Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphone Amps › FiiO E11 - Impression + Information + Support
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

FiiO E11 - Impression + Information + Support - Page 60

post #886 of 1214

E17 will be a good option too, with the same amp section as E11 and a decent DAC section support 192k/24bit from coaxial and optical in, and 96k/24bit from USB in.

post #887 of 1214
Quote:
Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

I like the E11, but having a better DAC for laptop and desktop would be nice.

Fiio makes external USB DACs for under $30, Fiio D3 and D5

The DAC Destroyer USB DAC is nice, sells for $50 on eBay (It is a nice DAC, I have one).

 

Or just get the E7 (or E10) and just plug your phone into the amp part (E7 or E10) only.

 

How much of a difference does the D3 and D5 make? I bought a Fiio E5 a long time ago and while it works, it didn't really do anything for my 770 pro80. The small bass boost was nice but I barely heard a difference other than that. For my 8gb Ipod nano the E5 gave it enough power to use in my car speakers w/o sounding like garbage but otherwise it was useless for my Beyers. Point is if the D3/D5 is going to make a "E5" difference I may just stick to the E7. Otherwise, getting a E11 and a D3/D5 is something I'm VERY interested in since I can then use my beyers with my ps3 (something I always wanted to do) and I may pick up a monitor eventually and use my beyers with that (can the E7 do what I just mentioned as well?). Ultimately if the E11 to D3/D5 combo produces better sound than just an E7 then I'll get the combo since the extra flexibility would be nice.

post #888 of 1214
Quote:
Originally Posted by feiao View Post

E17 will be a good option too, with the same amp section as E11 and a decent DAC section support 192k/24bit from coaxial and optical in, and 96k/24bit from USB in.

 

I agree completely. I've heard nothing but raving reviews of the E17. But every penny counts and I'd rather not go above $100. I'm still a little squeamish to the idea of spending as much money on headphone gears as headphones so preferably I want to stick to below $100 :).

 

 

I appreciate all the advice I've been getting. It's been very helpful

 

EDIT: For the hell of it I wanna throw the E10 into the mix. People say it's not a portable device, but honestly it doesn't look that big I could live with it. I just need a device to be portable enough so that I can move it between dorm and my house frequently without much trouble. I heard the e10 has a DAC comparable to the E17 (tho not as good is what I hear) and the amp part is better than the E7. It sounds intriguing to say the least especially since on Amazon it's about the same price.


Edited by shorty920 - 6/25/12 at 10:19am
post #889 of 1214
Quote:
Originally Posted by shorty920 View Post

 

How much of a difference does the D3 and D5 make? I bought a Fiio E5 a long time ago and while it works, it didn't really do anything for my 770 pro80. The small bass boost was nice but I barely heard a difference other than that. For my 8gb Ipod nano the E5 gave it enough power to use in my car speakers w/o sounding like garbage but otherwise it was useless for my Beyers. Point is if the D3/D5 is going to make a "E5" difference I may just stick to the E7. Otherwise, getting a E11 and a D3/D5 is something I'm VERY interested in since I can then use my beyers with my ps3 (something I always wanted to do) and I may pick up a monitor eventually and use my beyers with that (can the E7 do what I just mentioned as well?). Ultimately if the E11 to D3/D5 combo produces better sound than just an E7 then I'll get the combo since the extra flexibility would be nice.

I would recommend the DD (DAC Destroyer), but some would rather spend $28 for the Fiio, then $50 for the DD.

I'm guessing the E7 comes with a better DAC then the D3/D5.


Edited by PurpleAngel - 6/27/12 at 8:28am
post #890 of 1214

Hopefully the people at Fiio read this thread.

 

I really like the Fiio E11. I think it would also be nice if Fiio came out with a version of the E11 with a docking station.

I think the E11 makes a good low cost headphone amplifier for plugging into sound cards that have a less then perfect headphone amplification.

But being battery powered I would assume is a turn off for desktop users.

But if something like the E11 had a docking station that would power and recharge the E11 by AC.

You could have the docking station connected to a on-board or add-on sound cards line-out/headphone jack with a 3.5mm mini-jack.

It would make it a good dual use headphone amplifier.

post #891 of 1214
Quote:
Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Hopefully the people at Fiio read this thread.

 

I really like the Fiio E11. I think it would also be nice if Fiio came out with a version of the E11 with a docking station.

