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post #5041 of 19481
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Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
 

 

Honestly speaking, you'd be very hard picked to pick up any audible differences between 2 similarly-designed solid-state DACs/amps with comparable numbers, provided that there are no output power/impedance mismatch issues.     Slight volume imbalances and human perception/bias add a layer of variability that is orders of magnitude higher than the actual differences in sound.  

 

In your specific case, however, I dont know the quality of the X1000's amp section, so cannot comment on how it is going to work out.    Knowing Denon's general high quality, I doubt if you will notice much of a difference.

Thank you for the thoughtful answer.  I'll just have to wait and test it out.  Appreciate it.

post #5042 of 19481

So is Fiio pronounced as F( I )o or F( E )o? I need to be able to tell others about this awesome product but I do not know how to pronounce the companies name.

Cant wait for the X5 to be released. It will be my first high-end portable DAC!

post #5043 of 19481
In Chinese, it sounds like

FEY AOUH

With fey sounding like "tina fey" and aouh sounding like "ouch" without the ch

However in English. It is closer to

Fey O

With fey being the tina fey and O being the sound of the letter O.
post #5044 of 19481

Really? I assume that most pronounce it Fi-Oh with the Fi pronounced as in "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman"


Edited by cooperpwc - 3/8/14 at 12:54am
post #5045 of 19481

Be he live, or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread

post #5046 of 19481
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Originally Posted by EthanHarte View Post
 

So is Fiio pronounced as F( I )o or F( E )o? I need to be able to tell others about this awesome product but I do not know how to pronounce the companies name.

Cant wait for the X5 to be released. It will be my first high-end portable DAC!

 

 

F(I) O is the best.

post #5047 of 19481
I don't know myself if I pronounce it right but this is how I do it and heard others do it:

Fi-O

Sounds like Fi in Hi-Fi

It's like you drop one i.
post #5048 of 19481
Ha, in my head it was always fee-oh. Actually I'm just going to keep it there like that. smily_headphones1.gif
post #5049 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

Ha, in my head it was always fee-oh. Actually I'm just going to keep it there like that. smily_headphones1.gif

Here, I'll change it for you: Verizon FiOS.

post #5050 of 19481
I'm curious if to know if you can use the EQ while using the LO on the X5. It would be handy to drive more difficult headphones with an amp and still be able to massage the sound. I own the X3 and can not adjust the bass or treble when using the LO.

Thanks.
post #5051 of 19481

I'm actually really curious about the EQ.  As it is a software EQ, is it proprietary or is it some open source implementation?  How was it designed or otherwise where was it gotten from?  Is there a dedicated DSP chip for it?  Plain and simply, how good it is, is really what I'm interested in here.  

 

PS- I imagine the line out should be whatever signal is digitally coming in simply converted out to analog, so since this is a digital EQ and it's part of the chain before it hits the DAC, I imagine that by default the line-out would be affected by it.  I actually don't see how it could be bypassed XD  Whatever would be going from the DAC to the headphone amp would also be what's being sent via line-out.


Edited by Typhoon859 - 3/8/14 at 5:44pm
post #5052 of 19481
Received the X5 tour edition yesterday, I'm really liking it so far.biggrin.gif
Edited by howdy - 3/9/14 at 6:03am
post #5053 of 19481
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post

I'm curious if to know if you can use the EQ while using the LO on the X5. It would be handy to drive more difficult headphones with an amp and still be able to massage the sound. I own the X3 and can not adjust the bass or treble when using the LO.

Thanks.

 

Unlike the X3's EQ, which is hardware based, X5's EQ is done in the digital domain, so it will affect both LO and HO. In fact, it affects coax-out too.

post #5054 of 19481
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Unlike the X3's EQ, which is hardware based, X5's EQ is done in the digital domain, so it will affect both LO and HO. In fact, it affects coax-out too.

That's what I thought but just wanted confirmation. Thanks for the input.

Cheers.
post #5055 of 19481
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

It's out.

 

The 3 part series review of the FiiO X5. 

 

Bowei

 

I'm going through your reviews at the moment - and I'm a bit puzzled with one bit of info.  You commented regarding the crowding of the top ports and called it a potential issue.  I could be a 'little thick' here - but bear with me:

  • If you're using the headphone out - you won't be using a plug in either the line out or coax out sockets (there is no point)
  • If you're using the line out (ie to an amp) - you won't be using a plug in either the headphone out or coax out sockets (there is no point)
  • If you're using the coax out (ie to another dac) - you won't be using a plug in either the headphone out or line out sockets (there is no point) 

 

If above is true - then there cannot possibly be any issues with overcrowding.

 

Sorry - not meaning to be overly OCD - but it appeared to me you were trying to find possible faults that didn't really exist .....

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