I just order the e7/e9 combo for $200, which I will be receiving this Thursday.
I looked around the forums and saw that it only support an output of 48KHz sample rate. Most of my music is encoded in 44.1KHz though.
My question is if I will lose any quality since I am restricted to only running 48KHz (which I will either let the DAC do it for me, or up/re-sample my source material via Foobar.)
Note: I made this purchase because my Essence STX (which I had planned to return) was exhibiting white noise when set at 44.1KHz, it goes away when set to any other sample rate (I found this out after ordering the combo.) So you see my problem... If I want to get rid of the white noise I have to set the STX to a sample rate other than 44.1KHz, and if I decide to keep the e7/e9 combo I will be limited to 48KHz.
Seems like either option will not yield what I want, unless up/re-sampling to 48KHz doesn't make a difference... Which will make both options be okay.
Thanks for your time!