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Originally Posted by iancraig10 View Post


e) the order of events on the menu where you scan your card manually or automatic seems to be (for me) in an annoying order. The first option is scan and that could be better if it were at the BOTTOM not the top. It's too easy to scan accidentally so you sit and wait for 3 or 4 minutes while it reads the bigger cards.
f) The card slot accepts cards upside down. The pins must face upwards. If you get it wrong the first time you use it, you can get the card stuck in that slot!!
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Yes I agree point e) it is too easy to accidentally press scan when you go into that menu and end up waiting for it to scan the whole card.

I also had the card slot problem when first using it. It isn't very intuitive to have the card upside down.

post #2702 of 7658
dammit and I was hoping I can play them just fine with my clip+.

what the hell was I smoking,lol
post #2703 of 7658
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Originally Posted by koan1011 View Post


Yes I agree point e) it is too easy to accidentally press scan when you go into that menu and end up waiting for it to scan the whole card.
I also had the card slot problem when first using it. It isn't very intuitive to have the card upside down.

I was beginning to think that it was just me. wink.gif no one else seems to have noticed my critiques that much. I'm not running it down as a player though. I really like this one and it has a weighty, solid sound so I may well sell my Ipods, I think. This is better as far as sound goes.

We are lucky to have Mr Fiio himself looking in and it might be a good idea to suggest improvements since he does take comments on board and we could see software updates that might address some of the more important issues.

It's a really fine player and worth updating if at all possible with perhaps some menu tweaks. I am SO interested in the X5 now as a result of hearing this one. Fiio has done a great job imo; especially on the tailoring of the top end, which was something done. While back with some hi fi gear in order to give the type of sound I've been describing as far as the Fiio goes.

It has a lovely openness while also having extraordinary weight on good files via the line out. I'm really impressed with it; especially taking the cost into consideration. No more Itunes for me ........ YAY!!!
post #2704 of 7658
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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post

dammit and I was hoping I can play them just fine with my clip+.

what the hell was I smoking,lol

Put down that bong and step away! Lol

I have used the Havi's with my Clip+ at the gym and it sounds just fine. Don't let the audiophilia nervosa get the best of you. :-)
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@stuartmc

well thats good to know.
as regards to my bong,sorry bro it ain't going anywhere.lol
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Why do you find it a problem using the scroll wheel without accidentally pushing the centre button and selecting 'update media lib'
Use your finger/thumb tip to to turn the scroll wheel without putting pressure on it.
It really couldn't be any easier guys!
What further instructions do you require?
Also it shows micro SD card orientation in the quick start up guide
Edited by Alje - 10/5/14 at 11:13am
post #2707 of 7658
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Originally Posted by iancraig10

I was beginning to think that it was just me. wink.gif no one else seems to have noticed my critiques that much. I'm not running it down as a player though. I really like this one and it has a weighty, solid sound so I may well sell my Ipods, I think. This is better as far as sound goes.

It has a lovely openness while also having extraordinary weight on good files via the line out. I'm really impressed with it; especially taking the cost into consideration. No more Itunes for me ........ YAY!!!

I bought the X1 as an alternative to the Ipod Classic. I dislike Itunes, too bloated and hate having to use it to transfer files to the Ipod.

 

So much better to use a Micro SD card rather than an internal HD as well. We can now carry as much music as we want only having to carry a few micro sd cards around.

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Originally Posted by sardar17 View Post

@stuartmc

well thats good to know.
as regards to my bong,sorry bro it ain't going anywhere.lol


My bong usage was limited to the 70's...heck of a decade!
post #2709 of 7658
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Originally Posted by Alje View Post

Why do you find it a problem using the scroll wheel without accidentally pushing the centre button and selecting 'update media lib'
Use your finger/thumb tip to to turn the scroll wheel without putting pressure on it.
It really couldn't be any easier guys!
What further instructions do you require?
Also it shows micro SD card orientation in the quick start up guide

We all use the wheel fine. It's the order of the menu that isn't really very good imo. The scan feature is normally found at the bottom of other menus, since it's not always used too often. Also, if you wear glasses to read, the menu is quite hard to see and it's easy to miss the one below scan on the menu since the interface isn't quite as clear as it could be on quite a few of those themes.

No further instructions needed. Just ease of use or becoming familiar with an unusual layout.

instructions from QuickStart;

1. Recommended cards etc.
2. Max supported size
3. Recommend formatting etc.
4. Inserting card
a) open rubber flap. (There is no rubber flap on mine)
b) insert card and press into slot.
c) press card into slot again to eject card.

I guess you must be referring to that little diagram. I see nothing else that suggests the card fits upside down. Since it is a bit unusual, you'd think that a written sentence explaining that would have been sensible.

I wonder how many experienced dap users got caught out?

I guess you've used other daps have you? Or are you sending tinge of sarcasm?

Fact is, all menus are easy to read if you want to stand in the street and stare at it. There's a kind of hierarchy of commands that you get used to and card scan is low in that hierarchy for most people.

I wouldn't be surprised if that changed position in an update tbh. In spite of it being so obvious to you.
Edited by iancraig10 - 10/5/14 at 12:12pm
post #2710 of 7658
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Originally Posted by koan1011 View Post

I bought the X1 as an alternative to the Ipod Classic. I dislike Itunes, too bloated and hate having to use it to transfer files to the Ipod.

So much better to use a Micro SD card rather than an internal HD as well. We can now carry as much music as we want only having to carry a few micro sd cards around.

