please noted :
1, All the X5 is engineer sample so there are some different with the mass product version for sales , but the SQ is the same.
2, The kernel of the firmware in X5 is different with X3, so you may find some bugs will does not existed in X3 , for example there are big gap between tracks in X5 than in X3. but it is not a big problem cause should be fixed when it is released in global.
3, I am hoping to see more feedback about the sound quality so it can help more people cause it is a subjective issues.
Well James let me tell you about the X5 sound quality. I think this is as close as you gonna get to a reference player. If there is something you should have not doubt is the sq, your engineering team has done an amazing job. Not only is the Line out crystal clear, so is the headphone out, one of the most difficult thing to get right. So I think you and Joe should go out and have a drink on us and celebrate the achievement. But then, don't celebrate too much and finalize the last 10% that needs improvements before the global release.
Edited by musicheaven - 1/27/14 at 7:46pm