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post #331 of 352

Agh, more money to spend.

post #332 of 352
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Originally Posted by Monsieur View Post

Agh, more money to spend.



correct :) and all that hype....ill join the bandwagon :)

post #333 of 352

I know this will be a dumb question, but is there any way to use this with having my iPhone as a source? I'd love to use my DT770s as a portable while studying at school.

post #334 of 352
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I know this will be a dumb question, but is there any way to use this with having my iPhone as a source? I'd love to use my DT770s as a portable while studying at school.


JDSlabs Cmoy with bassboost much better with DT770. You don't need a DAC and fiio sound is to refined for this bassmonster headphone.
post #335 of 352

Anyone else have an e9 with an empty dock waiting for the e17 to show up on Amazon?  I sure as hell do *tick-tock* basshead.gif

post #336 of 352

Yeah, I bought the E9 after talking with Feaio extensively last month.  Mine's still in the shipping box, though.

post #337 of 352

sorry to resurrect an old thread, but is there any news whatsoever about the e15?

post #338 of 352
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Originally Posted by sheep duck View Post

sorry to resurrect an old thread, but is there any news whatsoever about the e15?

Another person just asked that yesterday:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/617432/new-product-e09k-on-sale-now/15#post_8702277

 

Here is the post.

post #339 of 352

Question: Need to hook up my HDTV from optical out to DAC to self powered speakers,  Would the FiiO E17 do the job?  Would I notice a difference between it and a much cheaper DAC in terms of sound quality?

 

post #340 of 352
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Originally Posted by Ishrogh View Post

Question: Need to hook up my HDTV from optical out to DAC to self powered speakers,  Would the FiiO E17 do the job?  Would I notice a difference between it and a much cheaper DAC in terms of sound quality?

 

 

I would have to test that sometime when I'm at my E17 and get back with you. Based on what I recall about it that should work without any accessories. The sound from the E17 is very good for the price. To my knowledge there isn't anything in it's general SQ range for that price.
 

post #341 of 352
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Originally Posted by Ishrogh View Post

Question: Need to hook up my HDTV from optical out to DAC to self powered speakers,  Would the FiiO E17 do the job?  Would I notice a difference between it and a much cheaper DAC in terms of sound quality?

 

 

I would consider the D3 (if you want a Wolfson chip), the D03k Taishan and the D07 (if you'll ever need a Dolby/DTS-compatible DAC) as well. You can power it with one of your TV's USB ports (if it has any) so it would basically power on with your TV. :)

post #342 of 352
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Originally Posted by MrScratch View Post

I would consider the D3 (if you want a Wolfson chip), the D03k Taishan and the D07 (if you'll ever need a Dolby/DTS-compatible DAC) as well. You can power it with one of your TV's USB ports (if it has any) so it would basically power on with your TV. smily_headphones1.gif

I have the DO3 Taishan hooked up to my tv and in addition, use the e17 as an amp. It gives plenty of volume to my dt 770/80's for netflix and gaming.
Edited by MUSICCURE - 8/21/13 at 12:01pm
post #343 of 352

Well, Ishrogh said he owns a pair of "self-powered" speakers (I think he meant active speakers) so he would just need a DAC. For ~30 (D03k/D3) or ~50 bucks (D07) I think they are worth mentioning. ;-)

post #344 of 352
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Originally Posted by Ishrogh View Post

Question: Need to hook up my HDTV from optical out to DAC to self powered speakers,  Would the FiiO E17 do the job?  Would I notice a difference between it and a much cheaper DAC in terms of sound quality?

 

 

I did the tests. I'm not sure if my E17 has an issue, but the toslink input using the supplied adapter didn't work with signals from my blu ray player. It worked fine on my receiver, so I'm not sure what the issue is. It might not have been able to use the mix supplied from the disc I used, or the spdif in on the e17 just doesn't work. I primarily use it as a pc dac through usb which works fine, so I don't really care enough to look into it further.

 

Others brought up the point that a standalone dac may be all you need if you don't need an amp as well. I can definitely say that the sound from the E17 - when it works - is well worth the money. It's a very versatile unit as well.

post #345 of 352

Make sure you ain't playing any music / sound on the Blu-ray player that is not stereo. E17 only decodes stereo. It won't do Dolby or 5.1 surround sound stuff.

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