Please note I am not knocking the product and I am not saying that the people who have reviewed the X5 have been deliberately hiding facts. I am just pointing out that the reviews have been tending more towards the optimistic side, which is to be expected given the nature of this world tour.
I guess you could expect that, maybe. I mean people are sent a product on a world tour and who wanta to rain on the parade or jeopardize (it would be in the back of their mind, human nature) the possibility of doing it again. Well I have a X5 that is not part of the world tour, no one gave it to me, and I would say, that besides some software issues, which are to be expected, and while I am not crazy about the buttons on the front and how they work, the sound is very, very good. So on the positives of the sound, IMO, people are being pretty honest. On other areas, we all have preferences and abilities so that, the use of the buttons for navigation, is a very individual thing and I would not question positive or negative remarks. On the sound, which, as long as I "can" navigate, is the most important feature to me and I see no misplaced comments on that, from what I have read.