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post #5596 of 5605
To expand on the playlist info here is the full instructions from FiiO:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/761295/how-to-create-m3u-playlists-for-use-on-the-x1-x3-and-x5-from-your-computer
post #5597 of 5605

@JamesFiiO & @Joe Bloggs

Any news on the fix for the screwy back button behaviour that the X5 recieved back in January?
 

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3. Pressing the Back button from the Now Playing screen will now always take you to the folder / album / etc. from which the current song is selected. This is true even after navigating to the main menu or powering the X5 off and back on.

 

The X1 and the X3ii badly need this too.

post #5598 of 5605
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

You can do that too.

 

First - make sure your folder structure is organised properly.  At a minimum \Artist\Album.  If you want more control \alpha id\Artist\Album

EG

\A-C\Adele\21

Makes for nice easy browsing - and saves excessive wheel use with large collections (mine is currently around 400 albums I think)

 

Once folder structure in place, simply open notepad, or similar editor, and make sure Explorer (or other file manager) open with X1 window

 

Then simply copy and paste into a list.  Tip - if you're file browser of choice has the option - you can usually display full path to each folder - just copy that path

 

Eg

 

E:\A-C\A Fine Frenzy\Bomb in a Birdcage\01 What I Wouldn't Do.m4a

 

Once you have all your tracks in a list - prune the drive info off, so the above line becomes:

\A-C\A Fine Frenzy\Bomb in a Birdcage\01 What I Wouldn't Do.m4a

 

An example of a full list might look like this (this is my current review test track list)

 

The #entries are just comments so I can organise them better - and are ignored.

 

Save as a *.m3u8 file into your root directory (mine is simply called "test tracks.m3u8"), and then to activate - go into folder browser mode, find and select.

 

Easy.

 

can i ask a question if i may?

 

i notice all your music is m4a format? isnt the whole point of something like the Fiio that it can play FLAC files which are lossless or am i missing something?

post #5599 of 5605
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Originally Posted by joelk2 View Post

can i ask a question if i may?

i notice all your music is m4a format? isnt the whole point of something like the Fiio that it can play FLAC files which are lossless or am i missing something?

m4a is an extention for both lossy AAC and lossless ALAC.

Brooko has also done extensive abx tests and finds very little if any difference between 256kbps lossy and lossless formats. I'll let him chime in on his thoughts but felt I might give you a primer.
Edited by x RELIC x - Yesterday at 3:05 am
post #5600 of 5605
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Originally Posted by joelk2 View Post
 

 

can i ask a question if i may?

 

i notice all your music is m4a format? isnt the whole point of something like the Fiio that it can play FLAC files which are lossless or am i missing something?

 

Sure - if you're game ...... :D

 

Try this link - and test yourself : http://www.head-fi.org/t/655879/setting-up-an-abx-test-simple-guide-to-ripping-tagging-transcoding

All it takes is an open mind - and time.  The software is free.

 

My (fully tested) transparency level is aac256.  I know I can't distinguish (if taken from the same master file and transcoded to different formats) DSD from hi-res, from redbook, from aac256.  And the good thing is - that I'm not actually supposed to - it just means I'm human.

 

So - my music at home is all FLAC (lossless at 16/44.1 - ie redbook).  I have DSD files, high-res files etc - but when I purchase them - I keep an archive copy, transcode everything to FLAC - and keep all of my music as redbook.  That is what I use when listening at home, and on my Fiio X5.  Why?  Because I want to keep a lossless archive copy - and I have enough space on both the X5 and my PC so its not an issue.

 

For my X1 and X3ii - I can carry my entire collection (400+ paid for albums) on a single micro SDXC card in aac256 - and because I know its transparent to me - I'm not missing anything.

 

The secret to good music is in the mastering - not in the format (beyond a certain point).  Sure you'll get countless people who claim to be able to tell the difference.  Put those same people in a controlled volume matched blind abx test (if they would submit to one) and I think most would change their view.

