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anyone got the new bass version already? waiting for comparison between the new and old bass boost version

 

I have a production version, but sadly no pre-production version to compare the bass boost to.

 

I find I selectively use the bass boost function depending on which cans and music I'm listening to.  Sometimes it sounds great, other times it's really not required.

 

It definitely boosts more than just the sub-bass frequencies though!

post #1817 of 3708
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

I'm expecting my E12 to be delivered tomorrow along with an HRT MSII DAC for my laptop. I can't wait to see how this setup pairs with my Q701! biggrin.gif

 

Nice!

 

I'm very pleased with how the E12 works with my Q701s, great sound, more than enough power!

 

The E12 also has no problems driving my 600 Ohm DT880s!

 

BTW, I very rarely use the bass boost, I find it TOO MUCH for most recordings.


Edited by Chris J - 4/12/13 at 9:41am
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

I'm expecting my E12 to be delivered tomorrow along with an HRT MSII DAC for my laptop. I can't wait to see how this setup pairs with my Q701! biggrin.gif

 

Nice!

 

I'm very pleased with how the E12 works with my Q701s, great sound, more than enough power!

 

The E12 also has no problems driving my 600 Ohm DT880s!

 

BTW, I very rarely use the bass boost, I find it TOO MUCH for most recordings.

Is your E12 the pre-release version, or the mass-release one?

 

I don't know how it sounds with the E12, but the bass boost of the JDS Labs C5 does wonders for the new K 701 for gaming in my experience. Crysis Warhead, yay. XD

post #1819 of 3708
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Originally Posted by jacknight View Post

anyone got the new bass version already? waiting for comparison between the new and old bass boost version
I ordered mine yesterday from SIMCorp through Amazon and for some reason they overnighted it. It's charging now. It has a 16db boost switch so I think it's the V2. I only have the E17 and the EO9k to compare it to.
post #1820 of 3708
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Is your E12 the pre-release version, or the mass-release one?

 

I don't know how it sounds with the E12, but the bass boost of the JDS Labs C5 does wonders for the new K 701 for gaming in my experience. Crysis Warhead, yay. XD

 

The mass release version, I just bought it last weekend.

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I wanted to share what my first day impressions are... as I wrote this to someone in a PM.

 

"This thing is AMAZING for it's size! It is exactly what I was looking for, portable wise. And it pairs up very well using the HRT MSII as it's DAC.

 

I kind of got carried away with the bass boost at first. It is definitely a plus, but I think I prefer it off on most tracks. I'm not a basshead like I used to be, and I listen to Hip-Hop (go figure). But then again, the MSII gives the bass an extra kick so that may be why I prefer the boost off on the E12. Either way, I love it."

 

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The bass boost is fairly strong and I imagine it won't be so good for bass-centric headphones. Since I use them with the FA-003's which are fairly neutral, it works pretty well!

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Posting pictures because I am in love with this L3000.gif

 

 

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Edited by Change is Good - 4/13/13 at 3:39pm
post #1824 of 3708
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Originally Posted by walkmanrocks13 View Post

USPS mixup and mine arrived today (long story). Will need to send back the second one Amazon is sending on Tuesday. So far, a bit dark. Could be my phones/gear, not sure. Not using bass boost at all. But need to do more listening with my stuff. Also have the C&C BH and right now, I prefer it for a few reasons. But again, need to do more listening, burning, etc.

 

This is of great interest to me. Please feed us a review of the C&C vs E12 when you can.

post #1825 of 3708
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

 

The mass release version, I just bought it last weekend.

 

I get the feeling the new bass boost won't do Fiio any favor. Sounds to me like it's just too much. Did you ever have a v1, by the way?

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The mass release version, I just bought it last weekend.

 

I get the feeling the new bass boost won't do Fiio any favor. Sounds to me like it's just too much. Did you ever have a v1, by the way?

 

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Is your E12 the pre-release version, or the mass-release one?

 

I don't know how it sounds with the E12, but the bass boost of the JDS Labs C5 does wonders for the new K 701 for gaming in my experience. Crysis Warhead, yay. XD

 

The mass release version, I just bought it last weekend.

post #1827 of 3708
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

I get the feeling the new bass boost won't do Fiio any favor. Sounds to me like it's just too much. Did you ever have a v1, by the way?

No, I've never heard "The Classic V1".
A shame, I would probably use a subtle boost like V1 quite a bit.
post #1828 of 3708
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No, I've never heard "The Classic V1".
A shame, I would probably use a subtle boost like V1 quite a bit.

 

Aww... and here I was thinking you've had one for a while.

 

Yeah, the v1's bass boost is subtle, but with great control and authority. I'm not sure how the new one sounds like, but I know for a fact that I don't like any other amp that overdoes it compared to v1.

post #1829 of 3708
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Aww... and here I was thinking you've had one for a while.

 

Yeah, the v1's bass boost is subtle, but with great control and authority. I'm not sure how the new one sounds like, but I know for a fact that I don't like any other amp that overdoes it compared to v1.


Here's a question for you. How does the V1 bass boost compare to the E11's?

post #1830 of 3708
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Originally Posted by walkmanrocks13 View Post

Ok, will give it my best. Right now, with the Sony MDR-7550s and Comply Ts200 tips, the E12 is sounding better. I felt it dark, but so much depends on the genres, etc. I am using it with an iPod Classic 160GB, decent MP3 rips, 192-320. Springsteen's Thunder Road from Live 1975-85 sounds fine with the bass boost on, but the song has no bass to speak of. The body of the sound is increased with the BB. On other tracks, such as anything with real bass, BB off is preferred. But I may have been harsh on the E12 out of the box, it's sounding good. It also meshes well with my customs, dual BA drivers.

 

I may end up keeping both amps at this rate.

 

That's how it startsL3000.gif

 

You cannot do flac's on the ipod, can you?  You really need lossless files for amp comparisons else it tends to favour the loudest (highest current amp) in this case I believe that would be the C&C

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