FiiO X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player (Silver)

FiiO X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player (Silver)

FiiO X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player (Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • Supports Five Lossless Audio Formats
  • Texas Instruments PCM5142 DAC Chip
  • Intersil ISL28291 Amplifier Chip
  • Switchable Headphone/Line Out
  • microSD Card Slot Supports up to 128GB
  • 2" TFT Color LCD Display
  • Lightweight Aluminum Chassis
  • Scroll Wheel with Textured Rubber
  • Built-In Battery Lasts up to 11 Hours
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FiiO X1 Overview

  • 1Description

The silver Fiio X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player is a pocket-sized audio player with a built-in Texas Instruments PCM5142 DAC chip and an Intersil ISL28291 chip. The player supports five lossless audio formats including APE, FLAC, ALAC, WMA and WAV. The player has a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB of memory expansion. The built-in rechargeable battery recharges via USB and provides up to 11 hours of continuous playback. The player is also equipped with a 2" TFT color display with adjustable brightness.

The Fiio X1 is not equipped with internal storage for music data. To store music files on the device, you must load them using a compatible microSD card (sold separately).

Dedicated DAC Chip
The built-in Texas Instruments PCM5142 surpasses the integrated DAC chips on smartphones
Dedicated Professional Amplifier
The X1 also features Intersil's ISL28291 amplifier buffer
Line Output
The X1 supports driving headphones directly and a line output, switching between the two via a menu selection. Using the line output you can expand the X1 by bundling it with dedicated headphone amplifiers
Supports Lossless Audio Formats
The X1 supports lossless audio formats APE, FLAC, WAV, WMA, ALAC at up to 192kHz/24-bit of master tape quality resolution - as well as MP3, AAC, OGG VORBIS
Lightweight and Compact
The X1 is made from lightweight yet durable aluminum alloys. It's smaller than a bar of soap and weighs just 3.7oz so it's easily portable
Intuitive User Interface
The user interface is custom designed for high resolution DAPs on a full color display available in gold, silver, pink, orange, blue, and green themes
Classic Design
The X1 has a classic scroll wheel and X keygroup layout, with an operating system customized around the scroll wheel. You can browse and play songs and add them by batch to a favorites list. A shortcuts button brings puts instant control of your music library right at your fingertips
MicroSD Card Slot
Supports cards up to 128GB
Rechargeable Design
The built-in 1700mAh 3.7V Lithium-polymer battery lasts for up to 11 hours on a charger under version 1.0 firmware. It charges in about three hours
Supported Music Formats
  • APE format supports 192kHz/24-bit audio maximum and 96kHz/24-bit normal and high levels
  • FLAC format supports 192kHz/24-bit audio for all compression levels 1 through 8
  • ALAC (Apple Lossless) format supports 192kHz/24-bit audio
  • WAV format supports 192kHz/24-bit audio
  • WMA format supports 96kHz/24-bit audio, which is the highest lossless format
  • AAC format supported for compressed Apple audio files
  • Other audio formats supported include OGG, MP3 and MP2
Additional Features
  • Firmware upgrades are supported via MicroSD card (TF card)
  • Expandable storage: supports microSD cards (TF cards) up to 128GB
  • High speed USB 2.0 data transfer
  • Supports playing through all music stored, playing by folders, albums, artists, genres, and playing through user's selected Favorites
  • Supported play modes: shuffle, in order, loop single song, loop all
  • Resume modes: supports resuming playback after power off from last played song or last position on last played song
  • Library management: Supports deleting songs from the player, defining user's Favorites playlist, batch selections
  • Sleep timer shuts off the player after a user-defined period of time
  • Supports user-defined screen timeout intervals
  • Adjustable screen brightness
  • Automatically splits audio file into multiple tracks defined by attached CUE sheet, and supports selecting songs within CUE sheets and fast forwarding, rewinding, and skipping tracks within CUE sheets
  • Supports album art display
  • Supports display of lyrics and ID3 metadata
  • Supports Gapless playback
  • Digital volume control with 100 steps of volume
  • Supports delete current track
  • Automatic power cutoff to protect from DC output and anomalies at the headphone/line out port
  • Define preset power-on volume, or memorize volume from before power-off
  • Defineable maximum volume limit to protect against hearing damage from excessive volume
  • Channel balance setting is adjustable in 10 steps from center to left-biased or right-biased
  • MOS switch in conjunction with high-fidelity ISL54405 switch eliminates on/off pop noises
  • Port detection automatically pauses music playback on headset disconnect
In the Box
FiiO X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player (Silver)
  • 3.3' (1.0 m) Custom Made High-Current Capable Micro-USB Data & Charging Cable
  • 2 x Protective Films (One Ships Attached to the X1 Screen)
  • 3 x Stickers
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    FiiO X1 Specs

