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post #10216 of 19490
The cards are so inexpensive when below 64 GB that's not worth making a fuss. If you'll never need to swap then you leave it permanently in the card reader, it's a no brainer.
post #10217 of 19490

Hi fellow X5ers, should I be concerned that one of my cards is fake? Is this discrepancy between 64gb cards of the same brand normal?

 

post #10218 of 19490

In my experience, different card manufacturers' cards may have slightly different actual capacities. The sign of a fake card is normally that it presents as a large card, but actually has much more limited capacity and fails when you start to fill it up. For example, it might start to show faults or slow right down once you put more than 8Gb worth of files on it (just a rough example).

 

If your cards are both behaving normally for file transfers and playback then don't worry about the exact capacity shown in the explorer

post #10219 of 19490
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Hi fellow X5ers, should I be concerned that one of my cards is fake? Is this discrepancy between 64gb cards of the same brand normal?

If they are the same brand then were they formatted differently?

Edit: if they're working fine then don't worry, as Loquah said.
Edited by x RELIC x - 6/6/14 at 4:26pm
post #10220 of 19490
Also, for reference, my 64gb Sandisk card formatted with the X5 shows as having 63.85 gb total in OSX and 59.5 gb total in the X5 'About' menu.

I'm guessing the 67.11 gb card in your X5 TF2 was formatted with a different allocation unit size with a different formatting tool. If so you may run in to stuttering or playback issues. If not then it's just manufacturing variance (although a fairly large one).

Interested to hear if this is the case.

Edit: it is curious that there is more space on the card than 64gb.
Edited by x RELIC x - 6/6/14 at 5:34pm
post #10221 of 19490
Haha, triple post hat-trick.

Found the issue with my 'Dark Knight Rises' album. I had two identical cover.jpg (600x600) files and the X5 didn't like one of them. I know cover.jpg isn't supported but I had them in there anyway. Problem solved.
post #10222 of 19490

On my cards I delete anything that is not a .flac file. No reason to have anything else as as far as I know nothing else is supported. (images, textfiles, etc.) I'd rather have one more song....

post #10223 of 19490
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Originally Posted by aangen View Post

On my cards I delete anything that is not a .flac file. No reason to have anything else as as far as I know nothing else is supported. (images, textfiles, etc.) I'd rather have one more song....

Yeah, legacy habits can be a pain. Slipped through the cracks.
post #10224 of 19490

If I currently have a CMOY amp and an iPod Classic powering Beyerdynamic DT 770s (220 ohm), will I need/want a new amp? Will a sub-200USD amp actually offer better sound quality than using the X5 alone?

post #10225 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Greg02 View Post

If I currently have a CMOY amp and an iPod Classic powering Beyerdynamic DT 770s (220 ohm), will I need/want a new amp? Will a sub-200USD amp actually offer better sound quality than using the X5 alone?
That depends on what you like about your current setup (it should be noted that there are many many versions of the classic Chu Moy amp design, so that isn't even a true reference point)...

Ultimately, yes - even if needing to use gain control, the X5 will power the DT770s, but - whether it will have enough driver control (start / stop precision) from the inbuilt amp for you, is hard to say...

Most people believe (using myself as an example) that the Sennheiser IE800 does NOT need an amp, however - for me, the extra precision - or, should I say - immediacy (forgetting volume or any other thing you'd normally associate an amp with) that an amp provides is a very welcome benefit...
post #10226 of 19490

I'm loving the stage on these. It sounds realistic. Definately, detailing and clarity is there.  One step closer to realism is my ODAC/O2 setup, but for portable, X5 does a pretty good job.  I think the reason why it sounds so clear is the bass is not boosted like the DX90.  To me it's neutral as I don't hearing anything that is forward.  

post #10227 of 19490

Anyone using the X5 with the Dunu's DN-2000? Please share your thoughts

post #10228 of 19490
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Originally Posted by reihead View Post

Anyone using the X5 with the Dunu's DN-2000? Please share your thoughts

I think Mochill was enjoying that combo - until he didn't, lol...
post #10229 of 19490
What's the X5 with the e12 combo gives ?
post #10230 of 19490
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Originally Posted by weissshay View Post

What's the X5 with the e12 combo gives ?

I would think e12 sould give it additional power to drive lower sensitive phones that needs the additional power.  From what everybody are stating, the X5 has a clean LO, that can also help if the e12 has a better Amp response.  I just tested the LO of the X5, and it does seem clean.

 

X5 and X3 was measured to have more powerful amp section compared to DX90 before distortion.


Edited by SilverEars - 6/7/14 at 9:44am
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