or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › The Fiio X5 Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Fiio X5 Thread - Page 687

post #10291 of 19484

It has smd capacitors, the yellow, and I believe red is also a capacitor.  I'm just curious how it's beneficial not having coupling capacitors for bipolar output.  James? :D  You there?

 


Edited by SilverEars - 6/8/14 at 2:13pm
post #10292 of 19484
Quote:
Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post
  Quote: (Click to show)
 

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


Yes, thank you, I am aware of the burn-in time of electronics and I actually am liking the sound already...very much! As far as updating the fw, I was referring to the actual directions the X5 came with which I followed to the letter, not wishing to have any screwups and I'm thankful that everything worked perfectly, er... except for that damn screen protector, lol. The directions were pretty good, considering the country of origin.

I'm already enjoying the X5, it is truly a classy thing and has a reassuring heft, doesn't it? I'm so happy I got it and the UI I find to be very good and intuitive which is remarkable for this industry.

post #10293 of 19484
@SilverEars That's what I thought they were but your post threw me off. biggrin.gif

Curious as well. My guess would be a more stable power supply?
Edited by x RELIC x - 6/8/14 at 2:15pm
post #10294 of 19484
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ripvanlink View Post


Yes, thank you, I am aware of the burn-in time of electronics and I actually am liking the sound already...very much! As far as updating the fw, I was referring to the actual directions the X5 came with which I followed to the letter, not wishing to have any screwups and I'm thankful that everything worked perfectly, er... except for that damn screen protector, lol. The directions were pretty good, considering the country of origin.
I'm already enjoying the X5, it is truly a classy thing and has a reassuring heft, doesn't it? I'm so happy I got it and the UI I find to be very good and intuitive which is remarkable for this industry.

My X3 had the same thing happen with the screen protector. I just used a knife to pry the two layers apart as tape didn't work when I tried it.

I prefer the heft of the X5 to the feather light X3. Always felt like the X3 was going to slip out of my hand hahaha.
post #10295 of 19484
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg02 View Post
 

I'm slowly climbing the ladder. Trying not to run up it (and somewhat succeeding so far!). :)


Try to remember that opinions are just that, and the best way as I think you see, is to try and audition the equipment yourself.  There is no substitute for your opinion after hearing what works, or not.  Enjoy!!

post #10296 of 19484
Quote:
Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


My X3 had the same thing happen with the screen protector. I just used a knife to pry the two layers apart as tape didn't work when I tried it.

I prefer the heft of the X5 to the feather light X3. Always felt like the X3 was going to slip out of my hand hahaha.


If I'd only paid attention to the writing on the tab, which said: peel off this mask after application completed, I would have known, but strange with all that pulling I had to do that the mask didn't peel off anyway.

I prefer the heft anyway b/c it reveals something substantial, don't you think?

post #10297 of 19484

I've done a thread search but haven't found an answer to this, so my apologies if this has already been addressed:

 

Transfer speeds from my hard drive to the X5 with the memory cards installed is very slow (approx 2900 kbytes/s).  When I take the card out of the X5 and do the transfer via one of my card readers, the rate is much faster (approx. 10,000 kbytes/s).  Is there a reason for this?  I'd prefer to leave my cards installed in the X5 for transferring files, but not if it's going to slow down the transfer speed to that extent.

post #10298 of 19484
Quote:
Originally Posted by bubba-ho-tep View Post

I've done a thread search but haven't found an answer to this, so my apologies if this has already been addressed:

Transfer speeds from my hard drive to the X5 with the memory cards installed is very slow (approx 2900 kbytes/s).  When I take the card out of the X5 and do the transfer via one of my card readers, the rate is much faster (approx. 10,000 kbytes/s).  Is there a reason for this?  I'd prefer to leave my cards installed in the X5 for transferring files, but not if it's going to slow down the transfer speed to that extent.

It's by design, the X5 card reader speed is about 1/3 of the one you get directly using the USB micro card reader. I get in my case roughly a little more than 3 mb/s. I always use the FiiO card reader to load sizable amount of files. For just few small ones, I use the X5 directly instead. It should make the scanning relatively fast when using the X5.
Edited by musicheaven - 6/9/14 at 5:52am
post #10299 of 19484

Fastest source I've ever owned for transfers is Sony NWZ-F806. Like lightening.

Just sayin........ 

post #10300 of 19484
USB 2.0 has limitations, definitively not lightning speed. Somehow if you could get faster microcards on USB 3.0 then you'd have faster transfers. I get some improvements using my USB 3.0 capable micro card reader but the microcard speed becomes the bottleneck.
post #10301 of 19484
Quote:
Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

USB 2.0 has limitations, definitively not lightning speed. Somehow if you could get faster microcards on USB 3.0 then you'd have faster transfers. I get some improvements using my USB 3.0 capable micro card reader but the microcard speed becomes the bottleneck.



Lightening.... with a touch of sarcasm.

 


I never did any transfers with X5 on my demo, though if you want slow, Colorfly C3 wins for lack of speed. Like dial up from 1999.

post #10302 of 19484
Just noticed something which annoys me:

Album art is made to fit from side to side, instead of top to bottom, so it doesn't show the whole thing.

@jamesFiiO Could this be changed?

(I am fully aware of the bugzilla page, but it seems to have come to a standstill)
post #10303 of 19484

In case some of us aren't following the Deals thread:

 

SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS Memory Card with Adapter - $29.99 - a "Best Price" according to CamelCamelCamel:

 

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-MicroSDXC-Adapter-Frustration-Free-Packaging/dp/B009QZH6JS

 

http://camelcamelcamel.com/SanDisk-MicroSDXC-Adapter-Frustration-Free-Packaging/product/B009QZH6JS

 

AND...

 

SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS Memory Card with Adapter - $14.99 - a "Best Price" according to CamelCamelCamel:

 

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-MicroSDHC-Adapter-Frustration-Free-Packaging/dp/B009QZH7BU

 

http://camelcamelcamel.com/SanDisk-MicroSDHC-Adapter-Frustration-Free-Packaging/product/B009QZH7BU

 

Mike


Edited by zilch0md - 6/9/14 at 6:37am
post #10304 of 19484

EDIT: Whoops, too slow.

post #10305 of 19484

For those looking.

 

The Amazon micro SDXC 128 Gb is back at $99.99 here is the link.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › The Fiio X5 Thread