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post #6061 of 6590

Thanks again Kalbee. I think this cable is what I am looking for. And this supplier is located in Hong Kong too.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/angle-toslink-mini-plug-mini-plug-digital-optical-cable-/390645060855

 

BTW, did you know that your user name is very similar to a company that makes amazing snack/junk food that is available here in Hong Kong. It's called "Calbee". :)

post #6062 of 6590

I know :P they make awesome snacks.

Didn't make this name based on that though hehe.

post #6063 of 6590
Would this be a huge upgrade over the e11? Thanks
post #6064 of 6590
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Originally Posted by WheelchairMitch View Post

Would this be a huge upgrade over the e11? Thanks
Define Upgrade...
If you are looking for a DAC to use with your computer via Optical or USB then yes.
If you want separate Bass and Treble controls with three gain settings and the ability to use it while charging then yes as well.

If you are just looking for more amplification then no, I would look at the FiiO E12, C&C BH or JDS Labs C5 if you just want more power.
post #6065 of 6590

i have the L7 connected to the E17. if i have the LO bypass switched to off, would the line out basically be a headphone out? 

post #6066 of 6590

Anyone using this with q701s? How do they pair?

post #6067 of 6590
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Anyone using this with q701s? How do they pair?


E17 + Q701 sounds great and warm.  Power could be debatable but enough IMO for decent portable sound.

post #6068 of 6590
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E17 + Q701 sounds great and warm.  Power could be debatable but enough IMO for decent portable sound.

I will likely never use those cans on the go honestly. I was wondering if it would work well just for an at-home rig. I also have a pa2v2 and a Little Dot II++, I'm assuming the latter would be the best idea. I can use the e17 as a dac + pre-amp to the tube amp. It's an older amp and I need some new power tubes but it should suffice I think.

post #6069 of 6590
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I will likely never use those cans on the go honestly. I was wondering if it would work well just for an at-home rig. I also have a pa2v2 and a Little Dot II++, I'm assuming the latter would be the best idea. I can use the e17 as a dac + pre-amp to the tube amp. It's an older amp and I need some new power tubes but it should suffice I think.


Yes, even for at home, the E17 is fine.  I often use it as amp with my table as source driving the Q701.  E17 adds a nice touch of warm to the Q701.  +2 bass on the E17 would dial it in for me.  For the $, E17 is really amazing.

post #6070 of 6590
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i have the L7 connected to the E17. if i have the LO bypass switched to off, would the line out basically be a headphone out? 

 

No, the L7 is used to provide a line out, not for an additional headphone out. The output from the L7 is meant to feed another outboard amplifier, i.e. using a 1/8" plug to dual RCA cables you could connect your E17 as a DAC to an amplifier with RCA line in. Disabling the LO bypass would just mean that the EQ functions of the E17 would not be passed to the L7 output.

post #6071 of 6590

They sound good with the E17. They sound better with my vintage Pioneer though. 

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Anyone using this with q701s? How do they pair?

post #6072 of 6590

The E17 works well with my new HE-400's, the power is just enough. These headphones could probably use something a bit stronger but the E17 is sufficient and sounds good paired with the HE-400.

post #6073 of 6590
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Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post

The E17 works well with my new HE-400's, the power is just enough. These headphones could probably use something a bit stronger but the E17 is sufficient and sounds good paired with the HE-400.

Amazing little dac/amp isn't it?  :)

post #6074 of 6590
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Amazing little dac/amp isn't it?  smily_headphones1.gif
+10 The E17 is very impressive!
post #6075 of 6590

Just got my E17 yesterday. Wow. I feel like all this time I haven't been listening to music correctly. The clarify and detail these give me compared to the very mediocre and down right bad sources ive used in the past is night and day. Yet, I know that im only scratching the surface.

 

Will I notice a different with a "very high" quality interconnect cable compared to the one provided with the E17?

 

Edit: Anyone ever have issues with it not turning on? Its been charging via usb for the last few hours and when I disconnected it, it turned off and just has a faint red ring around the power button. Had I just opened the package and it did this I wouldn't be concerned but it had a 4 out of 5 charge bar and had been charging for several hours earlier today. I'll give it 30 minutes and see if I can turn it on.


Edited by Mangudai - 8/23/13 at 1:28am
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