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post #1261 of 1291
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Originally Posted by _PsiFire_ View Post
 

Funny to see this, the jack on my unit broke last week... For the past few months actually, I was hearing the hiss people complain about - which I found odd because I didn't have the hiss for a year. Last week all of a sudden I lost the right channel so when I opened it up I noticed the crappy glue Fiio uses to hold the jack down more securely had cracked; one solder point was loose and another broken right at the jack.

 

You should see my unit now, I epoxy'd the jack down so that it's resting on the solder points perfectly.

 

The copper ring also broke so I broke it off, bought me a splitter and epoxy'd THAT onto the front.

 

I figured, what the hell..  I'll do a cheap $5 job and try to fix it or end up buying another DAC that I can use at work.

 

If/when I ever buy a new E10K I'll be sure to open it right away and epoxy the jacks down so the weak points in the unit are rock solid.

 

The sense that I got from talking with FiiO and the little bit of info they were willing to disclose was that the E10k should be more durable and reliable. It remains to be seen whether there will be any DAC or amp changes. Expect it to be out later this year.

post #1262 of 1291

Wish there was more info on the E10K.

post #1263 of 1291
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

Wish there was more info on the E10K.

 

Micro USB input, different DAC chip, similar outer design, better headphone amp section.

post #1264 of 1291

Is it just my experience or is the E10 really fussy? 

 

I bought mine in 2012 and have loved it.  Other than a dirty volume pot (which I'm not sure how to fix) it's never had a problem.

 

Now I build a new PC and it's skipping and dropping all over the place.  I've moved it away from the PC and it improved.  I also discovered that having my headphone cable touching the USB cable was causing drops.  It seems totally stable now but I had no idea it was so touchy.

 

I'd love to have a more robust desktop DAC/Amp.  Something with a little more body.

post #1265 of 1291
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Originally Posted by Abouna View Post
 

Is it just my experience or is the E10 really fussy? 

 

I bought mine in 2012 and have loved it.  Other than a dirty volume pot (which I'm not sure how to fix) it's never had a problem.

 

Now I build a new PC and it's skipping and dropping all over the place.  I've moved it away from the PC and it improved.  I also discovered that having my headphone cable touching the USB cable was causing drops.  It seems totally stable now but I had no idea it was so touchy.

 

I'd love to have a more robust desktop DAC/Amp.  Something with a little more body.

 

For volume pot - disconnect the E10, turns the pot all the way up, then all the way down. Repeat for a minute or two, then connect back and see if it improves.

post #1266 of 1291
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

 

For volume pot - disconnect the E10, turns the pot all the way up, then all the way down. Repeat for a minute or two, then connect back and see if it improves.


Thanks, will do.

 

Unfortunately I spoke too soon.  Still getting drops and skips.  It;s really maddening!

post #1267 of 1291
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Originally Posted by Abouna View Post
 


Thanks, will do.

 

Unfortunately I spoke too soon.  Still getting drops and skips.  It;s really maddening!

Have you checked the cables? And the motherboard? I do recall there being a problem with new "power-saving" functions on newer motherboards that won't power a DAC or amp properly. Someone I know has problems with the Schiit Modi because of that.

post #1268 of 1291

I've checked everything.  It's driving me nuts.  I never had this problem before.

post #1269 of 1291

Maybe its a sign!

post #1270 of 1291
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Originally Posted by Abouna View Post
 

I've checked everything.  It's driving me nuts.  I never had this problem before.

 

If it happens right after you leave the PC for awhile then came back, then it could very well be the power saving mode. There is no way around that but by putting a self-powered USB hub between the DAC and the PC.

post #1271 of 1291

Any recent news on the E10K?

post #1272 of 1291
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

 

If it happens right after you leave the PC for awhile then came back, then it could very well be the power saving mode. There is no way around that but by putting a self-powered USB hub between the DAC and the PC.

I hope your'e wrong.  The whole point of an external DAC/AMP is to avoid this crap!

post #1273 of 1291
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Originally Posted by Abouna View Post
 

I hope your'e wrong.  The whole point of an external DAC/AMP is to avoid this crap!

 

Well, you can complain it to Microsoft. But they probably will just ignore you since this is a known issue from the Vista time.

post #1274 of 1291

I just noticed that when I connect or disconnect the analog line out cable while listening through the headphone output the sound fails, like it would if I was partially removing the headphone plug. Is this normal?

post #1275 of 1291

Anyone manage to diy the jack problem? Replacing the jack? Mine out of warranty... 

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