Fiio X1 MP3 Player Review
What’s in the box?
It comes in a package with the device, a rubber case, a couple of skins (wood, ‘merican flag, carbon). A user manual and a few screen protectors (one pre installed) and of course the charging cable. It doesn’t have any onboard storage so a microSD card must be bought separately for the device to operate. I currently am using a Samsung Evo 64GB sd card (it supports up to 128GB). It worked perfectly as soon as I plugged it in.
I find the audio to be quite flat, leaving it up to the headphones for all the sound. This is nice, it keeps the music the way it’s meant to be heard. Although it does have a built it EQ that can used if you so desire. It goes quite loud, has a 1-100 levels of volume, sitting in a quiet room the volume is at 65 and seems very comfortable for listening (Note that I am using D7 770 Pro 250 Ohm headphones). On a plane or in a very loud environment it should do a swell job at keeping the volume at a high enough listening level (this is also up to your headphones, keeping a proper seal and all). I also tested with some plain apple ear buds, in a quiet room it took a volume level of 30 to reach a nice listening level. The Fiio has more than enough power for lower impedance devices.
It is easy enough to use, the buttons are clear and responsive. It has a wheel to navigate through the menus, kind of like the old school iPods. It claims 11 hours of playback, but it’s still charging, I will post again when I figure out how long it actually lasts.
I won’t post the exact tech specs because you guys are smart and can probably Google any of those questions. If you have any others just let me know, I’ll be using this quite frequently. I will put a link at the bottom to where I bought it on amazon.