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Man, I hope MSRP sticks for the US...
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

Man, I hope MSRP sticks for the US...

I've noted that upon initial FiiO device release, the official retailers up the price a bit. The E12 (MSRP $120) was sold for something around $150 by official retailers upon launch if I remember correctly, and the same happened for others as well. I'm expecting the X5 to be sold for $370-$400 in USA upon initial first batch release. 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

I've noted that upon initial FiiO device release, the official retailers up the price a bit. The E12 (MSRP $120) was sold for something around $150 by official retailers upon launch if I remember correctly, and the same happened for others as well. I'm expecting the X5 to be sold for $370-$400 in USA upon initial first batch release. 

 

yeah that tends to happen,ill just wait for one to pop up in the forums.

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Originally Posted by rdsreference View Post

FIIO never disappoint when it comes to sound and value I would love the x5 to be compared to an AK 100 or even A 120 I have a feeling it will punch above it weight.

If you read the X5 Preview thread, you will see some previewers had already stated X5 sounds better than AK100. Some of them stated that it sounds better than AK120. One even stated that it even sounds better than AK240.

Fiio is the winner when it comes to Price/Performance Ratio in the DAP market in my opinion.
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I have an X5 on pre-order, which will replace my Cowon J3. I have also bought a pair of Shure 845's (an upgrade from Phonak Audeo 232) after doing some research, so very excited at the moment!

 

Has anyone tried the X5 with the 845's? Would they be OK to drive straight from the X5 and would they sound better with silver cables?? Possibly sill questions but I'm fairly new to the high end audio game.

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I agree completely I sincerely doubt it could compete with the AK 240 but after an awful experience with a HM 901 and numerous great experiences with Fiio I certainly wouldn't bet against them. I will buy an x5 and I would be tempted to buy an AK 240 if I had time to give it a serious audition. I'm backing fiio to beat competition that costs significantly more.
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Originally Posted by vilhelm44 View Post
 

I have an X5 on pre-order, which will replace my Cowon J3. I have also bought a pair of Shure 845's (an upgrade from Phonak Audeo 232) after doing some research, so very excited at the moment!

 

Has anyone tried the X5 with the 845's? Would they be OK to drive straight from the X5 and would they sound better with silver cables?? Possibly sill questions but I'm fairly new to the high end audio game.


Vilhelm, I plan on using the same setup, the Shure SE846's w/ the X5, I would also be curious to hear any comments on the pairing and whether a cable upgrade would be beneficial.

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Good thing I found out about this before pulling the trigger on the X3.  I think the extra 150-200 will be worth it :)

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Originally Posted by Shenook View Post
 

ummm why does noisy motel sell it for $419 when retail is $349. We going to have to pay over retail for hese things now? I remember a friend getting his ibassos for retail msrp day 1. Hmmm...

 

$419 is in AUD and includes all our local taxes and duties...

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Originally Posted by aural bliss View Post
 

Good thing I found out about this before pulling the trigger on the X3.  I think the extra 150-200 will be worth it :)

I personally think so. The X5 is better than the X3 is almost every way. The things the X3 does better can be fixed by the X5 through software additions so I'm not worried.

 

But do keep in mind, that FiiO, like any company, uses price tiers for consumers based on how much their budget is. 

 

So yes, while the X5 is worth, check your wallet first. No shame in an X3, HiSound, Apple etc 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

I personally think so. The X5 is better than the X3 is almost every way. The things the X3 does better can be fixed by the X5 through software additions so I'm not worried.

 

But do keep in mind, that FiiO, like any company, uses price tiers for consumers based on how much their budget is. 

 

So yes, while the X5 is worth, check your wallet first. No shame in an X3, HiSound, Apple etc 

 

If this is really 350 USD (CAD) when released then I'm sold

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Originally Posted by aural bliss View Post
 

 

If this is really 350 USD (CAD) when released then I'm sold


That's going to be closer to 400 in Canada with the dollar doing a nosedive.

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Originally Posted by aural bliss View Post
 

Good thing I found out about this before pulling the trigger on the X3.  I think the extra 150-200 will be worth it :)

 

You can check my review on the X5, there are a lot of comparisons with the X3. 

If you ask me, go for the X5

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Originally Posted by billymav View Post
 

 

$419 is in AUD and includes all our local taxes and duties...

That's quite an excellent deal once you factor in Australian wages...

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$419 actually translated to about USD $377 which I think is reasonable....
Especially as Noisy Motel offers free shipping on it...

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