FiiO X5 2nd gen

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Native DSD decoding, more musical, more portable.

FiiO have really pulled out the stops with this second incarnation of their flagship X5 DAP. With upgraded electronics from the power supply right through to the output stage and a smaller and lighter build with a new brushed aluminium finish FiiO continue leading the way in affordable audiophile DAPs.


General Specifications

  • Model/Number: X5 (X5 2nd gen)
  • Colour: Titanium
  • Dimensions: 109 mm × 63.5 mm × 15.3 mm
  • Weight: 165 g
  • Display Screen: 2.4", 262,144 color HD IPS screen with 400x360 pixels
  • Line Out: Standard 3.5mm Port (Shared line out / S/PDIF coaxial out)
  • Digital Out (Coaxial): Standard 3.5mm Port (Shared line out / S/PDIF coaxial out)
  • USB DAC: Supporting up to 24bit / 192kHz and DSD (driver installation required)
  • Headphone Port: Standard 3.5mm Headphone Port
  • Drive Ability: 16~150 Ω
  • Volume Control: 120 steps digital potentiometer
  • Equalizer: 10-band equalizer (±6dB)
  • Treble: N/A
  • Bass: N/A
  • Balance: 10 dB
  • Gain: 3.6dB (Gain=L) 9.1dB (Gain=H)

Partial Performance Parameters for Line Output

  • THD+N: <0.001% (1 kHz)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz~20 kHz
  • Crosstalk: >115 dB (10 KΩ/1 kHz)
  • SNR: ≥114 dB (A-weight)
  • Dynamic Range: >110 dB
  • Line Output Level: 1.53 Vrms (10 KΩ/1 kHz)

Partial Performance Parameters for Headphone Output

  • Output Power 1: >245 mW (32Ω//THD+N<1%)
  • Output Power 2: >436 mW (16Ω/THD+N<1%)
  • Output Power 3: >27 mW (300Ω/THD+N<1%)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz~20 kHz
  • SNR: ≥117 dB (A-weighted)
  • Output Impedance:
  • Crosstalk: >75 dB (1 kHz)
  • THD+N: <0.001% (1 kHz)
  • MAX Output Voltage: >8.2 Vp-p
  • MAX Output Current: >250 mA (for reference)

Power and Battery

  • Power: DC5V 2A recommended
  • Charge Display: Red light indicates, green light turns on after fully charged
  • Battery Display: Yes (Accurate battery % readings)
  • Battery Capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Battery Life: >10 h (32Ω; normal volume with display off )
  • Charging Time: >4 h (DC5V 2A)

Audio Formats Supported

  • Lossless:
    • DSD: DSD64, DSD128 (.iso, .dsf & .dff)
    • APE (Fast): 192 kHz/24 bit
    • APE (Normal): 96 kHz/24 bit
    • APE (High): 96 kHz/24 bit
    • AIFF: 192 kHz/24 bit
    • FLAC: 192 kHz/24 bit
    • WAV: 192 kHz/64 bit
    • WMA Lossless: 96 kHz/24 bit
    • Apple Lossless: 192 kHz/24 bit
  • Lossy: MP2, MP3, AAC, ALAC, WMA, OGG, ...

MPN: FX5221
EAN: 6953175760573
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PDF FiiO X5 2nd gen User Manual (6.3 MB)

Firmware FiiO X5 2nd gen Firmware v1.1 (36.9 MB)

The following changes and improvements were made to FW1.1 compared to FW1.0:

  1. Optimized system stability.
  2. Fixed some issues that could lead to system hangups.
  3. Fixed various UI display glitches.
  4. Fixed issue where the player may not be able to enter standby after the micro SD card is ejected while the player is on.
  5. Improved reliability of media library updates.
  6. Various other bug fixes.

Abridged instructions for upgrading the X5's firmware:

  1. Extract and copy X5II.fw to the root directory of an µSD card on THE LEFT µSD SLOT (slot 1) of the X5 formatted in FAT32.*
  2. Power off the X5 and make sure that the X5 is adequately charged before attempting to update.
  3. Hold the upper left button of the X keygroup while pressing the power button to begin the update process. (you may release the buttons when the update dialog shows)
  4. After the update is complete, you will be prompted again for your preferred interface language on first startup. Afterwards it is recommended to update the media library again (if you browse by category)

*To obtain a card formatted in FAT32 (if the card is not already in FAT32 format) simply format the card within the X5 itself. Go to System Settings (cog symbol)->format, select the slot in which the card to be formatted resides, press OK to format the card.

WARNING: all data would be deleted so please back up your files to your computer first if card formatting is required.

Software FiiO USB DAC Driver for Windows (1.8 MB)


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