Absolutely. I've put my whole music collection onto separate cards, which is not so easy with Classics if you have more files than the Classics hold.

Now, just change a card which is way easier.

I just hope that James does a few more revisions on the software because it's smuch a nice DAP.
Edited by iancraig10 - 10/5/14 at 1:16pm
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For those of you who want a manual and haven't done a search for 'FiiO X1 manual' here is where you can find it.

http://fiio.com.cn/support/download.aspx

Cheers wink.gif
post #2712 of 7658
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Originally Posted by iancraig10 View Post
instructions from QuickStart;

1. Recommended cards etc.
2. Max supported size
3. Recommend formatting etc.
4. Inserting card
a) open rubber flap. (There is no rubber flap on mine)
b) insert card and press into slot.
c) press card into slot again to eject card.

I guess you must be referring to that little diagram. I see nothing else that suggests the card fits upside down. Since it is a bit unusual, you'd think that a written sentence explaining that would have been sensible.
 

Man... there is a card symbol next to the slot on the X1, which actually shows the direction.

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I have used the X1 in my 2012 KIA Optima EX for the past two days via the usb connection. As such, the DAP doesn't play the songs. It just acts as the file server for loading the car's MP3 player, which doesn't even recognize the FLAC folder on the microSD.

 

I did have glitches yesterday when I disconnected the player while the car was running. My car's "head" unit didn't appreciate the rude disconnect and I had to restart my car a couple of times to get the status icons to go off in my display and stop the alarm dinging. The MP3s sounded awesome, though.

 

Today, I made sure the car was off when I disconnected the X1. This time the X1 froze with the USB file exchange graphic on its screen. I had to do a hard reset with a straight pin.

 

Maybe I'll try to use the AUX connection tomorrow...

 

Maybe I won't. My EX has an Infinity sound system. There is obviously some incompatibility with the two sets of electronics and my car's system costs more than $100. I like the X1, but my car wins any contests between the two. It may just be that my Korean car doesn't speak Chinese...or my Chinese DAP doesn't speak Korean.

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Originally Posted by ccfixx View Post
 

Looking for help / suggestions with the X1 and my car's stock system...

 

It wasn't until yesterday that I finally found an auxiliary cable lying around to try out the X1 in my car, which is a 2012 Kia Soul+.  So, I plug the cable into the X1 and the auxiliary port in my car's stock unit, set the X1 to Line Out, hit play, and...  only parts of the songs were coming through the speakers in my car.  It's almost as if everything had been panned to one side or the other.  I was hearing guitar parts and vocal parts hidden in the mix that I had never heard before, but I was on able to faintly hear the main vocals and main guitar parts of the songs.  I shut off the X1 and switched it over to Headphone Out to see if it would make a difference, but I had the same results.  All of the files I was trying to play are CD-ripped FLAC files via dBpoweramp.  I don't have an amp to try out the Line Out, but if I listen to the music directly from the X1 via the HO, then all is good and well.  I didn't try any MP3 files, yet, but I can do that today and see how it goes.  It may just be some kind of incompatibility with my car's system.  If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.

post #2714 of 7658
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Originally Posted by Judge Buff View Post

I have used the X1 in my 2012 KIA Optima EX for the past two days via the usb connection. As such, the DAP doesn't play the songs. It just acts as the file server for loading the car's MP3 player, which doesn't even recognize the FLAC folder on the microSD.

I did have glitches yesterday when I disconnected the player while the car was running. My car's "head" unit didn't appreciate the rude disconnect and I had to restart my car a couple of times to get the status icons to go off in my display and stop the alarm dinging. The MP3s sounded awesome, though.

Today, I made sure the car was off when I disconnected the X1. This time the X1 froze with the USB file exchange graphic on its screen. I had to do a hard reset with a straight pin.

Maybe I'll try to use the AUX connection tomorrow...

Maybe I won't. My EX has an Infinity sound system. There is obviously some incompatibility with the two sets of electronics and my car's system costs more than $100. I like the X1, but my car wins any contests between the two. It may just be that my Korean car doesn't speak Chinese...or my Chinese DAP doesn't speak Korean.

I'm pretty sure FiiO didn't have external USB digital transport in mind when they designed the X1. The fact that any songs played is a surprise.
post #2715 of 7658
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Originally Posted by Judge Buff View Post
 

I have used the X1 in my 2012 KIA Optima EX for the past two days via the usb connection. As such, the DAP doesn't play the songs. It just acts as the file server for loading the car's MP3 player, which doesn't even recognize the FLAC folder on the microSD.

 

I did have glitches yesterday when I disconnected the player while the car was running. My car's "head" unit didn't appreciate the rude disconnect and I had to restart my car a couple of times to get the status icons to go off in my display and stop the alarm dinging. The MP3s sounded awesome, though.

 

Today, I made sure the car was off when I disconnected the X1. This time the X1 froze with the USB file exchange graphic on its screen. I had to do a hard reset with a straight pin.

 

Maybe I'll try to use the AUX connection tomorrow...

 

Maybe I won't. My EX has an Infinity sound system. There is obviously some incompatibility with the two sets of electronics and my car's system costs more than $100. I like the X1, but my car wins any contests between the two. It may just be that my Korean car doesn't speak Chinese...or my Chinese DAP doesn't speak Korean.

 

Um - you realise doing this, all you're doing is using the X1 as a USB adaptor for your microSD card.  You'd be better simply getting a USB thumb drive - as essentially it's doing the same thing ......  

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