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post #5941 of 6610

NOOO! I just got some new headphones in so I was excited and plugged it in the optical port by mistake. Now whenever i change the volume on my computer/device it makes a horrible distorted sound. It sounds like the drivers in the headphones blew out. That distortion lasts about 5 seconds then it plays normally. Changing the volume on the e17 itself is fine.

 

I don't really want to send it for repair since i would have to send it to China or wherever they are located.

post #5942 of 6610
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Originally Posted by audioKyle View Post

NOOO! I just got some new headphones in so I was excited and plugged it in the optical port by mistake. Now whenever i change the volume on my computer/device it makes a horrible distorted sound. It sounds like the drivers in the headphones blew out. That distortion lasts about 5 seconds then it plays normally. Changing the volume on the e17 itself is fine.

 

I don't really want to send it for repair since i would have to send it to China or wherever they are located.

You may have damaged a connector or the optical receptor inside it?

post #5943 of 6610

Yea probably damaged something. Whenever i change the volume from the source it makes that very distorted sound.

post #5944 of 6610

I've started using an e17 as I wanted a mobile amp option. But youtube and lower quality mp3s always result in that click click sound, without reading the past 400 pages, is there a fix?


Edited by QldKev - 6/19/13 at 2:11am
post #5945 of 6610
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Originally Posted by QldKev View Post

I've started using an e17 as I wanted a mobile amp option. But youtube and lower quality mp3s always result in that click click sound, without reading the past 400 pages, is there a fix?

Is it a constant clicking in the background?

 

Or a pop/click as the audio begins and stops? If its the later, its normal. If it's the former, check to make sure electrical wires like lamp wires are not anywhere near the E17, its USB cable or any cable 

post #5946 of 6610

Well i found the problem only exists when using the dac/plugging in via usb. Otherwise works fine. The problem is i can't use the dac now! frown.gif

 

Contacted fiio but they didn't respond yet. 

post #5947 of 6610

It's a constant clicking during the music. It's not always there, and I find sometimes if I unplug my headphones and put them back in it goes away for a while. The only cable close to the usb is a couple more usb cables plugged in next to it, and then the power for the computer.  I should add I did have noise back when I used to use my Fiio e5, but when I was using a Schiit modi and magni I had no noises.

 

I have not noticed it when using my Sansa clip, so it must be a usb related issue. So maybe I could use the headphone jack on the motherboad for a signal.  Only problem it sounds so much better using the built in dac.
 

post #5948 of 6610

The explanation I received for it was that it was a byproduct of the digital stepped attenu___(not gonna try) in the E17. Still annoying none the less.

post #5949 of 6610

I just joined the headphones club.  My wife bought me a pair of Sennheiser HD 650s as a wedding present.  I picked up the Fiio E17 and E09K.  I'm using them on my Windows 7 x64 (Professional) desktop at work.  I've got MediaMonkey 4.1.1644 running as well.  I'm using WASAPI output directly to E17 (not default device) in MMW and in Windows I have the default sound device set to the E17.  The issue I'm facing is when I pause the music to answer the phone/whatever, then unpause, I get an awful stuttering out of the song.  I have to stop the song, then restart it to get that cleared up.  It's probably a MMW issue, but I wanted to ask here in case anyone else has seen this issue.  Thanks!

 

Joltman

post #5950 of 6610
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I just joined the headphones club.  My wife bought me a pair of Sennheiser HD 650s as a wedding present.  I picked up the Fiio E17 and E09K.  I'm using them on my Windows 7 x64 (Professional) desktop at work.  I've got MediaMonkey 4.1.1644 running as well.  I'm using WASAPI output directly to E17 (not default device) in MMW and in Windows I have the default sound device set to the E17.  The issue I'm facing is when I pause the music to answer the phone/whatever, then unpause, I get an awful stuttering out of the song.  I have to stop the song, then restart it to get that cleared up.  It's probably a MMW issue, but I wanted to ask here in case anyone else has seen this issue.  Thanks!

 

Joltman

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Can you try this on foobar2000? It may be a latency issue, most have it default set to 1000ms. See if yours is as well.

post #5951 of 6610
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"Welcome to Head-Fi! Sorry about your wallet"

 

Can you try this on foobar2000? It may be a latency issue, most have it default set to 1000ms. See if yours is as well.

Thanks for the reply!  I did a quick search (didn't do it before as I had to get home and prep the house for a showing) and I unchecked "Exclusive Mode" under OPTIONS, OUTPUT PLUGIN, and WASAPI.  It appears to have fixed the issue!

post #5952 of 6610
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Originally Posted by joltman View Post

Thanks for the reply!  I did a quick search (didn't do it before as I had to get home and prep the house for a showing) and I unchecked "Exclusive Mode" under OPTIONS, OUTPUT PLUGIN, and WASAPI.  It appears to have fixed the issue!

Nice! Glad it has! Enjoy dude and you have an awesome wife!

post #5953 of 6610
My distortion problem is gone. I put it away for a couple days thinking I'd have to send it for repair but I tried resetting it again and it works now. Don't know what happened but I'm just glad I can use it now!
post #5954 of 6610

Just purchased the E17 and will hopefully have it for the weekend. Purely as a DAC so Youtube should sound better than straight out my laptop headphone socket. (Realtek HD). Will be testing with my SD3`s.

post #5955 of 6610
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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

Just purchased the E17 and will hopefully have it for the weekend. Purely as a DAC so Youtube should sound better than straight out my laptop headphone socket. (Realtek HD). Will be testing with my SD3`s.

I would recommend using it for songs you have and not listening to Youtube songs.

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