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post #1141 of 1259

It doesn't matter. I suggest you put your windows volume at 100% then set the knob at a level you don't want to exceed. Let's say for games you use a higher volume, set it at a level you need. Or perhaps a little bit lower to preserve your hearing. 

 

This way you don't go too loud and you have the most fine tuning steps. And theoretically the best sound. ;)

 

 

And for windows 8 compatibilty, i'm not really sure. In the demo version (pre-release) it worked for me. You can always download the upgrade utility from microsoft itself which checks all the connected hardware's compatibility.

post #1142 of 1259
Thread Starter 

On Windows 8, If you get a normal sound when first plugging in a (*any) USB DAC, then get a distorted sound after a while, you'll need a powered USB hub. It is not the problem of the USB DAC but the problem of Windows keeps trying to reset its USB power scheme. There isn't anything you can do on Windows 8 but a powered USB hub will solve the issue all together.

post #1143 of 1259
Hmm that's odd. I have an Aune T1 running for 8hrs a day for about 2 weeks now on a Win8 laptop and it's been running fine. But I wouldn't put it past MS to screw something up. wink.gif
post #1144 of 1259

I was actually afraid that there would be driver compatibility issues for Win8. There would be additional problems? damn....
 

post #1145 of 1259
Thread Starter 

E10 uses common USB Class 1 audio driver built into almost all OS, so there shouldn't be any driver issue.

post #1146 of 1259

So i bought one because it matched exactly the budget i had. It is in fact my first ever dac.

 

But. Mine has the mountain ''olympus'' labeled on the top side and and ''usb dac headphone amplifier'' on the bottom side. And the high/low gain switch rattles a little bit when i handle the device.

 

Is that a sign of counterfeit?
 

post #1147 of 1259
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Originally Posted by frikase View Post

So i bought one because it matched exactly the budget i had. It is in fact my first ever dac.

 

But. Mine has the mountain ''olympus'' labeled on the top side and and ''usb dac headphone amplifier'' on the bottom side. And the high/low gain switch rattles a little bit when i handle the device.

 

Is that a sign of counterfeit?
 

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post #1148 of 1259
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I dont really understand why that would start a fight...

post #1149 of 1259
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by frikase View Post

So i bought one because it matched exactly the budget i had. It is in fact my first ever dac.

 

But. Mine has the mountain ''olympus'' labeled on the top side and and ''usb dac headphone amplifier'' on the bottom side. And the high/low gain switch rattles a little bit when i handle the device.

 

Is that a sign of counterfeit?
 

 

Check the serial number in the counterfeit sticker on the box with FiiO website. Most likely it is genuine though.

post #1150 of 1259
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I dont really understand why that would start a fight...

A fight? No, no, I wanted to know if it could be a fake or not. I have one at work and will check when I am in my office again.

post #1151 of 1259
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

Hmm that's odd. I have an Aune T1 running for 8hrs a day for about 2 weeks now on a Win8 laptop and it's been running fine. But I wouldn't put it past MS to screw something up. wink.gif

Maybe that's because the T1 uses external power, if you cut the v+ and v- of the cable it should still work (as far as I have read in the t1 thread) 

 

 

What would be a good and cheap powered hub? I need one anyway. (not that I have any troubles:))

post #1152 of 1259

Which FiiO is able to power some more power hungry headphones, the e07k or the e10?

post #1153 of 1259
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Originally Posted by CheeseWithWorms View Post

Which FiiO is able to power some more power hungry headphones, the e07k or the e10?

 

E07K, though E10 sounds better overall.

post #1154 of 1259
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

 

E07K, though E10 sounds better overall.


Can you please explain in more detail what do you mean by that?

post #1155 of 1259
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Originally Posted by CheeseWithWorms View Post


Can you please explain in more detail what do you mean by that?

 

Well, power is voltage x current. Voltage is the result of gain, which E07K can go higher. As for current output, they are roughly on par. Therefore E07K is the more powerful of the two. As for SQ, it is simple - E10 just sounds better than E07K, especially on the overall balanced. Of course, you'll get a better EQ system on E07K to play with, but it is not going to make up for the difference in SQ.

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