I got my X5 today, yay~~~
The build is excellent, except... I do worry about the lifetime of the wheel... it looks and feel better than previous version, but it still feel kinda loose.
The UI and buttoms... hm... u need a while to get used to it, but it's not that bad. The OS response time is acceptable, but I expected faster. Let's just say we are all spoiled by touchscreen now.
with fw 1.20, I also have the 2 secs delay problem during playback, occasionally. It does feels bad when the beginning of the song is skipped, this is a MUST FIX problem in future fw!!!
The delay problem seems to be more obvious for MP3 files. FLAC files response better. I also have APE Images, X5 take about 2 secs to read the track before playback. I'm not sure if this is normal, my last player was Cowon D2, so I cannot compare. But of coz I expect faster response. (my microSD is SanDisk 64GB Class 10)
For sound quality, however, X5 alone couldn't satisfy my ears. This is a huge disappoint. And I blame e17.
However, after connecting my e17, the sound quality is amazingly boosted! Now we are talking.
I'm not an expert in reviewing with technical terms... so the music sounds to be more wide with more detail.
Despite of those little problems, X5 is the best player I got so far, in sound quality.
BTW, if u want to prepare a microSD in advance, remember to format it in FAT32 format, some cards come with exFAT which X5 do not support, like my SanDisk.
Edited by issachar1943 - 4/5/14 at 9:47am