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post #46 of 1316

Proglover, the E7 drives the 770 Pro 80s well enough, so you could use it on the go if you want. I used the Pro 80s with the E7 with good results.


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/9/10 at 5:14am
post #47 of 1316

thanks guys, we'll wait for the combo to arrive here in Holland, should be next week I think

post #48 of 1316

Can anyone comment on how the FiiO E7 compares with the HRT Music Streamer II or II+ as a DAC?

 

I've been in the market for a solid, reasonably priced DAC...the Music Streamer II was looking like a good option, as I have an Onkyo TX-36 from the mid 1980s that drives my AKG K240s to acceptable levels.  The E7/E9 bundle was looking like an attractive alternate option in the $200 range.  Had been looking at the Beresford, Maverick, Audinst, Peachtree, and Centrance options as well.  Fixed line out to a power amp or receiver was a must have feature...

post #49 of 1316

Well the E7/E9 will allow for a fixed line out to your receiver, and still provide a proper amp to fully drive your AKGs.

 

Just plug your headphones into the E9 instead of your receiver.

post #50 of 1316

i have a few questions about the e9.  i thought it was the e7 until head direct announced they have the e9 just in for sale on their site and i saw pictures and i was immediately impressed at how nice it looks.  but i had a few questions.  why would they make the e7 fit into the e9?  is that just to act as like a sound card for it as well as an interface?  that was my impression.  also, the e9 looks a lot like those high quality amps like a m3 and another one i cant think of the name.  if i got this amp, would it power my m2 and re-zero headphones nicer than my cheap behringer ha400.  the reason i have the ha400 is to act as a control switch for my desktop speakers/headphones and it works rather nicely.  i also have a good sound card.  if i got this amp, could i get some akg 701's or dt990's and plug them into it?

post #51 of 1316

wow the fiio e7 and e9 and e2 interconnect for only 170.  what a deal.  if anyone needs an amp/dac solution, dont miss this deal out at mp4nation.net

post #52 of 1316

This thread seems to be going in circles each page...

 

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Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post

why would they make the e7 fit into the e9?  is that just to act as like a sound card for it as well as an interface?

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Unless you have a good soundcard, then adding an E7 would be a significant upgrade to the usually crappy onboard soundcards. The E7 overrides the soundcard and acts like an external soundcard, and feeds that signal to the E9. It's a match made in affordable audio heaven.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post

if i got this amp, could i get some akg 701's or dt990's and plug them into it?


Envy owns both and has been giving his impressions on them throughout this and all the other E7/E9 threads...

 

While I don't expect anyone to read every post, please make an effort to skim through at least people... Everyone is asking the same questions and we don't have any new answers to give.

post #53 of 1316

Did you actually read the review, or any of this thread?

Why does the E7 fit into the E9? Because it acts as a DAC to the E9. The interface is unused, that's what the big knob on the front of the E9 is for. That was stated quite clearly.

Will it power your RE-ZERO? Yes, it will blow the RE-ZERO out of your goddamn ears. This thing is very powerful, probably too powerful for IEMs, even from the 3.5mm HP out. That's what the E7 is for.

DT990s? Yes. AKG K701? Yes.

 

Now go back and read the damn thread, where you would have found the answer to ALL these questions. It's 4 pages, not like it's the damn Stax thread or anything.

post #54 of 1316

^ This is what I wanted to say... Just couldn't bring myself to say it that way lol...

post #55 of 1316

thank you for your crisicism, sometimes i need it.  just another quick question, i would like a full sized headphone for it because i never had a decent set of them because i always needed an amp.  i do have a good soundcard so i guess i dont need the e7.  would the dt990's be a good choice if i want a good soundstage/decent bass.

post #56 of 1316

Still waiting for someone to chime in on the E7/HRT Music Streamer II/II+ comparisons...I don't have a big need for the portability of the E7 (although it's a nice perk)...just want to know how they compare as DACs.

post #57 of 1316
Quote:
Originally Posted by jschristian44 View Post

thank you for your crisicism, sometimes i need it.  just another quick question, i would like a full sized headphone for it because i never had a decent set of them because i always needed an amp.  i do have a good soundcard so i guess i dont need the e7.  would the dt990's be a good choice if i want a good soundstage/decent bass.

 

Even with a good soundcard, I would reconsider the E7. The thing with soundcards is that many have lots of extra features and different kinds of sound processing which will in turn produce some distortion and hiss especially at louder listening levels. Using the E7 as a DAC will decode and pass on the cleanest form of audio possible to the E9. The only time I would begin my source from a soundcard is if it has a S/PIDF output, and have a DAC that can receive S/PIDF which will allow for higher resolutions to be converted in the cleanest possible way.

 

And yes, the DT 990's have both good soundstage and bass.

 

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Originally Posted by Scaremonger View Post

Still waiting for someone to chime in on the E7/HRT Music Streamer II/II+ comparisons...I don't have a big need for the portability of the E7 (although it's a nice perk)...just want to know how they compare as DACs.

 

They support 96/24 audio which will benefit high resolution sources. Majority of music only goes to 44/16 though so unless you listen to SACDs or DVD-Audio you're not going to get any of that extra potential.


Edited by Riku540 - 11/9/10 at 11:29am
post #58 of 1316

man, i wish i had the extra 180 i would jump on the e7/e9 combo.  i want to get a zune hd and the fiio e7 would accompany that very nice i think.  the only problem there is it wont fit in my pocket with those both attached together will it.

post #59 of 1316

You get two holsters, one with a Zune and one with the E7.

Then we meet by the old town clock and at noon, we both pull out our DAPs and amps and see who can actually assemble their music rig fastest.

 

This pocket ain't big enough for the both of us, boyo.

post #60 of 1316

am jumping on the combo...wish me luck(lol) will compare it with maverick D1 and HM602,sflo2 . ( after writing this line ... am in dilemma , do i need this?)

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