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post #16 of 1316

How exactly does it work for your computer, does the e7 work as the e9's DAC or what im not understanding how the sound and setup comes from your computer to the e9? It might sound like a dumb question but i just dont know.

post #17 of 1316

The E9 connects to your PC via USB. When the E7 is docked, it uses the USB connection through the E9 to recieve and decode audio data, and transmits it back to the E9 in the cleanest possible form. If it's confusing, just thing of the E7 and E9 as one device, and gets its sound from a USB cable.

post #18 of 1316
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Originally Posted by SEv6 View Post

Would the E9 be enough to drive the HD650 and if so, would you consider them audiophile quality?



You get what you pay for and with FiiO, I guess, you always get a little bit more than what you pay for

But I don't think many audiophiles would call this audiophile quality.

 

Maybe this will put things a bit more in perspective:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/214588/review-portable-amp-roundup-54-portable-amps-reviewed-and-compared-last-update-11-4-10-added-ibasso-toucan 

 

 

(don't get me wrong, I ordered this E7/E9 combo, but I know that I don't want to spend more than 200 bucks on amp, and also want a DAC included, so..)

post #19 of 1316

I think it definitely qualifies for audiophile quality, but closer to entry level. Considering the price though and the performance you get from it, as you stated, "a little more than what you pay for," I would put it on the low-mid-end.

 

I think almost anything here at Head-Fi that is approved by the community is more or less audiophile quality, just in different spots on the ladder. What I consider non-audiophile or mainstream is most of the stuff you can buy in-store, which is one of the many reasons the average consumer and Head-Fi newbies are not familiar with the brands and equipment that we are.

post #20 of 1316

Well ok, I guess it depends on what is 'audiophile'

 

Anyway, don't get me wrong, I think FiiO makes cool products, especially with the E9 now. I just know for myself that it will be enough, just don't want to spend more money on it.

There will always be better and more expensive..

post #21 of 1316

1, About the position of the power indicator!

 

   Depend on our experience! the blue light may hurt your eye ( or make you uncomfortable)! so I asked our engineer to put on somewhere which is not so noticeable !

 

2, About the power switch!

 

   I know it will be better to control E7's power from E9! so you don't need to operate twice! but it is a little complex because we need to install a MCU into E9! also 

 

  when you dock the E7 on E9, the E7 will powered by the E9 so the build in battery will not work! I think you can let the E7 power on! 

 

3, About the different in SQ between E7 & E9, I guess it will be better to use a big cans! also , we are quite happy because the great amp should be just amp the power

 

   and keep the same sound from the original! of course, it is another topic if you are talking about tube amp!

 

Anyway, it is a great review

post #22 of 1316

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Originally Posted by feiao View Post

  when you dock the E7 on E9, the E7 will powered by the E9 so the build in battery will not work! I think you can let the E7 power on! 

 

this is very good to know. this combo keeps getting better. looking forward to more FiiO products
post #23 of 1316

After many positive reviews, I just ordered my first amp and dac, the E7/E9 combo. I'll have to wait about 20 days until it's actually delivered, but I'm really looking forward to it.

post #24 of 1316
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Originally Posted by loganirado View Post

After many positive reviews, I just ordered my first amp and dac, the E7/E9 combo. I'll have to wait about 20 days until it's actually delivered, but I'm really looking forward to it.



thank you very much! hope you can share your experience with others! and we will try our best to develop more products which you needs!

post #25 of 1316

Does this mean that Fiio are working on a tube based amp or did you mean tube amps in general?

 

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Originally Posted by feiao View Post

3, About the different in SQ between E7 & E9, I guess it will be better to use a big cans! also , we are quite happy because the great amp should be just amp the power

 

   and keep the same sound from the original! of course, it is another topic if you are talking about tube amp!

post #26 of 1316
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Originally Posted by MioAkiyama View Post

Does this mean that Fiio are working on a tube based amp or did you mean tube amps in general?

 



Not, I means that there are two kind of high quality device!

 

One is try to 100% play back the original record ( music data ) ! one is try to add some juice to the signal , so the bad record will become good record!

 

it is Science vs Art, Sense vs Sensibility!    in my opinion, both are great !

 

Also we have not any plan to develop tube amp now!  but we will have more new products in 2011!  includes at least one new kind of device!

post #27 of 1316

As i make out form the signature of the E7 and E9 combo is that they are do not really have a good synergy with K70X, or am i wrong? people with this and K70X , help pe please.

 

 

 

 

post #28 of 1316
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Originally Posted by singh View Post

As i make out form the signature of the E7 and E9 combo is that they are do not really have a good synergy with K70X, or am i wrong? people with this and K70X , help pe please.

 

Scroll down to Mad Lust Envy's 3 posts on the following page to read his impressions of listening to DT990 and K701 with the E9...

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/518997/fiio-e9-pre-release-unboxing-review-part-1/60
 

post #29 of 1316
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Originally Posted by singh View Post

As i make out form the signature of the E7 and E9 combo is that they are do not really have a good synergy with K70X, or am i wrong? people with this and K70X , help pe please.

 

 

 

 


I use E7/E9 with my K702 and it is an awesome combination to my ears: clean, clear, neutral, dynamic, and very detailed.  Among all the headphones I have, the K702 provides the most faithful reproduction of the original signal, so it is my reference. The E7/E9 feeds it with ample clean signal. If you like transparent and accurate sound, this is a great combo.

 

Jack

post #30 of 1316

Yes, it's an extremely clean sound when pairing the AKG K701/2 to the E7/E9 combo. What may put off some people is that the treble can be harsh to some, as there's NOTHING holding back the treble on the AKGs. People like tube amps that roll off the treble, so if you wanna soften the treble look elsewhere. The E7/E9 keeps the headphone's signature pretty much completely intact.

 

I know a lot of people are put of by the DT990/600 because of it's 'razor sharp' treble. The E9 keeps it this way, and it is NO fault of it. It doesn't mask any 'imperfection' of your headphones. It's true to them in every way.

 

The E9 is there to supply your headphones with the power they need to make them work their magic the way they were made to. It doesn't really add or take anything away. This will not please everyone, like those adding flavors into their cans.


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/8/10 at 9:27am
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