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post #6676 of 6707

Hello,

 

I own a Fiio E17 and im happy with the sound it produces with my Bose AE2 but since i upgraded to windows 10 it wont work through USB. When i connect it to any USB-port on the computer it does not recognize it in the sound output menu and when i instead connect it through AUX it only produce a buzzing/crackling sound to the headphones. 

 

So does the E17 even work with windows 10? It probably would work with spdif but i rather go with USB. If not, could you guys recommend an internal soundcard which does about the same as the E17? 

 

I must say, good sound and all, but the Fiio driver-support is really bad. 

post #6677 of 6707
Regarding Outputs using optical, its suppose to be squeaky clean and loud however not as dynamic.
post #6678 of 6707
Regarding Outputs using optical, its suppose to be squeaky clean and loud however not as dynamic.
post #6679 of 6707

Hello Guys;

I recently have bought a E17 brand new mainly for its optical capabilities...I found it very good sounding and capable and have not had any issue with it except kind of problem with its display...I noticed there is a dim line right at the middle of each color rows both in home display and menu display. The interesting thing is when battery goes near empty(say one bar or less), those hallow lines going to hide and display looks normal...!

 

Do you have the same issue? I mean is this normal with E17s or something I should be worried about?

I always turn the hold key on preventing from screen burn in. Only one week operation and the issue was there from the day first

Also the battery was dead when unboxed for the first time...

 

 Below are some pictures from the screen hope they're clear enough...

Thanks in advance

 

 

You can see the dim line at the middle of the yellow and blue boxes:

 

 

post #6680 of 6707
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Originally Posted by ehjie View Post

Regarding Outputs using optical, its suppose to be squeaky clean and loud however not as dynamic.

+1

post #6681 of 6707
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bj0rnis View Post

Hello,

I own a Fiio E17 and im happy with the sound it produces with my Bose AE2 but since i upgraded to windows 10 it wont work through USB. When i connect it to any USB-port on the computer it does not recognize it in the sound output menu and when i instead connect it through AUX it only produce a buzzing/crackling sound to the headphones. 

So does the E17 even work with windows 10? It probably would work with spdif but i rather go with USB. If not, could you guys recommend an internal soundcard which does about the same as the E17? 

I must say, good sound and all, but the Fiio driver-support is really bad. 

Hello Bjorn,

Do you see any installation prompts or ballons coming up from the status bar when you connect the E17?

If you have an optical or coaxial output port on the computer, those should work with the E17 (via the appropriate connecting cables to the relevant port on the E17, and setting the E17 to the relevant mode) regardless of OS. smile.gif

The E17 was designed as a driverless device, but it dates from well before Windows 10 or even 8 redface.gif

Best regards,
Joe for FiiO
Edited by Joe Bloggs - 9/17/15 at 1:17am
post #6682 of 6707

Yo.

It´s actually totally increadible that someone that can write so much about FiiO´ s products with a terminology as an enthusiast actually prefer the horrible e11 compared with ten times beter sounding e17. But I agree that the latest of´em is a bit to kind, shiny and bright. This is the solution: use´em both! That sounds absolutely amazing compared to just one of´em at once. Both have major weaknesses without the giant leap it takes with help of the other. They fulfill each other extraordinary well. I use´em with an iPhone 4s. Blows my last brain-cells to many interesting places.

 

Rock on

post #6683 of 6707

Best cable to connect an E17 to a samsung galaxy S6?

 

Of course OTG.....

http://headphones.com.au/psingle?productID=1117

 

Buuuut...would a micro usb to micro usb work? .....or does it definitely need a 4 pin to 5 pin setup?

 

 

 

 

Also does it definitely need the app: USB audio recorder pro app.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

(Pretty sure I just answered my own question...but still hopeful I don`t have to go shopping).

post #6684 of 6707

anyone tried replacing the battery?

post #6685 of 6707
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Originally Posted by AUDIOBREEDER View Post

anyone tried replacing the battery?

Hello AUDIOBREEDER,

Please contact support@fiio.net, they can sell you the replacement battery along with instructions for making the replacement if you're handy with soldering. smily_headphones1.gif
post #6686 of 6707
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post
 

Best cable to connect an E17 to a samsung galaxy S6?

 

Of course OTG.....

http://headphones.com.au/psingle?productID=1117

 

Buuuut...would a micro usb to micro usb work? .....or does it definitely need a 4 pin to 5 pin setup?

 

 

 

 

Also does it definitely need the app: USB audio recorder pro app.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

(Pretty sure I just answered my own question...but still hopeful I don`t have to go shopping).

 

 

I use the E17 with an HTC m9.  You will need a USB OTG micro to mini cable as the E17 has the mini connection rather than a micro.  I did need the USB Audio Player Pro drivers to get the DAC to work on mine as without it I could use it as a USB connected amp but it would use the phone's internal DAC.  

post #6687 of 6707
Thank you. Ibasso otg cable ordered!
post #6688 of 6707

Hello everyone,

 

I got Sennheiser HD 558 and now I'll get FiiO E17 Alpen (in transit)
I'm using Windows 10 and I'm gonna use that at pc mostly,
 
Is that bad choice because I'm seeing something wrong with windows 10
I got an internal sound card Realtek ALC892 on Sabertooth Z77 mobo
Today I'm ordered an optical cable for connection between them from S/PDIF output on mobo
 
Any advise will be very appreciated, thanks...
 
post #6689 of 6707
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Originally Posted by 86Quetzalcoatl View Post
 

 

Is that bad choice because I'm seeing something wrong with windows 10
 
 

 

what do u mean?

post #6690 of 6707

Hello imeem

I saw at old posts Windows 10 don't recognize E17 if am I connect it to my pc via USB

I want to use optical output and charge via USB 

E17 just delivered at home, I'll check that when I back to home.


Edited by 86Quetzalcoatl - 2/12/16 at 1:38am
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