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post #2041 of 3695
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Originally Posted by amature101 View Post

Hi, i have a few question
Does the E12 plays while it is charging? I wish to use it as desktop amp. Secondly can i change the oamp?

Yes you can use it while charging, but there seems to be a changed sound when you do that, as if distortion is added to it or something. I'm not sure about the op-amp but I'm guessing no since most manufacturers use surface mount parts which are not easy to swap out.
post #2042 of 3695
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Originally Posted by amature101 View Post

Hi, i have a few question
Does the E12 plays while it is charging? I wish to use it as desktop amp. Secondly can i change the oamp?
Yes, not recommended though as noise from charging is introduced. It's a squeeeeeeek noise like the whistling of a hot water boiler(if you know what that sounds like)

There should have been a DIY version sold that enabled you to swap op amps(no warranty) but so far, with the retail one, I do not think so(unless you are really really good at SMD soldering)
post #2043 of 3695

I do have to admit that I slid by with the E12 as my desktop amp for a few months until I purchased the iCAN. It's decent, just make sure to keep it charged...

post #2044 of 3695
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Yes, not recommended though as noise from charging is introduced. It's a squeeeeeeek noise like the whistling of a hot water boiler(if you know what that sounds like)

 

Fwiw, when I use my smaller charger (samsung phone 5V/1.0A), I hear a pulsing noise. But when I use my samsung tablet 5V/2.0A charger, I don't hear that pulsing noise (and if there is other noise, I'm not hearing it).

 

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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

I do have to admit that I slid by with the E12 as my desktop amp for a few months until I purchased the iCAN. It's decent, just make sure to keep it charged...

 

You make it sound like you were embarrassed lol! I proudly proclaim that I use the E12 as my desktop amp :)  And now off I go, googling about the iCAN lol!

post #2045 of 3695
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

 

You make it sound like you were embarrassed lol! I proudly proclaim that I use the E12 as my desktop amp :)  And now off I go, googling about the iCAN lol!

 

No, I wasn't embarrassed... ph34r.gif... ok, maybe just a little, when compared to others and their desktop amps lol! It was a temporary setup from the get go... but I was very pleased with it. Plus, I knew I was going to need the E12 in the future for whenever I got my portable setup together which I finally accomplished (biggrin.gif)

 

The iCAN was on my radar ever since they posted impressions about it in these forums. I am happy to say that all three of my rigs are now complete, for now lol.

 

Google on, my friend! popcorn.gif


Edited by Change is Good - 7/19/13 at 10:15pm
post #2046 of 3695
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No, I wasn't embarrassed... ph34r.gif
... ok, maybe just a little, when compared to others and their desktop amps lol! It was a temporary setup from the get go... but I was very pleased with it. Plus, I knew I was going to need the E12 in the future for whenever I got my portable setup together (which I finally accomplished biggrin.gif
).

The iCAN was on my radar ever since they posted impressions about it in these forums. I am happy to say that all three of my rigs are now complete, for now lol.

Google on, my friend! popcorn.gif
I would thus be even more embarassed then smily_headphones1.gif back when I started, it was just a little small E5 with duck tape, strapped to an iPod with LOD. Oh gosh.
post #2047 of 3695
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I would thus be even more embarassed then smily_headphones1.gif back when I started, it was just a little small E5 with duck tape, strapped to an iPod with LOD. Oh gosh.

 

My first amp ever was the E6 with my crappy droid phone and no LOD. So you were better than me, my friend lol etysmile.gif


Edited by Change is Good - 7/19/13 at 10:19pm
post #2048 of 3695
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
I would thus be even more embarassed then smily_headphones1.gif back when I started, it was just a little small E5 with duck tape, strapped to an iPod with LOD. Oh gosh.

 

Hey! I love that E5/ducktape/iPod/LOD rig that I bought from you for $500!!! biggrin.gif

post #2049 of 3695
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

 

Hey! I love that E5/ducktape/iPod/LOD rig that I bought from you for $500!!! biggrin.gif

 

Hey wayne, how does the E12 compare to the C&C BH you have? Is it powerful enough to drive my hungry Annies and Mad Dogs?

post #2050 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

 

Hey wayne, how does the E12 compare to the C&C BH you have? Is it powerful enough to drive my hungry Annies and Mad Dogs?

 

I really like the synergy of the BH off of the C3 (and clip zip) for all of my iems. The BH adds a touch of brightness, and with the SF switch on, opens up the soundstage. I love my warmer WS99's off of it. 

 

I typically use the E12 off of my laptop + hifimediy sabre dac. I really love how the E12's bass boost works (I have the version 1), and it leans a bit on the warmer side, and narrows the soundstage slightly. This works incredibly well with my ath ad900x's, but everything else I have sounds rather great off of that combo as well.

 

As to whether or not the BH could drive your big boys, I do not know! I do know that the BH doesn't have nearly the power of the E12.

post #2051 of 3695
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

 

I really like the synergy of the BH off of the C3 (and clip zip) for all of my iems. The BH adds a touch of brightness, and with the SF switch on, opens up the soundstage. I love my warmer WS99's off of it. 

 

I typically use the E12 off of my laptop + hifimediy sabre dac. I really love how the E12's bass boost works (I have the version 1), and it leans a bit on the warmer side, and narrows the soundstage slightly. This works incredibly well with my ath ad900x's, but everything else I have sounds rather great off of that combo as well.

 

As to whether or not the BH could drive your big boys, I do not know! I do know that the BH doesn't have nearly the power of the E12.

 

Yeah, I used the E12 off my laptop with my Music Streamer II as my DAC and got wonderful results. It really does have a great and well behaved bass boost (though I have v2), but it does not compare to the bass and 3D boosts of the iCAN. The iCAN really was a perfect fit for my desk because I needed an amp that was more desktop suited with ample power along with well mannered EQ boosts. I already had the M-Stage as an option... but it was being used for my gaming rig (plus it doesn't have any EQ boosts).

 

After purchasing the iCAN, I was then able to use my E12 for on the go with my Sony F series Walkman and matches extremely well with it via LOD. I'm currently using the Westone 4, now, because I sold those Gr07 BEs I got from you. All I have to say about this combo is... well... WOW!!! lol

 

I only asked about the BH because it was once on my radar before I purchased the E12, and was curious about the effects of its EQ boosts. But since it probably won't suit my big boys for when I'm walking around the apartment I'll have to pass (which is why I think I passed the first time because I had the Q701 when I purchased the E12).


Edited by Change is Good - 7/19/13 at 10:49pm
post #2052 of 3695

Sounds like you got a good setup going Change!

beerchug.gif

post #2053 of 3695

I can say I am done, for now... redface.gif


Edited by Change is Good - 7/19/13 at 10:55pm
post #2054 of 3695

I just have to keep telling myself I am happy with what I have and not log on to head-fi as much as I used to lol.

post #2055 of 3695
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I just have to keep telling myself I am happy with what I have and not log on to head-fi as much as I used to lol.
I'm quite happy, have pretty much lost the entire audio bug thanks to reviewing the stuff(as in developing a formal opinion on cost and price and seeing what is worth it), and still log on every day biggrin.gif
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