Originally Posted by miceblue
Mmk, I just handed the touring X5 unit to barra
today. We had a nice chat about some of the problems I've brought up and I got the chance to hear the DX50.
Even though I didn't completely enjoy the X5's sound, I think I'd take the X5 over the DX50 both in terms of usability (my #1 thing to consider in a portable media player) and in terms of overall sound.
I fully charged the X5 from this morning and it took about 9 hours total via laptop USB. That's quite a long time.
Having just gotten the X5 from miceblue tonight, my first quick impressions are quite good. Given the recent conversations in the forum, I was worried that something may have gone wrong with the unit, but I don't think that is the case as it sounds great and handles anything I throw at it with great authority. I would just chalk the differences up to a difference in opinion or expectations, some sort of bad pairing, or some other uncontrollable circumstances. However, to put it into perspective, as miceblue mentioned above, he liked the X5 sound more than my DX50 (FW1.2.8) paired with my BH2 which sounds great as well. The X5 is definitely a step above by itself leaving no desire to add an amp. Now back to listening to see just how much of a step above.