Summary: This player has an alternative Rockbox firmware, which adds advanced functionality. First i've make an a flashmod with Transcend 400 compact flash card. Than i've took digital audio signal via IIS bus. You can do this inside player, or use miniUSB to connect to external DAC and amplifier.
Summary: I bought this DAP because it was rumored around the net that it sounded good and supports FLAC. I was not disappointed at all. I think it sounds good. The original Firmware is awkward however it is easy to convert it to rock-box Firmware using a Mac or PC.
More functions & better performance than any other DMP!
19 April 2007
Summary: The Cowon iAudio X5 is adored by its owners and admired by its reviewers. Cowon products still haven't found their way into US stores yet, so it's sort of an "underground" brand that usually appeals to audio snobs, linux nerds, and anyone who wants to do *more* with their media than an ipod will...
Summary: i love listening mp3's on this player, aside from the equalizer you can also use the different audio effects at the same time...not like the other players that let you use the equalizer or the effects but not both. The sound is more pleasing and not tiring, excellent bass, clear highs and midrange.
Really top of the range company and still a great mp3 player if just for the sound, even though seve
14 May 2009
Excerpt: Being averse to the I-Pod and to Creative's range, plus not a fan of the huge price of the Zune, I needed some alternative to feel my strict criteria in MP3 players. My criteria was the following: a) great sound (above average as I know there are some shoddy sounding players out there), b) over...
Excerpt: I bought the iAudio X5L for a few main reasons, based on various reviews I'd found from trawling the internet. These were: - it connects to a computer as a Universal Mass Storage device, meaning none of your annoying iPod/Sony/whatever identification issues.
Pros: UMS, good sound quality, very user friendly, good customer support
Cons: relatively common phone jack problem, screen is realistically too small for movies and pictures
Excerpt: When I bought it in March this year, the iAudio X5 was my third HDD player in the space of about 18 months. I'm sorry to say I followed the crowd and started with a 20gig iPod. Don't get me wrong, I thought (and still think) the iPod looked great, sounded pretty good and was a doddle to use, but by...
Pros: Amazing sound, good codec support, small in size