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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

hv u ever bought a CD twice thrice over??:-)

Haha… Amazingly not… Yet. I'm pushing 50 so it might start happening soon.

post #7967 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


Looks like you may be one who can benefit from the high-res mp3 encoding and decoding of the new firmware that I talked about here

 

Running V2.0 already - maybe that's part of why it seems to've improved?!… & if the buzz around the recent X3 update is true, I imagine that trend will continue with the X5.

 

Spectacularly good job.

post #7968 of 19490
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Originally Posted by michael4321 View Post
 

 

DAP burn-in ? Are you serious ?  


It could be brain burn-in, too, but whatever the case is, he's enjoying it a lot more. Perhaps the unit I tested (with firmware 1.0) needed more burning in as I experienced some treble harshness, too. I attributed it to it being very detailed, exposing flaws on lesser recordings with a big bright spotlight....I'm glad he's digging it - I cringe when people feel like they wasted their money on any piece of gear.

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Firmware 2.0 (not beta anymore) has been officially served. You can find it here. If you find it too slow, here is a zippy link (*rename it back to "x5.fw" first).

 

I'll leave the detail for the official post that should come soon, but here are some of the improvement: DSD support, OTG support (mainly flash drive), new audio engine for mp3, wma, ogg, FLAC and floating point calculation (both should help to improve SQ). Better gapless, ID3 and album art support.

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Firmware 2.0 (not beta anymore) has been officially served. You can find it here. If you find it too slow, here is a zippy link (*rename it back to "x5.fw" first).

I'll leave the detail for the official post that should come soon, but here are some of the improvement: DSD support, OTG support (mainly flash drive), new audio engine for mp3, wma, ogg, FLAC and floating point calculation (both should help to improve SQ). Better gapless, ID3 and album art support.

Full list of changes have been released on the official website
http://www.fiio.com.cn/news/index.aspx?ID=100000161765444
post #7971 of 19490
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

Firmware 2.0 (not beta anymore) has been officially served. You can find it here. If you find it too slow, here is a zippy link (*rename it back to "x5.fw" first).

 

I'll leave the detail for the official post that should come soon, but here are some of the improvement: DSD support, OTG support (mainly flash drive), new audio engine for mp3, wma, ogg, FLAC and floating point calculation (both should help to improve SQ). Better gapless, ID3 and album art support.

 

i take it that this is the same v2.0 as released earlier this week?

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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


2. The signal in (1) was encoded to mp3 in foobar using LAME 3.99 and re-imported to audacity. Note that the waveform was reconstructed pretty much 100% by the foobar-LAME output and the Audacity decoder, both of which support floating point decoding of mp3s. With the floating point decoding section of the new X5 firmware, you can get the same level of micro-signal retrieval as shown here in the digital stage. (of course, the DAC and amp still limit the final SNR available.)
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smily_headphones1.gif I use lame from the command line on linux. Do you know the converters parameters? VBR or CBR?
post #7973 of 19490
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post
 

 

i take it that this is the same v2.0 as released earlier this week?

 

File sizes of the two firmwares 2.0 are exactly the same. This means that it's very likely that they're also bit-identical (not only same size, but also exactly the same content).

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I was able to change the default bg for now playing and for usb dac

 

so yeah this really works for x5 too!

 

Any creative minds here? who can make a black and green theme or just recolor please ^^ its just that red and black theme isnt really my thing and green matches the color of my akg q701 (sadly i don't have any talent when it comes to art)

 

 

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Been lurking for a long time, thought I might as well start to ask silly questions :D

 

I was searching through the extracted X5 firmware, and found these lines in the default.ini...

 

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<treble_adjustment_value>0</treble_adjustment_value>//-10,0,10
<bass_adjustment_value>0</bass_adjustment_value>//-10,0,10

 

 

 

Considering I cannot find these settings anywhere on the X5, nor has it been mentioned at all during this thread (that I can search): can I assume these are settings that don't exist or even work? I want to play about with them and see if they do anything, but considering I only got the device a week ago, I'm a bit hesitant to start mucking about with the firmware in case of bricking it this early on.

 

Any thoughts?

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User manul suggests to use 2A wall charger. Did someone use any other charger, for example 750mA? If yes, how long the battery was charged via such charger?
post #7977 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


Full list of changes have been released on the official website
http://www.fiio.com.cn/news/index.aspx?ID=100000161765444

 

The link to the DAC USB Driver goes to http://www.fiio.net/firmware_download/X3_USB_AUDIO20_Windows_Driver.zip

The filename states X3, is that right?

 

 

And last but not least, great job on the firmware!


Edited by reihead - 4/29/14 at 4:50am
post #7978 of 19490
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Originally Posted by thetrev View Post
 

Been lurking for a long time, thought I might as well start to ask silly questions :D

 

I was searching through the extracted X5 firmware, and found these lines in the default.ini...

 

 

 

 

Considering I cannot find these settings anywhere on the X5, nor has it been mentioned at all during this thread (that I can search): can I assume these are settings that don't exist or even work? I want to play about with them and see if they do anything, but considering I only got the device a week ago, I'm a bit hesitant to start mucking about with the firmware in case of bricking it this early on.

 

Any thoughts?

They look like they might belong to the X3 which has hardware treble and bass adjustment.

post #7979 of 19490
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Originally Posted by reihead View Post
 

 

The link to the DAC USB Driver goes to http://www.fiio.net/firmware_download/X3_USB_AUDIO20_Windows_Driver.zip

The filename states X3, is that right?

 

 

And last but not least, great job on the firmware!

 

Same drivers are used for both dont worry that will work

post #7980 of 19490
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post


It could be brain burn-in, too, but whatever the case is, he's enjoying it a lot more. Perhaps the unit I tested (with firmware 1.0) needed more burning in as I experienced some treble harshness, too. I attributed it to it being very detailed, exposing flaws on lesser recordings with a big bright spotlight....I'm glad he's digging it - I cringe when people feel like they wasted their money on any piece of gear.

Precisely. I really couldn't care less what the reasons are (v2.0 firmware may be in the mix), but harsh treble is the one thing I can't tolerate & never acclimatise to when it's present. It's always the deal breaker for me.

Bottom line is, the X5 has gone from something I felt disappointed enough by - largely for the above reason - to be considering selling it on quickly, to something I'm relishing re-exploring my music with.
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