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Hey guys, just got this running from my laptop to my IEMs and m50's wondering what settings you guys are using on this. Also what gain should i use low med or high? Better to use low gain with high volume or higher gain wiht low volume?


Cheers

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Originally Posted by ClintonL View Post
 

Hey guys, just got this running from my laptop to my IEMs and m50's wondering what settings you guys are using on this. Also what gain should i use low med or high? Better to use low gain with high volume or higher gain wiht low volume?


Cheers

You should start low on gain and see how it sounds. If you feel something is missing, then go up one step until you find your ideal sound. I use low impedance headphones with my E17 (V-MODA XS/M-100) and I find 0 Gain to be too quiet, 6 Gain to give me the most dynamic sound, and 12 gain to be, for lack of a better word, "noisy." Each level up in gain changes the volume noticeably, but the finer details in the sound are what you should be listening for.

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I'm a proud owner of the e 17 and e 9 docking station. It's excellent and I pair the docking station to my Harman Kardon amp and its truly wonderful.
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Originally Posted by nephilim32 View Post

I'm a proud owner of the e 17 and e 9 docking station. It's excellent and I pair the docking station to my Harman Kardon amp and its truly wonderful.


Congrats it's a great combo!

 

If you find the E17 is a little sloppy and loose docked to the E09K I have a fix for that here.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/587912/fiio-e17-alpen-first-impression-final-thought/5610#post_9268523

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I've been using the line-out on my Aune T1 to feed the E9 and the combination is superb. I can roll tubes which affect the DAC of section of the T1 while getting a cleaner, more powerful signal through the amp of the E9. As such, my E17 has been relegated to laptop duty. Yesterday, I plugged my E17 back into the E9 to do some comparative listening and noticed that, when docked, my left channel no longer works. The sound from the connection is crystal clear and I hear no distortion or anything indicative of a bad signal. There's just absolutely no sound from the left channel. I plugged it through the line-out and everything sounded fine.

 

Has anyone else encountered this problem with the E17/E9 docked? And if so were you able to fix it? How would I go about cleaning the connectors?

 

Thanks.

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The E17 has an Optical IN, so it should take the Optical OUT signal from your diskman.

I ordered one on Thursday, hopefully it will be here Mon./Tue. I had the E7 (was one of my first amps) couple of years ago, but it didnt go to well. Hopefully, this will be a step up.

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Congratz and Welcome to the Club!
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Thanks Dude! It has arrived but I'm too tired to open it tonight
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I just use it as an amp. Line out from my iPad. Sounds great with my ATH-M50's.

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I am having so much fun with this E 17. It is such a fantastic product. Incredible versatility with this unit. I of course use it for when I'm on the go paired with my I pod via AUX With a premium copper litz cable, and for my bed room I use it with my JVC stereo as a line out paired with my Portable CD player. It's awesome. Quite a reasonable sound set up for sleep time. I just love it and I can understand why this DAC/AMP is rated #1 on this site. wink.gif
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Congrats it's a great combo!

If you find the E17 is a little sloppy and loose docked to the E09K I have a fix for that here.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/587912/fiio-e17-alpen-first-impression-final-thought/5610#post_9268523
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Awesome. Thank you. I will probably never purchase the E9 cause I really don't need it, mainly because I have a wonderful AUX/line out setting with my JVC stereo system. It works really really well to listen to my CDs outwardly through nice fairly warm analog signal. The versatility of the E 17 is incredible. I rate it very highly. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


Congrats it's a great combo!



If you find the E17 is a little sloppy and loose docked to the E09K I have a fix for that here.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/587912/fiio-e17-alpen-first-impression-final-thought/5610#post_9268523
beerchug.gif

I forgot to mention that I borrowed my brothers E 9 and tested against my other set up with the JVC and their is no greater quality by utilizing the FIIO's DAC For non Headphone listening. For headphone listening I've gone the Burson soloist SL with the ARCAM irDAC route. And that kills the FIIO e17/e9 pairing unfortunately. wink.gif
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I have to say this thing is pretty amazing for its price. Optical out works fantastic and I have no issues with the battery as it lasts much longer than my HP-P1 & Pha-1.
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I have to say this thing is pretty amazing for its price. Optical out works fantastic and I have no issues with the battery as it lasts much longer than my HP-P1 & Pha-1.

Absolutely. I think it's an amazing product and incredibly worth the measly $130 price tag. The versatility of the E 17 is amazing. I couldn't be happier and I am glad you are as well. Happy listening. -wink.gif
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I'm progressively diving into the audiophile world, and I was wondering : should I buy the E07K or the E17K ?

The price difference is not that big, but I wonder if there will be any difference in sound quality to my hears, since I don't have exceptional audio gear for now.

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