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Don't know if this has been mentioned but upon closer inspection of the HS6 stacking kit it certainly looks like you could use it with 3rd party amps that are of similar size to the rubber band mounting section of the plastic frame. I for one am glad it's plastic as metal on metal would lead to unnecessary scratching. I suppose the plastic one could too depending on the quality of the finish on the X5. 

 

Still waiting for my Fiio goodies - hopefully next week.

 

Cheers.

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I have to say, mp3 files sound SO good, awesome job Fiio.

(Not trying to start a debate, just saying I'm surprised how good mp3s sound now)

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Have you tried it with hi-res files though, sounds like a player worth at least twice its price.
post #8509 of 12563

You guys all making me jealous here :(. I miss that player.

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Nice pic! Love your comment about the camera gear.  Picked up a Canon G1X Mk II yesterday and the X5 today. Broke for a while but loving it!

 

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Post #100. Celebration pic!
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Sorry, just had to share the love. biggrin.gif
Head fi gear is destroying my camera gear budget.

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I loved the SRH-840 until my head band broke. Great cans. RIP (Click to show)


I can tell you that the X5 really does shine with more advanced headphones and allows you to hear, very clearly, the different sound signatures of each headphone. That's what I love about the X5.

I'm sure Travis at HeadphoneBar would be more than happy to let you spend as long as you want testing different headphones. It really is the best idea for you to take you own source with with you.


Damn, what happened to them? Mine seem extremely sturdy and well built. I do pretty much everything with them. I even fall asleep with them and besides some wear on the head band, they are holding up great :) I really love them, and they sound great with the X5, too...

 

But yah, I will probably take the X5 with me to the Headphone Bar and try out some headphones.

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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post

I loved the SRH-840 until my head band broke. Great cans.
RIP (Click to show)


I can tell you that the X5 really does shine with more advanced headphones and allows you to hear, very clearly, the different sound signatures of each headphone. That's what I love about the X5.

I'm sure Travis at HeadphoneBar would be more than happy to let you spend as long as you want testing different headphones. It really is the best idea for you to take you own source with with you.


Funny thing I was just at Headphone Bar today in Vancouver to spend more audition time with the Fiio X5 vs my previously bought E18. This time I didn't noticed as much of a difference compared to last time. Not sure why. The soundstage seemed a lot larger the first time I compared. So not feeling as bad now with the E18 purchase. However by surprise I also audition the Senn HD650 vs my NAD viso HP50 on the JDS C5D and was pleasantly surprised that the sound from this external DAC/AMP actually sounded better in every category to me vs X5? Can this really be true? Curious if anyone else has compared Fiio X5 vs JDS C5D and can share their comments and opinion. Thanks!
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Damn, what happened to them? Mine seem extremely sturdy and well built. I do pretty much everything with them. I even fall asleep with them and besides some wear on the head band, they are holding up great smily_headphones1.gif I really love them, and they sound great with the X5, too...

But yah, I will probably take the X5 with me to the Headphone Bar and try out some headphones.

Well, my head is pretty big (look at the size of that thing biggrin.gif). I also have large ears. The clamp of the 840's was a bit too much so it tried to bend them out a bit and SNAP! The plastic sandwich holding the cups to the headband broke eek.gif so for a while it looked like I had a headband amputee with one cup attached. It was sad as I tried listening while holding the left cup with my hand. I really did like the sound. I finally gave up on them and took the rest of the headband apart to see how it was put together. OCD.

That pretty much is what sent me on an out of control obsession with better sound and build quality, and each time I upgraded the headphone I felt I needed to upgrade the source or amp, and on and on.

Sorry for derailing the thread. Back to the X5.

