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post #16 of 22
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Okay then, just please give credit where it is due.
post #17 of 22

You bet.

post #18 of 22

Well, I don't think I am going to add anything to this.  It is pretty easy to do.  The only thing I will add is that it's near impossible to snap it back together, so just use the electrical tape.  It's easy to drill holes in the back of it and then feed them through.  Anyways, I can vouch to say that this mod definitely helps and I highly suggest it.  The E6 is very very nice for it's price.  It actually lets me hear my HM5 with my PSP.  Without it the volume is way too low.

post #19 of 22

Ummm...  So how does this mod work exactly?  Batteries don't emit interference that would cause noise, and simply moving it away from an opamp should not clean up the sound. 

 

I don't mean to be a jerk, but I really don't see how moving a battery a few mm away from it's original location could change anything, at best you'll get better heat dissipation, but if you're having heat issues, then there's way more wrong than the batteries location.  If you're having this issue when it's plugged into a usb charger, then you're picking up noise from the switch mode power supply, not the battery.

post #20 of 22

Well I just noticed that the sound was way more cleaner and the bass wasn't as muddy.  Don't know how but the bass sounded much much better.

post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by samsquanch View Post

Ummm...  So how does this mod work exactly?  Batteries don't emit interference that would cause noise, and simply moving it away from an opamp should not clean up the sound. 

 

I don't mean to be a jerk, but I really don't see how moving a battery a few mm away from it's original location could change anything, at best you'll get better heat dissipation, but if you're having heat issues, then there's way more wrong than the batteries location.  If you're having this issue when it's plugged into a usb charger, then you're picking up noise from the switch mode power supply, not the battery.

Well there wasn't any science behind this, I was bored while waiting for my PA2V2 to arrive so I opened up the FiiO. To my eyes the shielding on the wires looked really bad and the battery was enclosed in some cheap insulation material. It went from being on top of the amplification components to being separated by thick plastic. I'm no engineer or anything, so my best guess can only be that battery stifling the performance of the amp by sitting directly on top of it.

post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by Cam3ron View Post

 

Step 1. Remove casing from the E6, the best way to do this is to slide into the triangle where you insert the clip and then pry it open.

 

 

What? 

What slide into triangle? How do I "pry it open"? You call this a step? lol. biggrin.gif


Edited by SmOgER - 2/27/13 at 6:00am
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