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post #781 of 1229
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Don't know about mini3, but PA2V2 isn't really a competitor of E11. It has very noticeable bass roll off when used with low impedance headphonce and not nearly as powerful as E11, slightly on the lush sounding side but not quite as good as cmoyBB. Either E11 or cmoyBB are both better choice than PA2V2. I would consider E6 a much closer competitor of PA2V2 and I personally prefer E6.


thanks for the reply.

i'd check the mini3 , but i think i'll get the E11. and maybe get a E6 for when i really need something portable

post #782 of 1229

I have now read several reviews about the 'hissing' when coupling this amp with SE530's. Some go as far as to call describe it as unbearable distortion.


My question is, would you still recommend this amp to provide a noticeable improvement in sound, even with the hissing taken into consideration? If the hissing only really noticeable during quiet periods then I think I can manage it, I just want to know if there will be other noticeable benifits which outweigh this problem? Are there any alternatives more suited to these headphones at this pricepoint or am I better off avoiding an amp altogether?

 

Thank you in advance smile.gif


Edited by gandalfsmother - 11/27/11 at 2:50pm
post #783 of 1229


not sure about the SE530s but I'm using the E11 with shure SRH940s. Also using the iPod fiio dock cable BTW... no hissing for me unless the songs have innate hiss on the recording. If you turn it up... of course there would be hissing but its too loud already when I get to that volume level.

 

Maybe its the included cable. I remember using that for a day and I got some slight hiss so I switched to the iPod dock cable connector.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by gandalfsmother View Post

I have now read several reviews about the 'hissing' when coupling this amp with SE530's. Some go as far as to call describe it as unbearable distortion.


My question is, would you still recommend this amp to provide a noticeable improvement in sound, even with the hissing taken into consideration? If the hissing only really noticeable during quiet periods then I think I can manage it, I just want to know if there will be other noticeable benifits which outweigh this problem? Are there any alternatives more suited to these headphones at this pricepoint or am I better off avoiding an amp altogether?

 

Thank you in advance smile.gif



 

post #784 of 1229
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Originally Posted by antikryst View Post


not sure about the SE530s but I'm using the E11 with shure SRH940s. Also using the iPod fiio dock cable BTW... no hissing for me unless the songs have innate hiss on the recording. If you turn it up... of course there would be hissing but its too loud already when I get to that volume level.

 

Maybe its the included cable. I remember using that for a day and I got some slight hiss so I switched to the iPod dock cable connector.

 

 



 


I think its associated with Shure IEM's in particular, but thank you for your insight smile.gif

 

post #785 of 1229

Hello, one question.

Could be ok the battery of a Nokia X6 to be used on fiio e11?

thanks

post #786 of 1229

have ordered one today ,to be used with the Beyerdynamic DT 235 beyersmile.png

post #787 of 1229

ClieOS,

 

I got these batteries on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180728266763

 

Charged them up and put in the E11, wont turn on. I used my volt meter and they are running about 4.6 volts.

 

I noticed in your original post: It has an internal protection circuit that prevents overcharging up to 4.2V.

 

So my thought is how do I get the batteries down to 4.2? I wonder if I wait a month or so if they will go back down?

 

I suppose I could only charge them while in the amp, so they never go past 4.2 volts. What are your thoughts? thanks

 

post #788 of 1229
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoologico View Post

Hello, one question.
Could be ok the battery of a Nokia X6 to be used on fiio e11?
thanks

No.
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Originally Posted by marcusgi View Post

ClieOS,

I got these batteries on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180728266763

Charged them up and put in the E11, wont turn on. I used my volt meter and they are running about 4.6 volts.

I noticed in your original post: It has an internal protection circuit that prevents overcharging up to 4.2V.

So my thought is how do I get the batteries down to 4.2? I wonder if I wait a month or so if they will go back down?

I suppose I could only charge them while in the amp, so they never go past 4.2 volts. What are your thoughts? thanks
4.6V is way over the top. Overcharging can cause the battery to explode and you definitely don't want that. That shows the battery you got might not be properly built and I really advise you not to use it anymore. If you want to try it pout, just wait for the voltage to drop back down before putting it into the amp and see if the amp can charge it normally. You must be careful as this could damage your amp as well.
post #789 of 1229

ClieOS,

 

Thanks for your quick response, I have a 2nd (different brand) battery on order, that has worked since I ordered the E11. Works like a champ.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110676898902

 

I wonder how long it would take the Feipusi BL-5B battery to drain from 4.6 to 4.0 volts without being able to put it in a device? I doubt that the amp would charge it higher than 4.2 volts once it finally dropped. But then again, it does say High Power... Oh well, only out $12.41

 

 

 

 

post #790 of 1229

Has anybody paired E11 with AKG K271mkII??

Impressions??

post #791 of 1229

Adding my 2 cents.  

 

I use the E11 with a rockboxed iPod classic loaded with FLAC cd rips.  When traveling I use Shure 315 IEMs with the amp set to low on EQ setting 1.  At home or in the office I use Denon D2000s with the amp on hi and eq to flat.  So far I am very pleased with the setup.  Low cost, portable, and sounds great by my ears.  Although not a high end setup, I compared the iPod/Fiio combo to the Nuforce Udac 2/Foobar setup I have with my laptop.  I couldn't tell a difference between these two, admittedly, mid-fi setups.  

 

The Fiio had enough power to drive the Denons and I have no hiss with the Shure 315s.  

post #792 of 1229
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Originally Posted by marcusgi View Post

ClieOS,

 

Thanks for your quick response, I have a 2nd (different brand) battery on order, that has worked since I ordered the E11. Works like a champ.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110676898902

 

I wonder how long it would take the Feipusi BL-5B battery to drain from 4.6 to 4.0 volts without being able to put it in a device? I doubt that the amp would charge it higher than 4.2 volts once it finally dropped. But then again, it does say High Power... Oh well, only out $12.41

 

 

 

 



You could run a resistor across it or run some leads to a light bulb but I'd try to knock it down sooner than wating.

 

post #793 of 1229

So, I measured my old battery and low and behold it was around 4.5-4.6 volts too. All of this was not the batteries, it was the contacts in the E-11. I took a pair of tweezer and pulled on the contacts a little and now all the batteries work. Just thought I would share with others that might have this trouble.


Edited by marcusgi - 12/14/11 at 7:22pm
post #794 of 1229

Would I benefit using the e11 with this set up?

 

iPhone 4 + Soundmagic e10/Dunu Hephaes

iPod touch 2g + Soundmagic e10/Dunu Hephaes

 

Thank you..

 

I'm looking for more bass and/or some clarity.

post #795 of 1229

Fiio E11 makes Klipsch Image X10 sounds bad, not clear any more. I bought E11 because my Clip zip can't supply enough power for x10. X10 is a mess with E11 on my mp3 player or my pc. But the other earphones sound nice with it. It's pretty strange, got any idea for that?

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