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post #406 of 752

990/600 high gain for sure. K702 whichever gets you closest to 12 o'clock on the volume without causing you to go deaf; low gain I think.

 

And I think you mean sensitivity? :P


Edited by Riku540 - 12/22/10 at 9:10pm
post #407 of 752

I think I remember James of FiiO saying that the switch should be used in the position where you can benefit from the Alps pot's sweet spot, namely from 9 o'clock to 12 o'clock. I don't know if this is actually true. FWIW, I have a pair of HD650's and I have it on low gain. The switch doesn't affect the SQ or anything like that.

 

On a different note, I originally told everyone to not worry about my wallet, but after signing up on head-fi, I have acquired a pair of Fostex T40RP's and two pairs of Superlux cans to complement my HD650's, plus a cheap Muse tube amp, so my wallet is starting to complain after all.

 

Well, I can still console myself with the fact that all this still costs less than an established DAC and amp together.

post #408 of 752

Just got my D7000 yesterday, and was finally able to use them today. To my ears, they pair up extremely well with the E9. They are RIDICULOUSLY easy to drive with the E9. On low gain, I barely get to 10 o clock on the volume pot. I think it's been mentioned before, but the D7000 doesn't pair up well with tube amps. I would NOT want it warmer than it already is. Thank goodness amps like the E9 exist.

post #409 of 752
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Just got my D7000 yesterday, and was finally able to use them today. To my ears, they pair up extremely well with the E9. They are RIDICULOUSLY easy to drive with the E9. On low gain, I barely get to 10 o clock on the volume pot. I think it's been mentioned before, but the D7000 doesn't pair up well with tube amps. I would NOT want it warmer than it already is. Thank goodness amps like the E9 exist.



Heh... is there any big difference btw unamped vs E9? how does E7 drives the D7000?

post #410 of 752

I haven't been able to test it with anything other than the E9 because the D7000 has a 1/4" (6.3mm) plug, and it doesn't come with a 3.5mm adapter. I have four 3.5mm to 6.3mm, but none of the other. BAH! I just ordered a nice looking plug on Amazon for like $7.

 

I'm anxiously waiting so I can test it out unamped, with just the Mixamp for gaming (though I did use them with the E9 attached to the Mixamp and the result was phenomenal check AVS obazavil), and with the E7 alone. I will definitely post my findings. It's gonna have to wait until the plug arrives in like a week though...


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/25/10 at 9:47am
post #411 of 752

Thought I'd post this here too...

 

My 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter came in for the D7000 (which strangely doesn't come with one). Plugged it in to the D7000, and found that my assumption was correct. The D7000 is VERY easy to drive. My Sansa Fuze can drive them to the point where I consider them too loud for my taste, and it still sounds absolutely phenomenal unamped. The E5 hooked up to the Fuze via LOD sounded great and had plenty of volume (obviously), The E7 hooked up to my netbook doesn't even reach past 36 in volume (60 is max), so it has a ridiculously easy time driving the D7000 loudly. The E9 obviously has waaaay more than enough power necessary for the D7000, and I find it to improve the sound over the E7 by quite a bit mainly in the bass being tighter (it's VERY noticeable), and the mids being more forward.

So though I know people go crazy saying all flagships need super amps, I'll say the D7000 definitely does not. It is a headphone that can be seriously enjoyed with a measly little amp.

 

I know driving is more than just volume, but I'll say that in case of the D7000, it doesn't need anything special to sound phenomenal.

 

This is one flagship I can recommend to those that don't wanna spend hundreds upon hundreds on an amp to make them sound fantastic.

 

Though the difference between unamped/E5/E7 vs E9 is definitely noticeable. The formers had quite loose and uncontrolled bass in comparison. This resulted in making the mids sound a bit recessed... so I'd say go straight for the D7000 with the E9, though the D7000 will sound good NO MATTER what, IMHO.


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/27/10 at 12:15pm
post #412 of 752

Sup guys.  Do I need to turn off the E9 and/or the E7 when not in use? 

post #413 of 752

Well... it isn't a stove if that's what you're asking...

 

Generally it's recommended to turn off most electronics when not in use.


Edited by Riku540 - 12/30/10 at 4:51pm
post #414 of 752

Um, no I was wondering if it had any power conservation feature(s) that would allow one to leave it on, but condescension is always appreciated.

post #415 of 752

Just ask what it is you want to know, and you will get the answer you want.

 

No, it does not have any power conservation features.

post #416 of 752

do i need the E7 to work with the E9?

 

what is the diference?

 

Can i use just the E9 with my hippo gumstick and the alessandro ms-1?

 

is worth the money?

 

thanks

post #417 of 752

E7 pairing up with E9 only serve as DAC, so you don't need the E7 in order for the E9 to work.  Normally the E7 used as an amp by itself, E7+E9 probably give you a clearer sound to my understanding.

 


 

 

 

 

 

post #418 of 752

 Im sorry for a posting a similar question in another e7/e9 thread here but im trying to get an answer before i make a purchase.

 

I have logitech z 2300 computer speakers hooked up to a 2010 21.5 imac. I want to know how to pair it with the e7/e9 combo for my headphones without having to plug/unplug wires when i want to use the computer speakers or my headphones. I saw a guy with the exact same speaker system and e9 on here did this through the rca jacks from the e9 but i dont know what cable i need and where it goes into my computer speakers. Sorry and thank you in advance.

post #419 of 752

If the Z2300 has 3.5mm plug, just hook that up to the E9's Pre-Output on the back. My logitech speakers has it's own volume control, and all I do is max that out, and use the E9 to control the volume.

 

post #420 of 752
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

If the Z2300 has 3.5mm plug, just hook that up to the E9's Pre-Output on the back. My logitech speakers has it's own volume control, and all I do is max that out, and use the E9 to control the volume.

 

Thank you for replying. Here are some pictures of the set up from amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Z-2300-THX-Certified-Speaker-Subwoofer/dp/B0002SQ2P2

As you can see the system does have a separate volume control.

Do you mean plugging a 3.5mm cord into the headphone jack of the z 2300? And does that go into the e9 via the rca output on the back? Can you tell me what plug i would need to get in order to do this?? I'm pretty sure the e9 only comes with a usb cord and the a/c adapter plug.

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