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post #6256 of 6513
That's the way it works... all explained in the manual. biggrin.gif
post #6257 of 6513
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Originally Posted by imeem View Post
 

i just notice that if i pick 16 bit and 44.1 khz, 16 bit and 48 khz, 24 bit and 44.1 khz, and 24 bit and 48 khz my fiio E17 would says 48 k and 16 bit.

 

For 16 bit and 96 khz, it would say 96 khz and 24 bit.

 

Is my e17 broken or is it just a display bug? 

 

Known display bug, it's only able to display a handful of values and just picks the nearest. No resampling is occurring

post #6258 of 6513

Can I use this E17 with my E9 amp or do I need the E09k?

 

I kind of ordered this without researching because I got it for a good price, but I was hoping someone can give me a run down on how this would work with my E9 amp? Like how would I connect it and do I need to install any drivers or anything? And I will be mostly keeping it stationary on my desktop so would I need to disable charging to preserve the battery life?

 

Would appreciate any help, thanks!

post #6259 of 6513
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Originally Posted by chroniX View Post
 

Can I use this E17 with my E9 amp or do I need the E09k?

 

I kind of ordered this without researching because I got it for a good price, but I was hoping someone can give me a run down on how this would work with my E9 amp? Like how would I connect it and do I need to install any drivers or anything? And I will be mostly keeping it stationary on my desktop so would I need to disable charging to preserve the battery life?

 

Would appreciate any help, thanks!

That's the exact set up I have. You just plug the E17 into the E9, connect the USB cable and turn on the proper settings on your PC. It's pretty easy and it works great.

post #6260 of 6513
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post
 

That's the exact set up I have. You just plug the E17 into the E9, connect the USB cable and turn on the proper settings on your PC. It's pretty easy and it works great.

That sounds awesome. So what about my current sound card? I have a X-Fi Titanium HD but if this E17 can replace it then I will just sell it.

 

Right now I have RCA Cables going from my sound card to the E9. When I get the E17, I should just plug it into the E9, and then have the E17's USB cable going to my PC and that's it? Nothing connected to my onboard sound card right?

post #6261 of 6513
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Originally Posted by chroniX View Post

That sounds awesome. So what about my current sound card? I have a X-Fi Titanium HD but if this E17 can replace it then I will just sell it.

Right now I have RCA Cables going from my sound card to the E9. When I get the E17, I should just plug it into the E9, and then have the E17's USB cable going to my PC and that's it? Nothing connected to my onboard sound card right?
Correct. The E17 bypasses your sound card and uses its own internal DAC. The USB cable actually connects to the back of your E9 and interfaces with your E17 through the E9's connector on top.

You can use the volume control, gain settings, channel balance and eq on the E17 while also using the E9 to control the master volume. I have my PC volume set to full.
post #6262 of 6513
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post


Correct. The E17 bypasses your sound card and uses its own internal DAC. The USB cable actually connects to the back of your E9 and interfaces with your E17 through the E9's connector on top.

You can use the volume control, gain settings, channel balance and eq on the E17 while also using the E9 to control the master volume. I have my PC volume set to full.

Thanks that's good to know. So just to clarify, I'm only connecting a USB cable to my computer -- nothing else? And what about drivers, is it plug and play or do I need to install some drivers before it starts working?

post #6263 of 6513
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Originally Posted by chroniX View Post
 

Thanks that's good to know. So just to clarify, I'm only connecting a USB cable to my computer -- nothing else? And what about drivers, is it plug and play or do I need to install some drivers before it starts working?

It should be plug and play. There is an E17 driver that comes with it for ASIO playback, and there's also WASAPI drivers you can install (both of these drivers are for outputting an uncompressed bitstream to your DAC) but I really don't notice any difference playing music without them, so it shouldn't be a problem. Maybe if I had higher resolution headphones and gear, but with the mid-fi stuff I have, an uncompressed bitstream doesn't make much of a difference.

 

The set up is as follows:

E17>E9>USB>PC
 

That's it.

post #6264 of 6513
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Originally Posted by SpiderNhan View Post
 

It should be plug and play. There is an E17 driver that comes with it for ASIO playback, and there's also WASAPI drivers you can install (both of these drivers are for outputting an uncompressed bitstream to your DAC) but I really don't notice any difference playing music without them, so it shouldn't be a problem. Maybe if I had higher resolution headphones and gear, but with the mid-fi stuff I have, an uncompressed bitstream doesn't make much of a difference.

 

The set up is as follows:

E17>E9>USB>PC
 

That's it.

Thanks for answering all my questions and repped. Can't wait to try it!

 

Does anyone know if this would be plug and play for Mac or Linux as well, or is there a driver provided for it? That's one of the main reasons for getting this, so I will have a high quality DAC that would work across multiple OSs.

post #6265 of 6513
The E17 is a USB Audio 1 device which is supported with no drivers needed on any newer operating system.
post #6266 of 6513

Hello! Help me please. Interested work time Fiio E17 from battery. Charge time ~4hrs 15min, while working 10-13 hours. Something else excites me. After charging, the red LED does not switch off and it shines dim. Is this normal? Sorry for my English.

post #6267 of 6513
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Originally Posted by s1ranger View Post
 

Hello! Help me please. Interested work time Fiio E17 from battery. Charge time ~4hrs 15min, while working 10-13 hours. Something else excites me. After charging, the red LED does not switch off and it shines dim. Is this normal? Sorry for my English.

 

yes. u need to turn off usb charging manually. 

post #6268 of 6513
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Originally Posted by chroniX View Post
 

Thanks for answering all my questions and repped. Can't wait to try it!

 

Does anyone know if this would be plug and play for Mac or Linux as well, or is there a driver provided for it? That's one of the main reasons for getting this, so I will have a high quality DAC that would work across multiple OSs.

to me, using the E17 driver from the vendor does give me better sound quality in 64-bit Win7.

I am using Little Dot MK IV w/ Shure940

post #6269 of 6513
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Originally Posted by takwing1hk View Post
 

to me, using the E17 driver from the vendor does give me better sound quality in 64-bit Win7.

I am using Little Dot MK IV w/ Shure940

Surely it only allows for ASIO?

 

It also introduces all manner of issues in Windows 8 by simply being installed, doesn't even need to be the active output

post #6270 of 6513

Just got mine, taking forever to charge the damned thing!!!

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