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With regard to the formatting of cards it seems that the best option is FAT32 (even better to format with the X5). There are a lot of variables in file systems and how they manage data, and it's very difficult to manage an interface with so many options for the end user. One reason Apple products run smoothly is they offer only a few music formats with a specific OS/file system/disk format. With far fewer user variables the experience is much smoother. Fiio is trying to offer us a wide range of options for playing our music but I would recommend using only FAT32 formatted with the X5 for the cards. On second thought Fiio should state that this must be done using the X5 hardware, similar to what every digital camera does, that way they can focus on UI, music formats and sound quality and not chase disk formatting variables that can't be predicted but take a large amount of time and effort to troubleshoot.
post #6872 of 19490

I formatted my micro sd cards with FAT32 and I can confirm that I haven't really had any problems with songs skipping...

post #6873 of 19490
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Originally Posted by pe3ucTop View Post
 

I formatted my micro sd cards with FAT32 and I can confirm that I haven't really had any problems with songs skipping...


Same here. By all means the easiest and safest process is to format cards in the x5. This ensures that the cards are formatted as Fiio expects since Fiio supplied the formatting routine.

post #6874 of 19490
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Originally Posted by pe3ucTop View Post

I formatted my micro sd cards with FAT32 and I can confirm that I haven't really had any problems with songs skipping...

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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post

With regard to the formatting of cards it seems that the best option is FAT32 (even better to format with the X5). There are a lot of variables in file systems and how they manage data, and it's very difficult to manage an interface with so many options for the end user. One reason Apple products run smoothly is they offer only a few music formats with a specific OS/file system/disk format. With far fewer user variables the experience is much smoother. Fiio is trying to offer us a wide range of options for playing our music but I would recommend using only FAT32 formatted with the X5 for the cards. On second thought Fiio should state that this must be done using the X5 hardware, similar to what every digital camera does, that way they can focus on UI, music formats and sound quality and not chase disk formatting variables that can't be predicted but take a large amount of time and effort to troubleshoot.

point taken but do not agree here. Fat32 is limited and archaic. A high resolution player should play high res files. If I have a single album recorded in one file in a dsd format it will be well over 4gb in size and fat32 is limited to 4gb files.


Edited by Shenook - 4/12/14 at 2:56pm
post #6876 of 19490
Are these sold in stores too, cuz i would really like to try it out before I buy it.
post #6877 of 19490
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Originally Posted by A5ianInva5ion12 View Post

Are these sold in stores too, cuz i would really like to try it out before I buy it.

Depends where you live.  B&H has a storefront in New York i believe.  I got mine from them.  There is a list of retailers on the Fiio site.

post #6878 of 19490

Just a quick question. If you have an audiobook, and pause it, then go and play some music and come back to the audiobook, will it remember the place? I know on android and ios devices you can do that, but not sure if this is possible on these sorts of daps. 


Edited by Dumbleroar - 4/12/14 at 4:44pm
post #6879 of 19490

Can the X5 recognize hidden files

post #6880 of 19490
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Can the X5 recognize hidden files


The hidden trash folder created when using an SD card in the Linux OS is displayed on the X5.

post #6881 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Shenook View Post

Depends where you live.  B&H has a storefront in New York i believe.  I got mine from them.  There is a list of retailers on the Fiio site.
Thanks, ill check it out there next time im in the city
post #6882 of 19490
I have a Mac mini and all my music attached to it via an external hard drive. What do people suggest for transferring to micro SD cards via the Mac mini?
post #6883 of 19490

Is it available at B&H?  It doesn't say pre-order anymore.  It says new release.  Anybody in NY could probably pick it up in store.  Maybe the shipment arrived recently.

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1032833-REG/fiio_x_5_portable_high_resolution_music.html

 

free shipping :D

post #6884 of 19490

B & H in Manhattan will close early on Monday the 14th and re-open I believe on Wednesday the 23rd of April for the Holiday (check Web Site).  Do Not get stuck with an order in limbo as the whole operation shuts down.  Best of Luck  Happy Easter, Happy Passover

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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

Is it available at B&H?  It doesn't say pre-order anymore.  It says new release.  Anybody in NY could probably pick it up in store.  Maybe the shipment arrived recently.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1032833-REG/fiio_x_5_portable_high_resolution_music.html

free shipping biggrin.gif

Not really: Availability: New Item, Available for pre-order

So still has the pre-order status
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