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Fiio E3 Headphone Amplifier Reviews

nikkojames15

Does the job, with drawbacks

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Pros: Bass-boost, can get loud, good for less sensitive cans, portable,

Cons: Bass-boost cannot be turned off, no power switch, no EMI shield, bad for IEMs (hissing noise), glossy plastic easily scratched

I bought these for my Sennheiser HD 201, after reading around on the forums that it can help with the lack of volume and bass. On the way home I used it with my iPhone 3G and Philips SHE3590. It helped the bass response and clarity of highs and mids, but for every text message that came (my country, the Philippines, is the texting capital of the world), whether on my phone or others, I can hear a loud static noise (sounds like "tut-trut-tut-trut"). If there is an incoming or outgoing call, it's even worse, sometimes incessant. Note to self: NEVER use this near a phone. There's also a slight hissing noise, but it's probably normal for a cheap amp.   Using it with the Sennheiser...
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