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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Seriously, 1 decibel difference is too minute for the vast majority of people, FWIR.

Most at this range but 1dB is still a good bit considering 2dB is vastly able to be telled apart

post #4457 of 6504

E7 looks 10000x better. That is all.

post #4458 of 6504
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post

E7 looks 10000x better. That is all.

IF they gave the E7 the E17's refine and less glossy but more professional look, I would agree with it looking better.

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The E7 is taller than the E17, right? Been awhile since I've owned the E7, but I feel the E17 is shorter.
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New member of the E17 club here.

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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

New member of the E17 club here.

Welcome to the E17 club. Although I don't officially belong anymore.

post #4462 of 6504
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The E7 is taller than the E17, right? Been awhile since I've owned the E7, but I feel the E17 is shorter.

Seems to be the same height

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Originally Posted by Lord Voldemort View Post

Seems to be the same height

 

The size is the same.

post #4464 of 6504
Thanks guys. Been awhile since I've held the E7. My memory sucks, it seems. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Seriously, 1 decibel difference is too minute for the vast majority of people, FWIR.

 

 

1dB is the difference where most people begin to hear it. At 2dB, nearly everyone can hear it.

post #4466 of 6504

There's something that confuses me slightly with the E17. I want to plug it in to another amp and bypass the E17 amp, effectively using the E17 as a dac only. So to achieve this do i plug the external amp into the aux port and toggle LO Bypass? Or should i buy that Fiio L7 dock with a line out which was originally for the E7?

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Hey I am new to the forums and own the E17 for a very short time. Since I couldn't find anything helpful with google, I thought I might ask here since I read a thread from someone complaining. 16bit / 44100 hz would be the ONLY working selection for him.

 

When I choose 16 bit / 44100 oder 24 bit / 44100 in my realtek driver (Onboard Sound MSI P67A Gd55), my E17 still displays 16bit / 48k. Why is that? I think the E17 supports that sampling rate?

 

During gaming and listening to musik via Spotify I hear a "clicking". I didn't notice it while watching movies or listening to .flacs via foobar. Is this because my e17 won't switch to 44100 but Spotify and my game (Mass Effect 1) output 44100hz?

 

I use optical connection. I purchased the e17 for desktop use only (i hope this was the right choice :/ )

 

I hope this is the right place for my questions and I hope someone is able to help me.

 

best regards!


Edited by chuckf - 9/12/12 at 1:16pm
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Originally Posted by chuckf View Post

Hey I am new to the forums and own the E17 for a very short time. Since I couldn't find anything helpful with google, I thought I might ask here since I read a thread from someone complaining. 16bit / 44100 hz would be the ONLY working selection for him.

 

When I choose 16 bit / 44100 oder 24 bit / 44100 in my realtek driver (Onboard Sound MSI P67A Gd55), my E17 still displays 16bit / 48k. Why is that? I think the E17 supports that sampling rate?

 

During gaming and listening to musik via Spotify I hear a "clicking". I didn't notice it while watching movies or listening to .flacs via foobar. Is this because my e17 won't switch to 44100 but Spotify and my game (Mass Effect 1) output 44100hz?

 

I use optical connection. I purchased the e17 for desktop use only (i hope this was the right choice :/ )

 

I hope this is the right place for my questions and I hope someone is able to help me.

 

best regards!

 

If the music being played isn't 24 bit, even selecting that you want to use 24bit won't get the E17 to switch to show 24 bit.

 

The clicking could be from many things, sorry.

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

There's something that confuses me slightly with the E17. I want to plug it in to another amp and bypass the E17 amp, effectively using the E17 as a dac only. So to achieve this do i plug the external amp into the aux port and toggle LO Bypass? Or should i buy that Fiio L7 dock with a line out which was originally for the E7?

To bypass the amp, you need the L7

post #4469 of 6504
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

If the music being played isn't 24 bit, even selecting that you want to use 24bit won't get the E17 to switch to show 24 bit.

 

Thanks for the fast reply, my main problem wasn't if it was 16 or 24bit but that no matter what 44100 is not displayed at anytime.

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Originally Posted by chuckf View Post

Thanks for the fast reply, my main problem wasn't if it was 16 or 24bit but that no matter what 44100 is not displayed at anytime.

I misread your qeustion

 

This was asked 2 times in the last 5 pages with you being the third time. The answer to this question is actually in the FiiO documentation that is included with every new E17.

Screen Shot 2012-01-28 at 8.07.29 PM.png

 

The smaller (2) is what you should focus on. They just have it display that. It is not accurate.

 

http://www.fiio.com.cn/upfile/File/2012/20120107161255.pdf

 

There is an inaccuracy in the official photo screenshot right there as 192KHz is not supported over USB.

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