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post #766 of 6607

^if someone could answer how the E17 would do for eitn that would be great. but anyway. eitn. there are some posts mentioneing the HD650 here. look around

 

Got the E17...wow. just wow. you know those times when u imagine the EQ. how it will make all the stuff you want. come out?...this EQ does that :D

post #767 of 6607

Also just received my E17.  

 

Very, very nice piece of equipment.  Solid feel, great layout of menus and buttons.  Build quality is top shelf all the way.

 

Using it with a FiiO L3 from my iPhone 4, into a set of UE TF10s.  Playing music through the EQu app (a very nice equalizer app for the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad).

 

Listening to many of my 'go to' tracks right now.....will report after spending a few quality hours with it.....

 

One question though, can it be charged using the iPhone wall charger (with the FiiO supplied cable)?  Instead of plugging into a USB port?  iPhone wall charger puts out 5v at 1 amp into the USB connection....  I looked around this thread (yes, searched), but didn't see this answered.  And, the thread is too long now (52 pages with my setup) to read it all.

 

Thanks! 

post #768 of 6607
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Originally Posted by hartphoto View Post

Also just received my E17.  

 

Very, very nice piece of equipment.  Solid feel, great layout of menus and buttons.  Build quality is top shelf all the way.

 

Using it with a FiiO L3 from my iPhone 4, into a set of UE TF10s.  Playing music through the EQu app (a very nice equalizer app for the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad).

 

Listening to many of my 'go to' tracks right now.....will report after spending a few quality hours with it.....

 

One question though, can it be charged using the iPhone wall charger (with the FiiO supplied cable)?  Instead of plugging into a USB port?  iPhone wall charger puts out 5v at 1 amp into the USB connection....  I looked around this thread (yes, searched), but didn't see this answered.  And, the thread is too long now (52 pages with my setup) to read it all.

 

Thanks! 


i agree. very solid :D very nice! love it :D

 

I'm pretty sure it can be charged with iphone wall charger...that's how i used to charge my E5

 

 

any bass lover here with a pair of bassy cans that are great with everything..but needs that low sometimes that you know ti can give.? The E17 is the savior..espeically for the HFI580 ....i can tell you guys right now. with bass boost.....this thing has...some serious XB500 qualities to it :D


Edited by bowei006 - 1/28/12 at 1:13pm
post #769 of 6607

Just got mine, tried it on the PC and love it so far.  Will post a more detailed impression later or in a few days.

 

One thing on mine: the silk screened 'FiiO' on the front has black gunk in it, lol.  Almost like a small finger print... mine is personalized!

post #770 of 6607

I was poking around last week and found out the E17 was coming and it seemed like such a good product with so many features for the money, it was a no brainer. I was thinking of getting a small portable amp like a cmoy along with a Nuforce UDAC-2 to get my feet wet, but after doing the math the E17 did the same as both and then some.

 

I picked one up earlier on this week from Charles at the headfoneshop.ca in person without hearing it, even though he offered.   I knew it would do what I wanted and have no regrets, considering how short money it is.  I'm currently using it with my iPod touch using the line out through the dock connector and a set of HD25-1 IIs.

 

It sounds so much cleaner and detailed. The bass is so much more controlled, midrange seems so much warmer and unmuffled (direct though the ipod's headphone out, it sounds like the artist is too close to the microphone) and the highs sparkle a lot more. It really makes music more enjoyable to listen to. And I haven't even used the digital input yet.....

post #771 of 6607
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Originally Posted by gohanssjn View Post

Just got mine, tried it on the PC and love it so far.  Will post a more detailed impression later or in a few days.

 

One thing on mine: the silk screened 'FiiO' on the front has black gunk in it, lol.  Almost like a small finger print... mine is personalized!



haha.. personalized :D i take it you don't care really and wouldn't dare to part for another 4 weeks to get a non personalized one :D

 

love mine too :D



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Originally Posted by donuthead View Post

I was poking around last week and found out the E17 was coming and it seemed like such a good product with so many features for the money, it was a no brainer. I was thinking of getting a small portable amp like a cmoy along with a Nuforce UDAC-2 to get my feet wet, but after doing the math the E17 did the same as both and then some.

 

I picked one up earlier on this week from Charles at the headfoneshop.ca in person without hearing it, even though he offered.   I knew it would do what I wanted and have no regrets, considering how short money it is.  I'm currently using it with my iPod touch using the line out through the dock connector and a set of HD25-1 IIs.

 

It sounds so much cleaner and detailed. The bass is so much more controlled, midrange seems so much warmer and unmuffled (direct though the ipod's headphone out, it sounds like the artist is too close to the microphone) and the highs sparkle a lot more. It really makes music more enjoyable to listen to. And I haven't even used the digital input yet.....


haha. you are loving it a lot too :D  i love how u are all. i knew it was going to be awesoem.....and it is :D

 

 

 

Anyway: pics and more pics

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E17 pics! (Click to show)

 


 

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post #772 of 6607

Well shame on me.  I thought according to the USPS tracker that I would receive my FiiO E17 today or Monday.  I go to check the mailbox and it came yesterday, Doh!

 

The package was ripped and the USPS had marked it damaged upon receipt and unsealed.  Just my luck, drat!  I opened what was left of the packaging and nothing seemed to be damaged.  I listened to it shortly from the USB input from my PC running 24/96kHz and the sound is amazing and the user functions are fluid and easy.  This product is top notch for such a small amount of $ with regards to the build quality, looks, user functions and sound quality.  They actually cleaned up my Westone ES5s a bit with the adjustable treble and bass controls.  Overall I am extremely happy and cannot wait to go to work and use it while flying to pass the time.

