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Mine came in the mail today. From a completely uninformed, this-is-my-first-amp/DAC position, it sounds ******* fantastic with my DT770 Pro-80s. Makes my 320 mp3s sound pretty dang close to vinyl.

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Originally Posted by koremora View Post

Mine came in the mail today. From a completely uninformed, this-is-my-first-amp/DAC position, it sounds ******* fantastic with my DT770 Pro-80s. Makes my 320 mp3s sound pretty dang close to vinyl.



haha. wait tilll you get CD ripps :D 17

 

 

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wow. optical, usb, and aux in. i love the input switch :D i can now use otpical for music. usb for charing and aux when i want to just pick up and go portable :D

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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post

There's volume and there is dynamics.  The E7/E9 definitely had the volume but I found the dynamics compressed.  Also found it a little harsh, especially with the HD600's.  Moved to the HD650's and it was a little better but not much.  Heard the HD650's through a modded Little Dot III and was blown away (dynamic, open and airy)

Back to this thread.. Tried the E10 with the 650's last night and was pleasantly surprised.  If I had not heard anything else, I'd be quite happy with it.  If the E17 is really better, it should be nice with your HD580's.  Try it with and with without the E9 and let us know what you think.

 


 

Well the HD600/650s are said to scale really well with the better amps, and are especially known to shine with tubes.  The sound you described from the Little Dot III is exactly the sound signature that I love most about them, so I hope the E17 can achieve a similar sound.  I don't have the E9, it will just be the E17, which is why I was wondering if that alone would be enough to drive them.  Still haven't put my order in yet so you'll be receiving yours long before I do; I'll be looking forward to your review wink.gif

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I got it to work! The hold switch was down. Thats why I couldn't turn the darn thing on. I know... kinda stupid.

 

Anyways, this is my first dac and amp. The first thing I noticed is that it layers the different frequencies just right. Nothing is too harsh or dim. Everything sounds much more roomy, airy. Definitely makes the most of my ath m50. Will definitely post more impressions once I log more hours on this.

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I got it to work! The hold switch was down. Thats why I couldn't turn the darn thing on. I know... kinda stupid.

 

Anyways, this is my first dac and amp. The first thing I noticed is that it layers the different frequencies just right. Nothing is too harsh or dim. Everything sounds much more roomy, airy. Definitely makes the most of my ath m50. Will definitely post more impressions once I log more hours on this.



i forgot to add to my post that that was what was wrong with mine too :D i guess i could have saved you like an hour if i put that in. but at the time. i couldn't remember what it was that wouldn't let me turn it on...oh yeah..that darn hold switch. if you think about it. it's a good idea for fiio to leave them on hold. so your thing won't turn on through it's journery. :D

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i forgot to add to my post that that was what was wrong with mine too :D i guess i could have saved you like an hour if i put that in. but at the time. i couldn't remember what it was that wouldn't let me turn it on...oh yeah..that darn hold switch. if you think about it. it's a good idea for fiio to leave them on hold. so your thing won't turn on through it's journery. :D


It would be great if there was a post teaching E17 new users using its different functions. 

I am still waiting for my E17 :(

 

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Once you get it to turn on, then its a breeze. First time you press the Menu button, you will see the settings for treble, bass and balance in that order. You scroll down, and you'll see gain (0db, 6db, 12db) - this mostly depends on the impedance of your headphone, usb charging (on/off), sleep, max vol, vol memory, system (fw, runtime, default set) (can somebody explain what that is?). Below the menu button, you have the input button where you toggle between the zillion inputs that this beast has. And below that is that darn hold switch.


Edited by intendedUser - 1/28/12 at 4:56pm
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It would be great if there was a post teaching E17 new users using its different functions. 

I am still waiting for my E17 :(

 


.....fine. i'll do it:

When you first get it. flick the hold button to the top so the orange inside isn't showing. now press the power button. and voila. it's now on. what are you using it with?

