The FiiO X5 3rd gen is a portable, Android-based high-resolution player with the highest level of audio reproduction. The player supports the lossless audio formats DXD, DSD64 and DSD128, APE, AIFF, FLAC, WAV, OGG Vorbis, WMA Lossless and Apple Lossles. It comes with an internal memory of 32GB and can be extended with two SD cards up to a maximum of 256GB, which corresponds to a total memory of 544GB; enough for about 130'000 songs. With sample rates up to 384kHz/32 bit, it offers mastering quality sound, leaving nothing to be desired.
Two DAC chips are installed in the FiiO X5 3rd gen. One AKM AK4490EN chip is used for each channel. The dual integration of the DAC chips enables very low distortion and achieves the best playback quality for your music with its 32-bit processing. The FiiO X5 3rd gen can be used as a USB DAC with your computer. Crystal oscillators are also doubly installed, which ensure reduced jitter, improved clock frequencies and generally stable operation. To reduce artifacts at different sample rates, one works only for DSD 44.1/88.2/176.4/352.8 (22.5792 MHz) and the other only for DSD 48/96/192/384 kHz (24.576MHz). The FiiO X5 3rd gen offers even more features in a double pack: In addition to the standard 3.5 mm version, the headphone output is also available as a balanced 2.5 mm TRRS output. If you use balanced headphones or a balanced headphone cable, you can enjoy a completely balanced connection. Compared to normal cables, balanced cables offer an even better shielding against interference signals and thus offer an even better sound experience.
The new Android 5.1 OS has been completely revised and offers a generally more stable operation of the device. When using third-party apps, the sample rate of the music no longer changes automatically. FiiO's software team has created a completely new software architecture which, in contrast to Android 4.4, enables an even longer battery life. Approx. 90 minutes more battery life to be exact. The FiiO X5 3rd gen also offers two different modes of operation: the Pure Music mode and the Android mode. In Pure Music mode, all other apps are deactivated, thus minimizing all possible disturbing factors that could occur through other apps. In Android mode it is possible to install and use any third party Android app. Thus the wishes of music purists and those who need more flexibility are equally covered.
The Bluetooth function with aptX and the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi make it possible to listen to music via well-known streaming services such as Spotify, Qobuz, Deezer, Apple Music or Google Play Music. The aptX technology for Bluetooth offers very low latency for wireless connections such as Bluetooth headphones. DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is also supported. This technology allows you to play music stored on an external server. The FiiO X5 3rd gen has a built-in 3.8 V 3400mAh battery, which can play music for about 10 hours and offers two different charging speeds. Depending on whether you are charging your device via USB or using a USB power adapter, the FiiO X5 3rd gen automatically detects the temperature of the power source and responds accordingly. With a Quick Charge 3.0 power supply it is therefore possible to completely recharge the device in only approx. 1.5 hours.…more