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post #46 of 73
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I also use the Clip + E5 with Bass Boost on, this combo does appear to degrade clarity slightly, but I need the increased Bass and volume, so it's a trade-off.  



Ok but my main concern is, without any "boosting", can you perceive any difference in SQ with/without the E5? I haven't completely burned in my Xcapes but I'm lacking just a little bit of bass. Right now I'm using an iPod classic and the EQ in bass boost setting completely kills it, it's awful. I'm waiting for the end of the month to get the Clip+ so I can get custom EQ, and I'm trying to figure it whether an E5 is worth it or not...

post #47 of 73

Not sure of the terms but when I add E5 to my clip + and s-4/ turbine, the music sound far away. I like the clip straight into earphones- clearer and fun.

 

But my iPod is another story; E5 gives my iPod more juice. 

 

post #48 of 73



 

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Originally Posted by ZV3 View Post

I also use the Clip + E5 with Bass Boost on, this combo does appear to degrade clarity slightly, but I need the increased Bass and volume, so it's a trade-off.  



Ok but my main concern is, without any "boosting", can you perceive any difference in SQ with/without the E5? I haven't completely burned in my Xcapes but I'm lacking just a little bit of bass. Right now I'm using an iPod classic and the EQ in bass boost setting completely kills it, it's awful. I'm waiting for the end of the month to get the Clip+ so I can get custom EQ, and I'm trying to figure it whether an E5 is worth it or not...


Well, yes there is a slight drop in SQ with the clip+E5, but I think this made up for in a slightly larger soundstage and obviously increased volume when using the E5. I tweak the EQ (which I don't like to do) to compensate for the slightly decreased treble when using the E5.

 

I think Fiio get the right amount of bass using the bass booster, but it still sounds great with the

bass-booster in the "off" posistion. The E5 is a great little amp and does really well for it's size.
 

post #49 of 73

Hmm... I'm gonna try clip+ direct to headphones then... and see what I think about it. Then maybe get an E7... when the budget allows for it (x-mas maybe :))

post #50 of 73

yeah i have the same experience using clip plus to turbines or ie8 just seems sq decreases overall 

 

are u guys lowering the volume of the source and relying on the amp to boost the volume? like for example with a crappy amp on the iphones u would rather use the e5 to amp the signal to listening levels right?

post #51 of 73

has anyone used clip+ with fiio e7? I saw the e7 has 2 phone jacks in google. I'm looking for a splitter and a amp for my clip+ and beats tour by dre phone. Should I buy fiio e7?

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post #53 of 73

is getting the arrow amp 'too much' for the clip+ ?

 

i was thinking of buying a J3 as well , but my question is should i buy the j3 or the arrow first ?

 

Thanx !!!

post #54 of 73

I'm getting a Fiio E5 for my Clip+ as well!

 

Was thinking of creating an interconnect that will look something like this...

plug.jpg
 

So heres my question, is it advisable to solder the leads from the jacks right onto the leads of the other jack?

First problem that comes to my mind is, what if they somehow touch each other and cause a short?

Don't think I can squeeze any heatshrinks in given how short the leads are going to be...

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Originally Posted by kostalex View Post

I removed the clip and its lock from Clip, making its back a flat surface. Then I sticked FIIO E5 by double-sided tape:


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post #55 of 73
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Originally Posted by coolben View Post

I'm getting a Fiio E5 for my Clip+ as well!

 

Was thinking of creating an interconnect that will look something like this...

plug.jpg

So heres my question, is it advisable to solder the leads from the jacks right onto the leads of the other jack?

First problem that comes to my mind is, what if they somehow touch each other and cause a short?

Don't think I can squeeze any heatshrinks in given how short the leads are going to be...

 


thats a cool idea. i would be in for one. ;)

 

theres is nothing wrong with directly attaching the leads together (although they are probably too short for this) as long as the connected leads dont touch each other. i sometimes put slips of plastic between my soldering spots just to make sure they dont touch after i glue the thing together.

 


Edited by Skoobs - 10/18/11 at 12:45am
post #56 of 73

Will this setup sound great? 

 

Sansa clip+ with fiio e11 + ATH M50? 

 

dont care even if the fiio is bigger hehe... any thoughts?

post #57 of 73
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Originally Posted by vayne08 View Post

Will this setup sound great? 

 

Sansa clip+ with fiio e11 + ATH M50? 

 

dont care even if the fiio is bigger hehe... any thoughts?

E11 would be overkill for that setup. I use a FiiO E6 with my Clip Zip....perfect pairing!

post #58 of 73

haha why will it be overkill? xD

post #59 of 73

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Clip+ paired with GoVibe Derringer. Match made in heaven, in terms of size :)

 

Short impression abt the amp: Clean, neutral sounding (no coloration), slightly widens soundstage. IMO best paired with bassy IEM, since its clean sound will improve details in mid-high frequencies. Bought these at ~37USD (awesome discount by Jaben), and IMO it is better than E11. Bad things to list: still using AAA battery, and it is already discontinued.

 

Can't find any Velcro, so rubberband it is.

post #60 of 73
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Originally Posted by vayne08 View Post

haha why will it be overkill? xD

It's more power than you'll ever use. I have the ATH-WS55, which specs fairly close to the M50, and the high gain mode of the E11 is too much power to use....low gain is perfect. So better to use an E6 which sizes perfectly with the Clip+.

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