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post #4501 of 19490
Kind of a double post from the big X3 thread here. Just wondering if anything similar has happened with the X5...

My X3 just froze. Probably the worst I've experienced so far.

I tried to turn it on with the lock slider on. As soon as I got the warning that it was locked and that the X3 would shut off, I slid the lock slider to the off position. This caused the X3 to freeze. I held down the power button for 10 seconds to power off the X3 and then powered of back on. It was still frozen. I reset it and it was still frozen. I finally powered off, removed the SD card, powered if back on, and if finally worked. I thought for a minute that I'd bricked it and am glad it finally unfroze!

Thanks,
Nikolaus
post #4502 of 19490
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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post

Is Gapless playback ON? I have a Fiio X3, and I've had issues with the DAP shutting down spontaneously with Gapless ON. I don't have that problem when Gapless is set to OFF. I filed a bug for this for the X3. Not sure if anyone filed a similar bug for the X5. Just a thought...

Maybe it is related, maybe nit. Since this doesn't happen very often, so we can't be sure if problem is solved even the device wont auto off in next 1 or 2 weeks after that.

I suggeated we treat this as independent issues instead if group into X3-freeze after gapless issue, and since I am not the only one run into rhe situation, I hope Fiio will look into this, invesrigate if this is a common problem (e.g., check with their first batch customer/dealers/shops) and come out with a slution if that is indeed a "problem".
Edited by Andykong - 2/16/14 at 12:17am
post #4503 of 19490
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

Ummm....how can it be "fine" if it can't play Gapless tracks without it freezing?

He sure can, he is entitle to his opinion, if he don't need gapless in his personal use, why can't he say that?

He is not speaking for you, and you have no say in his opinion either.
post #4504 of 19490

I believe in posting everything good and bad - and I will continue to do so - but it would be a shame for people to think that the X5 is unreliable. One month in and I have found it to be rather bullet proof. I browse by folders...

 

It's a lazy rainy Sunday afternoon here and I'm having another great session with the Heaven VI, no external amp. I've spent a lot of money on portable audio but I'd be hard pressed to point to a better value pleasure proposition than the X5. Just one man's opinion but I think that it sounds great.

post #4505 of 19490

Ultimately you have to try a piece of equipment yourself or it's just gossip in my book. Reviews can be helpful, but piling on without hearing something with your own ears is childish.

post #4506 of 19490
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post
 

Ultimately you have to try a piece of equipment yourself or it's just gossip in my book. Reviews can be helpful, but piling on without hearing something with your own ears is childish.

Agreed.

post #4507 of 19490

Totally agree. Sometimes I wonder if people do it to justify not purchasing the item lol. To make themselves feel better?

post #4508 of 19490

Agreed, it's always better experiencing it first hand. It's getting difficult to buy having many choices this time around and also the fact their releases are very close to each other on one hand and than the limited finances on the other. One definitively has to reason with oneself in order to go ahead and open the wallet. I am pretty sure that if the decision is not to go ahead, there will be some feeling of missing an opportunity but such is life. ;)

post #4509 of 19490
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post
 

Ultimately you have to try a piece of equipment yourself or it's just gossip in my book. Reviews can be helpful, but piling on without hearing something with your own ears is childish.

 

I disagree with that. The whole point of having a forum and reviews is to get an impression of whether a product fits your needs.   You are right, some subjective things can only be determined by trying yourself - for a lot of other things, user feedback and *unbiased* reporting/feedback can go a long way towards helping people avoid unsuitable purchases.

post #4510 of 19490
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Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
 

 

I disagree with that. The whole point of having a forum and reviews is to get an impression of whether a product fits your needs.   You are right, some subjective things can only be determined by trying yourself - for a lot of other things, user feedback and *unbiased* reporting/feedback can go a long way towards helping people avoid unsuitable purchases.


Especially in the way of equipment with firmware, there are software and general usability issues that the manufacture naturally won't address outright. So you'd perhaps come on here to find user reviews of the interface, sound floor, ease of use, weight, and other such things that are a bit more objective than a personal taste in sound.

post #4511 of 19490
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

I browse by folders...

i always browse by folders too for my X3. It's the most simple way for me to organize and find all my music. I'll be doing the same for the X5.

post #4512 of 19490
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Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
 

 

I disagree with that. The whole point of having a forum and reviews is to get an impression of whether a product fits your needs.   You are right, some subjective things can only be determined by trying yourself - for a lot of other things, user feedback and *unbiased* reporting/feedback can go a long way towards helping people avoid unsuitable purchases.

 

You have a point but at the same time you risk getting burned when listening to advice period. Whether that be on this forum or anywhere else for that matter. I've been burned several times on this forum and with time I've learned who I can trust and who I can't. Still that doesn't mean I won't be disappointed in all future purchases. But I've at least minimized the risk. It's when you find individuals who you share common preferences with & concepts of sound is where it's really at.


Edited by lee730 - 2/16/14 at 12:57pm
post #4513 of 19490
It's definately good to have a reviewer you read regularly and can trust their opinions but the point about concepts of sound is even more important, in my opinion. You have to develop a taste in how you like your equipment to perform and go from there. Experience will tell you if you prefer Solid State vs. Tubes for example, more than any reviewer can tell you your own personal preferences.
post #4514 of 19490
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

It's definately good to have a reviewer you read regularly and can trust their opinions but the point about concepts of sound is even more important, in my opinion. You have to develop a taste in how you like your equipment to perform and go from there. Experience will tell you if you prefer Solid State vs. Tubes for example, more than any reviewer can tell you your own personal preferences.

 

Exactly, goldendarko. As said above, experience goes hand in hand with what I said. It's quite a far-shot to expect results from only reviews. Although a lot of the time it is all we have without having to dish out dough upfront.

post #4515 of 19490
Exactly, I wish this hobby was more well spread, for most of us there's not even a hi-fi shop or meet within 100 miles which makes online reviews all we have to go by. Luckily the more time you are in this hobby the more different products you will get to try and the more you will get to narrow down exactly what you enjoy and what you don't. Reviews are definately a big part for me, but ultimately I go mostly from experience as to what I'm looking for when purchasing new products.
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