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After a small delay in Hong Kong due to "public holiday" (demonstrations) the x1 has landed down under
I have been an ipod/ iTunes guy for ever but Apple seems of late to have forgotten me
After much deep thought I decided to look for a new way
Unsure of how this new way would integrate with the old way (iTunes) I was hesitant
Enter the x1 , at the price even if things did not work out I would not lose much
My micro sd card arrived last week and it was quite easy to copy and paste a folder of mixed ALAC tracks
This morning the x1 was delivered and I immediately applied the carbon skin and clicked in the card
Switched on and with my IM70's attached I went to the folder icon all the tracks came up so I hit play
All my fears melted away one track then the next no bugs no head scratching
Seamless shifting from 24bit to 16bit and back, great controls, sound and build quality
Congratulations FIIO the x1 appears to be selling as fast as you can build them and deservedly so
Quick question for those that have their X1s.
I just tried making a playlist externally - exactly same method we use on our X5s. I then navigated to the folder I have it in, and it won't recognise the playlist file. I've tried the same file in my X5 - and it has no issues.
Is there no playlist support (outside the favourites folder) yet on the X1?
Joe / James - is there anything planned with future firmware releases?
There is a slight texture just enough to catch the light
Not the best faux carbon I've seen but not the worst
Nice quality, easy to apply/reapply no bubbles
I posted this in our tour discussion thread - and they are just initial musings - but thought you guys might be interested.
OK - sorry for the photos - they're 1200 x 800, and clickable, but the lighting was pretty ordinary, and there is quite a bit of glare and grain - and I'll do something much better for the reviews.
Really early impressions - size is excellent - perfect for on the go. Very intuitive interface, coming from the X5, and I'm having no issues getting around the menus etc. Some really nice choices with the software set-up etc (like you can't switch the output from jack to line whilst the player is playing).
This little sucker is powerful too - nowhere near as good as the X5 in that department, but no sluggard. For tonight's test, I just threw a toughie at it. X5 vs X1, volume matched with an SPL meter, both driving the HD600 - yep, not a fair fight really (or so you'd think).
Really surprised how good they both sound, and how close. X1 might have a tiny bit less bass (which I'd expect), but it's marginal. To be honest I could live with either if I was just jamming out.
Right now, I've connected the E11K to the X1, and because I'm shagged (away next 4 days with US visitors so I've been putting in a lot of hours prep), I've stopped the critical listening, and am just listening to the combo with HD600 - still playing Dire Straits. Guess what - it's good, no it's great - I can't believe this USD160 set-up sounds as good as it does with the HD600. I still need to compare it to a full sized amp to get a decent base line - but that will come in the weekend.
Anyway - you guys are in for a treat. Fiio have done some great things here.
Joe - this one is for you (see the photos). The E11K is the perfect size for the X1 - and should be the perfect accompaniment - especially on price factor as well. The problem is that if you use bands to pair them up - they cover the buttons. Not an ideal situation. Need a correctly sized stacker kit specifically designed for X1 and E11K. Make sure you allow for the E11K having feet attached whilst stacking. I'd buy one straight away.
Photos below - click for the larger images. Again sorry about the lighting ....