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How does the E17 compare to the Ibasso D7? 

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Just wanted to add to the E17 discussion. I have been trying out my E17+L9 cable on two sources: an iPod Touch 2G 32GB, and an iPod 5G 60GB.  

 

I actually find that the iPod Touch is giving me better sound out of the L9 cable setup than the 5G.  Everything sounds a little more detailed, and the bass has noticeably more punch to it.


Edited by gohanssjn - 2/10/12 at 9:19am
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Originally Posted by gohanssjn View Post

Just wanted to add to the E17 discussion. I have been trying out my E17+L9 cable on two sources: an iPod Touch 2G 32GB, and an iPod 5G 60GB.  

 

I actually find that the iPod Touch is giving me better sound out of the L9 cable setup than the 5G.  Everything sounds a little more detailed, and the bass has noticeably more punch to it.



i've compared my itouch 2G direct out to ipod touch 2G wtih lod to E17 and then E17 as dac through optical..and the performance..of course goes in that order.

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Originally Posted by gohanssjn View Post

Just wanted to add to the E17 discussion. I have been trying out my E17+L9 cable on two sources: an iPod Touch 2G 32GB, and an iPod 5G 60GB.  

 

I actually find that the iPod Touch is giving me better sound out of the L9 cable setup than the 5G.  Everything sounds a little more detailed, and the bass has noticeably more punch to it.



I believe that they switched something around in the iPods around the 5-6th generation that makes the new ones sound significantly better. I know i've heard this before, but not sure what exactly they changed or where i heard it. Th new ones definitely sound better than the old ones.

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I believe that they switched something around in the iPods around the 5-6th generation that makes the new ones sound significantly better. I know i've heard this before, but not sure what exactly they changed or where i heard it. Th new ones definitely sound better than the old ones.


they changed teh DAC. i forgot which generation. i think 5.5 was the last. from then on. Wolfson was phased out for cirrus Logic. the ipod touch 1G and original iphone both have wolfson's.

 

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i've compared my itouch 2G direct out to ipod touch 2G wtih lod to E17 and then E17 as dac through optical..and the performance..of course goes in that order.



I assume you mean as optical through a computer then, lol.

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Hi Head-Fiers,

 

I love good sound, but I am wondering if a Fiio E17 would enrich my sound experience.

Mainly I play music from my Iphone with Sennheiser OMX 980. I love the sound, it is already is very loud. But some say they get more out if them with an amp.

I do think their highs are a bit harsh sometimes and with the E17 I can tone the treble down.


I also have a X-fi xtreme gamer with a Senn PC360. I do hear some white noise on the backround, so i was thinking if I could solve that with a external DAC (E17)?

Also in the near future I would like to upgrade to a HD650.

It will be my first Head amp.

 

Greetz,
O

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Originally Posted by Omoe View Post

Hi Head-Fiers,

 

I love good sound, but I am wondering if a Fiio E17 would enrich my sound experience.

Mainly I play music from my Iphone with Sennheiser OMX 980. I love the sound, it is already is very loud. But some say they get more out if them with an amp.

I do think their highs are a bit harsh sometimes and with the E17 I can tone the treble down.


I also have a X-fi xtreme gamer with a Senn PC360. I do hear some white noise on the backround, so i was thinking if I could solve that with a external DAC (E17)?

Also in the near future I would like to upgrade to a HD650.

It will be my first Head amp.

 

Greetz,
O


will it erich it? it depends on what you mean by enrich. do i? yes it improves an already good experience by layering the sound and etc loudness doesn't mean good :D

Yes you can EQ it down. it's wonderful thing. on some songs. i prefer a -2, on one song, i need a +8 o_o on treble
 

if you hear noise in the background, test it with other headphones and things. if it still has it. its probably the card's fault. yes if you don't like the white noise. the E17 will fix that. i don't have too too sensitive IEM's but in CLIEOS's review. it seems the E17 will have no problemo with them at all.

 

We have...a  lot lot lot here on E17 with Sennhesier 600/650. i can not really tell you everything. i recommend you search this thread. everything you need to know about E17 with those two have all been posted.

 

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thx for the reply Bowei006.

 

 I will read this thread and more, already did some homework on the Fiio's. The omx980's are only 16ohms headphones, so really easy to drive. Was just wondering how it would/could improve these fine fine earbuds.

 

Will read more and probably order the E17, there are so many good words about it!

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Most amplifiers don't add a whole lot to IEM's with low impedance. They do sound a little better, but be prepared to be disappointed if you expect a large  increase in sound quality. At the end, it can be a hassle to carry an extra device for your "portable" setup. My 0.02.

