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Hi im new to the audiofile world and I was just wondering whether the FiiO E11 is better then the FiiO E17. Is the FiiO E17 a better amp? The DAC would only be a plus for E17.

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Originally Posted by DroidsRGod View Post

Hi im new to the audiofile world and I was just wondering whether the FiiO E11 is better then the FiiO E17. Is the FiiO E17 a better amp? The DAC would only be a plus for E17.

Yes, the E17 as an amp is still superior to the E17, this has been concluded by CLIEOS and Mike at headfonia.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/587912/fiio-e17-alpen-first-impression-final-thought

 

Here's one of the best E17 reviews I have ever read. It is the best one I have read. It talks of differences between the two and strengths and what not.

 

The DAC isn't just a plus for some but a deal breaker, hopefully you will use it, because if not, at $150 there are other better just portable amps out there if you already have a good DAC.

 

"Welcome to Head-Fi! Sorry about your wallet"

post #3 of 25
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Yes, the E17 as an amp is still superior to the E17, this has been concluded by CLIEOS and Mike at headfonia.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/587912/fiio-e17-alpen-first-impression-final-thought

 

Here's one of the best E17 reviews I have ever read. It is the best one I have read. It talks of differences between the two and strengths and what not.

 

The DAC isn't just a plus for some but a deal breaker, hopefully you will use it, because if not, at $150 there are other better just portable amps out there if you already have a good DAC.

 

"Welcome to Head-Fi! Sorry about your wallet"

So the extra $80 dollars is really worth it? and Is it portable? I dont want uncomfortable bulk coming from my pocket :P


Edited by DroidsRGod - 7/17/12 at 7:28pm
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So the extra $80 dollars is really worth it? and Is it portable? I dont want uncomfortable bulk coming from my pocket :P

IF you are using it as a DAC at home, then yes. From the looks of it....you probably dn't have one at home so having one would come in handy. The DAC of the E17 can only be used with a computer. It could be used with the iPad with CCK but ALSO an external power source..this  is something that takes a while.

 

The E17 is portable, look in my signature

 

 

This is a pic album, give it a look, sadly it is a bit uncomfortable to those that aren't used to it, getting a baggy pack for the two is what many have done.

 

The E17 is a multi use swiss army like device, it can be used as a desktop device and portable amp. When used portable with your iPod or mp3 player(pmp as we call them) it can only use the amp section but at home or with a computer during your travels, you can use it as a DAC, it has an EQ, 215mW of power @16 ohms compared to 30mW @16 ohms of the iPod and has multiple input options.

 

It is only recommended to buy it if you will use it's features, if you just want an amp and nothing more, there are others at this price.

post #5 of 25
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Do you know of a better Amp with/without Dec and around $100? I have been thinking and I wouldnt really use Dec I would just connect line out from my computer to the amp and then my Headphones.

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Do you know of a better Amp with/without Dec and around $100? I have been thinking and I wouldnt really use Dec I would just connect line out from my computer to the amp and then my Headphones.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/596482/the-sub-100-portable-amps-shootout-8-1-amps-compared

 

CLIEOS has done a thorough review of the most popular sub $100 amps. the E7 has a DAC by the way.\\

 

It would be best to have a DAC, the computer's own DAC and audio parts are generally pretty bad unless you have a Mac.

post #7 of 25
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Alright well I guess the 80 dollars are worth it for the E17.. Thank you soo much for your time Panda-sama

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Alright well I guess the 80 dollars are worth it for the E17.. Thank you soo much for your time Panda-sama

It is worth it if you choose to use it with your computer AND portably!And if your headphones will benefit from it. What headphones do you have?

Do you have an iPod? If yes then I would recommend an LOD by FiiO.

 

Please watch these for more info:

http://youtu.be/Hyjt83X8nQE

 

What is a DAC and amp is that one

 

 

and this one is what is an LOD:

http://youtu.be/AdM-K8k5KMw

 

Please watch both of them, it should answer most questions on the DAC and amp and or LOD

post #9 of 25
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Audio Technical ATH-M50s and No I have a Droid 3 but I might get a Nano or something if it make the audio better

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Audio Technical ATH-M50s and No I have a Droid 3 but I might get a Nano or something if it make the audio better

Sorry, I should have known. I forgot the title and your username is a giveaway.

 

Droids audio isn't that good.

 

What computer do you have?

 

The M50 isn't very refrence ish or clean and the E17 may not make a huge difference with it. Something like the E17 is meant for use with ~$250 headphones generally although price doesn't equal everything.

post #11 of 25
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Well in the future when I get my money I will get $250+ headphones and my computer is a $350 HP 2000.. Which headphones do you recommend?

post #12 of 25
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Well in the future when I get my money I will get $250+ headphones and my computer is a $350 HP 2000.. Which headphones do you recommend?

I would recommend a new thread so peopl canhelp you.

HP and regular computer audio out is pretty bad compared to stuff like this.

 

If in the future you are still going to be using those new $250 headphones for the same purpose as right now, then getting the E17 right now would be a right course of action. But if not then something else.

 

I get that you want to use with computer and Droid or nano, and thus that will stay the same right? Then a DAC and amp combo portable unit?

 

Am I getting this right?

post #13 of 25
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I don't get what you are trying to say please explain some more 

post #14 of 25
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I don't get what you are trying to say please explain some more 

What you want right now is a device that has a DAC and an amp and is also portable right? So you can use the DAC and amp with your computer at home and just the amp while on the go right?

post #15 of 25
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Yes

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