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Is there anyone who can tell if teaming up the E17 with Beyerdynamic's Custom One Headphones (16 Ohm) would work out well?

I'm thinking about using it at a MacBook Pro, Dell PC and an HTC One.

Thanks!

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Does anyone know if the Samsung Galaxy SII will work with the FiiO E17 via OTG???

 

Would love to bypass the dac as well amp on the SII and just use everything the E17 has to offer. :)

 

Thanks in advance!!! :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by sfwalcer View Post

Does anyone know if the Samsung Galaxy SII will work with the FiiO E17 via OTG???

Would love to bypass the dac as well amp on the SII and just use everything the E17 has to offer. smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks in advance!!! beerchug.gif

It will not work with the i9100 via OTG, tested against JB and KK.
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Looking forward to my FiiO E17 arriving this week. I enjoyed having one a year or so ago but sold it to help fund a Schiit Asgard2. At the time, I used the E17 with a pair of Etymotic HF3 IEMs. I now own a pair of Etymotic ER-4PT IEMs, which I paired with a Meridian DAC (before I sold it). At this point I'm curious if anyone might share their experience using the E17 with ER-4PT IEMs, particularly with or without the ER-4S inline adapter.  


Edited by mwillits - 3/4/14 at 2:10pm
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i notice that when using optical, it will drain battery a lot faster.


Edited by imeem - 3/11/14 at 10:16am
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i notice that when using optical, it will drain battery a lot faster. Also when i use the L7 LOD, turning it on or off will revert back to USB instead of optical. 

Did you disable USB charging when using USB instead of optical? I haven't noticed much change...
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Did you disable USB charging when using USB instead of optical? I haven't noticed much change...

i disable it when i was using it with usb. when using optical I enabled it because i figure it shouldn't affect the overall battery health (unlike when you enable usb charging and you are using the E17 via USB).

 

Is it also because i set the sample rate to 192 khz? 

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i disable it when i was using it with usb. when using optical I enabled it because i figure it shouldn't affect the overall battery health (unlike when you enable usb charging and you are using the E17 via USB).

Is it also because i set the sample rate to 192 khz? 

IIRC I never had mine work above 24/96, never x/192.
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i have mines set to 24/192 because Jriver wikia told me to. 

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k my battery quickly went down from full charge to 1 battery in 1 day. This never happened when using usb with 24/96 khz and i charge it  every 1-2 weeks. I will try 24/96 again on optical  to see if it's the high sample rate's fault or optical. 

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Canadians, where is the cheapest place the buy this? The price I've seen is 140+tax. I'm gonna upgrade from my e07k mainly for the optical in so I can get bit perfect sound from my ps3. Its not a downgrade somehow right?
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Canadians, where is the cheapest place the buy this? The price I've seen is 140+tax. I'm gonna upgrade from my e07k mainly for the optical in so I can get bit perfect sound from my ps3. Its not a downgrade somehow right?
The headphonebar.com in Vancouver, my E17, E12 and X3 all came from there. Great shop with free shipping!

The E17 will give you 24/192 on optical and a little more power, so its really up to you if you think it is worth the upgrade.
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Originally Posted by canuckavelli View Post

Canadians, where is the cheapest place the buy this? The price I've seen is 140+tax. I'm gonna upgrade from my e07k mainly for the optical in so I can get bit perfect sound from my ps3. Its not a downgrade somehow right?

i got mines on sale at Canada Computer for 99.99 b4 tax last summer.

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Did you disable USB charging when using USB instead of optical? I haven't noticed much change...

 

hey i was doing some sound quality comparison between optical and USB @ the same bitrate and sample rate, I find that for me, optical improves the bass response, makes my music sound "fuller", and it's a lot louder than USB @ the same volume. For USB, there's less bass, quieter, but the highs/vocals seems to stand out more. You could say that it sounds like it has been EQ'd.

 

Do you notice a similar difference between USB and optical? I was actually surprised that i could hear differences and i thought it was my new amp for my speaker. 


Edited by imeem - 3/15/14 at 7:29pm
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It isn't for desktop, but for their HM801's balanced amp module. XLR is too big for portable use, that's why iBasso and RSA all adopt their own version of balanced plug.
I've been searching for this, but couldn't find the definitive answer: Does the output jack of the E17 support 4-pin (TRRS) headphone cables (cables with a mic), or do you need a 3-pin (TRS) cable?
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