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post #991 of 1290
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Originally Posted by voxdub View Post


I haven't used either the X3 or Fiio so couldn't definitively say, there's nothing exceptional about the S5 other than value though, as you say it can be had considerably cheaper than the X2 and much less than X3 or Fiio players and the bundled phones are nice. It's not going to win any awards for sound or UI but likewise it won't disappoint for the money either.

I bought it cause I can't afford a Shanling. :( I hope the Benjie S5 does me okay. I also have a Walnut v2 on order though, but that's not going to be a daily player or will it?

post #992 of 1290
The Walnut will probably be ur daily player between the 2. Only bad thing is there isnt a screen.
post #993 of 1290

Hi guys...

Can you tell me how to backup firmware from S5 or K9?

post #994 of 1290
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Originally Posted by soepri View Post
 

Hi guys...

Can you tell me how to backup firmware from S5 or K9?

There is a link in this thread somewhere, I wonder if it's a sticky on the first post? It should be if it isn't.

post #995 of 1290
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Originally Posted by LaughMoreDaily View Post

It sounds like all those people saying the Benjie S5 is better than the Xduoo X3/Fiio 3II etc., might be wrong? The X2 is around $50, and the Benjie is only about $20. less. Maybe they're feeling the Placebo effect from reading all the messages on this thread? (I've read every one!)

I have AGPtek M20 and while it is very good for its price, my Fiio X3ii is still better sounding
post #996 of 1290
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Originally Posted by macky112 View Post

I have AGPtek M20 and while it is very good for its price, my Fiio X3ii is still better sounding

I'd hope so too, considering the X3ii is around 8-10x the price of the S5. I believe those who think the S5 challenges the likes of the X3 or even the X1 for that matter are being somewhat naive. The S5 is a very good sounding budget player, it's cheaper than a couple of packs of cigarettes in the UK, for value it's hard to beat but let's not kid ourselves suggesting this is some sort of premium device, it just punches above its weight in the budget market.
post #997 of 1290
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Originally Posted by KcLKcL View Post

I have an iPod Nano 2nd gen, how would the S5 fare against the iPod? My iPod is over 10 years old now and the battery is kinda wonky recently, and I'm thinking to get a new DAP altogether (changing the battery takes so much work plus I'm stuck with 4GB)

If it's so much worse than the iPod then I'll skip the the S5, else, I'm kind of interested..

Not even comparable....S5 is way better
post #998 of 1290
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Originally Posted by macky112 View Post


I have AGPtek M20 and while it is very good for its price, my Fiio X3ii is still better sounding

How much better sounding is it? 25%? Or...

post #999 of 1290
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Originally Posted by LaughMoreDaily View Post
 

How much better sounding is it? 25%? Or...

I am not sure how to rate the differences in percentile, so let me put it this way:

 

If I don't compare them side by side, then I am perfectly happy with the sound of the S5/M20, but doing a side by side comparison, the difference is noticeable.

post #1000 of 1290
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Originally Posted by macky112 View Post
 

I am not sure how to rate the differences in percentile, so let me put it this way:

 

If I don't compare them side by side, then I am perfectly happy with the sound of the S5/M20, but doing a side by side comparison, the difference is noticeable.

Which is what you should expect:gs1000smile:

post #1001 of 1290

How Does the S5 compare to the K9(also benjie) soundwise, and batterywise? They are about the same price


Edited by Darth79 - 1/11/17 at 1:33pm
post #1002 of 1290

The player is actually far away from the SQ of the sansa clip+. I have to say, that I'm disappointed. It is "ok" on lower sound levels but it gets very messy as the volume goes upper (I'm using VE monk+). Now I feel like I wasted 20 euros, as this player doesn't meet my standards:S

post #1003 of 1290
We respect your opinion of course, but most of us will disagree with you, especially with the part "far away from SQ of the sansa clip+", just saying 😃
post #1004 of 1290

After about ~15 in volume the dynamics are start to decrease and the sound get somewhat distorted -you no loger able to separate the insturments. If you have any other device as a reference you should hear that too ( I have an x-fi hd->cyrus 1->mission 760 as my desktop, and a sansa clip+ as my portable). Other than that the player has its values (like its not noisy, and it looks and feels great), but it just doesn't deliver the sound of the clip+ that i used to.

 

Maybe it is not the players fault its just that I have to pay a lot more to get the successor of the clip+:) (xduoo x2 maybe?)

post #1005 of 1290
Why not clip again?
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