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post #8191 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Jess70 View Post


I had the same feeling at first.  It took a few weeks for mine to get smoother at the high end and extend the bass.  Also make sure you install the new firmware that just came out: version 2.00

Thanks for that, the first thing I done after charging the X5 was to install FW 2.0.

I will have to wait and see what the outcome is with my fingers crossed.
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Hmm, gapless playback became broken with the installation of fw 2.0 for me :( Everything was fine with 1.20 and 1.23


Edited by remilio - 4/30/14 at 11:49am
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I wonder what FiiO thinks about solid state hardware "burn in"? (I don't recall seeing anything posted by them on this subject) IMO, its is the perceived result of ones brain acclimating to a new sound signature and has precisely nothing to do with hardware becoming more "tempered" through usage.

 

In other matters; gapless playback (my library on the X5 is almost entirely FLAC, FYI)is now flawless. Once again, it is possible to listen to "concept albums" as intended. Kudos, FiiO.


Edited by Cannikin - 4/30/14 at 12:27pm
post #8194 of 19490
Hey guys, do I lose something activating gap less ?

I mean, by default gap less isn't activated, I'm not a user who will use a lot this function, will, for example, tracks load faster on shuffle mode if gap less isn't activated? Why do we have the choice? Thank you.
post #8195 of 19490
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Originally Posted by remilio View Post

Hmm, gapless playback became broken with the installation of fw 2.0 for me frown.gif Everything was fine with 1.20 and 1.23

Can you please elaborate.

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Originally Posted by Seskoi View Post

Hey guys, do I lose something activating gap less ?

I mean, by default gap less isn't activated, I'm not a user who will use a lot this function, will, for example, tracks load faster on shuffle mode if gap less isn't activated? Why do we have the choice? Thank you.

Great question! Any solid answers?
post #8196 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Cannikin View Post

 

In other matters; gapless playback (my library on the X5 is almost entirely FLAC, FYI)is now flawless. Once again, it is possible to listen to "concept albums" as intended. Kudos, FiiO.

It's really weird that someone report that gapless works fine now, while others have problems with it with the new firmware. Any thoughts?

post #8197 of 19490
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Originally Posted by remilio View Post

It's really weird that someone report that gapless works fine now, while others have problems with it with the new firmware. Any thoughts?

I'm on FW 2.0, have Gapless enabled, and I do hear an audible click in between tracks which should be seamless. There isn't any gap, per se - just the quiet click. Is this what you're experiencing?
post #8198 of 19490

Just FYI to those in USA looking to order or waiting on existing orders.

 

I placed order with head-direct.com  (standard shipping) over the weekend and it arrived today.  

post #8199 of 19490
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Originally Posted by remilio View Post
 

It's really weird that someone report that gapless works fine now, while others have problems with it with the new firmware. Any thoughts?

 

I would imagine it must be an issue with the unit itself, maybe?  I'm running 2.0, and the gapless playback is flawless. 

post #8200 of 19490
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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post

I'm on FW 2.0, have Gapless enabled, and I do hear an audible click in between tracks which should be seamless. There isn't any gap, per se - just the quiet click. Is this what you're experiencing?

I have no trouble with gapless since v2.0 anymore. Mostly have FLAC 16bit 44.1Khz. doesn't seem to slow down the device either.
post #8201 of 19490
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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post


I'm on FW 2.0, have Gapless enabled, and I do hear an audible click in between tracks which should be seamless. There isn't any gap, per se - just the quiet click. Is this what you're experiencing?

 

Mine has an audible click when I first turn it on (always) and when I first start to play an album (sometimes,) but not in between tracks.  Odd.

post #8202 of 19490
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Mine has an audible click when I first turn it on (always) and when I first start to play an album (sometimes,) but not in between tracks.  Odd.

It's very subtle, but now that I've noticed it I can usually pick it out. Nothing I'm going off on a rant about or anything. I'm very satisfied overall so far with the X5. Just need some down time to compare the X3 with 2.14beta, X5 with 2.0, and DX90 using my HE-400 and DBA02 (or Dunu DN1K, which should be in my greedy little hands by end of week).
post #8203 of 19490
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Mine has an audible click when I first turn it on (always) and when I first start to play an album (sometimes,) but not in between tracks.  Odd.

 

That should be the relays.

post #8204 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Cannikin View Post
 

I wonder what FiiO thinks about solid state hardware "burn in"? (I don't recall seeing anything posted by them on this subject) IMO, its is the perceived result of ones brain acclimating to a new sound signature and has precisely nothing to do with hardware becoming more "tempered" through usage.

 

 

Two weeks ago I would have agreed with you.  I used to roll my eyes at the idea of SS burn-in.   However I noticed a substantial change when comparing my iPhone (old source) compared to my new X5 over the course of 2 weeks.  Originally the X5 had less bass than my eq'ed iPhone, now it has more.  That is not getting used to the sound.  It is a relative A/B difference that changes over time.

 

I understand your skepticism.  I was the same.

post #8205 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Jess70 View Post
 

Two weeks ago I would have agreed with you.  I used to roll my eyes at the idea of SS burn-in.   However I noticed a substantial change when comparing my iPhone (old source) compared to my new X5 over the course of 2 weeks.  Originally the X5 had less bass than my eq'ed iPhone, now it has more.  That is not getting used to the sound.  It is a relative A/B difference that changes over time.

 

I understand your skepticism.  I was the same.

 

Our auditory memory is lucky to be accurate over a matter of minutes.  Over hours or days - it's a pure guess.  I'd be interested if you could compare a broken in X5 with a brand new one (volume matched, same tracks and settings).  Personally I think you'd find very little difference.

 

I agree with Cannikin - my personal experience suggests that it's our wonderful brains adjusting.

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