What modern gadgets evoke emotions? Is hard to answer, right? After that the smartphone that MP3-player that the tablet that smart watches – soulless set of chips that need to do their jobs. But after meeting with music mp3 player FiiO X5-II, I cannot say that this brick – a soulless piece of metal. The player outputs the highest level of sound that penetrates deep in the wilds of your soul and touches the very point from which we get a surge of positive emotions.
Sounding: music mp3 player FiiO
First of all, it is necessary to talk about the sound. When I sat down to listen to music mp3 player FiiO X5-II, the choice fell on the British Electric Light Orchestra, which recently hears to the holes. In my collection there are just four albums in the format 192/24, and are suitable for this Audio-Technica MSR7 were in place.
So, one of the favorite records – Time, in which, after the prolog is Twilight – imbued the music motifs, incredible detail, wide and emotionally. After space Yours Truly, 2095 begins the famous Ticket to the Moon – and on this track I just start to act in tears and goose bumps appear on the skin. And there is no sign of the perfect sound?
Next old Michael Jackson went to the royal album Thriller, I have it in the form of DSD and ISO SACD (yes, and this is supported). Inexpressible feeling – the sea parts of the King’s voice sounds gentle, but it is not lost in the flurry of the rhythmic music scene is amazing.
And so it is with all the music. I listened to a lot of albums, and had the feeling that he had heard them for the first time – a sea of new parts, overtones, and the very sound, without exaggeration, the player takes on a more serious level of stationary electronics. I spent hours listening to the same songs with DAC and headphone amplifier with ASUS EONE MKII MUSES and the music mp3 player FiiO X5-II. Here’s safe to say that the sound through virtually equal, the only difference is that the creation ASUS sound more cold and dry, while the X5-II it is still a little warmer and richer bass. For all this rap a whole range of standard circuit design:
Compared with music mp3 player FiiO X3-II, the sound is more saturated with fine detail, even increased the maximum volume that justifies the use of all those chips. With modern smartphones do not have to compare, especially when listening to music on headphones high-end.
Most interestingly, X5-II shows the character and style to the not particularly musical fixture Lear LHF-AE1b. As you know, a radiator with a suspended anchor – this is more for professional musicians, not for listening to music. But the situation turned mixed and dry midrange headphones good taste ripe with possibilities player. As a result, a wide sound stage natural.
Experiment listened for JVC HA-FRD80 – fulfill all ears to the maximum, but they are not for this portable player. There is no model for their money worth, but FiiO may be more, much more. FiiO X5-II is worth buying only if canceling headphone or bundled with new decent.
Outward appearance: music mp3 player FiiO
Design music mp3 player FiiO X5 of the second generation is almost identical FiiO X3-II.
The difference is that the older brother, little more is more elongated display, angular ends, swap headphone and line / coaxial output and slot for microSD moved from the right end of the lower part, but they are now two. The trigger diode state appeared before he was under the ring control. Well, now the front part with a coarse metal structure.
The width of the brothers is almost equal. It Looks “fifth” in cool and no-nonsense, compared with the same “three” is no longer a teenage boy in a suit and matured confident gallant. If anyone knows, is an all-aluminum body.
Also on the sale of music mp3 player FiiO is available leather covers that protect the body from premature wear and make it look more premium.
Ergonomics, Management: music mp3 player FiiO
What music mp3 player FiiO X1, that the X3, X5 that lie in the hands of confidence and with heavy due to the aforementioned metal. Overlooked the oldest fighter, which means that he is big and heavy – 109 × 63.5 × 15.3 mm, weighs 165 g, but use the device as comfortable as the other models in the line. The elements are arranged in intuitive locations and quickly memorized, the blind control is also conveniently implemented (we press the volume keys to switch tracks). The main control element is a mechanical rubberized ring – the Chinese have slept badly, if not copied at least one element of iPod.
The interface is almost identical to the music mp3 player FiiO X3-II, changed only animation, icons, style, and color. Nuances are described in the review music mp3 player FiiO X3 II. Surprised by the quality of the display, and now we are used IPS with a diagonal of 2.4″ and a resolution of 400 × 360. It is immensely pleased, because FiiO X3 both generations had problems with the screen, in particular, with viewing angles and brightness, which made it impossible to see the image on the street. But the basic problem remains – the size, at least here he rose 0.4″, but this is not enough to go on to easily view the playlist and select the desired tracks. Personally, I, with normal sight, had to stop to select the song.
Functionality: music mp3 player FiiO
The beauty music mp3 player FiiO X3 and X5 in the fact that is they can work as a digital-to-analog converter for the PC. Roughly speaking, buying a portable player, you have the most external sound card. The second chip is the presence of linear output, which is combined with a digital coaxial. This way you can, for example, to bring the normal (yes, that’s normal, not twisted), the sound from the player to the car’s audio system using a connector AUX. Or connect the speakers for the digital interface and get superior sound.
As mentioned above, it is now at our disposal two slots memory cards microSD. The maximum amount of a single cell is 128 GB – 256 GB of the total should be enough for a decent Hi-Res collection, and is always the possibility of replacing the memory card.
Just as in the music mp3 player FiiO X3-II, you can switch tracks if the headphones set the remote control while the connector pinouts CTIA. More supported OTG.
Autonomy: music mp3 player FiiO
It feeds the player from the battery capacity of 3300 mAh. When listening to 32-ohm headphones on medium with the screen off, he is discharged for 10-11 hours. Choosing headphones with less resistance autonomy falls, with more is increases. Adapter 2 A charge lasts a little more than 3 hours, the computer – about 8.
Contents of delivery: music mp3 player FiiO
Included with the music mp3 player FiiO, you can find a clear plastic case, which is already dressed for the device code for a 15% discount on the site HDtracks.com and 3 sets of vinyl stickers. There is also a USB cable, an adapter with a 3.5 mm jack to the coaxial, 2 protective films for the display and documentation. Packaging is almost identical to the new music mp3 player FiiO X3, to talk about its saturation is not necessary.
Verdict: music mp3 player FiiO X5-II
You may ask – so what in the end is good FiiO X5-II? On paper, plus or minus the same with X3-II, different size, battery capacity, some strange circuit with long names, and all sorts of other stuff. Both can act as a sound card for your computer; have a linear / coaxial output. But the main difference as befits a musical device – a crazy energy sound that simply takes the soul and causes a flurry of emotions. In general, for the highest sound quality, design, functionality, quality display packaging, two slot microSD – Editor’s Choice.
Pros music mp3 player FiiO X5-II:
- Sound, Sound, Sound
- Design, assembly
- Ability to work in the mode of the sound card / DAC
- IPS display
- Plus two slots for microSD
Cons music mp3 player FiiO X5-II:
- There is a critical shortage