Old 07-06-2007, 04:50 PM
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Default Rockbox or Cowon for iAudio X5?

Just got the X5, and wondering about people's opinions on using Rockbox or sticking with the standard firmware? Or anything in between? I've heard that while Rockbox offers a lot, the X5 will also lose picture and movie functionality...


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Old 07-06-2007, 04:52 PM
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Original firmware sounds better to me, because of the BBE audio enhancements.

Since the X5 isn't crippled in any way, like the iPod, Sansa or Creative players, I see no real need for Rockbox. Possible advantages of Rockbox are gapless playback and MPC support - can't think of anything else that's lacking on the X5 (IMO).

You can have both, since it's possible to dual-boot the original firmware and Rockbox... so nothing to lose there.
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Old 07-06-2007, 04:57 PM
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Thanks..glad I went with the X5. Its great so far, plus I got a great deal for it ($90, used but in perfect condition).
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