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post #3316 of 19521
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

IT has been stated that there will not be. The user will have to provide their own to use it as the X5 doesn't have internal storage. 
Okay thanks , I thought this applies only to the X5 tour frown.gif
post #3317 of 19521

My X5 is in.

 

Nice packaging with a variety of accessories, even comes with a FIIO T-shirt! 

 

Build quality seems very good. It's a lot heavier and bigger than I expected. Compared to my Hifiman 901, it has the same height but 5mm wider and a lot thinner. I don't know the exact weight of the X5 but it feels very dense and just a little lighter than the 901.

 

Interface is a huge improvement over the X3. I like the scroll wheel, it's smooth and snappy. 

 

USB DAC works as expected, just like the X3.

 

A few minor gripes:

- The forward and backward buttons only work in the "Now Playing" screen.

- Only the power button can be used to wake the screen up..pressing others have no effect.

 

More impressions to come later...

 

EDIT: volume control not working when screen is off.. strange...


Edited by pekingduck - 1/17/14 at 10:30pm
post #3318 of 19521
Would love to see you compare it with your 901
post #3319 of 19521
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post
 

My X5 is in.

 

Nice packaging with a variety of accessories, even comes with a FIIO T-shirt!

 

Build quality seems very good. It's a lot heavier and bigger than I expected. Compared to my Hifiman 901, it has the same height but 5mm wider and a lot thinner. I don't know the exact weight of the X5 but it feels very dense and just a little lighter than the 901.

 

Interface is a huge improvement over the X3. I like the scroll wheel, it's smooth and snappy.

 

USB DAC works as expected, just like the X3.

 

A few minor gripes:

- The forward and backward buttons only work in the "Now Playing" screen.

- Only the power button can be used to wake the screen up..pressing others have no effect.

 

More impressions to come later...

 

EDIT: volume control not working when screen is off.. strange...

 

 

I'm jealous! But excited too. :-)

 

That volume issue sounds like one for a future firmware upgrade...

post #3320 of 19521


Does it require USB OTG function to use this ? From previous posts it was mentioned that USB OTG function will not be included in the current firmware , unless of course , the card reader is for future usage .
post #3321 of 19521
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

I use X3's line-out to portable amp all the time, and no, I don't hear any mid-bass hump. I do believe you might be mixing the thickness of the sound (quality) and the amount of SPL (quantity) together. If you were indeed referring to the warmth of X3, then yes, X3 is on the warm side. But it doesn't equal to a mid-bass hump.

 

While I do value your opinion more than most, my experience is simply not the same, and I am definitely not mistaking "thickness" or "quality" of the sound for bloated, wooly bass.  What I'm hearing is not subtle - it is obvious and immeidately noticeable.  More importantly, other X3 owners have reported exactly the same problem with the line out. 

 

Rather than listen through a portable amp (something I haven't tried yet), I would suggest you try connecting the X3's line out to a home audio system. 

 

I suppose it's also possible that some of us have received an X3 with a defect in the lineout?  If it was just me experiencing this issue with the X3, that would be the obvious conclusion, but it's not just me. 

post #3322 of 19521
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Originally Posted by hilosxdd View Post



Does it require USB OTG function to use this ? From previous posts it was mentioned that USB OTG function will not be included in the current firmware , unless of course , the card reader is for future usage .

 

there are a USB OTG cable for future firmware update so you can use can connect with some USB device like U disk. 

 

and the TF card reader is to help you transfer the files from your PC to the TF card at a fast speed, because the speed in X5 itself can only reach 5M/s, but it can reach at least 16M/s with the TF card reader.

post #3323 of 19521
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

 

I'm jealous! But excited too. :-)

 

That volume issue sounds like one for a future firmware upgrade...

 

people can choose whether the volume control is valid or not in the settings menu when the screen is off.


Edited by JamesFiiO - 1/18/14 at 12:08am
post #3324 of 19521
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Originally Posted by hilosxdd View Post

It's 2098 RMB , which is around 345-350USD wink.gif

Thanks for the correction! biggrin.gif
post #3325 of 19521

The firmware seems really well sorted out judging the responses from Fiio so far.

 

Looks like this will be a hit out the park for the X5 and even though it might be missing a couple of software features, as long as playback,tagging etc works 100%

 

we have a winner.

post #3326 of 19521
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

people can choose whether the volume control is valid or not in the settings menu when the screen is off.

 

That is great, James. Thanks for the info. 

post #3327 of 19521
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

people can choose whether the volume control is valid or not in the settings menu when the screen is off.

In case pekingduck has trouble finding it, go to System Settings->Key-lock settings and choose Lockscreen 2. This will allow the volume, play / pause, previous and next buttons to work while the screen is locked. (Lockscreen 1 locks out all buttons except the power button itself)
post #3328 of 19521
Man I am excited!
Can't wait to read more reviews!

Just wondering, when will X5 arrive in Australia and New Zealand?
post #3329 of 19521
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Originally Posted by jj69 View Post
 

 

While I do value your opinion more than most, my experience is simply not the same, and I am definitely not mistaking "thickness" or "quality" of the sound for bloated, wooly bass.  What I'm hearing is not subtle - it is obvious and immeidately noticeable.  More importantly, other X3 owners have reported exactly the same problem with the line out. 

 

Rather than listen through a portable amp (something I haven't tried yet), I would suggest you try connecting the X3's line out to a home audio system. 

 

I suppose it's also possible that some of us have received an X3 with a defect in the lineout?  If it was just me experiencing this issue with the X3, that would be the obvious conclusion, but it's not just me. 

 

I did measure the line-out before, it is as flat as the headphone-out (given the same signal feeds into the amp section). Again, I don't hear any mid bass hump even on my desktop speaker. The line-out doesn't have a particularly good soundstage and separation, causing the overall imaging to be focusing more on the centre. Could that be why you think it has a mid bass hump?

post #3330 of 19521
Im incredibly biased towards the CS4398 used in the Colorfly C4 Pro. But im sure the X5 will probably stack up fine.

Now who wants to see
Fiio X3 , FiiO X5, Colorfly C4 Pro, Astell Kern AK 120 shootout?
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