The Fiio X5 Thread
Oct 13, 2019 at 11:41 AM Post #19,636 of 19,646

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The headphone jack on my x5 has been having issues, the left channel cuts in and out constantly. i have tried different plugs and to no avail. I only use it for yard work so not a huge deal as i have an old phone i can use to play flac.

how easy is this to replace?
 
Oct 13, 2019 at 10:28 PM Post #19,637 of 19,646

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The headphone jack on my x5 has been having issues, the left channel cuts in and out constantly. i have tried different plugs and to no avail. I only use it for yard work so not a huge deal as i have an old phone i can use to play flac.

how easy is this to replace?
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Apr 1, 2020 at 11:35 PM Post #19,641 of 19,646

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Of course, this all hinges on the ES9601 actually being an IC that sounds good, and while I tend to trust what ESS is doing, the ES9601 has not yet been released and is therefore unproven. It also remains to be seen whether or not the 9601 will have handicaps such as that of the TPA6120A2 --- while the 6120 also has great performance numbers and actually does sound great in the hands of the right engineer, it does require output current resistance to prevent instability, and that's why almost all TPA6120 amps have 10 ohms of output Z. Some have tried using an inductive solution in lieu of resistors, but if not implemented correctly, it's easy for inductors to introduce a lot of noise into the system.

I know this is old, but what does that mean "require output current resistance?"
In a different thread I read if you used positive and negative power rails on 6120 then you don't need caps to remove DC.
So is that related or something totally different?
Because I'm learning by reading threads on here, I know it's dangerous, that if you used a TI power chip to run power rails on TI 6120 then you don't worry about handicaps or caps. 6120 amp is the first amp that I really found to deliver a lot of power to a headphone. Yeah I know, I wouldn't know since I don't have argons. But still.
 
Dec 23, 2020 at 6:00 AM Post #19,644 of 19,646

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I'd also like to know what the largest card you can use. I have had a situation where a card was readable, but not writable to in the X5. You would have to remove it to alter its contents. I think it was a 400GB Sandisk.
 
Dec 24, 2020 at 3:00 AM Post #19,645 of 19,646

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Can someone give me a shortlist of IEMs for under about £150 that will work well with the X5?

I'll Google the reviews to see what sonic signature seems best I live on a small island, so can't listen to anything. It would help if they were available for Amazon.co.uk.
 
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Jun 25, 2021 at 6:02 AM Post #19,646 of 19,646

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Is there a brief review of the X5 firmware versions? I recall reading that some versions around 2.0 was had light bass for example, but I can not find this source. I am on the latest 2.7 version at the moment and I love the detail of the sound, but the bass is overpowering the vocals somewhat. My headphones are Westone UM3x which I love for usually balanced sound and sound decay. The idea is to downgrade firmware to bass light version, but the problem is finding it :)
 

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