Some of us may have already known this, but to let more FiiO fans know about it, here we go: the new product E09K is on sale now!
Let's see what has been improved from E9:
No. There is not a difference in SQ/power output. There are differences in the way it functions, such as being able to switch from the dock input to a line input without undocking; and differences in the connections, but not in the SQ/power output.
Adding onto this:
The addition of FiiO including the two op amps used in the picture wasn't meant to say that it uses a new different chip. The E9 used the same ones. I at first thought that they used differnt op amps as the advertising made it kinda seem like it by telling you what the op amp was in the E09K but upon further research. The BurrBrown/TI OPA2134 and TPA6120 was used in the E9 as well.
And that quote above more or less tells you from what we currently know (as the device isn't out in authorized dealers yet) that those are the differencs.
Not big different in SQ and the price will be the same as E9
A difference none the less and all the other improvements for the same price. Still well worth it. Especially for those with an E17.
That's a great budget D7000 set up right there.
Here ya go: