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post #10021 of 19481
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Originally Posted by subver View Post
 

Hmm interesting. I do have the auto-play on (if by that you mean it starts playing where it left off) - but I still have the auto-shutoff set for 8mins, so no matter what it should never be left on for 8 mins, right? Maybe there is a bug where I am somehow not allowing the auto-shutoff to turn the x5 off, and the auto-play is just running it all night long? I would guess it's either that or something weird with the battery itself, but this only happened twice I think.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Flomet View Post


I don't find that the X5 goes to normal mode when disconnecting the power supply as my unit is turned off before charging. When I disconnect the power supply my unit has to be turned on

I can understand this behaviour if the charging is started while the X5 is switched on and playing.

 

after extensive testing it seems that you are correct, if the player was off before charging, it shouldn't do this.

 

my guess is a broken battery. contact support@fiio.net :)

post #10022 of 19481
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Originally Posted by jeffhmason View Post

Sorry, I don't get it.  Was your comment aimed at me or Nexxt?
Probably you - and it was pretty good advice. Despite trying to help, it's not a good idea to be giving advice if you don't have direct experience or knowledge of the issues posted. All it does is confuse the guy asking the question - and can often lead to people making expensive purchases when they don't need to. Here's why your post wasn't a good one .....
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Originally Posted by jeffhmason View Post

Also are you sure (no pun intended) the X5 amp has enough power to drive your earbuds?  I don't use 'buds myself but from what I've read here, a lot of folks with earbuds use a separate amp to drive them.

The SE215 (in fact all of the Shure SE range - I've owned most of them), are very sensitive and ridiculously easy to drive. Adding an amp adds nothing but cost and bulk for no benefit. And if you think about it, he's been successfully driving them out of a Nano with no amp - so why on earth would the X5 need one?

Appreciate you trying to assist - but best bet is to read, learn, and most of all experience - then help when you are confident enough to do so.
post #10023 of 19481
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

Given the fact that you're very new to the forum, you should do a little reading before posting this kind of question. 

 

The X5 is a very strong player without much of coloration. Most IEMs will play very well with it, the 215 is no exception (I've got a pair myself). Granted the 215 certainly isn't very high on the IEM ladder like the X5 is on the DAP ladder. Better IEMs should improve your experience. Another serious possibility is that your ears aren't used to deciphering some of the micro details that the player is able to reproduce, especially if you're used to an ipod nano.

 

Another thing to consider is your source files. If you're using low quality mp3 or aac files, then there's not much that better gear is going to do for you. Take these into consideration while you try to sort out your situation before dropping major $$$ on TOTL IEMs. 

Well Stated!  Roll Tide!

post #10024 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Nexxt View Post

Hello, I'm recently new to the forum. I have a Fiio X5 and Shure SE215 and listening to Electronic, Trance, Ambient... when I compare it with my previous iPod nano(1st generation) and creative EP-630 I am a little disappointed!

SE215 It's seem Mids lack details, Bass is artificial, high's had that cheap tin-can sound, noise isolation only not bad... but only Cheapest IEM I've seen with a removable cable, professional design and build quality and Fiio X5 sounds darker in tonality than my iPod Nano!!!

after an two hours or little more discomfort, pain, and loss of sensitivity, In your opinion, what is the problem? my earphone player or my ears or hearing?

I think if upgrade SE215 to SE846 or ...  problem solving or nothing?
The SE215 is a real change from most of Shure's SE line - in that it was tuned for more of a main stream consumer sound (more emphasis on bass & more V shaped). I note in your post that you were comparing directly with the EP-630, and I think that is your problem. You're probably not adjusted to the sound of the SE215 yet. Try listening to them for a few days (let your ears adjust) and then re-evaluate (don't listen to your old set-up during this period).

From what you've mentioned (tinny highs, isolation so-so) I doubt you are getting a good seal - so check that as well. The SE range are superb with isolation - so if for you they are only so-so, then you may need to play with tips until you get a very good seal. This will completely change the frequency response to what it should be. Your other comment on discomfort again shows you haven't spent much time with these - as;
  • Your ears have yet to adjust to the changed fit
  • You probably need to spend a lot of time playing with different size and style of tip for both comfort and isolation
Once you try the above tips, if things haven't improved, then it's time to sell the 215's and look for something else. The issue is not with the X5 - it might be at the 215's simply don't suit you.
post #10025 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post


Probably you - and it was pretty good advice. Despite trying to help, it's not a good idea to be giving advice if you don't have direct experience or knowledge of the issues posted. All it does is confuse the guy asking the question - and can often lead to people making expensive purchases when they don't need to. Here's why your post wasn't a good one .....
The SE215 (in fact all of the Shure SE range - I've owned most of them), are very sensitive and ridiculously easy to drive. Adding an amp adds nothing but cost and bulk for no benefit. And if you think about it, he's been successfully driving them out of a Nano with no amp - so why on earth would the X5 need one?

Appreciate you trying to assist - but best bet is to read, learn, and most of all experience - then help when you are confident enough to do so.

 

Ouch.  Uhmm, ok.  I'm sure BeBop Lives can answer for him or herself but I'm glad YOU'RE confident enough to respond for him/her. 

 

I in no way implied that Nexxt SHOULD buy and amp, I was just posing a question.  Point taken though, I'll keep my mouth shut unless I have direct knowledge of the gear being referenced. 

 

How is one to know that he was successfully driving his Shure's with his iPod?  All he mentioned is he didn't like the sound difference of the Nano and the X5 using the same earbuds.  There could be many reasons for this (as you've attempted to address for him now).  Perhaps instead of trashing my attempt to assist (despite saying "I appreciate your attempt to help"; I get a lecture on when I should try to help) you should stick to posts like your one above where you actually offer some advice to the poster, as I was trying to do.

