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How JDS O2  and C421 compares with FiiO E12?


Edited by Analoog - 2/17/13 at 2:28pm
post #1277 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Analoog View Post

How JDS O2 compares with FiiO E12?

The O2 is seen as a transparent neutral amp mainly made for desktop while the E12 is a pocket amp.

 

I've had the O2 beofre. I will be getting a custom O2 later this week and I will update my E12 review with impressions between my O2 and itself

 

 

Only problem is that my unit is a bit...special.

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

The O2 is seen as a transparent neutral amp mainly made for desktop while the E12 is a pocket amp.

 

I've had the O2 beofre. I will be getting a custom O2 later this week and I will update my E12 review with impressions between my O2 and itself

 

 

Only problem is that my unit is a bit...special.

Could you elaborate on what makes it special?  Curious to see if it lines up with what I want done to it.

post #1279 of 3695

Anyone with an E12 want to trade for a JDSLabs C421 with 8620 chip?  I'm going to get it up in the for sale section so I can buy an E12.  A trade would be even easier.

post #1280 of 3695

i think everyone is happy with their E12 at the moment, you should sell the C421 and buy an E12 instead!

post #1281 of 3695

Where is the E12 available for purchase? I haven't been able to find it anywhere.

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Originally Posted by SonicBoom1008 View Post

Where is the E12 available for purchase? I haven't been able to find it anywhere.

http://www.miccastore.com/fiio-e12-mont-blanc-portable-headphone-amplifier-p-101.html

post #1283 of 3695
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Micca Store is closely affiliated with many Asian sellers. Of which many have just spent CNY.

Did you call them or email them at the adresses listed?

I thought micca was an American store, in my expieriance it does not take more than a week to reply to an email. James fiio managed it a lot quicker

For the record, i have no problem with fiio, I found his communications to be punctual and very professional even over CNY when they were on holiday.
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Micca Store is closely affiliated with many Asian sellers. Of which many have just spent CNY.

Did you call them or email them at the adresses listed?

I thought micca was an American store, in my expieriance it does not take more than a week to reply to an email. James fiio managed it a lot quicker

For the record, i have no problem with fiio, I found his communications to be punctual and very professional even over CNY when they were on holiday.

 

"Micca Store is closely affiliated with many Asian sellers."

 

Micca is indeed in the US. I ordered my E12 from them and it shipped out from Virginia.

post #1285 of 3695

Anyone know how an iBasso P4 Warbler amp compares to the Fiio E12?

 

I own the P4, but also admire the reports of the fine fit and finish of the Fiio E12.

post #1286 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Analoog View Post

How JDS O2  and C421 compares with FiiO E12?

 

Perfect timing! I just had my O2 comparison added to the bottom of 1st post, please check:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/649174/review-fiio-e12-vs-c-c-bh

 

I think O2 is still overall the better amp by majority vote.

 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

The O2 is seen as a transparent neutral amp mainly made for desktop while the E12 is a pocket amp.

 

I've had the O2 beofre. I will be getting a custom O2 later this week and I will update my E12 review with impressions between my O2 and itself

 

Only problem is that my unit is a bit...special.

 

Yeah, I can't wait to read about that!

 

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Originally Posted by SteveSatch View Post

Anyone with an E12 want to trade for a JDSLabs C421 with 8620 chip?  I'm going to get it up in the for sale section so I can buy an E12.  A trade would be even easier.

 

You know, I may be interested. I'm just about done reviewing my E12, and I'd love to get the C421 again, since my G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) is acting up again after the meet.


Edited by Bill-P - 2/17/13 at 6:45pm
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

 

Perfect timing! I just had my O2 comparison added to the bottom of 1st post, please check:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/649174/review-fiio-e12-vs-c-c-bh

 

I think O2 is still overall the better amp by majority vote.

 

 

Yeah, I can't wait to read about that!

 

 

You know, I may be interested. I'm just about done reviewing my E12, and I'd love to get the C421 again, since I'm starting to miss the more compact size. Shoot me a PM?

Nice comparison :)

 

I would have used a much better DAC considering the D3 isn't really for music purposes but it's a fixed medium so that works anyway.

 

A better amp can mean anything. I have many things that are 'better' but not ones that I prefer. I would prefer to listen to a $50 set of earbuds I have as opposed to a few Heir's I am current reviewing. 

 

I'll get it soon :)

post #1288 of 3695

By the way, the comparison with O2 wasn't with the D3. It was done with a mix of ODAC, my iPhone 5, and directly from my MacBook. Let me note that in the thread, too. Thanks for catching that!

post #1289 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

By the way, the comparison with O2 wasn't with the D3. It was done with a mix of ODAC, my iPhone 5, and directly from my MacBook. Let me note that in the thread, too. Thanks for catching that!

Oh no.

 

I read and was referencing to the CC and the E12 using the D3 as the DAC medium.

 

But yeah. Noting is fine.

 

You should have posted your review thread. Or did I miss it? I'm sorry if I missed the post.

post #1290 of 3695

I think you missed it, but then people were discussing a lot of things the last few pages, so that's unavoidable.

 

And I did try the comparison between E12 and C&C BH directly out of my MacBook. The result was worse for BH because the MacBook's output has more treble than D3's, and C&C BH was just adding even more to the flares. So D3 was the handicap I would like to give to BH.

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