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post #5956 of 6594
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

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

That doesn`t fill me with optimism, surely must be better than my onboard Realtek? 

 

Edit: HD youtube

post #5957 of 6594
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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

That doesn`t fill me with optimism, surely must be better than my onboard Realtek? 

 

Edit: HD youtube

Really depends, the quality of Youtube songs is pretty low. 1080p Youtube ones IF EVEN DONE RIGHT have the ability for 256kbps which is fine. But this is of course if their original source files were lossless. Because if it wasn't, they are dual compressing it

post #5958 of 6594

I do find some Youtube tracks through my Ipod touch sound not bad at all, just don`t have the same via the laptop. I am not after perfection, just better. 

 

Away from Youtube, playing 320mp3`s and FLAC`s through Foobar is also a priority. 

If neither is that great then I will sure let you know. I did have an Ibasso amp/dac (sold) and was ok but extremely warm sounding and no option to alter the sound. I will put the Fii0 through it`s paces and see whats what.

 

Paying £100 for a Fii0 product, I hae some high hopes. I am certainly not an audio snob and I think Fii0 are a decent bang/buck company. Only amp I owned was the E5? little box thing but I do have their LOD still.

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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

I do find some Youtube tracks through my Ipod touch sound not bad at all, just don`t have the same via the laptop. I am not after perfection, just better. 

 

Away from Youtube, playing 320mp3`s and FLAC`s through Foobar is also a priority. 

If neither is that great then I will sure let you know. I did have an Ibasso amp/dac (sold) and was ok but extremely warm sounding and no option to alter the sound. I will put the Fii0 through it`s paces and see whats what.

 

Paying £100 for a Fii0 product, I hae some high hopes. I am certainly not an audio snob and I think Fii0 are a decent bang/buck company. Only amp I owned was the E5? little box thing but I do have their LOD still.

Well try it out and let us know

post #5960 of 6594

I will mate. With the DAC part of it can you use the equalizer or is that just the amp part?

 

Well Panda, if you were to sum the E17 up in a sentence, what would you say? 

post #5961 of 6594
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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

I will mate. With the DAC part of it can you use the equalizer or is that just the amp part?

 

Well Panda, if you were to sum the E17 up in a sentence, what would you say? 

If you do not have an L7. the EQ applies to the entire device.

 

"Good all around unit with all the features that a would want at a good price" 

post #5962 of 6594
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

If you do not have an L7. the EQ applies to the entire device.

 

"Good all around unit with all the features that a would want at a good price" 

 

Thanks for you insight mate, appreciated.

post #5963 of 6594

Received today and I have to say really good synergy with my Ipod touch and Stage Diver 3`s, super smooth and vocals appear to me more refined and less edgy than with my C&C BH amp. Nice to hear the amp and dac is very very similar.

Good old FiiO.

post #5964 of 6594

Is this amp good enough to use with the Sennheiser hd650 and ipod 5.5 gen? (Btw, if you know a better mp3/flac player, do tell)

post #5965 of 6594
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Originally Posted by Rafaell View Post

Is this amp good enough to use with the Sennheiser hd650 and ipod 5.5 gen? (Btw, if you know a better mp3/flac player, do tell)

 

Not a bad pairing at all. To me (Key word me) the e17 paired better with the HD650's than my O2 did. Just wasn't a fan of that pairing. Loved the O2 tho but it just didn't go together well. 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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post #5966 of 6594

After 24hrs with this amp I can safely say "what a gem". After fearfully hearing some distortion and knocking the gain down to 0 from the stock +6 it has sounded great. Black background and spacious. Sounds great as a DAC via Foobar and as an amp. Balance control which I overlooked when purchasing has brought my right ear up to speed, fab.

The most annoying part was joining it to my iPod touch. Velcro`d to the back I have to be careful not to damage either device.

post #5967 of 6594

The Fiio E17 is a great buy for me. Great sound for a reasonable price!

post #5968 of 6594
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Originally Posted by luisn1117 View Post

The Fiio E17 is a great buy for me. Great sound for a reasonable price!

Not just for you, this is a decent bit of kit at FiiO prices.

post #5969 of 6594

Maybe you guys can help. I was originally looking at getting the e12 headphone amp to be paired with my ipod but after realising my macbook (white, 13", 2008) sounds pretty pants compared with a better headphone amp (old, i know but a technics su-v460 on board headphone amp) I started looking at the e17, as an all in one amp/dac for the macbook and amp for the ipod.

 

What I want to know is how does the sq of the e17 stack up against the e12? It would be powering my akg k701's so not sure how they will also sound with either. Any advise would be great!

post #5970 of 6594
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Originally Posted by TheBirdfeede View Post

Maybe you guys can help. I was originally looking at getting the e12 headphone amp to be paired with my ipod but after realising my macbook (white, 13", 2008) sounds pretty pants compared with a better headphone amp (old, i know but a technics su-v460 on board headphone amp) I started looking at the e17, as an all in one amp/dac for the macbook and amp for the ipod.

 

What I want to know is how does the sq of the e17 stack up against the e12? It would be powering my akg k701's so not sure how they will also sound with either. Any advise would be great!

I like to listen a bit louder than average. The E17 and X3 has just enough power to power my Q701's to loud levels, but on oldie songs, there wasn't enough power

 

However it should be enough for most people

 

The E12 imo is the better amp. The E17 was a bit warmer and bassier which could benefit the Q701, but ultimately for a reference headphone like the Q701 (I don't have K so I'm using Q as a close enough comparison) the E12 with its cleaner sound and power worked great.

 

But of course, the E12 doesn't have a DAC and thus the E17 will probably actually be the 'cleaner' amp if used with the MBP

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