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post #13726 of 19566
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Originally Posted by olddude View Post
 

"Since EQ adjustment for high sample rate files would cause system unresponsiveness, we limited EQ adjustments to files with sample rates 48kHz or lower."


Well there goes my migration to Hi-Res. No way I don't bass boost and use that 30Hz slider...what in the ____ is the point of an eq if it can't be used? This has dual proc? No? Figure out an algorithm and make it work. I have had an eq since my first  stacked Onkyo vintage receiver. No way i just walk away. Separate folders here I come. I'll apparently be using the best 44.1 I can get...AAC? I'll save the Hi Res folder for Dave mason, CSN&y etc....

post #13727 of 19566
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Originally Posted by Hawaiibadboy View Post


Well there goes my migration to Hi-Res. No way I don't bass boost and use that 30Hz slider...what in the ____ is the point of an eq if it can't be used? This has dual proc? No? Figure out an algorithm and make it work. I have had an eq since my first  stacked Onkyo vintage receiver. No way i just walk away. Separate folders here I come. I'll apparently be using the best 44.1 I can get...AAC? I'll save the Hi Res folder for Dave mason, CSN&y etc....

Um, did you research the X5 before your purchase? Lack of Eq for Hi-red files is well-known and has been discussed several times in this thread.
post #13728 of 19566

I've not seen any hi-res Dave Mason.  

 

I have a bunch of hi-res, none of it really needs eqing, especially the DSD stuff.  

 

I suppose you could buy an amp that has a bass-boost on it.  

 

Personally, with a couple of exceptions, I don't have any need for boosting the bass.  Buffalos Springfield (the first) is the most  needy.  Traffic (the first two) sound great as-is.  The CS&N Remastered has plenty of bass.  

 

However, from your sig it looks like you REALLY like bass.  You might try the Dunu1K with the X5, it's got a LOT of bass.  The Springfield sounded great with it.  Just got a bit of... lack of upper mid/treble, but the bass is superb.

post #13729 of 19566
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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post


Um,

 

Anyone who starts a response like that gets ignored by me permanently so just ignore me back. old guy responded normally.

I was going to get the X1 but availability in Japan is ..nothing. Got the X5 as it has a 2 sub-bass sliders. Proceed to be rude to another person from now. Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Originally Posted by olddude View Post
 

I've not seen any hi-res Dave Mason.  

 

I have a bunch of hi-res, none of it really needs eqing, especially the DSD stuff.  

 

I suppose you could buy an amp that has a bass-boost on it.  

 

Personally, with a couple of exceptions, I don't have any need for boosting the bass.  Buffalos Springfield (the first) is the most  needy.  Traffic (the first two) sound great as-is.  The CS&N Remastered has plenty of bass.  

 

However, from your sig it looks like you REALLY like bass.  You might try the Dunu1K with the X5, it's got a LOT of bass.  The Springfield sounded great with it.  Just got a bit of... lack of upper mid/treble, but the bass is superb.

 

I actually got a pair of MA 900 gifted to me by a Japaneses audio shop owner who loves them just a tad less than his HD800...seriously.

Busted out some Dave Mason, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil with and without the CSN and some floyd and fell in love with those cans.

 

Am surprised Dave Mason isn't available?? Licensing? You and me the only Dave Mason fans??:D

 

 

 

I'm a basshead but My mom played J.Geils, Dave Mason, Pink Floyd, The Cars, Led Zep, Supertramp, Aerosmith, Fleetwood mac, Boston  etc...and they will give me my warm and fuzzy flashbacks


Edited by Hawaiibadboy - 11/21/14 at 7:50pm
post #13730 of 19566

Mason lives near me, we share the same Acura dealer. :o2smile:

 

The X5 has really good bass, but if you really need more, an external amp may be the way to go.  A lot of them have bass boost.  I didn't like the JDS Labs C5 paired with it, but there must be others.  Ask here or on other threads and see what folks say.  

 

I listen to Neil, Traffic, Mamas and Papas, all that 60s stuff.  

 

Try some Van Morrison, nice strong bass.  

 

You can also down-sample the hi-res to 16/44, it will still sound good.  Foobar for Windows, I use a Mac so use Mac stuff.  

post #13731 of 19566
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Originally Posted by olddude View Post
 

Mason lives near me, we share the same Acura dealer. :o2smile:

 

The X5 has really good bass, but if you really need more, an external amp may be the way to go.  A lot of them have bass boost.  I didn't like the JDS Labs C5 paired with it, but there must be others.  Ask here or on other threads and see what folks say.  