 

So why do I use the likes of the X3ii or X5 - simply because they are high quality players with the feature set I want.  And they sound pretty good ;)

 

YMMV with above.  And for anyone who wants to debate what I just wrote - save it.  Test yourself.  if you claim to be able to tell the difference - congrats.  I don't particularly care either way.  i just encourage people to test themselves, find their own personal limits - and maybe discover something in the process.

 

Or - maybe I just have tin-ears :D 

post #5601 of 5605
Right on cue! biggrin.gif

Agree that the secret to quality is in the mastering. The FiiO X players do a great job of presenting nuances and details in well recorded/produced/mastered music, especially at their price point. Typically you find better recordings in high resolution music but the resolution isn't necessarily the determining factor in the tracks quality. You can have very poor sounding high resolution music because it was recorded/produced/mastered poorly.

The better DAPs show a lot of music files for what they are, good or bad, where as a mainstream smartphone may mask these qualities.
Edited by x RELIC x - Yesterday at 3:11 am
post #5602 of 5605
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

Sure - if you're game ...... :D

 

Try this link - and test yourself : http://www.head-fi.org/t/655879/setting-up-an-abx-test-simple-guide-to-ripping-tagging-transcoding

All it takes is an open mind - and time.  The software is free.

 

My (fully tested) transparency level is aac256.  I know I can't distinguish (if taken from the same master file and transcoded to different formats) DSD from hi-res, from redbook, from aac256.  And the good thing is - that I'm not actually supposed to - it just means I'm human.

 

So - my music at home is all FLAC (lossless at 16/44.1 - ie redbook).  I have DSD files, high-res files etc - but when I purchase them - I keep an archive copy, transcode everything to FLAC - and keep all of my music as redbook.  That is what I use when listening at home, and on my Fiio X5.  Why?  Because I want to keep a lossless archive copy - and I have enough space on both the X5 and my PC so its not an issue.

 

For my X1 and X3ii - I can carry my entire collection (400+ paid for albums) on a single micro SDXC card in aac256 - and because I know its transparent to me - I'm not missing anything.

 

The secret to good music is in the mastering - not in the format (beyond a certain point).  Sure you'll get countless people who claim to be able to tell the difference.  Put those same people in a controlled volume matched blind abx test (if they would submit to one) and I think most would change their view.

 

So why do I use the likes of the X3ii or X5 - simply because they are high quality players with the feature set I want.  And they sound pretty good ;)

 

YMMV with above.  And for anyone who wants to debate what I just wrote - save it.  Test yourself.  if you claim to be able to tell the difference - congrats.  I don't particularly care either way.  i just encourage people to test themselves, find their own personal limits - and maybe discover something in the process.

 

Or - maybe I just have tin-ears :D 

cheers, 

 

I will indeed try this. 

 

but all in all the Fiio X1 is a great DAP?

 

ive only ever had ipods in the past


Edited by joelk2 - Yesterday at 3:19 am
post #5603 of 5605
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Originally Posted by joelk2 View Post
 

cheers, 

 

I will indeed try this. 

 

but all in all the Fiio X1 is a great DAP?

 

ive only ever had ipods in the past

 

It's a really good entry point.

post #5604 of 5605
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post


m4a is an extention for both lossy AAC and lossless ALAC.

...

 

I use ALAC all the time (lossless, as well as compatible with both iTunes software and FiiO).

 

My only (minor) frustration is that FiiO players don't seem to read the "genre" metadata on ALAC files.

post #5605 of 5605
I'm questioning here about Favory. When a tune i'l like playing, I pusch the top-left button to get that red earth. Couple hours or the next couples days, when the same tune come to play, I have see no more red earth, my favorite tune are look like removing from the dap internal memory!?! Weard! Is it happen to some one else ? Hope I have be clear enough in my comment!


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Edited by Skullbox - Yesterday at 11:17 am
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