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post #721 of 1895
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

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. :beerchug: 


Edited by musicheaven - 1/27/14 at 7:46pm
post #722 of 1895

Hi Guys, my review is up :) 

 

thanks Fiio for giving me this opportunity to review X5...cant wait for it to hit our shore and grab 1. i will hand over my unit to another reviewer by tomorrow. so sad :'( wish i could keep it forever...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x5-high-res-portable-music-player/reviews/10383

post #723 of 1895
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Originally Posted by doki81 View Post
 

Hi Guys, my review is up :) 

 

thanks Fiio for giving me this opportunity to review X5...cant wait for it to hit our shore and grab 1. i will hand over my unit to another reviewer by tomorrow. so sad :'( wish i could keep it forever...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x5-high-res-portable-music-player/reviews/10383


Hey, like one of the songs say "You are not alone" :( 

 

Like your review by the way, you mentioned some testing aspects of the player I did not even think of. I know of friends who just hate their amp/player because of the inability to stop static from their cell phones.

post #724 of 1895
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Hey, like one of the songs say "You are not alone" :( 

 

Like your review by the way, you mentioned some testing aspects of the player I did not even think of. I know of friends who just hate their amp/player because of the inability to stop static from their cell phones.

 

 

Not an absolute solution, by any means, but a ferrite choke on the headphone lead might reduce that issue for your friends devices.

post #725 of 1895
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Not an absolute solution, by any means, but a ferrite choke on the headphone lead might reduce that issue for your friends devices.

That's certainly something they can try. What I saw them doing is that they have iPhones they plug from the line out to the amp line in and they sit the phone right on the amp. I could clearly hear the buz through the headphones. I'll mention to them to use a ferrite choke to see if that would help.
post #726 of 1895
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That's certainly something they can try. What I saw them doing is that they have iPhones they plug from the line out to the amp line in and they sit the phone right on the amp. I could clearly hear the buz through the headphones. I'll mention to them to use a ferrite choke to see if that would help.

 

I'm no Apple fan, but I did notice that my 6th Gen Classic was vastly improved over my 5.5 Gen Classic, with regard to cellphone interference.

post #727 of 1895
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I'm no Apple fan, but I did notice that my 6th Gen Classic was vastly improved over my 5.5 Gen Classic, with regard to cellphone interference.

It was actually their amp that was affected wink.gif
post #728 of 1895
@musicheaven
You have some nice portable amps, which pairing u like the best? Thanks.
post #729 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

Holy crap this is too many posts (400+ in the past week) to catch up, so I'm going to just post this.

I just got my sample today, and my God, this thing feels nice. It's on the heavy side, but it feels quite sturdy. I haven't actually used it yet (I'm letting it charge) but I'll update this tonight. Marcus and I are creating a joint review of the X5 (mine is more of a, "Can a college headphone user live with just this thing instead of getting a whole portable setup for studying in the library, walking to class, and the occasional subway ride?" view, for those interested in how that would work out). 

I hope you are enjoying your new found toy! wink.gif

I was wondering, if you have a chance and a coax in stereo system nearby, you may want to try it out to see how it performs as a transport with hi-res audio files of course.

Now, I am sure I don't need to tell you this but just in case, let it burn for at least 40 hours playback, mine unfortunately has started opening up, on the bass side extension, at right on the 40 hours mark. Unfortunately my review was already written and reviewed so too late for me but perfect timing for you. Also if you have a series of iems ciems and headphones go and throw them at the player HO in, be ready to be amazed, it's refreshing how easy the player plays well with different loads including higher ones.
Can't wait to see your review.
post #730 of 1895
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

@musicheaven
You have some nice portable amps, which pairing u like the best? Thanks.

It depends though for portability and the fact that now the amp is broken in, I prefer the Pico Slim because it is still portable, shape can be an issue for people who hates pyramid shapes but if you can pass the look and embrace the sound, it is an amazing amp with the right player, X5 is without a doubt a player that can be paired with any great amps.

For desk usage and also because I just can't find anything better, the RSA intruder in either single or better balanced mode just can't be beat. It somehow transforms a good player into a better one and a great one to sound nirvana.

I have the Pico Power that sounds like the Pico slim but with more authority and is ideal for higher impedance cans.

Call me crazy, I just love things that are well made and above all sound great, I know this is one thing I'll regret wallet wise.
Edited by musicheaven - 1/28/14 at 5:01am
post #731 of 1895
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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. :beerchug: 

 

got it , in fact, I just hope our reviewer can help other people know well about the SQ of X5 which is the most difficult thing to describe. 

post #732 of 1895
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

got it , in fact, I just hope our reviewer can help other people know well about the SQ of X5 which is the most difficult thing to describe. 

It's my hope as well, difficult to describe in words how melodic and harmonious a player can be, even so with so many headphones, iems and ciems out there but with the number of reviewers I am positive you'll reach critical mass.

There is one thing I did not describe is the emotional part the player can have on the listener. The music out of the X5 just touches your heart and brings joy in days when without great music you feel lonely or sad. This device, like a good friend can pick you up and make you feel happy. That's exactly how the X5 make you feel when listening to it. You guys are indirectly part of the music industry by providing products that indirectly convey emotions and enjoyment just as the composers and creators have made the music/creations to be. Their prime objective is to hit the emotional chord and yours is to carry it untouched and to it's fullest, that you have achieved.
post #733 of 1895
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

 

got it , in fact, I just hope our reviewer can help other people know well about the SQ of X5 which is the most difficult thing to describe. 

 

James/Joe couple of discoveries I made about the player, someone might have reported it but I won't take any chances and let you know to see if those two points can get corrected:

 

(1) The battery charging icon does not disappear when the unit is plugged in the wall and it is either off or on (I gather it probably does not matter what state the player is in when plugged to the wall), would it be possible to keep the icon off while it is charging to the wall and if someone wants to see if it is charging they can always hit the power button then by all means display the fancy battery icon. That brings point 2 that is closely related to this one;

 

(2) If the player is off and one connects the player to the wall, there is no way one can turn the player on (does not matter how long you hold the power button, it won't turn on) while being charged without having to disconnect it from the wall. To me that does not make sense because one can keep the player on, play some music and then connect the player to the wall and still enjoy music while charging.

 

That is it for now. Is this something you guys can fix?

post #734 of 1895
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 

 

James/Joe couple of discoveries I made about the player, someone might have reported it but I won't take any chances and let you know to see if those two points can get corrected:

 

(1) The battery charging icon does not disappear when the unit is plugged in the wall and it is either off or on (I gather it probably does not matter what state the player is in when plugged to the wall), would it be possible to keep the icon off while it is charging to the wall and if someone wants to see if it is charging they can always hit the power button then by all means display the fancy battery icon. That brings point 2 that is closely related to this one;

 

(2) If the player is off and one connects the player to the wall, there is no way one can turn the player on (does not matter how long you hold the power button, it won't turn on) while being charged without having to disconnect it from the wall. To me that does not make sense because one can keep the player on, play some music and then connect the player to the wall and still enjoy music while charging.

 

That is it for now. Is this something you guys can fix?

 

This is something about the kernel, and our engineer can't make sure the X5 can power on 100% so we decided let keep the current situation in cause the x5 can't power on. 

 

BTW, sometime there are some very noticeable bugs or issues , it is not because we are stupid enough to make the wrong decision, it is just out of our ability which we have to admit that there are long long way ahead us. 


Edited by JamesFiiO - 1/28/14 at 6:27am
post #735 of 1895
Just had this. Got out of sleep mode. Easily resetable by power back to standby and off standby again. Anyone else seen this?

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