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post #9466 of 19524
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Originally Posted by Muenchener View Post
 

I wonder if those apparently cheap components would alter the SQ.

 

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The thick cable cores allow for Very low resistance, and maximum, audio throughput.
T
he Trimpots (The variable resistor wheels/ adjustment knobs) are SPECIALLY printed and manufactured for this cable to come with Very Low resistance at the highest volume setting. 
Combined total audio output loss is LESS than Half a Decibel at 80dB!
- T
hat's better than many audio extension cables !!

 

You should could just try it and see if it works for you...;) 

post #9467 of 19524
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Originally Posted by EthanHarte View Post
 

Right now im using a pair of Klipsch X7's. Im thinking of an upgrade and want to get some IEMs that pair well with the X5. Im thinking of a price range around 200-300$. Has anyone listened to the X5 with Shure SE425's? Any other suggestions?

 

I've listened for the past 10 days with Westone UM3X's, and Ultimate Ear UE-900's.   Sounds great on both. 

 

I have the option of using an outboard amplifier, a Leckerton or Practical Devices, and haven't found the need yet.

 

Steve 

post #9468 of 19524
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Originally Posted by subver View Post

 

Also really really REALLY wish I could play ALL SONGS by a single Artist... I like to take my favorite artists and just put their entire collection on shuffle sometimes... I really miss that!

Playlists would be lovely as well :)


Go into your folders on your micro SD card and re-organize the folders of those artists you want to random play.  Remove the sub-folders of each album so that all the songs by an artist are in one folder with the artists name.

 

By doing this you can play by album when using the X5 UI or you can go into folder browsing and random all the songs of one artist.  The player database reads the tags on each song for artist/album organization and ignores folders. 

 

You can have it both ways.


Edited by Jess70 - 5/19/14 at 12:07pm
post #9469 of 19524
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Originally Posted by Jess70 View Post
 


Go into your folders on your micro SD card and re-organize those artists you want to random play.  Remove the sub-folders of each album so that all the songs by an artist are in one folder with the artists name.

 

By doing this you can play by album when using the X5 UI or you can go into folder browsing and random all the songs of one artist.  You can have it both ways.

Yeah I get that, but that is not ideal for me... I am a very big fan or organization. Sure, I may end up doing that but just simply having an "all albums" option would be superb.

post #9470 of 19524
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Originally Posted by Reylaw View Post

.....On a side note, there aren't any fake X5 right? I over scratch the serial on the box and some of the numbers were smudged so I can't check.......

Unfortunately, I would believe the reason that FIIO has the verification process is to address the possibility of "fakes".  Smearing serial numbers would prompt me to send it back to the source immediately without hesitation.  From the looks of the "validated" serial number on my X5's box, they looked "lasered" in - they should never smear.

 

Just a thought,

 

Steve


Edited by Stevemitchell - 5/19/14 at 12:25pm
post #9471 of 19524

It seems early after release for there to be knockoffs already. Then again, phone knockoffs sometimes come out within a week of release of the original, so anything is possible.

post #9472 of 19524

I haven't much experience creating flash card for music players. My Mac stuff just did it for me, so I ran into problems organizing my files right for the x5. In the beginning I thought it was the x5 and was ready to send it back. I getting better at setting up the sd cards and enjoying my x5 a lot more. Thanks for the advise.

post #9473 of 19524
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post
 

 

IBLeBAYMicroPlainBar-RightPortion.jpgVery High quality, Specially made variable resistors IBLeBAYMicroPlainBar-LeftPortion.jpg 
The thick cable cores allow for Very low resistance, and maximum, audio throughput.
T
he Trimpots (The variable resistor wheels/ adjustment knobs) are SPECIALLY printed and manufactured for this cable to come with Very Low resistance at the highest volume setting. 
Combined total audio output loss is LESS than Half a Decibel at 80dB!
- T
hat's better than many audio extension cables !!

 

You should could just try it and see if it works for you...;) 

My low trust in humanity filters away all kinds of glorious marketing promises, specially when the device in question sells for a little more than two bucks...

My high trust in Head-Fi magic prompts me to believe that a cable is only good if it costs a lot of dollars. :)

 

But yes, I should try that, it's the only thing I've found worldwide, as sad as that sounds.


Edited by Muenchener - 5/19/14 at 5:59pm
post #9474 of 19524

/start rant

James@Fiio: you should know that I returned today the E12 that I bought and couldn't really enjoy because I lost the balance control. And my email for support still is not answered. Just to let you know. That E12 is going to be resold as open box for a discount, and believe me, B&H will somehow make sure Fiio pays for the difference in profits.

