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For me, it is very headphone-dependant. Some headphones I don't need to adjust at all as they seem to seal my ears equally well, but some, such as IEMs, yield a very big difference between ears.

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MY BOY! I have the same, but it's not extreme. It's a mild problem. Very small.

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Because 50% is already huge, the channel balance on this is not to fix recordings thta have just sound comming from the left or right, it's for regular headphones and maybe IEM's. It is to help with uneven hearing some have, not fix the problem

Another thing to note is that some older headphones may have channel imbalances that are unfixable, and must be compensated for with balance controls. One of the vintage headphones I have has a channel imbalance and it's one I use all the time. If I didn't have a balance control I couldn't use them.

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Is Angstrom *nix? I'm getting a handheld that runs a modded version of Angstrom as its OS and if I can use the E17 with it it's a great alternative to a $600+ portable player.

 

When I read your post I immediately knew that you meant the Open Pandora! Yes, of course it will work. I can't guarantee it though, but I'm fairly confident that it will. The only thing as of yet that hasn't worked for me is printers, but that is because of a lack of cusp (we need to wait for a working package manager system for these goodies).

 

I'm actually in the same boat. I just recently bought the FiiO E17 and are awaiting it's arrival, for use primarily on my Pandora with my new HD 650 headphones. You should know though, that the Pandora has fantastic sound. I'm not kidding, it' really unbelievable! So you might not really need the FiiO unless they require some power (your headphones that is). The amp in the Pandora is rated for up to 300 ohms of impedance, and it actually does a very good job of powering my HD 650 without any external amp.

 

To sum it up. It's a fantastic device for audio with a lot of power, and I don't doubt that the FiiO E17 will work. If not, it can be made to work with some work. At least there seems to be two of us in the world!

 

EDIT: Accidentally copied the post in itself. Firefox with addons is a bit heavy on my 600 MHz Pandora...


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Is Angstrom *nix? I'm getting a handheld that runs a modded version of Angstrom as its OS and if I can use the E17 with it it's a great alternative to a $600+ portable player.

 

When I read your post I immediately knew that you meant the Open Pandora! Yes, of course it will work. I can't guarantee it though, but I'm fairly confident that it will. The only thing as of yet that hasn't worked for me is printers, but that is because of a lack of cusp (we need to wait for a working package manager system for these goodies).

 

I'm actually in the same boat. I just recently bought the FiiO E17 and are awaiting it's arrival, for use primarily on my Pandora with my new HD 650 headphones. You should know though, that the Pandora has fantastic sound. I'm not kidding, it' really unbelievable! So you might not really need the FiiO unless they require some power (your headphones that is). The amp in the Pandora is rated for up to 300 ohms of impedance, and it actually does a very good job of powering my HD 650 without any external amp.

 

To sum it up. It's a fantastic device for audio with a lot of power, and I don't doubt that the FiiO E17 will work. If not, it can be made to work with some work. At least there seems to be two of us in the world!

 

EDIT: Accidentally copied the post in itself. Firefox with addons is a bit heavy on my 600 MHz Pandora...

Hah, I knew I'd find a Pandora user on this forum.

 

Let me know if the E17 works, alright? I just bought an E7 myself, and I'm waiting for it to arrive.

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Hah, I knew I'd find a Pandora user on this forum.

 

Let me know if the E17 works, alright? I just bought an E7 myself, and I'm waiting for it to arrive.

 

I got it today and immediately tried it. The first thing I noticed was the error message about not being able to enumerate the device. And the characteristic crash of the USB-interface. This means that it's not a USB 2.0-device, and you need a hub in between the Pandora and the FiiO. It may be possible to drive through the OTG-port in host mode though (with a special cable that is really hard to find, two wires needs to be shorted in it). Anyway, with a small USB hub I got the Pandora to find it, but unfortunately there was no effect in switching the output sources in ALSA, I need to take a more serious look soon.

 

So no, it didn't work in my Pandora directly, but it found it and corretly labeled it as an output device for audio so it shouldn't be difficult to fix.

 

The FiiO E17 sounds great in combination with the HD 650 though, now I just need to fix the Pandora so I can have a portable solution.

