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post #1456 of 1895
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Is that you or Lee?   Ears are pretty BIG, could be Lee???    Anyway, thought you had the 3rd Anniv???   Also, your description of the X5 sig seems similar to the T1.   I would say the T! has a full, rich, black sig.   Anyway are you doing the kangaroo hop today??

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I have both Studio's, 2nd Edition and 3rd Anv, (x2 units). Considering you own the 3rd my impressions were based on that model.

post #1457 of 1895
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I have both Studio's, 2nd Edition and 3rd Anv, (x2 units). Considering you own the 3rd my impressions were based on that model.

Thanks!:regular_smile :

post #1458 of 1895
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and bcarr, I would have been fine with no photos but I guess I am a little late with my comment redface.gif

 

It's no problem, Joe! :cool: And my thanks again to you and James for letting me be part of the tour--it was a blast! :D

 

I'll be sending you a draft of my review in the coming days.

 

Best regards,

Brian

post #1459 of 1895

For anyone that is interested, my X5 review is now up:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x5-high-res-portable-music-player/reviews/10579

 

My focus was on sound quality vs. my other DAPs and various headphone and amp pairings. I even added some numbers for perspective.

post #1460 of 1895

My Fiio X5 is off to a new reviewer soon. I'm going to miss her! We had a special chemistry going on... ;)

 

 

post #1461 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 

For anyone that is interested, my X5 review is now up:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x5-high-res-portable-music-player/reviews/10579

 

My focus was on sound quality vs. my other DAPs and various headphone and amp pairings. I even added some numbers for perspective.

 

Excellent review, I really appreciate the trouble you went to regarding the different pairings and the sound ranking with your other gear.

 

It's clear you put a lot of effort into this.

 

Thanks


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post #1462 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 

For anyone that is interested, my X5 review is now up:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x5-high-res-portable-music-player/reviews/10579

 

My focus was on sound quality vs. my other DAPs and various headphone and amp pairings. I even added some numbers for perspective.

 

Excellent review, I really appreciate the trouble you went to regarding the different pairings and the sound ranking with your other gear.

 

It's clear you put a lot of effort into this.

 

Thanks

 

Thanks sauntere, I probably wouldn't have gone to the trouble if it didn't sound so good. :smile:

post #1463 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 

For anyone that is interested, my X5 review is now up:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x5-high-res-portable-music-player/reviews/10579

 

My focus was on sound quality vs. my other DAPs and various headphone and amp pairings. I even added some numbers for perspective.


Heyyyyyyyyyy,

Been waiting for a true comparation between X5 and DX 50 for so longggggg

Thankkkkkkkkk

post #1464 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post

For anyone that is interested, my X5 review is now up:
http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x5-high-res-portable-music-player/reviews/10579

My focus was on sound quality vs. my other DAPs and various headphone and amp pairings. I even added some numbers for perspective.

Thanks for the great review!
post #1465 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 

For anyone that is interested, my X5 review is now up:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x5-high-res-portable-music-player/reviews/10579

 

My focus was on sound quality vs. my other DAPs and various headphone and amp pairings. I even added some numbers for perspective.


Heyyyyyyyyyy,

Been waiting for a true comparation between X5 and DX 50 for so longggggg

Thankkkkkkkkk

I really thought that I had a great setup with the DX50/BH2 stack until I heard what the X5 could do. I guess I am switching teams. :smile:

 

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Originally Posted by Barra View Post

For anyone that is interested, my X5 review is now up:
http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x5-high-res-portable-music-player/reviews/10579

My focus was on sound quality vs. my other DAPs and various headphone and amp pairings. I even added some numbers for perspective.

Thanks for the great review!

No problem, when it sounds as good as it does, the review is fun to do.

post #1466 of 1895
post #1467 of 1895

X5 can drive the TH900 properly? thats a pretty powerfull amp right there , I wonder what the X7 can actually do

post #1468 of 1895
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post #1469 of 1895
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Just added the Fostex TH900 pairing to my X5 review:
http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x5-high-res-portable-music-player/reviews/10579

Great review, loved the Superbowl line, caught me by surprise.

One detail, I think you mean iPod instead of iPhone Classic G6
post #1470 of 1895

So I got it today and I can hear what miceblue is referring to. There is bit of a lower treble prominence along with the somewhat heavy lower registers. The upper range does give the impression of detail but I don't hear anything new here. I think it's a good and competitive unit for the money but not the world beater others do. Tried it with AKG K701s, Grado PS500s. JH13s and a couple other IEMs. It worked better with some than others and never any trouble driving any of them or ever sounded bad but it's sig is a bit too noticeable for me and reasonably consistent throughout the phones. It's better with FLAC and wave than compressed formats relative to other players. This one had the FW update so maybe that has something to do with it. I think it's slightly better in hi gain and a hair more transparent with the gapless turned off.  That's not a negative as it's very subtle and been the case with lots of devices clear enough to notice on. 

 

This is only after about 15 min of use and unfortunately my situation won't allow me to do a proper review at this time. The building my business is in was sold and We've been notified that we can't stay. Finding a new space will occupy all my free time for a few weeks. I personally prefer the sound of my HiSounds overall though the X5 is better in the low bass and does HiDef. I also thought the AK120 I had better than either with the hm901 tops I've heard so far. The last 2 are close enough that the bulk and build of the 901 made it a non starter for me. 

 

Take this all with a grain of salt since I can't give it a true shake down and never heard it with it's original FW that most impressions came from.

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