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L3 LOD vs. fiio e1

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

I have an ipod touch 4g and ordered a fiio e11. I declined on getting the regular L3 LOD line out cord since I had a L3 fiio e1. But when I thought about it the regular L3 LOD might give a even cleaner output while draining less battery.

 

Which one is better to get and why?

 

And what does L3 mean? Is it different than L1 or L2?


Edited by h1a8 - 6/14/11 at 11:21am
post #2 of 9

Hi!

 

L3: Line Out (unamped output to 3.5mm plug)

L2: 3.5mm plug to plug cable, does not use line out but amped headphone out

L1: same as L3 but smaller with no push to release buttons (sticks to ipod dock unless pressed)

 

E1: Line out with Amp, draws power from iPod, has no own battery

 

Using an E1 with an E11 is besides the cable mess a double amplifying that is not recommended. The amp of the E1 is of lesser quality than the E11. Also you have the E1 using power to amplify from iPod and then amplify again with the E11.

 

Best option: L1 or L3 Line out dock to E11, better soundquality and longer iPod battery life.

 

Cheers,

K

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks. Anyone want to buy an fiio e1 for cheap?

post #4 of 9

Possibly, how much? I'm in Australia by the way smily_headphones1.gif

post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by GhosT98 View Post

Possibly, how much? I'm in Australia by the way smily_headphones1.gif

 

Vendors please note : average annual income in Sydney is well in excess of 100K per annum. Please price your gear accordingly   very_evil_smiley.gif
 

 

post #6 of 9

Haha L3000.gif well I'm a student so I don't earn 100K, though I wish I did!

post #7 of 9

I just bought this one "http://www.warcom.com.au/shop/flypage/apple-accessories/Apple-iPod-Accessories/20127"

 

but so far I cannot make any quality difference with my UE 700 listening to the same 320 kbps songs?

 

am I wrong or got some problem with my ears :-\

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by JohnSantana View Post

I just bought this one "http://www.warcom.com.au/shop/flypage/apple-accessories/Apple-iPod-Accessories/20127"

 

but so far I cannot make any quality difference with my UE 700 listening to the same 320 kbps songs?

 

am I wrong or got some problem with my ears :-\

 

Interesting. Maybe try E5, E6 or something better?

post #9 of 9

Hopefully not mate :-|

 

I guess that is because of E1 is just $19 amps.

Now I'm using DENON music apps with the builtin 10 bands equalizer which makes it sounds better. 

 

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Originally Posted by superhoho View Post

 

Interesting. Maybe try E5, E6 or something better?

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