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post #2866 of 3074
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Originally Posted by metaldood View Post
 

Stacking $120 amp with a $350 dap does not make sense. $350 dap should be more than sufficient to drive.

It almoust always makes sense, enhancing what is already good about ur dap, while taking some extra pressure of dac(saves battery time too), alowing it to output sound in a lower volume which resuts in a better sound overall.

 Plus it really usefull for HI-END low impendance monitor headphones(like a2000x), cos they are usually still bild with stationary use in mind and are needed quite a bit of power to drive them, but due too still having low impendence can't be handled by a portable dac at high volume without losing sq.   

post #2867 of 3074

Ok, just got my Fiio E12 from one of our members today, and I am loving the sound.  Very, VERY pleased with it.  I really only have one question about this amp currently.  Is the volume dial supposed to have that much resistance to it while turning to make sure the volume never accidentally slips, or should I be concerned?

 

Btw AngryRaccoon, that was a very interesting episode (referring to Snowball)


Edited by Saoshyant - 5/21/14 at 7:50pm
post #2868 of 3074

Fiio,  @Joe Bloggs please release a Kobiconn IRIS version of this cool little amp...!

It has the juice for some planars but a SE / Balanced interface choice would be great.

I think there is no decent sub-$150 portable balanced amp with same power output....it's a gap in the market.


Edited by Lohb - 5/26/14 at 10:36am
post #2869 of 3074
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

Ok, just got my Fiio E12 from one of our members today, and I am loving the sound.  Very, VERY pleased with it.  I really only have one question about this amp currently.  Is the volume dial supposed to have that much resistance to it while turning to make sure the volume never accidentally slips, or should I be concerned?

 

Btw AngryRaccoon, that was a very interesting episode (referring to Snowball)


My E12 has a stiff turning volume control as well, so I would say it is normal, it has a bit more resistance than my E11 does. I see in your profile you have an E11 as well, how does it compare?

post #2870 of 3074
The E11 has just enough resistance to feel like it won't slip, my 12 feels like tightening a screw.

Hmm, I wonder if I have any need for the E11 now...
Edited by Saoshyant - 5/21/14 at 8:40pm
post #2871 of 3074
You cant compare 350 usd dap to 150 usd amp

Dap needs lot more and costs more
Amp is in comparison smaller profile tech piece
Its just not logical to compare so

E12 does very good job with E18 which has the same IC as X5
I would use E12 with X5 for sure
It adds more energy to sound
post #2872 of 3074
So Joe are you going to leave in hanging? You can't take a poll and just not say anything else,any ideas of something new on the horizon?
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Originally Posted by howdy View Post

So Joe are you going to leave in hanging? You can't take a poll and just not say anything else,any ideas of something new on the horizon?


+ YES !

 

I want to get one of these E12's now, but I'm not sure when the lower noise floor one is coming out or not.

@Joe Bloggs

post #2874 of 3074
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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post


+ YES !

I want to get one of these E12's now, but I'm not sure when the lower noise floor one is coming out or not.
@Joe Bloggs
wait, FiiO is making an improvement on the E12? Cool!
post #2875 of 3074
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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post

2 level bass boost, the original 20hz and the current 50hz. Keep all camps happy. Call it the E12k.

+1000
post #2876 of 3074
Hmm, did not know there was 2 versions, any distinguishing marks between the two?
post #2877 of 3074
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

Hmm, did not know there was 2 versions, any distinguishing marks between the two?


Try re-reading the post I just quoted?
post #2878 of 3074
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

Try re-reading the post I just quoted?

Physically distinguishing marks....
post #2879 of 3074
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

Hmm, did not know there was 2 versions, any distinguishing marks between the two?
actually, there's 3 different models. The early model that peaks bass boost at 20hz, current model which peaks at 50hz, and the E12 DIY, which features a bunch of op-amps you can put in or take out.. And the E12 DIY is silver colored. They go for about 200$.
post #2880 of 3074
Thankya, bought my e12 off a forum member, and my hearing is in no way articulate, so I was curious if there was some physical way to tell the difference. I knew about the diy version already, kind of considered it a different beast entirely.
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