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The Astell & Kern AK10 would make no sense pairing to the X5... the AK10 is mainly positioned with smart phone usage that do not have a decent DAC/AMP. The X5 already offers a great DAC/AMP combo.

I am not familliar with the other products that you mentioned...
As far as I know... The only think to be added to the X5 might be an external amp, and an amp only. (when using full size and demanding headphones)

 

haha sorry i though the ak10 was just an amp. i just realised its more of a DAC...

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Pre-ordered 2 weeks ago at hdphns.com, It's the distributor for Belgium too. Price €349, shipment incl.

Glad i didn't know about this 5 days ago though. I bought a turntable from ebay for this exact amount of money, and unlike the X5, this oppurtunity might never rise again smily_headphones1.gif

Still gonna (pre)order the X5 next month.
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I like this combo James....   looks clean and functional...    as a possible step up could you even offer the E12 DIY in Black as an Elite X5/E12 DIY Combo ???

Now that would really be the icing on the cake..  :-)  you could call it the X5E12DIY

 

who will be offering the bundle please ??

 

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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

 

A bundle kit for X5 , includes a LOD.

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So... I'm looking for a replacement for my Sansa Clip+. Would I be safe to assume that this is the ideal candidate? ;)

 

I do realize we are talking about completely different budgets here... and I'm not really sure if I'm willing to spend 350 on an mp3 player... but I might!

 

Thanks!

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So... I'm looking for a replacement for my Sansa Clip+. Would I be safe to assume that this is the ideal candidate? wink.gif

I do realize we are talking about completely different budgets here... and I'm not really sure if I'm willing to spend 350 on an mp3 player... but I might!

Thanks!

If not the X5, there's also the X3, and in the future the X1. X5 might be a very hefty step-up from the sansa clip+. Doubt it's not worth getting though wink.gif
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If not the X5, there's also the X3, and in the future the X1. X5 might be a very hefty step-up from the sansa clip+. Doubt it's not worth getting though wink.gif

Thanks for your reply :)

 

Well... the X3 had some bad reviews of software lock ups and s**t... also I read the UI is supposed to be much better on the X5. I might also find the DAC option useful. One of my biggest problems with the sansa is that when I can't use it when it is charging at the same time. Would the X3 be able to play music while charging?

 

Thanks!!

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Originally Posted by LarsPT View Post

Thanks for your reply smily_headphones1.gif

Well... the X3 had some bad reviews of software lock ups and s**t... also I read the UI is supposed to be much better on the X5. I might also find the DAC option useful. One of my biggest problems with the sansa is that when I can't use it when it is charging at the same time. Would the X3 be able to play music while charging?

Thanks!!

The X3 is getting a UI overhaul, it has DAC functionality.
It does lock up at times, not a lot though.(personal experience)
It charges and plays at the same time, yes smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by LarsPT View Post
 

Thanks for your reply :)

 

Well... the X3 had some bad reviews of software lock ups and s**t... also I read the UI is supposed to be much better on the X5. I might also find the DAC option useful. One of my biggest problems with the sansa is that when I can't use it when it is charging at the same time. Would the X3 be able to play music while charging?

 

Thanks!!

 

remember some of these review are old, and likely written with an older firmware. The current firmware is fairly stable in my own experience.

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128 GB microSD cards are now available for pre-order, I believe they are exclusive to Best Buy and Amazon at the moment. Amazon currently has a 40% off microSD card sale going one right now, which brings the total for a new card to only $119.99! Seems like a great deal to me.

 

Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-microSDXC-Adapter-SDSDQUA-128G-G46A/dp/B00IIJ6W4S/?t=slicinc-20&tag=slicinc-20&ascsubtag=qs8-Up_PEeOMtOr7UEsVTA0_Un5z3_W1S_0_0

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Unfortunately not at amazon.de or amazon.co.uk 😒
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Or amazon.ca *sigh*

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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post




A bundle kit for X5 , includes a LOD.
Hi James,

For those of us who already have an E12, will you offer the holder and cable separately?

Thanks,
Nikolaus
post #4768 of 19490

For anyone that is interested, my X5 review is now up:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x5-high-res-portable-music-player/reviews/10579

 

My focus was on sound quality vs. my other DAPs and various headphone and amp pairings. I even added some numbers for perspective.

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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


The X3 is getting a UI overhaul, it has DAC functionality.
It does lock up at times, not a lot though.(personal experience)
It charges and plays at the same time, yes smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thanks again, you guys are very helpful!

 

So you mean to say that... the X3 is going to get the same UI... it also works as an USB DAC, it charges and plays at the same time... it costs about half the price of the X5... I'm failing to understand why anyone would buy an X5 then!!! :D

 

Thanks again :)

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Originally Posted by LarsPT View Post

Thanks again, you guys are very helpful!

So you mean to say that... the X3 is going to get the same UI... it also works as an USB DAC, it charges and plays at the same time... it costs about half the price of the X5... I'm failing to understand why anyone would buy an X5 then!!! biggrin.gif

Thanks again smily_headphones1.gif

It seems it won't get the same GUI as the X5: http://www.head-fi.org/t/651769/the-fiio-x3-thread/8670#post_10311778

Apart from that, you're spot on.

The X5 reportedly has a more neutral and more refined sound than the X3, and 2 micro SD slots, capable of 256GB in total (with the latest 128GB micro SD cards that have been announced last week)
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