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Old 05-05-2007, 05:11 PM
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Default Looking for high quality line-out. Is X5 a good choice?

Hello.
I am looking for a portable player with high sound quality line-out. I will mostly use it as a source for a car system feeding line out to the amp. And maybe sometime with Grado SR60 headphones, but that's secondary for me.
I will be using FLAC or some other lossless compression, and I don't care much about any other functions except playing audio files.
So is iAudio X5 a good choice for this application?
It seems that it's regarded for the sound quality. Does this include line-out or only output to headphones?
Are there any other models that I should look for? I want to have a large library, so I'll probably be looking at HD models with >20GB storage.

Thank you for any advice.
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:03 AM
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Unfortunately the line-out on the X5 isn't exactly as good as the headphones-out. It is rolled off in the bass frequencies. But if you can live without that much bass, it should be fine.
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:00 AM
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Unfortunately the line-out on the X5 isn't exactly as good as the headphones-out. It is rolled off in the bass frequencies. But if you can live without that much bass, it should be fine.
I wonder how did this happen.

I always thought that it was easier to do a line out and headphone out needed some extra circuitry to provide more current, so it could provide at best as good or worse sound quality than line-out.


Anyway, can maybe someone advise on other HD models with good line out?
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:02 AM
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I wonder how did this happen.
Maybe they put some wonky resistor in the subpack/dongle thingie? It does absolutely not sound bad, mind you - mids, treble AND bass are there - but you get more linear bass out of the headphones-out.
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:48 PM
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Not sure, but possibly the Zen Vision:M
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