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post #616 of 752
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Originally Posted by substance90 View Post

Hey guys, any advice on how to hook up my Samsung LCD TV's digital audio out (optical) port to my Fiio E9/E7 combo? I figured that would be the easiest way to amplify and use my DT880s with an Xbox 360.



Next month we will release a new digital-audio DAC call D3, which have optical and coaxial input, L/R analog RCA output,  you can connect the D3's output to E9's line in.

post #617 of 752
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Originally Posted by 021311 View Post

Can I replace the OP2134 with any 8pin OPAMP perhaps LM4562?
Will I need a soldering gun? I know how but don't have one.
Thanks:)


Sure, there are socket for the 2134, so not need to use a soldering gun. but from new batch of E9 and A1, 

 

BTW, currently all the E9, A1 is old version.

post #618 of 752
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Actually, using a dongle may force the 360's HDMI to reset, (due to hacked component cables out there). So personally, if I were in your shoes...

System ---> HDMI ---> TV ---> TV Audio out ---> RCA male to 3.5mm male (make sure it's long enough for your use) ---> E9 Line in

Tried it... it sounds fine.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021804&p_id=5599&seq=1&format=2 (10 feet... though they have shorter 6, 3, or 1.5ft feet runs... ). For long runs, I think I'd just buy a longer RCA male/male, and a very short RCA female to 3.5mm male cable.

 

The best way is System------> HDMI------>TV digital out------>D3------>a short RCA male to 3.5mm male ---> E9 Line in. 

 

because D3 can support 192k/24bit and you can use a short RCA male to 3.5mm male cable to connect the E9. 

 

If you use a the analog output from TV, you may need a very long cable and the SQ may be affected by the other electronics equipment. also I am not sure whether the TV can support high resolution audio format.
 

 

post #619 of 752

Just ordered E7/E9 Combo for my W5000's which are also in the mail. Crossing my fingers that they play nice together!

post #620 of 752

A question to you feiao, about the availability of your products.

 

Early last week I ordered both the E7 and the E9 from dealextreme.com.

It still hasn't shipped, because they are still waiting for a shipment from the supplier.

 

So my question is this: Are you in the middle of making more E7/E9 because you are out of stock,

or are dealextreme just slow, and this whole thing has nothing to do with you? Are you in the process

of making another batch of your products? I'm just impatient I guess, and can't wait to get hold of your products! smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thanks!

post #621 of 752
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Originally Posted by CavemanK View Post

A question to you feiao, about the availability of your products.

 

Early last week I ordered both the E7 and the E9 from dealextreme.com.

It still hasn't shipped, because they are still waiting for a shipment from the supplier.

 

So my question is this: Are you in the middle of making more E7/E9 because you are out of stock,

or are dealextreme just slow, and this whole thing has nothing to do with you? Are you in the process

of making another batch of your products? I'm just impatient I guess, and can't wait to get hold of your products! smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thanks!


Yes, the market demand is far more bigger than our plan so we have to increase our production plan and capacitor. but soon we will manufacture enough stock to the market, and expand our production capacity as 3 times as before

 

post #622 of 752
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Originally Posted by CavemanK View Post

A question to you feiao, about the availability of your products.

 

Early last week I ordered both the E7 and the E9 from dealextreme.com.

It still hasn't shipped, because they are still waiting for a shipment from the supplier.

 

So my question is this: Are you in the middle of making more E7/E9 because you are out of stock,

or are dealextreme just slow, and this whole thing has nothing to do with you? Are you in the process

of making another batch of your products? I'm just impatient I guess, and can't wait to get hold of your products! smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thanks!


Forget waiting on dealextreme.com, you'll have to wait months. I suggest going with mp4nation that specializes in these audio devices

 

http://mp4nation.net/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=45&zenid=c16187d0f8d00a5965602510120bef53

 

post #623 of 752

Miccastore.com, a Head-Fi Sponser has awesome deals for the E7/E9. They are fufilled by Amazon so shipping is fast, and always in stock. That's where I got mine!

post #624 of 752

Thanks for the input!

