Originally Posted by m8o
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Thanx for the explanation.
I just ripped the 2-channel PCM title (when I had them) of a bunch of my DVD Concerts into 16-bit 48K Flac in preparation for my D3 arriving. I was happy to see for example the Foobar spectrum plug-in showing 20K - 23K program material of cymbal smashes. Those rips sound fantastic out of my PC over USB-Data S/PDIF from Foobar thru the FiiO E17 kernel and ds driver and E17 amp. I'll see how the re-sampling within the D3 goes; maybe I'll re-rip all those to 44.1K if I have to.
Well I am sorry. Do not have too much expectation to the D3, like I had. It is sometimes slow... but it sounds very good. If you connect your E17 to the D3, look out for issues, like sometimes the screen hangs when turning it off to save battery-life. The reason I ask you is that our fellow head-fi member jackrabbitslim0 had such issues. When he asked me, I could not reproduce this "bug", but I remember having it at some time. Please tell me if you see something like this. It seems that it only happens when using the S/PDIF.
Most of the time I use the E17 with my laptop. Indeed, it works very well with high resolution output.
The D3 has a nice screen, so try to find a music player that does not compress the album-art. The normal Android Musicplayer does. Also it sounds very good with Sennheiser IE8 and Sony XBA-4