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post #1171 of 1316

 

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Originally Posted by dL. View Post

Alright. I don't know if this is normal or not.

 

First of all, it is not a static noise. It is a very minor annoyance.

 

When you don't turn the knob for awhile, and as soon as you start turning, it seems a bit sticky and it physically makes a clicking/rubbing noise as if it is against some type of friction. However, it goes away right after until you leave the volume knob steady again and wait awhile. 

 

It was ok when I first bought it and now that I had a for a week I start to notice that. Everytime I need to make a small volume adjustment it seems to have this clicking/rubbing/friction noise. Again, it's not a static hiss or anything.

 

dL


If this is your problem:

http://www.fiio.com.cn/news/index.aspx?ID=81 or http://www.head-fi.org/t/521680/fiio-e9-review/990

 

Solution 1 works perfectly for me :)


Edited by kalston - 1/23/12 at 9:30am
post #1172 of 1316
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Originally Posted by prayer86 View Post

Hi everyone,

 

I am relatively new to the audiophile world and am thinking about getting the e9 to power a couple of headphones. However, I would like to know if there would be a considerable difference from the setup that I have now. I am currently running both a Sennheiser HD558 and HD410SL through an old NAD 3020 Stereo receiver, which is fed by a older (but decent) Sony CD player. I want to connect the Sony to the e9 so I can free up the NADs for my stereo system. I've been told that both NAD and Sony machines were pretty good back in the day.

I tried the e9 today in a local shop, but I could only run it through my iPod to test. There was a pleasant difference with the e9 in the chain, but will I experience something similar with my home setup or is it worth shelling out more money for a much better amp? Unfortunately, I am on a bit of a budget, which is why I have my eyes on the e9.

 

Thanks for any advice!


Nice first post!  Welcome, sorry for your wallet, etc.

 

I don't know anything about the receiver from which you currently run your phones so it's hard to say what impact switching to an E9 would have on your sound.  A quick google suggests the NAD 3020 has a warm sound while the E9 is considered by some to be neutral (others suggest it tends towards being bright).  I suspect the NAD receiver is adequately powering your phones, so it ultimately will come down to whether or not you like the sound signature.  I suggest you buy a used E9, and worse case scenario is to turn right back around and sell it if it doesn't get you the improvement you're hoping for.  (This was my plan in buying an E9, and so far, I've kept it!)

 

post #1173 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Bazirker View Post


Nice first post!  Welcome, sorry for your wallet, etc.

 

I don't know anything about the receiver from which you currently run your phones so it's hard to say what impact switching to an E9 would have on your sound.  A quick google suggests the NAD 3020 has a warm sound while the E9 is considered by some to be neutral (others suggest it tends towards being bright).  I suspect the NAD receiver is adequately powering your phones, so it ultimately will come down to whether or not you like the sound signature.  I suggest you buy a used E9, and worse case scenario is to turn right back around and sell it if it doesn't get you the improvement you're hoping for.  (This was my plan in buying an E9, and so far, I've kept it!)

 

 


Thanks for the welcome! Thank you for your input. I actually bought the E9 a couple of hours ago, but I won't get a crack at it until maybe Friday.  Maybe I will post a review if I have anything to say about it.

 

post #1174 of 1316

i still love my e9! portable e9 =)

 

DSCF6602.jpg

diyimod (mundorfed/ black gate NX) + diy lod to rca (mundorf) + modified e9 (caps upgrade) powered by my diy battery pack (12pcs aa) + yamaha hp 2

 

i have this set up for quite awhile, i'm still excited to use it everyday...i'll get another e9(i) to be paired with my 2nd diyimod (kimber/ black gate nx) and yamaha yh-1. The e9 has very good synergy with my vintage (power hungry) orthos smily_headphones1.gif.

post #1175 of 1316
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Originally Posted by blackmoly View Post

i still love my e9! portable e9 =)

 

DSCF6602.jpg

diyimod (mundorfed/ black gate NX) + diy lod to rca (mundorf) + modified e9 (caps upgrade) powered by my diy battery pack (12pcs aa) + yamaha hp 2

 

i have this set up for quite awhile, i'm still excited to use it everyday...i'll get another e9(i) to be paired with my 2nd diyimod (kimber/ black gate nx) and yamaha yh-1. The e9 has very good synergy with my vintage (power hungry) orthos smily_headphones1.gif.


That is awesome. Kudos to you for using them in a very non-standard way. I'd say the E9 is definitely transportable enough to lug around if it had a battery or power supply like yours. NICE.
post #1176 of 1316
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Originally Posted by blackmoly View Post

i still love my e9! portable e9 =)

 

DSCF6602.jpg

diyimod (mundorfed/ black gate NX) + diy lod to rca (mundorf) + modified e9 (caps upgrade) powered by my diy battery pack (12pcs aa) + yamaha hp 2

 

i have this set up for quite awhile, i'm still excited to use it everyday...i'll get another e9(i) to be paired with my 2nd diyimod (kimber/ black gate nx) and yamaha yh-1. The e9 has very good synergy with my vintage (power hungry) orthos smily_headphones1.gif.


mwahahahahaha excellent

 

post #1177 of 1316
So... does the ten ohm output impedance bother anyone?
post #1178 of 1316
Not once. People are too quick to look at graphs and technical merits, but even with the ultra low 25ohm D7000, the 10ohm output impedance doesn't do anything negative to SQ from what I can hear. I feel the D7000 and E9 have great synergy. Technical, shmecknical. It sounds amazing.
post #1179 of 1316

Careful M.L.E., you don't want to rile up the objectivist crowd.wink.gif  How do you like your new Auido-GD combo?

post #1180 of 1316
I won't have the stuff until Feb since they are on Chinese vacation.
post #1181 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I won't have the stuff until Feb since they are on Chinese vacation.


Ah, I see.  By the way, where you do get your avatars from?  They're pretty cool.tongue_smile.gif

post #1182 of 1316
Usually shop 4chan, 4walled, Wallbase... smily_headphones1.gif

I was close to cancelling all this Audio GD stuff and settling for less, because I REALLY want that Beyer Headzone, but I decided not to. Impulse is going to be the death of me.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/24/12 at 2:24pm
post #1183 of 1316

So exactly how easy is it to switch out the op-amps in the E9?  Could a person with no electrical engineering experience (such as myself) do this?  Is it really as simple as opening the E9, popping out the op-amps, and placing new ones in?  Is any soldering required?

post #1184 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Usually shop 4chan, 4walled, Wallbase... smily_headphones1.gif
I was close to cancelling all this Audio GD stuff and settling for less, because I REALLY want that Beyer Headzone, but I decided not to. Impulse is going to be the death of me.


I know that feeling all too well.tongue_smile.gif

post #1185 of 1316
Once I get all this, it will pretty much set me for life, as I literally couldn't ask for anything more than the D7000. It's the only can I wouldn't change ANYTHING about in terms of sound. Hell, even replacing the pads with leather might change them for the worse for me personally. You know how we always have some minor nitpick in a headphone's sound? Well I have NONE with the D7K, so anything 'better' is pointless for me. Maybe a set of velour pads that wouldn't change the sound whatsoever is all I'd want for them.

I would then just start working on that Headzone amp, and maybe a true upgrade to the DT990, which I have yet to find... since things that are technically better and are open don't have the sound presentation that the DT990s do. Something with the same bass, and slightly less treble would be all I'd want in an upgrade from it.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/25/12 at 6:16am
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