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Originally Posted by DenonBeaver View Post

I've owned the Fiio E17 for aprox. 5 months. Running 100% of the time through USB.
On my Denon 5000's i've found it delivers very well. Myself and others have compared it against MUCH more expensive amp/dac combos and the FIIO can hold it's own. It's not as bright as say a Yulong or Schiit but to me provides a more balanced sound. The built in EQ is great, I know this is sometimes looked down upon in the audiophile arena but a few small tweaks can really allow you to customize the sound to your specific liking, without degrading the overall sound quality.
In terms of a portable amp/dac this thing kicks ass, compared against the headroom bithead and it blew it away.
Obviously harder to drive headphones are where the FIIO E17 starts to struggle, but my denon's love this little guy!

Nice review. I agree - great lil' amp.
post #5462 of 6572

Excuse me if this has been answered earlier - I've tried looking for answers but seem to be finding different ones.

 

Which cable should be used to connect a HTC One X (or Samsung S3 or other android phone with micro usb..) to the e17? Is there a short male micro - male mini USB OTG that works?

 

Appreciate any help.

 

Cheers,

 

billiek

post #5463 of 6572
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Originally Posted by billiek View Post

Excuse me if this has been answered earlier - I've tried looking for answers but seem to be finding different ones.

 

Which cable should be used to connect a HTC One X (or Samsung S3 or other android phone with micro usb..) to the e17? Is there a short male micro - male mini USB OTG that works?

 

Appreciate any help.

 

Cheers,

 

billiek

 

I bought this one, still waiting for it though. 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/270803395745?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

post #5464 of 6572
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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post

 

I bought this one, still waiting for it though. 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/270803395745?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

All right, please get back when you've tried it. Eagerly awaiting your response.

post #5465 of 6572

Anyone knows how to use the Fiio E17 as a Dac only?

I have the Schiit asgard as an amp and the HE-400.

post #5466 of 6572
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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post

Anyone knows how to use the Fiio E17 as a Dac only?

I have the Schiit asgard as an amp and the HE-400.

 

Yes, if I've understood it correctly you use the L7 dock for this.

 

http://www.fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000035228125&MenuID=105026009

post #5467 of 6572
Yes l7 is what you want

L7 jack is a 3.5mm.

I dont know what input asgard is but if its input is rca. You need a male 3.5mm to rca cable.
post #5468 of 6572
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Yes l7 is what you want

L7 jack is a 3.5mm.

I dont know what input asgard is but if its input is rca. You need a male 3.5mm to rca cable.

 

Bowei - do you know if a male micro to male mini will work between an USB audio compatible Android and the E17?

post #5469 of 6572

For Sennheiser HD598s

 

Fiio E17

or

iBasso D7?

 

So far the consensus is E17

post #5470 of 6572
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Originally Posted by billiek View Post

 

Bowei - do you know if a male micro to male mini will work between an USB audio compatible Android and the E17?

Sorry, I am not an expert at Android audio.

post #5471 of 6572

The iBasso D7 boasts its ability to decode 'bit for bit'.

 

Does the E17 do this?

post #5472 of 6572
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Originally Posted by chimmycham View Post

The iBasso D7 boasts its ability to decode 'bit for bit'.

 

Does the E17 do this?

Asynch-USB?

 

No.

E17 does not support USB.

 

It is mainly convenient to match up timings and so that when you start or stop a song it would 'match' up more. Is what I generally see with that feature.

 

I don't see it as a buy or not feature.

 

It's like using WASAPI or ASIO and FLAC. It is a guaranter of quality. Except that for A synch USB. It's more of an audio start and end type of guarantor from what I see.

 

Asynch USB makes it so that the computer AND and the device both have to receive confirmations before the device or computer sends the next one. 

 

To me, it is kinda like 1000MHz polling rate in computer mechanical keyboards. 

post #5473 of 6572

Odds and ends: 

 

The L7 dock works fine with my E17 even though it is not labeled on the website as for the E17.  My question prompted him to make the edit at some point. 

 

The L7 doesn't fit completely part-against-part into my E17.  The connector bottoms out before the two enclosures can touch.  Anyone else have that? So, I used two clear stick-on feet the right thickness to stabilize it from wiggling. 

 

This 6" cable on Amazon is male micro USB to male mini USB.  Perhaps of use to the questioner?  

 

http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-6-Inch-Micro-Adapter-UUSBMUSBMF6/dp/B008635BA2/ref=wl_mb_hu_m_5_dp

 

And this 3.5' cables has the PC USB connector at one end, and both mini and micro males at the other.  Each carries data, but only one each can be used with the PC at once.  I've charged on both but the data function is lost when connected as such. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Dual-Micro-Mini-Splitter-Cable/dp/B003Y569K8/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1CW9F6KKCBHTR&coliid=I3SPKCNVX7YOA8


Edited by Stoney - 2/9/13 at 9:43pm
post #5474 of 6572
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Originally Posted by billiek View Post

Which cable should be used to connect a HTC One X (or Samsung S3 or other android phone with micro usb..) to the e17? Is there a short male micro - male mini USB OTG that works?

 

 

smartphone >> USB OTG cable adapter + USB cable provided by FiiO >> FiiO E17

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1155#post_8979038

post #5475 of 6572

I'm a noob at the headphone impedance.items, would this be able to drive the new ath ad900x?

 

I'm looking into buying them with my tax refund (if it's enough)

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