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I think perception of improvement is different. The wider soundstage, better layering and musicality of it and most importatnly the EQ....is good enough for me. would i pay $150 for this....are you crazy? no. but if that $150 device could and does do everything that i currently need two of them (i actually do >_<) .....you know you want one.

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So I've cancelled my order at MP4nation a while back.
Decided to play it safe and place an order at a local shop, here in The Netherlands.

It's a bit more expensive, but I'll be damned if I have to send it all the way back to China.


I was expecting to receive the E17 somewhere this week, but now there's a 1 to 2 week delay.
Due to quality complications, from what I've heard frown.gif Well, I guess it's for the best... *sigh*


I see allot of you guys are paring the E17 with a iPod, anyone try it with a PCDP yet?

Like a (semi-)old Sony or something? smile.gif


 

No one? frown.gif

 

I'm looking to get an amp for my Sony D-E555 (pcdp) and ordered the E17 to go with my Beyer DT 770 (80ohm) headphones.
The DAC function is nice, so that I can use it with my laptop aswell, but I'm having some last-minute doubts between the E17 and the E11..(or any other portable amp for that matter). So far I get that the E11 can be more powerfull as just an amp but the E17 is sweet for all the extra EQ options and ofcourse the DAC (but a PCDP already has that).


Anyone has any thoughts at all about a DT770 + Sony PCDP + E17 combo? confused.gif


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No one? frown.gif

 

I'm looking to get an amp for my Sony D-E555 (pcdp) and ordered the E17 to go with my Beyer DT 770 (80ohm) headphones.
The DAC function is nice, so that I can use it with my laptop aswell, but I'm having some last-minute doubts between the E17 and the E11..(or any other portable amp for that matter). So far I get that the E11 can be more powerfull as just an amp but the E17 is sweet for all the extra EQ options and ofcourse the DAC (but a PCDP already has that).


Anyone has any thoughts at all about a DT770 + Sony PCDP + E17 combo? confused.gif


no thoughts just some clarifications. the users and reviewers that do have the E11 do say it is more streamlined and more amp but overal the clairty of the E17,seperation, and EQ options make many E11 users just not care for the e11 anymore. the e11 does not have a more "powerful" amp. teh E17 does. 

E11-200mW @ 32 ohms

E17-215mW @ 32 ohms

 

and sorry. pcdp's are out of my time. im gonna guess that stands for portable compact disk player. the last one i remember seein'g was my mother's o_o

 


Edited by bowei006 - 2/10/12 at 9:57pm
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no thoughts just some clarifications. the users and reviewers that do have the E11 do say it is more streamlined and more amp but overal the clairty of the E17,seperation, and EQ options make many E11 users just not care for the e11 anymore. the e11 does not have a more "powerful" amp. teh E17 does. 

E11-200mW @ 32 ohms

E17-215mW @ 32 ohms

 

and sorry. pcdp's are out of my time. I'm gonna guess that stands for portable compact disk player. the last one i remember seeing was my mother's o_o

 


Thank you for your reply and for clearing things up. So the E17 is the better choice smile.gif I was thinking the EQ was a pretty damn important function, with the DT770 having massive bass at times..

And yes, PCDP stands for Portable CD Player. I'm way into going to the local record store and looking for some cool CD's to buy which I want to play immediately beyersmile.png

Overall a discman / pcdp should have better sound quality than say an iPod, so I think I'll love the combo, just curious if anyone has any thoughts biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by nOoneNL View Post


 


Thank you for your reply and for clearing things up. So the E17 is the better choice smile.gif I was thinking the EQ was a pretty damn important function, with the DT770 having massive bass at times..

And yes, PCDP stands for Portable CD Player. I'm way into going to the local record store and looking for some cool CD's to buy which I want to play immediately beyersmile.png

Overall a discman / pcdp should have better sound quality than say an iPod, so I think I'll love the combo, just curious if anyone has any thoughts biggrin.gif


hmm im just curious on...if a pcdp even uses a DAC..hmm the data on the disk is read...is the data on the disk..not PCM? hmm so is the data then digital or analog?....hmm questions questions...there must be a DAC. and some PCDP's have an optical out. if it does you are both in luck and aren';t. you would then bel able to use the e17 as a DAC ...but then would require you to have poky wires here and there >_<

 

i just summarized the E11 and E17 for you. Taht is the general opinion on this thread. i would suggest looking for a primary source. it's stated multiple times throughout this thread

 

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