January 06, 2017 11 Comments

The FiiO X5 1st Gen and 2nd Gen has gained great applaud for its perfect engineering and design, a true masterpiece. Riding and improving on the same wave, FiiO has now successfully launched the X5 3rd Gen and we couldn't be more excited. Unveiled with much fanfare and grace at the Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel, the X5 3rd Gen enjoyed a winter launch on the 17th of December 2016. We have excerpts from their presentation down below. 


 

Down Memory Lane

The FiiO X5 series is clearly a link between the past and the future. It leads the X series players towards the classic scroll. The player opened the future to seamless music that you could carry in your pocket.

 



The FiiO X5 has been designed keeping in mind the classic iPod. With its flawless design, it does not stray far away from the iPod that has been used through the years. The player shows it highest respect to the classic piece.



The FiiO 5X series aims to be a revolution, with its fashionable body and trendy style. It allows you to hear the best in audio.



The world is moving towards a wireless movement and FiiO has come to recognize the same. More and more convenient operation and comfort is what we seek. 



And here the FiiO X5 3rd Gen comes in. 



Design

The FiiO X5 3rd Gen eliminates the small screen of its predecessors and features a 4.0" big touch screen that offers a comfortable UI (User Interface). 

 



The linear design with a great looking angular shape that lets you perfectly hold the player in your palm. The X5 3rd Gen presents you with a sense of power.



The X5 3rd Gen features a cool volume knob, thereby giving you tactile enjoyment.



The X5 3rd Gen has been built to perfection, the 45 grooves lends the player a robust look and we love it!



The side of the body houses a power button that adorns a "FiiO red ring", making it look extremely attractive and intuitive. All FiiO Players will feature the FiiO red ring to lend FiiO's unique element. 



Built to last, the X5 3rd Gen has been fitted inside a CNCed Unibody. This unique design ensures that your player stands the test of time. 



Further emphasis has been placed on the sturdiness of the body, this through a sandblasting process. A smooth finish is ensured by coating the casing with fine grains of zirconium.



The X5 3rd Gen adopts the advanced technology of a concealed SD card design, thereby giving the player a better look. It also aids in keeping your card lost dustfree. 



Summarized, the design of the FiiO X5 3rd Generation.



Technological Advances


The FiiO X5 3rd Gen has been fitted with dual top-of-the-line DAC chips that supports decoding of upto 32bit to 768kHz.

 



The Player supports native DSD, a feature audiophiles root for.



Extremely versatile, the X5 3rd Gen supports the highest number of audio formats. These include DXD, DSD, FLAC, WMA, AAC, DTS, WAV, APE, OGG and many more.



Enjoy Four way LPF for first-rate amplification.



The X5 3rd Gen not only lets you attach your 3.5mm single-ended output, but also allows for 2.5mm balanced output too.



The highly efficient player lets you store large number of songs hassle free. Dual storage supports upto 544GB of music.



The X5 3rd Gen serves as a DAP aswell as a DAC.



The X5 3rd Genallows for 2 modes of quick charge, thus you never run out of power. It has you covered.



The FiiO X5 3rd Gen features Bluetooth 4.0. Thus, steam music wirelessly.



The In-line remote lets you control your functions with much ease. Pause, play, control the volume and do much more.



Tuned to perfection, the X5 3rd Gendelivers the audio with ultimate perfection. Listen to every detail and sound.



More specifications.



Software and Specifications


The FiiO X5 3rd Gen features Bluetooth 4.0. Thus, steam music wirelessly.

 



Enjoy Dual Mode.



All new UI (User Interface)



More of some notable improvements you can enjoy.


Are you excited about the new FiiO X5 3rd Gen? Do let us know in the comments below!

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11 Responses

Rishikesh
Rishikesh

August 18, 2017

Hey Ashok,
Apologies for replying late.
As per your question regarding the Chord Mojo and FiiO X5 3rd gen, They both use different DACs and are excellent at decoding your audio in High Resolution. There is some difference noticeable if you’re keen on finding it while using them both.
You need not buy a DAP separately if you already have a Chord Mojo. We use the Mojo and we are pretty amazed by it. You still can go for a DAP if you require one.
Get in touch with us to know more.
Thank you

Ashok
Ashok

April 20, 2017

Hi,

I have chord mojo already. Compared to that, fiio x5 iii provides greater sound?

antonio
antonio

March 09, 2017

Hi Haripriya, thank you for the answer. My doubt raised by reading the ‘150 ohm’ max headphone impedance in Fiio X5 iii specs: Mmmm… Can I ask you about some similar alternative to Beyer 880 sound with max 150 ohm impedance? Thanks a lot.

Haripriya
Haripriya

March 09, 2017

Hi Antonio, Since your headphones have a high impedance of 250 Ohms, they will not be the best choice to use with the FiiO X5 3rd Gen music player. An addition of an external amp will undoubtedly make a noticeable difference in the audio output of your player. And as the FiiO X5 3rd gen, is essentially a player, any headphone with an impedance of up to 150 Ohms will work great with it.

antonio
antonio

March 09, 2017

Hi everybody, I’m waiting my new Fiio x5 iii shipping and I’ve a trouble about headphone. I paired for year my old Fiio x3 with Beyerdynamic DT 880 (250 ohm), and I was happy. Now I read somewhere that X5 iii + Beyer DT 880 250 is not a good choice. Does anybody have some experience about? I’d like to avoid an external amp… Which headphone is good for this beautiful product for you? Thanks to everybody.

Vishy
Vishy

February 21, 2017

Totally Excited for this DAP. It houses 2 AKM 4490 DACs, same as AK 380…whoa….If only it has the juice to sound equally good…!! It is priced for 1800 Malaysian Ringgits I guess………So I expect it to be between 25k to 30k………really excited to get my hands on one….!! :-)

Will S.
Will S.

January 25, 2017

Can’t hardly wait for the reviews and distribution in the US. I’ve been waiting a very long time and countless research on the perfect DAP… almost pulled the trigger on the AK70, but need to wait to see how this competes. I hope this is the Fiio for me. Both perfect size, wifi, bluetooth, but wonder how they’ll compare sound quality wise.

Robert Sanabria
Robert Sanabria

January 17, 2017

I have the original X3 I think this is a great improvement over it’s predecessors as it has a large touch screen and Bluetooth which is great for any vehicle that has a Bluetooth stereo as it is the way of the future yes the sound is better over a direct wire connection but for convenience Bluetooth is great. I like the sleek design and the way the memory is inserted resolution could be higher since it has an Android interface for apps.

Sheena
Sheena

January 11, 2017

We too at Headphone Zone can not wait to get our hands on the much awaited FiiO X5 3rd Gen. Still waiting on confirmation regarding the price and availability in India.

Stay Tuned. :)

Shuvankar bhowmik
Shuvankar bhowmik

January 06, 2017

Eagerly waiting to launch of the product.what will be the India price and when will it be available in India?

Akash Bajaj
Akash Bajaj

January 06, 2017

Truly excited about it’s arrival.
This may be a benchmark product of Fiio.
Could you guys also aware us about the pricing and the launching dates in India(An estimate also would suffice)

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