or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › The Fiio X5 Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Fiio X5 Thread - Page 291

post #4351 of 19490
Quote:
Originally Posted by viet1357911 View Post
 

I don't think so ...
"Just to give an idea of where things stand now in terms of SQ, it’s: X3 < DX50 < X5 < AK100 Mk1 < AK100 Mk2"


I think he was ranking them based on price. :p

post #4352 of 19490
Double post please delete.
Edited by Shenook - 2/10/14 at 7:17am
post #4353 of 19490

i wish they would hurry up and release it. Im gonna sell off my cowon j3

post #4354 of 19490
After reading this thread I only have gathered a few total "possible" cons for the x5

-size albeit not the largest in the market
-no onboard memory
-no WiFi thus no DLNA streaming
-possibly UI non-intuitive
-no balanced connections
-non-replaceable battery

please correct me if something is completely incorrect.

Even with cons I am still highly considering this if it blows the pants off the dx90 in sq.
Edited by Shenook - 2/10/14 at 7:16am
post #4355 of 19490
Quote:
Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 


I think he was ranking them based on price. :p

LoL i think he just wanna reduce the Hype. U guy make a big hype for this player and it's not good :))))

post #4356 of 19490
Quote:
Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 


I think he was ranking them based on price. :p

LOL

post #4357 of 19490
Quote:
Originally Posted by viet1357911 View Post
 

LoL i think he just wanna reduce the Hype. U guy make a big hype for this player and it's not good :))))


No problem, I dont know that website very much. Many reviews in my city are very bad also especially the newspaper articles that talk about audiophile DAP, pretty sure the distro paid and pulling strings to be mentioned. Reading users' comments on headfi is probably more useful than reading professional reviews. I am fortunate in a sense that I can demo all those DAPs since this hobby is quite popular here.

post #4358 of 19490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shenook View Post

After reading this thread I only have gathered a few total "possible" cons for the x5

-size albeit not the largest in the market
-no onboard memory
-no WiFi thus no DLNA streaming
-possibly UI non-intuitive
-no balanced connections
-non-replaceable battery

please correct me if something is completely incorrect.

Even with cons I am still highly considering this if it blows the pants off the dx90 in sq.

U r correct on all counts. Size is like ipod if i recall correcrly. Ui so far is ok for me.
post #4359 of 19490
Quote:
Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

U r correct on all counts. Size is like ipod if i recall correcrly. Ui so far is ok for me.

It's slightly larger than the iPod, longer and thicker.

See photos below:


post #4360 of 19490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

I think that's foolish to say, there are bad reviews too of products Mike sells and not all the writers have a store, they have nothing to gain.

But to each his opinion of course :o


You're probably right - I shouldn't have mentioned the fact that they sell gear they review without evidence of bias.

post #4361 of 19490
Joe and James, I have been reading this thread for what seems like forever, and never seen a response regarding the user interface issue of sorting by artist then album then song. Are you guys going to implement and add a second layer beneath artist to allow sorting by albums within the users interface? Please advise.
post #4362 of 19490
There was another review by headfonics on X5
http://headfonics.com/2014/02/the-x5-by-fiio/

Just realised the earlier author wasn't Mike :/
post #4363 of 19490
I'm surprised that Mike would out out such a "big" review riddled with so many grammatical errors...

Grammar aside, I found his comments on the UI and design to be quite interesting. That the scroll wheel cannot be used to change the volume is Byzantine and silly; while I do think that any UI can be fully learned with time, there should be no doubt for the consumer when it comes to volume selection. If some American idiot, having been unable to change the volume, blows his ears out, be ready for the frivolous litigation that is sure to follow.

As for what he said of the design--well, he didn't sound too convincing. What I do want to ask, though, are for your impressions of real build quality. How close is Fiio to Apple-like construction? Does the X5 feel like the fragile hunk of plastic that the DX50 is?

I will be reserving my X5 the moment that it is finally listed for preorder, but, like any savvy consumer, I wish to clear any doubts I might have before making my final commitment.
post #4364 of 19490
Quote:
Originally Posted by FatmanSize48 View Post

I'm surprised that Mike would out out such a "big" review riddled with so many grammatical errors...

Grammar aside, I found his comments on the UI and design to be quite interesting. That the scroll wheel cannot be used to change the volume is Byzantine and silly; while I do think that any UI can be fully learned with time, there should be no doubt for the consumer when it comes to volume selection. If some American idiot, having been unable to change the volume, blows his ears out, be ready for the frivolous litigation that is sure to follow.

As for what he said of the design--well, he didn't sound too convincing. What I do want to ask, though, are for your impressions of real build quality. How close is Fiio to Apple-like construction? Does the X5 feel like the fragile hunk of plastic that the DX50 is?

I will be reserving my X5 the moment that it is finally listed for preorder, but, like any savvy consumer, I wish to clear any doubts I might have before making my final commitment.

 

Actually Mike at Headphonia is wrong. If you hold the centre button for about one second, a volume graphic comes up and the scroll wheel adjusts volume. This only works when the screen is unlocked so safety is not an issue in my view.

post #4365 of 19490
I remembered Mike criticizing the AK100 and hated the sound in his AK100 review.
I'm questioning his turnaround in his recent review comparisons..
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › The Fiio X5 Thread