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post #91 of 1291

Has anyone compared the E10 to the Audinst MX1 or Yulong U100?

post #92 of 1291
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

Also keep in mind that my standard of reference retails at around $1500 while this is a $80 usb dac/amp so it is definitely not a fair comparison but I am not making it out to be a fair comparison. If you have not heard a dac/amp before then it will sound great. If I have never heard the 2 dacs and amps then I will be happy with this but I have so I would want something better.


All of which begs the question : why buy the E10 in the first place ? Seriously, unless you needed a standalone DAC (or a cheap means of converting USB to optical out), why even part with $80 that could have been spent on beer ? No question re the novelty factor, but that wears off so very quickly. 

 

post #93 of 1291

I got a E10 but I found out the ON and BASS is switched around. Moving the switch to ON actually gives the bass boost while moving it to BASS turns off the boost. Plenty of power for my grados, Volume knob at 1 with gain on low

post #94 of 1291
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Originally Posted by kite7 View Post

I got a E10 but I found out the ON and BASS is switched around. Moving the switch to ON actually gives the bass boost while moving it to BASS turns off the boost.

It's not switched around. The E10 doesn't have a on/off switch as I'm sure you've noticed.  The on is referring to the bass boost.

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Originally Posted by Radioking59 View Post

It's not switched around. The E10 doesn't have a on/off switch as I'm sure you've noticed.  The on is referring to the bass boost.

 

I find it weird; if anything it would be more logical to have the top say BASS and the bottom one say OFF. Oh well, not a big deal

 

Few things that I notice:

The volume of the 3.5mm headphone output drops when connecting my desktop computer speakers to line output.

Volume is controllable using windows and it is possible to mute

Audible pop sound through the headphones when plugging or disconnecting from headphone output, doesn't happen on the E7 and E9  or my sansa clip


Edited by kite7 - 10/19/11 at 10:25pm
post #96 of 1291
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

All of which begs the question : why buy the E10 in the first place ? Seriously, unless you needed a standalone DAC (or a cheap means of converting USB to optical out), why even part with $80 that could have been spent on beer ? No question re the novelty factor, but that wears off so very quickly. 

 

 

I never said I couldn't find use with the E10. It just doesn't compare to my standard but I never said it was bad. I use the E10 with my customs when I am out of the house and bring my netbook. I can't exactly bring my dac or amp with me when I leave the house. I don't see these marketed really as a standalone dac but rather something to use when you bring your netbook or laptop out for transportable use since your home rig is not suitable for outside use.

post #97 of 1291
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

All of which begs the question : why buy the E10 in the first place ? Seriously, unless you needed a standalone DAC (or a cheap means of converting USB to optical out), why even part with $80 that could have been spent on beer ? No question re the novelty factor, but that wears off so very quickly. 

 



But i don't even like beer!


Edited by andrewberge - 10/20/11 at 6:42am
post #98 of 1291

 

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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post


All of which begs the question : why buy the E10 in the first place ? Seriously, unless you needed a standalone DAC (or a cheap means of converting USB to optical out), why even part with $80 that could have been spent on beer ? No question re the novelty factor, but that wears off so very quickly. 

 


You make a very compelling argument!

 

post #99 of 1291
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

All of which begs the question : why buy the E10 in the first place ? Seriously, unless you needed a standalone DAC (or a cheap means of converting USB to optical out), why even part with $80 that could have been spent on beer ? No question re the novelty factor, but that wears off so very quickly. 

 


This is headfi... spending money on toys we don't need is the name of the game. FiiO/iBasso is practically an initiation rite at this point.

 

post #100 of 1291
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

 

I never said I couldn't find use with the E10. It just doesn't compare to my standard but I never said it was bad. I use the E10 with my customs when I am out of the house and bring my netbook. I can't exactly bring my dac or amp with me when I leave the house. I don't see these marketed really as a standalone dac but rather something to use when you bring your netbook or laptop out for transportable use since your home rig is not suitable for outside use.

Precisely. Not every Ferrari Enzo owner want to drive their Enzo to everywhere all the time.
 

 

post #101 of 1291

Just got my E10 in today and the plan is to use them with the Senn HD25-II's.  I tried it with my HD650's and although it will drive them to pretty decent levels, the sound is gritty, less dynamic and constricted compared to my Matrix Mini-i.  Don't get me wrong, it's an amazing dac/amp for the price and drive the HD25's quite well.  You will not get anywhere near the potential out of the HD6x0 series especially with dynamics and extension.

I would say a minimum of the E10/E9 combo or the upcoming E17/E9 combo to get a decent sound of the Senn HD6x0's. That's about a minimum starting point as far as I'm concerned. YMMV.
 

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Originally Posted by Aaron1006 View Post

How would the E10 pair with the HD600/650. Is it powerful enough, and if so would I be hearing even close to the full potential of them?


 

post #102 of 1291

okay, messing around with different settings on the e10 didn't take very long since there are only 3 really. but finding which one to me sounds the best was a little tricky. high gain hits harder with bass. takes away from the highs a little, but I like it. I guess you could say you can switch the settings depending on the song. you may find it annoying to keep changing the settings. I don't mind changing it since it is just a switch biggrin.gif

 

all in all, I feel like this is a good starting point for me.

 

Thanks feiao for the responses

post #103 of 1291

I'm getting a soft click on the left channel when I change tracks in iTunes/Amarra.  Is this normal?  Otherwise, the unit sounds great, I'm very happy with it.

post #104 of 1291

I have not heard a click when changing songs but I don't use any of those 2 programs. Can you see if that happens when you are not using the dac or if you have other music players to try it with.

post #105 of 1291

It only makes the click with the DAC, and it happens in other programs as well (Fidelia, VNC).

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