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post #421 of 1846
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

hkfriends had received it before anyone else here. He's been a bit quiet about it tongue.gif

 

He must be in shock.... :normal_smile :

post #422 of 1846
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post
 

 

He must be in shock.... :normal_smile :

sigh..guess singapore reviewer will only get it by march.. :(

 

sony zx1 is launching soon by this feb....

post #423 of 1846
For people on the tour, are the settings going to be reset to the factory default ones before handing them off to the next person?

I might want to try the X5 as a DAC first for example, and the just-uploaded video from FiiO shows the X5 acting as an external storage device by default.

post #424 of 1846
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

hkfriends had received it before anyone else here. He's been a bit quiet about it tongue.gif

joe, i live extremely near to a reviewers place, and i heard that someone sent ĥim an x5 can i have a listen and say my piece about it later?

post #425 of 1846
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

joe, i live extremely near to a reviewers place, and i heard that someone sent ĥim an x5 can i have a listen and say my piece about it later?

Of course smily_headphones1.gif You live in Hong Kong now?
post #426 of 1846
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

For people on the tour, are the settings going to be reset to the factory default ones before handing them off to the next person?

I might want to try the X5 as a DAC first for example, and the just-uploaded video from FiiO shows the X5 acting as an external storage device by default.

Hi miceblue smily_headphones1.gif

You can reset the unit to factory condition by ejecting all TF cards, doing a library update (which clears the database when no cards are inserted), selecting "reset factory defaults" then turning the unit off. The next time the player powers on it will be like the first time out of the factory, complete with language selection prompt. smile.gif
post #427 of 1846
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Of course smily_headphones1.gif You live in Hong Kong now?

not really, its indonesia, and its mike from hf i am talking about

post #428 of 1846

Hello, It's my birthday. Do I get a discount for when I get my X5? ;)

post #429 of 1846
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Hello, It's my birthday. Do I get a discount for when I get my X5? ;)


Of course, buy ten X5 for fellow head-fiers and you get one for free!!!  :veryevil:

post #430 of 1846
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Of course, buy ten X5 for fellow head-fiers and you get one for free!!!  :veryevil:

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post #431 of 1846
Thread Starter 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/696004/fiio-x5-preview-world-tour-first-arrivals-on-page-19-first-impressions-rolling-in#post_10082630

Notes and guidelines to the tour updated (points 3-5)

Tour members, please refer back to this post regularly for updates.

Also, the X5 user guide is complete (if lacking a little polish tongue.gif )
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cek9xf0wk2osky7/X5%20full%20user%20manual.DOC
post #432 of 1846

Received mine today (the first of the Oceania tour recipients).

 

Just very quick impressions (initial).

 

  1. Packaging - good box, compact, very good accessories - well thought out
    (Silicone case, charging cable, 3.5mm to RCA cable, micro CD card adaptor dongle, screen protectors)
     
  2. The unit itself (physically)
    Build quality looks very good.  Bigger than I expected.  Bigger than my iPhone but smaller than most smartphone + amp combos.  Buttons pretty good - scroll wheel smooth (taking a while getting used to though).
    Screen - easy to read, well laid out, good use of fonts - slick.
    Came with battery pre-charged on this unit (thanks Joe!)
     
  3. UI
    Pretty snappy.  Smooth flow through menus etc.  No real bugs so far - just some things that could be improved on.
    Likes
    * once cards are initially loaded (this takes some time - I'm using 2 fully loaded 64gb SDXC - approx 4500 FLAC files) then no need to scan again.  Means boot times very quick.  Great for those of us who don't update library daily.
    * folder mode works well
    * tag reading - including embedded artwork working nicely
    * genre, album, artist tags all being picked up - rendered useless by issues with multiple albums though (thank goodness for folder mode)
    Dislikes / Needs Work
    * folder.jpg and cover.jpg not working (not displaying cover art) - at this stage, needs to be embedded in tags
    * music tags (artist, album, genre) all work to one level only.  After that multiple albums all listed by file name (all mixed up) - folder mode works though
    * when going 'back' eg from playing mode to files - you always get dumped into the 'files' list.  I'd prefer to always default to artist.  Or to simply go up one level.

    More soon - will take a while to really nail everything down.
     
  4. Other Features
    * USB DAC driver won't load (Win 8.1 64b).  may be some of the software I'm running in the background.  I need to look further into this later (this weekend when i have more time)
    * Gapless works well - just a very slight delay so not completely smooth transition - but good enough for me.
    * Buttons becoming more intuitive as I get used to the unit
     
  5. Sonics
    It sounds good - no it sounds great.  So far I've tried it with my DN-1000s, my HD600s and my DT880 (250 ohm).  No problems driving any of the H/Ps.  I'm using high gain with the Beyers - no distortion or clipping - just crystal clear sound.  I level matched the X5 with my desktop SS DAC/amp (NFB-12) using an SPL - and did a quick A/B using same flac file.  In a blind test I think I'd have been hard put to tell them apart (using DT880s).  So the X5 is driving them really well.  Sound is crystal clear, quite neutral, but still quite full sounding (definitely not thin).  Very impressed so far.  Have a lot more listening and comparing to do over next few days

 

These just brief initial impressions - I'll add photos later.

 

Thanks Fiio - I'm really enjoying this opportunity

 

Paul

post #433 of 1846

Wow, I'm disappointed by the lack,of folder.jpg support. That's pretty basic for an audiophile DAP. Some of us use Foobar etc.

 

Hopefully that is a future fix.

post #434 of 1846
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

Wow, I'm disappointed by the lack,of folder.jpg support. That's pretty basic for an audiophile DAP. Some of us use Foobar etc.

Hopefully that is a future fix.
Pretty sure Joe said it was on the list for an upcoming update
post #435 of 1846

Great impressions!!! will the dac functionality work with an imac?

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