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Sounds like you may have the ADD smily_headphones1.gif

You might be right LOL
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If anyone is interested - Nintendo 3DSXL cases fit like this...


Got another new (old) toy for when HDDs can be used OTG - A Samsung S1 Mini 1.8" external HDD - 200gb in a tiny little package (that will fit in this case) smily_headphones1.gif

Can someone who has the HS7 case also post a fit picture?
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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.

 

How I wish that's the case. Sadly I'm not the type of person who makes that kind of mistake without noticing it immediately. Like when you think you're on the 'System settings' while you're actually in the 'Play settings' and still insisting that you're on 'System settings' for a very long time. Even if I did made that kind of mistake I would instantly check if I'm into something wrong and of course I did check immediately if I'm using LO and not HO. I would not post it here if I'm not certain about it.


Reposting my shocking experience:

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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We would like to conduct a survey on the earphone usage patterns of users of the X5 to see what kind of earphones people pair with the X5 most often.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/717243/what-do-you-drive-with-the-x5-poll

Thank you for your participation!
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Question about x5 + amp combos: does the E12 perform any better than the E11 (I have an E11) in terms of hiss when used to drive IEMs? I am using my X5 with an E11 to drive my StageDiver 3s sometimes, but I find the E11 adds significant hiss, and I'd like to avoid that. Does the E12 perform better? Suggestions?

PS: I also have an ALO National which does not introduce any hiss, but neither does it offer significant bass boost, which is what I'm looking for, for certain music genres.
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Originally Posted by autoexec View Post

How I wish that's the case. Sadly I'm not the type of person who makes that kind of mistake without noticing it immediately. Like when you think you're on the 'System settings' while you're actually in the 'Play settings' and still insisting that you're on 'System settings' for a very long time. Even if I did made that kind of mistake I would instantly check if I'm into something wrong and of course I did check immediately if I'm using LO and not HO. I would not post it here if I'm not certain about it.


Reposting my shocking experience:
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.

The DAC is connected directly to the line out, with no amp section in between. That the line out volume could be controlled by accident is not contradictory with this.
Edited by Joe Bloggs - 5/4/14 at 7:27am
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Im wondering since i really dont have anymore time to go to stores to audition amps and since almost all ppl here are pleased with x5+e12 combo how will it compare with x5+e18? or shall i save more and go for tube amps?

 

most of the time i use X5 as my dac and runs the q701 but when im outside it runs ie8.

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Here is the HS7 case, sorry about the player, it's obviously not the X5 biggrin.gif




Thanks to Joe and James. smily_headphones1.gif
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Thanks Musicheaven, think I'll pick up an HS7 one day this week smily_headphones1.gif

Quick question, which I cannot find an answer to, what is the maximum bitrate that this player accepts for MP3 (free format [between 320 and 640kbps], via dbpoweramp)? - 320kbps, or higher?

Thanks

[Edit: - For those that have had this player for longer than me, is there a codec that is implemented better than the rest (.OGG sounds richer than .FLAC or something like that) or are all codecs pretty much the same??]
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Thanks Musicheaven, think I'll pick up an HS7 one day this week smily_headphones1.gif

Quick question, which I cannot find an answer to, what is the maximum bitrate that this player accepts for MP3 (free format [between 320 and 640kbps], via dbpoweramp)? - 320kbps, or higher?

Thanks

[Edit: - For those that have had this player for longer than me, is there a codec that is implemented better than the rest (.OGG sounds richer than .FLAC or something like that) or are all codecs pretty much the same??]

Mp3 is where's it at with the X5 as far as I can tell smily_headphones1.gif
http://www.head-fi.org/t/661411/fiio-x5-thread-info-updated-on-jan-17th-2014/7890#post_10498071

Ogg Vorbis used to be the X series' Achilles' heel. It's fixed now but there's nothing outstanding about either the format's own high bitrate performance or X5's decoding of it.

but I don't know about the answer to the freeformat question either. Maybe a quick test would let you answer it for us? biggrin.gif
Edited by Joe Bloggs - 5/4/14 at 8:26am
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Okay Joe, fair point wink.gif

I'll rip an album at 640kps mp3 and see what happens smily_headphones1.gif
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Does MP3 even go to 640kbps? Fairly sure it is limited to 320k but Ogg does go higher.
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If you are using the line out the battery will last much longer (2x?) given the X5 isn't using the amp section. I do find that once the battery shows 2 bars it's a crap shoot on the remaining time.


You are correct.........The short end off a crap shoot.  Thanks for confirming what I believed about the battery fuel gauge.

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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

Here is the HS7 case, sorry about the player, it's obviously not the X5 biggrin.gif




Thanks to Joe and James. smily_headphones1.gif


Sir,  Don't apologize, just remove the competitive unit before you thank Joe and James.

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Doesn't the x5 come with an adaptor that handles a standard USB?

 

I'm sure it does. What I was referring to though was the kits that'll let you use a msata drive in an USB enclosure. Can't remember what brand they are, but there are some for sale on amazon, and I've read some decent reviews. Should be a great way to do OTG.

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