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^ Yup - that must be what James meant.

 

Sorry, already fixed.

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For anyone curious, TexFX is Miccastore! Yeah!

post #1713 of 3263
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Dear Friends,

 

Thanks for your patience and constant attention!

Finally, E12 is ready for sale now [...]

 

Finally! It's time to spam my local dealer mailbox. biggrin.gif

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Is V1 going to be around at all?

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Is V1 going to be around at all?

 

I could be wrong, but I think that they are only manufacturing V2's now. Also, I don't think that any company have any V1's still available.


Edited by waynes world - 3/28/13 at 3:46pm
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I'm sure the revised bass boost will be fine/great/better for some, but I sure do like the version 1 bass boost with my gear. Sounds amazing with the AD900X (pngwn made me aware of that great pairing), and also works very well with the WS99 (which have a amazing bass signature to begin with).

 

Three problems for someone with somewhat wideband headphones (like my HD650): 

1. The original subtle bass enhancement is exactly what I need.  

2. The new bass feature will create bloat given the width of the boost. 

3. The bass now drops off in the low bass, which I can detect on other such devices, and disappoints.  

 

Too bad the switch can't be 3 positions.  

 

Also: I wish there were a subtle treble reduction slope down.  Many headphones are treble heavy, and on my HD650, the E7 and E17 seem hyped as well as slightly uncomfortable in the higher frequencies.  I get a tiny bit of improvement on the E17 with optical cable (removing USB charge) and with the gain set to max.

 

Question: is the E17 gain purely digital? If so, my observation would seem ungrounded, unless there is some issue with dither or truncation at different gain settings.  

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Well, I've managed to stay away from here for ages, but the 9v battery died while I was commuting with my Graham Slee Voyager earlier this week, so I decided to look into rechargeable amps and stumbled across the Fiio E12.
 
I pulled the trigger and pre-ordered one!
 
No idea how it's going to stack up next to the excellent Voyager with my HD-25-1-II and UE TripleFi 10 (and from time to time HD-650), but we'll see.
 
It looks like it should be more airport screening friendly than the 9v-battery-in-a-project-box -Voyager at least!
post #1718 of 3263
Thread Starter 
Delivery of E12 on March 29th : 
 
Australia: Noisy Motel
South Korea: Headphone World
South Korea:  TS
Philippines: XTC
Singapore: Treoo
Thailand: FiiOThai Ordianary Partnership
Belarus: Morejka
Netherlands: HDPHNS
Poland: MIP
Estonia: Mamear AS
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Three problems for someone with somewhat wideband headphones (like my HD650): 
1. The original subtle bass enhancement is exactly what I need.  
2. The new bass feature will create bloat given the width of the boost. 
3. The bass now drops off in the low bass, which I can detect on other such devices, and disappoints.  

Too bad the switch can't be 3 positions.  

Also: I wish there were a subtle treble reduction slope down.  Many headphones are treble heavy, and on my HD650, the E7 and E17 seem hyped as well as slightly uncomfortable in the higher frequencies.  I get a tiny bit of improvement on the E17 with optical cable (removing USB charge) and with the gain set to max.

Question: is the E17 gain purely digital? If so, my observation would seem ungrounded, unless there is some issue with dither or truncation at different gain settings.  

This is an Analog amplifier
Edit:
Ignore that comment, since this is the E12 thread I thought you were asking about the E12.....redface.gif
Edited by Chris J - 3/30/13 at 5:37am
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This is an Analog amplifier.

 

Understood.  Make sure to read the top paragraphs.  

I mention it because of the same maker and probably some same customers. 

post #1721 of 3263
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

 

Sorry, already fixed.

 

 

I just got E12 v1 and got a problem that if gain on while charging. You hear a lot of noise. Did this issue get fixed on E12 v2? Thanks

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hello . How u think guys about pair e12 with ie80 ? actually i'v got e11 , e12 is superior but is there more open soundstage ??

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Originally Posted by Stoney View Post

Understood.  Make sure to read the top paragraphs.  
I mention it because of the same maker and probably some same customers. 

Ignore that comment!
I thought you were talking about the E12! redface.gif

I suspect the volume control on the E17 is digital but I really don't know for sure.
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

Delivery of E12 on March 29th : 
 
Australia: Noisy Motel
South Korea: Headphone World
South Korea:  TS
Philippines: XTC
Singapore: Treoo
Thailand: FiiOThai Ordianary Partnership
Belarus: Morejka
Netherlands: HDPHNS
Poland: MIP
Estonia: Mamear AS


When is MP4Nation scheduled to receive it?

post #1725 of 3263
I am thinking about purchasing an E12... then pair it with a DAC such as the HRT Music Streamer II. Would this be suitable for my Q701s? I need more of a portable amp for use with my laptop and this setup sounds tempting. Some feedback would be highly appreciated before I jump the gun.
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