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I have a question for someone on this thread. I have an ipod classic (don't know what generation, as I bought it from someone who didn't know). If I were to get an e17, could I just plug the ipod directly into the e17 via 3.5 mm connectors, and then connect the e17 directly into my headphones? Would that be the way to do it? If not, what would work? Thank you very much for helping someone who is clueless about these connections.

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I have a question for someone on this thread. I have an ipod classic (don't know what generation, as I bought it from someone who didn't know). If I were to get an e17, could I just plug the ipod directly into the e17 via 3.5 mm connectors, and then connect the e17 directly into my headphones? Would that be the way to do it? If not, what would work? Thank you very much for helping someone who is clueless about these connections.

Yes that would work, but I use the line-out-dock cord. 32 pin Apple connector to the AUX input of the E17.

 

http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-L-Shaped-Line-Cable-iPhone/dp/B005N6ZAT2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461264172&sr=8-1&keywords=fiio+lod+cable

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It uses a lithium ion battery. As of this moment there is no found DIY self replacement battery. Another user, sounddreamer I believe took apart his E17 for.....for science of course

Here is his pic!
fbd6f830_FiioE17.jpeg



I wouldn't say the battery is insanely or would be insanely hard to find but as the E17 is just barely half a year old. You won't have many people actively trying to find a replacement battery for it themselves already



2:Omit using the dock...why use it anyway? To stand the iphone up? And..... if the iPhone is in a Dock then that means by the definitoin...of a dock the iphone will be plugged in already with another "Dock" connector to the bottom of the device meaning....you CAN'T have used the L9 with it.

3: Cheap listening station in my room would be

AKG K422
ipod touch 2G with L9 LOD and FiiO E5 amplifier.
According to a tutorial the E17 is very easy to replace the 3.7Volts ~1000mAh LiPo battery on. But I think it's a little challenging experience to obtain a seller of this ultra special battery.
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Hey using this via OTG with an android phone and wondering what volume should i set on the phone? Should i set the volume on the phone to low then control it using the e17 or set it to 100% on the phone?

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My E17 is still going strong after 2 years of use. I recently bought a Mojo which sadly doesnt play Spotify on my Note 2. I had to use the E17 and it surprised me how good it sounded with a variety of headphones. Never once had any playback issues and it played all my apps.
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Hey using this via OTG with an android phone and wondering what volume should i set on the phone? Should i set the volume on the phone to low then control it using the e17 or set it to 100% on the phone?

 Generally it will not matter what volume is set on the phone, but you may try to set it to 100%, so to get better control on the E17K 

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Hi mate i already have fiio e17 i like the review of CENTRANCE dacport massdrop edt do you think is it going to be a upgrade from e17 ? Thnx
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Should i use high gain and low volume or low gain and high volume? Not sure what to set it at.

 

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I definitely prefer the iPhone on max or one step below max in addition to a gain at 6dB (sometimes I gain the BASS on 2 or very seldom 4). Then it depends on the impedance of the headset how high I set my E17 (so called portable Dac - IF you purchase a damn camera-kit etc.).... A low volume at the FiiO with max gain (12dB) does not give nice SQ. If you're into photography it is equal to raise the ISO. Some of my phones prefer 60 at E17s Volume + max iPhone volume + 6dB gain + +2-4 bass eq! That's why I almost always use the E11 together with E17. I obtained $10.00 12cm long minijack to minijack-homemade cables by a man who does his things the right way. These cables are almost as thick as my little-fingers with silver plates OFC and a lot of necassery isolation. Everyone I've asked if they would like to guess the true price on the beautiful made cables guess about 60-80USD each. And that's what they look like! It depends on the phones but the E11 on low gain + EQ1 and medium volume source at max (mostly use TIDAL HIFI lossless files - iCrapunes should be set as low as possible - VOX are ok!) and the E17 about 43-47 (yeah - I'm a fan of more is even more in contrast to those bubble heads that likes intricate jazz-septetts as low as possible)! Now I've finally got the great HA-2 (OPPO) that's a portable Dac/amp and powerbank. I'll try mix it with my E17 or more likely E11 with it instead of putting on the bass-knob and/or high gain knob. My only phones with huge and strong + extraordinarily quality is my cheapest = AKG K550 (50mm) (but the 1977-Pioneer Monitor 10s with even larger diameter <57mm> just screams - pump up the volume = DANCE DANCE). It's horrible to end a listening session with the Monitor 10s who are being recabled (all/the/way + gets new lamb skin leather pads). Those who claim the 10s bass is bad, are unlucky owners of ruined items! The layered bass is eminent on my iMac-Cambridge Magic + - Argon HA-2 (semi-tube preamp/phones amp/poor Dac (bypasses the Dac Magic +). The phone-output on the Norwegian fake of a Chinease brand is far better than C.A.dm+ AND have pre-out to my four pairs Norwegian Argon active speakers (the latest model is the best value for money right now). People just need far better pre-amps compares to the horrible Dac/pre-amps! I used an old NADs preout and the small monitors sounded like a Rotterdam rave. I jumped to turn down the volume because I was sure everything went to hell, BUT the speakers continues to play load and Clear as Norwegian spring-water.. Another example that it's to small amps that ruin speakers - very very uncommon a reason of to much power! People far to often buy huge Cerwin Vega-crap and uses an integrated Harman/Kardon amp = Koko! 🔊
Is anyone capable of telling how to make AKG K550 mkII/Pioneer Monitor 10 77'models balanced? Is it tricky to get the cable from the left to the right channel on them? Any tutorials.

I would very much enjoy a solution to the small Momentum mkI (got them for nothing). If you would like a tip. Use 30% on active speakers and 70+ on cables: interconnects - speaker - power - coax - subwoofer and optical (last ain't to important as long it fits the hole perfectly and are well-isolated "light is light"!

BTW: B&Ws P7s are yet another overrated product from a company whose most expensive solutions even are useless to play Nintendo on 50 000$ set-up. They've produced some fabulous sounding monitors. P3 should've been given leathal injections together with their floor standing tragedies!! If you are lucky enough to come across a Norwegian made mini-Dac (nf = 140dB = flat) w/analog/optical output = buy it! It costed 2400$ when it came, then the price dropped to the ½ of that (24bit/96kHz). It's name is HEGEL Super (one piece brushed aluminum;), and I & I got it for free... I've seen it at 800$ on eBay several times. I'll try to obtain a couple in its home-country and sell them without any advance to show Americans that Norwegian brands (Tandberg, Electecompaniet and HEGEL) outperform McIntosh & **** you're making (xept Schiit;))))
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Hi mate i already have fiio e17 i like the review of CENTRANCE dacport massdrop edt do you think is it going to be a upgrade from e17 ? Thnx
What do you mean? The e17k's docking station are out in the shops! Don't downgrade to e17k!!! Buy something else! It's piercing my ears on most cans if not serial connected with the darker e11 (almost free and use similar battery as the most common Nokia-type. Easy to change as well. OPPO ha-2 is in another class than Chinease entry-level products for poor youth or wannabes! Sabre = 🔊🎼😎🎯
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