Not sure if this is the proper section for my thread. Feel free to move it if it isn't.
My problem is that the sound coming from my FiiO E7 sounds very distorted - especially with bass heavy music - even with EQ turned off.
I just got a new iMac (21.5" model), and I've hooked my E7 to it via USB. My Headphone & IEM are Grado/Alessandro MS1i and Vsonic GR07.
I use Clementine and MPlayerX as media players. Mostly Clementine for music. Only reason I don't use iTunes is because 90% of my collection is ripped in FLAC.
As I've written above, my problem is that I get a lot of distortion when listening to music. It really sounds like "clipping". I simply have to lower the volume to about 30-40 in the media players to avoid this. The volume on the FiiO E7 is set to 12-16 (max).
I've never encountered this problem before on my old Windows-based PC. I always had the volume set to 100% in Foobar2000 without problems.
Is this normal? If I have to lower the volume in e.g. Clementine and MPlayerX I won't obtain "bit-perfect" sound, will I?
Hope someone can shed some light on this.