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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.

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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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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2018, 04:56:45 PM »
Anyone care to review the sound? Finally about to grab one of these.
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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2018, 05:13:26 PM »
 Love mine...my only recommendation is to be sure to purchase quality mini-sd cards. I tried some cheaper ones and replaced immediately. Worked perfectly since
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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2018, 05:58:00 PM »
Thanks Walt. Yeah the 11 dollar no name 256 gb card was tempting but opting instead for Sandisk 256 for 62 bucks.
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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2018, 06:28:18 PM »
Yep...you will be listening to a file and poof...gone. You need to restart before it "sees" the file again...
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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2018, 01:08:26 PM »
Since this thread has been resurrected and the players have been out in the field for a while, thought I'd ask about it.  I've read a number of reviews complaining that the 3rd gen is slow, the software is buggy, stops working after a few months, etc.  Seems like people either get a good device or one plagued with issues.  Anybody here been saddled with a problematic one?  Any particular quirks (other than needing quality cards) or issues? 

FWIW, my 2nd gen X5 is still going strong after a few years, knock on wood. 

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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2018, 01:11:42 PM »
I have found that a fairly regular re-boot keeps it running smooth
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Re: New Release - Fiio X5 3rd gen
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2018, 07:41:21 PM »
Torn between AK70ii and Onkyo dxp1 same price at $499 ish.
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