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post #16 of 24

I guess even as grown men, we've got to have our toys!

post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 

Well, I decided to get the E5 and I am very happy with it. With the bass boost, it makes my RE0s sound good! Big improvement.

post #18 of 24

That's what its all about, enjoy!

post #19 of 24

I really like the E5 and even though I have not used it regularly for a couple of months it worked perfectly fine for approximately half a year of use in my pocket without any form of protection.

post #20 of 24


 

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Interesting, never heard of the E7, but it looks like for the price of admission, there are FAR better alternatives, and the DAC would be pointless on an iPod..

  

    I have to disagree with you there, i just bought an e7 for my PC and it is well worth the money!!! Sound quality is leaps and bounds better than a asus xonar soundcard i have at the minute.
 

post #21 of 24

I recently bought a Shure SRH440, and I'm listening to music with my iPod, in lossless formats. Will the E5 work in this case?

post #22 of 24

It will be fine.  The E5 is best paired with a LOD, file formats don't matter too much just as long as they are high bitrate mp3 and aac or lossless, whatever sounds best to you.

post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

It will be fine.  The E5 is best paired with a LOD, file formats don't matter too much just as long as they are high bitrate mp3 and aac or lossless, whatever sounds best to you.


Agreed. My FiiO E5 with a LOD really improves all of my IEMs. Not to the D10 level, but it is a lot cheaper and more portable.

post #24 of 24

Just an update on this thread:

 

The E5's build quality is very questionable. The power button on it failed, and the volume up button also failed. It was a matter of time before the last button died as well. I could've just bought a new one but I would probably run into the same issues. Had a friend of mine replace all buttons from a old donor cell phone and everything works dandy now. BTW, as for sound quality, I still stand by my earlier opinion that there's hardly any diff between the E3 and E5 (when outputting thru the headphone port on an iPod), BUT.. I just received a line out adapter for the charger port and I will say, line out to E5 is DEFINITELY the way to go. The difference is quite noticeable, mostly in soundstage, much cleaner mid range, and much tighter bass. The E5 also drives my SRH-840 very nicely.

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