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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. tichyztech
    I don't understand anyone moaning about the software upgrade, is it not up to par with other daps in this price range? I'm works just fine for what it's supposed to do..Search..Press Play..and listen to music.
    Those with issues why not post screen shots of the X5 issue.
  2. brick42
    Hi All -
    Well as I'm finally starting to use this DAP I got 2 400gb SD cards and I'm ready to fill them up.

    Question - My plan is to let the Fiio format the cards (exfat i believe???) and then load the cards by using a reader on my pc
    This is the way to go? I've read people using the other formats and formatting on their laptops etc instead of the Fiio, but I gather my take could be best as i'm using the preferred format of the manufacturer and the transferring of data should go much smoother and faster if i use a reader on the PC.

    Finally - Will fiio create an obvious folder that i dump all of my music into on these cards? or will i need to create one?
    if i need to create one is there anything special i need to name it?

    thanks as always!
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
  3. WitzyZed
    I recommend using a fat32 formatter application on windows, 32kb cluster/allocation unit size

    and folder structure is up to you, you can make a top level music folder if you want, but I just drag artist folders onto my sd cards, with their albums contained therein.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
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  4. BobSmith8901
    Yup- FAT32 Format GUI, formatting the card on the PC before installing in the X5.

    Have a 128gb and 256gb formatted with above method and, so far, haven't had any problems. FiiO does recommend formatting SD cards w/FAT32.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
  5. brick42
    so perhaps i am just remembering wrong then - if i let the fiio handle the formatting will it be fat32 then??

    also i'm skimming through this thread to remember things that were said.....how do i go about doing the format in the fiio if that's the route i'm going?
  6. WitzyZed
    Formatting in the device no longer works, at least in the stock FiiO app if you scrolled to SD card you used to be able to swipe to the left and a little red formatting icon showed up. This swiping behavior is no longer there in new stock app.

    So use a desktop application.
  7. brick42
    oh geez

    i wonder if i should try though - i haven't updated this thing in about a year now i think i'm on 1.2.2 and whatever the fiio music version was at that time
    no harm to just pop it in and see what happens eh??

    thanks much for the help i just want to get this right the first try!
  8. FiiO
    Dear friend,

    Sorry about that. The engineer will go on improving the sorting in later firmware update.

    Best regards
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  9. brick42
    ok so i wasn't able to swipe left but i did click "erase SD card" or whatever and that seemed to do the trick
    so, 8 hours later i have about 300 gigs on one card, did a scan and everything is working well so far.
    soon i will start loading the 2nd card with another 280 gigs and see how my fiio likes the 2nd card slot :wink:

    anyway....what ever came of the ability to sort by "album artist" with the fiio music player??
    it's like i'm an album person, from start to finish. i would really love to be able to browse by artist but i can't because the results under a given artists' name is not always the full album.
    folder view sure, it's set up exactly how i archive my music - but visually it's bad. i hardly see any of the cover art i bothered to gather and save (only see it when looking at the track that is playing).
    what's worse is that i can barely read the album titles because the screen only fits a few characters. most of my folders are artist - album name (year)[format]{catalog} and that doesn't even come close to fitting on the screen.

    any ideas here?
  10. ghosthost
    @FiiO Have sent several e-mail to support - following the recent firmware update, my x5iii's battery expanded and bulged out the back of the unit. There have been no replies or acknowledgements of my e-mails whatsoever, so I must resort to inquiring in a public forum: what can be done to service this unit?
  11. MinnieOne
    That sounds dangerous. There is a lot of empty space inside the case, so for it to bulge out means it really expanded. Hopefully you aren't using it again. Is it still in warranty?
  12. javre76
    Yes, that sounds really dangerous. Is it too difficult to open it up? Just to give the damaged battery more space... that thing is done, but you do not want to put pressure on a bulged battery.
  13. MinnieOne
    You need to have those tiny special drivers to open. I bought a set off of Amazon so I could open up phones, etc.
  14. mandello
    I already asked infos to open it, i only see 2 screws on the bottom, do someone can how to disassemble???
  15. javre76
    Just be careful though, be prepared to throw it very far away from you if you see fire or sparks coming out.
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