I think the E11 makes a good low cost headphone amplifier for plugging into sound cards that have a less then perfect headphone amplification.

But being battery powered I would assume is a turn off for desktop users.

But if something like the E11 had a docking station that would power and recharge the E11 by AC.

You could have the docking station connected to a on-board or add-on sound cards line-out/headphone jack with a 3.5mm mini-jack.

It would make it a good dual use headphone amplifier.

 

Of course we will constantly read all the thread about FiiO in here. E11 is designed as a portable amp, and due to the fact that it is not real ground , so it can not work during charging. but maybe when we release E11 II in the future we will try to upgrade it to a amp which can also powered by AC power.

post #892 of 1214
Quote:
Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Hopefully the people at Fiio read this thread.

 

I really like the Fiio E11. I think it would also be nice if Fiio came out with a version of the E11 with a docking station.

I think the E11 makes a good low cost headphone amplifier for plugging into sound cards that have a less then perfect headphone amplification.

But being battery powered I would assume is a turn off for desktop users.

But if something like the E11 had a docking station that would power and recharge the E11 by AC.

You could have the docking station connected to a on-board or add-on sound cards line-out/headphone jack with a 3.5mm mini-jack.

It would make it a good dual use headphone amplifier.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by feiao View Post

 

Of course we will constantly read all the thread about FiiO in here. E11 is designed as a portable amp, and due to the fact that it is not real ground , so it can not work during charging. but maybe when we release E11 II in the future we will try to upgrade it to a amp which can also powered by AC power.

I also thought of this docking station a few times, and looked at the fiio 10 a few times, and the new 17. I use the fiio 11 for everything, including laptop soundcard enhancement. I ended up just buying another battery and charger and exchange the battery daily. It takes 15 seconds.. Charges last for about 10 hours (on high power, and high gain). 

  I always appreciate the fiio responses here at head fi.....Man sometimes you guys get a beat down...tough business, but I love everything about the E11 INCLUDING cost 


Edited by Freefallr4545 - 6/27/12 at 10:30am
post #893 of 1214
Quote:
Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Hopefully the people at Fiio read this thread.

 

 

 

I guess you got your answer :)

post #894 of 1214

You can post what you wants in a portable am in this thread, http://www.head-fi.org/t/613495/upcoming-fiio-e02i-rocky-and-e12/15

 

we are developing a new portable amp called E12 and it is the bigger brother of E11. we will see if we can add a AC power supply in our E12.


Edited by JamesFiiO - 6/28/12 at 7:20am
post #895 of 1214

guys, is there any difference between the free 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable in the fiio e11 than the L8? ... or L9? just want to know?

post #896 of 1214

Surprising to me, now owning both the E11 and E17, even thought they both have the same Amp section, the E11 has significantly better resolution and sound stage when just using the amp section compare to the E17.

post #897 of 1214
Quote:
Originally Posted by gordec View Post

Surprising to me, now owning both the E11 and E17, even thought they both have the same Amp section, the E11 has significantly better resolution and sound stage when just using the amp section compare to the E17.

That doesn't surprise me...the E11 is a great little portable. 

post #898 of 1214

does anyone use the fiio e11 with the mdr zx700? I have the zx500 and it sounds pretty good with an amp. Wondering if the zx700 will benefit from the e11 as much as the zx500. 

post #899 of 1214

I gotta be honest, there's no REAL need for it to be able to be charged while listening unless you listen through it for 18 hours a day. Just plug it in at night and away you go. If you're using a desktop computer, even easier: have the USB plug ready and put 'er in at the end of the day. I did it with my friggin' e6 for months because it made a light hiss when charging while listening (plus I'd rather not have extra cables everywhere).

post #900 of 1214
Quote:
Originally Posted by sky777 View Post

Does anyone use the Fiio E11 with the MDR-ZX700? I have the MDR-ZX500 and it sounds pretty good with an amp. Wondering if the MGR-ZX700 will benefit from the E11 as much as the MDR-ZX500. 

My Fiio E11 is great for driving my headphones (32-Ohm to 250-Ohm)

And the MDR-ZX700 are only 24-Ohm, very easy for the E11 to drive the MDR-ZX700s

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Headphone Amps
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphone Amps › FiiO E11 - Impression + Information + Support