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post #16 of 28
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ok..well you could, get a splitter that's cheapo and just turn off the speakers when you want touse the headphones and unplug the headphones from the splitter when you want to use the other. not sure how or if that will degrade it by how much

 

you could also get one of those actual hub splitters that can activley switch with the flick of a switch but that's more expensive

 

or..you could just have the speaker wires up on your desk with your E10 and just unplug and plug in whatever one you want to use.

 

awesome stuff to know:

#1when using the E10 always make sure that windows volume is at 100% and any program you are using be it VLC or whatever also has it set to max. control volume with E10, doing otherwise will degrade the audio quality

 

#2for best results with speakers, set e10 to 0dB gain(low mode) and have it on max and control volume with your speakers. however this is for best results. i might and probably won't recommend this to you as this is mainly audible and works with good audiophile speakers(i dont think you have any) and if done iimproperly could blow your speakers if you forget to redial or reset the volume on your speakers to something low. up to you.

 

 

BTW....there's.....a ........upvote hand in the bottom right corner of the screen beneath each post. it doesn't mean much on head fi and isn't counted towards anything...but it does feel good you know. this isn't just for me but for others. people should start doing it more often :(

 



Yeah, I know about repping. I am always on overclock.net. I usually hand out rep at the very end when I am finished with the thread though, that is personally how I do it :).

 

The sound settings seem to get kind of complicated. I have bookshelf speakers connected to an amp, so having 3 sound control settings could get very confusing, very fast. I just really don't want to have to use crappy laptop onboard sound.

post #17 of 28
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Yeah, I know about repping. I am always on overclock.net. I usually hand out rep at the very end when I am finished with the thread though, that is personally how I do it :).

 

The sound settings seem to get kind of complicated. I have bookshelf speakers connected to an amp, so having 3 sound control settings could get very confusing, very fast. I just really don't want to have to use crappy laptop onboard sound.



haha im on overclock as well. i just started. i know more than my rank but really. discussion on that stuff is pretty boring for me

 

louis had a point on plugging it into line out but that "shouldn't" work as having something in line out should not engage the headphone out.

 

yeah nvm on the max out E10 for speakers. that might shatter your ears and speakers if you forget..and trust me...i usually don't forget stuff but it happens every now and then to me.

 

so yeah a hub or a splitter..or just have the speaker wires near the e10 and plug it in when you want.

 

passive bookshelves connected to an amp? wow nice

post #18 of 28

It doesn't have to be complicated:

- Leave windows volume @ 100%

- Plug in your headphones when you need them only

- Leave your speakers connected and use the receiver's volume control (line out bypasses the E10 volume pot)

post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by ComradeNF View Post
So there would be no way to hook both my speakers and my headphones to the Fiio E10 at the same time? I want to listen to my speakers through USB as well, that is why I am asking.

The E10 comes with a 3.5mm headphone output and a 3.5mm line-out, line-out and speaker output is really the same function.

So you can both both headphone and speaker connected to the E10 at the same time.
 

 

 

post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

The E10 comes with a 3.5mm headphone output and a 3.5mm line-out, line-out and speaker output is really the same function.

So you can both both headphone and speaker connected to the E10 at the same time.
 

 

 


last i checked the term line out meant not using the amp which would be great in his case as his is already powered. but would FiiO have designed the unit so that the e10 will output to both line out and headphone out at the same time? im wondering, it didn't seem practical , but you have the E10 and i don't..only E17

 



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Originally Posted by louis12345 View Post

It doesn't have to be complicated:

- Leave windows volume @ 100%

- Plug in your headphones when you need them only

- Leave your speakers connected and use the receiver's volume control (line out bypasses the E10 volume pot)


thanks for making it compressed :)

 

post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
Last i checked the term line out meant not using the amp which would be great in his case as his is already powered. but would FiiO have designed the unit so that the e10 will output to both line out and headphone out at the same time? im wondering, it didn't seem practical , but you have the E10 and i don't..only E17

I don't have the E17, just E11.
 

 

 

post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

I don't have the E17, just E11.
 

 

 


what about E10? if you don't have the E10 as well then it's hard to tell him that line out and heapdhone out will both send a signal at the same time

 

post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
What about E10? if you don't have the E10 as well then it's hard to tell him that line out and headphone out will both send a signal at the same time

So what is the more correct answer, I went through the E10 manual and there seems to be no switch for the headphone & line-out?

 

 

post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

So what is the more correct answer, I went through the E10 manual and there seems to be no switch for the headphone & line-out?

 

 


? hmmm. that's.....well i guess he has to try it himself or he could PM a member that would plug speakers into the back and try out. I would think that plugging something into line out would disable heapdhone out...but who knows?

 

post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
What about E10? if you don't have the E10 as well then it's hard to tell him that line out and headphone out will both send a signal at the same time

I said he could have both connected at the same time, I did not say it would sends the signal to both at the same time.

Are you trying to infer I gave bad advice that I never said in the first place?
 

 

 

post #26 of 28

A little research ..... and no, I don't own the E10 either .....

 

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Sure, you can use the headphone out and the line out at the same time!


Post was here : http://www.head-fi.org/t/575084/impression-fiio-e10/570#post_7986327

post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

I said he could have both connected at the same time, I did not say it would sends the signal to both at the same time.

Are you trying to infer I gave bad advice that I never said in the first place?
 

 

 


 

Oh sorry, it might be because we are online and in text format but I wasn't being confrontative. I was actually asking you as you do more of these threads. I forgot to use emoticons. But basically what I was trying to really ask is if the E10 sends a signal both ways or if both are plugged in, which is it going to prioritize or send a signal to first?  I was wondering if you knew and also as a general question to any passerby with the E10.

post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

A little research ..... and no, I don't own the E10 either .....

 


Post was here : http://www.head-fi.org/t/575084/impression-fiio-e10/570#post_7986327


Thanks Brooko. I thought both Purle and I were just posing general questions and were waiting to see if anyone(lurker) knew the answer as we didn't own the devices. But I guess..maybe my posts seemed confrontational. Anyway, thanks. That's good to know.

 

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