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Fiio e5 + Senn HD 201

post #1 of 28
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i was looking for a good below $30 amp and i found a fiio e5 and e3, i was wondering if it will make my sennheisers HD 201 sound better? im out of budget and i really cant afford high end headgears as of now (just a student).

 

and also, even though my behringer hps 3000 dont need to be amped, will the sound of my headphones improve considering that i am only using my PSP and mp3 320 kbps files?

post #2 of 28
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any replies? i'm new here so please., i need help. new to this hobby too :p

post #3 of 28

Hmm, If your using a psp for listening to music, buying a filo E5 or any other amp - I don`t know whether it would make that much difference.

Your headphones are good enough, maybe the way your music is saved (MP3) isn`t the best.

Filo E5 is fairly cheap, so it could be worth a try anyway, more volume for sure.

I have a psp but haven`t listened to music on it for about 2 years and too lazy to take it out and check.....though I may do this for you later in the day after I wake up.

post #4 of 28

could be better in case if psp sounds quite poor but definitely louder

post #5 of 28
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@ expatinjapan. thnx for the reply, and please try it ^^., i really dont have the mmoney to buy expensive portable amps. i will do if i have a job to continue this hobby., BTW how much boost can the Fiio e5 give? 3 to 5 db? and can i hear some hiss since the HD201 are rated 24 ohms of impedance. thn for the replies, so much appreciated. 

post #6 of 28
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sorry double posts. 


Edited by andrew06 - 8/7/10 at 8:04pm
post #7 of 28
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guys, did need help .. moar replies needed ^^

post #8 of 28

Hi,

 

The bass boost on the E5 is about 3.5dB. This amount is fairly mild so initially you may feel like that this is not a lot. But listen to it for a while and you should see that the bass boost quality is really good, and that it sounds very natural and not tiring.  With regards to hiss, the impedance is one aspect, but also the response of the phones. If the HD201 tend to be bright, then you'll hear more hiss. 

 

Jack

post #9 of 28

When I had the HD201, I only had a Clip and Fuze to use with it, and the E3 and E5 did help alot......HD201 seemed to need more power than their specs would suggest. Never used a PSP though, so I don't know if the same would be true.

post #10 of 28
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how about the overall boost when the volume is maxed? and about the HD 201, it has a relatively low sensitivity and low impedance, will the low sensitivity cancels out the hiss topic considering it is also low impedance? sorry for very bad english ^^. thnx for the replies, i hope a lot more coming .

post #11 of 28

I also have a PSP, and audio quality is below average to say the best. If you use an amp with it you will amplify everything that comes from the PSP: noises and DAC/internal amp faults included.

post #12 of 28

A LOD needs to be made for the PSP

post #13 of 28
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LOD? do we have LOD for psp ??

so is ts not recommended to use an E5 to my psp? too bad that as of now i dont have money to buy ipod, or other mp3 players like zen, (please don't say "sorry for your wallet" ).

post #14 of 28

You don't need a LOD, just use the HO.

 

Even the small FiiO E5 will help. If your headphones got a low impedance and high sensitivity, E5 might be good enough.

There are some "portable" RA1 clones for sale on Ebay for 28 dollar to consider.

post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by MrProggie View Post

You don't need a LOD, just use the HO.

 

Even the small FiiO E5 will help. If your headphones got a low impedance and high sensitivity, E5 might be good enough.

There are some "portable" RA1 clones for sale on Ebay for 28 dollar to consider.


but it does have low impedance and low sensitivity, or a 108 db of sensitivity ish high? im confused now.

 

Offtopic: i have a pair of vintage sony DR-S5, i cant find the specs, someone help., will it also benefit from the e5? its kinda hard to pump too.

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