    Display 2" LCD (320 x 240 Resolution)
    FM Tuner None
    FM Frequency Range None
    Video Recording None
    Video Playback None
    Formats Supported Audio: APE, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, WMA, AAC, OGG, MP3, MP2
    Wireless None
    Connections Micro-USB 2.0
    1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone
    1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Line-in
    Battery 1x Built-In Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Battery 1700 mAh
    Providing up to 11 Hours per Charge for Audio Playback
    Charging Time Full Charge: 3 Hours
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.2 x 3.8 x 0.6" / 57.0 x 96.6 x 14.0 mm
    Weight 3.74 oz / 106 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 5.1 x 1.0"

    FiiO X1 Reviews

    X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player (Silver) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 93.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound Quality!!! I use this player to hear music with my sennheiser headphones. Much better sound quality than my iphone 7. The interface is friendly and the possibility to have until 128 GB on an SD card is great. Well build, a little heavy but portable at the same time. I did not give 5 stars because the wheel to navigate is too sensitive and sometimes I feel that could be better. They already launch the 2n gen of the X1. let's wait if they made improvements on software. Now have BT!!
    Date published: 2016-10-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Music Player Ever After living with it for a month, I can say I love my Fiio X1High Resolution Lossless Music Player. For $, it's a total steal. I like that it's a more tactile gadget - an actual physical wheel makes more of a difference in functionality that I imagined, as do the physical buttons for forward, back, volume. There is a full equalizer available along with the pre-settings, so you can adjust to your sound source, and the Line Out setting is a great thing, too. Light weight is a plus. I use a 64 gb card in it and still haven't filled it up. And you can delete songs from the gadget, which is very helpful. Plus, it's very lightweight.Also, it sounds really great. Even lesser files play better on this than on an iPod.There are some quirks. Some of those are to be expected from a different user interface after you've been used to the same one for years and years. One thing that is very different from an iPod is because you are using removable storage, it has to update its Media Library when you add new music. The more music you have, the more time this will take. It's really just a few minutes a most, but I can see people getting annoyed with that because we are spoiled by immediacy. The one area this might become irritating is in regard to one of the player's strengths. Since you are using removable storage, you can have different SD cards for different purposes, creating an unlimited storage possibility for various configurations. But each time you exchange cards, you will have to update the Media Library in order for the screen to recognize what is actually on the card you put in. Like I said, it's the nature of the beast and the irritation is minimal, but it's worth mentioning.Playlists are cumbersome. You have to export the playlist into a file that you put on the X1. Then you can access it in the Browse Folders place on the screen. In order to update the playlist, you need to export the new file and then, yep, update the Media Library. They don't have software to work like iTunes for the player, but you can find different ones that can fulfill that function. I was most happy with Swinsian, which is a well-rated iTunes replacement I've seen around.
    Date published: 2016-01-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good sound, good value, bad firmware 1. Unit does not show correct bitrate on my MP3's (all are uniformly shown as 16 bit/44.1 kbps) 2. Album art on my MP3's will not show on this unit even though this feature works fine with same files on my Sansa Fuze+. 3. Unit has frozen twice since it arrived several weeks ago. I have stopped using the silicone skin since it needs to be removed to access the reset pinhole.
    Date published: 2014-12-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like an IPOD I was looking for a classic IPOD since mine had died & good Ole apple decided not to keep making them. This mp3 player is totally compatible with ITUNES and downloaded all the bought iTunes songs I had with no problems. Great alternative to the classic ipods. Functions are taking me time to get used to but overall very nice & easy to use.
    Date published: 2016-06-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Music Player! I bought this music player as my first step into the Hi-Res music world. I come from listening music in MP3 format in a Samsung Smartphone so I wanted something that were an actual upgrade. With the Fiio X1 the difference is very noticeable in volume/power as in quality. Listening music in FLAC format allows me to hear things that I wasn't able to hear with MP3 and my smartphone. However some MP3 files and FLAC files sound practically identical so I think I need better headphones (I'm using Sennheiser HD-202 II's headphones that are great but I'm thinking in an upgrade) or better quality in my music files. I'm very satisfied with my purchase and I recommend this music player to everyone. PD: If your budget allows it, buy a Micro SD card of 128GB.