 

The only question that I am wondering about is why only package six rubber feet, not eight?  Is there anyway to purchase more, since I want to be able to protect the front and back once I start banding it to my iPhone4S.

 

Thanks FiiO for an excellnt product! biggrin.gif

post #773 of 6607
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Originally Posted by FiveThreeEcho View Post

Well shame on me.  I thought according to the USPS tracker that I would receive my FiiO E17 today or Monday.  I go to check the mailbox and it came yesterday, Doh!

 

The package was ripped and the USPS had marked it damaged upon receipt and unsealed.  Just my luck, drat!  I opened what was left of the packaging and nothing seemed to be damaged.  I listened to it shortly from the USB input from my PC running 24/96kHz and the sound is amazing and the user functions are fluid and easy.  This product is top notch for such a small amount of $ with regards to the build quality, looks, user functions and sound quality.  They actually cleaned up my Westone ES5s a bit with the adjustable treble and bass controls.  Overall I am extremely happy and cannot wait to go to work and use it while flying to pass the time.

 

The only question that I am wondering about is why only package six rubber feet, not eight?  Is there anyway to purchase more, since I want to be able to protect the front and back once I start banding it to my iPhone4S.

 

Thanks FiiO for an excellnt product! biggrin.gif



so is USPS giving u refund :D

 

glad you like it too :D

 

I am currently banding it with my touch as you can see in pics above....why need the feet? to create a ...space from the iphone to E17? well i have a case on my touch so i guess i am safe. and with the bands on...this thing is basically anti slip already!

post #774 of 6607

Just got my E17. Been plugged it into my laptop through USB for the past 45 min. The red light is on, which I'm guessing means its charging. But the thing won't turn on. Is this normal?

post #775 of 6607
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

haha.. personalized :D i take it you don't care really and wouldn't dare to part for another 4 weeks to get a non personalized one :D

 

 

Yeah, if there was ANY kind of mechanical or sound defect I would return it, but not for a bad silk screen job, lol.

post #776 of 6607
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Originally Posted by intendedUser View Post

Just got my E17. Been plugged it into my laptop through USB for the past 45 min. The red light is on, which I'm guessing means its charging. But the thing won't turn on. Is this normal?

 

Mine would not turn on either (It would turn on, then right back off with the "bye bye"), till I had a significant charge on mine.  All is good now.


Edited by FiveThreeEcho - 1/28/12 at 1:41pm
post #777 of 6607
Quote:
Originally Posted by intendedUser View Post

Just got my E17. Been plugged it into my laptop through USB for the past 45 min. The red light is on, which I'm guessing means its charging. But the thing won't turn on. Is this normal?



when i first got mine. it was a bit tricky trning it one too. it's easy to use now. i guess it's bc you don't fully understand how this thing works yet.



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Originally Posted by gohanssjn View Post

 

Yeah, if there was ANY kind of mechanical or sound defect I would return it, but not for a bad silk screen job, lol.



haha yeah, but it seems like there isn't so all is good

 

 

Foodforthought:The E17 with my HFI580's whe with the EQ on, at 6dB gain gets a slight hissing sound at around 30. it is gone with EQ off. not really a problem at all though.

post #778 of 6607

Just wondering guys, when you band the e17 to a touch screen device, how much of the screen gets blocked? (bowei006 please flip your rig over biggrin.gif the e17 is definitely the star here but I'm just wondering how well the source can still be accessed).

 

Also, is the use of LOD a big step up from the, say, iPhone's aux out (or headphone out, whichever that one is)? Is it something you can definitely hear, or is it more subtle and something you definitely 'feel' instead?

post #779 of 6607
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

haha yeah, but it seems like there isn't so all is good

 


Turns out it was some kind of sticker residue.  Under the resisue that I pulled off with some packing tape it does reflect silver in the light at some angles, but now it doesn't look dirty :)

 

post #780 of 6607
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Originally Posted by kalbee View Post

Just wondering guys, when you band the e17 to a touch screen device, how much of the screen gets blocked? (bowei006 please flip your rig over biggrin.gif the e17 is definitely the star here but I'm just wondering how well the source can still be accessed).

 

Also, is the use of LOD a big step up from the, say, iPhone's aux out (or headphone out, whichever that one is)? Is it something you can definitely hear, or is it more subtle and something you definitely 'feel' instead?



i'll help you out man :D

 

yes, i belive the LOD is great. it improves clarity, less hiss, less distortion, and doesn't dual amp :D it's cheap and looks more pro and less messy :D

 

here is what i did

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i had it done like this. the bottom part(near the LOD) is positioned so it won't block touch screen control and home key. and the top part is positioned so it lets you see the screen the so on the touch you still get access to everything. i will show you in the next few pics

 

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as you can see. i have it so i can slide to unlock and just above home key.

 

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as you can now see. i have access to play pause, next button on bottom. and i can scrub through the song(my first try i did it too high and couldn't scrub through song).

 

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the band covers part of the screen but it is the best part to cover. i use the side scroll a lot and only a few are covered. i just side scroll to like I if i want to get an H song and just scroll up. not hard. the now playing is there. and it works :D

 

i hope i helped man.a nyone wondering how to do it ,,,,this is it :D. some suggest using double sided 3M tape or velcro tape:/ i have done the 3M double sided tape before. it worked well but i might want removable sometimes. the velcro doesnt seem too sturdy, but is a viable option as well and i guess velcro done right is very good. so those are other options. also keep in note i have a case on the touch. this not only allows it to be removable from the e17 even if i use 3M double sided tape but also so it provides a plastic buffer between the metal back of touch and metal finish of E17 so they wont' scratch!

 

Photo's taken with an iPhone 4S

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