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post #5611 of 6421
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

 

Sounds like he needs to get a grip!

Like, chill out, dude!   

LOL!

It's now being beautified and sanded and everything too.

 

I kinda wish I was like him. Then, the awesome new toy syndrome would be forever.

post #5612 of 6421
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

I've got a dude I know that first won't let anyone touch his HE500's, bought aftermarket cables(for looks), and then one of those Omega headphone stands. No finger prints or anything on those headphones too, I think he cleans it daily or after every use? Well and then he took some glass/acrylic(forgot) and built a fricking caged dome around his entire headphone stand and setup with holes on the bottom so that the cables can be connected to source.

 

I was like basshead.gif

 

He has changed my definition of audio babying since I saw pics of it.

Pics:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586040/official-asian-anime-manga-and-music-lounge/64665#post_9255901

Wow, that is a bit much...  By a lot...  The pictures are just...  I just don't even...

post #5613 of 6421

Well I really didn't care for the sloppy fit when the E17 is docked with the E09K, it has some sideways rocking play that didn't just feel right.

I am used to Apple docks and how they fit smoothly together, even the 3rd party docks fit nice. I know this is not an Apple grade product but the loose fit can be remedied for future FiiO products by better design. I would like see a dock connector that has a metal shroud as well for more support.

 

So what I did to remove the rocking play in the unit is to put two little strips of rubber on the floor of the E09K's dock bay. This strip came from the leftover rubber on a sheet of sticky feet.

 

I cut the strip into pieces that would fit across the floor of the dock, these strips are 1.6mm thick and seem to be the perfect size,  since all sideways rocking motion has now ceased and the E17 still makes a great connection.

 

 

beerchug.gif

 

While I was at it, I added bigger rubber feet to the E09K as well (1" Hemisphere Feet) that I had left over from a rack mount UPS installation, they had to be added just for Schiit's and Giggles. biggrin.gif

post #5614 of 6421
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

 

So what I did to remove the rocking play in the unit is to put two little strips of rubber on the floor of the E09K's dock bay. This strip came from the leftover rubber on a sheet of sticky feet.

 

 

Thanks for the post. I have been considering the same thing--though I was thinking about rubber on the left and right, not the bottom - so thanks for that tip!

post #5615 of 6421
Your most welcome!
On the bottom is the way to go.

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post #5616 of 6421

Hi there - just wrote a review on the E17 : http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-e17/reviews/8634

 

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post #5617 of 6421

Nice review. Thank you beerchug.gif

post #5618 of 6421

The E17 is the first piece of real audio equipment I bought (before that it was far too many pairs of terrible, disposable earbuds). Gotta say, I've been happy with the purchase! I've found it to help give great sound at a great price. Doubly useful as my main headphones are a touch lacking in bass, and the E17 easily bumps it up to a normal level. I can see using it for a long time. :)

post #5619 of 6421

What bit rate settings would I use on the e17 if I'm using it as a DAC via usb cable and through the headphone port?

 

I never really bothered adjusting any of those settings when I set it up.

and noticed alot of my music says 44.1k hz in foobar.


Edited by kcazbarach - 3/19/13 at 11:05am
post #5620 of 6421
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Originally Posted by kcazbarach View Post

What bit rate settings would I use on the e17 if I'm using it as a DAC via usb cable and through the headphone port?

 

I never really bothered adjusting any of those settings when I set it up.

and noticed alot of my music says 44.1k hz in foobar.

44.1/24 is fine

 

Supports up to 96/24 with USB. Some people had problems getting it that high, but if you don't, go ahead and change it. Remember to change the settings in both foobar(if you are using WASAPI/ASIO) and Windows Sound

post #5621 of 6421
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

44.1/24 is fine

 

Supports up to 96/24 with USB. Some people had problems getting it that high, but if you don't, go ahead and change it. Remember to change the settings in both foobar(if you are using WASAPI/ASIO) and Windows Sound

 


Ok thanks,

 

when I choose 44.1/24-should it show 24 bit, 44.1k on the top of the E17? because it still shows 16 bit 48k, however when i choose 24 bit, 96k hz-it will show up correctly on the display (on the e17).

post #5622 of 6421
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Originally Posted by kcazbarach View Post



Ok thanks,

when I choose 44.1/24-should it show 24 bit, 44.1k on the top of the E17? because it still shows 16 bit 48k, however when i choose 24 bit, 96k hz-it will show up correctly on the display (on the e17).
Depends if foobar is set right.

Also it also depends on the song being played.
post #5623 of 6421

Hm yea, I was looking at foobar to set up the output for 24 bit, but it just says output is selected automatically.


I just got this like a month ago, so I'm not completely sure.
 


Edited by kcazbarach - 3/20/13 at 11:31am
post #5624 of 6421
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Originally Posted by kcazbarach View Post

Hm yea, I was looking at foobar to set up the output for 24 bit, but it just says output is selected automatically.


I just got this like a month ago, so I'm not completely sure.
 

you can change foobar output settings and advanced settings where you can make it 96KHz

post #5625 of 6421

I've been thinking about buying a senn 650. Is the e17+e09k combo powerful enough to drive it?

 

I already have the latter, so hopefully the answer won't be a "no. You have to sell that and spend twice as much".


Edited by avens - 3/21/13 at 2:00pm
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