Originally Posted by Habu
Sounds weird. And your setup is laptop -> usb -> E17 -> HE-400, right? Volume at laptop 100% (without ANY EQ settings) and E17 settings gain is 6/12? Atm I only use +4 bass with E17 I really could not wish for more. No distorition and just best bass ever :P
Yes, I noticed nearly all the distortion happens when volume is near maxed out on E17 and gain is 12, much less distortion with 6 gain.
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy
Your setup has got to be faulty, as the E17 is not only full sounding with the HE-400 without bass boosting, but the bass controls makes them sound BRILLIANT.
I have directly compared the E17 with ODAC+SA-31, which could pump near 10watts to the HE-400. The E17 was not far off, aside from having personal gripes with the treble being a bit harsher than the ODAC+SA-31 combo. Something the E17's treble controls quickly fixed.
The E17 is not the best thing for the HE-400, but as a portable amp/dac, it'd be my first choice for them.
if you don't mind, can you link me one of your favorite basshead songs, give me your exact e17 (via usb) settings (gain, tre, bass, volume) and i'll see how it goes/if the bass tickles my ears
It's not that it lacks bass by any means, the thing is it just isn't going loud enough to make them vibrate with bass even with 6 gain... and 12 gain=distortion so yeah