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.
Big. Metal. Heavy. Durable--which is EXACTLY what I wanted!!!
19 December 2010
Summary: Have had my 20 Gig X5 for 5 years now. I play in a band and use this for practice work as well as to play break music at gigs. It's had 5 years of adult-level use/abuse, and has never failed to do the job.
Summary: After owning this for more than 3 years it is finally winding down. I replaced the battery after 2 years (simple solder job). Now the headphone jack only play out of one headphone but I tried a simple hack with aluminum foil which is no failing too. I am sad to see this little one go.
Summary: I bought my X5 over a year ago, and I'm totally SATISFIED with it. You know, this player has everything you'll ever need in a MP3 Player. I was scared to buy it, because it was not a popular brand, but now I wouldn't trade it for anything. Easy to set-up, easy to operate.
Summary: Nice to see a US quality made player. I actually took this player apart and it is put together with quality craftsmanship. I was impressed. The user manual was not very helpful, I didn't care because i usually don't look at them anyway.