X5 has started shipping worldwide<--click to see details
All preview impressions by tour members can be found here
First arrival (click me)
X5 arrives at lee730's door, first impressions (click me)
First impressions by reihead here, here
X5 arriving at musicheaven's door, gelocks
First impressions by Brooko
X5 UI preview by Joe Bloggs
New X5 review video by bowei006
Merry Christmas to all head-fiers! Here's something to liven up the festival season
On behalf of FiiO, I’m pleased to announce that our upcoming high-end DAP the X5 is nearing completion and we have sent out several beta units on a world test / preview tour!
Preview application period: 20-26 December 2013
Previewer list announcement period: 2 January 2014
Beginning of shipment of preview X5s: 14 January 2014
Keep your eyes on this thread as the preview units are shipped out and preview impressions start appearing!
Depending on the geographical distribution of selected reviewers, FiiO will ship out several X5s, one or more to reviewers in each region, e.g. USA, Europe, SE Asia, Pacific region, etc. so that shipping costs from one reviewer to the next is kept low. FiiO will pay for shipping to the first reviewer and from the last reviewer back to FiiO for each region.
•Please note that the review X5s will not ship with micro SD cards. Please prepare your own micro SD cards and music files for review and preferably format the cards within the X5 prior to use.
Review regulations (subject to change before the tour commences):
•Reviewers should keep the X5 for at most 10 days before shipping to the next reviewer.
•Reviewers should ship the X5 to the next reviewer by registered post in the padded box provided.
•Reviewers will not be held responsible for any damage to the X5 sustained during shipping or normal usage.
•Reviewers should do the review fairly and objectively, and related product photos are required.
•Reviewers should not overstate the advantages of the products.
•Reviewers should indicate that the review X5s are free loan units, in order to avoid any misunderstandings.
•Reviewers are prohibited from using or disseminating pirated music on the X5.
•Reviewers are reminded to listen responsibly and safely to the X5, to not use it when operating machinery or driving, and not to drive headphones to excessive volume with the X5.
•Reviewers should send the review content to us for examination prior to publishing—for basic fact-checking purposes only. We will only request corrections of factual mistakes regarding the X5. Reviewers should post the corrections alongside their original content for reference.
Edited by Joe Bloggs - 4/28/14 at 1:19am