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Originally Posted by smithamb View Post
 

Hi guys,

 

Just received my fiio x5 and am absolutely loving it! However all of my songs are listed as 01...... and 02..... which makes finding the song i want very hard. I dragged them directly form iTunes and i do not know what to do to get the x5 to just display the song name like dynasty.flac for example.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks a lot

I just use folder browse and file names are shown, and it will list the files of the folder, and play in sequence.

post #10277 of 19490

Hi smithamb,

If you are on Mac you can use a program call "kid3". It can rename all your files with the id3 info of your files you want. 

Hope this helped you. It is my first post :gs1000smile: 

 

Edit: I´ve just realised it is available for windows as well.


Edited by Past O re - 6/8/14 at 12:49pm
post #10278 of 19490

I received my X5 on Friday! First thing, I charged it using the supplied usb cable attached to my 150 watt inverter. It was charging for 11 hours but still, the led was red.

I am supplying the following info to make it easier for newbies to get their X5 working w/o a hitch or misunderstanding.

The directions, though generally clear, had a couple of spots that could easily have caused confusion and a bit of frustration. They recommended using a 5v 2A usb charging adapter and recommended not using the usb cable in the laptop, all well and good, but I didn't have one and none were supplied! Then I got the idea to use the adapter I got with my smartphone used to charge via usb to wall current, or in my case (as I'm in my rv) my agm 12 volt battery. In a couple of hours, the led indicated green so it worked. That was around midnight though, my time for sleep (and listening to Coast To Coast AM, ahem) so I waited til the next day and followed directions to update the firmware to 2.0 using my 16gig microsd card after transfering all my files temporarily to my laptop. That's b/c the directions recommended using an empty microsd card preferably under 32gb.

The directions for upgrading the firmware should have said, to avoid confusion to hold down the Shortcuts key WHILE pressing the Power key instead of pressing the Shortcuts key.... THEN pressing the Power key. I know it's a minor thing. Luckily, I was smart enough to know that's what the directions meant, heheh, but only after not pressing them together the first time.

I then listened to a 24/92 recording I downloaded from HDPress, a classical symphonic piece of Lalo's Cello Concerto, Symphony in G and the ballet music to Namouna. It did sound very good though I still noticed it sounded "edgy" in the high tuttis with noticeable breakup and I was not especially impressed with the sound quality of it. I did not notice in any way that it surpassed a regular cd of average quality.

No doubt having a hi-rez recording does not guarantee better sonics! I then listened to an old favorite recording of Hindemith's truly excellent The Four Temperaments on Delos, and then and only then was revealed the superior sonics that a regular digital recording can do on this wonderful player if it is well recorded as this album obviously is.

I will continue to buy, however, hi-rez recordings b/c I am curious as hell to discover what a well recorded hi-rez recording is capable of, so stay tuned til I report on some Stravinsky and Bartok from HDPress, yes sir.

I am impressed with the build quality of this beautiful dap but I will withhold any review til after the X5 has been burned in and I've gotten to listen to more music.


Edited by Ripvanlink - 6/8/14 at 1:06pm
post #10279 of 19490
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I received my X5 on Friday! First thing, I charged it using the supplied usb cable attached to my 150 watt inverter. It was charging for 11 hours but still, the led was red.
I am supplying the following info to make it easier for newbies to get their X5 working w/o a hitch or misunderstanding.
The directions, though generally clear, had a couple of spots that could easily have caused confusion and a bit of frustration. They recommended using a 5v 2A usb charging adapter and recommended not using the usb cable in the laptop, all well and good, but I didn't have one and none were supplied! Then I got the idea to use the adapter I got with my smartphone used to charge via usb to wall current, or in my case (as I'm in my rv) my agm 12 volt battery. In a couple of hours, the led indicated green so it worked. That was around midnight though, my time for sleep (and listening to Coast To Coast AM, ahem) so I waited til the next day and followed directions to update the firmware to 2.0 using my 16gig microsd card after transfering all my files temporarily to my laptop. That's b/c the directions recommended using an empty microsd card preferably under 32gb.
The directions for upgrading the firmware should have said, to avoid confusion to hold down the Shortcuts key WHILE pressing the Power key instead of pressing the Shortcuts key.... THEN pressing the Power key. I know it's a minor thing. Luckily, I was smart enough to know that's what the directions meant, heheh, but only after not pressing them together the first time.
I then listened to a 24/92 recording I downloaded from HDPress, a classical symphonic piece of Lalo's Cello Concerto, Symphony in G and the ballet music to Namouna. It did sound very good though I still noticed it sounded "edgy" in the high tuttis with noticeable breakup and I was not especially impressed with the sound quality of it. I did not notice in any way that it surpassed a regular cd of average quality.
No doubt having a hi-rez recording does not guarantee better sonics! I then listened to an old favorite recording of Hindemith's truly excellent The Four Temperaments on Delos, and then and only then was revealed the superior sonics that a regular digital recording can do on this wonderful player if it is well recorded as this album obviously is.
I will continue to buy, however, hi-rez recordings b/c I am curious as hell to discover what a well recorded hi-rez recording is capable of, so stay tuned til I report on some Stravinsky and Bartok from HDPress, yes sir.
I am impressed with the build quality of this beautiful dap but I will withhold any review til after the X5 has been burned in and I've gotten to listen to more music.

