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Fiio are starting to freak me out ...

post #1 of 40
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From a company that had a single, tiny 'bass boost' amp just a couple of years ago into a company which seems to push new product out the door every 4 weeks : guys, I love my E9, but is our cosy little boutique audio world in danger of being swallowed up by this unstoppable juggernaut ?   eek.gif

 

(they sell a lot more than amps - dont be misled by the E-bay sellers)

 

post #2 of 40

I hope so. I'm very happy with FiiO.

post #3 of 40

Thanks for your support, it will encourage us to develop more products to our user.

post #4 of 40

I have an E5, E7 and E9.

 

I am amazed at the build quality and performance for their price.

 

[And have no connection with the company, other than as a customer. :) ]

post #5 of 40

E11 owner here - and, happy.  The Kool-Aid tastes just fine to me.  biggrin.gif

post #6 of 40

If Fiio can make a portable amp with E9 sound signiture then I'll sell all my portable amps smily_headphones1.gif

post #7 of 40
Thread Starter 

Thats one of the things I like about the E9 - it doesnt have a specific 'signature' : arguably the most neutral amp I have heard (Marantz and Cambridge Audio dont make neutral speaker amps at the entry level, and I dont have much headphone amp experience, so it simply may be a reflection on my own choices)

post #8 of 40

So things are only cool when they're not mainstream?

post #9 of 40
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Originally Posted by Train View Post

So things are only cool when they're not mainstream?

 

Hipsters, dude. Hipsters.

 

Still I agree with everything that's being said here about FiiO. Not just their amps and DACs, but also their wide selection of LODs and cables; they really filled a gap in the market with well-made LODs at affordable prices, unlike the ripoff boutique LOD business. Good bloody show, fellows.

post #10 of 40

I agree about Fiio and their amazing value but ripoff is in the eye of the beholder. In the case of LODs beyond something like my Fiio L9 that I like very much, it's more about voicing than better or worse. I believe that certain cables can improve certain setups but don't think it necessarily makes it inherently better elsewhere. Nothing wrong with copper. I do have a few universal favs in home audio but even they aren't always the best in every setup. I find more young folks unwilling to believe in things that measure the same sounding different though it's obviously not limited by age. More a lack of experience in listening and understanding in that we may not be measuring the right things or dynamically.

 

I bought a Fiio E1 just for kicks and it was clearly worse than no amp on the Ipod touch I used at the time but that was never supposed to be it's purpose in life and I really liked the concept of it. They seem to now be on a very steep upward spiral.bigsmile_face.gif

post #11 of 40
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

From a company that had a single, tiny 'bass boost' amp just a couple of years ago into a company which seems to push new product out the door every 4 weeks : guys, I love my E9, but is our cosy little boutique audio world in danger of being swallowed up by this unstoppable juggernaut ?   eek.gif

 

(they sell a lot more than amps - dont be misled by the E-bay sellers)

 

Reminds me of Audio-GD, tbh. I can't follow their product lines to save my life, and as a result have very little interest. Fiio does make absolute gold for newer members especially. The E7/E9 combo provides a cheap and easy route into a pretty hifi sound. They're definitely not the do-all end-all for audio, though.

post #12 of 40

i own a fiio e5 and fiio l3 lod and i couldn't be happier. together they cost $35. worth every cent

post #13 of 40

Have the E5 E7 E9 and a few LOD's from Fiio and the build quality/performance is just outstanding !

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
post #14 of 40

The company is definitely starting to dominate this market. Just take this forum for example; every other thread is about a Fiio product. Maybe the increased competition will help to lower the obscene prices some other manufacturers charge for portable amps.

post #15 of 40

I agree they have gone up in their rep.  Just wish they add plain anodized aluminum to their all black color selection.  

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