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post #481 of 1895
Does the balance function work well?
post #482 of 1895
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Originally Posted by rodweb View Post

Does the balance function work well?

 

More or less... lol.

Right now going full right or full left does NOT mute the channel completely...

post #483 of 1895
If iBasso can fix gap issues with a firmware update on their DX50, I'm sure James and Co. can too on the X5. I wouldn't worry overly about it.

Cheers!
-HK sends
post #484 of 1895
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

More or less... lol.
Right now going full right or full left does NOT mute the channel completely...
I think I read somewhere the balance works up to 6db only. So I guess it's working smily_headphones1.gif thanks!
post #485 of 1895
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Then the X5 is not for you (at this point in its evolution). I find the gap to be acceptable (for an audiophile DAP; I still don't understand why Apple and Rockbox alone get this right ) but it's definitely there.

 

Haha, don't laugh at me but I found an old Sansa E280 Player in one of my drawers recently... Rockbox is running, 64GB Micro SD running, FLAC is running...gapless.

I can wait until the X5 is ready for me, currently I have lots of fun with my unexpected find ;-)

post #486 of 1895

My reaction after reading all the impressions: OMG Shut up and take my money! :devil_face:

post #487 of 1895
Update on battery life.

Fully charged the unit - then set on random playing the entire library last night (screen off). All of the tracks are FLAC 16/44. Headphones were plugged in (HD600 - moderate to low volume).

Total time before it quit was just a shade under 11.5 hours. YMMV - but that was an actual test.
post #488 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

Update on battery life.

Fully charged the unit - then set on random playing the entire library last night (screen off). All of the tracks are FLAC 16/44. Headphones were plugged in (HD600 - moderate to low volume).

Total time before it quit was just a shade under 11.5 hours. YMMV - but that was an actual test.

 

I knew I was forgetting something! LOL.

Mine lasted 10.5 but be aware that I did use it to play some specific folders, etc. (i.e. Used the screen a bit more I guess).

 

So yeah, I guess 10 to 12 hours is a good estimate using shuffle play through all songs, 16/44 FLACs/Mp3s, headphones plugged in (Beyer T5p's) with volume at 70-ish.

Ok I guess but the X3 and MK2 give me 16+ hours... Hmmmm...

post #489 of 1895

With current technology there is always going to be a balance between power output (needed for higher impedance cans - see complaints of output in the Sony ZX-1 forum which has great battery life),  battery life,  and size/weight.

 

If this is a DAP that is all in one in that it does not need an amp for full sonic extension with mid and low impedance headphones,  11 hrs is awesome.


Edited by Jess70 - 1/23/14 at 1:43pm
post #490 of 1895

For those of you who listen to classical and other albums where tracks run into each other why don't you just rip the album as a single track. Then you have absolutely perfect gap less play on any DAP. I do it with all my live concert and mixed EDM albums and it also stops track order being messed up. It's a very simple solution that always works. 

 

The little snippets coming through on X5 sound quality are very promising.


Edited by Sauntere - 1/23/14 at 4:35pm
post #491 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post
 

For those of you who listen to classical and other albums where tracks run into each other why don't you just rip the album as a single track. Then you have absolutely perfect gap less play on any DAP. I do it with all my live concert and mixed EDM albums and it also stops track order being messed up. It's a very simple solution that always works. 

 

The little snippets coming through on X5 sound quality are very promising.

because sometimes i want to just start at a specific song

post #492 of 1895
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

If iBasso can fix gap issues with a firmware update on their DX50, I'm sure James and Co. can too on the X5. I wouldn't worry overly about it.

Cheers!
-HK sends

 

Really gapless is about the same on the DX50 and X5. I think that the DX50 is just a bit better (1.2.7). Neither is consistently perfect no gap.

post #493 of 1895
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

Really gapless is about the same on the DX50 and X5. I think that the DX50 is just a bit better (1.2.7). Neither is consistently perfect no gap.

Well, I listen for any breaks in play on the DX50 (1.2.7) and if it's there, it's so incredibly small that my old ears seem to miss it.  So far it's the best implementation I have seen on a Chinese-made DAP (I've had three to include Little Dot and iHiFi).

If the X5 can get that close, then it is good enough for me.

 

Of course the above is IMHO and YMMV...:wink_face:

 

Cheers!:beerchug:

-HK sends

post #494 of 1895

Yeah, the DX50 gapless is very well implemented on v1.2.7. 

post #495 of 1895
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post
 

Well, I listen for any breaks in play on the DX50 (1.2.7) and if it's there, it's so incredibly small that my old ears seem to miss it.  So far it's the best implementation I have seen on a Chinese-made DAP (I've had three to include Little Dot and iHiFi).

If the X5 can get that close, then it is good enough for me.

 

Of course the above is IMHO and YMMV...:wink_face:

 

Cheers!:beerchug:

-HK sends

 

Okay so 1.2.7 probably does have an edge on the X5 (with its first firmware release). I have been spending most of my time on 1.2.5 because of the codecs issues (as I perceive them). 

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