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FiiO E5 amp (E3 upgraded)

post #1 of 1737
Thread Starter 
Since so many people like their E3, I though many will be interested with FiiO upcoming amp, the E5, as well. No picture or prototype yet, but the spec has been released on FiiO's forum.

In rough translation, the new E5 will feature:
  • Independent On/Off switch
  • Electronic volume control to eliminate hissing after long usage
  • Back clip
  • Build-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • USB charging circuit
New functions include:
  • Output power increases 30%
  • Better SNR
  • Less distortion
  • Better resistance to electromagnetic interference
E5 will be roughly the same size as E3, but slimmer.

No release date yet.
post #2 of 1737
Sounds cool. I will probably give one a try. Small is good. Wonder what Dealextreme will be selling them for?
post #3 of 1737
Sounds awesome! I'll probably get one!
post #4 of 1737
hope this is less than 15 bucks
post #5 of 1737
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Originally Posted by Bonthouse View Post
Sounds awesome! I'll probably get one!
x2 here.
Got my E3 yesterday. Still pretty awesome. But I notice much hiss with my Meizu M6 and electromagnetic interference when I getting too close to my TV
Sounds good it will improved in the new version. I will probably get one of those too. Can't wait

The Build-in rechargeable Li-ion battery will sure be a huge improvement too.
post #6 of 1737
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Originally Posted by Sayajin View Post
..electromagnetic interference..
Hell yeah! I almost pooped myself when all of a sudden my iPhone decided to get an update from the celltower.
My config was : iPhone > mini to mini > FiiO E3 > Shure SE530.
Now it is : iPhone > LOD > FiiO E3 > Shure attenuator > Shure SE530 (Attenuator also reduces the hiss)
post #7 of 1737
definitely in for mostly the rechargeable battery and volume control
post #8 of 1737
I wonder if that'll bump the cost up by a lot though.
post #9 of 1737
Awesome
The E3, despite its low price, still does really good to improve the sound. I hope the E5 will make another big impact.
post #10 of 1737
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Originally Posted by nsx_23 View Post
I wonder if that'll bump the cost up by a lot though.
my thoughts exactly. but even so, it should be a lot less than the competition, and the size is always a plus. if it is small enough, it could be used as a volume control (which i think it has, i didnt quite understand the feature, i hope "Electronic volume control" is what it sounds like.)
post #11 of 1737
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
E5 will be roughly the same size as E3, but slimmer.

No release date yet.
It can get smaller!?
Anyway, awesome news.
post #12 of 1737
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
It can get smaller!?
Anyway, awesome news.
The E3's PCB is actually very small, but they have to make the case bigger to accommodate the AAA battery. Since FiiO decided to use Li-ion battery (which is smaller), E5 should have no problem on a smaller casing.
post #13 of 1737
Have you got a link to the info source?
post #14 of 1737
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by nsx_23 View Post
Have you got a link to the info source?
Here you go... but do you read Chinese?
post #15 of 1737
I can't wait!

I never got my hands on on the E3.

I will have to try harder this time around!
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