 

ipod/pmp: ok then plug ur LOD or 3.5mm output cable from ur device into the AUX thing on the bottom of the E17. next press the "input" button and switch it to "AUX"

 

Computer through USB: Take that USB cable that came with the E17. plug the large regular USB end into the computer and the smaller end into the bottom of the E17. Switch E17 to USB mode through the Input switch

 

Computer through S/PDIF: tthere are two adapters it comes with. plug in the one you need. next plug ur middle man cable into the adapter u just plugeed into E17. next plug the end of the cable into your computer. either directly or with another adapter if it needs it(macbook pro requires another 3.5mm toslink to minitoslink adapter) switch E17 input mode to either COX or OPT depending on what you are doing.

 

The menu button on the E17 is an menu button and let's you enter into a setting. so when u first press it. from the main screen. it will enter it's settings screen where all the EQ, gain etc are. you move up and down with the volume keys. you enter into a setting's sub menu by pressing.. the "menu" key. you raise or lower EQ with the volume buttons. you press the "on/exit"button to exit back one step....that's really it

 

while using USB and or SPDI/F be sre to set your computers playback device to the E17. in windows..it's playback devices. in Mac. it's automatic. you need to then manually change your smapling and dynamic range with the settings in the playback devices menu in windows and you change the sampling and dynamic range with the "audio midi setup" on osx(it's built in, search it) 

 

any questipons?

 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

while using USB and or SPDI/F be sre to set your computers playback device to the E17. in windows..it's playback devices. in Mac. it's automatic. you need to then manually change your smapling and dynamic range with the settings in the playback devices menu in windows and you change the sampling and dynamic range with the "audio midi setup" on osx(it's built in, search it) 

 

any questipons?

 


On my Mac, I have to go to System Preferences, Audio, and select Fiio as my output device.

 


Edited by intendedUser - 1/28/12 at 4:57pm
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On my Mac, I have to go to System Preferences, Audio, and select Fiio as my output device.

 



sorry. i was in a rush. i meant S/PDIF is automatic. but yes. you need to use system prefrences output for USB selection on Mac. thanks for adding that intended User :D

 

i'm extremely tech savvy....but i don't see how anyone could really mess this up or not get it to work. you just have to select it as output device and change sampling and dynamic range on ur computer...that is it.

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Hey bowei006, what settings do you have in the Audio MIDI Setup? Recommendations?

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Hey bowei006, what settings do you have in the Audio MIDI Setup? Recommendations?



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after a quck google search on how to get 192KHz it seems you can't. OSX limits it to 96KHz :( Windows booters are able to get 192KHz. i'm using optical out right now :D and charging with USB.

 

i leave it on 24bit regardless of whether my tracks are 16bit or 24 bit. realy ..i din't have to touch them. when i first opened up midi the first time it was set to.....i think 48KHz(i think) i set and am now just gonna keep it on 96KHz regardless of wheteher my otpcal is in or not. i will plug into my PC later today to see how 192 KHz does :D


Edited by bowei006 - 1/28/12 at 5:06pm
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Thanks bro :D

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Thanks bro :D



i added this part in an edit. don't know if you read it:

i leave it on 24bit regardless of whether my tracks are 16bit or 24 bit. realy ..i din't have to touch them. when i first opened up midi the first time it was set to.....i think 48KHz(i think) i set and am now just gonna keep it on 96KHz regardless of wheteher my otpcal is in or not. i will plug into my PC later today to see how 192 KHz does :D

 

i did extensive research on this and document.s...anyone else notice and LOl'd at this?

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it's fiio's official E17 documentation on their site

http://www.fiio.com.cn/upfile/File/2012/20120107161255.pdf

 

it takes a bit to load

 

 

silly fiio :D USB on E17 doesn't support 192KHz :D hahah maybe they were going to do 192KHz through USB at first when they made this but changed their minds(cost) and decided not to..but just left this

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silly fiio :D USB on E17 doesn't support 192KHz :D hahah maybe they were going to do 192KHz through USB at first when they made this but changed their minds(cost) and decided not to..but just left this


Haha... nice catch dude!

 

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