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Poll Results: X5 or dx90?

 
  • 41% (165)
    Fiio x5
  • 58% (233)
    Ibasso dx90
398 Total Votes  
post #31 of 445
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Originally Posted by ClassicalViola View Post

Have you tried a factory reset on your DX90? It might solve the scan card problem.

As for missing the last two seconds of songs, have you turned gapless mode ON? And does it still occur even after gapless is ON?

About the battery life, it's true that the X5 last at least 3-4 hours longer, but the upside is that the DX90 will be more environmental friendly in the long run since the battery is user replaceable. This also means that with several fully pre-charged spare batteries, you can just swap the currently flat battery in the DX90 with a new fully charged one and you're ready to continue enjoying your music without having to put it aside for charging.

Just my two cents. rolleyes.gif

Tried a reset via settings menu yesterday, no difference with screen appearing. All songs are seen ok.

The two second at end missing shows on counter and has been a problem for many since DX50 apparently and still continues. Yes, gapless on.
post #32 of 445
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Originally Posted by canikickit1 View Post
 

Does anyone know how these players sound vs an iMod/Diymod?

 

I'm very interested in this comparison as well.  There are a couple posts on the X5 thread that say the iMod is as good as - if not better - than the X5.

post #33 of 445
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Originally Posted by ClassicalViola View Post

Have you tried a factory reset on your DX90? It might solve the scan card problem.

As for missing the last two seconds of songs, have you turned gapless mode ON? And does it still occur even after gapless is ON?

About the battery life, it's true that the X5 last at least 3-4 hours longer, but the upside is that the DX90 will be more environmental friendly in the long run since the battery is user replaceable. This also means that with several fully pre-charged spare batteries, you can just swap the currently flat battery in the DX90 with a new fully charged one and you're ready to continue enjoying your music without having to put it aside for charging.

Just my two cents. rolleyes.gif

Sounds like the DX 50 launch all over...
post #34 of 445
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Originally Posted by AndrewH13 View Post


Tried a reset via settings menu yesterday, no difference with screen appearing. All songs are seen ok.

The two second at end missing shows on counter and has been a problem for many since DX50 apparently and still continues. Yes, gapless on.

Oh, do you mean that the audio sounds fine and gapless works seamlessly but it's just that the counter on the screen shows a two second skip?

post #35 of 445
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Originally Posted by ClassicalViola View Post

Oh, do you mean that the audio sounds fine and gapless works seamlessly but it's just that the counter on the screen shows a two second skip?
Two different minor quibbles. Two seconds missing is only noticeable on songs without a lead out but can always be detected by looking at counter.

Scan screen always comes up at switch-on, but songs always available via tags from initial DB scan.
post #36 of 445
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Originally Posted by FreeBlues View Post
 

 

I'm very interested in this comparison as well.  There are a couple posts on the X5 thread that say the iMod is as good as - if not better - than the X5.

I upgraded from a gen 5 imod. Is the improvement huge? I don't think so, but it is noticeable.

 

Main thing for me I can use the headphone out of X5 whereas ipod headphone out is just horrible so on that front is a huge big tick for me. Now comparison with an external amp imod + Meier Corda Quickstep will match X5 headphone out sound quality but they do thing differently. Imod combo has a more luscious mids with a decent sound stage and lots of details. X5 has less warmth same level details but has wider sound stage and tighter bass.

 

Now the last part X5+Corda Quickstep vs imod + corda quickstep. It's no contest X5 combo is better in every way. more details, even wider soundstage, tighter bass an a much more smoother but detailed highs. 

post #37 of 445

Thanks for the comparison-

 

I really wonder if DAP + Amp can really be replaced with just DAP. I did see that the X5 was more of a sidegrade to the diymod + amp comboes.


I was wondering if the DX90 was more of the same as well. 

post #38 of 445
Out of curiosity, what would be the cost comparison for this more convenient "side grade?" I believe I paid a similar amount for my iPod Classic and my x5. Then you add cost and time for mod parts. Then how much are you adding for the amp. I guess you have to buy a nice interconnect also. My guess is that the x5 ends up being a bargain even if it was only a "side grade".
post #39 of 445

Yes it's just a sidegrade but the convenience factor is worth it for me.  Also yes an imod with a good amp might cost more than an X5 so it's an excellent value for money

post #40 of 445

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post #41 of 445
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post

Out of curiosity, what would be the cost comparison for this more convenient "side grade?" I believe I paid a similar amount for my iPod Classic and my x5. Then you add cost and time for mod parts. Then how much are you adding for the amp. I guess you have to buy a nice interconnect also. My guess is that the x5 ends up being a bargain even if it was only a "side grade".

 

used JDS Labs C5= $110

used ipod + diymodding from a fellow member = $150

Silver Interconnect = $30

 

 

$290 total vs $350+ for the X5?

 

Don't get me wrong, I definitely would like to "side-grade" into a single DAP like the X5 or the DX90. Consolidating into one player instead of a stack has been the goal. I'm just trying to determine if the cost difference is worth the jump.

post #42 of 445

Since you are comparing used ipod and amp with a new X5. I reckon wait a month or two when most likely there would be a used X5 for sale for around that price. then the cost wouldn't be an issue

post #43 of 445

Does anyone have a problem with the DAPs paired with sensitive CIEMs ?
I have the X3 and it has a static sound with my CT-200  :/

post #44 of 445

for me x5 still have slight noise floor but heaps better than x3. x3 is far from acceptable for me with sensitive iem. portable amp would help a  lot with sensitive iem

post #45 of 445
My x3 paired with se846 sound really great...
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