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post #61 of 81

I think I'll go with the E11 :) out of curiosity what cords and accessories does it come with? because I know the soundmagic comes with all the cords you could possibly need right out of the box XD

post #62 of 81

There is an unboxing of the Fiio e11 on YouTube. It comes with a wrist band, a charger, an interconnect and some user manuals. You will have to purchase an lod separately if you wish to use one.

post #63 of 81

I would have never thought these would drive the HD650, but it sounds quite good together.  

post #64 of 81

Yeah I ended up choosing the Fiio L3 LOD and Fiio E7 *for battery life mostly* and I'm just waiting for all my gear to get to the house :)

post #65 of 81

Enjoying this amp alot with my Cowon D2 and HiFiMan RE-262s, no complaints except a fat bump in my pocket :P

It does make static noise when it's unplugged from an audio source, at first I thought there might be something wrong but it doesn't happen when it's connected.

post #66 of 81

ClieOS:

 

Which would you recoomend?

 

E11, A10 or the ZO2?

 

I don't really need an AMP of sort, not something bulky like the E7 either, and thus not a DAC either.

I could do with a bass boost switch/button, but it isn't my main concern.

 

My main concern here is to have something that "cleans up" or refines the music.

 

I saw the SmartVektor tech of the digizoid and was impressed - however was told that it doesn't quite have that effect.

 

I was wondering, what would you personally say for my "requirements"?

 

Many thanks :)

 

PS, i would have to buy them at these price:

ZO2 @ £65

E11 @ £45

A10 @ £65

post #67 of 81
Thread Starter 

I amo not really sure what 'clean up' really means to you, but if it purely an amp you want, I'll have to said E11 is technically the best sounding of the three. A JDS cmoyBB won't be a bad choice either though it has a lusher sound compared to E11.

post #68 of 81
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

I amo not really sure what 'clean up' really means to you, but if it purely an amp you want, I'll have to said E11 is technically the best sounding of the three. A JDS cmoyBB won't be a bad choice either though it has a lusher sound compared to E11.


ah the choices!
Thanks for the reply anyway!

I'll order both the E11 & A10 from amazon, and return the one I don't like, or possibly both, and then order the ZO2.

 

I'll lose out on postage, but well...that's no problem, especially with amazon :)

 

 

I would buy the A10 from hifiheadphones as they are an authorised dealer.

 

I would buy the FiiO from Amazon UK

 

I would buy the digiZoid straight from them.

post #69 of 81

Hey ClieOS!

 

I got the A10, and it does sound as you described it. Making the sound ever so slightly warmer.

The volume is an issue, well could be an issue, put it that way.

As its very "loose"

 

The bass boost however, I felt it adds to the MID-BASS, rather than the sub-bass.

Am I wrong in assuming this? As I saw the graphs, and you are right by what you say, but I don't feel the same way in my ears.

 

The sub-bass on my MG7's is the same, but the mid-bass gets vastly pushed up, and boomingly brilliant :D!

The same applies for my D2K's.

 

Could you enlighten me on this :)?

post #70 of 81
Thread Starter 
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Hey ClieOS!

 

I got the A10, and it does sound as you described it. Making the sound ever so slightly warmer.

The volume is an issue, well could be an issue, put it that way.

As its very "loose"

 

The bass boost however, I felt it adds to the MID-BASS, rather than the sub-bass.

Am I wrong in assuming this? As I saw the graphs, and you are right by what you say, but I don't feel the same way in my ears.

 

The sub-bass on my MG7's is the same, but the mid-bass gets vastly pushed up, and boomingly brilliant :D!

The same applies for my D2K's.

 

Could you enlighten me on this :)?


It is understandable that perception and measurement sometime don't agree with each other. Also, different IEM might react differently to EQ, impedance, current reserve, etc. Personally, I consider them as part of the synergy issue. Ultimately, I think your ears should be the final judge, as no one can tell you whether you'll like it or not.

 

post #71 of 81
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post


It is understandable that perception and measurement sometime don't agree with each other. Also, different IEM might react differently to EQ, impedance, current reserve, etc. Personally, I consider them as part of the synergy issue. Ultimately, I think your ears should be the final judge, as no one can tell you whether you'll like it or not.

 


oh of course :)
I'm just a little surprised to heard more mid rather than sub bass, with the XB boost on.

When i look at the graph i agree with it, especially vs with the E5 comparison.

 

Maybe I'm more susceptible to sub-bass than I ever thought I was?

No idea :D!

 

I do think though the A10, when paired with bass heavier IEM's do overshadow the mids a little.

post #72 of 81

Just a thing that surprised me, it wasn't listed in our products page over on head-fi.

So I added it 

post #73 of 81

How would this fair driving some HD25's?

post #74 of 81

It drives them quite nicely. :)
 

post #75 of 81

Ideal thanks!

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