 

I just cancelled my order from dealextreme, and I plan to order from mp4nation instead.

They are an official reseller, so I guess I have better chances that they will ship faster than dealextreme.

Miccastore only ships to the US as far as I understand, and I live in Norway.

 

Now I only need for dealextreme to refund me my moneysmile.gif

 

post #625 of 752
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Originally Posted by CavemanK View Post

Thanks for the input!

 

I just cancelled my order from dealextreme, and I plan to order from mp4nation instead.

They are an official reseller, so I guess I have better chances that they will ship faster than dealextreme.

Miccastore only ships to the US as far as I understand, and I live in Norway.

 

Now I only need for dealextreme to refund me my moneysmile.gif

 


Ah. Wasn't aware. Yeah Micca gives you something like 20 bucks off when you buy them both together, and cuts the price of the LOD as well.

 

post #626 of 752

I get the E9/E7/E2 bundle for 200$ with free worldwide shipping at mp4nation though, so I think I'll stick to that.

 

Thanks anyway though!

post #627 of 752

So now that I have them hear I've given them a brief spin. The fullness of the sound is simply astounding.

I'm curious however, with the E7 docked and charging in the E9 when is the DAC active? I may not entirely understand the situation here, but I literally undocked it when I was listening and heard no shift. Current setup is iPhone -> L3 LOD -> E7 + E9 -> ATH-ESW9's. Is DAC only kicked on when it's used over USB and not Line In? And despite being in the dock and charging it says USB sometimes and Dock sometimes on the E7 screen.

 

My only complaint besides that is that despite including a case, the case needs to be removed for it to fit well in the dock without trouble.


Edited by Butler - 5/3/11 at 3:03pm
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Originally Posted by Butler View Post

So now that I have them hear I've given them a brief spin. The fullness of the sound is simply astounding.

I'm curious however, with the E7 docked and charging in the E9 when is the DAC active? I may not entirely understand the situation here, but I literally undocked it when I was listening and heard no shift. Current setup is iPhone -> L3 LOD -> E7 + E9 -> ATH-ESW9's. Is DAC only kicked on when it's used over USB and not Line In? And despite being in the dock and charging it says USB sometimes and Dock sometimes on the E7 screen.

 

My only complaint besides that is that despite including a case, the case needs to be removed for it to fit well in the dock without trouble.



Let me try to educate you real quick.

 

A 3.5mm or 1/4" audio cable carries an ANALOG signal.

A USB cable carries a DIGITAL signal.

All music stored on hard drives, phones, mp3 players, compact disks, etc. are DIGITAL.

Ultimately a signal must end up being ANALOG since that's what headphones pick up.

Your L3 outputs with a 3.5mm plug end.

Therefore, at that point, the signal is ANALOG.

That means the DIGITAL music in your iPhone must have been converted somewhere to an ANALOG signal.

This is done through the iPhone's own internal DAC (Digital Audio Converter).

 

Long story short, your E7's DAC is used only when you are listening to music from your computer via USB.

Your computer has a DAC as well (built into the audio card). But most computers come stock with crappy audio cards that are prone to interference from other internals of the computer. This results in the static and buzz you usually hear. Ever notice how the static correlates with the activity of the processor? Anywho, these are the reasons why stand-alone DACs like the E7 are desirable. They have high-quality DAC chips that are capable of producing your "audiophile" sound quality. Also they are not prone to electrical interference, resulting in clean, crisp audio.

 

Hope that helps!


Edited by Voohoo - 5/3/11 at 3:52pm
post #629 of 752

Thanks man. That sorted out what I was slowly but surely figuring out. The clouds have given way to light.

 

EDIT: Anyone ever sand down the dock so it fits with the E7 case?


Edited by Butler - 5/4/11 at 7:11pm
post #630 of 752

Just received my E9. Wow. Is it just me or does the E9 have a MUCH more present midrange than the E7? cos to me that was the most obvious change in sound. 

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