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post #1726 of 1737

I just got the FiiO E5 and I have some really stupid questions, in list form:

 

1. I'm using the E5 with my Audio-Technica ATH-A700s, which have a frequency response of 5Hz-35000Hz. According to its specs, the E5 has a frequency response of 10Hz-100KHz. What will happen to the frequencies of 5Hz-9Hz?

 

2. I've noticed that, of the two provided, the shorter 3.5mm M/M cable with the L-bend at one end sounds better than the longer, straight straight cable (i.e. less hissing and interference). Is it feasible that getting a higher-quality 3.5mm M/M cable would decrease hissing at higher volumes even more, or am I just crazy/stupid?

 

I would also like to add that my E5 doesn't have the mystical "third setting." Disappointing.

 

Edit: Did some fiddling with the E5 and figured out that when turning up the volume all the way on my computer and using the E5 to control the volume (instead of doing it the other way around like I was previously), there is no audible hissing unless I turn the E5 up almost all the way, which disintegrates my eardrums. I can get a comfortable listening level after about 10 presses of the Vol+ button, and destroy my ears with about 18. Before, I had to press the Vol+ button 26 times to get a comfortable volume and 34 times to make my ears melt, and there was audible hissing throughout.

 

Even with that being said, I would still like to know if a higher-quality 3.5mm M/M cable would make any difference in sound quality.


Edited by Reznik - 4/8/11 at 5:47pm
post #1727 of 1737
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Reznik View Post

1. I'm using the E5 with my Audio-Technica ATH-A700s, which have a frequency response of 5Hz-35000Hz. According to its specs, the E5 has a frequency response of 10Hz-100KHz. What will happen to the frequencies of 5Hz-9Hz?

 

Headphone spec are generally misleading and useless, so don't put too much stock on it.

 

2. I've noticed that, of the two provided, the shorter 3.5mm M/M cable with the L-bend at one end sounds better than the longer, straight straight cable (i.e. less hissing and interference). Is it feasible that getting a higher-quality 3.5mm M/M cable would decrease hissing at higher volumes even more, or am I just crazy/stupid?

 

I am not a big cable fan, so I really don't think spending big money on cable really will change much for you, especially considering you are only using an E5. Save the money for future upgrade.

 


Answered in bold. Welcome to HF.

 

post #1728 of 1737
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Originally Posted by dfkt View Post

Ah, I see... UE10, as you've written above, is something rather different than the TF10. I think they're discontinued now, replaced by the UE Reference. 


Just for clarification the two are not related.  UE10 is two bass drivers in parallel and one tweeter.  IERM is one high, one mid, one low.  Tuning of the baseline IERM signature was supposedly done at that concrete sound bunker under Capitol records.  Supposedly.  It is very revealing I will say.  Back to the E5.

 

post #1729 of 1737
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post




Answered in bold. Welcome to HF.

 



Thanks for the quick answer and hospitality. :)

 

I've decided to return the E5 to get an E7. The way I had the E5 set up was ATH A700s connected to E5 > Stock input cable connected to USB dongle from old Gamecom 777s > USB slot on computer/laptop. That sounds confusing.

 

Basically, it was a mess with wires everywhere and I'm sure a measurable amount of detail was lost because of how it was set up. With the E7, I can simply connect the headphones to the E7 and connect the E7 to my computer with the USB cable. I would like to get an E9 or a similar desktop amp but that would really be pushing my already low budget, and I have no need for optical or speaker connections and whatnot.

post #1730 of 1737

I definitely noticed an improvement in sound quality with my UE Triple.fi 10's + E5 + LOD + iPod. I'll let you guys know whether the UM3X responds in a similar manner when they arrive (should be on Tuesday or Wednesday).

post #1731 of 1737
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

I definitely noticed an improvement in sound quality with my UE Triple.fi 10's + E5 + LOD + iPod. 


That's good to know, I should be getting an E5 shortly (told my brother for my birthday smily_headphones1.gif), since I would be doing the same thing minus the LOD. Are you using one of the Fiio LODs or something else?

 

post #1732 of 1737

how can you open the e5? mine stopped working although light is still on so i want to take a look..

post #1733 of 1737
Thread Starter 
Took the screw out, and the clip will be forced out by the spring underneath (be careful not to lose the spring). Then you need to force it to either slider out from the top or bottom.
post #1734 of 1737

I recently got the FiiO E5 for amplifiying my mobile phone headset output before entering the car AUX Input. I would like to make this solution more permanent and put the E5 behind the dash, to be on and powered and on maximum volume when the ignition is on.

 

Is there anyway of modifying it for this? ON Button has short press and long press and what happens when it's completely discharged?

 

 

post #1735 of 1737

Hey guys,

 

My fiio e5 has some problems with the bassboost switch, it acts strange so I want to bypass it. 

Which points should I connect? :)

 

 

post #1736 of 1737

Any kind soul can tell me which Ipod Shuffle battery does the E5 uses?

 

My E5 battery needs to be replaced as it depletes after few minutes. I can't put it on usb charge as it gets full in few minutes and start giving me the hissing sound when on charge.

 

I just need to know exactly which generation of Ipod Shuffle battery it uses.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #1737 of 1737

The E5 should remember the volume you have set it to after you power it off and on again.

 

When the battery is totally depleted, after you plug in the power and turn it on, by default it's volume will be turned to the max so those using earphones beware and tune the volume down before you plug in the earphone so you don't spoil them!

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