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Laptop is a 2009 from Pro-Star, built on the Clevo D900F. I'd be surprised if it had USB 2.0
Not all laptops are made the same. Especially older windows laptops (mac's are thankfully standardized). USB plug for your laptop should work with E17. Windows/laptops have a safety function built into USB ports, if said plugged in device draws too much power, the OS automatically disconnects it in the background. Eg: plug in something that manually draws more than 5V in a Mac, the OS (mavericks) will tell you it disconnected said device because it used too much power. Previous Mac OS's use to just disconnect but not tell users (frustrating for users), so they added that in for mavericks. windows only recently caught up with windows 8, so older versions will just disconnect. However, all windows laptops have at least 1 full powered USB. So try one of the ports if all else fails. If not, then set USB charging to off and it should work with ur USB.

If it's not a power issue, then check sound output and software sound output (eg: OS has dedicated sound output controls, but VLC can override that and default output to something else, annoys me when I unplug my E17 and forget about VLC's settings)
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Originally Posted by vipervick View Post

Laptop is a 2009 from Pro-Star, built on the Clevo D900F. I'd be surprised if it had USB 2.0
and yes, it should have USB 2.0, as that was a standard pushed out in 2005-ish?. By 2008 everything was USB 2.0 and 1.0 was discontinued
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As for android SG users, wouldn't u just need a USB OTG cable (from Nokia) for the E17 to work? (Or Hubbed with external batt so it doesn't draw too much power) if u can attach hard drives to the SG3 I would hope it could port the audio out via USB (unless it's missing drivers)
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Originally Posted by Sushisamurai View Post


I assumed with the E09K, u were suppose to activate the LO pass mechanism on the E17, so that the E17 becomes the DAC and the E09K becomes the amp... It should retain the E17 EQ settigs. I don't remember (I set and forget smily_headphones1.gif. ), but I have no noticeable difference in sound with standalone E17 vs E09K combo.

Btw, cudo's to this thread. Love Fiio's products and the community here.

i realized that the eq function is via the amp of the e17. thats why i cant get the bass and treble functions to work

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The E17 can be used both ways with the E09K. If the LO bypass is set you have no control over volume / bass / treble when it is docked. If the LO bypass is not set then you can control volume / bass / treble going into the E09K.
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So I have received my E17 and am using it with E09k Amp. There is one thing I don't understand.

 

I can't seem to change the "48k 16bit" displayed on E17 (which was there when I first turned it on), no matter what I do with the options on windows. Does anyone know why this is and what should I do?

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What happens when you play a 24/96 file, does it change then?
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The 24 bit files I have are 24/48. And no, the display still shows 48k 16bit, even if the files I usually play are 44.1k 16 bit, it still shows 48k. Even if I set everything either to 24 bit or 16 bit both in the player and in the E17 windows settings, it always shows 48k 16bit. I'm really confused.

 

Also, I've noticed that the volume bar in foobar works, even if I'm using WASAPI. It didn't work before. I'm pretty sure it's selected and I checked everything. Sound won't play anywhere but in foobar when I'm using it. I'm just mentioning this in case if it's related.

 

Thank you for replying.


Edited by Mace63 - 1/30/14 at 4:23am
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That's explained in the manual, 24 only shows up when playing 96 or 192. Files that are 44 & 48 show up as 16 on the screen, you are still playing the 24/48 file in 24 bit its just the display only shows 16...

Also the volume in windows should be at max for bit perfect output with WASAPI, you adjust the output volume from the E09K.
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Previously I mentioned that my screen was going darker...well the problem escalated really quickly
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And this is even with macro mode(olloclip smily_headphones1.gif )
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^ I'm sorry about your screen. I wonder what it is about. :/

 

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

That's explained in the manual, 24 only shows up when playing 96 or 192. Files that are 44 & 48 show up as 16 on the screen, you are still playing the 24/48 file in 24 bit its just the display only shows 16...

Also the volume in windows should be at max for bit perfect output with WASAPI, you adjust the output volume from the E09K.
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I've just seen your post now (I didn't get the e-mail notification), and I wanted to thank you. I don't know how it didn't occur to me to look in the manual; but it really is all explained there. And also thanks for the tip!

 

EDIT: I compared the same audio files both in 16 bit and 24 bit, and there was big difference between the two (The 16 bit one actually sounds a lot louder and fuller, but I can't really make up my mind to which one is "better"). Is this normal or is it possible that there is something wrong with my settings?


Edited by Mace63 - 2/8/14 at 2:35am
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Would the E17 be a good dac/amp for the HD598?

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Originally Posted by Stanfoo View Post
 

Would the E17 be a good dac/amp for the HD598?

I've only heard the combo briefly, but I enjoyed it. The E17 is a little warm in sound, as is the HD598 so they will work well, but a slightly more neutral amp would pair even better methinks. 

 

When it comes to headphone/amp/source matching I like to think that opposites attract. Neutral or bright sources and amps make warm or dark headphones sing and vice versa.

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Originally Posted by drgazza View Post
 

Hi,

 

I recently purchased an E17 and I wish to avoid stressing the headphone jack; can anyone recommend a small extension can be left always connected to the E17 and on which link the various headphones? the connection will always be E17 <-> extension <-> headphone, I do not seek a multiplier. Thank's in advance



 

thank's in advance

 

Is there a problem with using the E17's headphone jack that I'm unaware about? Why would it be stressed?

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Is there a problem with using the E17's headphone jack that I'm unaware about? Why would it be stressed?
No problem with the jack like the Clip+ had, that poster just likes to plug and unplug from a short extension cable instead of the E17. Saves wear and tear and is easy to change a $6 short extension cable.
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