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post #1171 of 1326
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Originally Posted by shootertwist View Post

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 :)


Hey,

 

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.

 

Jack

 

post #1172 of 1326

micca, are you the micca store from ebay?..

 

may i ask why you are not shipping to romania?... it is a little country in europe.

post #1173 of 1326

ughhhhh been waiting for my e11 for about two weeks and its supposed to be delivered tommorow. Cant wait to use it and have some impressions on it :D

post #1174 of 1326
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post

micca, are you the micca store from ebay?..

 

may i ask why you are not shipping to romania?... it is a little country in europe.



Hi,

 

We don't ship to Romania because we are not very efficient at delivering and providing after sales support to non-US customers. We think the customers will get better service by purchasing it from a dealer that's closest to them.  For example, if something is wrong with a product, the cost of shipping the product back to us here in the US from Romania would be very expensive and take a long time.

 

Jack

post #1175 of 1326

Does the E11 require a certain amount of Burn-In to sound good? I received mine today (finally lol) and when I first hooked everything up I wasnt really impressed but after about an hour or two it sounded amazing. I dont know if it was just my ears getting used to the sound but I really do think it may take a bit. I had the gain on low and EQ on 2 the bass sounded flabby and loose, and roughly an hour later the bass tightened up and sounded great. Either way, I'm definitely happy with my purchase!

 

edit: the volume is b/t 4 and 5 also.


Edited by T-Willi - 7/18/11 at 8:18pm
post #1176 of 1326
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Its is on Japan amazon now, More expensive than I expected.


The price has gone down now. Tempted to pull the trigger.

 

*Is the hiss noticeable?

*What are good settings?

*I will be using with ipod touch 4G/Equalizer app, TF1o and fiio L9.

*Will it be a step up from my ibasso T3 or Royal Cmoy?

 

Thanks, I am on the edge and need a push :)

 

 
post #1177 of 1326
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post




The price has gone down now. Tempted to pull the trigger.

 

*Is the hiss noticeable?

*What are good settings?

*I will be using with ipod touch 4G/Equalizer app, TF1o and fiio L9.

*Will it be a step up from my ibasso T3 or Royal Cmoy?

 

Thanks, I am on the edge and need a push :)

 



*nudge*

 

The hiss depends on your headphones. If you have very efficient headphones, you'll notice the hiss more.  As you start to use higher impedance or less efficient headphones, the hiss will be significantly less noticeable, or not at all.

 

Settings recommendations: Set the gain to high or low depending on which one gets you to the sweet spot on the volume pot for normal listening (I would shoot for between 2.5 to 5 on the volume dial). Set the EQ for the desired level of bass. I am listening to a pair of T50RPs for the moment so it's on "2". Next, see if you notice a difference between setting the operating voltage between high or low. If you do not notice a difference, leave it on low as it will give you somewhat better battery life.

 

Jack

post #1178 of 1326

Nudge me more people! :)

 

half the fun is the pre-purchase excitment! :)

post #1179 of 1326

*Says screw it and pushes Expatin off edge*   :D

 

Dude buy it! Its so awesomea and the hiss I cant hear it with my 840s or ie2s

post #1180 of 1326

Hi,

I noticed I can charge E11 and at the same time playing music with it. Both red and blue lights are on.

Is this normal? I read earlier that you cannot charge and play it at the same time.

Thanks

post #1181 of 1326

From what Ive read its not and I think that with the type of circuitry/battery/ or something of the sort that the e11 has can make things conflict and bad things could happen. Correct me if im wrong. Tried to word that the best I could lol.


Edited by T-Willi - 7/20/11 at 9:41am
post #1182 of 1326

Got my E11 this morning have have some pleasing initial impressions:

 

 

Test set up S:flow2 Line out > E11 (HG EQ2) > Denon D2000 (work cans)  A/B with PC iTunes > Fiio E7 EQ3  - music mainly DnB and electronic

 

There is not much between the two setups both sound great and the bass boost is meaty as ever, at times I for got which one I was listening to.

 

From memory the JDS labs CMOY BB was not anywhere as good and sounded muddier with its bass boost. 

 

The e11 is far more elegant and smaller than expected but packs the punch that people have been praising. 

 

I have found a little minor in that there is channel imbalance at low volume but this only noticeable with my Brainwavs M2 IEM, as they don't need amping its kind of moot for me.

 

Edit: The M2s do improve with the E11 but this is probably due to them being fed via line out rather than headphone out.

 

The S:flow2 has quite a powerful headphone out and just about manages to drive the D2000 but add the E11 and Shaziiing we have lift off. 

 

As a bass head I can now flick on some of the custom EQ on the Sflow:2 and activate PlayFX Bass EQ mode which before would attenuate the volume too low with the D2K to make it usable but with the e11

 

I can normalise the volume back up after the EQ drop and have skull vibrating levels of bass without distortion.

 

£40 is a bargain as both my S:flow2 and IEMs sound better than they have ever done :D

 

I intend to use my E11 / Sflow2 combo to power Ultrasone Pro 900s for semi portable listing..  more impressions to follow then I get home.

 

post #1183 of 1326

I pulled the trigger and ordered it. It will sit well with my Royal CMoy and ibasso T3, a nice budget amp collection.

post #1184 of 1326
I'd like to see a more retro version of the FiiO portable amps redface.gif
post #1185 of 1326
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Originally Posted by koolkat View Post

I'd like to see a more retro version of the FiiO portable amps redface.gif


I actually think the E11 is pretty retro looking. It has a simple looking form so it lends it self to just about any decade. They could paint the black top and bottom covers with rainbow bands of brown and it'd look pretty 70's. Or put a cyan colored grid pattern on the covers and some large blocky "FIIO" and "STEREO" logos, it would be very 80's-ish. 

 

Maybe FiiO can sell skins for this, so you guys can personalize it, like how you can skin iPhones and iPods.

 

Jack

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