    Date published: 2015-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best MP3 I've ever owned From SanDisk to Zune to Creative, I've used these MP3s for the last 10-12 years. Now, the Fiio X1 for the last 2 weeks. It's the best! Big sound, long-lasting battery, and large capacity are the big 3. I have yet to explore all the button options but will do soon. Solid build, too. No negatives so far. Why so many MP3 players? I love old-time radio (I'm 75) and listen to these programs before I fall asleep. I would buy this product again.
    Date published: 2015-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the price you can't beat it. After having this for a few weeks, I feel I can, at least in my mind, review this product fairly. It is a very friendly DAC to use, simple to wrap your head around and gets the job done, it feels sturdy enough to take with you pretty much anywhere and can hold up to a few drops.As far as sound quality, it does it's job pretty well, the soundstage is a little closed, nothing massive at all but still is there. The EQ is handy to help bump up the treble a bit if you need it, this definitely has a very 'warm' feel to it. and is actually very nice, at lest to my ears it sounds good. You do have the option to use the line out and hook it up to an amp, it does very well here, but I must say that the treble is a little fatiguing after a while, to be fair that could be my hearing or my equipment, but that is just what I found.Listening to 96/24 FLAC is quite enjoyable, it sounds just as it should, apart from the things I mentioned above. After listening to this through a few different headphones, Bowers and Wilkins P5, P7. Grado RS2-i and AKG K712 Pro, I must say that it does quite well with all of them.So normally I would rate it 4 stars because as good a job as it does it's not perfect, but, I can't really fault this device for the price, For what the costs, it is most likely to be the best DAC / AMP portable combo you could find to play 196 / 24.
    Date published: 2014-11-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this products again. I have about 400 music CDs, not convenient to use. Last month,I had some times off and I converted them to highest bit rate and sampling frequency MP3. After that I searched for high quality player. I found Fiio X3 firstly. I bought X3 because it has more details listed in its specs. The X3 sounds great. It encoraged me further convert all CDs to M4A lossless and load them into X3 again, I found it sounds even much greater than MP3 files. But X3's memory is limited. I have to get X1. It can has 128 G capacity to hold all my music in M4A. X1 sounds as great quality as X3. To a music lover, it does not matter much with detail listed on specs. Now I have X3 and X1, and love them both. It depends how I use them. For normal listening, X1 is good, only take a couple second I can access any music file in Folders. X3 is much easier to feed music to external amps, speakers. X1 still can connect to external amps.
    Date published: 2014-12-26
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    Can anyone tell me if the FiiO X1 synchronises with Windows Media Player?
    Asked by: Malcolm H.
    The Fiio X1 is compatible with Windows Media Player.
    Answered by: Steve M.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Is it possible to play files by choosing a genre?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    You can make Favorites lists, like playlists, and sort those as you like. The player itself does not innately allow for genres.
    Answered by: Steve M.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    does it support rockbox?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    According to Rockbox, FiiO players are not compatible with their firmware.
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    C Does the device have incremental forward and reverse?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It does not.
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Does it have Bluetooth capability?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The X1 model I have does not have Bluetooth capability.
    Answered by: Dan B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    I'm having problems with ear phones its very finicky ,is it a setting or a faulty player?
    Asked by: mark v.
    I would start with a different set of earphones and also try the 'phones you have been using with a different device. I have gad no problems with my player.
    Answered by: Geoffrey A.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Is the battery replaceable?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The back is screwed on with mini torx. So it would be a hack if you did.
    Answered by: Bagelx
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Will it drive my Sennheiser HD650s?
    Asked by: Alfred
    Yes as long as you it has an 8th inch connecter I us them with my audio technica pro moniters and its sounds better than my 14k home theater speakers
    Answered by: JOHN T.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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