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post #1981 of 3708
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Originally Posted by ati832 View Post

jds labs c5, headstage arrow or fiio e12 which one of these is more suited for a basshead, I am talking about output power and bass boost which one has the most. 

I have the C5 and the E12. Sound without any modification, the E12 is warmer. Bass boost on, the C5 is deeper and cleaner, the E12 is thumpier and less clean. Output power, the E12 easily wins but power ≠ better.

post #1982 of 3708
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Edited by waynes world - 6/4/13 at 10:40pm
post #1983 of 3708
The bass boost on my e12 (version 1) is very clean, controlled, and very non-thumpy. I've never heard the c5 though.
post #1984 of 3708
Honestly I think we should stop talking about V1 and V2. Only a few limited people got the V1 so when V1 vs V2 is discussed, it'll likely confuse the readers, and most likely not even apply for a potential buyer.
post #1985 of 3708
Points taken. But do you think that could account for the difference in what we are hearing?
post #1986 of 3708
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Points taken. But do you think that could account for the difference in what we are hearing?

Mhmm that's probably the case since V1 has a deeper bass boost than the commercially available one.
post #1987 of 3708
OK, then I won't bring up V1 vs V2 again - but I'm glad I have the one I have!
post #1988 of 3708

thanks for the comparison I already own the fiio e12 and was wanting an amp I can dual amp with, right now I am dual amping with the C&C BK and  when I turn up the volume just over half way on both the e12 cuts out on me, maybe using too much power but dont know why thats happening so was wanting to get a new amp, so the fiio e12 has more power and a better bass boost than the c5, can anyone recommend another amp around 250 usd range that outperforms the fiio e12. 

post #1989 of 3708
You could be clipping an amp.

Amps can input up to a certain about of power before clipping and distorting.
post #1990 of 3708
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Originally Posted by ati832 View Post

thanks for the comparison I already own the fiio e12 and was wanting an amp I can dual amp with, right now I am dual amping with the C&C BK and  when I turn up the volume just over half way on both the e12 cuts out on me, maybe using too much power but dont know why thats happening so was wanting to get a new amp, so the fiio e12 has more power and a better bass boost than the c5, can anyone recommend another amp around 250 usd range that outperforms the fiio e12. 

I have a Matrix M Stage, selling price is approx. $250 USD.
I'm going to be posting a comparison between the M Stage and the E12 in a few days.
Soooooo.......we shall see who comes out on top!
post #1991 of 3708

really looking for something more portable that is a desktop amp. has anyone tried dual amping 2 fiio e12's

post #1992 of 3708
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Originally Posted by ati832 View Post

really looking for something more portable that is a desktop amp. has anyone tried dual amping 2 fiio e12's
why would you want to?'
post #1993 of 3708
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Originally Posted by ati832 View Post

really looking for something more portable that is a desktop amp. has anyone tried dual amping 2 fiio e12's

 

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why would you want to?'

+1. that is a silly idea.

post #1994 of 3708
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Originally Posted by ati832 View Post

really looking for something more portable that is a desktop amp. has anyone tried dual amping 2 fiio e12's


If you're going to double amp the way to go is pairing your E-12 with a Digizoid ZO.  You go Source----->LOD cable (*very important*)---->E-12---->ZO (set on high gain and just adjust the bass contour level)----->headphone.  The sound is excellent, quality is excellent, no distortion, just great depth of sound and incredible bass. 

 

Purists will say a lot of things (I've heard it all) to discourage you but after listening to double amp setups for over a year, they are the ones missing out.   If they had a listen to my setup it would stop them in their tracks.  I am not kidding. 

 

I've done it with my E-11 and now am using my C&C BK in my portable setup driving my V-Moda M-100's.  I've also done it using my Schiit Magni------>ZO----->phones and THAT sounded magnificent. 

post #1995 of 3708

thanks oregonian you helped me a lot before I have got the ZO and honestly I find the bass artificial fake bass I need raw power bass. with the ZO dual amped I feel the Bass is dull maybe some of you like this type of bass but to me it sounds fake. 

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