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post #2821 of 17225

New design not as good as the previous one. Hope x7 will get volume knob.

post #2822 of 17225
Almost 100% of opinions are not in favour of the new design, while almost 100% of opinions love the old/original design.

It baffles me to see this happen. Same with the dual card slots. Still, holding out for sound quality opinions as that's what's most important to me.
post #2823 of 17225
Maybe Fiio fans in China voted up the newer design? I agree that the original design and two mSD slots would be preferable. We'll just have to wait and see the final product. Whatever it turns out to be, it can't be as ugly as AK's flagship product (my opinion - no flame war please).
post #2824 of 17225
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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post

Whatever it turns out to be, it can't be as ugly as AK's flagship product (my opinion - no flame war please).

You are not alone. 

post #2825 of 17225
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Originally Posted by Zxzxxcxc View Post
 

New design not as good as the previous one. Hope x7 will get volume knob.

Yep, I also prefer a volume knob over small buttons...

 

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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post

Almost 100% of opinions are not in favour of the new design, while almost 100% of opinions love the old/original design.

It baffles me to see this happen. Same with the dual card slots. Still, holding out for sound quality opinions as that's what's most important to me.

+1

Excactly my thoughts and opinion on this...

:beerchug:

 

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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post

Maybe Fiio fans in China voted up the newer design? I agree that the original design and two mSD slots would be preferable. We'll just have to wait and see the final product.

I've been told there are living quite some people in China, so this probably would be a very wise marketing decision ;)

post #2826 of 17225
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I've been told there are living quite some people in China, so this probably would be a very wise marketing decision wink.gif



But how could anyone prefer such a bland style!
post #2827 of 17225
Thread Starter 

About the volume knob in X7,

 

1, You can use the volume knob by one hand.

 

2, We don't want to be regard as the copycat of AK's DAPs 

post #2828 of 17225
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

About the volume knob in X7,

1, You can use the volume knob by one hand.

2, We don't want to be regard as the copycat of AK's DAPs 

The original design didn't look too much like the AK designs.

Still, keep tuning the X7 for the best sound and people will jump on board. Until we can hear solid impressions what else will we talk about?
post #2829 of 17225
What's the new design???
post #2830 of 17225
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Originally Posted by reihead View Post

What's the new design???

 

The prototype:

 

 

 

 

 

 

became:

 

 

(rear view)

(front view)

 

 

I dare say it may change a bit more prior to going into production, but probably not too much.

 

 

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Edited by Mython - 3/4/15 at 4:46am
post #2831 of 17225

Oh man, I love the design of that prototype => what a classy and luxury design!

I can't believe that the real thing will turn out looking (at least imo) like a cheap smartphone / cigarette lighter as in the other pictures shown above :confused: 

post #2832 of 17225
Thanks @Mython, those are the same images of a few weeks ago. For a minute I thought there was a change.

Waiting for the final thing, which it seems will be in 3 - 4 months.
post #2833 of 17225

The prototype is very nice, the other devices are boring.

post #2834 of 17225
I like new design. The idea of second screen and ability to run streaming services makes me really interested.
post #2835 of 17225
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post

I'm confident at least 1TB microSD will already have been successfully produced, in R&D lab, but they won't take it into full production now, because they know they can milk the memory-hungry public for each capacity increment.

Same with Intel, nVidia etc. - they have far more advanced processor hardware already developed, but it won't exist outside the lab until 2-3 yrs later, while they milk, milk, milk each little spec improvement.


I do appreciate that there may be a higher wafer failure rate as the capacity density increases. I acknowledge that. But that shouldn't be used as an excuse to charge nearly 4x more for 200gb than 128gb. That's just B$. Do the job properly and do it at a fair price.

Please don't anyone make excuses for the memory industry profiteering - that's being naive (and I assure you, I don't mean that disrespectfully).

The memory industry have us over a barrel and they know it. They are more than capable of producing 256gb or 512gb, but they don't want to decrease their profit margins (higher wafer failure rate) or reduce their opportunity to play the increment game.

As someone with a substantial collection of Redbook flac, and a currently-small, but ever-increasing, Hi-Res collection, I'm sorry, but I cannot allow myself to be extorted by the memory industry just because my DAP-maker doesn't consider it important enough to support more than one card, under the assertion that bigger capacity will be here sooner, or that it's easy to incessantly swap cards during the life of the DAP.

Maybe 2ndGen X5 might be a worthy contender, but I have to protect my finances by avoiding single-card DAPs (unless they have an additional 128gb or more soldered onboard), and by avoiding moronic $400 microSD card-pricing. I'm sure I'm not alone wink_face.gif

You're not alone. I'm willing two wait a long time for the ideal DAP. More time to prepare, I guess.
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