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All black here as well.

 


first batch then..or they just decided to do it..i really don't care...

 



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Also, I just added the rubber feet to mine and now there is no movement when it is strapped to my iPod Touch, so that's nice :)


haha me as well :D

 

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post #887 of 6572
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Did everyone disable the internal soundcard and make the E17 the default device, then reboot- you have to reboot after this?

 



I can try that, but mine can't be disabled in the BIOS, only in windows.

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Disabled and restarted: no change, still broken.

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Disabled and restarted: no change, still broken.



wait..what's wrong with your E17?

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wait..what's wrong with your E17?



Well, from what I can tell, nothing.  My laptop is sending the DAC garbage over the anticipated sound when using USB.

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Well, from what I can tell, nothing.  My laptop is sending the DAC garbage over the anticipated sound when using USB.



 

 

is it just your computer? imi going to guess it is as you didn't blame the E17 meaning you tried it with another computer already >_<

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was that yes also to trying it out with another laptop? because that is important as well.

 

oh one question. what color is the inside of your S/PDIF jack. anyone can answer this. mine is pure black. i thought it'd be pink?

 



All black here as well.



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Yes, just USB. LOD is fine as well as optical (so far).


So, any chance you can tell up what specs you have on your laptop?  Mine is a Core 2 Duo processor with a Dell motherboard.  But maybe we have the same chipset or something....

 


I have a Macbook Pro.

bowei006, no I haven't tried it yet on a different laptop. I'll give it a shot on my linux laptop in a few.
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I have a Macbook Pro.
bowei006, no I haven't tried it yet on a different laptop. I'll give it a shot on my linux laptop in a few.


i have one as well biggrin.gif

but yes try it out with another computer. hmm. pc might be better. if it doesn't work there make sure to try a windows pc before jumping the gun (but if it doesn't work there, the chance of it not working well on windows pc is also high, but still. )

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is it just your computer? imi going to guess it is as you didn't blame the E17 meaning you tried it with another computer already >_<



Correct.  Only my laptop (Dell Win. 7 x86) sends garbage.  My desktop (Homemade Win. 7 x64) and my wife's laptop (Dell Win. 7 x86) both work fine.


Edited by gohanssjn - 1/29/12 at 7:05pm
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Correct.  Only my laptop sends garbage.  My desktop and my wife's laptop both work fine.



Update audio drivers? there might be something wrong with USB circuitry maybe. 

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Update audio drivers? there might be something wrong with USB circuitry maybe. 


 

Chipset issues would be my best bet TBH.  I have tried everything else I can think if.

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i have one as well biggrin.gif

but yes try it out with another computer. hmm. pc might be better. if it doesn't work there make sure to try a windows pc before jumping the gun (but if it doesn't work there, the chance of it not working well on windows pc is also high, but still. )



 

This is weird. Now it's not happening on either laptop and I didn't do a thing except turn the unit off and then back on. Works fine in Linux, btw (to my enjoyment).

 

Well, I'll continue evaluating for the week and see how it goes and not think about it unless it comes up.

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This is weird. Now it's not happening on either laptop and I didn't do a thing except turn the unit off and then back on. Works fine in Linux, btw (to my enjoyment).

 

Well, I'll continue evaluating for the week and see how it goes and not think about it unless it comes up.



What version of Linux, if I may be so bold.

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Grados don't really need much amping, but I'm straining to hear any difference at all in sound quality.


Most (of not all) Grado do not change much with amping. Grado is just that efficient. That's why most people (including me) like to use Grado with tube amp as tube amp add a nice coloration that generally mellow down  Grado's sharp edge. Nothing to do with power actually.

 



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ouch. forgot about that. yeah. my 44.1KHz/16 bit tracks play. even while it's in 24/96 mode >_< so yeah i get what you mean now! jeez! wow. haha yeah this makes it a lot easier for people. upsampling is something fiio would definatley put on their page if it had that function. :D

 

Of course 16/44.1 music can be played in 24/96 mode - 24/96 means it can decode at max resolution of 24/96, anything below is fine as well.

 

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I send my e17 back and hopefully soon I get a unit without that problerm. this silent buzzing was most audible with my shure se535 but also audible with my t70p. may be it was a rare case of a faulty unit.  

SE535? Still, are you sure you are not listening to hissing? Hope you get your replacement soon.
 

 

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Wow, I was making dinner on the other side of my apartment when I heard something that sounded like a fireplace crackling at my desk. I ran over to hear my headphones popping and hissing while plugged into the E9. I unplugged everything and undocked the E17. I've put everything back in and it seems to be fine.

 

I don't hear any hissing or static when it's working normally, but what could have caused this? It also has a tendency to make sound suddenly "robotic" sounding (like a mechanical flange) until I undock it and dock it again.

I think they might have picking up EMI from a nearby source/ A cellphone maybe?

 

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I played and paused the song. current level is 6dB gain with some EQ on. i qucikly raised volume from (20) and past 30...ahh there it was. that buzzing. i...

 

It is the digital volume controller trying to switch between steps, totally normal. Even with much more expensive portable with digital volume control, you can still hear this kind of switching wehn changing volume, especially if you have a sensitive headphone.
 

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oh one question. what color is the inside of your S/PDIF jack. anyone can answer this. mine is pure black. i thought it'd be pink?

 


It is all black on production model. They only use pick socket on demo unit.

 



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Correct.  Only my laptop (Dell Win. 7 x86) sends garbage.  My desktop (Homemade Win. 7 x64) and my wife's laptop (Dell Win. 7 x86) both work fine.


That is a really good indication that you laptop either have corrupted driver or worst, bad USB port.

 



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This is weird. Now it's not happening on either laptop and I didn't do a thing except turn the unit off and then back on. Works fine in Linux, btw (to my enjoyment).

 

Well, I'll continue evaluating for the week and see how it goes and not think about it unless it comes up.

I'll say it is likely the either on playback software or driver, the digital resolution isn't set correctly. It happened to E10 user with Macbook as well. When the driver isn't set right, he heard only static. But once it was set correctly, music started to play. It seems to be pretty common problem for Macbook.
 

 

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That is a really good indication that you laptop either have corrupted driver or worst, bad USB port.

 


Well, all 3 USB ports do it and the E17 driver has been installed numerous times, and 3 on a fresh Windows 7 install.  It has to be something in the USB hub drivers or something, who knows.  I do not believe it is in any way the E17s fault.


Edited by gohanssjn - 1/29/12 at 9:26pm
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