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post #4471 of 19484

Oh I wanted to know a distributor in the USA who has it on preorder. I guess noisy motel is not us based. On my phone atm and will check later.

 

 

ok, so I checked it is an Aussie based company within no presence in the USA, so will keep looking and post here when it is time.


Edited by Shenook - 2/14/14 at 12:49pm
post #4472 of 19484
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 I have also bought a pair of Shure 845's (an upgrade from Phonak Audeo 232)

There's an 845? Do you mean the SE846 by chance?

post #4473 of 19484
Yeah I'm pretty sure that's what he meant.
post #4474 of 19484
Welcome to Australia, where wages are great but electronics are expensive. The biggest reason I buy from local sellers is the warranty and replacement in case something goes wrong.
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Welcome to Australia, where wages are great but electronics are expensive. The biggest reason I buy from local sellers is the warranty and replacement in case something goes wrong.

^

 

Most audio companies only support, RMA, and give warranty support to devices bought officially from authorized sellers (most of which are 'local' in country). 

 

FiiO and many companies however are 'lenient' to an extent if you didn't (sold/fullfilled/stocked by Amazon isn't an authorized dealer for ...close to any audio brand) as you most likely still have a legit one.

 

Thankfully, unlike headphones, the prices that authorized fiio dealers put out in USA are basically the same if not better than the fakes/non authorizeds. 

post #4476 of 19484

Well I really want to get the X5, but I am still worried about the battery needing to eventually be replaced.

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Well I really want to get the X5, but I am still worried about the battery needing to eventually be replaced.

That is a valid worry for all and any device. But in our modern age, most devices are becomming more and more user un-replaceable to reduce costs, intergrate etc.

post #4478 of 19484

And we usually replace the device before we replace the battery.

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I am not sue if this will be classified as a bug, so I'll give it a try here before I log into Joe's bug list.

 

I bought my X5 from Toaboa just before the Chinese New Year (end of Jan), and have been using it literally everyday.  The first week was 20 hours per day break in, and around 2-4 hours per days after that.

 

So far the X5 has auto-power-off three times.  The first time was during the break in period, I wake up in the morning and noticed the X5 was off instead of playing the XLO burn-in track.  The second occasion was in the second week, it was several days after I stop the overnight burn-in, I was listening to the X5 with IEM (can't recall that, but I suppose that is irrelevant), and the song mute in the middle suddenly.  The X5 was placed inside a small "handy" carrier bag, I took it out and it was off, I press the power button as usual, and the X5 come back to life and start to play at the exact line where it left off. 

 

The third happened two days ago when I was traveling on a long coach in mainland China for business, I was holding the X5 while listening, and the machine just black out suddenly like the previous time.  Again I powered on the unit and it come back to life immediately.

 

I always set my X5 to lock 1, I use 32G Scan disk when I am on the go, and my library was mainly FLAC, with around 10% in WAV and AIFF, almost all songs are in 16/44/1 with only a handful of the entries are high res.

 

So I had three auto-power-off in two weeks, it  starts to worry me.  Am I the only unlucky one among the early birds?  Did Fiio receive similar reports from their first batch customer in Mainland China?

 

For the record, I am a happy and proud X5 users, have bring my X5 to "seduce" my friends and also get a chance to pair with or compare against different gears.  The fact the I feel comfortable to do this again and again suggested that the comparison are on the positive side to X5.  I am more or less done on my portable setup by now, maybe I'll check out the Calyx-M but that about it for the moment, I'll be focus on the big cans from here on, and the one that I have in mind is Koss ESP950, using X5 as source to plug into the Koss energiser directly, wonder anyone has done similar things before (I am referring to the idea of a DAP + electrostatic without any DAC or pre-amp in between)?










Edited by Andykong - 2/14/14 at 9:21pm
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Andy, I have had two auto-power-offs for no reason in the one month that I have had the X5. Once I was walking around and the music stopped playing. I thought 'the battery can't have run out yet...' It hadn't. When I took the X5 out of my bag, it was turned off. I turned it on and kept going.

