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post #466 of 19481
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

FiiO could always go one better than the AK120 by implementing a DAC with 'pulse array' technology... http://www.chordelectronics.co.uk/chord-dac-technology.asp   the new 'black'.

+1, with the right attention from Fiio plus the success they are going to have with the X3, I think X5 will be wonderful, maybe better then AK120?

James, help !!!biggrin.gif

post #467 of 19481

hint James.... send Chord a email.

post #468 of 19481

Tried reading that review, couldn't make it past

 

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    The AK120 delivers no less than 1.6V from its headphone output, close to the 2V figure of a CD player, and way higher than the 0.3V of most portables. It is here also that the AK120 reveals its advantage over the AK100, measurement showing a massive 115dB dynamic range, against 110dB for the AK100. This is very good from 24bit digital and rarely bettered. That’s 15dB better than CD, by the way, and 22dB better than other portables – and you can hear this, more of which later.

 

 

 

 

 

post #469 of 19481
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Originally Posted by anetode View Post

Tried reading that review, couldn't make it past

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wondering when you'd show upbiggrin.gif

 

It's sugar free too, wont rot your teeth and wasn't made with animal fats.

post #470 of 19481
Thread Starter 

Guys, I agree with most of you regarding your comments towards AK100/120. But hey, the AK's don't deserve 2 pages in this Fiio X5 thread. I am just saying -- let us stay on the topic of Fiio X5. 

post #471 of 19481

I agree why are they comparing such an overly priced item to something that's not even out yet?

 

Fiio, knows what to do & lets leave them to their stuff.

 

Of course we all can speculate, but what happens when you dont get what you want?

post #472 of 19481

subbed! would it be good time to buy x3 now...

post #473 of 19481
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

+1, with the right attention from Fiio plus the success they are going to have with the X3, I think X5 will be wonderful, maybe better then AK120?

James, help !!!biggrin.gif

 

all we need to do is just do ourself but not try to follow someone. too sad to see apple try to become Android and Win8 from IOS7. it is said, why the world need another copycat of iriver. the world is big enough to have more different style and different design and SQ. 

 

audio device is just a tool which let you enjoy your favorite music, and you don't just listen to one music and one artist , right?

post #474 of 19481
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

 

all we need to do is just do ourself but not try to follow someone. too sad to see apple try to become Android and Win8 from IOS7. it is said, why the world need another copycat of iriver. the world is big enough to have more different style and different design and SQ. 

 

audio device is just a tool which let you enjoy your favorite music, and you don't just listen to one music and one artist , right?

+1 I think you have a very admirable philosophy, especially in a corporate environment were being innovative can be risky. Definitely excited to see how the PCM chip turns out.

 

BTW, I know it's not done yet, but based on your designs, how do you think the X5's amp section will compare to the e12?

post #475 of 19481
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Originally Posted by 96rubberduckys View Post

+1 I think you have a very admirable philosophy, especially in a corporate environment were being innovative can be risky. Definitely excited to see how the PCM chip turns out.

 

BTW, I know it's not done yet, but based on your designs, how do you think the X5's amp section will compare to the e12?

I am just guessing, nothing official or something but I think E12 has probably way much more power than X5. Anyway don't take me serious since ony James and FiiO can know the answer of your question.

post #476 of 19481

I strongly believe that James & his Fiio's team are in tremendous pressure from the head-fiers who have extremely high expectation on X5's performance.

 

If James & his Fiio's team manage to release a flawless X5 yet outperforms the performance in the current Top End (Ivy league) DAPs such as DX100 (HDP-R10), HM-901, AK120 at half of their price tag, then he will make history & change the entire landscape of the Top End DAPs forever. beerchug.gif

post #477 of 19481
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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

I strongly believe that James & his Fiio's team are in tremendous pressure from the head-fiers who have extremely high expectation on X5's performance.

 

If James & his Fiio's team manage to release a flawless X5 yet outperforms the performance in the current Top End (Ivy league) DAPs such as DX100 (HDP-R10), HM-901, AK120 at half of their price tag, then he will make history & change the entire landscape of the Top End DAPs forever. beerchug.gif

Well, Fiio is known for their awesome price/quality products. Who knows what will happen with X5. The only downside is it's size. AK100 is tiny, but X5 is not.

post #478 of 19481
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Well, Fiio is known for their awesome price/quality products. Who knows what will happen with X5. The only downside is it's size. AK100 is tiny, but X5 is not.

photo of X5 from china's website??? X5 is slightly much bigger than X3 because of the dual- card slot & bigger size battery.

 

post #479 of 19481
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Well, Fiio is known for their awesome price/quality products. Who knows what will happen with X5. The only downside is it's size. AK100 is tiny, but X5 is not.

X5 will be way much more portable than Hifiman DAPs and DX100, which is enough for pretty much all of us. Yes iRiver has nice designs but with their strategies they earned so much hatred, I don't think it was worth it at the end. anyway like zzffnn said, they don't deserve to have so much word in this thread so let's forget about it.

 

I think even for stacking up with a portable amp, X5 has a nice size (well maybe not Objective 2 which is more transportable than portable).

post #480 of 19481
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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

photo of X5 from china's website??? X5 is slightly much bigger than X3 because of the dual- card slot & bigger size battery.

 

What is most important for me, it will be less thick than X3, despite having dual microsd card slot.

 

I think the picture is just guessing and making concepts. We more or less know the dimensions (first post) that should be enough for us now.

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