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I have both.  The E11 is warmer.  The E7 is more 'sterile' / slightly colder.  It's the best way I can describe it.  I don't use the word 'dark' - because I don't believe that term really describes my impresssion of them.  I see others describing the E11 as dark - but IMO the term "warm" suits it better.

 

Here was my comparison - hope it helps:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/556783/fiio-e11-review-and-comparison-e7-amp-section-only

 



When using your Ad700 with the E7 and the E11, do you feel that the E11 changes the overall tone of the Ad700 or simply makes it more full? I have Ad900 and I love the sound, I don't want it to change much.

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When using your Ad700 with the E7 and the E11, do you feel that the E11 changes the overall tone of the Ad700 or simply makes it more full? I have Ad900 and I love the sound, I don't want it to change much.


To me - and I find the AD700 treble grainy sometimes - it provides just enough warmth to soften the highs a little.  Not enough to massively alter the tone, just enough warmth to improve them.

 

Where it does help is if you use bass boost.  As you know, the AD700 bass is there, it's just not prominent.  the E11 targets the bass boost to the lower end without muddying the mids.  It really does make a difference for the better.  I don't use the bass boost at all for my SRH840's (no need) - but it's a welcome addition for the AD700's.

 

BTW - congrats on the Phonitor.  Nice to see it going to someone we know :)

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I'm glad to hear the E11 boosts bass without messing with the other frequencies. I love the E7 on +1 bass boost for my Ad900, but I may have to try the E11.


Edited by keanex - 7/26/11 at 10:59pm
post #1219 of 1326

I have a slight hiss with my E11. Not very happy.

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Is the hiss with earbuds? I have two and they are both pretty quiet. Extremely low hiss with Klipsch X8 and X10 but nothing with others at 32 ohms.

 

Maybe putting an adapter in line would help if it's really noticeable? (and would give you more volume control to play with)

 

Ian

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I decided to jump on one of these.  I was happy to find it available on Amazon (fulfilled by Micca).  You can get it bundled with an extra battery and charger for no extra money!  I'm looking forward to getting my new toy!

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I want to get some Sennheiser HD650's, would this be a decent stop gap while waiting for the Schiit asgards to come back in stock or should I really just step it up to the E9 for the extra money?  I dont' want anything too expensive since i'm going to upgrade to the asgard at some point and at 65 bucks the e11 sounds perfect if it has enough power.

 

 

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e11 has enough power to power them. the e9 is going to have more fidelity and have hardly none of the drawbacks of the e11. but the e11 is a great portable amp while the e9 is a decent desk amp. theyare totally 2 different machines for 2 different reasons of use. so if ur gona be moving around get a e11 untill u get a good desk amp amp or if ur gonna be stationary and dont want a top tier desk amp for awhile the e9 is a good one too get. it will have u satisfied as a desk amp for a good time. while the e11, i must enforce, is excellent for portablillity and load of strength for its size.

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I got my E11 about a week and half ago.. and let me tell you the bass on this thing almost destroyed my Grado Sr80i's! The sound is warm, but that suits my perfectly.

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I want to get some Sennheiser HD650's, would this be a decent stop gap while waiting for the Schiit asgards to come back in stock or should I really just step it up to the E9 for the extra money?  I dont' want anything too expensive since i'm going to upgrade to the asgard at some point and at 65 bucks the e11 sounds perfect if it has enough power.

 

 


You can get the HD650's for 388 now on sale at amazon.com (I'm sure its free shipping as well). The HD600 are on sale for $314.00 if I'm not mistaken. Good luck. The E9 should be more than enough to power the 650's, they easily drive my Denon 5000's and silver cabled IE8's.

 

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DAHMART also has 650s for $305+$6 shipping (US as far as I know). Comes with their online warranty and sennheisers warranty. I guy that posted in the 650 appreciation thread got one and he seems to be happy with his purchase from dahmart. Said it came in excellent condition so if anyones looking to snag refurbished or new, now is the timei lol.

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can a fiio e11 elevate my hd-25's bass power significantly?basshead.gif

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can a fiio e11 elevate my hd-25's bass power significantly?basshead.gif


Yes the eq setting increases the lower end without disturbing the upper frequencies. I have mine on turned off though, I think it's perfect.
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what setting (high frequency, 1 eq for example) would be best for head thumping bass?

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what setting (high frequency, 1 eq for example) would be best for head thumping bass?

Not high frequency, but high power mode. If it is bass you want, high power and EQ2.
 

 

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