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post #361 of 19490

By 'swap', I do mean a quick soldering off / on kind of job.

post #362 of 19490

Yeah, that's how I read it. What I meant is, swapping without soldering would be somewhat less scarier.

post #363 of 19490
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

the secret of iPod's fast response and user experience is 

 

70% or even 80% work is done by iTune in Mac or PC, the 30% or 20% is done by iPod itself.

 

iPod does not need to support so many kind of music format but just one formate, and the music stored in iPod has been organized very well and all the information ( tag, ID3) are exactly the same position in the files.

 

you can think that X3 includes a build in iTune, and you need to consider that even iTune take time to convert mp3, wav to Apple's format.

 

James... think of the billions that's spent on the R&D of Apple products and people expect the same ease of use, UI, and every other useless application that has no real use so it just becomes a gadget, that's not what I really want from FiiO... I want a DAP that's easy to use & load my music onto, a has great SQ... I'm a happy chappy then.

 

All this touch screen malarkey & whether it can do a tap-dance at 192-playback really isn't necessary in a music-player imho. 

post #364 of 19490

I agree with you mate. I also want easy to use dap, great SQ, physical control buttons (hate touchscreen!) and hi res playback support. Capacity and battery is also important but if I don't get 50 hours of battery I won't complain, around 12 15 is sufficient and the current capacity of X5 is also fine too (dual microsd slots)

 

I trust in FiiO and love their products, love their communication with us. They have my full support and I know I am not alone. They deserve that for sure.

 

Patiently waiting.

post #365 of 19490

agreed...

 

until I got the E12 I was a bit suspect of Chinese products (which is a bit of a oxymoron as I owned a pair of Monitor Audio GS10's which were made in China & had a flawless build quality), it was a pre-release model (I was one of the lucky 20)... the build & form factor of the E12 really is hard to fault, SQ is pretty much there as well imo.

post #366 of 19490

E12 is an awesome product indeed, I will be happy to pair it with X5 and be a total FiiO guy biggrin.gif

post #367 of 19490
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

I agree with you mate. I also want easy to use dap, great SQ, physical control buttons (hate touchscreen!) and hi res playback support. Capacity and battery is also important but if I don't get 50 hours of battery I won't complain, around 12 15 is sufficient and the current capacity of X5 is also fine too (dual microsd slots)


Damned trance music- my 64G microSD card is stuffed lol. So the dual card slots is one of the features of the X5 that I'm really salivating over....

post #368 of 19490

The X3 is really close to a perfect player (on paper),  I almost ready to assume the X5 will fill the voids not filled by the X3....

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The X3 is really close to a perfect player (on paper),  I almost ready to assume the X5 will fill the voids not filled by the X3....


Actually, I have to refresh myself on how the X5 will be different/better than the X3. The X3 at $200 would pretty much be perfect for me if it had dual card slots.

post #370 of 19490
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Actually, I have to refresh myself on how the X5 will be different/better than the X3. The X3 at $200 would pretty much be perfect for me if it had dual card slots.

Any specific reason you need the dual card slots?

It is because less often for you to swap among the memory cards?

post #371 of 19490
^ Yes. I don't really want to swap cards. I want 2 x 64 GB cards in the unit. I already have 1 card, so another one would be another $60.

I don't know when 128GB cards will be available, or affordable.
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^ Yes. I don't really want to swap cards. I want 2 x 64 GB cards in the unit. I already have 1 card, so another one would be another $60.

I don't know when 128GB cards will be available, or affordable.

Do you really need that much music with you everywhere you go?  I have an iPod with a little over 70GB of music on it, and a Cowon with 60+GB on it, but most of the time those two players stay home unless I am going to be away from home for more than a day....they're bigger than my ultra-portables. Most days I can leave the house with one or the other Clip Zip and so I'll have either 16 or 20GB on hand, and that's almost always enough to carry me through until I get home (my old e280 is in my backpack, but that just has a 4GB folder on it I use as a shuffle all mix for plugging into the stereo at work). The heavy rotation stuff goes on the Zips, and the rest generally I listen to at home.

 

Of course, I don't fill my DAPs with lossless files, either....high bitrate LAME or AAC files work just fine on a DAP IMO.

post #373 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Do you really need that much music with you everywhere you go?  I have an iPod with a little over 70GB of music on it, and a Cowon with 60+GB on it, but most of the time those two players stay home unless I am going to be away from home for more than a day....they're bigger than my ultra-portables. Most days I can leave the house with one or the other Clip Zip and so I'll have either 16 or 20GB on hand, and that's almost always enough to carry me through until I get home (my old e280 is in my backpack, but that just has a 4GB folder on it I use as a shuffle all mix for plugging into the stereo at work). The heavy rotation stuff goes on the Zips, and the rest generally I listen to at home.

Of course, I don't fill my DAPs with lossless files, either....high bitrate LAME or AAC files work just fine on a DAP IMO.
I think that is a key here: lossy or lossless. If you have only (or almost only) lossless files, then capacity is going to be an issue.

I have three 32GB and one 64GB cards for my DAP + 8 GB onboard. This is because I don't want to select what music to bring or not. In other words: Transferring files and deleting others I want to keep at a minimum. So basically I have about 80% of my music on SD cards.
post #374 of 19490

Agreed. Loseless files take absolutely so much space and the capacity becomes an issue. I prefer as large capacity as possible.

post #375 of 19490
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post


Actually, I have to refresh myself on how the X5 will be different/better than the X3. The X3 at $200 would pretty much be perfect for me if it had dual card slots.

 

 

That's the main one for me too.  Also, allowing for larger cards, as they come available, down the road.  And just as a reminder to you iPod folks (I'm one too), 24/192 and even 24/96 files are quite large compared to lets say Lossless CD rips.

 

DSD support would be good too, and many think that might be the next big thing.

 

I want to stress gapless playback, and I know the X3 say its supported, but I want to be sure it is actually in there.

 

Oh, and here's the dream of dreams......balanced output.  I know a RSA plug or mini XLR could fit on the side of a DAP.  Someone needs to be first, why not Fiio?

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