 

I listen to Neil, Traffic, Mamas and Papas, all that 60s stuff.  

 

Try some Van Morrison, nice strong bass.  

 

You can also down-sample the hi-res to 16/44, it will still sound good.  Foobar for Windows, I use a Mac so use Mac stuff.  

 

Thanks for that. If my Mom hadn't passed at the waaaay tooo young age of 50 to Cancer ( i know TMI) I would offer gifts from Japan to get an autograph:D

 

I have an e12 which is great and will be paired with the X5 so i will be O.K. I was just ranting.

BTW ....Blind Faith... If that banned cover release with the girl holding the plane (phallic a little?) is in Hi Res it will be my first purchase.

Thanks for the downsample idea.

 

I am a big fan of FiiO. They respond and ask fair prices and give very good quality. I am impressed with the regular firmware tweaks but it matches my already solid image of them. I wasn't bashing.

 

Again...thanks!

post #13732 of 19566

HBB - look into a program called dBpoweramp.  I use it for all my ripping and transcoding.  Really easy to use, and although I'll buy higher res if it's a good master, most of the time I stick to redbook. One thing I do everytime though (for my X5) is to downsample and dither to 16/44 (redbook) for everything in my collection.

 

I've extensively abx'd 24/96 against redbook from the same master and I can't tell a difference.

post #13733 of 19566

So Iam new to portable hifi, but an audiophile for 30 years.  Bummer on the hi res EQ with the X5, this device looks like the best piece for the $.  I like to tweak, and I am torn between the JH audio 13 and 16.  I planned on getting the 16s and backing down the bass with the eq if needed.  Maybe I will get the 13s and get an amp (e12DIY?) with bass boost if needed.  I am not a bass head, and like to adjust.  Any input? 

post #13734 of 19566
@Hawaiibadboy: No prob, bro. I've said it to others and have no problem saying it again. Please research your purchases and don't be so dramatic about issues that have been discussed numerous times in the thread Before you joined it. Perhaps I'm incorrect, but it seems like you jumped into the thread recently and then complained pretty quickly about a known issue. If I'm incorrect, I apologize for being presumptuous.
post #13735 of 19566

I think I've seen the little girl with the airplane cover floating around.  

 

Yep, Fiio is a class act.  

 

One good thing, if you keep all your stuff 16/44 you won't hear the click as it switches from 16 to 24 and back (which is normal).  

 

Looks like the other cover on the downloadable hi-res   http://www.prostudiomasters.com/album/page/870

post #13736 of 19566
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Originally Posted by precisionmike View Post

So Iam new to portable hifi, but an audiophile for 30 years.  Bummer on the hi res EQ with the X5, this device looks like the best piece for the $.  I like to tweak, and I am torn between the JH audio 13 and 16.  I planned on getting the 16s and backing down the bass with the eq if needed.  Maybe I will get the 13s and get an amp (e12DIY?) with bass boost if needed.  I am not a bass head, and like to adjust.  Any input? 

As far as Fiio amps go, E12 DIY doesn't have bass boost. E11, E11k, E12 and E12A (IEM version) have bass boost.

As far as Eq goes, X1 & X5 only have software Eq. X3 has always had hardware Eq (bass/treble) and with newest beta firmware has software Eq, as well. X3 & X5 are both great players. Haven't personally heard X1 but others I trust like it (including @olddude).
post #13737 of 19566
On the subject of high rez EQ, the X5 will play 24bit files at sample rates of 48kHz and lower and still have the EQ active. It's only for sample rates that are above 48kHz that the EQ is disabled (too much calculation according to FiiO). I realize that a lot of high rez files are sold at 88.2/96/192kHz but for those files that are 24/48kHz they would still be considered high rez, as in higher bit depth and sample rate than redbook CD standard of 16/44.1kHz. wink.gif
post #13738 of 19566
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Originally Posted by olddude View Post
 

"Since EQ adjustment for high sample rate files would cause system unresponsiveness, we limited EQ adjustments to files with sample rates 48kHz or lower."


Yes.  Though I don't see much 48 floating around.  Mostly 88 or higher.

post #13739 of 19566
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Originally Posted by olddude View Post


Yes.  Though I don't see much 48 floating around.  Mostly 88 or higher.

Yes, true. I'm just being a stickler for details.

I think I have one album (Norah Jones) that's 48kHz.
post #13740 of 19566

At least it's a class act.  :smile:

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