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post #106 of 549

still waiting for mine....

post #107 of 549

My local store is going to have them in stock soon, popcorn.gif

post #108 of 549
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Originally Posted by Parall3l View Post

My local store is going to have them in stock soon, popcorn.gif



i wish there was a local store that sold these kinda stuff in Adelaide, there was a store in the city that sold awesome stuff (Senn HD650, etc) but that shop closed (or moved) and the best headphones shop i know is Harvey Norman (which is still bad, they sell like every Beats models, some low end Senns and Klipsch S4s for 150 bucks, ONE FIFTY BUCKS!!)

post #109 of 549

Headphonics is getting FiiO stuff in a couple of weeks and they have free domestic shipping I think. Might want to check them out, their pricing is pretty competitive to the US-based dealers on somestuff. (Not Ultrasones but thats not their fault)

post #110 of 549

I would like to ask a general question.

 

Can someone with a FiiO amp, specifically the E11 or E7, compare the differences in sound when plugging the E11/7 straight into the line out, and straight into headphone out. I'll be mostly using my laptop or Clip+ as my source and both don't have the line out jack. 

 

Ty.

 

post #111 of 549

I thought you can't bypass the internal amp via headphone jacks ?

post #112 of 549

Just got this amp and I'm absolutely loving it.  Personally I think it provides a much wider soundstage than it's predecessor the fiio E5, it also provides a little more detail in both the mid and high frequencies.  The biggest surprise for me was that even on setting 3 the highest setting the bass managed to retain alot of it's detail without sounding muddy or flabby.  This amp will probably work best with fairly neutral (cold) headphones with good bass extension as I would consider it to have a slightly warm sound signature but it still works really nicely with my CALS!  This is definitely worth the price tag and I feel that FiiO are definitely moving in the right direction now as a wasn't very impressed with either the E5 or the E7. 

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Originally Posted by koolkat View Post

I would like to ask a general question.

 

Can someone with a FiiO amp, specifically the E11 or E7, compare the differences in sound when plugging the E11/7 straight into the line out, and straight into headphone out. I'll be mostly using my laptop or Clip+ as my source and both don't have the line out jack. 

 

Ty.

 


By using line out instead of headphone out, you're bypassing the high current output stage (generally op amp or dedicated headphone driver amp chip), which can introduce some extra distortions.  However, an external amp's input impedance is quite high, much higher than headphones, so it is an easy load for the headphone output stage to drive.  Therefore, with most headphone outputs, it won't make a noticeable difference to use the headphone output rather than a line output.  The Clip+ headphone output is actually pretty good enough already, even driving headphones, so that will not be a problem sending to an amp (but on the flip side, this means there's not much motivation to use an external amp with it unless you need more volume or want to get slightly better sound quality).  It's harder to say for the laptop, but it may likely be a decent upgrade even just out of the headphone output.  It may not be a big deal with many headphones though.

 

 

post #114 of 549

Thanks for the replies.

 

It sucks that I'm using a laptop as my source.

 

I can't install a sound card, and there's no line out jack...

 

 

 

 

post #115 of 549
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Thanks for the replies.

 

It sucks that I'm using a laptop as my source.

 

I can't install a sound card, and there's no line out jack...

 

 

 

 



This is what a DAC like the E7 is for!

post #116 of 549

Just got a E6 today by surprise with my W2... I'm kinda surprised by it so far, the second setting with the blue light is good.

post #117 of 549

But apparently I can't bypass the internal onboard sound chip, so plugging in the E7 won't make much of a difference. 
 

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This is what a DAC like the E7 is for!



 

post #118 of 549
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But apparently I can't bypass the internal onboard sound chip, so plugging in the E7 won't make much of a difference. 
 



 


 

You can't ? Thats unheard of. Is there no usb ?

post #119 of 549

Oh yea.


Totally forgot about the USB ports, LOL !

 

 

So would the sound be way better with an E7 on? 

 

 

 

Edit: Is it possible to connect the E11 to the laptop via USB to bypass the internal amp? 


Edited by koolkat - 9/4/11 at 8:03am
post #120 of 549

I'm the 7 thousandth viewer, do I win a prize ? popcorn.gif I wonder if a USB to 3.5mm cable actually exist and does it bypass the internal amp or not.

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