Would a sub $100 amp be worth it for a Zero Audio Basso?
Was thinking Fiio E07K.
Never listen to Zero Audio Basso before so I am not sure how it will go with amp.
Sure. E07K's bass boost is more controllable, but E11 sounds better.
Thanks ClieOS for your advice for EQ. I bought the Audio Xciter app to my iphone 5, now it sounds a bit better.
I order The Fred built Eclipse tin amp anyway because it was cheap, it´s always nice to have a new "toy" :-D
I also listened to your advice and order a better pair of in-ear. I´m waiting for a pair Nuforce NE-700M-SE and a pair of Moshi Vortex.
I received the Fred built amp today. Unfortunately I have problem with it. First the 3,5mm to 3,5 mm cable is not working.
Then I have problem with both headphone & input socket. Is like the holes is too big and doesn´t get the contact it need.
I tried it with both Moshi Vortex & Nocs NS200. When I wooble the headphone jack, it sounds normal in 1-2 seconds.
If I hold it still downwards it sounds ok again, obviously is something wrong with it. I mean I shouldn´t need to hold the headphone jack down, how can I have it in my pocket then.
Lets see what Howard on Freds amp will say about it, I wrote him a mail just now.
By the way, I test it both with my iphone 5 and Sansa clip.
It is more likely a cold solder join than a jack problem. Though not always happen, it is a more frequent problem with hand soldered PCB. You might have to send it back in that case. I wonder if Howard can do an one-to-one swap* for you to save some delivery time.
*you sent out yours, give him the tracking for proof and he sent out a replacement unit immediately.
Howard replied very fast.
First he offered me to send me 2 new jacks for me to change it. But unfortunately I don´t know how or having friends with the knowledge to do it. So now he is offering me to either get full refund or send a new one.
I replied him that he can choose what option who suit him best, I can either accept a new one or full refund.
I must say they have excellent email response and custom service on Freds amp.
I will update, when I know what he will do next. Thanks for your advice again ClieOS.
I got full refund from Freds amp. I understand, because if he needs to pay the fee for sending the amp back from Sweden to Australia and then send me a new one, he will lost too much money.
Nothing bad against them, they have excellent customer service and fantastic email response, so all props to them.
So my experience with Freds amp is still good, I was just unlucky and received a faulty one.
Now you guys know that you can trust Freds amp.
Recently received Freds amp and have been enjoying it greatly. Thanks to ClieOS to again steering us in the right direction.
I tried a few combinations before I settled on one. They include adding the Digizoid amp in the chain with a Clip+ for a source.
The Koss KSC-75 sounded good but were a bit maxed out with the Digizoid. Blox MC2 were best with the Digizoid adding bass. The best combo was with Beyer 1350.
The amp alone sounded clean and powerful but I thought the Digizoid added a necessary bit of bass boost.
Good service from Freds.