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Hah, I knew I'd find a Pandora user on this forum.

 

Let me know if the E17 works, alright? I just bought an E7 myself, and I'm waiting for it to arrive.

 

I got it today and immediately tried it. The first thing I noticed was the error message about not being able to enumerate the device. And the characteristic crash of the USB-interface. This means that it's not a USB 2.0-device, and you need a hub in between the Pandora and the FiiO. It may be possible to drive through the OTG-port in host mode though (with a special cable that is really hard to find, two wires needs to be shorted in it). Anyway, with a small USB hub I got the Pandora to find it, but unfortunately there was no effect in switching the output sources in ALSA, I need to take a more serious look soon.

 

So no, it didn't work in my Pandora directly, but it found it and corretly labeled it as an output device for audio so it shouldn't be difficult to fix.

 

The FiiO E17 sounds great in combination with the HD 650 though, now I just need to fix the Pandora so I can have a portable solution.

Once you get that working, I want you to send me a PM with how you accomplished it. Hell, you could even just post it here. 

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Once you get that working, I want you to send me a PM with how you accomplished it. Hell, you could even just post it here. 


It works. Plug it in through a hub, in Audacious set the bit depth to 16 and manually select it as output device and mixer. And it works for me, great! Would be a lot neater if I could make it the default device for sound output.

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Once you get that working, I want you to send me a PM with how you accomplished it. Hell, you could even just post it here. 


It works. Plug it in through a hub, in Audacious set the bit depth to 16 and manually select it as output device and mixer. And it works for me, great! Would be a lot neater if I could make it the default device for sound output.

Epic.

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Not to derail, but how does Audacious compare to Foobar 2K? My E17 often stutters with Foobar, but I think it may be the player rather than the amp/dac. I get a short pause of about a half second every ten seconds or so and I'm not sure why. It doesn't happen with all files, so who the heck knows. The same files play w/o a problem on my portable..
 

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Not to derail, but how does Audacious compare to Foobar 2K? My E17 often stutters with Foobar, but I think it may be the player rather than the amp/dac. I get a short pause of about a half second every ten seconds or so and I'm not sure why. It doesn't happen with all files, so who the heck knows. The same files play w/o a problem on my portable..
 

It's probably an issue with your computer. I notice that if I'm doing a lot of things at once while listening with my E7, the audio sometimes freezes up momentarily. Probably the extra bandwidth being used by the USB port is distracting the CPU when it tries to do more work.

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It's probably an issue with your computer. I notice that if I'm doing a lot of things at once while listening with my E7, the audio sometimes freezes up momentarily. Probably the extra bandwidth being used by the USB port is distracting the CPU when it tries to do more work.


Would adding more RAM help? It is pretty annoying...

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It's probably an issue with your computer. I notice that if I'm doing a lot of things at once while listening with my E7, the audio sometimes freezes up momentarily. Probably the extra bandwidth being used by the USB port is distracting the CPU when it tries to do more work.


Would adding more RAM help? It is pretty annoying...

Likely yes, especially if you have less than 4GB of RAM at the moment. 4GB is the minimum I'd EVER reccomend for Windows 7, as any lower and the whole OS gets painfully clunky.

 

8GB is an ideal amount. 

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Likely yes, especially if you have less than 4GB of RAM at the moment. 4GB is the minimum I'd EVER reccomend for Windows 7, as any lower and the whole OS gets painfully clunky.

 

8GB is an ideal amount. 


Thx for the advice - my laptop can take up to 8gb, so I'll be adding it soon.

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It's probably an issue with your computer. I notice that if I'm doing a lot of things at once while listening with my E7, the audio sometimes freezes up momentarily. Probably the extra bandwidth being used by the USB port is distracting the CPU when it tries to do more work.

 

That sounds very strange. The amount of bandwidth is not really that huge:

24 (bit) * 96 (KHz) = 2304 kbps = 288 kB/s.

 

So, I really think his problem is related to some software. Try changing operating system!

post #90 of 159

Foobar 2K w/wasapi and Windows 7...shouldn't be a problem imo.
 

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