Thanks for the reply.
Yeah that really helps. Will definitely look to get one now!
Just in case someone came here looking for an answer to this question, yes the e17 does work with ubuntu/linux mint. It does not show up as a usb device on the desktop, you have to go into sound setting and change the sound card, it will show up there.
Correct me if I'm wrong, y'all (since I don't own a E07K), but another thing the E17 has is the "EQ section" - bass and treble controls, and a few more features in the menu. My impression has been the 07 has on/off, bass on/off perhaps, but that's about it.
I love the E17 - it's really great, versatile, and an excellent value.
Thanks bowei, I was able to install and run successfully
Just received my E17 today, and even plugged into my relatively low range Audio-Technica ATH-T400 heaphones playing lossy mp3's the upgrade over my laptop audio was awesome. :)
Also as I'd hoped the E17 doesn't have issues chopping off the front of sounds like the ASUS XONAR U3 does.
Just got mine today as well. Love this thing! Had an issue with the clicking sound at first but I've worked around that and I knew about it before I bought it. All in all a great little DAC/amp, although my little pouch also smelled like gasoline as others have mentioned. Yuck.
Perhaps it was certain shipments of the E17 that were affected. I bought mine from SonicElectronix.