Ripvanlink, there have been many of us who simply copy the FW file to the root of the card (64gb up to 128gb) without removing any music folders and it has worked flawlessly. I agree that if there is an album that wasn't mastered well the X5 will show you easily. On the flip side, well mastered music sounds great!

You should give it about 40 hours of burn-in time. It will settle down a bit.

Enjoy! biggrin.gif
Edited by x RELIC x - 6/8/14 at 1:24pm
post #10280 of 19490

Can somebody tell why this is good?

 

Quad-balanced

power supply

Using a quad balanced power supply

the X5 achieves bipolar output without using

coupling capacitors.

 

post #10281 of 19490
So no capacitors in the X5 as I thought?
post #10282 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Past O re View Post

Hi smithamb,
If you are on Mac you can use a program call "kid3". It can rename all your files with the id3 info of your files you want. 
Hope this helped you. It is my first post gs1000.gif  

Edit: I´ve just realised it is available for windows as well.
[/quote

Thanks a lot, I'll give it a go tomorrow.
Hopefully it works as the x5 really is something special!
post #10283 of 19490
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

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

 



Very true, the real challenge nowadays is determining if something is well mastered before you purchase it. I've heard 16/44 lossless rips that sound leagues better than some hi-res 24/192 files.


I agree too. In the distant past when vinyl was king, my favorite recording was on Vox Turnabout, a budget recording! Actually there was another too. One was the Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances with Johanos and the Dallas Symphony, the other was with Lukas Foss and the Buffalo Symphony also on Turnabout, so go figure!

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I agree too. In the distant past when vinyl was king, my favorite recording was on Vox Turnabout, a budget recording! Actually there was another too. One was the Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances with Johanos and the Dallas Symphony, the other was with Lukas Foss and the Buffalo Symphony also on Turnabout, so go figure!

Good recording technology goes back so far. There are lots of great old recordings.  I'm guessing during the analog times, they has to master them well.  RCA Living Stereo recordings are old, but wow, they blow me away.

post #10285 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Past O re View Post

Hi smithamb,
If you are on Mac you can use a program call "kid3". It can rename all your files with the id3 info of your files you want. 
Hope this helped you. It is my first post gs1000.gif  

Edit: I´ve just realised it is available for windows as well.
[/quote

Thanks a lot, I'll give it a go tomorrow.
Hopefully it works as the x5 really is something special!

Wow my phone managed to screw that up...
post #10286 of 19490

Oh and one more addendum I forgot to mention. It's about the screen savers supplied. Each one of two that came with the X5 has a tab which needs to be pulled off after applying to the X5 screen. On both of mine, when I pulled off carefully the tab, a gluey residue was left that I could not get off, even though I used Dr. Bronner's natural soap and water and then isopropyl alcohol. Anyone have a method of getting that glue off? It mars the otherwise beautiful screen of the dap.

post #10287 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Ripvanlink View Post

Oh and one more addendum I forgot to mention. It's about the screen savers supplied. Each one of two that came with the X5 has a tab which needs to be pulled off after applying to the X5 screen. On both of mine, when I pulled off carefully the tab, a gluey residue was left that I could not get off, even though I used Dr. Bronner's natural soap and water and then isopropyl alcohol. Anyone have a method of getting that glue off? It mars the otherwise beautiful screen of the dap.

The tab is attached to a thin plastic film, which protects the protective layer.

So you have 2 layers on top of eachother on the screen.

You need to pull off the tab and the top protective layer. Not just the paper tab...

I think if you use a piece of tape and pull from a corner it'll still let go.
post #10288 of 19490
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post

So no capacitors in the X5 as I thought?

You say this based on what exactly?

Don'5 get me wrong, i just hope you've taken one apart succesfully and have taken several high resolution photographs of it's inner beauty...
post #10289 of 19490
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Good recording technology goes back so far. There are lots of great old recordings.  I'm guessing during the analog times, they has to master them well.  RCA Living Stereo recordings are old, but wow, they blow me away.


Yes, those Living Presence recordings are mind-blowing, as are many of the RCAs. I was never once impressed by the SQ of Columbia classical recordings. Now why is that, lol?

I mentioned the Turnabouts b/c the were bargain-priced and yet showed up most other LPs including many audiophile recordings.

post #10290 of 19490
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

You say this based on what exactly?

Don'5 get me wrong, i just hope you've taken one apart succesfully and have taken several high resolution photographs of it's inner beauty...
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

Can somebody tell why this is good?

Quad-balanced
power supply
Using a quad balanced power supply
the X5 achieves bipolar output without using
coupling capacitors.


 


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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post

So no capacitors in the X5 as I thought?

Not fact, a question. Based on SilverEars post after I mentioned there may be some capacitor burn in.

Not going to chance taking mine apart, hence the question.
Edited by x RELIC x - 6/8/14 at 2:05pm
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