Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphone Amps › FiiO E17 "ALPEN" - First Impression + Final Thought
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

FiiO E17 "ALPEN" - First Impression + Final Thought - Page 118

post #1756 of 6513
Quote:
Originally Posted by AgentXXL View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by AppleDappleman View Post


I plan on this exact set-up in the future. Except maybe with the LD MKIII, aye or nay? 
 

 



Lyr or LD MKIII - either one will drive the HD650 acceptably. Myself, I'm just not a fan of tube amps. I haven't listened to a lot of them, but it seems that I'm only happy when I hear the > $1000 systems. For that kind of cash, I'll stick with a nice neutral solid state amp. The warmer sound of tube amps just doesn't appeal to me, but again, that's my personal opinion based on my ears and brain. In no way should it influence what you decide to try to improve your listening station - to each their own! smily_headphones1.gif


does the lyr or ldmkiii drive your dt770 250s any better than they do the hd650? 

post #1757 of 6513
Received my Fiio E17 today and wow what a great product. Paired with my alienware m18x, Ipad2, iPhone4 and pro700mk2 phones the sound is amazing and in my opinion leaps ahead of my old nuforce udac2. My bass heavy headphones now have more amazing tactile bass! And the mids & treble and sound stage is great. Defiantly recommend this DAC/Amp


Sent from my iPhone4 using Tapatalk
Edited by DanXbix - 2/23/12 at 11:08pm
post #1758 of 6513
Quote:
Originally Posted by hyogen View Post

hehe, yes I will give the e17 a shot.  So, digital out for android......that WOULD be through microUSB, right? 


If you want Google to put in digital out over USB host please vote for it here - http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=24614

post #1759 of 6513
Quote:
Originally Posted by hyogen View Post



hehe, yes I will give the e17 a shot.  So, digital out for android......that WOULD be through microUSB, right? 


Yes, digital out for Android with CM7 or modified ICS 4.0.3 kernel would be through microUSB.

post #1760 of 6513
Still learning about all these audio stuff. Would I get better sound quality as it being as a DAC or an amp? It will be connected to my computer
post #1761 of 6513

IMO if you are using your computer as a source the DAC should give you a better sound quality. The difference for me is huge, but YMMV

post #1762 of 6513
Quote:
Originally Posted by AgentXXL View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by hyogen View Post



hehe, yes I will give the e17 a shot.  So, digital out for android......that WOULD be through microUSB, right? 


Yes, digital out for Android with CM7 or modified ICS 4.0.3 kernel would be through microUSB.


wow...  and you can still do the Voodoo sound for wolfson dac in certain phones that have them?  (for when you don't use an external dac)

 

EDIT:  found the answer to my question.  You CANNOT use it.  http://www.galaxyforums.net/forum/samsung-fascinate-roms/4287-voodoo-control-2-1-1-compatiable-cm7.html

 

I will probably just not get the CM7.  Since it IS my phone...and it's much easier to not pair it with a DAC everytime I want to listen to music. 

 

 

 

One more thing to add......Just tried the TripleFi 10 with my Nexus S phone.............WOWWWW.  Where did the soundstage come from????   Before trying it on this new phone, I had already thought (opinion shared with at least one other headfiier) that the DT880 sounds just like the open full size headphone version of the TripleFi 10...........   Now it sounds even more the same.  Almost indistinguishable to me (it is 4AM....).  I'm hearing a very significant improvement in soundstage for these IEMs........

 

I feel like I'm set for life even before this E17 arrives....hahah

 

 


Edited by hyogen - 2/24/12 at 4:50am
post #1763 of 6513

Well, placed an order last night from advancedmp3players and just got an email this morning saying it is out of stock. angry_face.gif

post #1764 of 6513

Hey, guys. Just got my e17 today from mp4nation. The free gift was defective though :-( see the thread in the IEM section if you want to know more. It's pretty good so far. 

post #1765 of 6513

As for the E11 having more power i remember that Mike @ headfonia and CLEIOS had the same thought on what that meant..but what does more power mean to both of them. i got CLIEOS to elaborate

http://www.head-fi.org/t/596482/the-sub-100-portable-amps-shootout-7-1-amps-compared/30#post_8164279

 

 

 

Quote CLEIOS:
As I have somewhat mentioned in my E17 review - E11 has more control and power when in low gain setting, E17 is doing better in higher gain setting.

..i think it means that they like the E11 due to it's smoother power in the 6dB range(E11 has no 0dB) but overal the E17 has more power

E17 is 215mW @ 32 ohms

E11 is 200mW @ 32 ohms

 

the above numbers are when both are set on 12dB gain mode

post #1766 of 6513
Quote:
Originally Posted by Etrips View Post

Well, placed an order last night from advancedmp3players and just got an email this morning saying it is out of stock. angry_face.gif


Same.

 

I made a pre-order enquiry a couple of weeks ago. They then emailed me yesterday telling me the item was now in stock. The product page told me the item was in stock. I purchased the item and was still told it was in stock. This morning I receive an email telling me it is now out of stock.

 

Absolutely ******* unreal. I thought I'd finally managed to get my hands on this item and now this happens.

 

I have now paid for 2 units, one from mp4nation and one from advancedmp3players, and received nothing.

 

Honestly never had so much hassle trying to purchase a single item. I've tried to remain patient but after this I'm so pissed off right now.

 

 

post #1767 of 6513
Quote:
Originally Posted by gEaK View Post


Same.

 

I made a pre-order enquiry a couple of weeks ago. They then emailed me yesterday telling me the item was now in stock. The product page told me the item was in stock. I purchased the item and was still told it was in stock. This morning I receive an email telling me it is now out of stock.

 

Absolutely ******* unreal. I thought I'd finally managed to get my hands on this item and now this happens.

 

I have now paid for 2 units, one from mp4nation and one from advancedmp3players, and received nothing.

 

Honestly never had so much hassle trying to purchase a single item. I've tried to remain patient but after this I'm so pissed off right now.

 

 


Just got an email saying it should be back in stock on the 29th... Hmmm!
post #1768 of 6513
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

...
..i think it means that they like the E11 due to it's smoother power in the 6dB range(E11 has no 0dB) but overal the E17 has more power
E17 is 215mW @ 32 ohms
E11 is 200mW @ 32 ohms

the above numbers are when both are set on 12dB gain mode

Lets put to it straight - in low gain, I mean E11 and E17 are both in +6dB (0dB will be NO gain at all). In high gain, they are both + 12dB.

Measurement I did in the past shows that E11 is capable of delivering more power to a fixed 47ohm load than E17 in low gain. But in high gain, E17 has more power.
post #1769 of 6513

@clieos thats what i said in the post? I basicaly re iterated ur point. Some were getting the idea that the e11 had more power in general and so i quoted ur statement

post #1770 of 6513
Thread Starter 
I just want to make sure other who read the post understand what exactly is the meaning of 'smoother' power, that's all. wink.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Headphone Amps
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphone Amps › FiiO E17 "ALPEN" - First Impression + Final Thought