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post #16 of 622
E7 is gorgeous indeed...is the E1 only Apple compatible?

Only thing I don't like about my E5 is that you can't tell how high you have the volume on...no indication or anything..
post #17 of 622
Wow, I guess what I know what I will be getting for Hanukkah. Looks like they are going after the Icon Moblie hard.
post #18 of 622
That E7 looks pretty darn nice. I wonder how it will stack up against other DACs
post #19 of 622
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Originally Posted by RedSky0 View Post
So would the E1 be considered a successor to the E5 in terms of sound quality or is it a more compact version of it that sacrifices it instead?
From what I gather, E1 should be at least on par with E5, if not higher.

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Originally Posted by Lazerboy2000 View Post
Is the dock a seperate accessory to allow for pre-amp'd output for use on active speakers and such, or will it be an upgrade to the E7 itself? Any idea of when the dock will be available and pricing?

Any chance of a USB input?
The dock allows remote control and has two line-out. It should hit the market after E7 release, probably early 2010. E7 has USB input (for connecting PC), and the dock will have the same thing. The dock is designed so that you can leave the dock connected to PC while take the amp away (for portable use) and dock it back when you are done.

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E7 is gorgeous indeed...is the E1 only Apple compatible?

Only thing I don't like about my E5 is that you can't tell how high you have the volume on...no indication or anything..
Yes, E1 is iPod only. More specifically, it is iPod with dock connector only.

E7 will have a very basic, small OLED screen to tell the volume, and probably the EQ level.

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Originally Posted by ABathingApe View Post
That E7 looks pretty darn nice. I wonder how it will stack up against other DACs
For what I gather (but not confirmed yet), PCM2706 might be the USB chip of choice and there could also be a separate Wolfson codec for the decoding. Again, I am not sure how true these will be in the final design.
post #20 of 622
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
...E7 has USB input (for connecting PC), and the dock will have the same thing. The dock is designed so that you can leave the dock connected to PC while take the amp away (for portable use) and dock it back when you are done. ...

...For what I gather (but not confirmed yet), PCM2706 might be the USB chip of choice...
Wow. I am loving the Asian audio companies right about now.
post #21 of 622
Oh great, I just bought an E5 to replace my E3... Now the E7 looks oh so tempting
post #22 of 622
look sexist! and have to save up to buy this new amp once it release!
post #23 of 622
hmmm good for the price I guess, but never realy been turned on by the fiio stuff. looks very nice though. an amp that sucks the life out of your ipod seems a bit disingenuous to me. amps usually extend battery
post #24 of 622
the e7 looks nice
post #25 of 622
/subscribes to thread

Nice. So when are Fiio going to produce a DAP?
post #26 of 622
Wow those look very nice. For sure I am going to get the E7 when it becomes available.
post #27 of 622
Thank you for publishing about the photograph.
Product release is the enjoyment.
post #28 of 622
wonder how will it sound like...hmmmm...
post #29 of 622
Took the liberty of linking to this thread in the old one (for people like me who were subscribed and waiting for news in there ><). Thanks for the info, ClieOS .

For those wondering if they should get the E5 now or wait for the E7:

1.) The E7 is out in December! If you're willing to wait that long to get an amp, chances are you don't need one at all (or you're just looking to get the E5 for sport).
2.) The E7 looks to serve a completely different purpose if you ask me. It is not a tiny, cheap gadget to be used as a volume control and/or bass boost. It's looking to be a pretty serious piece of equipment (props to Fiio ), especially with a dock.
3.) The E5 is <$20. The E7 will be >$80. If you can't afford to spend $20 now and $80 at Christmas, pick the one that delivers what you need. There's no guarantee that the E7 will sound great (though Fiio has yet to dissapoint), so if you don't need it for the DAC, the E7 may not be for you...
post #30 of 622
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Yes, E1 is iPod only. More specifically, it is iPod with dock connector only.

E7 will have a very basic, small OLED screen to tell the volume, and probably the EQ level.
What model of ipod? ipod shuffle and ipod touch too?
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