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post #8596 of 19484
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Originally Posted by Sabsjl View Post

Thinking of getting either a X3 or X5. Am wondering how much of the X5 is worth the extra dollars. Any input from those who upgraded from the X3 or have tried both models?


As i gave my X3 away before the new 2.x firmware came out, i don't know about the current situation.
The x5 is faster, the UI/UX feels better, battery lasts longer, sound quality is better, more neutral, 256GB+ space vs 136GB space.

OTG support

I'd say it's worth it.
post #8597 of 19484
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Originally Posted by Sabsjl View Post

Thinking of getting either a X3 or X5. Am wondering how much of the X5 is worth the extra dollars. Any input from those who upgraded from the X3 or have tried both models?

I have both models, the X3 since Nov last year and I was part of the preview tour of the X5 and now own one. I have tried the X3 with FW 2.1 and 2.14beta, the later improves the SQ a lot. The X3 in my opinion will be a completely different player once the new FW is out (later this month). Now, even with the SQ improvements, the X5 sounds better, IMHO enough to go for the X5, plus you get all the obvious improvements over the X3 ( dual TF slots, better screen...)
post #8598 of 19484
I've had the X5 for over a week now and added the E12 a few days in. My HPO is the Shure 1540. I'm blown away, as my best gear up til now has been my Android phone and Klipsch in-ears.

This new awakening of music has spurred me to also purchase a quality home audio system (Marantz and Goldenear gear on order) . I'm wondering if anyone is using the X5 as a music transport (pre-DAC) to feed their home system. Does this work, and what's the ideal way to hook it up, coax out? Thanks
post #8599 of 19484
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post

Does high or low gain really matter when you fiddle with the volume?

 

It matters if you can hear hiss on super sensitive, low impedance IEM, otherwise no.

post #8600 of 19484
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

It matters if you can hear hiss on super sensitive, low impedance IEM, otherwise no.

Ah okay. Thanks!


Just found a company that still had the E12 DIY in stock (surprisingly) and ordered one!

If anyone's interested: http://www.playstereo.com/product_info.php?products_id=2422

It's an italian based company, i hope they do really still have it in stock.
post #8601 of 19484
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Originally Posted by schwim View Post

I've had the X5 for over a week now and added the E12 a few days in. My HPO is the Shure 1540. I'm blown away, as my best gear up til now has been my Android phone and Klipsch in-ears.

This new awakening of music has spurred me to also purchase a quality home audio system (Marantz and Goldenear gear on order) . I'm wondering if anyone is using the X5 as a music transport (pre-DAC) to feed their home system. Does this work, and what's the ideal way to hook it up, coax out? Thanks

 

You may find that you prefer the X5's DAC to that of the Marantz. If so, then line out will be the way to go.

post #8602 of 19484

CH23, I am really pleased with your unpacking tool. So I combined a couple of your above releases to have FW2.0 with:

-original colors

-your new 'album art missing' placeholder

-scroll wheel reversed so display and wheel now in synch

 

I figure that this is just about perfect (for now :smile:).

post #8603 of 19484
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Originally Posted by Sabsjl View Post

Thinking of getting either a X3 or X5. Am wondering how much of the X5 is worth the extra dollars. Any input from those who upgraded from the X3 or have tried both models?

The X5 is absolutely, without a doubt far superior to the X3 and worth every penny. I had an X3 and eventually sent it back to Amazon. The X5 is so much better in build, sound quality and performance (software-wise) than its little brother. Do not hesitate to choose the X5 over the X3.
post #8604 of 19484
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Originally Posted by schwim View Post

I've had the X5 for over a week now and added the E12 a few days in. My HPO is the Shure 1540. I'm blown away, as my best gear up til now has been my Android phone and Klipsch in-ears.

This new awakening of music has spurred me to also purchase a quality home audio system (Marantz and Goldenear gear on order) . I'm wondering if anyone is using the X5 as a music transport (pre-DAC) to feed their home system. Does this work, and what's the ideal way to hook it up, coax out? Thanks

I use coaxial out and it works fine. I can't say whether it's better than line out or not, though.
post #8605 of 19484
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

CH23, I am really pleased with your unpacking tool. So I combined a couple of your above releases to have FW2.0 with:

-original colors

-your new 'album art missing' placeholder

-scroll wheel reversed so display and wheel now in synch

 

I figure that this is just about perfect (for now :smile:).

 

I hope it is not too presumptuous of me to ask, but would you mind sharing (with the understanding of course that if I install your version and my X5 runs away with my wife after setting fire to my home you are not to blame)?

 

The current stock background for files without album art isn't offensive...its just a little cheesy for my tastes :D

post #8606 of 19484
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


Ah okay. Thanks!


Just found a company that still had the E12 DIY in stock (surprisingly) and ordered one!

If anyone's interested: http://www.playstereo.com/product_info.php?products_id=2422

It's an italian based company, i hope they do really still have it in stock.


I got mine on Amazon.com for $250.  Now I'm looking into ordering a top quality op-amp (Muses-1) to maximize sound quality.  Looking to put together a group order from the US, as they can be purchased much cheaper from Japan, but not worth the shipping and processing assistance needed (i.e. fixed cost).  US folks, let me know if you're interested.

post #8607 of 19484
Just upgraded my X5 the firmware to v2.0.
I found the Equalizer is not working. Is it a known bug?
Tx!
post #8608 of 19484
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post
 

 

I hope it is not too presumptuous of me to ask, but would you mind sharing (with the understanding of course that if I install your version and my X5 runs away with my wife after setting fire to my home you are not to blame)?

 

The current stock background for files without album art isn't offensive...its just a little cheesy for my tastes :D

 

Actually all that I did was to unpack two of CH23's mods, combine the desirable elements and repack. So your concern should be that CH23 will set your house on fire and run away with your wife.  :-)

 

Seriously, all kudos to CH23 for this.

 

Here it is: FW2.0 with the more attractive 'album art missing' placeholder and with the scroll wheel reversed.

 

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D307FA1F46FC44B6!12333&authkey=!AKYwSmb_bnr0Src&ithint=file%2c.fw

post #8609 of 19484

You're too generous :).

 

CH23, please give her my fondest regards and remind her to be home for dinner tonight.

 

:rolleyes:

post #8610 of 19484

Another quick update I got from TekFX/Miccastore.

 

X5 is finally back in stock and now they updated their order Page with Bundle options: http://www.miccastore.com/fiio-portable-high-resolution-loseless-music-player-special-bundles-available-p-118.html

 

where you can add HS stacking kit (for E12) for only $8, or add/purchase E12 in a bundle for $100, as well as adding HS8 silicone skin (red, blue, or yellow) for $3.  They also have an option for 64GB Sandisk microSD for $36.


Edited by twister6 - 5/5/14 at 8:20am
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