FAT32.

Go here and download the format tool. This is the official SD organization and their official app to format.

https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4

That's right. Always use the official SDFormatter to format your SD Cards.

The reason the listing/packaging on some SDXC card says "reformat into file system other than exFAT may cause instability" is some formatting utilities reformat the entire memory on the SD card. All SD cards come with a protected area which contain the SD standard's security function. Formatting this area will result in problems with your card (I've never tried formatting this area, so I can't tell you if it's possible to recover from any problems). The SDFormatter doesn't touch the protected area when performing reformats.

Just thought I'd clarify this issue, as I believe many of us here will be reformatting our cards. Better safe than sorry, right?
post #6004 of 12025

I picked up my X5 from the Headphone Bar in Vancouver on April 2nd (A very good shop to deal with).  It arrived with firmware 1.20 installed.  I am very impressed with the build quality and the sound quality.  I took the 64 GB Adata micro sd card from my rockboxed Sansa Clip Zip and plugged it into the X5.  The X5 took only a few moments to read the card and update the media library.  I bought another 64 GB Adata card today.  I formatted the sd cards to Fat32 on my Linux machine using GParted and it works fine for this purpose.

 

Some quibbles with the X5.  There is an occasional click or pop sound when I start a track.  The gapless playback is not perfect and album art does not display unless it is an album I purchased from HDTracks and even then it does not always display  The scroll wheel sometimes doesn't notice inputs.  The user manual is a bit of a joke - I looked in vain for definitions/meanings  for the menu icons before I started playing.

 

The coax out sounds excellent feeding the DAC to my stereo system.  So far I'm happy with the purchase.  The potential is awesome and the manufacturer seems keen on making software improvements.  Also it caused me to join this forum today!

 

Has anyone installed beta firmware 1.21; if so feedback?

post #6005 of 12025

My X5 's here :etysmile::etysmile::etysmile::etysmile: 

Sound really good. It's crisp and clear, very good detail with dark background and no harsh treble

And this black silicone case is soooo beautifulll maybe i dun need leather case anymore :D

post #6006 of 12025
+1, I too pre-ordered with B&H a month age, and called inquired my order. They do not know when they will receive the shipment. The answer was we will ship your item when we get it. personally, this will be my last transection with B&H. I would not recommend B&H unless you don't might to wait and wait and wait..... while you can order else where and get it in a few days.
post #6007 of 12025
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Originally Posted by Canaudio View Post
 

I picked up my X5 from the Headphone Bar in Vancouver on April 2nd (A very good shop to deal with).  It arrived with firmware 1.20 installed.  I am very impressed with the build quality and the sound quality.  I took the 64 GB Adata micro sd card from my rockboxed Sansa Clip Zip and plugged it into the X5.  The X5 took only a few moments to read the card and update the media library.  I bought another 64 GB Adata card today.  I formatted the sd cards to Fat32 on my Linux machine using GParted and it works fine for this purpose.

 

Some quibbles with the X5.  There is an occasional click or pop sound when I start a track.  The gapless playback is not perfect and album art does not display unless it is an album I purchased from HDTracks and even then it does not always display  The scroll wheel sometimes doesn't notice inputs.  The user manual is a bit of a joke - I looked in vain for definitions/meanings  for the menu icons before I started playing.

 

The coax out sounds excellent feeding the DAC to my stereo system.  So far I'm happy with the purchase.  The potential is awesome and the manufacturer seems keen on making software improvements.  Also it caused me to join this forum today!

 

Has anyone installed beta firmware 1.21; if so feedback?

 

You need to tag your music the right way for the album art to show, mainly make sure it isn't too big (500x500 is usually good) and keep it in .jpg, or you can put a 500x500 jpg file in the file folder.

 

click and pop between music is an indication that the bitrate might be different between them and there is an switching inside the DAC that cause the noise. If you are referring to the first click when the first song starts, it could be the relay that is designed to protect your headphone from voltage spike during startup.

post #6008 of 12025
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

 

You need to tag your music the right way for the album art to show, mainly make sure it isn't too big (500x500 is usually good) and keep it in .jpg, or you can put a 500x500 jpg file in the file folder.

 

click and pop between music is an indication that the bitrate might be different between them and there is an switching inside the DAC that cause the noise. If you are referring to the first click when the first song starts, it could be the relay that is designed to protect your headphone from voltage spike during startup.

I don't have any problem with album art. X5 screen is good best DAP ever :beyersmile:

post #6009 of 12025
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Originally Posted by Vcheng View Post

+1, I too pre-ordered with B&H a month age, and called inquired my order. They do not know when they will receive the shipment. The answer was we will ship your item when we get it. personally, this will be my last transection with B&H. I would not recommend B&H unless you don't might to wait and wait and wait..... while you can order else where and get it in a few days.

LOL none of the retailers knew when they'd get their stock. FiiO has been shipping out as devices roll off the production line. They couldn't possibly have shipped all orders at once to everyone without delaying another month.
post #6010 of 12025
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Originally Posted by viet1357911 View Post

My X5 's here etysmile.gifetysmile.gifetysmile.gifetysmile.gif  
Sound really good. It's crisp and clear, very good detail with dark background and no harsh treble
And this black silicone case is soooo beautifulll maybe i dun need leather case anymore biggrin.gif


Damn. Now I'm envious. 3kshop just says coming soon ... Maybe early next week. So I guess I'll remain envious for a few more days.
Looking forward to any impressions you may have.
Enjoy!
post #6011 of 12025
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Originally Posted by monkeybone View Post


Damn. Now I'm envious. 3kshop just says coming soon ... Maybe early next week. So I guess I'll remain envious for a few more days.
Looking forward to any impressions you may have.
Enjoy!

Ya i can confirm all good thing ppl told about X5 in their review 's TRUE. It bring good detail and enough bass for my taste. UI is good and really easy to make used to. EQ's not good. It reduce volume but i dont use EQ so it's ok.

post #6012 of 12025
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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post


LOL none of the retailers knew when they'd get their stock. FiiO has been shipping out as devices roll off the production line. They couldn't possibly have shipped all orders at once to everyone without delaying another month.

 

we are working hard to produce more X5 till the end of this month, and the next batch will be coming in May too. 

post #6013 of 12025
In Foobar2000 an .ISO file automatically extracts into separate tracks. Will the X5 be able to do the same or do I need to convert the .ISO into .DSF? If so, what would be a simple converting tool?
post #6014 of 12025
@James / Joe - I think my question got lost, so maybe a I'll repeat.

Do you have plans to add a manual bass adjustment? Something like Rockbox did - 10band EQ + manual bass adjustment with nice sub / mid bass enhancement.
Although I have the E11, I don't like it bass boost - it crawls to strong into the mids.
post #6015 of 12025
Bass boost on the E12 actually sounds pretty natural to me, I normally avoid bass boost because it always seems to just make the bass bloated and boomy sounding, but the E12 makes it more pronounced but still keeps it clean.
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