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post #10516 of 19490
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Originally Posted by doki81 View Post
 

it might be a bad shutdown....which FW are you using? how do you turn off your x5? are you letting the device to go off by itself or you turn it off by pressing the power button for 2-3 seconds?

 

It just turned off in middle of a twenty minute song by Transatlantic. Had been on for 30 minutes. Using 2.0, had no problems so far in months, unlike my DX90 ;-)  Always fully shut down properly at end of session.

post #10517 of 19490
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Originally Posted by AndrewH13 View Post
 

 

It just turned off in middle of a twenty minute song by Transatlantic. Then was completely dead. Had been on for 30 minutes. Using 2.0, had no problems so far in months, unlike my DX90 ;-)  Always fully shut down properly at end of session.

post #10518 of 19490

Alright so I traced my problem with corrupted files to either the Fiio X5 causing them, or a bad SD card. The files are completely fine and intact on my hard drive, but as soon as I drag them to the SD card on the X5, they get corrupted. Is it more likely that the SD card was bad (it was brand new from B&H), or that the X5 is the culprit?

post #10519 of 19490

Absolutely, I am blown away by mine. Having entered semi-retirement, I have plenty of time to listen to mine through different amps and phones. My favourite pathway at present is Flac files through the X5 line out to my Little Dot with Mullard tubes and then into my AKG K702's, I am hearing whole new layers of complexity in songs that I have listened to since the mid seventies. I just wish I had something like this when I was in my teens/twenties!!

post #10520 of 19490
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Originally Posted by BaerGriggs View Post
 

Alright so I traced my problem with corrupted files to either the Fiio X5 causing them, or a bad SD card. The files are completely fine and intact on my hard drive, but as soon as I drag them to the SD card on the X5, they get corrupted. Is it more likely that the SD card was bad (it was brand new from B&H), or that the X5 is the culprit?

 

>>Always<< check all your SD cards BEFORE you load them...even name brand ones can (rarely) go bad.

 

THE best test (free) app: H2TESTW 

 

No guessing - This app writes and verifies every single GB and lets you know if the card is actually functional.

post #10521 of 19490
I have to say that my little portable setup as listed in my signature is surprising me more and more with each passing day...

Unsure what is the best part, how the X5 scales to the other components, or that people laud the fact that the IE800s do not need amping, which is to do them a massive disservice!

Either way, all loved up with the SQ that I'm getting...

Thank you FiiO for your involvement in my new found happiness smily_headphones1.gif
post #10522 of 19490
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Originally Posted by garen View Post
 

Do you guys think its worth buying fiio X5 overall?


I love my X5, however, I am coming from just using an iPhone 4s and have no prior experiences with audiophile players.  I have only had one crash since 2.0 came out (3 weeks ago ?).  I have experienced no hang-ups or skipping.  For me the X5 gives  a noticeable improvement in SQ over the iPhone 4s (which is a pretty good music player for a phone).


Edited by Jess70 - 6/18/14 at 10:13am
post #10523 of 19490

2 quick noob questions:

 

I am considering purchasing one (although I am wary considering how many people are having issues)

 

1) I have a large CD collection and would create files using Windows Media Player (Dell PC) to WAV files - to transfer to the X5.

    Is this quality good?  Is this a waste of the X5 capabilities? What suggestions to improve the quality without buying all my music again?

 

 

2) Does the unit have storage out of the box? Do I have to buy SD Cards? Any particular card recommended?

 

I plan on using with Shure SE535 and Denon D7000

 

Thanks.

post #10524 of 19490
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Originally Posted by speecher View Post
 

2 quick noob questions:

 

1) .....

2) ......

 

 

1.) Yes rip w/ WMP to WAV (uncompressed). If you want 'em more compact then use Foobar2000 to convert to FLAC (compressed), otherwise WAV is fine, just bigger files.

 

2.) No music storage inside. Yes, buy lots of MicroSD (TF) cards, it hold 2 at a time. I like SanDisk - 10 year+ warranty, generally bulletproof.

post #10525 of 19490
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Originally Posted by speecher View Post
 

2 quick noob questions:

 

I am considering purchasing one (although I am wary considering how many people are having issues)

 

1) I have a large CD collection and would create files using Windows Media Player (Dell PC) to WAV files - to transfer to the X5.

    Is this quality good?  Is this a waste of the X5 capabilities? What suggestions to improve the quality without buying all my music again?

 

 

2) Does the unit have storage out of the box? Do I have to buy SD Cards? Any particular card recommended?

 

I plan on using with Shure SE535 and Denon D7000

 

Thanks.

 

I don't have my X5 yet, but I think I can help

 

1) .WAV files are as good as it gets for audio, especially when taken directly from the CD. That will get you "redbook" which is 16bit 44.1khz. The only way to get better than this is to download high resolution sound which can go up to 24bit 192khz. Some people debate whether or not that makes a difference in SQ. 

 

I would suggest looking into "exact audio copy" (EAC). This will allow you to pull accurate files from the disc. I would also suggest using the .FLAC instead of .WAV. Same SQ, but it will take up a bit less space. 

 

2) I don't think there is any memory on the device that is usable for storage.

post #10526 of 19490
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Originally Posted by garen View Post
 

Do you guys think its worth buying fiio X5 overall?

I was –and still am– very critical of both the X5 and the way FiiO manages some issues. But, the X5 is a great DAP, and I am enjoying it more and more everyday, even with its issues. I don't think there's a better DAP for the money, and the 2 mSD slots and OTG storage makes the X5 the most expandable of all medium/high-fi DAPs out there.
Be aware that, as it happens with most DAPs, the X5 pairs better with some headphones than with others. 
Go ahead and buy yourself some portable audio goodness. The X5 is worth it.

post #10527 of 19490

Thanks for the quick replies!

 

I don't think ill need more than a 50 or 100 albums (CDs) available to me at any time. It there a  rule of thumb to estimate how much space in MB a  CD in WAV format would be?

 

I saw this for sale on Amazon:

 

SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS Memory Card Speed Up To 30MB/s With Adapter, Frustration-Free Packaging - SDSDQU-032G-AFFP-A)

 

for sale for $17.97. Does the class 10 mean anything? And can the X5 take the 64Gb card or just a pair of these ($ 35.94)

post #10528 of 19490
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Originally Posted by speecher View Post
 

It there a  rule of thumb to estimate how much space in MB a  CD in WAV format would be?

 

I saw this for sale on Amazon:

 

SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS Memory Card Speed Up To 30MB/s With Adapter, Frustration-Free Packaging - SDSDQU-032G-AFFP-A)

 

for sale for $17.97. Does the class 10 mean anything? And can the X5 take the 64Gb card or just a pair of these ($ 35.94)

 

Hard to say, but you should get at 2-3 CD's in WAV per GB, assuming they are the typical ~43 minute albums.

 

That is an excellent price for either SanDisk mSD. The X5 can take any size available up to the current 'Top Dog' the 128GB card.

 

Get a bunch of them...you'll need 'em sooner than later.

post #10529 of 19490
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Originally Posted by speecher View Post
 

Thanks for the quick replies!

 

I don't think ill need more than a 50 or 100 albums (CDs) available to me at any time. It there a  rule of thumb to estimate how much space in MB a  CD in WAV format would be?

 

 

The rule of thumb is 1 minute equals 10 megabytes. So a full CD should generate 740mb of WAV files.

post #10530 of 19490
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Originally Posted by dulty View Post

 

The rule of thumb is 1 minute equals 10 megabytes. So a full CD should generate 740mb of WAV files.

 

Yeah, I was thinking FLAC, opps

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