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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2017, 04:41:29 PM »
^^^  Sorry to hear your player is busting your hump, kindms.  Can't speak for other models and generations, but I have a 2nd gen X5 that's been very good to me so far.  No issue with gapless playback, and it reads etree conventional naming without a problem - plays them in proper order and doesn't hiccup on any "odd" characters that I've used (slashes, semicolons, ampersands, etc). 

After being conditioned by years of iPod use, I've noticed that the FiiO DAPs definitely have their idiosyncrasies and the interface isn't as slick and intuitive as the Apple products, but the additional functionality and sound quality are leaps ahead, IMHO. 

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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2017, 08:08:32 AM »
^^^  Sorry to hear your player is busting your hump, kindms.  Can't speak for other models and generations, but I have a 2nd gen X5 that's been very good to me so far.  No issue with gapless playback, and it reads etree conventional naming without a problem - plays them in proper order and doesn't hiccup on any "odd" characters that I've used (slashes, semicolons, ampersands, etc). 

After being conditioned by years of iPod use, I've noticed that the FiiO DAPs definitely have their idiosyncrasies and the interface isn't as slick and intuitive as the Apple products, but the additional functionality and sound quality are leaps ahead, IMHO.

ya this is why i grabbed one with all the great stuff you guys had to say about them.

maybe its just the lowend model. i do think it sounds great
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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2017, 02:49:09 PM »
Anyone have one and care to review? Ted Gakidis, I assume you sold your X5 II to buy the III?  :headphones:
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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2017, 06:35:24 AM »


Did anyone pick up a Fiio X5 3rd gen?  If you did what are your thoughts on it so far?
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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2017, 07:33:18 AM »
I have had the X5 III for a few weeks now and love it so far, no complaints from me.
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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2017, 08:07:12 AM »
I have had the X5 III for a few weeks now and love it so far, no complaints from me.

Thanks Ted!  I ordered one today.  Are you running the Fiio A5 amp too?



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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2017, 01:30:40 PM »
I finally grabbed a FIIO X5 3rd gen and think it's amazing esp the Bluetooth feature which locks in...never any static etc. I'd be interested in any experiences or stuff you find out about or accessories for this unit.


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