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Fiio X5 3rd gen || 2x AKM 4490 || Balanced Out || DSD || DXD | DTS | Android || Dual Card Slot

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by xloud, Dec 8, 2016.
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  1. WitzyZed
    Foobar2000 on your PC, not your X5
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  2. LightBlue77
    I said it on other posts, fiio music app has many issues, some things do not work and the sound is inferior to what i get from uapp. Also eq on uapp is better and is applied when streaming from tidal.
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  3. necroevil
    im getting storage not enough space on inbuilt memory . How do i solve it . It seems it can only use 2gb of internal storage and 26gb of useless nand flash . Anyway to fix this.
  4. jtinto
    I know this sounds silly, but did you empty your trash to free the space?
  5. necroevil
    Yes mate i did that
  6. west0ne
    Have you tried booting into Recovery and deleting the cache?

    Are there any apps that can be moved to SD or allow you to move their data to SD in the app menu?
  7. seanwee
    I've been reading that using UAPP improved the sound of the X5iii.

    I'm curious how it "improves", what's the difference sonically?
  8. necroevil
    What i notice all app that you downloaded will automatically install to the 2gb. Is there a way to move it especially spotify it takes alot of the storage
  9. Brooko Contributor
    Take claims like that with a grain of salt. UAPP is a nice app, and communicates directly with the DAC in the X5iii (like Pure Music does). Can't say I've personally noticed anything sonically different. Just different layout. Scanning (from SD card) was pretty slow - Pure Music is much faster scanning on my X5iii. UAPP does allow integration with Google Music, Tidal, Qobuz and Shoutcast - which is pretty cool. Does have gapless and also features like working replay-gain (which is really nice) and has quite a nice cross-feed feature. If you buy (in-app) apparently has a parametric EQ - haven't tried it yet.

    Doesn't appear to be any better or worse than Neutron IMO, although some may find the UI a little more intuitive. Nice app.

    Sounds better though? - lets just say that if you have all the DSP turned off, how can it? Same files, same DAC, same amp - bit-perfect. So unless there is a DSP running, I call BS.
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  10. seanwee
    I'm sceptical about it too. That's why I'm asking those who think it sounds better to share their thoughts. How exactly is it "improved" ?
  11. Dobrescu George
    Without any DSP engaged, I am not sure if I ever heard any difference between apps on any DAP, as long as the app is bit perfect. I can totally see a large difference in GUI and layout and how quick you adapt to different apps, but in sound, without any DSP, it should not be a difference, even at the most theoretical level, the DAC does the decoding, so the app is supposed to send the same stream of data to the DAC, without any kind of DSP enabled.
  12. Brooko Contributor
    I'll be interested to hear the answers. Unless you can do a very quick side-by-side comparison with two identical units, volume matched, fast switching - then our auditory memory limitations suggests that any "claim" is going to be anecdotal at best. Ask the ones making the claim if they volume matched, and how long between switches. If they answer "matching by ear" and/or haven't done a direct A/B - you know to ignore them :wink:
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
  13. seanwee
    I find that brain burn in helps when comparing your own DAP with another DAP, it's easier to notice changes imo. But you really have to be used to the sound (favourite album) and it only works on the first few tracks before you get used to the sound of the other dap.
  14. Brooko Contributor
    Solved the issue with the shuffling. It just works differently to the X5iii - does it on the fly.
  15. endressth
    Did they enable the eq for Spotify?
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