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post #1111 of 1301
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Originally Posted by acti0n View Post

The near unanimous consensus here that amping them vastly improves the sound quality.

 

I have heard the same thing as well. I will say I've run my DT770 Pro amped and unamped from my MacBook Pro and with an E07K and E09K and have only noticed an increase in volume vs signature. Maybe my ears aren't very honed yet for that particular can. I have no experience with the E10, so maybe your results will be different, but the E09K that I do use is clearly a more powerful amp.

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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

I have heard the same thing as well. I will say I've run my DT770 Pro amped and unamped from my MacBook Pro and with an E07K and E09K and have only noticed an increase in volume vs signature. Maybe my ears aren't very honed yet for that particular can. I have no experience with the E10, so maybe your results will be different, but the E09K that I do use is clearly a more powerful amp.

I've read the occasional post saying the same thing -- that the only difference was volume. However, I've read so many posts from people saying the DT770's bass is a horrible, bloated mess unless amped, and that they really need an amp to reach their potential. So far, I've only heard them unamped and I think they sound great and am only considering the amp because so many people have proclaimed a night and day difference -- making a good can much better. It could be placebo, who knows...

post #1113 of 1301
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Originally Posted by acti0n View Post

I've read the occasional post saying the same thing -- that the only difference was volume. However, I've read so many posts from people saying the DT770's bass is a horrible, bloated mess unless amped, and that they really need an amp to reach their potential. So far, I've only heard them unamped and I think they sound great and am only considering the amp because so many people have proclaimed a night and day difference -- making a good can much better. It could be placebo, who knows...

 

Do it! Can't wait to read your feedback!

post #1114 of 1301

Cool! Well i find that plugging my A900xs into my headphone jacks produces a noticeably worse sound than plugging into my desktop. Would an amp make my desktop sound even better too?

post #1115 of 1301
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Originally Posted by yearsofwisdom View Post

Cool! Well i find that plugging my A900xs into my headphone jacks produces a noticeably worse sound than plugging into my desktop. Would an amp make my desktop sound even better too?

 

"Better" is subjective, but it will at least be more powered which should raise the volume levels and will likely affect the signature in what is generally considered a positive way.

post #1116 of 1301
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

 

4), very soft and will not hurt your eye at night, 

Was the LED brightness reduced in the latest revision? From what I'm reading in reviews, the LED is extremely bright and distracting -- so bright in fact it can hamper one's ability to read the control markings.


Edited by acti0n - 3/30/13 at 11:33pm
post #1117 of 1301

It is prety bright with mine but easy to fix, open it up and put a piece of paper between. Now it's a very soft gentle light.

post #1118 of 1301
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Originally Posted by HolyCheese View Post

It is prety bright with mine but easy to fix, open it up and put a piece of paper between. Now it's a very soft gentle light.

Could you post a picture of the end result?

post #1119 of 1301
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Originally Posted by acti0n View Post

Could you post a picture of the end result?

 

As you can see it shines veeeery soft. You can make it as bright as you want ofcourse. You can bend the led a bit farther or closer depending on what you want. Or add more or less paper. It's all reversible and easy to do. You do have to remove the knob which is on it a bit tight but don't worry, you wont break it. ;) Just try to get it off evenly.

post #1120 of 1301

I just recently got an E10 along with a set of Grado 225i's and couldn't be happier! Old headphones i used on the PC always had terrible static / interference due to the crappy on board sound card but this has completely eliminated any noise. As you can see its my first post, but Ive done a lot of lurking on the site and if anyone is on the fence about getting the E10, it is well worth every penny you spend. The bass boost is a nice feature, but with the cans I have there has been no need to enable it unless listening to some hip hop in a few cases. 

 

http://i.imgur.com/fUyf6Jj.jpg

not so subtle dinobot

 

Do you guys have any recommended settings for the E10 within Windows 7 hardware properties?

 

For example, Sample Rates, by default it has 48.0kHz selected only. Should 96.0kHz be enabled?

 

Same goes for the Default Format windows has selected to 2 channel, 16 bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality). I've since changed that to 2 channel, 24 bit, 48000 Hz (Studio Quality)

post #1121 of 1301
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Originally Posted by NaderD View Post

I just recently got an E10 along with a set of Grado 225i's and couldn't be happier! Old headphones i used on the PC always had terrible static / interference due to the crappy on board sound card but this has completely eliminated any noise. As you can see its my first post, but Ive done a lot of lurking on the site and if anyone is on the fence about getting the E10, it is well worth every penny you spend. The bass boost is a nice feature, but with the cans I have there has been no need to enable it unless listening to some hip hop in a few cases. 

 

http://i.imgur.com/fUyf6Jj.jpg

not so subtle dinobot

 

Do you guys have any recommended settings for the E10 within Windows 7 hardware properties?

 

For example, Sample Rates, by default it has 48.0kHz selected only. Should 96.0kHz be enabled?

 

Same goes for the Default Format windows has selected to 2 channel, 16 bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality). I've since changed that to 2 channel, 24 bit, 48000 Hz (Studio Quality)

 



yes you should change all that to the maxium supported rates.

post #1122 of 1301
Love my E10 with my Sennheiser HD598! I've had mine about 6 months. I bought the E10 and a uDAC2 at the same time. After a week of head to head comparison the uDAC2 was returned. The E10 was the clear winner to my ears. 24/96 source from my Mac Pro. Other phones include AKG K240 Monitor, Superlux HD681, Sennheiser HD439, AKG K55. I also feed the line out to my Eico ST70 tube amp which is driving Polk Audio Monitor 70. Excellent sounding little DAC/amp. I also bought one for my brother. A very impressive improvement to his MacBook Pro/ Koss DJ Pro 100 combo. If you've been considering the E10, don't hesitate. Highly reccomended.
post #1123 of 1301

Sooooo, this or E12 with D07k?

post #1124 of 1301
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Originally Posted by acti0n View Post

Actually, nevermind. Just read about the cut-off it does at the beginning.

 

Not sure if that was an 'early release' problem but I have a 6 month old one that does not do that.  And sounds great.  And is worth every penny. 

post #1125 of 1301
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post

 

Not sure if that was an 'early release' problem but I have a 6 month old one that does not do that.  And sounds great.  And is worth every penny. 

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