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FiiO X5 preview world tour--tour members, claim your souvenir for the X5 tour! p.123

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by joe bloggs, Dec 20, 2013.
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  1. Rico613
    Hey, could you let us know if there is any X5 equalization control on the coax output?  I know that's a long shot but I keep hoping . . . [​IMG]
  2. musicheaven

    Yep, when the battery charging icon shows up you click on the wheel center button and it will come to life to the playing now screen.
  3. markale
    Thanks you :)
  4. ronaldo7messi10
    Is the Fiio X5 good for hiphop/rap music??
  5. H20Fidelity Contributor

    Sure it is. :)

    And it's not a silly question either. A DAP with a flat frequency response is what you want, so you get the sub-bass hits and extension for your rap music. Some players suffer what's known as low end roll off, this can effect the bass response and extension.

    X5 will do rap music (or any genres) in flying colours.
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  6. ronaldo7messi10
  7. HK_sends
    I was the second person on the USA portion of the X5 tour and considered it a diamond in the rough.  Now I am looking forward to polishing that little jewel since I just pre-ordered the X5 for myself.  It will be my first FiiO product and I am looking forward to watching it become more refined as the firmware gets updated.  I'm confident it will be an excellent DAP!
    Cheers! [​IMG]
    -HK sends
  8. howdy
    I'm the last and will have to return it Monday. It was really fun having it, and I'm very grateful to Fiio for having the chance to preview it.
  9. noobandroid
    if only i could afford it, haha, 6 days and counting before i bid goodbye to my sample unit
  10. Joe Bloggs Contributor
    Newest beta firmware for the X5 is out

    I'm not totally up to date on what all these new versions do :xf_eek: I'm guessing this is a stabilized version of the experimental firmware with DSD decoding and 32bit mp3 decoding posted a few days ago?
  11. KenHE18
    Hey! Thanks for the share. Is this stable enough? Want to try this new fw version for my x5.. Thanks!
  12. skalkman
      I just installed it and it does not play or even find my .dsf files.
    Haven't crashed on me yet. [​IMG]

  13. RobC
    I have also downloaded and installed "X5FW1.17Beta".  I have the same problem as skalkman.  The X5  will not find my .dsf  files.   I did try an early version Alpha FW on the X5 that played DSD but it was very flaky
    But I will say this for you guys, when it was working, DSD on the X5 is simply brilliant.  I ran a few AB tests comparing the same song/track in 192k/24bit FLAC with DSD 2.8MHz DSF files.  The sound quality in DSD is simply amazing !!!  (even for my older ears).  Good one James !!
    I will use an SPL meter to set up the two songs and use a second person to assist me to do at least a single blind test of the same songs.  I am trying to figure out how possibly to do a full double blind test.
    I agree with you Luke.  It is not a silly question.  As most reviewers have indicated the X5 is quite neutral, which I prefer.  Also my preferred headphones for this review has been my UE10 in ear monitors which are also very neutral.  The combination gives me the sound as close to the way the recording's sound engineer intended.  The best example of this is the special Alan Parsons mix of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon
    I have also been putting a huge range of music through the X5 including opera, classical, choral, acapella, reggae, jazz, punk, pop, rock, new wave, latin, instrumental, blues, heavy metal etc (about the only thing I don't listen to is thrash metal).  The X5 is a fantastic piece of kit. !!  It will undoubtedly hit the sweet spot against the competition with the expected price point.
    Also, for those reviewers who have loaded either FW1.15Beta or now FW1.17Beta, are any of you having any problem with the player in Storage or DAC modes?  I can't get my review unit to work properly in either mode and transfer my music by putting the Micro SD card directly into the PC with an adapter.  Both modes work well with the previous FW1.1 which interestingly is not labelled "Beta".
  14. KenHE18
    Where can i get dsd files from the internet?
  15. RobC
    A good source is
    Also check out:
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