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FiiO X5 2nd Generation Player

FiiO X5 2nd Generation Player

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I'd probably be in this if it were more than 10% off...
Price is pretty much very close to MSRP. I have X5 1st Gen and paid $120 for it when 2nd gen came out. X5s have excellent SQ but it takes a lot of effort to build playlists when you have 3K plus songs stored, there's no search function. I'd rather spend more money on Android base DAP like the X7 or the new X5 3rd generation.
If one were to take the plunge and buy this music player, would they be able to transfer all their thousands of itunes songs/albums/videos to this device and ditch the ipod? I only use my ipod for music/video playing, don't care about all those other apps and features internet related.
Bad timing for this drop - a FIIO X5 3rd gen is almost here.
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couldn't agree more,i have spent a few minutes with the 3rd gen Fiio X5 and much to my surprise i prefer the X5 ii,whose emphasis on mid bass,lower mid region makes it more organic than the more neutral last iteration.i know the one i tried had probably not passed the burn in period(i doubt it though since it was to my knowledge in the ONLY shop in Paris having it right now,and the 2 times i went there i had to wait my turn to have the opportunity to use it)but 1st impressions rarely mislead me
starman93
The thing I see most different is the treble as the treble is far more energetic on X5-2 where it is smoother on X5-3. Both are great, but each DAP will appeal to a different audience.
Just commenting again. I have an X5 1st gen and love it still. I've never had issues with it of any kind, battery or otherwise. That being said, I'm surprised the price isn't lower for the X5 Gen 2 with the X5 Gen 3 almost upon us. Sure the retail is $399 for the 3rd gen unit, but it appears to be a significant upgrade to the Gen 2. Better processing, balanced output, etc. This is still a great player but I'd expect the price to continue to go down after the X5 III "goes global".
Why are companies shoving android down our throats? Android is inefficient and cumbersome with hi-def players even fiio has an option to boot ditching most of the virus called android.
Shame companies do not go the xDuoo way with minimalist OS's that just focus on the main use case playback to the best of the HW's offering.
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Monet
This is the most pretentious comment chain I've seen on Massdrop. I'm sure the government and Chinese hackers wanna get into our music player with all them Android exploits; just to get all that valuable information about how many times we've played Oingo Boingo's "Little Girls" on repeat.
Thanks for the funny read.
Madotsuki
Glad I was able to entertain you. I know everything I needed about you and your reading comprehension skills and inquisitive questioning nature based on your answer. You amused me with just one reply. We're even I guess :)
drop the 3rd...
Big Nops. The X5 3rd gen is here, and its a whole different beast, Dual-AK4490 dacs balanced out, With android. Those Astel&Kern 320 level specs. theres no point buying the X5 2nd gen. at this time. Especially when its available at the same price from amazon (299 with free shipping). Really hoping MD get the 3rd gen fiios soon!
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It's not supposed to be released in the US for at least another week.
inquisitorthreefive
It isn't even in the rounds for the head-fi tour yet! It's going to be awhile before we see it the X5iii in the US. Seems like they are having some android issues with firmware...what a surprise. May as well just get a V10 or V20 if going that route....
It doesn't look like this is going to be a good drop. The Price is not that attractive. If them bring it down to $200.
I already have the X1 and X3 2nd gen, how much better is this going to be. anyone know?
qu11355
you're getting a much more premium and warmer DAC chip, so the improvement is great if that is the sound you prefer
qu11355
Better than what you have for the features that are included!
Especially the AMP stage is better than X3ii or X5, you get a much better bass response with quicker comeback, 2xmicroSDxlots, you get filter options in the settings, inline remote, and a few other things!
I'd strongly urge people not to get these. I have the Fiio X3 2nd Gen and it's died on my. Bought it after last summer. I googled and apparently there are issues with Fiio's DAPs and their batteries. Mine won't hold a charge, no matter how long I charge it. It'll still turn on long enough to tell me it has no battery power when I charge it (as opposed to I leave it uncharged and it won't turn on, so it holds just that little charge). Look into other DAPs if you want a good one. Fiio needs to change up the charging and batteries in these.
