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post #2611 of 7658
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Originally Posted by Lieon View Post

I think we have to keep in mind that for the price you would have to comprise a bit. There's nothing else on the market that comes close to the x1 in terms of both sound & price. Like every other dap I own,after time and getting familiar with the unit I've gotten comfortable with them all.

lol if you're already complaining on the X1 UI, wait till you use the Hifiman's 
post #2612 of 7658

Just got mine last night and will give some impressions once I get some good listening time with it. While trying to fiddle with the UI, I noticed that when I connect LO through an external amp, I lose the ability to equalize. Won't let me select, just skips over the setting...

 

Is this on purpose? Just curious to see if I am missing something. Granted I did not get a lot of time to play last night, way too busy. But I figured most of it out, seemed relatively intuitive.

Maybe while bypassing the internal amp also cuts ability to equalize?

post #2613 of 7658
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Originally Posted by stuartmc View Post


It was a level variable evaluation.

...which makes it rather not useful...

post #2614 of 7658
I personally found startmc's post helpful.
Edited by Saoshyant - 10/2/14 at 9:23am
post #2615 of 7658
Anyone can post just about anything. But to be really useful, volume matching is pretty high on the list.
post #2616 of 7658

From Posting Guidelines:

 

Key points:

  • Treat others with the same respect and dignity that you would expect back.

 

Curb any urge you may have to flippantly dismiss someone's opinion.

 

 

But yeah, I violated the posting guidelines by even replying to his post, so sorry about that Mods!

post #2617 of 7658

I was genuinely interested in the comparison. That is, until it was revealed to sighted and non level matched. Once you start 'variable level' comparisons your brain plays all kinds of funny tricks on your ears. It's like me saying my car is faster than yours and expecting you to believe it simply because it's 'my opinion' without even conducting a single timed drag race.

post #2618 of 7658
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Anyone can post just about anything. But to be really useful, volume matching is pretty high on the list.

Without a doubt, having the test gear and doing level matching would remove one of many variables. The problem is that you still are relying on the subjective skills of the listener to actually hear and identify differences. Could this listener have been duped by slight volume differences even after tweaking each device to get the most from it?...Yes, quite possibly. Try as I will, I can't remove my "Stu" colored glasses, or ear goggles. I read some great posts on here by obobskovich on this subject and I almost entirely agree with the proposition that our subjective perceptions color even what we think are objective observations.

So for the audiophile shibboleths of "imaging" and "soundstage"(insert your buzz word here) , which can't be properly measured outside our own noggins, we have to rely on the very subjective opinions of fellow listeners. This is why I wrote in Positive Feedback magazine almost 20 years ago that I am the world authority on what sounds best to Stu in Stu's listening room with Stu's associated equipment and readers should apply the appropriately sized grain of salt to anything I write.

In this case, I think that grain should be pretty large. I'm very new to the headphone scene and I really know squat about it. Some things just don't translate well when you're used to big rigs in a dedicated listening room. This site is so much fun and I'm enjoying the read immensely. I'm here to learn, share, make some new friends and have FUN!
Edited by stuartmc - 10/2/14 at 11:40am
post #2619 of 7658
Got my x1 today, loaded up with about 46gb of flac and no less than 320kbps for some ancient stuff I have.

Had a little play and brief listen then had to do a few chores

Opted for a run and took the fiio with me playing some early 90's oakenfold. Well impressed with the player so far and by all accounts was the best run I've had in ages

Will try my iems over the next few days and post back
post #2620 of 7658
I think USPS lost my fiio x1 lol
"Undeliverable as Addressed"
post #2621 of 7658

Hi all,

 

I've attempted to ask the same questions two times at mp4nation (with out any luck).

How do you move files from your computer to the X1?

In order to take full advantage of the X1 software, what is the best way to organize your music files?

I noticed in the X1 interface, you can select by genre as well as artist and other criteria, where does the meta data resided that the X1 is reading to manage it's database?

It's all so easy with iTunes, however I would like to step it up and try out the X1. 

Note: I am on a Mac so if there is a specific software solution that makes this obvious and simple, I'd appreciate your input.

 

That's about it. 

 

TIA 

Ken


Edited by Bambooken - 10/2/14 at 4:38pm
post #2622 of 7658
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Originally Posted by Bambooken View Post
 

Hi all,

 

I've attempted to ask the same questions two times at mp4nation (with out any luck).

How do you move files from your computer to the X1?

In order to take full advantage of the X1 software, what is the best way to organize your music files?

I noticed in the X1 interface, you can select by genre as well as artist and other criteria, where does the meta data resided that the X1 is reading to manage it's database?

It's all so easy with iTunes, however I would like to step it up and try out the X1. 

Note: I am on a Mac so if there is a specific software solution that makes this obvious and simple, I'd appreciate your input.

 

That's about it. 

 

TIA 

Ken

Just drag and drop.

 

For organizing, I prefer to use mediamonkey. It took me a good 2 weeks to properly organize all 500gb of my music, but it's working flawlessly on my X5 and X1

post #2623 of 7658

Theo ~

Thank you for responding.

Drag and drop to the micro SD card?

Does the card need to be formatted in any specific way?

I'll check out mediamonkey 

 

Again, thanks

Ken

post #2624 of 7658
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Originally Posted by Bambooken View Post
 

Theo ~

Thank you for responding.

Drag and drop to the micro SD card?

Does the card need to be formatted in any specific way?

I'll check out mediamonkey 

 

Again, thanks

Ken

Yup drag and drop to the card. the card does need to be formatted, but you can do that directly with the player

post #2625 of 7658
just put the micro sd card in the x1 and plug it into a computer

it should show up and you can drag and drop that way. or buy an adapter

I think it has to be in fat32 format
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