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I am now a proud E17 owner. Got it and my DT880 (250ohm) Premiums today, ordered Friday and got Saturday shipping for $9/item. Worth it. These cans are amazing compared to my HD280s, which are still nothing to scoff at compared to the majority of headphones available in stores. I hope people at work don't mind the slight sound leakage... also they are very comfortable, much more so than the HD280s. Also I was afraid the E17 wouldn't work my Nexus 7, but the Trinity kernel I'm using has the support built right in! I just have to have the E17 plugged in when I boot it. Now just to test on my SGS3... the E17 is a quality piece of hardware though. First DAC I've owned. I have a Fiio E5 I've been using at work with some Sennheiser MX580 earbuds which aren't anything special, but I figured it couldn't hurt. I can't wait to be jamming in style (and quality) when I work.

 

/ramble

 

Edit: PAGE 300 BITCHESSSSS!!!!

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Originally Posted by visanj View Post

Only thing is, if E17 is supported by android devices through USB OTG it will be great

 

Anyone tried with new Jelly Bean device (Nexus 7)?

 

 

Nexus 7 & USB DAC/amp FiiO E17:
 
custom Nexus 7 > digital audio stream >> USB OTG cable >> FiiO E17 >> Sennheiser HD 595
 
 

 

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UPDATE:

 

Took the unit to the retailer the next day. They also felt it was a faulty unit and replaced it with a new one. 

 

The new one is working marvellously great. Thanks to  bowei006 for excellent piece of advice.

 

Cheers

post #4489 of 6572

UPDATE:

 

Took the unit to the retailer the next day. They also felt it was a faulty unit and replaced it with a new one. 

 

The new one is working marvellously great. Thanks to  bowei006 for excellent piece of advice.

 

Cheers

post #4490 of 6572
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Originally Posted by VickB View Post

UPDATE:

 

Took the unit to the retailer the next day. They also felt it was a faulty unit and replaced it with a new one. 

 

The new one is working marvellously great. Thanks to  bowei006 for excellent piece of advice.

 

Cheers

 

My reaction at you thanking me:

j8taf.gif


 

But sure, I guess you're welcome? confused.gif All I did was advise you to return and get a refund or exchange after asking and making sure it wasn't general user error.

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Originally Posted by VickB View Post

UPDATE:

 

Took the unit to the retailer the next day. They also felt it was a faulty unit and replaced it with a new one. 

 

The new one is working marvellously great. Thanks to  bowei006 for excellent piece of advice.

 

Cheers

 

What happened to his E17?

 

Last but not least when switching input devices, does your screen shake?

post #4492 of 6572

Just a quick shot of my 'phones and the E17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wormwood

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Yep, my and Q701 work great together! Who would have thought?

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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

Yep, my and Q701 work great together! Who would have thought?


I find myself agreeing with the consensus, which states that the E17 doesn't have enough juice to drive the Q701 properly. I find the combo alright, but I agree with people saying the Q701/E17 combo is a bit "flat" and "lifeless" - so I ordered a NFB-15.1 to complement my Q701.

 

I'll write my subjective experience of the difference between the two amp/dac's when I get to try the NFB-15.1.

 

(I actually liked the HD 598+E17 better than Q701+E17)

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I wanted an NFB 5 but that was too expensive to me :/ so I got the 12.1

For most songs, i prefer the O2 with dual wolfson flagships on the Q701 but with many other headphones direct nfb sound better subjectively
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Do you prefer the O2 because it is more neutral than the NFB-12.1?

 

I wrote an e-mail asking King-wa about the differences between NFB.12.1 and 15.1 and he gave me this response:

 

 

Dear Raven,
The NFB12.1 is a little warmer than the NFB15.1 which is neutral on the NFB15.1.
There is same shipping cost.
May I know where are you want to shipping to? WHich model you like?
Kingwa

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Originally Posted by Misios View Post

Do you prefer the O2 because it is more neutral than the NFB-12.1?

 

I wrote an e-mail asking King-wa about the differences between NFB.12.1 and 15.1 and he gave me this response:

 

 

Dear Raven,
The NFB12.1 is a little warmer than the NFB15.1 which is neutral on the NFB15.1.
There is same shipping cost.
May I know where are you want to shipping to? WHich model you like?
Kingwa

I prefer the O2 with the Q701 and other "foward" vocal'd cans while the NFB is more fun and pleasureable for other types of music.

 

The warmness (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)

 

I didn't do an A/B of the exact differences between the O2 and NFB as it would make me unable to hide my audiophile bravado. In layman's terms. Ignorance is bliss. For example with the review sample of the Arcam I received, it was nice and warm and most consumers would like it, but as a reviewer, I chewed it apart on what it sounded like and after I did, everytime I listened to it personally for fun afterwards had the failings of the device pop up over and over again

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Bowei,

Forgive my n00bness but what/who's is the O2?

Wormwood
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Cheers MLE.

Now wondering if I need one myself.....

Wormwood
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