Anyone heard both X7 and Rockboxed Ipod 5.5 Gen?
Is there anyone who have heard both the X7 and Rockboxed Ipod 5.5 Gen and could compare them in means of sound quality?
I love how X7 performs the music, stunning. I have yet to get used to its vocal presentation which makes the vocals sound just a bit colder than I am accustomed to. I compared the X7 sound -especially vocals- with Ipod (6th gen) (with flat EQ on both machines) and noticed that vocals on the Ipod are more forward and more flavored (if that's the right word). But the difference I'm talking about here is a tiny one really. But musicwise (that is, instrumental part of the music) X7 was slightly more controlled with no distortion, and more pleasant to listen to, mainly because both the highs and the lows on the Ipod were more pronounced even on the flat EQ setting, which made the music more boomy and shrill. With the EQ adjusted X7 blows the IPod away, but then the Ipod 6th gen doesn't have a customizable EQ, so you could never adjust the sound in a way to make it a fair contest... That's why I'd like to know how the X7 compares to Rockboxed Ipod 5.5.
Last edited by meurglys0; 12-12-2010 at 07:47 AM.