If you live in the following countries, you may also apply for the following national tours of the X1 (with links to application threads):
Japan, Korea: to be announced
2014-08-19 Thailand: http://www.forum.munkonggadget.com/detail.php?id=153208
2014-08-20 Indonesia: http://www.audiophile-id.com/index.php/topic,20142.0.html
2014-09-07 Germany: http://www.hifi-forum.de/viewthread-125-8750-3.html
The last world tour for the X5 was very successful in letting head-fiers get an early taste of what has become known as one of the best values in the high-end DAP market. However, some of you may be hankering for something approaching high end sound from something much more compact. And do we have the answer for you!
Read all about the upcoming X1 compact hi-res player in Jame’s thread here
Interested? Here’s your chance to get an early ear to the unit for free! (mailing costs excepted)
Preview application period: 3-14 August 2014
Previewer list announcement: 15 August 2014
Beginning of shipment of preview X1s: before 20 August 2014
Please apply for the X1 preview world tour by replying to this thread and including the following information in your reply:
-Headphone(s) you possess:
-DAP(s) you possess:
-FiiO product(s) you possess (if any):
-Descriptions and links to review(s) you have posted:
-Your geographical region (e.g. the city and country you live in):
-Language(s) you can read:
Depending on the geographical distribution of selected reviewers, FiiO will ship out several X1s, one or more to reviewers in each region, e.g. USA, Europe, SE Asia, Pacific region, etc. so that shipping costs from one reviewer to the next is kept low. FiiO will pay for shipping to the first reviewer and from the last reviewer back to FiiO for each region.
•Please note that the review X1s will not ship with micro SD cards. Please prepare your own micro SD cards and music files for review and preferably format the cards within the X1 prior to use.
Review regulations (subject to change before the tour commences):
•Reviewers should keep the X1 for at most 10 days before shipping to the next reviewer.
•Reviewers should ship the X1 to the next reviewer by registered post in the padded box provided.
•Reviewers will not be held responsible for any damage to the X1 sustained during shipping or normal usage.
•Reviewers should do the review fairly and objectively, and related product photos are required.
•Reviewers should not overstate the advantages of the products.
•Reviewers should indicate that the review X1s are free loan units, in order to avoid any misunderstandings.
•Reviewers are prohibited from using or disseminating pirated music on the X1.
•Reviewers are reminded to listen responsibly and safely to the X1, to not use it when operating machinery or driving, and not to drive headphones to excessive volume with the X1.
•Reviewers should send the review content to us for examination prior to publishing—for basic fact-checking purposes only. We will only request corrections of factual mistakes regarding the X1. Reviewers should post the corrections alongside their original content for reference.
Edited by Joe Bloggs - 9/7/14 at 12:20am