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post #1561 of 1895

Hola!

 

Thought I'd pop in for a few words:)

 

What are the X5 demo'er's take on amping the unit? Is it something that is beneficial for the unit? Or is it something that can be done without? 

Theoretically speaking, I'm not speaking in terms of portability, but rather just solely sound quality. 

post #1562 of 1895
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Hola!

 

Thought I'd pop in for a few words:)

 

What are the X5 demo'er's take on amping the unit? Is it something that is beneficial for the unit? Or is it something that can be done without? 

Theoretically speaking, I'm not speaking in terms of portability, but rather just solely sound quality. 

 

Depends on what headphones/IEMs you are using the X5 with; I am using a Beyerdynamics Custom One Pro with it and am happy without amping the X5 when out and about. But when at home/dorms, I amped the X5 with a small table 12AU7 tube amp and also quite happy with its performance.

post #1563 of 1895
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Depends on what headphones/IEMs you are using the X5 with; I am using a Beyerdynamics Custom One Pro with it and am happy without amping the X5 when out and about. But when at home/dorms, I amped the X5 with a small table 12AU7 tube amp and also quite happy with its performance.
So putting aside portability, which sound quality do you prefer? Amped or unamped?
post #1564 of 1895
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So putting aside portability, which sound quality do you prefer? Amped or unamped?

 

Amped as I can feel the tube sound well which is what I want in my desk setup, but that said, unamped feels great too! :D

post #1565 of 1895
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Amped as I can feel the tube sound well which is what I want in my desk setup, but that said, unamped feels great too! biggrin.gif
Awesome:) much appreciate your input!

Anyone else? With portable amps perhaps?
post #1566 of 1895
There are cases where an amp is needed, for example when the player amp section is not stellar however the X5 has proven to be a champion in that category so making the need of an amp redundant except of course if you use hard to drive headphones.
post #1567 of 1895
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There are cases where an amp is needed, for example when the player amp section is not stellar however the X5 has proven to be a champion in that category so making the need of an amp redundant except of course if you use hard to drive headphones.
I see:) that's what I've seem to be reading frequently here; that an amp is not necessary with a DAP such as this.
post #1568 of 1895
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Awesome:) much appreciate your input!

Anyone else? With portable amps perhaps?

 

No prob man :)

post #1569 of 1895
Thread Starter 
Could I have a show of hands of who in the US is holding a tour X5 (and tell me how many days you have had it)?
post #1570 of 1895

*completes some comparison tests between UD100, Fiio Taishan and Fiio X5*

 

Dayum, now I am also starting to buy into that "micro-details" theory :beerchug:

post #1571 of 1895

hi joe, Not yet for me...I think I am last on the list 

post #1572 of 1895

I went in and tried headfonias demo today, I am buying one once they stocked it

post #1573 of 1895
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There are cases where an amp is needed, for example when the player amp section is not stellar however the X5 has proven to be a champion in that category so making the need of an amp redundant except of course if you use hard to drive headphones.
I see:) that's what I've seem to be reading frequently here; that an amp is not necessary with a DAP such as this.
I greatly preferred an external amp to the X5's internal one. >.>
post #1574 of 1895
@miceblue Did you find the difference to be more improved? Maybe the uplifting of the warmth that some have stated?
post #1575 of 1895
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@miceblue Did you find the difference to be more improved? Maybe the uplifting of the warmth that some have stated?
To me yes. You bypass the X5's internal amp with the line-out connection, and all of my amps sound more transparent to me, including the E12 despite my problems with it (at least it removed the fatiguing quality of the X5's amp in exchange for a brighter but not-as-fatiguing sound signature).
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