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I just can't decide. Should I go for 350 bucks X5 and call it a day or pay more premium price and have M. Both have their pros and cons (though cons are literally so small and most of them don't even bother me) so I guess both of them are good choices for me. It is just, my sign is pisces and I just f***ing decide when there are two perfect options available.

post #872 of 5502
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I just can't decide. Should I go for 350 bucks X5 and call it a day or pay more premium price and have M. Both have their pros and cons (though cons are literally so small and most of them don't even bother me) so I guess both of them are good choices for me. It is just, my sign is pisces and I just f***ing decide when there are two perfect options available.

if Calyx implement SQ found on their Femto then M is no brainer for me. finally i am thrilled and excited to see true high end in portable without nonsense compromises and overpricing. 999$ is damn great price for such a DAP.
post #873 of 5502
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 999$ is damn great price for such a DAP.

 

Agree

post #874 of 5502
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

I just can't decide. Should I go for 350 bucks X5 and call it a day or pay more premium price and have M. Both have their pros and cons (though cons are literally so small and most of them don't even bother me) so I guess both of them are good choices for me. It is just, my sign is pisces and I just f***ing decide when there are two perfect options available.

Lol so am I and it always takes me forever to decide, right now there aren't that many choices in the sub 1k prices, X5, D90, ZX1 and Calyx M. My very initial idea was to go for a ESS ES9018 based dap due to the well known merits of that DAC but FiiO X5 implementation really go me by surprise. I am looking at end of April to make the final choice, all of those will be available or are available by then. If you can wait that long something will veer you in one direction or another and hopefully you won't look back.
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Lol so am I and it always takes me forever to decide, right now there aren't that many choices in the sub 1k prices, X5, D90, ZX1 and Calyx M. My very initial idea was to go for a ESS ES9018 based dap due to the well known merits of that DAC but FiiO X5 implementation really go me by surprise. I am looking at end of April to make the final choice, all of those will be available or are available by then. If you can wait that long something will veer you in one direction or another and hopefully you won't look back.


For me it is even more smaller, ZX1 and DX90 are dead born babies (capacity issue) so I have to choose between X5 and M.

 

Both FiiO and Calyx deserves sales and attention from us, since they actually listen to their customers and do their best to satisfy us (man that wifi-capacity change stole my heart). If I had money, I would buy both X5 and M to support them honestly.

 

However, the truth hurts, I am a master student who saves a lot to improve his gear, so I can go with either of them, not both.

post #876 of 5502
Amber, is the 128gig limit on the Zx1 a real deal breaker? I was thinking about this today and I think I could live with it at a push. You can't keep your entire music collection on there, but realistically there aren't going to be many where you can, if you have a big high def collection. Don't get me wrong, Calyx having the additional storage added in makes it a great proposition, but I just don't know whether I'd discount the Zx1 over storage

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post #877 of 5502
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post


For me it is even more smaller, ZX1 and DX90 are dead born babies (capacity issue) so I have to choose between X5 and M.

Both FiiO and Calyx deserves sales and attention from us, since they actually listen to their customers and do their best to satisfy us (man that wifi-capacity change stole my heart). If I had money, I would buy both X5 and M to support them honestly.

However, the truth hurts, I am a master student who saves a lot to improve his gear, so I can go with either of them, not both.

I have not used the Calyx M yet but the X5 and the Calyx M both have very different interface and functions, I would say list the functions you can't live without and pick one, if money is an issue your choice is very obvious. wink.gif
post #878 of 5502
If you're tight on money don't forget in order to take advantage of the Calyx's capacity you're looking at spending another $450 or so on a 256GB SD card. But I think you'll be much happier with it long term and you won't be looking to upgrade as soon. JMO
post #879 of 5502
Also take into consideration that saving up $350 is less than saving up $999 just in case you weren't satisfied (doubt it) with the M
post #880 of 5502
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

I just can't decide. Should I go for 350 bucks X5 and call it a day or pay more premium price and have M. Both have their pros and cons (though cons are literally so small and most of them don't even bother me) so I guess both of them are good choices for me. It is just, my sign is pisces and I just f***ing decide when there are two perfect options available.

 

Both.  :-)

post #881 of 5502
M will use a 4.65 HD amoled screen and we can watch movies on that if they supported smily_headphones1.gif
post #882 of 5502

Hi Mython,

 

I was not bashing...  

 

Anyway.. i just want to hear that it has superlative SQ and buy it... Forget about the equipment search and enjoy the music.

post #883 of 5502
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if Calyx implement SQ found on their Femto then M is no brainer for me. finally i am thrilled and excited to see true high end in portable without nonsense compromises and overpricing. 999$ is damn great price for such a DAP.

Can someone who has heard of the Femto before give an idea how the sq is like? Is it neutral, flat, warm, or bassy, etc? I have never heard it before and has no idea where to even try it.
post #884 of 5502

Doesn't matter relative to this player. Different chips and topology. Gintaras is a big fan.

post #885 of 5502
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Can someone who has heard of the Femto before give an idea how the sq is like? Is it neutral, flat, warm, or bassy, etc? I have never heard it before and has no idea where to even try it.


+1

 

I would love to read something about Femto also. I have heard a passing comment that it is too analytical.

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