Originally Posted by cattlethief
Originally Posted by mechgamer123
For listening on the go, sure. I prefer a bit more bass, but I really don't like the soft rolled off treble. It's not rolled off that much so the GR07 BE still sounds pretty sibilant.
I don't think I'd ever buy one though because the UI and button layout are much less intuitive than the iPod, IMO. And the lack of playlist support kills it for me, since I have all my music organized by playlist.
Only had it for 2 weeks but i was enjoying it too much to notice any rolled off treble,as for comparing it with an ipod ,i didnt waste my time!I would also say the UI is better than the ipod and the build is far superior.
I'm sorry, I don't really see what you're on about. On my iPod, if I want to pause a song, I can just press the pause button, since the buttons are recessed enough with my case that I don't ever accidentally press them. On the X5, I would either have to unlock the player, wait for the screen to come on, and then pause the music or enable the setting where the play, back, and forward buttons are always on regardless of lock status. I can't use that though because those buttons are elevated enough that I feel I would hit it all the time when it was in my pocket.
Additionally, if I leave my iPod off for ten minutes, I can press play twice and immediately go back to the song in less than 5 seconds. On the X5, I have to enable a setting that lets me resume the song at the same place, then press and hold the power button and wait for the player to turn on before being able to play music. That probably takes ~30 seconds.
Furthermore, the scroll wheel will sometimes jump two options in the menu or not move at all, and the main menu is reversed from what would be intuitive. Want to move the menu clockwise? Rotate your thumb counterclockwise.
Then, if I remember right, it's normal when scrolling through songs and settings.
Finally, regarding the build quality, the upper most quarter or so of the scroll wheel feels like it's rubbing up against the housing, making an annoying squealing noise and reducing the sensitivity of the wheel, which is quite annoying. The center button is also very hard to press along the edges.
Frankly, I can't see how any of these fundamental or cosmetic flaws make the X5 a player that's even close to the iPod's. Then again, I am comparing a consumer oriented device that had tons of revisions, software updates, millions in R&D, and all sorts of other advances to an audiophile focused player. I really think it would've made more sense to just throw Rockbox on here and call it a day though, but that's just my personal opinion.
Edited by mechgamer123 - 2/15/14 at 4:22pm