If there’s one thing better than impeccable sound, it’s rare swagger. While the original Fiio X5 Audiophile Music Player gets the job done as far as audio is concerned, it’s Japanese cousin adds in some extra styling to make a great product even cooler: knurling along the click wheel for a functional and distinct flourish. You’d normally have to double the price tag to capture such a rare pocket monster, but we’ve brought you the Fiio X5 Japanese Edition for just above the cost of the original.
Lurking beneath that Senior Air CNC aluminum unibody enclosure, the X5 is packed with processing power and audio optimizers. The computing is handled by an Ingenics 4760B dual-core 600 MHz CPU, which reads and writes at about 4.5 M/sec. It supports nearly every lossless file type and is easily accessible through the customizable user interface, displayed by a 2.4” IPS color LCD and navigated with the mechanical scroll wheel. Thanks to the dual TF card slots, you can fit up to 512 GB of storage, so you’ll have ample space for all your high grade audio.
How’s it sound? We’re glad you asked. The featured DAC- TI’s PCM1792A- presents your music in rich detail, amplifying every subtlety with some help from the OPA1612 amp chips. If the base sound isn’t to your liking, take to the 10 band equalizer, or adjust the gain, treble, or bass.
Also operable as a DAC directly with your computer and boasting a 3700 mAh Lithium battery that’s good for about 12 hours of playing time, the Fiio X5 Audiophile Music Player is a versatile device that lets you find your favorite sound, no matter what it is or where you are.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is July 14, 2014 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.