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post #31 of 622
I think it will be on par with the Icon, maybe worse. It won't be this miracle device. TBH, the the FiiO E5 is bad to anyone who has upgraded, to any other amp (I guess I haven't heard Cmoy or Pav but that is the impression I got). I think the E5 in the end degrades the quality of a lot of headphones, and only headphones that have serious shorting comings in bass really benefit. If I were a beginner again, I would not have purchased the FiiO. Anyway, that's just my feeling on the matter, as It could be a giant killer... you never know.
post #32 of 622
Damn if the E7 can stand its ground vs the Icon I'll have to get one, got the E3,E5 and that nice lil self powered speaker, been through hell with them and they still work.
Fiio seems to be one of the rare trustworthy chinese audio companies.
post #33 of 622
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amps usually extend battery
Not quite when amp is connected to the line-out

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So when are Fiio going to produce a DAP?
They already have MP3 speaker on sale (speaker that have internal memory and support music playback). So in a sense they already in the DAp market.

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What model of ipod? ipod shuffle and ipod touch too?
Not sure about Shuffle, but Touch should be supported.

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...If I were a beginner again, I would not have purchased the FiiO. Anyway, that's just my feeling on the matter, as It could be a giant killer... you never know.
FiiO is meant for beginner in budget who want to have a taste of portable amp but not willing to risk too much. I think it serves it purpose well for introducing a great number of people to the portable amp world.
post #34 of 622
If you look at the connector of the fiio e1 you see its the one used by the touch, classic, nano (at least the last gen) and Iphone.
The shuffle is smaller than this plug so chances are it wont work.
post #35 of 622
The E7 looks nice. How would I get the digital signal to it? Does it have an optical Toslink jack?
post #36 of 622
The E7 can take a mini as input, right?
post #37 of 622
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The E7 looks nice. How would I get the digital signal to it? Does it have an optical Toslink jack?
USB 5-pin mini-B, just like many other DACs.
post #38 of 622
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ed 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.
orly? The only other DAC listed on said thread of all DACs money can buy says that burr-brown chip is used in a $1500 Musical Fidelity X-DACv8... I wonder how those sound, granted that the entire rest of the design would be different.
post #39 of 622
Double post. My apologies.
post #40 of 622
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USB 5-pin mini-B, just like many other DACs.

Ah - OK.

The only DAC I've ever used is the one in my Pioneer VSX-817 amp. I use an optical Toslink cable between my Mac's optical output and and the amp's optical input.

I assume that if I plug the E7 into a USB port on my hackintosh laptop it will show up as a USB audio device in System Preferences. (I have a cheap USB -> analog audio dongle that I use with it, and it works that way.)
post #41 of 622
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I assume that if I plug the E7 into a USB port on my hackintosh laptop it will show up as a USB audio device in System Preferences. (I have a cheap USB -> analog audio dongle that I use with it, and it works that way.)
Yep, that's how it works.
post #42 of 622
That E7 sure does look purty!
post #43 of 622
oh PLEASE give me your E71..i didnt even look at the Fiio
post #44 of 622
The E7 looks nice, seems quite big in comparison to the E5 though
post #45 of 622
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orly? The only other DAC listed on said thread of all DACs money can buy says that burr-brown chip is used in a $1500 Musical Fidelity X-DACv8... I wonder how those sound, granted that the entire rest of the design would be different.
The whole PCM2702/2704/2706 range seems to be fairly popular as far as DAC chip of choice. I would imagine the output stage might have a big impact on SQ. Guess we will have to wait for the final spec to know whether it will be the actual chip in E7.
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