The X5 (2nd Gen) is FiiO's Flagship Digital Audio Player, and simply the best of FiiO's engineering and design in one masterpiece. The FiiO X5 (2nd Gen) Portable Hi-Resolution Lossless Media Player brings Master-Grade Studio Quality Sound to your pocket. An upgrade of the X5, it bridges the gap between great music and a good pair of headphones by giving your collection of lossless digital audio files a dedicated Hi-Res Audio Player . In this regard, the FiiO X5ii is simply the best music player out there today!
From its dedicated USB DAC functionsto use along with PC, highest quality power supply of 14V, and a more portable audiophile-grade discrete architecture, the X5 (2nd Gen) is FiiO's best in DAPs yet. The FiiO X5 (2nd Gen)is best identified by its lighter, smaller and more ergonomic designcombined with an all new HD IPS Display and Titanium Aluminum Alloy Shell Finish. The new FiiO X5 (2nd Gen) comes with 2 Memory Card slots for a total memory capacity of 256 GB, as well as 10 graphic EQ bands, and dedicated Headphone, Line Out and Coaxial ports.
Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times
" The X5 flawlessly handled every audio file format that was thrown at it – from lossy MP3s to lossless FLAC, ALAC and DSD files. It had no problem decoding high-resolution FLAC files of up to 24 bits and 192 kHz. "
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- Native DSD Decoding
The FiiO X5 (2nd Gen) supports native DSD128 decoding thanks to their all new digital audio architecture. Other lossless formats supported are WAV, FLAC, APE, WMA, ALAC and AIFF at 193 kHz/24 bit. The new X5 (2nd Gen) sees one of the industry's best parts such as the analog volume controller to prevent channel imbalance and poor durability.
Dual Purpose DAP and Dedicated Asynchronous DAC
The FiiO X5 (2nd Gen) is designed to be used not only as a Digital Audio Player, but also as a dedicated DAC when connected to a computer using the Micro USB Connector, to be used for music needs indoors or in the studio. When used with a Asynchronous DAC function, the FiiO X5 (2nd Gen) supports 192kHz/24bit format.
Go from "Off" to "On" Instantly from Standby
The FiiO X5 (2nd Gen) uses flagship op-amps for major electronics manufacturers discreetly for dedicated DAC, pre amp, and amplifier functions .TI's flagship PCM1792A is used as a DAC and boasts a Total Harmonic Distortion less than 0.000015%. 4 OPA1612 units are used current / voltage conversion and amplification while 2 LMH6643 units are used for Headphone Output.
Dual Crystal Oscillators for Precise Timing
With new silicon crystal oscillators the FiiO X5 Second Generation handles multiples of 44.1kHz and 48kHz. Because of this, the timing is brilliantly accurate, as much as 25 times better than the older X5.
All New Portable, Lighter and Smaller Build
Portability is one big advancement from the older generation as the FiiO X5 (2nd Gen) is 15% lighter, and 12% smaller than its predecessor.
Remote Control from Headphones' CTIA-Standard In-Line Remotes
The FiiO X5 (2nd Gen) supports remote control from headsets that have a CTIA-Standard In-Line remote. Therefore, one can play, pause, rewind, skip and go next and back and manage their tracks easily.
Dual TF Card Slots for upto 256GB Memory Capacity
With Dual TF Card Slots for 2 Micro SD Cards of 128 GB Each, the FiiO X5 (2nd Gen) can support a maximum memory capacity of 256GB for your entire music collection and library.
10 bands Graphic EQ, User Defined Playlists and 5 Display Themes
The Hardware Equaliser built into the FiiO X5 (2nd Gen) is made to adjust the sound to a tailor to the preferences of various music genres as well as the sound output of different headphones. You can also choose from 5 stylistic and colourful themes and set playlists of your favourite genres of music.
Dedicated 3 output ports for Best in Class connectivity
The FiiO X5 II comes with three output ports for Headphone Out, Line Out and Co-Axial digital output. The FiiO X5 (2nd Gen) can also directly connect to dedicated Amplifiers and DACs which can be combined using the Stacking Kit option.
The other features supported by the FiiO X5 (2nd Gen) include Firmware upgrades via Micro SD Card, High Speed USB 2.0 data transfer, song playback supporting browsing and playback via folders, all songs, and more. The X5 2nd Gen also works as an Asynchronous USB DAC supporting up to 24bit/192kHz and DSD (driver installation required.) The player can also resume the last song or last position after powering it off. With 5 different built-in themes, one can customise the look of their new X5.
What's in the box:
- FiiO X5 (2nd Gen) Portable High-Resolution Audio Player
- High-Current micro-USB Data / Charging Cable (3' / 1m)
- 1.8" Coaxial S/PDIF Adapter
- Clear Silicone Case
- 2 x Screen Protectors
- 3 x Bodywork Stickers (USA Flag, Wood Grain, Carbon Fiber)
- HDtracks Coupon
20Hz - 20000Hz
16 Ohms - 150 Ohms
Line Output - <0.001%@1KHz
Phone Out - <0.001%@1KHz
Dimensions - 109 x63.5x15.3（mm)
Weight - 165 g
Power - USB 5V/500mA
Charge display - red light indicates low, green light turns on after fully charged
Battery display - Yes
Battery Capacity - 3300 mAH
Battery Life - >10 Hours
Charging Time - <4 hours
Manufacturer's Warranty covers only manufacturing defects. For more details, check our Warranty
To claim warranty, please maintain a copy of your invoice and Contact Headphone Zone Care (authorised service center) at email@example.com or +91 750 664 6988.
" Like the others in the Fiio family, the X5ii continues to bring a fantastic feature set, and this is where its true value lies IMO. Great build and form factor, very good power, options to use as DAC, line-out, and digital out, a GUI that whilst not fully polished is still very usable, very good expandable storage, and of course (IMO) really nice SQ. All of this for USD 349 makes the X5ii a really attractive option."
" With the X5 2nd Gen the cost of entry to the audiophile leagues of portable players is now low enough to attract a wider audience. Of course, you definitely need a first-rate pair of headphones to hear the X5 2nd Gen's greatness."
" When I reviewed the 2nd generation X3 a couple of months ago as part of that World Tour, I gushed and bought one as soon as they were released. This time around, with the X5ii, Fiio have hit it out of the park again. Not having used the original X5, I can’t really comment on improvements or differences between it and the updated version, but I can say I’ve really enjoyed listening to it over the last week and a bit, will be sad to part with it later this week as it goes to the next reviewer, and will strongly consider picking one up on release later this month."