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FiiO removed the 5800 limit long ago. However, the more songs you add to the media library the slower the device responds, as expected beyond a certain point. From what I recall from other posts the slowdown become noticeable around 20000 tracks.

Alternatively you can browse by folders. My folders are organized alphabetically, A, B, C, D, E, etc., and below that is the Artist folder, then the Album folders with the corresponding tracks. Makes navigation very easy, and the Play Through Folders function keeps the music playing constantly.

Also, IMO, it would be easier to load multiple mSD cards to fit your gigantic library than to carry multiple devices.

 

 

I completely second multiple mSD cards. 

 

Another idea for how to speed up browsing a lot. 

 

I have a quite large library. But I browse by folders, because I don't tag properly every time. 

 

What do I do: I name folders by genera, not by letters. My folder structure looks like : Heavy Thrash / Metallica / 1997 - Reload / 01.Metallica - Fuel.flac 

 

Now, the main advantage is that after I managed and ordered the playlist personally, I do get good coherency than when I tried with one letter. Another trick is that I don't have to use generas as they are. For example, I have a few more rough bands, like Wintersun, The Absence, and Utsu-P, under a single folder named death metal, just because all of them give off a rough and energic vibe that fits all of their moods. 

 

The point is that folder structure can be managed in many ways, the way by which someone finds what they are looking for is the best!

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Originally Posted by Dobrescu George View Post
 

 

 

I completely second multiple mSD cards. 

 

Another idea for how to speed up browsing a lot. 

 

I have a quite large library. But I browse by folders, because I don't tag properly every time. 

 

What do I do: I name folders by genera, not by letters. My folder structure looks like : Heavy Thrash / Metallica / 1997 - Reload / 01.Metallica - Fuel.flac 

 

Now, the main advantage is that after I managed and ordered the playlist personally, I do get good coherency than when I tried with one letter. Another trick is that I don't have to use generas as they are. For example, I have a few more rough bands, like Wintersun, The Absence, and Utsu-P, under a single folder named death metal, just because all of them give off a rough and energic vibe that fits all of their moods. 

 

The point is that folder structure can be managed in many ways, the way by which someone finds what they are looking for is the best!

Ha, cool idea. I was planning on organising by genres. I have zillions of playlists built around genres, labels, bands country of origin. So I'm sure I could make something of that.

I'm a big death metal fan, black metal and doom/sludge is the vast majority of my collection in terms of file size, however I also own literally hundreds of grindcore albums, compilations and splits that while short usually have crazy numbers of tracks that have resulted in having so many files. 

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Ha, cool idea. I was planning on organising by genres. I have zillions of playlists built around genres, labels, bands country of origin. So I'm sure I could make something of that.

I'm a big death metal fan, black metal and doom/sludge is the vast majority of my collection in terms of file size, however I also own literally hundreds of grindcore albums, compilations and splits that while short usually have crazy numbers of tracks that have resulted in having so many files. 

 

 

Oh yeah, those grind albums with songs that can last as little as 10-30 seconds :D

 

While my energy has been slowly giving up on those. I can totally remember the times I used to listen to the rawest of music. Nowadays, it's mostly death, post hardcore, heavy metal, technical, progressive, punk, rock. 

 

I do pump up some raw energy sometimes, especially when having a better day.

 

Though, I could say I'm on the other end of things, when searching for music, I end up with very few bands that I actually like. It happens too often that I can't listen to many bands, and end up with a few bands, but with their large discographies per genera.

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Is Firmware 2.6 the most recent version of the FiiO X5? There's a bug with the equalizer resetting every other song.

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Do you mean the EQ will stop working after switching songs? 

And it's suggested that you first try to do a factory reset (System settings->Reset factory defaults) then update the firmware to this version https://www.dropbox.com/s/hqz7sdvqyqifqlw/X5-FW2.7.zip?dl=0 
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post #19267 of 19271

does the x5 through headphone and line-out sound alot better then the x1 or just a litle?

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IMO the X5 sounds significantly better than the X1.  The X5 seems to be a lot crisper and present than the X1.

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I've noticed that my X5 shows the startup flash screen when I start my car (i.e. when it starts charging via USB) but then immediately shows the charging icon.  Is there any way to set it to stay on upon charge, so that it either will start playing (I have the resume set to "last position") or where I'd just have to hit play to resume (like it is on the X1) instead of having to hold the power button down each time?  Thanks in advance!

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does the x5 through headphone and line-out sound alot better then the x1 or just a litle?

I use both -- portable set is X5 (gen1) &12a stack plus high quality IEMs to bring out the best in the X5/12a stack (and the IEMs) - all up a AUD$1000 combo - sounds awesome... drives full-size headphones too.

 

My X1 is connected to 'reasonably good' jbl portable speakers at work... for that purpose the X1 is good enough, easy to use etc .... X1 plus IEMs is fine, too ... (train/bus/car) ... for bigger headphones you'll will need some extra power (but still 'good enough' for low ohm hp) -- the X5 has that extra power (or at least more than the X1).

 

Portable use :  X5 to X1 with same IEMs (both without the 12a) is a noticeable jump in sound quality .... fuller, clearer, wider, cleaner, more refined all up (plus the extra features of the X5) .... ' a little or alot' is hard to qualify and fairly subjective ....  better by maybe 10% ?  15% ? ... no more I'd say -- but can you put up with a 'lower quality' once you experienced a 'better' sound? Even if 'only' 10% ? (I find it hard. 15% is actually a lot for many on this forum ... ). Are you willing to spend $300+ more for that increment? If money is really tight I'm sure people enjoy the sq of the X1 immensely. Additionally - The gain by spending more cash on IEMs is higher than gain of same money spent on the source.

 

Just to throw in another thought ... I take a second hand Cowon i10 or Colorfly C3 to the beach (each some $50 ebay) plus Vsonic vsd1 ($30) ... cheap $80 combos ... and do enjoy my music a lot (C3 over i10), even without the extra ?15% sound quality I'm used to at home or in other portable situations (minus sand and water...) ... but with the 'reassuring' knowledge and feeling that I will return from the beach to enjoy sound that meets the top of my budget :wink_face: 

 

You'll only find out by trying different DAPs & IEMs yourself -- if close to a shop then it's easy to chose  ... if no option to audition  locally (my situation) then buy second hand, try out, resell and move up the sq ladder and budget limits until you find your sweet spot. That's a lot of fun in itself (addictive actually :darthsmile:)

post #19271 of 19271

Hi All, 

Question for you: 

Why is it that certain albums converted from FLAC to OGG Vorbis will play completely seamlessly, and others will have gaps between the tracks? Sometimes just minuscule little pops, or sometimes larger gaps.  

I am converting the FLAC files through foobar.  If I convert them to LAME 320 CBR mp3s, that takes care of the problem...all gaps are gone.  But not with the .ogg files. 

Any ideas? Would love to figure out why this happens - and as I say - it's just certain random albums. 

Thanks all! 

Michael 

 

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