User Review: Fiio X1 Portable High Resolution Music Player

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#1

Some people lamented the loss of the venerable iPod Classic, whereas audiophiles have always wished for better players with large capacity and lower prices.

FiiO, a Chinese manufacturer which sprung to prominence on low-cost decent-quality headphone amplifiers, have eyeballed this market and recently released a line of digital audio players - namely the X1, X3 and X5.

In my review, I look at the low end of the units, the X1 and see how it fares. For AU$129, it’s a pretty good effort.

The full review here: http://goughlui.com/2014/12/21/review-tested-fiio-x1-portable-high-resolution-music-player/


#2

I would love to hear how you get on with this as time goes by (especially when you’ll probably be using it to get through some busy days ;)).

I’m curious: is the low microSD transfer speed limited to the 128 GB card, or does it also affect smaller cards?


#3

I did try a few cards from my collection, and even faster ones, but the speed remained similar (+/- 1Mb/s mostly). It seems to be limited by the on-board controller - probably by the firmware running on the microcontroller and how it’s interfacing with the SD card.