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post #2191 of 3708
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The E12 has 8 dB more gain.
This is voltage gain, not power gain.
Because it has more gain, it does not necessarily follow that it has more power.

True, but it happens in actuality to come out pretty close to the same as the previous poster assumed.

At 32 ohms the E12 has around 7dB more power than the E11.

post #2192 of 3708
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True, but it happens in actuality to come out pretty close to the same as the previous poster assumed.

At 32 ohms the E12 has around 7dB more power than the E11.

I am considering getting the Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm, primarily for desktop use, but I may want to lounge at home with it. I noticed Fiio reccomends a maximum of 300ohm for the E12. But seeing as I find the E11 suitable enough for my 300ohm, despite the reccomended 150ohm max, I figure the E12 should do just fine with 600ohm. What do you think?

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I am considering getting the Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm, primarily for desktop use, but I may want to lounge at home with it. I noticed Fiio reccomends a maximum of 300ohm for the E12. But seeing as I find the E11 suitable enough for my 300ohm, despite the reccomended 150ohm max, I figure the E12 should do just fine with 600ohm. What do you think?

 

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E12 should has enough power to drive DT880 600Ohms, but it also depened on your feeling too. 

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The 600 ohm version does not seem to be on that list, but I think I will just give them a try with my E11 first. That will give me an idea of how much they really need.

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Originally Posted by rigodeni View Post

I am considering getting the Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm, primarily for desktop use, but I may want to lounge at home with it. I noticed Fiio reccomends a maximum of 300ohm for the E12. But seeing as I find the E11 suitable enough for my 300ohm, despite the reccomended 150ohm max, I figure the E12 should do just fine with 600ohm. What do you think?

 

Deleted: Never mind. Getting my threads mixed up!
Edited by Chris J - 8/27/13 at 9:10am
post #2196 of 3708
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True, but it happens in actuality to come out pretty close to the same as the previous poster assumed.

At 32 ohms the E12 has around 7dB more power than the E11.

 

But this isn't because the E12 has more gain. It's because the E12 can output more voltage than the E11.
post #2197 of 3708
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I am considering getting the Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm, primarily for desktop use, but I may want to lounge at home with it. I noticed Fiio reccomends a maximum of 300ohm for the E12. But seeing as I find the E11 suitable enough for my 300ohm, despite the reccomended 150ohm max, I figure the E12 should do just fine with 600ohm. What do you think?

The E12 has enough to push my Mad Dogs (a modified version of the Fostex T50RP) which typically take a lot of power to sound really good. I'm sure it would be more than enough for your 600ohm DT880

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The E12 has enough to push my Mad Dogs (a modified version of the Fostex T50RP) which typically take a lot of power to sound really good. I'm sure it would be more than enough for your 600ohm DT880

Good to know, thanks.

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James,
How can I tell if an E12 is the first batch? Does E12's first batch end at a certain serial number? I am looking for a first batch E12 as I like its bass boost frequency better. Thank you!

Edit: Thanks James for your reply in PM.
Edited by zzffnn - 8/28/13 at 9:57am
post #2200 of 3708
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But this isn't because the E12 has more gain.It's because the E12 can output more voltage than the E11.

Yep. Just thought it was interesting that the additional power headroom was about equal to the difference in gain. BTW I need the +16dB setting to drive my orthos loud enough for my tastes.
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Yep. Just thought it was interesting that the additional power headroom was about equal to the difference in gain. BTW I need the +16dB setting to drive my orthos loud enough for my tastes.

Ahhhhhh..........OK. I see.

I set gain to 16 dB for my 600 Ohm DT880.
I think I've posted this before, but after 3,500 posts I can't remember!
post #2202 of 3708
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The official introduction of Mont Blanc
Hi James. I was wondering if there was anywhere I could buy the Mont Blanc that would ship to Australia.
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Hi James. I was wondering if there was anywhere I could buy the Mont Blanc that would ship to Australia.


The guys at A2A will set you up for $129 AUD and free express shipping via Aus Post. 

http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/FiiO-E12-Mont-Blanc-Portable-Headphone-Amplifier

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I picked up the Fiio e12 recently to mainly go with my ipod classic as I prefer the sound LOD,  at first I tried it with my GR07s and I was not very happy, I than tried it with my Shure se 215s and holy moly they sound better than ever. Another reason was to try it with my X3 as James says a lot of people in China swear by the combo.

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I still want a version 1 E12 with the different bass boost frequency !!  Yes, I can eq the bass in other ways but I have heard the v1 boost is sublime. Are there any available? Can I modify my v2? Should I go on a hunger strike until FiiO makes this available again?

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