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post #556 of 19481

kkcc,

I can't agree with you on that....at least not completely.

It's not just the large scale and processes that made (sorry to bring it up again) Apple such an icon of industrial design.

It's the attitude of people like Jobs (...why would he otherwise take up a course on calligraphy, saying later "If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts"), or Ive's love for industrial design or his admiration for his father "He's a fantastic craftsman, his Christmas gift to me would be one day of his time in his college workshop,..... helping me make whatever I dreamed up"..........

 

But, of course, I regret the missed opportunity of a better iPod SQ.....

post #557 of 19481
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Originally Posted by huckfinn View Post

kkcc & 96rubberduckys,

I totally agree with you.

SQ and UI + various technical features are the most important issues.

It's just that I thought that an "audiophile" DAP, if marketed properly, doesn't necessarily have to be a "niche" product.....I know: do not judge a book by it's cover...still the cover helps to sell it well

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plus, I have to admit, as much as I hate apple "closed" world, when I hold in my hands an ipod/iphone/macbook I always marvel at how "luxurius" and precious they look and feel....

Looking at your profile, you're an architect! So as a man with a greater-than-average appreciation for aesthetic beauty, you should feel no shame at all for loving Apple's designs and admitting the 'cover' helps. (Because it really does)smile.gif

post #558 of 19481

think what people have to think about is whether they want just a hi-end music-player that shows art-work or a iDevice or the like that sings, dances and makes your lunch..

 

I love the sound my WM-Z produces it's one of the best red-book players out there but I detest the Android and not having tactile buttons, 'it's a Walkman' Sony ffs... no matter what James tries to do he'll always be wrong in certain quarters... Christ know how you guys would of faired back in the day of the original Walkman, no gimmicks just music & think of those finger aerobics clicking on buttons, depressing thoughts... wink_face.gif

post #559 of 19481

I have a wish list that need to complete and the Fiio X5 is on the list. :)

post #560 of 19481
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

think what people have to think about is whether they want just a hi-end music-player that shows art-work or a iDevice or the like that sings, dances and makes your lunch..

 

I love the sound my WM-Z produces it's one of the best red-book players out there but I detest the Android and not having tactile buttons, 'it's a Walkman' Sony ffs... no matter what James tries to do he'll always be wrong in certain quarters... Christ know how you guys would of faired back in the day of the original Walkman, no gimmicks just music & think of those finger aerobics clicking on buttons, depressing thoughts... wink_face.gif


What, you didn't have auto seek? Sony Metal SR tapes. The minidisk, Palm running TCPMP (just resurrected a Zire31 and am tickled with it again.

 

I remember well my cousin coming back from overseas with one of the first Walkmans and being blown away by the sound. It became an instant must have.

post #561 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post


What, you didn't have auto seek? Sony Metal SR tapes. The minidisk, Palm running TCPMP (just resurrected a Zire31 and am tickled with it again.

 

I remember well my cousin coming back from overseas with one of the first Walkmans and being blown away by the sound. It became an instant must have.

 

I had two Walkman's (& a Aiwa), the big yellow Sportsman & the totl Professional.... that latter was sublime during the day.

 

Chromo,Ferro, Metal... were the hi-res of yesteryear & probably would sound as good today... tongue_smile.gif

post #562 of 19481
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

 

I had two Walkman's (& a Aiwa), the big yellow Sportsman & the totl Professional.... that latter was sublime during the day.

 

Chromo,Ferro, Metal... were the hi-res of yesteryear & probably would sound as good today... tongue_smile.gif


I eventually wound up with the Aiwa recording walkman just before the switch to minidisk. I would have been neat to keep some tapes on hand to listen to today.

post #563 of 19481
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Originally Posted by huckfinn View Post

kkcc,
I can't agree with you on that....at least not completely.
It's not just the large scale and processes that made (sorry to bring it up again) Apple such an icon of industrial design.
It's the attitude of people like Jobs (...why would he otherwise take up a course on calligraphy, saying later "
If I had never dropped in on that single 
calligraphy
 course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple 
typefaces
 or proportionally spaced fonts"), or 
Ive's love for industrial design or his admiration for his father "
He's a fantastic craftsman,
his Christmas gift to me would be one day of his time in his college workshop,.....


helping me make whatever I dreamed up"
..........

But, of course, I regret the missed opportunity of a better iPod SQ.....

huck yup I see what you are saying and agree it is more the just the production. The production/engineering process is nonetheless a key hurdle for any niche players
post #564 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post


I eventually wound up with the Aiwa recording walkman just before the switch to minidisk. I would have been neat to keep some tapes on hand to listen to today.

 

I almost bought a Nacamichi Cassette Deck the other month... I miss being able to throw some music together and just have 90mins of fave tracks... life was so simple back them.

 

thinking of it, we spend 1000's of our hard-earned sobs to get back to the sound we enjoyed before the rise of mp3's, you even have to do about 50 more task to get music onto your DAP... that's progress. 


Edited by OK-Guy - 6/19/13 at 2:45am
post #565 of 19481
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post

The wheel issue was in the first batch or two and has been solved: They use another part now which has a good track record.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/656138/hifiman-hm-901-a-review-in-progress-factory-visit-starting-pg-18-imgs-pg-19/345#post_9539765

 

Nothing to do with X5 but I guess FiiO won't let us experience things like that. It seems like their problem with the wheel has not solved yet.

post #566 of 19481

X3 fails to draw my attention due to its poor sound quality. To be honest, the X5 should be far better than X3 in order to succeed.

post #567 of 19481

Poor sound quality compared to what? DX100 maybe or HM 801? I think for 200 bucks it has done a pretty job with all the playback features and all. However I am also waiting for X5 too.

post #568 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Akyama Mio View Post

X3 fails to draw my attention due to its poor sound quality. To be honest, the X5 should be far better than X3 in order to succeed.


I'm assuming you have heard the product? Little more detail than a blatant smack in the face would be helpful. Or maybe you wanted to be just as vague as in the AK120 thread.

post #569 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Akyama Mio View Post

X3 fails to draw my attention due to its poor sound quality. To be honest, the X5 should be far better than X3 in order to succeed.

Do you live under a bridge?

post #570 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Do you live under a bridge?

 

only when I'm drunk... bigsmile_face.gif

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