I was wondering if anyone has tried the x5 with harder to drive headphones like say dt880-dt990 250 Ohms.
I am currently using a fiio e17 and 5th gen ipod for my portable setup and essence st and little dot mk3 for my desktop.
While I,m sure that an x5 will beat my e17 /ipod in sound quality wise I would be interested to know if the x5 amp section would power my 250 ohm headphones any better than my e17 which does sound pretty good but not great .
I try X3 with these below phones at shop. Volume = 38/60 is as my normal listen level.
So, I think X5 should have no problem in term of quantity, but the sound quality is up to individual preference.
I compared X3+LCD 2.2 against AK120+LCD 2.2 with salesman at shop. We both agree that X3+LCD 2.2 give a better feeling when listen to vocal tracks due to it warm sound and a little boost in mid. The latter has better details, better sound stage but both of us think that this combo has too "audiophile" sound.
It just an idea, since many reviewers comment that X5 has more details and less warm than X3, so over all sound should be better than my X3.
P.S. I already pre-order X5 before we have any review around here, because I'm very appreciate with my X3.
Edited by mikroski - 3/2/14 at 5:14am