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No problem!
I hope it gets sorted out and you'll see why everybody loves FiiO so much!
Cheers!
DeltaG
Fiio responded to my query and told me to send my device for repair at their California branch. If they decided that its not working due to water damage or other man-made problems then I would NEED to pay for the expense of the repair and sending the unit back to me. I believe I treated the player with care. Will keep you posted of the outcome.
I bought this player from Amazon back in June 2016. Great player coming from Sansa Clip+. Then by December 2016 the charging system started acting up. I contacted Fiio support but so far have no definite answer for me. Maybe it's just me with this player but I dont know if I'll buy any of their players again if they don't last even for a year. So now I'm back to my old and trusty Rockboxed Sansa Clip+. Just my 2 cents.
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that leaves me pretty confident with mine, I've had it for 9 months or so, but I only use it while driving so it's only been charged 5-10 times and it still lasts me several trips between cities with each charge. I'll pay close attention to whether the capacity decreases.
Ak0c12u3l
I had only good experiences with FiiO DAPs, you should probably get in touch again with support, they always fixed the situation for the buyer!
X5 3rd gen is out. Won't even think about this.
Once and for all, can it move headphones with an impedance higher than 150 ohm ? Everywhere i hear different stories.
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Maybe the X3 2nd, can drive it too...
Nick1986
Well - it kinda can - but the volume wasn't as good as I would had liked and X5ii drives HD600 and HD650 considerably better. IT is only a matter of raw power avaliable to control the driver - X5ii has considerably more power in it's hands.
Wrong generation unfortunately. X5 3rd gen coming soon.
500 bucks base price are you sure
Fenya
CAD maybe.
The 3rd generation comes out in 2017 that is the one that I want
is there a chance for FiiO X1 drop ? https://www.massdrop.com/buy/fiio-x1-music-player
truth
The Fiio x1 has a 2nd gen model. The first gen is only $80 on Amazon.
OneLove
I know :) , This does not change my question on FiiO X1 drop , I don't care about Amazon :(
3rd gen of this is out in china, and going to be released to the rest of the world this upcoming month.. just sayin
fezzyness
Yeah, you would think there would be a bigger discount on what is obviously a stock closeout.
kfarndog
Granted, the X5iii will be 399.99. But its a huge upgrade to the ii
Why does this have a different frequency response than what the Fiio website says?
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ArthurM
Item received but instead of the black silicon case as shown in the photo, it came with a cheap transparent plastic case that only protect the case back and four sides! Any reasons why?
so there are only going to be 14 players available for purchase? That's lame. The 200 people who requested it aren't all going to be able to get it.
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Well, drop was still worth it for some people like me because with sales tax, the Amazon price was an extra $20 on top of the existing $296.
Scionyde
Shipping is cheaper than eBay or Amazon , only $10.00 for Canada! Some sellers may charge $50 on top of $299.00.
Dear massdrop team, Please give us a REAL offers or i (and many others i think) will quit eventually.
Un_coded
I'll be honest, I've been around a while now but never actually joined a drop for this reason... some things are good deals, but not really things I'm interested in, ultimately.
The price on Amazon right now is 285.94, free shipping.
Anybody having trouble with the scroll wheel? mine seems like its slipping, i scroll it and it doesn't want to keep scrolling sometimes it toggles between back and forth.
dinked
May need to upgrade to the latest firmware. I did and it made a big difference.
dinked
That's just the x5 scrollwheel for you. Both the first and second gen have this. X3 and X1 may as well but I've never used them.
Only $10 cheaper than Amazon
scoooty
Yep: FiiO X5 High Resolution Music Player (2nd Generation)(Titanium) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZWAC25E/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_39GjxbMASX44F
Confusing.
ViperGeek
And Amazon will ship it faster.