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post #5776 of 6536

thanks - I have tried all that - so far

 

Acer Laptop Win 7 64 bit, only 16/48 if using WASAPI

Dell Desktop Vista 32 bit - working perfectly

Just tried my new work laptop Vaio Win 8 - only 16/44

and when I tick Apply after telling the device in Advanced that it is 24/96 I now get

"error unsupported format"    - interesting that is says it is being used by another device when it clearly is not 

post #5777 of 6536

I unplug it , try a different USB 3.0 input and now its ok - even Wasapi shows at 24/96

 

so just one Win 7 laptop it has problems with - I can live with that

post #5778 of 6536
Very strange, you mention USB 3 ports, can you try is in a USB 2 port? The 3's are supposed to ne backward compatible but who knows... Also could you try it through a USB Hub if you have one, it would be good to know for the thread here as well.

Thanks!

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post #5779 of 6536

USB 2.0 now works

 

So only the Win 7 64 bit to get working

 

 I never have liked laptops, this is another reason why, just not consistant

 

tim

post #5780 of 6536
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Hey KT66

 

Let's check some settings here and see...

 

Playback Devices:

I made the custom icon for the E17/E09K,

you's will probably look like the default Car Radio Icon.

 

Just got my E9 today and trying it out with my E17. Is there any way I can get that icon from you? It looks so sweet!

post #5781 of 6536
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post

Just got my E9 today and trying it out with my E17. Is there any way I can get that icon from you? It looks so sweet!


You sure can, here is the post with the instructions.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/587912/fiio-e17-alpen-first-impression-final-thought/5655#post_9315009

 

Here is the icon file

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29361323/E17-E09K.ico

(right click and save target or save link as etc...)

 

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post #5782 of 6536

Thanks! beerchug.gif

post #5783 of 6536

What I don't get is that Fiio pack lots of lovely accessories in the box, but the one

thing you really need to hear the E17 at it's best, an optical cable. is not included.

 

Audioengine also annoyingly do this.

 

I find the range and choices of Opitcal/Toslink/SDIF the most confusing thing about this hobby

so to include a simple starter cable would be really welcome. Everyone would already

have a USB cable.

post #5784 of 6536
Quote:
Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

What I don't get is that Fiio pack lots of lovely accessories in the box, but the one

thing you really need to hear the E17 at it's best, an optical cable. is not included.

 

Audioengine also annoyingly do this.

 

I find the range and choices of Opitcal/Toslink/SDIF the most confusing thing about this hobby

so to include a simple starter cable would be really welcome. Everyone would already

have a USB cable.

They have a specifically designed S/PDIF Optical Toslink(mini toslink) cable for short interconnect purposes for sale on their store

http://fiio.net/products/index.aspx?ID=100000018364884&MenuID=105026009

 

Many stores at first also bundled for free an optical cable.

 

A cable would increase size of the package. Even a short one would not fit.

 

And no, it wouldn't be easy

 

Optical Toslink is very specific to what you want to do.

 

Some appliaces are Toslink whilst others are mini toslink. And thus should FiiO include a 5 feet long something toslink cable into their package? It would increase the size of the box a lot already. Is an accessorie that isn't needed to be bundled but rather side purchased as needed and is up to the users own needs.

post #5785 of 6536

I've noticed my E17/E9 combo is very picky about which USB port I use it with. I have 6 USB 2.0 ports and 2 USB 3.0 and I've found that USB 3.0 doesn't work at all and depending on which devices I have plugged into which ports it will cut out, periodically get static and revert to normal, or not work entirely.

For a while there I could only get it to work with my front-facing, left USB port and it required rebooting every time the sound would cut out. I have it plugged into my a rear USB port now and it seems to be functioning fine, but I won't know until it acts up again. I'm updating USB drivers as I type this and I hope it helps. Has anyone else experienced similar problems with USB slot finickiness?

 

And I've never used the E7, but I've noticed that I can still use the treble/bass EQ, gain, and volume controls on my E17 while it is docked and the headphone out still works. Is this normal?

post #5786 of 6536
Normal, unless you the line out bypass switch on the side down.

With it down, the E17's controls don't affect the E09K.

Yes the headphone jack works when docked as well.

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post #5787 of 6536
Quote:
Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

What I don't get is that Fiio pack lots of lovely accessories in the box, but the one

thing you really need to hear the E17 at it's best, an optical cable. is not included.

 

Audioengine also annoyingly do this.

 

I find the range and choices of Opitcal/Toslink/SDIF the most confusing thing about this hobby

so to include a simple starter cable would be really welcome. Everyone would already

have a USB cable.

Those FiiO L12 & L12S cables are very nice looking, I just might have to pick up a pair!

 

But these are the ones I use at the moment, the short Hosa (2') is very thin and could be included in the E17 Package.

Hosa Technology Toslink 2'

Hosa Technology Premium ADAT Toslink 15'

 

 

Monoprice Audio Cables - Optical Toslink

They have them all, just pick your poison.

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post #5788 of 6536
Maybe it's my age but I find the whole digital cables thing too complicated.

Two adapters come in the e17 box , I have no idea what they are or how they are used.!
post #5789 of 6536
Quote:
Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Those FiiO L12 & L12S cables are very nice looking, I just might have to pick up a pair!

But these are the ones I use at the moment, the short Hosa (2') is very thin and could be included in the E17 Package.
Hosa Technology Toslink 2'
Hosa Technology Premium ADAT Toslink 15'




Monoprice Audio Cables - Optical Toslink
They have them all, just pick your poison.
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That's exactly it the choice of terminations is vast. the chance of buying the wrong cable is too easy
Fiio can drop the USB and analogue cables provided , but.a short starter optical would be welcome

All I want is to connect it to a laptop or optical out of my desktop

I have had an Audioengine D1 for year, I have still only used USB as I just can't work out what digital cable to get, and I have rung Audioengine. and many big hifi dealers in the UK , no one can give me a simple answer
Edited by KT66 - 5/20/13 at 1:33am
post #5790 of 6536

I got my FiiO e17 today. Is it normal that headphone jack does not go all the way inside? All my headphones leave little space. 

 

Picture included. HD 598 with that enormous adapter currently in e17.

 

 

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