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post #8821 of 19490

awesome mod guys thanks :) using it now :D, can get a % based battery indicator? lol

post #8822 of 19490
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Originally Posted by ryo0125 View Post

Couldn't you support iPhone direct connect as a DAC?

From Fiio's FAQ (for the E17, but applies to all their products):

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1, None of our DAC can work as extra DAC with iPod/iPhone.
 
2, We have not plan to develop DAC for iPod/iPhone because we need to get the licence from Apple first, but we have not idea when we can get it.
 
3,Some portable DACs can work as extra DAC with iPod/iPhone, includes Fostex HP-P1, Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Solo.
 
4, How the extra DAC work with iPod/iPhone? The extra DAC will bypass the build in DAC of  iPod/iPhone, and use the digital audio signal which sent through the 3opin dock connector, and them convert to analog signal with better DAC chip.

 

As for all the responses concerned with tagging:  I'll probably collect my X5 today from the delivery centre (couldn't stay in to receive the Signed For parcel, darn it), but if it's just a track name <> filename error, I could live with it, but I'll have to request it be fixed.  Anyone with a Bugzilla account know if this use of filename instead of track name is already a registered bug?

 

As for the sarcasm: *shrug* I don't consider it unreasonable not to want to read 8000 posts prior to getting involved in the conversation on this thread.  But I have performed thread searches prior to some of my posts to make sure I wasn't asking something already answered, and I think that's reasonable enough :)

post #8823 of 19490
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Originally Posted by Ripvanlink View Post
 

Has anyone tried the X5 with Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones? I'm wondering how good a pairing that would be.

I'm very impressed by the way these obviously quality-built phones are able to collapse into a very portable condition, while supplying what I have read to be very quality sound and excellent build quality. I am thinking of getting a pair of these after I get my X5 in about a month, so I'd appreciate if anybody here has experience with the phones or the pairing with the X5.

Just as a reminder for those who don't know, I'm quite partial to classical symphony music, though not exclusively.

I run that combination and am very satisfied. I listen mostly to rock, but in the end to nearly everything as rap, classic, acapella. Can only recommend this combination. Stunning overall as portable combination, reason i bought both.

post #8824 of 19490
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

For any that are interested, I have added the more attractive spinning LP 'album art missing' placeholder to CH23's fantastic "bottom scrollwheel mod" which he posted above.

This time, I have Photoshopped the placeholder to be darker and have a hue that suits the X5 theme better.





Here is the link to Firmware 2.0 with CH23's bottom scrollwheel mod and the above album art missing placeholder:

http://1drv.ms/RnojYF

Fantastic, the placeholder looks much nicer now.

Many thanks to you.
post #8825 of 19490
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post




Working on a little something here. Nearly done...

Just check with you guys, I just got my x5 and the firmware is 1.20. Can i just upgrade to this firmware straight away? 

post #8826 of 19490
Yes. 2.0 version is available on Fiios website. Or the cool mod versions abailAble above
post #8827 of 19490
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post




Working on a little something here. Nearly done...

 

Great job on putting that together. Cant' wait to try it out.

 

Would you be able to let us know which files you made changes in? I can diff the files myself to see what changes you made.

 

Thanks.

post #8828 of 19490
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Originally Posted by BrokenStevie View Post
 

Does anyone know if there's a way to use the OTG function on the X5 to, say, access a flash drive while at the same time charging the X5? I've seen a very few cables that purport to allow this for certain Sony & Samsung models but I haven't seen anything for just a generic micro-USB port. The reason I'm asking is that I like to play my X5 overnight and would like to be able to hook up a flash drive, but that consumes more power (especially if I play 24 bit FLAC files...) & I can't charge the X5 with a flash drive in the micro USB slot. Any ideas?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47YP7IQVKLU

 

you can use this power bank, it gives charge to your X5 (or mobile), and it has OTG redirected to the power bank (see the video at 2:56)

post #8829 of 19490
Hi, HarryHardcase
Thank you for your quotation from FAQ!

I understood current supports. Thanks.

I don't know how difficult supporting iOS however some DACs got license from Apple.
Especially TEAC HA-P50 can connect to iPhone5 without CCK.

if X5 get the function, It's fantastic!
Edited by ryo0125 - 5/7/14 at 9:20am
post #8830 of 19490

Nice work on the visual mods!

Thanks

post #8831 of 19490
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Originally Posted by ryo0125 View Post

Thank you for your quotation from FAQ!

I don't know how difficult supporting iOS however some DACs got license from Apple.
Especially TEAC HA-P50 can connect to iPhone5 without CCK.

if X5 get the function, It's fantastic!

 

Don't expect FiiO to get any Apple license anytime soon. They already applied for it a few years ago and get no response so far.

post #8832 of 19490
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Originally Posted by ryo0125 View Post

Hi, HarryHardcase
Thank you for your quotation from FAQ!

I understood current supports. Thanks.

I don't know how difficult supporting iOS however some DACs got license from Apple.
Especially TEAC HA-P50 can connect to iPhone5 without CCK.

if X5 get the function, It's fantastic!

An authentification chip has to be built in to the device so it's never going to happen on X5 unfortunately. Apple has ignored all of Fiio's requests to sign up for MFI certification based on a post I saw from James@Fiio a while back.

 

But it's very interesting how cheap the HA-P50 is. When I was in the market for an idevice DAC/Amp 4 months ago they were all $500+ with some reaching $799 (my T720) under the excuse that they pay a lot for Apple MFI certification to use their authentification chips in order to pull digital out via lightning cable. So the HA-P50 is really throwing sticks in their spokes by undercutting by so much. Competition is great for the consumer ;)


Edited by Scorpion667 - 5/7/14 at 9:36am
post #8833 of 19490
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Don't expect FiiO to get any Apple license anytime soon. They already applied for it a few years ago and get no response so far.

Really?
FiiO is bigger company than TEAC on High Res Audio, I think. If they ask Apple on a correct way, it's not so difficult. is it?

Anyway I ordered X5 already so I will just talk about my wish here.

Thank you for your advice ClieOS!
Edited by ryo0125 - 5/7/14 at 10:18am
post #8834 of 19490
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Originally Posted by ryo0125 View Post

Really?
FiiO is bigger company than TEAC on High Res Audio, I think. If they ask Apple on a correct way, it's not so difficult.

Anyway I ordered X5 already so I will just talk about my wish here.

Thank you for your advice ClieOS!

Apple is (or was) quite hesitant towards giving licenses to chinese companies, because, as we know, a lot of copying happens in china.
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Originally Posted by jbr1971 View Post

Great job on putting that together. Cant' wait to try it out.

Would you be able to let us know which files you made changes in? I can diff the files myself to see what changes you made.

Thanks.

I will post this info ASAP, it seems my laptop has no operating system anymore, so i can't access my remote computer(which has the files, i have lost nothing at all)
post #8835 of 19490
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Originally Posted by slame View Post
 

I run that combination and am very satisfied. I listen mostly to rock, but in the end to nearly everything as rap, classic, acapella. Can only recommend this combination. Stunning overall as portable combination, reason i bought both.

Thanks Slame. It is good that I found someone who has the same combination of components that I am intending to obtain, pending investigation. You have helped to let me know that the X5 and P7 could be a fantastic match. Evidently different people have different frequency sensitivities and so I am open to find out if mine are akin to yours. I want it to be so, lol, b/c the phones are so attractive and collapsible.

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