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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

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.

Yeah i stopped reading when he started Comparing everything to apple. Not all companies follows apples UI or their controls, just how it is. I seriously doubt he even read the manual. He picked it up and expected it to control and respond like an ipod; which it isn't.

Yes there is growing pains and a learning curve to NOT try to use muscle memory learned from ipods when holding the x5 but if you seriously give it a chance the controls aren't as un-intuitive as he puts it. It's just different.
post #4367 of 19481
Hallelujah--I'm happy to hear that Mike is wrong. His love of the AK100 is rather suspicious, as he did complain a good deal about how "dead" of a player it is. I'm thinking that sales have since skyrocketed of the AK100 and that he'd rather stick to the higher margins afforded by iRiver products.
post #4368 of 19481
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

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.


Agreed. And if you press the volume button once and the volume GUI comes up, you can then use the scroll as well...

post #4369 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post

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 :/

I'm considering either W-5000 or LCD 2 Rev2. Very happy to read this review

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 I am also very pleased to say the X5 has no issues at all driving the LCD-2 rev 2 either which after the above par DAP performance on the HE6 I half expected. Again caveats a go go here, its not the last word on amping for the LCD-2 with a bit of shimmer in the upper mids and a reduced sound stage and a slightly polite bass reproduction but it will give you a degree of portable pleasure on the LCD-2 no doubt about it.

I know I can get more from LCD-2 with desktop amp, but I'm a lazy guy and need only simple setup. I will try X3 with LCD2 rev2 at shop next week before make a final decision between ATH-W500 and LCD2 :D

post #4370 of 19481

Where can this thing be bought in America, starting to see a lot of reviews coming in but I still don't see it for sale anywhere?

post #4371 of 19481
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post
 

Where can this thing be bought in America, starting to see a lot of reviews coming in but I still don't see it for sale anywhere?


Global release to be around March I believe, it is already available on the Chinese market where it was first launched.

post #4372 of 19481

One man doesn't celebrate X5 and everyone come to say him 'Stupid' :floatsmile::floatsmile::floatsmile:  (sorry for my grammar...) 

post #4373 of 19481

Re Mike's review.

 

I'm guessing - by the way the review is written - that he didn't spend much time at all with the X5. It's either that or his own personal bias to another player has influenced his writing. That's OK - it's his preference.

But the little things like commenting on the back of the player - really ..... ?

Anyway -

  • You can use scroll wheel to change volume by simply pressing and holding center button (as already pointed out by Cooper)
  • You can use volume controls when screen is off (as well as the other buttons. You just have to switch to different lock screen in the settings
  • If he couldn't figure out the buttons, then I don't think he really spend that much time with it. After the first full day I found them quite intuitive, and after 5 days, navigating was compeltely natural.
  • Navigation buttons are on the front (ffwd, rwd, pause/play) - Mike just didn't take the time to actually activate the alternate lock-screen.
  • On the size issue - he doesn't take into account that these have a pretty powerful amp inside. So much so that you really don't need to add an add on amp. So try comparing the X5 size to say an iPod + even the slimmest amp (Arrow). I personally don't see a problem.


I notice he also didn't mention the line out, digital out, or use as a stand alone DAC.

All in all not a very thorough review. But it's his POV and (like us) he's welcome to state it smily_headphones1.gif 

post #4374 of 19481

Does the X5 sound anything similar to the Cowen J3?

post #4375 of 19481
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

Does the X5 sound anything similar to the Cowen J3?

 

I hope not :rolleyes:  (I'm listening to my J3 right now, BTW)

 

 

X5 should sound at least 3x better than the J3. Hopefully...

post #4376 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

I hope not :rolleyes:  (I'm listening to my J3 right now, BTW)

 

 

X5 should sound at least 3x better than the J3. Hopefully...

 

Do you mean x5x3x=15 times better? :wink_face:

 

There must be lots of Micro details. :)

post #4377 of 19481
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

Does the X5 sound anything similar to the Cowen J3?


Sounds better than the iMod. :wink_face: 

post #4378 of 19481
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 


Sounds better than the iMod. :wink_face: 

 

Problem is I don't have a iMod only DMod. LOL.

 

Seriously, my friend you really should try to listen to one diymod with the clean LO (by that I mean the lod pins lifted off board and bridged to the dac directly without caps). Get a lod cable using the HGA pure silver with cotton dielectric, and then plug the babe to a UHA-6S. The reason for the UHA is it does not use dc blocking caps yet capable of compensating the 1500 mV DC.

 

With the above, you have the cleanest audio path from the dac to amp output. With the cleanest audio path, you will hear and understand what the word "transparency" means.

 

With that said, I can't wait to get my hands on a X5 when it's available in the US so I can prove how good mine sounds. :wink_face:

 

Time to do some comparisons after I have done everything for the DIY project.

post #4379 of 19481
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

 

Problem is I don't have a iMod only DMod. LOL.

 

Seriously, my friend you really should try to listen to one diymod with the clean LO (by that I mean the lod pins lifted off board and bridged to the dac directly without caps). Get a lod cable using the HGA pure silver with cotton dielectric, and then plug the babe to a UHA-6S. The reason for the UHA is it does not use dc blocking caps yet capable of compensating the 1500 mV DC.

 

With the above, you have the cleanest audio path from the dac to amp output. With the cleanest audio path, you will hear and understand what the word "transparency" means.

 

With that said, I can't wait to get my hands on a X5 when it's available in the US so I can prove how good mine sounds. :wink_face:

 

Time to do some comparisons after I have done everything for the DIY project.


I have one in my possession and it is clean, you are talking to one who has perfected the use of internal caps on iMods and sorry to say that but it isn't beating the X5, that is the harsh reality. But please when you put your hand on one, do compare.

post #4380 of 19481
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 


I have one in my possession and it is clean, you are talking to one who has perfected the use of internal caps on iMods and sorry to say that but it isn't beating the X5, that is the harsh reality. But please when you put your hand on one, do compare.

 

You are the man. :beerchug:

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