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post #46 of 1888
+1 for B.
post #47 of 1888
Thread Starter 

Just added a Poll so it makes every more easy .

 

Anyway, thanks for everyone in here, lets do together to make the best 192/24 small DAP as we can together.

post #48 of 1888

Voted!

post #49 of 1888

IMO aesthetically speaking, I would give my vote for option B. the proportion of the wheel to the player itself is better.

 

The squarish shape of option A makes the wheel look "forced into" the overall design.

post #50 of 1888
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I prefer B. I narrow design fits the hand better and a longer screen is better for scrolling through albums and songs.

this, is a very important usability consideration

post #51 of 1888

I posted this on the FB photo, but I'll repaste it here

 

The portrait orientation of B would make it significantly easier to browse a library with the limited screen space. As the device is to be focused on music I would consider an easier to navigate interface to be a priority and one that would be benefited by a portrait display.

For reference I think of my old Zune 16GB player... the slim rectangle was easier to grip than the fat ipods I had also tried, and I did see the benefit in that case of having the portrait for the UI.

 

I do see some people mentioning that items such as equalizer settings would be easier to configure with a landscape, but I would see most users spending a much larger portion of their time on their device browsing songs than setting up the EQ.

 

Of course this is just my opinion, feel free to point out flaws in my logic! :D

post #52 of 1888
B reminds me of my old Sansa e280 but without a proprietary connector. Nice.
post #53 of 1888

I like X1 A looks more than X5. ROFL...

 

anyway, this is gonna be big for $100 DAP market. especially 24/192 file support. I think after it is released it is gonna make sansa looks like a dust.

post #54 of 1888

As the cheapest FiiO player, I just need the following:

 

Able to drive all IEMs and most portable headphones without issues. It defeats the purpose if I need to pair it with an amp, and I'm not going to use it to drive full size headphones.

 

Utmost portability. It has to be smaller, slimmer and lighter than the X3.

 

Decent battery life of 10 to 15 hours.

 

Support most of the common music formats.

 

Neutral, transparent and accurate sound signature, which I believe is what FiiO is aiming for with all their DAPs.

 

Some kind of expandable storage though that will depend on the internal storage capacity.

 

If you need to cut cost, just remove all the additional ports like line-out, line-in etc, give it lower quality screen (I'm going to be listening to it much more often than looking at the screen), just don't compromise on the portability and the sound. My biggest fear is that FiiO tries to do too much on a $100 budget and ends up cutting corners, so the X1 ends up being a jack of all trade and master of none. FiiO needs to have clear goals with such a small budget that I'm definitely alright with missing out on some features. If you need more features, just go for the higher end models.

 

I hope FiiO understands why the Clip+ is so popular among audiophiles despite being an entry level dap.

post #55 of 1888

^ Dude it was mentioned on the first page. just in case you missed it :wink:

 

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4, Build in Memory : None

 

5, Extend Memory : TF slot x1, supports up to 64g ( maybe 128g or 256g when the high volume TF card pop up)

post #56 of 1888
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^ Dude it was mentioned on the first page. just in case you missed it :wink:

 

 

I saw that, but since everything is still at the planning stage, i thought reinforcing my point will ensure that FiiO won't change their mind later down the road lol.

post #57 of 1888

When do you plan to release the X1, James? 

post #58 of 1888
Thread Starter 

ETA, July in China

post #59 of 1888

subscribed, voted B, and deploying wallet.

post #60 of 1888
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Originally Posted by xuan87 View Post
 

 

I saw that, but since everything is still at the planning stage, i thought reinforcing my point will ensure that FiiO won't change their mind later down the road lol.

I see, sorry 'bout that. I totally agree with the points you raised though. :beerchug:

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