 

The other time I stopped the player and unplugged the headphones. When I returned to the X5 a couple of minutes later, it was turned off and did not want to restart. I thought that I might have to do my first ever 'pin into hole' reset but after a couple of minutes it did start.

 

I can't explain it. It qualifies as a bug. (To the credit of the X5, I still have not had to do a reset.)


Edited by cooperpwc - 2/14/14 at 9:34pm
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Andy, I have had two auto-power-offs for no reason in the one month that I have had the X5. Once I was walking around and the music stopped playing. I thought 'the battery can't have run out yet...' It hadn't. When I took the X5 out of my bag, it was turned off. I turned it on and kept going.

 

The other time I stopped the player and unplugged the headphones. When I returned to the X5 a couple of minutes later, it was turned off and did not want to restart. I thought that I might have to do my first ever 'pin into hole' reset but after a couple of minutes it did start.

 

I can't explain it. It qualifies as a bug. (To the credit of the X5, I still have not had to do a reset.)

It does concern me though.  Just like anything it might just be a symptom of something worse down the line.  Not that I am trying to put down the X5, just eager to get my hands on one but hopefully this issue you see is a firmware fix or something and not something systemic.  Can you let us know if the problem gets worse?  

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Originally Posted by Shenook View Post
 

It does concern me though.  Just like anything it might just be a symptom of something worse down the line.  Not that I am trying to put down the X5, just eager to get my hands on one but hopefully this issue you see is a firmware fix or something and not something systemic.  Can you let us know if the problem gets worse?  

 

Sure, I will. I am actually not too concerned. I have found the X5 to be quite reliable overall - except for the database which does not work properly yet - but I like to browse folders and files anyway.

 

Incidentally, it has occurred to me that the shutdown where the X5 briefly would not restart might have been caused by static electricity discharge when I unplugged the headphones as I did hear a tiny pop at that moment. Here the fault lies with The Heaven VI; one downside to its very sturdy flat cables is the potential to generate static electricity with certain materials and in certain conditions.


Edited by cooperpwc - 2/14/14 at 10:40pm
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Sure, I will. I am actually not too concerned. I have found the X5 to be quite reliable overall - except for the database which does not work properly yet - but I like to browse folders and files anyway.

Incidentally, it has occurred to me that the shutdown where the X5 briefly would not restart might have been caused by static electricity discharge when I unplugged the headphones as I did hear a tiny pop at that moment. Here the fault lies with The Heaven VI; one downside to its very sturdy flat cables is the potential to generate static electricity with certain materials and in certain conditions.

But in my case, all three auto-power-off happened when the X5 was playing with headphone plug in, since I am in lock screen 1, so the button are excluded for that matters.

From my equipment list, you probably notice that I have DX100 and Dx50, and I sure say this loud that X5 is very reliable when compare to my previous DAPs, I am a minimal person, so I am contended with basic UI and features, I use Folder view exclusively, and I didn't use any playlist on DAP so far -- I much prefer the drag and drop dynamic type playlist on Foobar2000 and I am looking forward to try the Calyx-M because of that. Having said that, I am very interested to find out the root cause as while I can tolerant minimal features, reliability and quality are the lines that I won't give in.
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

Sure, I will. I am actually not too concerned. I have found the X5 to be quite reliable overall - except for the database which does not work properly yet - but I like to browse folders and files anyway.

 

Incidentally, it has occurred to me that the shutdown where the X5 briefly would not restart might have been caused by static electricity discharge when I unplugged the headphones as I did hear a tiny pop at that moment. Here the fault lies with The Heaven VI; one downside to its very sturdy flat cables is the potential to generate static electricity with certain materials and in certain conditions.

 

Cooper - one of the things the X5 does is stop playing when you remove the headphone jack (just like an iPod).  If the X5 isn't playing anything, and no buttons are pressed - after a while (not sure of the default time), it turns itself off (auto-shutoff) to conserve battery.  You can adjust the auto shut-off time in 'settings'.

 

This might explain one of those shut downs anyway.

post #4485 of 19484

I really appreciate that feature on the X5. I think the AK120 did it when it was stock also.

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