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post #136 of 2901
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My LOD cost $80 and I use it with my higher-quality amp, the MiniboxE+. So not much help there. Just use the mini to mini first and see what you think.
post #137 of 2901
DealExtreme: $19.50 FiiO E5 3.5mm Earphone Volume Booster Power Amplifier (Black) *Pre-order*

are the guys on dealextreme do have them NOW?
cause theire still claiming that this is a pre-order...
post #138 of 2901
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Originally Posted by ChrisDeeson View Post
DealExtreme: $19.50 FiiO E5 3.5mm Earphone Volume Booster Power Amplifier (Black) *Pre-order*

are the guys on dealextreme do have them NOW?
cause theire still claiming that this is a pre-order...
If you read the topics below the product pics and description, you can see that some people have already received it. So I guess they just forgot to remove the pre-order thing.
post #139 of 2901
tstarn06, I also have a touch. Do you think these need an amp with it?
post #140 of 2901
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Need an amp, no. But with a little boost from an inexpensive amp, it makes the PFEs a little more robust, for lack of a better term. I just listened to the Touch, PFEs with gray filters, Comply tips, no EQ, and the FiiO E3 hooked up, and it gives the PFEs just a little more juice, and even makes the sound a little fuller (a touch more bass). Right now, I have the E3, the PFEs and the Sansa Clip working together, and again, a little better than without an amp. Sloop John B never sounded so good. Some people scoff at the FiiO amps, but for what they cost, I think they are a nice way to round off a phone like the PFEs. Just my opinion, of course.

Anyway, no you don't need an amp, but for $8 or $20, worth adding.

Of course, the Touch with an LOD and a quality amp really brings the PFEs to the next level. But I have easy to please ears it seems, so even the cheaper amps make a difference to me.
post #141 of 2901
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Originally Posted by ChrisDeeson View Post
DealExtreme: $19.50 FiiO E5 3.5mm Earphone Volume Booster Power Amplifier (Black) *Pre-order*

are the guys on dealextreme do have them NOW?
cause theire still claiming that this is a pre-order...
If you are in the states, Head-Direct also sells them, a little bit more $$$ though. I got mine from Dealextreme.
post #142 of 2901
Once i recover from the purchase of the 'phones themselves I'll probably be building a few cmoys, mostly for some friends. However, the built in rechargable in the E5 looks very attractive, along with the sheer portability of an amp that size. I probably wouldn't use an amp portably if it was any bigger than that. USB charging is another plus.
post #143 of 2901
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Yeah, they are nifty little amps.
post #144 of 2901
Can anyone compare these with the Livewires? After waiting two months I just received my LWs and so far I'm not terribly impressed. I'm burning them in now but I'm seriously considering ordering a set of the PFEs to compare them to.

The only other thing I have at the moment is an old set of Shure E2Cs, which are sadly giving the LWs a run for their money.
post #145 of 2901
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The only other thing I have at the moment is an old set of Shure E2Cs, which are sadly giving the LWs a run for their money.
That's not saying much for the LW.
post #146 of 2901
I'll post more on the LW thread but I'm having some problems with the fit in my right ear which could be contributing to the weak performance. The LWs so far are very bright. Great highs but they are lacking in the bass department. I'm not giving up on them yet but I wouldn't mind having something better to compare them with.

Has anyone taken advantage of the 14-day return policy on the PFEs?
post #147 of 2901
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I can't translate it because it's not text. I think it's all a pic file?
That is a site policy against review stealing. Basicly it includes some thinks about we are talking here and some my personal impressions. And a recommendation of phonak offcourse.
post #148 of 2901
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Originally Posted by warehouse View Post
I'll post more on the LW thread but I'm having some problems with the fit in my right ear which could be contributing to the weak performance. The LWs so far are very bright. Great highs but they are lacking in the bass department. I'm not giving up on them yet but I wouldn't mind having something better to compare them with.

Has anyone taken advantage of the 14-day return policy on the PFEs?
Yes! Go for it. You could be the first to test the return policy.lol

You might be hearing that weak bass due to that poor fit, at least that has always been my experience.

I've never owned the E2/E2C but I did own the E4Pro, sold them and replaced them with ety ER6...which I feel are better in treble detail. E4 had more bass and better mids but once I EQ'd the ER6 they surpassed the E4 in overall performance for me.
post #149 of 2901
I like them. They are good.
post #150 of 2901
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I like them. They are good.
It's difficult to understand you when you go into such technical detail. Please slow down a bit.lol

What's up with this ---> Audéo in your sig?

When I pasted the name "Audéo" in my Webshots it wouldn't show properly...what's that thingie above the e called?
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