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post #5431 of 6607
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Originally Posted by visanj View Post

 

I tried with many PCs but getting the same issue. I think the issue is with E17 itself. But I'm still wondering because it was working fine till last week and suddenly one day it is not getting detected. What happened in between? What was causing this issue? I don't understand

 

The last time when it was working fine, I was fiddling with 96 KHz/24 bit in Audio MIDI setup in my MAC os for HD tracks but thats the only thing which I did. But from next day it was not working. Even I tried to change back 96 khz to 44...

 

Fried Tenor chip most likely, by static electricity perhaps or maybe bad soldering. These amps are modular enough to be able to take a lot of punishment, so it might mostly still work. Sounds like RMA to me.

 

I hope FiiO switched their mail express company though, had some bad experience with it.

post #5432 of 6607
Do the gain settings affect sound quality if all are at similar listening volumes?
post #5433 of 6607
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Originally Posted by Shrew View Post

Do the gain settings affect sound quality if all are at similar listening volumes?

No. 

 

12 gain from CLIEOS's findings had more bass response.

post #5434 of 6607
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

No. 

12 gain from CLIEOS's findings had more bass response.

That's interesting, but good to hear. I've been using +12dB and get pleasant sound at 20 volume.
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That's interesting, but good to hear. I've been using +12dB and get pleasant sound at 20 volume.
Of course using a higher gain on easier to drive hp is not recommended.
post #5436 of 6607
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Of course using a higher gain on easier to drive hp is not recommended.

I'm using the HE-400s which are easier to drive than most planars, but harder to drive than any other headphones I've ever owned.
post #5437 of 6607
Anyone know Fiio's warranty off the top of their head? I bought my E17 at launch and it just started displaying the loose jack problem (left audio channel cutting out until the plug is jiggled into the right place). I use it daily for quiet quality audio on my desktop and laptop and I really can't afford to buy a new E17/headphone amp right now.
post #5438 of 6607
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Originally Posted by yawny View Post

Anyone know Fiio's warranty off the top of their head? I bought my E17 at launch and it just started displaying the loose jack problem (left audio channel cutting out until the plug is jiggled into the right place). I use it daily for quiet quality audio on my desktop and laptop and I really can't afford to buy a new E17/headphone amp right now.

1 year limited I believe.

post #5439 of 6607
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Originally Posted by yawny View Post

Anyone know Fiio's warranty off the top of their head? I bought my E17 at launch and it just started displaying the loose jack problem (left audio channel cutting out until the plug is jiggled into the right place). I use it daily for quiet quality audio on my desktop and laptop and I really can't afford to buy a new E17/headphone amp right now.

 

If you bought it at Amazon, report the problem (because Fiio's warranty support page says to do so - contact the seller). Even though their deal is just 30 days, they may honor the Fiio 1 year warranty, by exchanging the unit for a new one (they did for me).

 

Good luck. 

 

(otherwise, contact Fiio about the 1 year warranty)

post #5440 of 6607

... and read this page:

 

http://fiio.com.cn/support/detail.aspx?ID=100000003535257

post #5441 of 6607
Unfortunately I bought it at MP4Nation. Technically the order was placed over a year ago, but as everyone can remember, these didn't ship until feb sometime. I'll try my luck.
post #5442 of 6607

FiiO support. Go ask them.

 

Their official policy is only 1 year but they have helped MANY many people who are out of warranty.

post #5443 of 6607

Question:

 

I am using E17 with L7 line out to use as a DAC. 

 

E17 is connected with Toslink optical, USB (Charge only), and 3.5 line out.

 

I set E17 with OPT setting to recieve input from optical in. 

 

But everytime I turn off and on the device it resets to USB and I have to manually reselect OPT.

 

is there a way it holds its input setting?

post #5444 of 6607
I think that

Only volume memory is saved.

Ill check when i get home
post #5445 of 6607

It switches to USB for convenience when docking with E9 or L7...

 

Page 5 of the manual states that when the E17 is docked it will automatically switch to USB.

Alpen-E17 Manual


Edited by TrollDragon - 1/31/13 at 7:50am
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