Edit: I'm 6'3" tall so no, I don't look like a lollipop.
Edited by x RELIC x - 5/3/14 at 10:46pm
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I find Amazon.ca is over-priced on almost all memory cards. You can usually find better deals at ncix or memory express. (Couldn't even find a listing on amazon.ca for the 128gb card)
I was interested in seeing how those usb - msata adapters would work. I've seen 256gb models listed for around $160 usd. Seems like a cost efficient and portable way to go. Also tiger direct as a good deal on full size 256gb cards (PNY) if a person wanted to use an adapter.
Unfortunately it doesn't seem like Fiio will be able to offer otg support for the X3, so its kinda moot for me

Doesn't the x5 come with an adaptor that handles a standard USB?
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My X5 did somewhat shocking. Here it is.... I was able to control volume via LO. It happened when I was constantly switching HO/LO and it's like a software bug of the jack detection. Now what I'm curious about is how on earth I was able to control the volume via LO? From what I know, the responsible for the volume is the internal amp. Now I'm having doubts if it's really a pure signal from the DAC or just the software adjusting to the specified volume but still coming from the internal amp. Can someone enlighten me how did I able to control the volume via LO? I love the sound and all guys but it's just frustrating that this happened. maybe @JamesFiiO or @Joe Bloggs can comment about this? However, I cannot re-create what happened. No matter how many times I switch from HO to LO, adjusting the volume doesn't affect LO anymore, it's like a one time bug. But it happened. So I want to know what happened there. Thanks.


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My X5 did somewhat shocking. Here it is.... I was able to control volume via LO. It happened when I was constantly switching HO/LO and it's like a software bug of the jack detection. Now what I'm curious about is how on earth I was able to control the volume via LO? From what I know, the responsible for the volume is the internal amp. Now I'm having doubts if it's really a pure signal from the DAC or just the software adjusting to the specified volume but still coming from the internal amp. Can someone enlighten me how did I able to control the volume via LO? I love the sound and all guys but it's just frustrating that this happened. maybe @JamesFiiO or @Joe Bloggs can comment about this? However, I cannot re-create what happened. No matter how many times I switch from HO to LO, adjusting the volume doesn't affect LO anymore, it's like a one time bug. But it happened. So I want to know what happened there. Thanks.


 



Perhaps it was plugged into the HPO but you thought it was the LO? That would probably be the most likely explanation I would think.
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Can I ask a stupid question - the battery meter just isn't changing at all (full), and I've been using this for most of the day... Is it suddenly going to drop like a stone, down to flat? (I think I saw someone mention this) or, is FW2.0 just much better on battery life than reported?

Don't want to get caught short without the music that i'm getting oh so addicted to smily_headphones1.gif

I have found that my battery meter drops when being used, but when the low battery warning comes on I have about 15 minutes then the X5 turns off.

I can't be sure but I don't think I'm getting 12 hours from the X5, it maybe because using the display to look for my next tune.

I think it would be much better to have a percentage meter rather than bars.
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I have found that my battery meter drops when being used, but when the low battery warning comes on I have about 15 minutes then the X5 turns off.



I can't be sure but I don't think I'm getting 12 hours from the X5, it maybe because using the display to look for my next tune.



I think it would be much better to have a percentage meter rather than bars.

 



I actually feel like I am getting more than 12 as I hardly even charge it. In fact I haven't charged it since updating to 2.0 last week and I must've listened to at least 15 albums or so in that time. But, different than you, I don't really have the screen on at all, I just use it to pick an album and then hit the top right button to put the screen to sleep, might be a good way to extend battery life.
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I have found that my battery meter drops when being used, but when the low battery warning comes on I have about 15 minutes then the X5 turns off.



I can't be sure but I don't think I'm getting 12 hours from the X5, it maybe because using the display to look for my next tune.



I think it would be much better to have a percentage meter rather than bars.

 



I actually feel like I am getting more than 12 as I hardly even charge it. In fact I haven't charged it since updating to 2.0 last week and I must've listened to at least 15 albums or so in that time. But, different than you, I don't really have the screen on at all, I just use it to pick an album and then hit the top right button to put the screen to sleep, might be a good way to extend battery life.

It must be me looking at the screen, it would be nice if I could make a playlist then leave it alone.
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Sounds like you may have the ADD smily_headphones1.gif
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