If I could give a small advice to Fiio, it would be to pay more attention to customers, to bugs, to basic functionality and to time things right. Your ruined a perfect headphone amplifier and, hence, a perfect player+amp combo when you forgot to allow some form of balance control. Need balance control and have hard-to-drive headphones? Sorry, mate, it's not gonna happen with Fiio.

B&H still has X5 on stock, not such good news for Fiio.

 

I love the X5, BTW. With my Martin Logan's 90 I achieved an extremely nice sounding combo.

If anyone is thinking about using the E17 to drive harder headphones and to keep the pan/balance control, don't. The amp section is not as good as the X5's, and can't really drive 250+ Ohms HPs.

/end rant

post #9475 of 19524

Thought this was an X5 area...  shouldn't you complain about the E12 in the E12 forum...    

BTW there are easy ways to get the balance out of the X5 into the E12 if you wanted to try that solution out... 

post #9476 of 19524
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Originally Posted by Muenchener View Post

/start rant


James@Fiio: you should know that I returned today the E12 that I bought and couldn't really enjoy because I lost the balance control. And my email for support still is not answered. Just to let you know. That E12 is going to be resold as open box for a discount, and believe me, B&H will somehow make sure Fiio pays for the difference in profits.


If I could give a small advice to Fiio, it would be to pay more attention to customers, to bugs, to basic functionality and to time things right. Your ruined a perfect headphone amplifier and, hence, a perfect player+amp combo when you forgot to allow some form of balance control. Need balance control and have hard-to-drive headphones? Sorry, mate, it's not gonna happen with Fiio.


B&H still has X5 on stock, not such good news for Fiio.

I love the X5, BTW. With my Martin Logan's 90 I achieved an extremely nice sounding combo.


If anyone is thinking about using the E17 to drive harder headphones and to keep the pan/balance control, don't. The amp section is not as good as the X5's, and can't really drive 250+ Ohms HPs.


/end rant
Bad day I guess...
post #9477 of 19524

Continuing Dixter's comment:  X5 has a balance control from the headphone out, right?  That's what the reviews say...

 

If one needs balance and needs a beefier amplifier, use the headphone out as an "adjustable" line out and don't use the X5 volume control.  Yes it is double-amping, but volume adjustment on a line out is pretty unusual on a portable device, let alone other controls like balance. 

post #9478 of 19524
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Originally Posted by Muenchener View Post

/start rant


James@Fiio: you should know that I returned today the E12 that I bought and couldn't really enjoy because I lost the balance control. And my email for support still is not answered. Just to let you know. That E12 is going to be resold as open box for a discount, and believe me, B&H will somehow make sure Fiio pays for the difference in profits.


If I could give a small advice to Fiio, it would be to pay more attention to customers, to bugs, to basic functionality and to time things right. Your ruined a perfect headphone amplifier and, hence, a perfect player+amp combo when you forgot to allow some form of balance control. Need balance control and have hard-to-drive headphones? Sorry, mate, it's not gonna happen with Fiio.


B&H still has X5 on stock, not such good news for Fiio.

I love the X5, BTW. With my Martin Logan's 90 I achieved an extremely nice sounding combo.


If anyone is thinking about using the E17 to drive harder headphones and to keep the pan/balance control, don't. The amp section is not as good as the X5's, and can't really drive 250+ Ohms HPs.


/end rant

I dont think its fair for you to put it this way. Sure the producs may not be perfect, but saying that fiio isn't paying enough attention to customers just isnt right. Right from the design stage head fiers were heavily involved. Even now with the x7 they have created a thread to seek our opinions. Please do bear in mind that simply because it does not suit your needs does not mean that they did not do a good job. Yes I acknowledge that it does not suit your needs, and you have every right to wish it did, but to say such things about the company isn't quite right when they clearly did not neglect their customers' opinions and feedback. And you do seem rather spiteful with how you talk about fiio having to lose profits with the resale of your e12 set.

At the respective price points of both products, i believe they perform exceptionally. And yes there is no balance control on the line out, but they can't possibly fulfil every single request and I think you should realise that simply because it does not fulfil your needs does not make it as poor a product as you make it out to be.

Perhaps you do not mean things in this way, if that is so i sincerely apologise, but the tone which you have taken is a very strong and offensive one against fiio which i really feel they do not deserve just because it doesn't fulfil your needs.
post #9479 of 19524

You bought an amp that does not have a balance control and now blame the manufacture for your poor decision. You did not research the product before you bought it and what to blame everyone but yourself. You got to be kidding!

post #9480 of 19524
Easy solution. Volume at max, low gain, headphone out to e12. Same sound + balance control = happy customer.

Am I wrong?
Edited by x RELIC x - 5/19/14 at 8:02pm
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