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post #5116 of 6582
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Originally Posted by ippudo View Post


On a side note: I'm doing the occasional voiceover and a bit of music with my ancient analogue recorder and a while ago a top-notch engineer set the input gain of my microphone extremely low and instead increased the volume quite considerably via the volume control. This made the background hiss very noticeable. He then suggested to kill the noise in SoundForge with the noise reduction plugin.

 

Yikes!

He doesn't sound top notch to me!wink_face.gif

Sorry, I don't mean to throw the guy under the bus, but really!

Gain should be set so the mic pre-amp does not clip.

There is always a compromise between lowest noise and least amount of clipping/overload.

I haven't worked in a recording studio for over 25 years......but that guideline never changes.

post #5117 of 6582
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Originally Posted by awtryau89 View Post

OK guys, sorry if this has been addressed. I searched but did not find any definitive answers.

 

I want to purchase an E17 and use as my primary portable. I would feed it with an iPhone 5 exclusively. 

 

Question 1: Will the E17 decode a USB signal from the iPhone5?

 

Question 2: Is there a full size USB adapter from Fiio? I saw some sort of adapter in the pics in the thread.

 

I understand that there are lightning to USB adapters from Apple but those have the DAC built in and I want to send a straight digital signal to the E17. 

 

Thanks.

 

Try this out, the fount of all DAC and iPad compatiblity knowledge, it has some iPod and iPhone stuff buried in there.............somewhere:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/507559/list-of-dacs-that-work-with-ipad/345#post_8151477

 

Beware............this thread goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on............you get the idea. But it's an excellent source of knowledge.

post #5118 of 6582

Hey,

Just thought I would start an opinion poll for fun:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/642455/are-you-a-basshead-or-a-treblehead-or-a-midrange-head-a-flathead-or#post_8983027

 

I hope you vote and post your opinion and thoughts, no judgement, it's just for some fun.  biggrin.gif

 

Cheers,

Chris J

post #5119 of 6582

1000

 

Showing some E17 love!

post #5120 of 6582
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

-snip-

Thanks for this, I got my E17 today because your review helped me choose it.

Merry Christmas, as your present for helping me choose mine, here you go!:

post #5121 of 6582
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Originally Posted by Existence View Post

Thanks for this, I got my E17 today because your review helped me choose it.
Merry Christmas, as your present for helping me choose mine, here you go!:


are those crossfade LPs or M100s?
post #5122 of 6582
Got my E17 an E09K for Christmas (OK, the E09K was really for me)!

So far it's a great compliment for my 600 Ohm Beyer DT880 and AKG Q701 headphones.
No real compliants, very good headphone amp for the $$$.

Happy Holidays, folks!
post #5123 of 6582
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Originally Posted by Existence View Post

Thanks for this, I got my E17 today because your review helped me choose it.

Merry Christmas, as your present for helping me choose mine, here you go!:

 

M80 sound very good with E17. and also HD598. 

post #5124 of 6582
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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

1000

 

Showing some E17 love!

 

 

very good combo and the photos. 

post #5125 of 6582
Got my E17 today and love it! Want some new headphones now! Lol!
post #5126 of 6582
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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

are those crossfade LPs or M100s?

The LP2s with custom shields. LP2s are better for my amp, If I used the m100s with my e17's settings it would either sound the same as the LP2s, or blow my head off. If I had the m100s, which I don't, and I'm not going to buy them for is the fact it's flat bouncy audiophile sound, not professional DJ sound the LP2s have.

If you're going to get the LP2s, I recommend getting something like the e17 to improve the highs and lows. Since the lp2 is a bassy headphone, more bass by +2 can't do any harm.

The bass sounds amazing with my itouch + lp2 + eq'd e17, generally it's much better than without an amp.
post #5127 of 6582
What is the best settings for the e17?; such as gain, bass etc. I listen to a lot of electronic music and rap/hip-hop. I want my vmoda lp2s to sound better overall.
post #5128 of 6582
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Originally Posted by Existence View Post

What is the best settings for the e17?; such as gain, bass etc. I listen to a lot of electronic music and rap/hip-hop. I want my vmoda lp2s to sound better overall.

It varies by taste, headphones and music.

 

There is not best setting.

 

Someone could listen ot Deadmou5 and use completely different settings. A sensitive IEM user would use 0 Gain probably while another may do different.

post #5129 of 6582
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Originally Posted by Existence View Post

What is the best settings for the e17?; such as gain, bass etc. I listen to a lot of electronic music and rap/hip-hop. I want my vmoda lp2s to sound better overall.

Basically what Bowei said.

You can try fiddling with the settings to find what you find best sounding with your LP2s. Each headphone and each user will have different overall preference, so as long as you can match your own preferred settings then you're good to go beerchug.gif

post #5130 of 6582
Thing I've found, the highs are defiantly better on 0 everything, but my 4 bass 6 treble and 6 or 12 gain have worked so far.

I tried listening to a whole song, then using my iPod without the amp, and I think the e17s in-built soundboard override may be limiting my lp2s. Is this even possible?
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