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post #46 of 52

Is E9 good with Q701?

post #47 of 52

I just want to throw in, and OP clearly recognizes this, but I think the E9 often gets flac for things that are actually the E7 dac's fault. I use the E9 with an HRT Music Streamer II, and though it's not a super high end dac, it's a huge step up from the E7 in my view and I've enjoyed my E9 a whole lot more since the switch.

post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by novacav View Post

I just want to throw in, and OP clearly recognizes this, but I think the E9 often gets flac for things that are actually the E7 dac's fault. I use the E9 with an HRT Music Streamer II, and though it's not a super high end dac, it's a huge step up from the E7 in my view and I've enjoyed my E9 a whole lot more since the switch.


Totally agree, but not so much on the E7 part. An amp is generally only as good as what it's attached to. My Magni will sound like a piece of junk if I have it connected to a $30 portable CD player. It sounds different with everything that's connected. I can't even "hear" the Magni, but mostly the source with minor improvements.

 

Some amps seems so much less revealing of what's connected though and have their own mild coloration. The E9 does somewhat, but not too badly. The E9 is no O2/Magni, but still good.

post #49 of 52
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Totally agree, but not so much on the E7 part. An amp is generally only as good as what it's attached to. My Magni will sound like a piece of junk if I have it connected to a $30 portable CD player. It sounds different with everything that's connected. I can't even "hear" the Magni, but mostly the source with minor improvements.

 

Some amps seems so much less revealing of what's connected though and have their own mild coloration. The E9 does somewhat, but not too badly. The E9 is no O2/Magni, but still good.

Yea, sorry if I wasn't clear! What you just said is exactly what I was trying to say, haha. Like, if the E9 is connected to ****, people say it's the E9's fault, but it's not, it would be the $30 CD player's fault.

post #50 of 52

Thanks.

This thread helped me to get out of a stupid conversation with Junior Fi'ers on Facebook having strong opinions about this amp
People commenting about stupid stuff :P

Nice comparison though :)

post #51 of 52

But FiiO E9 is not even as good as a mediocre CD player. FiiO E9 just hurts sound.
 


Edited by borizm - 6/30/13 at 1:49am
post #52 of 52

After 3 days of waiting someone comments who has similar opinions like me :)
Thank God.

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