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post #1126 of 1231

Hi

 

I have HFI 580 and drive them with Lumia920 and Rockboxed SansaClip+

 

Would the FiiO E11 be a noticeable step up regarding SQ and Volume level?

 

Tnx

post #1127 of 1231
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Originally Posted by Shawn71 View Post


thru iem or headphone?
edit»» meant to ask iem or ur vmoda...........

V MODA.

post #1128 of 1231
By Tim - 20 Jan 2014

I brought this with no knowledge that portable headphone amps even existed. All i knew was i had a pair of decent headphones and my phone wasnt providing enough power to drive the full potential out of them. All i can say is after hooking this up to my v moda m100s it pretty much doubled the volume and bass. On full volume and bass level 2 it felt like i had a couple of sub woofers strapped to my head and i could even feel the vibrations and air moving and as a bass head i obviously loved this. I do however appreciate this feature will not appeal to most 'normal' people. If u switch the EQ to zero and gain to Lo and set the volume to a comfortable setting i noticed the sound quality had definitely improved and of course the volume was capable of increasing to a much louder setting. Overall i was very happy with my purchase and am pleased i can now get greater performance out of my headphones.
post #1129 of 1231
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By Tim - 20 Jan 2014

I brought this with no knowledge that portable headphone amps even existed. All i knew was i had a pair of decent headphones and my phone wasnt providing enough power to drive the full potential out of them. All i can say is after hooking this up to my v moda m100s it pretty much doubled the volume and bass. On full volume and bass level 2 it felt like i had a couple of sub woofers strapped to my head and i could even feel the vibrations and air moving and as a bass head i obviously loved this. I do however appreciate this feature will not appeal to most 'normal' people. If u switch the EQ to zero and gain to Lo and set the volume to a comfortable setting i noticed the sound quality had definitely improved and of course the volume was capable of increasing to a much louder setting. Overall i was very happy with my purchase and am pleased i can now get greater performance out of my headphones.

Happy listening and welcome aboard to fiio club. I too prefer the same setup and its not a matter of safe lisyening BUT enough juice to drive almost my cans and this sound is vety pleasing to my ears. But ay times I set to hi gain and mid position eq to shake my basement.

Btw there's an another switch under the hood(battery).......check it out.biggrin.gif
post #1130 of 1231
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Btw there's an another switch under the hood(battery).......check it out.biggrin.gif

Mind if I inquire as to what it does?

 

EDIT: Hmm it appears to be a second high-low switch. Mine is set to high by default.


Edited by Ascenic - 1/20/14 at 12:12pm
post #1131 of 1231
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Mind if I inquire as to what it does?

 

EDIT: Hmm it appears to be a second high-low switch. Mine is set to high by default.

High gain-Low gain to be exact.  

My suggestion if you have tougher HP's to drive, most over the head or on the ear HP's, high gain.

IEM's low gain to improve sensitivity.

post #1132 of 1231
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post
 

High gain-Low gain to be exact.  

My suggestion if you have tougher HP's to drive, most over the head or on the ear HP's, high gain.

IEM's low gain to improve sensitivity.

 

That's not a gain switch, but high / low power. Like the name suggested, it changes how much power the amp is able to pump out. Set it to high for best performance and low for best battery life.

post #1133 of 1231
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

 

That's not a gain switch, but high / low power. Like the name suggested, it changes how much power the amp is able to pump out. Set it to high for best performance and low for best battery life.

My bad, gain switch and bass booster are on the outside and high/low power on the inside under the battery.

post #1134 of 1231
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Originally Posted by Ascenic View Post

Mind if I inquire as to what it does?

EDIT: Hmm it appears to be a second high-low switch. Mine is set to high by default.

Well its the power selector of the amp with hi and lo position to drive power hungry HP w/hi position set.....simply put just like chevy corvette, dodge viper, ford mustang eqipped with turbo power.....but it is optimised for performance and E11's hi setting drains power quicker than low setting. Ofcourse thats a huge monster compared to a E11's 3"x2"portable formfactor with a very small powerhouse.
post #1135 of 1231
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Originally Posted by dino73n View Post
 

Hi

 

I have HFI 580 and drive them with Lumia920 and Rockboxed SansaClip+

 

Would the FiiO E11 be a noticeable step up regarding SQ and Bass level?

 

Tnx


Anyone?

post #1136 of 1231
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Anyone?

Definitely worth buying it for SQ,Staging,depth,clarity ,detail,texture etc. Frankly speaking i havent tried US HFI 580 and lumia 920 but RB'ed sansa with E11 will be a good combo to drive most of the iems and HPs not just for volume and bass but all those mentioned..........
post #1137 of 1231
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Originally Posted by Shawn71 View Post


Definitely worth buying it for SQ,Staging,depth,clarity ,detail,texture etc. Frankly speaking i havent tried US HFI 580 and lumia 920 but RB'ed sansa with E11 will be a good combo to drive most of the iems and HPs not just for volume and bass but all those mentioned..........


Thanks a lot for your answer,I just ordered E11,found it for $49 shipped from Hong Kong. I hope it is genuine.

 

I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina so ebay was the only way to get it.


Edited by dino73n - 1/21/14 at 10:59am
post #1138 of 1231
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Thanks a lot for your answer,I just ordered E11,found it for $49 shipped from Hong Kong. I hope it is genuine.

I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina so ebay was the only way to get it.

Anytime..........

I see. Which HK ebay seller you ordered? bigbargainonline?
post #1139 of 1231

Seller from Ebay is "trading_one" or "keygos",it's the same seller with two ebay profiles. Shipment has a tracking number so I hope it's going to be problemless :)

post #1140 of 1231

I have to say that I have owned some nice small headphone amps in the past and for the sound and money the Fiio e 11 wins best value and sound by a landslide. It very nicely opens the sound stage and is light and turns cheap headphones into sounding great and good cans better. Bottom line WOW!

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