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post #2221 of 3708
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I have the latest batch 4. It definitely sounds better than the batch 2. /s
Care to qualify or quantify how so?
post #2222 of 3708
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I have the latest batch 4. It definitely sounds better than the batch 2. /s

^ I would not take the above comment seriously, unless I hear it from James Fiio or see measurements. What do you mean by "sounds better"? That is a rather vague term.
post #2223 of 3708
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Care to qualify or quantify how so?


He's joking, mate!

/s
post #2224 of 3708
Yeah, the ridiculousness of the different versions is incredible.
post #2225 of 3708
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Yeah, the ridiculousness of the different versions is incredible.

You should read what James Fiio said re batch 1 vs batch 2 -- they are quite different in terms of bass boost spec. ClieOS measured a batch 1 E12 and confirmed Fiio's spec. Search within this thread using key word "batch" and read James' post.

I am not sure there was batch 3 or 4, but batch 1 and 2 have different bass boost for sure. I personally don't find anything ridiculous there. Batch 2 bass boost was implemented differently to please bassheads or mass market.
Edited by zzffnn - 9/13/13 at 8:27pm
post #2226 of 3708

Yeah I am well aware of the v1 vs v2 differences. I own a v2 myself.

 

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

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.

 

Soon we'll be seeing v5s with a +50 dB bass boost centered at around 0.5 Hz

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Edited by waynes world - 9/13/13 at 8:32pm
post #2228 of 3708
@ miceblue,

There were >= 200 pices of V1 per James. I won't call 200 "a few". It applies to a buyer, if he knows the difference, prefers v1 and finds one. No confusion to speak of if a reader does his/her research homework.

No I won't buy your v5, I just want a v1 :-p
Edited by zzffnn - 9/13/13 at 8:38pm
post #2229 of 3708

If fiio is listening, I will commit right now to buy another e12 if I can get the v1 bass boost. For some reason the boost on the e11 I replaced was much more useful. I am intrigued that your batch 4 sounds better. What improvements do you hear?

post #2230 of 3708
Miceblue,
Oh. Wasn't that clear you were kidding, I don't read the thread as often, but it did seem odd coming from you.

Ducati,
I think the "batch 4" was a joke, I mean I'm sure FiiO has continued manufacturing the amps, but they haven't made/announced significant tweaks since the beginning. I understand what you mean about your interest, but though the boost is a little different between first models and subsequent mass market, the amp as a whole ought to sound the same.
post #2231 of 3708
AFAIK, only 2 batches of production exist: pre-order v1 with lower freq bass boost and mass production v2 with "standard" bass boost. There is also the DIY version, but idk if Id count that as a entire batch or if it's even out yet.
post #2232 of 3708

I'm  a little gullible sometimes. Thanks for setting me straight.

post #2233 of 3708
It got me off guard too, no biggie.
post #2234 of 3708
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Originally Posted by ducatirob View Post

If fiio is listening, I will commit right now to buy another e12 if I can get the v1 bass boost. For some reason the boost on the e11 I replaced was much more useful. I am intrigued that your batch 4 sounds better. What improvements do you hear?
There seems to be a V1 for sale here on headfi about once a month.
post #2235 of 3708
If it's any consolation, I really like the bass boost on the newer E12. Isn't it aimed at 50hz? That's not too high up.
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