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post #1201 of 1316

I've had bad luck on two in a row.. don't know if I'll go for a third cause it seems like QC issues.

 

First one: power was faulty; required me to push down on the jack / cord in order for it to turn on, so it had to be angled.

 

Second one (the one I just got): worked great for a few hours, now the pre-out is screwed up. Plugging it in fully = only right side, plugging in partially = only left side, in between fully and partially = both. Looks like this one is going back too.

 

Edit: Nvm on the second one.. was conflicting w/ my Xonar DG in headphone mode. 3.5mm jacks are extremely flimsy though. I'm putting blu-tak around the jacks so they dont move around..


Edited by AyeVeeN - 1/26/12 at 6:57pm
post #1202 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

It's an issue that pretty much all E9s have. Live with it, or get another amp entirely. Personally, I don't know how often people adjust their volume, but I feel if the static is an issue, you're adjusting way too much, lol.
edit: That sounded mean. I didn't mean make it sound like that. frown.gif

 

No worries! It's funny not every song produces the static. Only the more prone static crappier quality songs exhibit that.

 

dL

post #1203 of 1316

Noob question for you guys!

 

For the manual, it describes that you need a "MINI HIFI AMPLIFIER" to before connecting to the Passive speakers. I thought the E9 is an amplifier already. I am kind of confused. Can someone care to explain? And also what amplifier do you guys recommend to connect to a passive speaker?

 

dL


Edited by dL. - 1/29/12 at 5:13pm
post #1204 of 1316

While I don't know nearly as much about speakers, the E9 is made for headphones. Since passive speakers do not have their own volume control, this means you can't use the RCA line out from the E9, and the 3.5mm out may not have enough power to drive your speakers properly, or might not even be compatible at all depending on the way they connect (see second photo).

 

FiiO sells such an amp for passive speakers: The A1.

 

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post #1205 of 1316
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Originally Posted by dL. View Post

Noob question for you guys!

 

For the manual, it describes that you need a "MINI HIFI AMPLIFIER" to before connecting to the Passive speakers. I thought the E9 is an amplifier already. I am kind of confused. Can someone care to explain? And also what amplifier do you guys recommend to connect to a passive speaker?

 

dL



Passive speakers require significantly more power than the E9 or any headphone amp can provide.  You'll need a power or speaker amp.  Fiio has the A1 which is designed to power passive speakers.

post #1206 of 1316

yea, you need a speaker amp for speakers.  I wouldn't worry too much about what amp to connect to the e9 - I'd just get whatever normal amp/stereo/home theater system you'd want and then connect the e9 to it.

post #1207 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Digital-Pride View Post



Passive speakers require significantly more power than the E9 or any headphone amp can provide.  You'll need a power or speaker amp.  Fiio has the A1 which is designed to power passive speakers.



About how well can the A1 power speakers?  I saw it and was skeptical, looks tiny but speakers I suppose are more efficient these days

 

EDIT: wow, just saw the info following the above link.  14w per channel. . .  I'm not really a speaker guy but that sounds like pretty tiny speakers and no sub to me


Edited by scannon18 - 1/30/12 at 10:49pm
post #1208 of 1316

Hey everyone, just a quick question.

 

If i have a Fiio e9 (just the e9), and i connect my cowon s9 via mini to mini to the e9 and use my K702s, would that essentially be double amping?

 

Cowon s9-->3.5 to 3.5-->Fiio e9-->k702

post #1209 of 1316

Yes, but Cowon's media players generally have very clean(sonic wise) outputs, so that's not a bad setup.

post #1210 of 1316

If you're not using a line-out then your double amping.
 

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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

Hey everyone, just a quick question.

 

If i have a Fiio e9 (just the e9), and i connect my cowon s9 via mini to mini to the e9 and use my K702s, would that essentially be double amping?

 

Cowon s9-->3.5 to 3.5-->Fiio e9-->k702



 

post #1211 of 1316

Which is why it's best to just get what ever normal speak amp you want and then add the e9 to it.  Or use active speakers where the e9 works like a camp.
 

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About how well can the A1 power speakers?  I saw it and was skeptical, looks tiny but speakers I suppose are more efficient these days

 

EDIT: wow, just saw the info following the above link.  14w per channel. . .  I'm not really a speaker guy but that sounds like pretty tiny speakers and no sub to me



 

post #1212 of 1316
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Originally Posted by tme110 View Post

If you're not using a line-out then your double amping.
 



 

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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

Hey everyone, just a quick question.

 

If i have a Fiio e9 (just the e9), and i connect my cowon s9 via mini to mini to the e9 and use my K702s, would that essentially be double amping?

 

Cowon s9-->3.5 to 3.5-->Fiio e9-->k702


Yes, you're double amping. The S9 doesn't have a line out, unfortunately. But your K702 would still benefit from the E9. Assuming the S9 has a good clean amp portion, then you wouldn't notice a huge difference with the line out vs double amping.
post #1213 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Yes, you're double amping. The S9 doesn't have a line out, unfortunately. But your K702 would still benefit from the E9. Assuming the S9 has a good clean amp portion, then you wouldn't notice a huge difference with the line out vs double amping.


Yea i have a proper setup now and the difference is very minor but still an improvement over double amping. Thanks for the responses =).

post #1214 of 1316

Hey bros when I plug in my old headphones(Klipsch Image One) to the E9 amp only, it doesn't give all the sounds that I hear when I plug them in directly to my computer with on board audio.  I wanna compare my old headphones to my new headphones which is the HD600.  Would having a DAC help at all?  I decided to get only the E9 for now and wait until the E17 goes to Amazon.

post #1215 of 1316
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Originally Posted by TheChosen0ne View Post

Hey bros when I plug in my old headphones(Klipsch Image One) to the E9 amp only, it doesn't give all the sounds that I hear when I plug them in directly to my computer with on board audio.  I wanna compare my old headphones to my new headphones which is the HD600.  Would having a DAC help at all?  I decided to get only the E9 for now and wait until the E17 goes to Amazon.



Hmm, I'm guessing you have your E9 connected your PC's headphone out?  If so, you could be hearing the noise and static of your PC's headphone out amplified.  An external DAC would absolutely help in your case.  The E17 or the E10 would be excellent options.

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