The Fiio X5 3rd Gen is a portable high res music player with excellent sound quality from its dual ak4490 dacs, high power & high quality headphone amp and has large storage capacity of 32gB built in (26gb usable), plus 2 micro sd card slots, up to 256gB ea.
X5 3rd Gen uses a full android software, with wifi so you can access music streaming apps like Spotify, Google music and Tidal, among others, as well as Bluetooth for a car stereo or portable speaker. Fiio X5 3rd Gen has line out, to connect to stereos or car systems, regular 3.5mm headphone output, balanced 2.5mm headphone output, which may provide improved performance with compatible earphones or headphones.
Headfonics.com, 8.7, Benchmark Product :...an important benchmark for DAPs in this price range for 2017. There is no DAP out there right now at this price point that offers more in terms of technological talking points, features, aesthetics and generally an all round pleasing musical tonal quality Running Android 5.1 with a quad core processor, for fast, responsive controls
This was another enjoyable purchase from The Headphone Bar. The X5 was in stock and shipped the next day. It arrived at my door two days after. I’m very happy with the sound quality, ease of use and good dollar value.
The Fiio X5 3rd gen with the Fiio F9 triple driver IEM present a very high quality sound in a very small and well built package. I never really took portable audio seriously until now..
Not exactly - still learning it but the basic ViPER add-on is quite handy for some tracks.
"Quite pleased with the unit. Sound is fantastic with every set of earbuds tested. I especially like the blue tooth ability. Using a set of inexpensive Monster Clarity HD blue tooth in ear buds and they work and sound great. About twenty feet from the unit now and no problems . Amp is great, plenty of volume, no need for an additional amp/booster. Still getting to know the unit , but so far I am impressed."
"Have had the X5iii for about a week, and am most impressed with it so far. Sounds great with everything I've thrown at it so far. Much of the DAC/Amp output channel circuitry would be expected in units costing 100s or 1000s more -- seriously, dual AK4490 DACs, up to 600GB of storage, DSD, 32bit / 384kHz etc -- sounds great with everything I've thrown at it so far (well, except a bit quiet with high-impedance cans, but then why would you do that? Just line out to an amp for those). Full meal deal android so you can use your favourite audio apps too, although I gotta say the built in app (fiio music) sounds better than anything else so far to my ears. I guess Fiio may have optimized their app for this device. Anyway TL:DR it's an excellent deal. *Headphone Bar's reply: Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the X5! "