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Originally Posted by duga View Post
 

Thanks again, guys.  Like I said, I'm just recently getting into the technical side of being an audiophile.  Until last year I just couldn't afford buying any extra stuff...now I'm trying to plan out my home system.  Portable comes first, though, since that's how I listen to most of my music..but clearly I still have a lot to learn.

 

I'm going to check out the e18...

The thing is a steal. It sounds great even though in the realm of DACs it's inexpensive. It's built very well, and has a metal enclosure.

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Plugged my ety hf5 into my fiio e12 and noticed quite some hiss after switching it on. It doesn't change when I turn up the volume. It gets much worse with bass boost, slightly worse with high gain and only very slightly worse with crossfeed. I don't notice the hiss while listening to music, although I listen at rather low volume. The hiss is of course audible during silent passages. There is no hiss whatsoever with other, less sensitive, headphones. Anything I can do about it? I would love to use the e12 in combination with the hf5 and my Note II as source via headphone jack.

 

BTW plugging the hf5 directly into Note II is not an acceptable solution for me, because Note II has no decent volume control and the sound is IMO somewhat lame compared to e12 (despite the hiss).

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I'm having the same problem, except my HP100 is nowhere near as sensitive as a HF5.  And this is after getting a replacement (new batch with new red packaging) which has the same issue.  I'm tempted to just return mine even though the $90 I paid for it is a great deal.

post #2974 of 3077
One of the inline attenuator's would raise the resistance of the IEM's and eliminate the hiss.

Such as this one, there are many others on eBay etc...
http://shop-us.shure.com/p/earphone-adapter-kit?pp=12
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Thanks, I will try one of those!

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Hi guys

 

I recently purchased this portable amp, Did you guys tried to use this as your desktop amp? As in you will charge/plug-in this continuously as long as your source is on? I'm a bit worried that doing this will shorten the battery life.TIA for your inputs!

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Hi guys

 

I recently purchased this portable amp, Did you guys tried to use this as your desktop amp? As in you will charge/plug-in this continuously as long as your source is on? I'm a bit worried that doing this will shorten the battery life.TIA for your inputs!

I use it on my laptop and it is constantly plugged in. It is plugged with a cellphone charger because it plugging it on the computer's USB port while using it has this static noise. Plugging it on a a direct power source will eliminate that noise. I read it here too that when its fully charged the battery stops charging. I dont know if thats true but i still leave mine plugged in all the time.

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How do you know when the e12 is done charging?

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Originally Posted by tetsuro View Post

How do you know when the e12 is done charging?
As the manual says, the light stops flashing...
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How do you know when the e12 is done charging?

When it stops moving!
Ba-dum! tongue.gif
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Or when it puts the credit card away....
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


As the manual says, the light stops flashing...

thanks i skipped the manual heh

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Or when it puts the credit card away....

You must have bought something expensive....confess, what was it? A DAC?

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You must have bought something expensive....confess, what was it? A DAC?

It was a set of interconnects...rolleyes.gif
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It was a set of interconnects...rolleyes.gif

C'mon that's small change compared to a multi-thousand dollar DAC. You're gonna have to set your credit card on fire with something bigger than some interconnects if you want to feel guilty. How about an SR009 and matching amp, that ought to kill your wallet, real good. Lucky for me I don't think electrostatics have the same bass zonk as Orthos, plus I'm afraid to put that much voltage around my head. :eek:


Edited by StanD - 7/11/14 at 6:31pm
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