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post #6136 of 6509
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Originally Posted by shrkz View Post

Are there any specific settings I should use? I was thinking maybe it has to do with that.

Here are mine. http://imgur.com/a/EP5Go

I can tell you I had tons of problems with 96/24 in either Mac or Windows. Try 48, worked better for me.
post #6137 of 6509
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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post


I can tell you I had tons of problems with 96/24 in either Mac or Windows. Try 48, worked better for me.

If I set it to 48, wouldn't it not play at 96 at all?

post #6138 of 6509
It wouldn't, but if the drivers are giving you troubles and the sound I is actually worse than 48... Take it as a temporal solution till you get time to figure out the actual problem. Better clean sound than clipping or something worse.
post #6139 of 6509
The real question sometimes is "how many 96k album do you actually have", and some are often just up sampled anyway.

As I recall there might have even discussions in the past saying that E17's USB DAC only supports up till 48k and its the coax/optical that goes till 96k?
post #6140 of 6509
USB 24/96
Optical 24/192

Are what the E17 supports and I have used both. My E17 and computer stay at 24/96 all the time in music and games without an issue.
post #6141 of 6509
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

USB 24/96
Optical 24/192

Are what the E17 supports and I have used both. My E17 and computer stay at 24/96 all the time in music and games without an issue.

You are exactly right, what I had problems with was 24/192 through USB, 24/96 is fine through USB.
post #6142 of 6509
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Originally Posted by Ashade View Post


You are exactly right, what I had problems with was 24/192 through USB, 24/96 is fine through USB.

How did you even get an option of 24/192?

post #6143 of 6509
I remember getting it in Mac. Maybe I remember wrong biggrin.gif. What it's for sure correct is that I got a lot of grainy sounds with the highest options, and never got it to work properly. Maybe it was actually 24/96. Not a problem with the rest of them.
Edited by Ashade - 9/5/13 at 2:16pm
post #6144 of 6509

Still happens with 16/48. Trying 16/41 now.

post #6145 of 6509
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Originally Posted by shrkz View Post

Still happens with 16/48. Trying 16/41 now.

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post #6146 of 6509
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Originally Posted by shrkz View Post

Still happens with 16/48. Trying 16/41 now.
Still getting the alien speak? Or are we talking more just (background) noise and static?
post #6147 of 6509
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Originally Posted by kalbee View Post


Still getting the alien speak? Or are we talking more just (background) noise and static?

Yes. It still makes people sound like robots once in a while.

post #6148 of 6509

You should contact FiiO; something obviously isn't working at this point.

 

Though it would still be best if you're able to try it on another computer. It doesn't matter if you won't be using it on any other computer; what matters is to know which piece of equipment or software is at fault. No point in getting a replacement unit if only to find out that your computer drivers are the ones that are messed up, etc. 

post #6149 of 6509

I contacted FiiO more than a week ago and I've been getting very slow responses.

I'm starting to hear quiet static when nothing is playing at random times now.

post #6150 of 6509
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Originally Posted by shrkz View Post
 

I contacted FiiO more than a week ago and I've been getting very slow responses.

I'm starting to hear quiet static when nothing is playing at random times now.

 

Make sure no other cables are near the E17, your computer, or any part of your setup

 

I had the same thing with the E17. One of the cables leading to the E17 was on top of and near my light cable and static creeped in

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