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post #931 of 1293

My 5 meter USB booster cable arrived today to use with my E10. I can report all is working perfectly fine from any distance.

Now I can wear my roller blades around the house again. 

post #932 of 1293
Thread Starter 
Ha, good to know it is working out alright.
post #933 of 1293

I assume everyone's familiar with the E10 cutting off when nothing's playing, resulting in a slight delay before playback starts, but I've just discovered that setting the default bit depth (in shared mode) to 24-bit in Windows 7 seems to result in a longer delay that also kicks in more quickly - so audio files with some absolute silence get bits cut out. Here's a test file:

 

http://asdfghjkl.me.uk/files/fiiocutofftest.mp3

 

Does anyone else get the same effect, or is it just me?

post #934 of 1293
Quote:
Originally Posted by asderferjerkel View Post

I assume everyone's familiar with the E10 cutting off when nothing's playing, resulting in a slight delay before playback starts, but I've just discovered that setting the default bit depth (in shared mode) to 24-bit in Windows 7 seems to result in a longer delay that also kicks in more quickly - so audio files with some absolute silence get bits cut out. Here's a test file:

 

http://asdfghjkl.me.uk/files/fiiocutofftest.mp3

 

Does anyone else get the same effect, or is it just me?

I haven't found the delay you mention very noteworthy (haven't payed much attention to be honest), but I did find 24-bit playback (WASAPI in Foobar) to degrade SQ quite a bit, with my 16-bit CD rips sounding "flabby" and duller than usual. 

post #935 of 1293
So is Fiio just not released the version with the fixed headphone jack? I've been waiting for a few months now. Maybe I need to look into another DAC :(
post #936 of 1293
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadbone View Post

I received a response from FiiO, for those interested:

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Thank you for your mail and support to FiiO!

 Yes, you are right , our E10 will cut off the music about 0.7mS to solve the phase shift distortion of the WM8740 with the TE7022 USB receiver.

 and it can not solve by any firmware or fixed it by hardware. but our E17 have not such problem because the  structure is different, the digital signal

 will go through wm8804 so we don't need to reset the WM8740 each time when there are new signal to make sure it work perfect. 

If you have any other question, please feel free to contact us!





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Time:01/17/2012 07:28:36
To:market@fiio.com.cn
Cc:
Subject:E10 cutting off beginning of audio stream
Hello, I placed an order for an E10 in September and received it from
MP4Nation at the end of November. I am very pleased with the quality
of the DAC except for one issue: the beginning of any new audio stream
that opens and is outputted to the E10 is cut off. The amount of the
waveform that is cut off is small, but the E10 is definitely not
outputting streams entirely correctly. I use my computer for audio
editing and this problem is particularly frustrating for this
application. I have a PC with Linux and a Macintosh, both using the
default USB audio drivers, and have experienced the problem on both
computers. I asked about the problem on Head-Fi (
http://www.head-fi.org/t/575084/impression-fiio-e10/705#post_8059306 )
to see if it was just my setup or if other E10's exhibit this behavior
and several other owners have confirmed the issue.

Is this a problem that can be fixed with a software or firmware update
for the device, or is it a flaw of its design and unchangeable? If it
is not fixable for the E10, is a future FiiO DAC going to address the
problem? Since I purchased the E10 for audio editing and it is
currently not suitable for this, I would be interested in returning
the product if possible.

Thank you for assisting me.

 

 

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It's a shame that a company would produce such an otherwise excellent product with a flaw like this.

Thanks for sharing this info!

post #937 of 1293

For the Canadians on this forum,  Headphonebar out of British Columbia is selling Revision 3 of the Fiio E10 with the name "Olympus" displayed on the case: http://www.headphonebar.com/fiio-e10-olympus/

 

No issues with static while moving the headphone cable and cracking/popping noises in between songs.  Definitely can notice the difference in sound quality compared to the onboard DAC of my desktop.  Big thing i noticed is that the mids have more depth.  Everything is more controlled.   Pretty happy with my purchase. 

post #938 of 1293

I bought a Fiio E10 last month and now Fiio has released a new version of Fiio E10 and renamed it as Olympus. Poor me but fortunately my Fiio E10 works well without any problems.

post #939 of 1293
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoveKnight View Post

I bought a Fiio E10 last month and now Fiio has released a new version of Fiio E10 and renamed it as Olympus. Poor me but fortunately my Fiio E10 works well without any problems.

It is just a rename, not a reversion.
post #940 of 1293
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post


It is just a rename, not a reversion.

It is in fact a revision.  The headphone jack is now gold plated.

post #941 of 1293

http://www.head-fi.org/t/597062/question-on-e10-revision#post_8403765

It's unclair if it is a revision or just a renamed fiio e10 :/

post #942 of 1293
Quote:
Originally Posted by bosiwollig View Post

http://www.head-fi.org/t/597062/question-on-e10-revision#post_8403765

It's unclair if it is a revision or just a renamed fiio e10 :/


Its their latest batch.  It has the writing "Olympus" on it.  I would consider it a revision because of the gold plated headphone jack which was not present before.

post #943 of 1293
Thread Starter 
Hopefully less problem with the jack then. I'll confirm it with FiiO and see what has/hasn't changed.
post #944 of 1293

I received a faulty E10 today.

The volume pot doesn't work properly. When you plug it in sound comes straight out of it at 0 on the volume control, this continues until you turn it past 2 then it starts to perform normally. When turning the volume back down it does the same thing and continues to put out sound. After trying another USB cable I then noticed the amps input mini usb port is also loose and effects the sound if wiggled lightly. I have sent it back to be checked and replaced which I had to pay for.  

This is unfortunate, as I already had one in perfect working order and sold it. This was a repurchase. frown.gif


Edited by H20Fidelity - 6/14/12 at 11:58pm
post #945 of 1293
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lausers View Post


Its their latest batch.  It has the writing "Olympus" on it.  I would consider it a revision because of the gold plated headphone jack which was not present before.

If yours is a reversion than you how you could notice that there has an sound improvement on old Fiio E10s? Do you have two Fiio E10? Is it better than the old version? I find out my Fiio E10 is fine as a DAC but the ampli function is just normal. My Fiio E10 can drive HD598 at decent volume but the smooth, mellow of HD598 are the parts that Fiio E10 can not bring it out. Maybe that is why I am saving money and looking for a new separate AMP.


Edited by LoveKnight - 6/15/12 at 2:17am
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