Unless that's a typo and he meant E9...
The Pioneer BDP51 FD and the BDP05 both have a separated circuit board for analog with Wolfson DAC, so I let the BDP51-FD DAC does the D/A conversion and I use the FiiO E9 just as a headphone amp.
My Onkyo DVD does not have a good internal DAC as the Pioneer BDP51 FD, so I use either the Toslink ( optical) or Coaxial out and let the FiiO E10 DAC do the D/A conversion.
Thank you for your input before I order the FiiO E10. I was all excited after reading the review on Headphonia. So, the FiiO E10 does not work for me then.
I guess I am stuck with the Fii O E9 for my Pio BDP51 FD and I need to get a DAC/Headphone amp with Optical or Coaxial input for my Onkyo DVD/SACD player.
I think you misunderstood, I wasn't clear enough in my reply. I suggested the RCA to E9 combo over a Coaxial out to a converter. Definitely should not have said converter / E10. Strip off the E10, my bad.
Coaxial out has some trouble with bass and subwoofers, google that for a fun read. Stick with RCA to an authentic Amplifier, in my experience it works flawlessly for DVD players and sounds pretty darn good.
Cool. I just may get a E 10 for my laptop. The E6 does improve and cut off some harshness from the Sony headphone jack output but the E10 still "in my mind". What do they call it? Champagne for the beer price. I am in.