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post #1246 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

You guys must have really abused your unit ;).  The wheel on ours definitely had some play - but I wouldn't call it "jiggly".  Mind you - didn't you have your one in pieces?

Forgot to mention.

 

Review units are meant to be abused :evil: to an extent. 

 

It hurts me to say this, but I knew full well that most aren't going to scratch their X5's or do drop tests on theirs. I'm NOT going to do intentional ones. But if and when they happen(oh THEY WILL) while I'm using it. Then I'll accept it and report damage that I see and compare it to other DAP's and the X3.

 

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


It's a known issue and I do believe it was reported in the Bugzilla thing(?). The jiggle physics don't help with the user interface. XD

On that note, for people who haven't used the X5, when using an iPod-like scroll wheel, what direction would you move your finger (clockwise or counter-clockwise) to get to the folder icon here?
 

Haven't used a nano in a long time.

post #1247 of 1895
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

It's a known issue and I do believe it was reported in the Bugzilla thing(?). The jiggle physics don't help with the user interface. XD

On that note, for people who haven't used the X5, when using an iPod-like scroll wheel, what direction would you move your finger (clockwise or counter-clockwise) to get to the folder icon here?
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Yep very valid point, they would need to reverse the action, I was myself expecting the icons to move in the same direction than the wheel, just regular iPod habit plus it's counter intuitive when everything else moves in the same direction. For an iPod user they would classify this as a bug or sometimes referred to downgraded features. wink.gif
post #1248 of 1895

I find the main screen graphic to be more pretty than friendly. A Rockbox-like list would be easier. But I'm okay with pretty. It works well enough.

post #1249 of 1895
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Originally Posted by bcarr112281 View Post
 

 

Hi, goodvibes -

 

I've used dBpoweramp to transfer the content of my CDs directly to FLAC (compression level 8). I'll be sure to try a few .wav files.

 

Regards,

Brian

This may sound odd to you but try compression level 'O'  on flac encoding. 

post #1250 of 1895
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

I find the main screen graphic to be more pretty than friendly. A Rockbox-like list would be easier. But I'm okay with pretty. It works well enough.
Yeah, the user interface is fine other than the "inverted scrolling" on the home screen and the loose/somewhat unresponsive wheel. Having a the ability to integrated SD card file browsing would be nice to have in case I forgot that I have album X on SD card 2 instead of 1, but that's not a big problem for me (heck, I can't even fill my 64 GB card). I don't use the media library, so that isn't too much of a problem for me, but I would definitely recommend having Artist -> Album -> Song as suggested earlier.
Edited by miceblue - 2/16/14 at 1:41am
post #1251 of 1895

I loaded some high res files onto a 64gb Sandisk Ultra sdxc and I have to say that it does sound better than my initial impressions. Some of them are 24-96 vinyl rips and it shows how low the noise floor of the player is - I can hear an audible hiss with these. It isn't a bother once the music starts playing though. I have some stuff from hdtracks which sound terrific - Paper Airplanes by Alison Krauss sounds amazing - it has a very black background and is crystal clear - just stunning. That is an album that is going to sound good on almost any player, but I do think it's a good one to show what this player is capable of. I have the new Miles Davis Kind of Blue Legacy addition, too, but it actually has hiss present. Still sounds great, but it doesn't have a deep-space black background on the X5 - it actually sounds like a vinyl rip, though I'm sure this isn't the case. If they could somehow give this remaster a black background, I'd never put it down....This second session was with the Miracle, and for me, it has started to live up to its name a bit.

 

I still find the UI super easy to use and I haven't experienced any bugs, though I've kept gapless off until it's fixed. Okay, that's all for now. I'm going to load more stuff on it tonight and spend more time with it.

post #1252 of 1895

Hmm I really didn't play high resolution music on it but was still amazed at the micro-detailing of the player. It took me a little while to warm up to it. I'd say within 30 minutes I was hooked though. I was in the garage with my Aunt (it was turned into a theater), and was like, "I am so buying this when it comes out" lol.


Edited by lee730 - 2/16/14 at 4:16am
post #1253 of 1895

The beast has arrived! :) Battery was completely depleted, so I'm charging it right now. First impressions later today or tomorrow. 

 

post #1254 of 1895

^ Nice pic though.

post #1255 of 1895
Thread Starter 
cattlethief has posted his impressions:
http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x5-high-res-portable-music-player/reviews/10511
post #1256 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post

The beast has arrived! smily_headphones1.gif Battery was completely depleted, so I'm charging it right now. First impressions later today or tomorrow. 


Nice hand.
post #1257 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


Nice hand.

 

Thanks. You should see my other one. ;)

post #1258 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post

Thanks. You should see my other one. wink.gif
Does it have an AK240 in it wink.gif
post #1259 of 1895
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

I loaded some high res files onto a 64gb Sandisk Ultra sdxc and I have to say that it does sound better than my initial impressions. Some of them are 24-96 vinyl rips and it shows how low the noise floor of the player is - I can hear an audible hiss with these. It isn't a bother once the music starts playing though. I have some stuff from hdtracks which sound terrific - Paper Airplanes by Alison Krauss sounds amazing - it has a very black background and is crystal clear - just stunning. That is an album that is going to sound good on almost any player, but I do think it's a good one to show what this player is capable of. I have the new Miles Davis Kind of Blue Legacy addition, too, but it actually has hiss present. Still sounds great, but it doesn't have a deep-space black background on the X5 - it actually sounds like a vinyl rip, though I'm sure this isn't the case. If they could somehow give this remaster a black background, I'd never put it down....This second session was with the Miracle, and for me, it has started to live up to its name a bit.

I still find the UI super easy to use and I haven't experienced any bugs, though I've kept gapless off until it's fixed. Okay, that's all for now. I'm going to load more stuff on it tonight and spend more time with it.

You mentioned high res file first, and then 24/96 vinyl rips, make me wonder, when you say high res, are you referring to loseless 16/44.1? or 24/96? or something in between (e.g., 24/48)??

I have a friend who own a huge vinyl library, and I have heard some of his vinyl rips, in both high bit PCM and DSD format. One thing I notice that the rips are not necessarily dead quiet to start with, so maybe that is not a good starting point to show how low the noise floor of the player is.
post #1260 of 1895
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Andykong View Post

You mentioned high res file first, and then 24/96 vinyl rips, make me wonder, when you say high res, are you referring to loseless 16/44.1? or 24/96? or something in between (e.g., 24/48)??

I have a friend who own a huge vinyl library, and I have heard some of his vinyl rips, in both high bit PCM and DSD format. One thing I notice that the rips are not necessarily dead quiet to start with, so maybe that is not a good starting point to show how low the noise floor of the player is.

I think he means being able to hear the hiss of the vinyl itself distinctly from any hiss the player may generate? He did mention that some tracks have a very black background whereas others have hiss.
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