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Still hoping to try out an E11. I'm going to see if I have money after September when I can afford one!

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Your making me jealous talking about tube amps ;). I've been drooling over them as I really do love the warm laid back signature. Never heard a tube amp though.



 



Trust me, a decent tube amp may set you back a bit with the cost (start from a cheaper pre-made or DIY), but once you own or listen to one, the relationship between your ear and the amp itself is instanteously a love relationship.


Edited by DefQon - 8/16/11 at 4:35am
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Trust me, a decent tube amp may set you back a bit with the cost (start from a cheaper pre-made or DIY), but once you own or listen to one, the relationship between your ear and the amp itself is instanteously a love relationship.


I was looking into the mini watt tube amp from alo audio. It'll set me back $380.00 though. Looks nice in black.

 

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Hi I have a pair of Denon AH-C710's and a Cowon i9 but it doesn't have a line out so would like to know if there would be an improvement in sound quality if i just use the headphone out on the E11. Also would the sound improve using it with a macbook pro with line out?

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Hi I have a pair of Denon AH-C710's and a Cowon i9 but it doesn't have a line out so would like to know if there would be an improvement in sound quality if i just use the headphone out on the E11. Also would the sound improve using it with a macbook pro with line out?



This issue with this is that you will have the Cowon amplifier competing with your E11 amp. Its always better to use a true line out and hook your source to a line out dock to the amp. You could still do it through the headphone out but I've always found this to add unwanted distortion to the music.

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What about the miuaudio tube amp? 
 

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I was looking into the mini watt tube amp from alo audio. It'll set me back $380.00 though. Looks nice in black.

 



 

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What about the miuaudio tube amp? 
 



 

Never heard of it, I'll have to check it out thanks.
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Was looking at the E7 quite some time back to replace my little E5 when i used my HTC HD2 but had no money to purchase one. Now I have myself a neat little HTC Desire S and some money, went looking for the E7 and found the E11. Of course, my interest piqued.

 

So my question really:

 

Right now I go from HTC Desire S -> Fiio E5 -> Minerva Mi-1 (single driver customs).

 

Am I likely to see much/any benefit by going HTC Desire S -> Fiio E11 -> Minerva Mi-1?

 

If I understand the concepts correctly, it's not likely to do a whole lot as I'd be 'double amping' (?) but as I know of no way to bypass the phone's own amp I am at a loss.

 

As a side note, I often hook up my E5 and Mi-1's to my PC through my Logitech G510 keyboard. I'm probably looking at a similar situation to the above but I'd like to hear about any ideas :)

 

Thanks for any help, especially as I've probably sounded like a complete/part dope :)

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So my question really:

 

Right now I go from HTC Desire S -> Fiio E5 -> Minerva Mi-1 (single driver customs).

 

Am I likely to see much/any benefit by going HTC Desire S -> Fiio E11 -> Minerva Mi-1?

 

 


Yes you will. With the bonus advantages of a high/low gain and a 3 equaliser preset switches. The E5 only does wonders when connected to small sources such as a Sansa Clip or Ipod Shuffle due to them easier to drive and power, mobile phones are usually pretty power hungry so a much stronger amp is required.

 


Edited by DefQon - 9/17/11 at 5:23pm
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If you want to use the DAC for you PC and amp section I would recommend the E7. If you just want to use an amp I would recommend the E11. I am actually selling my E7 DAC/Amp now. Its in really good condition if you are interested and I would extend my 3 years square trade warranty to you as well. PM me if you're interested.
 

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Was looking at the E7 quite some time back to replace my little E5 when i used my HTC HD2 but had no money to purchase one. Now I have myself a neat little HTC Desire S and some money, went looking for the E7 and found the E11. Of course, my interest piqued.

 

So my question really:

 

Right now I go from HTC Desire S -> Fiio E5 -> Minerva Mi-1 (single driver customs).

 

Am I likely to see much/any benefit by going HTC Desire S -> Fiio E11 -> Minerva Mi-1?

 

If I understand the concepts correctly, it's not likely to do a whole lot as I'd be 'double amping' (?) but as I know of no way to bypass the phone's own amp I am at a loss.

 

As a side note, I often hook up my E5 and Mi-1's to my PC through my Logitech G510 keyboard. I'm probably looking at a similar situation to the above but I'd like to hear about any ideas :)

 

Thanks for any help, especially as I've probably sounded like a complete/part dope :)



 

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Yes you will. With the bonus advantages of a high/low gain and a 3 equaliser preset switches. The E5 only does wondering when connected to small sources such as a Sansa Clip or Ipod Shuffle due to them easier to drive and power, mobile phones are usually pretty power hungry so a much stronger amp is required.


I never expected a response that would indicate large difference between an E5 and an E11 for use with my IEM's and phone just strictly on a power level. I'd understood that the way the E11 handled the volume, the equaliser switches and gain adjustment would improve things but always thought that an E5 would capably handle my IEM's.

 

Looks like I'll be putting an E11 on my wishlist.

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I never expected a response that would indicate large difference between an E5 and an E11 for use with my IEM's and phone just strictly on a power level. I'd understood that the way the E11 handled the volume, the equaliser switches and gain adjustment would improve things but always thought that an E5 would capably handle my IEM's.

 

Looks like I'll be putting an E11 on my wishlist.



Yep, the bit where I wrote wondering its supposed to be wonders" so yeh.

 

And another good thing about the E11 is that they can be had for $50-60 if you know where to look.

 

 


Edited by DefQon - 9/17/11 at 5:25pm
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Yep, the bit where I wrote wondering its supposed to be wonders" so yeh.

 

And another good thing about the E11 is that they can be had for $50-60 if you know where to look.


I'm UK based and the cheapest I've found so is £40 or £44 delivered, from a UK source. MP4Nation.net would hook me up for about £43 but take until Christmas to get here (or at least feel that way)

 

Going to keep the hunt up for a bit longer and see what I can find.

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I never expected a response that would indicate large difference between an E5 and an E11 for use with my IEM's and phone just strictly on a power level. I'd understood that the way the E11 handled the volume, the equaliser switches and gain adjustment would improve things but always thought that an E5 would capably handle my IEM's.

 

Looks like I'll be putting an E11 on my wishlist.

Its more than just output power. The Amp section in the E11 is superior to the one in the E5 so of course the sound quality would be better including the driving power.
 

 

post #1275 of 1326

Just bit on an E11. Should be here within 48 hours :)

 

Will report back.

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