hi, i'm a new user of the E11, its my first amp and i'm happy with my purchase, got some questions though and hope you guys could help me out, thanks in advance
1. there's a slight "thump" (not really loud and troublesome) when i turn on and turn off the amp, i think this is normal but i'm not sure if it will be harmful to my earphones/headphones in the long run, right now i remove my earphones before i turn it off, and turn the amp on before i plug my earphones just to be on the safe side. i'm currently using a senn IE8 and px100-ii
2. with the ipod classic (120gig)+lod+E11 combo, what could be the "ideal" setting on my fiio amp using the senn IE8? i understand that this is a matter of taste and i've also tinkered with my amp, currently using the "low power mode/EQ 0/ high gain", but since i'm relatively new to this kind of stuff, i would love to hear your opinions or suggestions on this setup
thanks in advance guys :)
1. The thump is normal as I hear it in the couple of E11s that I have here at the office. It should not be harmful to your headphones since it is a low volume thump.
2. What I would recommend you do is do some extended listening with the E11 set in both high voltage and low voltage mode. If you don't have a preference either way, use the low voltage setting. Set the gain so that you get a comfortable listening level with the volume control between about 3-5. The EQ really is a personal taste setting and you may even change it from song to song. Some songs you want a little more oomph, others may have enough as is.