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post #496 of 1316

E7/E9 owner here reporting ZERO scratchy/fuzz/static when adjusting the volume.

post #497 of 1316
It will in time, though not consistently. Still a non-issue.
post #498 of 1316

I do hope that Fiio will release a tube amplifier!

 

I would buy it in a heartbeat

 

post #499 of 1316

Hey,

 

I have the Shure SRH750DJ right now that I plug directly into my HP Laptop (bought in 05).  I feel like the headphones are being underpowered and I definitely would like more boom in my bass.  Will the E7 alone be strong enough to get what I am looking for or do I HAVE to get the combo to satisfy my needs?  The e7 will cost me $85 where as the combo will cost $190, so is it worth the extra $105 to use with the Shure SRH750DJ (if I wait for another discount coupon from mp4nation I might be able to get the E7 for $71 and the combo for 161 so thats about a $90 difference)?  I'm assuming that because the 750s are low impedance then the E9 won't add enough to it to justify the added cost over the E7 alone but maybe I'm wrong.

 

Thanks

post #500 of 1316
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Originally Posted by MarkyMark87 View Post

Hey,

 

I have the Shure SRH750DJ right now that I plug directly into my HP Laptop (bought in 05).  I feel like the headphones are being underpowered and I definitely would like more boom in my bass.  Will the E7 alone be strong enough to get what I am looking for or do I HAVE to get the combo to satisfy my needs?  The e7 will cost me $85 where as the combo will cost $190, so is it worth the extra $105 to use with the Shure SRH750DJ (if I wait for another discount coupon from mp4nation I might be able to get the E7 for $71 and the combo for 161 so thats about a $90 difference)?  I'm assuming that because the 750s are low impedance then the E9 won't add enough to it to justify the added cost over the E7 alone but maybe I'm wrong.

 

Thanks


The E7 should be enough for the SRH750DJ. The hardware EQ will further extend the bass, and the DAC will clean up the sound from your laptop as well.

 

However, getting the E9 will future-proof you.

post #501 of 1316

Yea, I would start out with the E7. Its surprising how powerful it is. The E7 is MORE than enough for my Shure SE110, adaquate for my Senn HD280, insufficient for my AKG K702 (which are really really hard to drive)

 

So I think you would be fine with the E7, it would be a huge improvement over the laptop audio.

post #502 of 1316

will the fiio e9 sufficient enough for the K701? thanks.smily_headphones1.gif

post #503 of 1316
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will the fiio e9 sufficient enough for the K701? thanks.smily_headphones1.gif


Oh yes, and then some. Shame mine is goosed and has to go back  :-(

post #504 of 1316

the k702 sounds ok with the e7, i had it for a few months..but much better with the e9 thrown in gs1000.gif

 

the shure750 headphone is easily powered by the e7 alone i believe..i had no problem blasting the 840 .

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post #505 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Riku540 View Post


The E7 should be enough for the SRH750DJ. The hardware EQ will further extend the bass, and the DAC will clean up the sound from your laptop as well.

 

However, getting the E9 will future-proof you.



 


Future-proof is a word that should never be used by anyone who frequents this forum. The upgrade bug is bad and it spreads through the vector of Head-Fi forum posts.

I have the E7/E9 combo and have already got an order out for the HRT MSII+. I too thought that the E7/E9 combo and HD 650s would 'future-proof' me. How very, very wrong I was.

That said though - the combo is an amazing deal - especially if you trade in CD quality files.
post #506 of 1316

Ok guys, based on your advice I've decided to get the E7 alone.  I just have one more question, I've read the E7 was upgraded a bit which included an addition of power and I've read the new versions light up red when docked to the E9.  I am ordering it from mp4nation, are they selling the latest versions?  Is there any way to know for sure?

 

Thanks

post #507 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Jack-Micca View Post

The E9 actually facilitates what you want to do really well. Here's how my setup goes:

 

Dell XPS Notebook -> E7(docked in E9) or EMU 0404USB -> E9

 

From there the E9's RCA output is connected to my Logitech Z-2300 speakers, and a pair of headphones are connected to the front 1/4" jack of the E9.

 

When I unplug the headphone from the E9, the RCA output is enabled and audio is sent to the Z2300. When I want to listen to headphones, I just plug it in and the speakers automatically becomes quiet. Because the RCA output is fixed level, volume control on the Z2300 is retained, and changing the headphone output volume on the E9 does not affect volume of the speakers.

 

There is no swapping or switching of anything - everything is done in a very logical fashion as you would use it normally.

 

Jack

 

 

I have the logitech z 2300 computer speaker system, and i am planning on purchasing the e7/e9 combo for my audio technica m50's and ad700's and any other headphones i get down the road. I'm a noob and dont understand how you hook up the e9 to the z2300. Can someone tell me what cord i need i order to do this. I have the z2300's hooked up to my 2010 21.5 imac.
 

post #508 of 1316

Arg....

 

I just realized that my E9 only has RCA out.  WTH?  The only way into the E9 is a generic one-port line-in or USB?  

 

Grrr....  My E9 is now useless with any other DAC - especially the one I just bought that has RCA interconnect line-outs (HRT MSII+).

 

Guess I'm in the market for a good SS amp that has RCA inputs.

post #509 of 1316

Just get a decent RCA to 3.5mm cable. A 3.5mm jack is electrically the same as 2 x RCA jacks. The ground wires behind separate RCA input jacks will be combined together anyway.
 

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Originally Posted by disastermouse View Post

Arg....

 

I just realized that my E9 only has RCA out.  WTH?  The only way into the E9 is a generic one-port line-in or USB?  

 

Grrr....  My E9 is now useless with any other DAC - especially the one I just bought that has RCA interconnect line-outs (HRT MSII+).

 

Guess I'm in the market for a good SS amp that has RCA inputs.

post #510 of 1316

I am curious about solid state and I am interested in some new hard to drive cans like the HD600/650 or K701...looks like this might be the amp to get my feet wet with. I'll have to the RCA to 3.5mm cable though since I already have a DAC and won't be buying the E7.

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