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post #331 of 3246
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


My understanding is that the amp in the E17 is comparable to the E11. Since the E12 is a step up from the E11, I would expect the E12 amp to be superior to the E17 amp.

The amp. on the E11 is slightly more powerful then the E17's amp. (but no big deal).

post #332 of 3246
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Fiio, perhaps add the option to pay $10 extra for LME49600 + LME49990?

 

Maybe in the special edition?  I think they're still working out details of what that entails.

 

That said, LME49710 should hardly be a limiting factor in a design like that.  And note that LME49710 quiescent current on +/- 15V (at +/- 11V, would be slightly less) is given as 4.8mA while LME49990 quiescent current is listed at 9mA.  For reference, LME49600 is at 7.3mA in low-bandwidth mode.  Battery life would be shorter with LME49990 for dubious benefits.

post #333 of 3246
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

Fiio, perhaps add the option to pay $10 extra for LME49600 + LME49990?

 

There will have a DIY version, but the LME49600 and LME49990 is very different with normal package, and it is a little difficult to us to make custom model. that will be very expensive as you can understand.

post #334 of 3246
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Originally Posted by feiao View Post

There will have a DIY version, but the LME49600 and LME49990 is very different with normal package, and it is a little difficult to us to make custom model. that will be very expensive as you can understand.

Thanks for reply.

Any update on availability ? I have my credit card or PayPal ready smily_headphones1.gif
post #335 of 3246

Newbie question, would getting a better amp (such as the e12) be better than getting a dac/amp combo such as the e7? I'd be using it with my iphone and possibly some heir audio 3.ai's.

post #336 of 3246
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Originally Posted by Gazoozles View Post

Newbie question, would getting a better amp (such as the e12) be better than getting a dac/amp combo such as the e7? I'd be using it with my iphone and possibly some heir audio 3.ai's.

Your quality will be limited by the weakest component in the chain. You're talking about $450 IEMs and a $60 amp.

 

Assuming your source material is good, either lossless or some believe 320 kbps sufficient, then, in my opinion, the e7 will be the weak link. It's a great little piece for its price. The e17 is, to my ears, even better for not much more right now ($110 on Amazon this week). If Fiio keeps on the path they have been on the new amp will outshine either of them at a higher, yet still very modest price.

 

I have a feeling you'd be well served by a better amp and possibly "hacking" digital audio out from your iPhone and into an outboard DAC. That said, if the Heir 3.A can be driven off the iPhone, you're already far ahead of most. It all depends on how deep your pockets are and how much you believe you can hear a difference that makes your music sound better to you.


Edited by jeffsf - 11/28/12 at 10:06pm
post #337 of 3246

Hello guys, so I had few question as I am new to amplifier and headphones

I just bought Hifiman RE 262; so, will E12 be good to bring out best performance from this ear phone?

 

What is the final estimated price to be? and is FIIO planning to introduce anything new around $100 product line with inline microphone, as I do not wish to buy the same product if only one particular feature is missing? Is there anything other then E12 being introduced real soon to cater to smartphone users?

 

Is there a alternative?

post #338 of 3246

subscribed. go fiio 

post #339 of 3246

Is it still on schedule for December delivery? I've decided to wait until this released to get an amp for my new HP's, sounds like it will be quite epic if it has the same Fiio performance for the price, but at a higher price.
 

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Originally Posted by canadien View Post

Hello guys, so I had few question as I am new to amplifier and headphones

I just bought Hifiman RE 262; so, will E12 be good to bring out best performance from this ear phone?

 

No one has the E12 yet so no one can comment on synergy or sound, but it should be fine with the RE262.

 

 

Originally Posted by canadien View Post

/ and is FIIO planning to introduce anything new around $100 product line with inline microphone, as I do not wish to buy the same product if only one particular feature is missing? Is there anything other then E12 being introduced real soon to cater to smartphone users?

 

Is there a alternative?

 

You can find IEM's with an in-line microphone in the cable, like the JVC FRD-60, or you can keep the IEM's in your ears (or one ear) and talk into the microphone in your phone, like usual.

 

Yes there are alternatives, smartphone sound quality is usually not so good... so you can buy a different player, like the Colorfly CK4 or Sony Z1060.

post #341 of 3246
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

Is it still on schedule for December delivery? I've decided to wait until this released to get an amp for my new HP's, sounds like it will be quite epic if it has the same Fiio performance for the price, but at a higher price.
 

 

Yes, there will have very few for the market, but I think it is hard for you to buy one.

post #342 of 3246
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Originally Posted by feiao View Post

 

Yes, there will have very few for the market, but I think it is hard for you to buy one.


Somehow I suspected that it would be delayed.... I'm glad that you guys are taking the time to get all the details right rather than rush out a substandard product. Do you happen to know about when they should be widely available?

 

Also, would you know how well this amp goes with the Sennheiser HD650? I know it's a pretty specific question, but I know some manufacturers do use this headphone to test their amps, so just wondering.

post #343 of 3246
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Originally Posted by feiao View Post

 

Yes, there will have very few for the market, but I think it is hard for you to buy one.


Please can you let us know when we are able to pre-order?

post #344 of 3246
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Originally Posted by feiao View Post

 

Yes, there will have very few for the market, but I think it is hard for you to buy one.

 

Where will they be for sale? Can we place an order with Fiio directly?

post #345 of 3246

i hope fiio also comes up with a better desktop amp... they have very cheap affordable products but i am sure most people also look for quality and that is why schiit products are getting so famous now... quality with cheaper prices... they need not be dirt cheap if there is enough quality and power....

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