 

P.S.  I don't need your help in advice on reading and learning; I can handle that on my own thank you.


Edited by jeffhmason - 5/30/14 at 3:56pm
post #10026 of 19481
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Originally Posted by jeffhmason View Post
 

 

Ouch.  Uhmm, ok.  I'm sure BeBop Lives can answer for him or herself but I'm glad YOU'RE confident enough to respond for him/her. 

 

I in no way implied that Nexxt SHOULD buy and amp, I was just posing a question.  Point taken though, I'll keep my mouth shut unless I have direct knowledge of the gear being referenced. 

 

How is one to know that he was successfully driving his Shure's with his iPod?  All he mentioned is he didn't like the sound difference of the Nano and the X5 using the same earbuds.  There could be many reasons for this (as you've attempted to address for him now).  Perhaps instead of trashing my attempt to assist (despite saying "I appreciate your attempt to help"; I get a lecture on when I should try to help) you should stick to posts like your one above where you actually offer some advice to the poster, as I was trying to do.

 

P.S.  I don't need your help in advice on reading and learning; I can handle that on my own thank you.

Wow - OK try reading my original response to you in a measured tone without any intentional sarcasm or anything else (ie take out the assumed tone you associated with it).  It wasn't a lecture - it was advice. Up to you how you take it.  Personally I couldn't really care either way.

 

As you're new to the forum - you should also know that it's pretty bad form giving advice based on what someone else has said - and taking it as gospel.  Currawong or Jude even had a thread about it a few years ago, asking for the practise to stop (sorry - can't seem to find it at the moment).  There is no substitute for direct experience.  And if you notice my later post to the OP - I did give advice based on my own experience.

 

Maybe you're having a bad day - but if you don't like my posts - add me to your personal block list.  I have a feeling we'd both be better off.  Have a nice day ;) 

 

BTW - I did see your original post (different from you latest edit) - you seem to be getting more emotional - why?

post #10027 of 19481

What happened to the tone in here? Summer's coming peeps!

 

It's like a good movie, walk into it cold and you'll think it's amazing. Read all the hype first and you develop expectations.

 

I say in time, new users will notice and appreciate the improved details in the X5, and true, it will be more evident with higher ohm hp's vs very easy to push ones.

+1 also to feeding good quality music. Using the X5 on compressed mp3's just amplifies the poor quality.

 

And yes, let him chime in and articulate any differences he is hearing.

 

Enjoy and be kind to each other :)

post #10028 of 19481
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Originally Posted by JoshuaA View Post

What happened to the tone in here? Summer's coming peeps!

It's like a good movie, walk into it cold and you'll think it's amazing. Read all the hype first and you develop expectations.

I say in time, new users will notice and appreciate the improved details in the X5, and true, it will be more evident with higher ohm hp's vs very easy to push ones.
+1 also to feeding good quality music. Using the X5 on compressed mp3's just amplifies the poor quality.

And yes, let him chime in and articulate any differences he is hearing.

Enjoy and be kind to each other smily_headphones1.gif

+1
post #10029 of 19481

+1 - I was really a doubter for the first couple of weeks comparing it to my iPod Classic 5G.  Now, I can't go back to the iPod.  I'm surprised as to how well the X5 drives the HD800 for very casual listening in my recliner (most of the time I end up napping :)

I am disappointed as to how it drives the Grado RS1i but it's a matter of synergy or lack there of.  Have a vModa XS coming in next week and hope it pairs well and might try the NAD Viso 50.

 

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Originally Posted by JoshuaA View Post

I say in time, new users will notice and appreciate the improved details in the X5, and true, it will be more evident with higher ohm hp's vs very easy to push ones.

+1 also to feeding good quality music. Using the X5 on compressed mp3's just amplifies the poor quality.

 

post #10030 of 19481

Hey guys!

how does X5 drive dt880 250ohm? does X5 drive it to the sufficient level (in term of loudness and performance)?

I'm not a believer in huge improvements and I mostly listen to rock/metal songs which haven't very good recording/masternig quality. So answer me as objectively as you can ;)

 

thank you all in advance

post #10031 of 19481

^ I could say that X5 isnt enough to power a 250ohm to your desired level you definitely need an external amp for that

 

My Q701(62ohms) runs pretty quiet even even in 100 vol in X5

post #10032 of 19481
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Originally Posted by heart banger-97 View Post
 

Hey guys!

how does X5 drive dt880 250ohm? does X5 drive it to the sufficient level (in term of loudness and performance)?

I'm not a believer in huge improvements and I mostly listen to rock/metal songs which haven't very good recording/masternig quality. So answer me as objectively as you can ;)

 

thank you all in advance

 

When I had the tour unit, I tested a lot with the DT880 250 ohm, and at high gain with no EQ, there was sufficient headroom left to drive them well enough for me.  I also noticed no loss of fidelity using the X5 with the DT880.  This could depend on the dynamic range of your music, and your normal  listening volume though.  And using EQ does drop the overall volume by 6dB. 

 

I have no intention of getting an add-on amp for mine when it arrives though.  I thought it drove both the DT880 (250 ohm) and HD600 (300 ohm) rather well by itself.

post #10033 of 19481

I am driving the 600 ohm T1s right now on high gain at volume 80 and it's plenty loud enough for my tastes. I'm not sure the sensitivity differences between the DT880 and T1, but there should be sufficient power for DT880.

 

The quality of the sound with the T1s is surprisingly good too. Easily on par or better than what I used to get with the RWAK100.

post #10034 of 19481
still no new firmware? this bug https://app.devzing.com/FiiO/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=108 is really getting on nerves..
post #10035 of 19481

^ i guess soon since they already finished X3's f.w 3.0

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