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post #16 of 34
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^^yea welli just need the DAC...more amping on these will blow my eardrums! and E7 will amp a bit anyway..its not like they wont amp at all rite?

post #17 of 34

the e5 and e7 will of course amplify sound, thats what they are made to do. just don't expect a huge increase from what your ipod and computer already do. i could easily max out the e5 when used with my smartphone and xb500's., but it was still louder than the smartphone was by itself..
 

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^^yea welli just need the DAC...more amping on these will blow my eardrums! and E7 will amp a bit anyway..its not like they wont amp at all rite?

post #18 of 34
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ok maybe 20% more ...i heard there is E11 coming this month too...shud i wait for that? its cheap as well..

post #19 of 34
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Originally Posted by ethan3686 View Post

ok maybe 20% more ...i heard there is E11 coming this month too...shud i wait for that? its cheap as well..



March. And it's just an amp. Oh, and an amp doesn't just make it louder. Think of premium fuel in a sports car vs regular fuel.


Edited by Ishcabible - 12/21/10 at 9:22am
post #20 of 34

e11 has no DAC.

post #21 of 34

get an e7 or the Bithead from HeadRoom.

post #22 of 34

Amping isn't just about volume. A powerful amp will tighten up areas on headphones, like making bass punchier and more controlled. Straight volume boosting seems to be the most common misconception about amping. The XB700 is dreadfully loud without any amp.

post #23 of 34
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alrite thanks for all the valuable input...will get E7 only then..any of u have any idea what is the full burning time of XB 700 ? and do i have to keep them on for all those hours or it burns everytime i use them after a long break?

post #24 of 34
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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

if they output the same power, then i'm not impressed. i have a fiio e5 laying around and it doesn't help much on my XB500's.

 

i'd much rather get a Bithead from HeadRoom, than the E7 if this is the case.


Well XB500 shouldn't be amped in first place not with a E5 at least (bass boost setting will mudden up sound masking fine details and flat setting will take away its soul), it'll only provide worse result. XB700 is a completely different animal though.

post #25 of 34
Thread Starter 

ok so will E9 improve my SQ as much as E7 ? basically i want more sound qualiy and clarity..so i assume a DAC/AMP [E7] will do it better than just an amp i.e E9

 

AND what about the burning time on these? how much time it requires?


Edited by ethan3686 - 12/21/10 at 9:53am
post #26 of 34

Tweaking EQ is easiest and cheapest way to improve the sound quality & clarity, I think they did sound pretty clear and close to their full potential out of box though without EQing but the mids are somewhat recessed and it lacks some punch in the bass so I'd start by boosting the 125 - 2kHz range (biggest boost at 1 - 2kHz) and then move on to the highs and try increase those slightly to see if it will bring an improvement.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 12/21/10 at 10:15am
post #27 of 34
Thread Starter 

^^man i dont see that in my WINAMP...can u just show some screenshot thru winamp or watever music player u use...and whats the BURNING TIME?

post #28 of 34

I don't use winamp cuz foobar2000 is better, especially when you add dolby headphone plugin to it as well. If you want to try for yourself try this preconfigured foobar2000 config by me (It's not EQd for XB700 though, I've only adjusted the EQ in it to balance out the sound what dolby headphone plugin changes which is quite a lot of added deep bass which I adjusted out so it should sound roughly close to what winamp does unEQd for example): http://cid-87ed83e2c9fd453c.office.live.com/self.aspx/Public/foobar2000.zip - You only need to extract it somewhere and everything will be setup as it should (if no output is heard then you may have to change output device in foobar2000 config).

 

Winamp use the standard 10-band EQ setup meaning the bands are: 31Hz, 62Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz and 16kHz from left to right.

 

foobar2000 uses a 18-band EQ and it says which band is which there and it works a lot better than winamp's EQ which quickly distorts sound.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 12/21/10 at 10:29am
post #29 of 34

Anybody used the KM player? it is a great music player and it helps a lot when you need to eq heavy bass hp's. 

 

Regarding burn in time, you will notice a difference after 50 hours. 

post #30 of 34
Thread Starter 

thanks...will luk into that EQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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