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post #10246 of 19490
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post

I hope X5 doesn't get the X3 UI!! To me the X3 UI isn't very coherent with the button layout. The X5 UI on the other hand works quite well for a scroll wheel in my opinion and I like that it's unique. I have no problem with the scroll direction. I just scroll towards what I want to select, others would disagree. If they went for a similar 'modern' UI they should do it on a device with a touch interface or include a mini joystick like some Canon SLR's. HA! That would be different.

Thanks for the update! I suspected it was too good to be true!
post #10247 of 19490
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Thanks for this if it's a general problem I might wait until 2.5 ! The new X3 ui actually looks more like a modern consumer interface rather than the Dogs Breakfast of the X5.
Has anybody heard whether the X5 is going to get anything similar?
 
" Dogs Breakfast of the x 5" ?  Notmy take at all. In my experience ite seems to turn out that operator error is what is more the dogs breakfast then Fiio.
post #10248 of 19490
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I actually agree with this , I prefer the X5 UI compared to the X3 , old or new , however the best UI in the audiophile dap scene I have ever used is the AK series though , J3 from cowon is also fine , the DX50 works ok


The X5 UI is still pretty primitive, if I'm being kind I would say it's clunky!
post #10249 of 19490
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The X5 UI is still pretty primitive, if I'm being kind I would say it's clunky!

What I don't like is going to settings when you have music playing.  Is there a quick way to go to settings?

post #10250 of 19490
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What I don't like is going to settings when you have music playing.  Is there a quick way to go to settings?
Personally, I long press top left button then tap top left button...

Hope it helps
post #10251 of 19490
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What I don't like is going to settings when you have music playing.  Is there a quick way to go to settings?

Hold the top right button and it'll pop back to the main menu, and navigate from there. Hold the same button when in settings to pop back to the now playing screen. Not the most efficient and you lose your navigation hierarchy after doing this.
post #10252 of 19490
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


Hold the top right button and it'll pop back to the main menu, and navigate from there. Hold the same button when in settings to pop back to the now playing screen. Not the most efficient and you lose your navigation hierarchy after doing this.

Yeah, this does get annoying.  I was wondering if there anyway to keep your navigation hierarchy, probably not.  Other than that, I don't mind the ui, it's quick and responsive.  I just dont trust the wheel.  It would have been better off with buttons like the X3.  The body feels very solid, it has some weight to it, like the AK240.


Edited by SilverEars - 6/7/14 at 3:47pm
post #10253 of 19490
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Yeah, this does get annoying.  I was wondering if there anyway to keep your navigation hierarchy, probably not.

THAT is what I'm hoping Fiio could work out in the next FW.
post #10254 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

Personally, I long press top left button then tap top left button...

Hope it helps

Just tried this. Faster than what I suggested, thanks Duncan!
post #10255 of 19490

More I listen to X5, more I appreciate it.  The LO seems clean, could be too clean for my taste, but the LO signal it puts out a pretty clear signal to my O2 amp, and it sounds very fun.  Enjoying this track.  :L3000:

 

 

post #10256 of 19490

The LO is incredible.  It's very dynamic and so clean.  My O2 complements it nicely.  I think the LO on the X5 worth connecting a better amp.


Edited by SilverEars - 6/7/14 at 6:54pm
post #10257 of 19490

Im thinking of getting the X5 but my files are all on mp3. Would it make a significant sound difference coming from listening from a mobile phone?

post #10258 of 19490
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Im thinking of getting the X5 but my files are all on mp3. Would it make a significant sound difference coming from listening from a mobile phone?

Depends on what mobile phone, and can't tell you if it's better than ones I haven't listened to. It's been awhile I listened to any Apple products, but I would say with my NT-6, I can detect differences between my S4 and several DAPs.  To my ears, the X5 has the best sound for a portable.  I also noticed that clip+ is limited, in the past I couldn't decern it, and was good enough, but with NT-6 I can pick out differences.

 

Damn clean LO, give it a quality amp to it, and it should do it's job pretty well.

post #10259 of 19490
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Im thinking of getting the X5 but my files are all on mp3. Would it make a significant sound difference coming from listening from a mobile phone?

MP3 files will sound great if they are well mastered and not heavily compressed (try to stick with quality 256kbps or higher), if not the X5 will reveal the lower quality and you probably won't like it. The decoders on the X5 are quite good for mp3, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, etc,.

I feel the DAC (and its implementation) is much better than what you'll find on a phone and it's super clean and detailed for a portable. The DACs in mobile phones flatten all the details together for me, and sound veiled and compressed.

The amp and HO will also be a large improvement with bigger soundstage and improved dynamics. The X5 has a power output of >255mW @32oHm which is a lot more (~4x) than mobile phones. You should hear more punch and liveliness from the X5. A bigger improvement yet is using the Line Out (>1.5Vrms) to a quality portable amp.

The question is, do you have headphones that can show you the differences? Less revealing headphones mask a lot of the players capabilities. Music file quality first, then headphones, then player.
post #10260 of 19490
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


MP3 files will sound great if they are well mastered and not heavily compressed (try to stick with quality 256kbps or higher), if not the X5 will reveal the lower quality and you probably won't like it. The decoders on the X5 are quite good for mp3, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, etc,.

I feel the DAC (and its implementation) is much better than what you'll find on a phone and it's super clean and detailed for a portable. The DACs in mobile phones flatten all the details together for me, and sound veiled and compressed.

The amp and HO will also be a large improvement with bigger soundstage and improved dynamics. The X5 has a power output of >255mW @32oHm which is a lot more (~4x) than mobile phones. You should hear more punch and liveliness from the X5. A bigger improvement yet is using the Line Out (>1.5Vrms) to a quality portable amp.

The question is, do you have headphones that can show you the differences? Less revealing headphones mask a lot of the players capabilities. Music file quality first, then headphones, then player.

This.  Mastering is the key.  A great mastered will sound great on anything.  Mastering makes the most difference IMO.  

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