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post #2416 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

^hey if you don't enjoy the journey, you're just rushing towards death.

Aesthetic feedback is pretty standard for rock-n-roll electric guitar. Also, I have/enjoy a tube amp, I find it reveals micro details very well while also being less fatiguing to listen to for long periods of time. Of course, I have my E12 too, which cost almost half as much yet has it's own strengths, and I haven't gotten rid of it yet because it compliments my tube amp pretty well.

When I die, I'm taking along an HD80000 and a MegaWatt Class AB Open Loop Tube Amp and an E12000 to compliment it. And I'll have enough time to listen to all the music I want.

post #2417 of 3695
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In other words, i don't think E12 can drive those legendary headphone like the HD600/650 and as such. They deserve more dedicated amplification to justify their worthiness.

I don't see why not. HD600 is easy to drive. High impedance but pretty sensitive. 

 

E12 has enough power too.

post #2418 of 3695
Yeah, if anything, the 300ohm Senns are prime candidates for the E12, IMHO.
post #2419 of 3695
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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post

I tested them today, yes E12 can drive HD600's and 700 but it doesnt give enough juice like schitt valhalla or Gvibe

I find it comparable to my Schiit Asgard in ability to drive my Thunderpants.

 

Does anyone make a case for the E12?

I would like to be able to charge it without taking apart my stack and also without cutting up the supplied case.


Edited by sbradley02 - 10/20/13 at 2:34pm
post #2420 of 3695
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post
 

I find it comparable to my Schiit Asgard in ability to drive my Thunderpants.

 

Does anyone make a case for the E12?

I would like to be able to charge it without taking apart my stack and also without cutting up the supplied case.

The E12, which I own, can drive my HD600's to ear splitting levels. I'm sure that you can find something that'll drive them to 120 dB SPL, but that might be the last thing you'll ever hear - lol. I tried it with an HD650 and it had no problems with that either. I like the bass boost switch on the E12 as it doesn't affect the upper regions of bass or mids in a negative manner yet brings up the extended sub bass in a pleasing manner.

The HD600 is pretty friendly, a FiiO E11 can drive them, though not as loudly as the E12. The E11 has a high gain switch and I believe an internal switch (somewhere around the battery) for higher voltage, great for 300 Ohms.

I just dug up and tried an E11 and if you have one you can use it while looking for another amp. IMO the sound will be pleasing while you look, or you might be happy enough as is.

Edit: The E11 cannot be used while charging, the E12 can be used.

post #2421 of 3695
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

The E12, which I own, can drive my HD600's to ear splitting levels. I'm sure that you can find something that'll drive them to 120 dB SPL, but that might be the last thing you'll ever hear - lol. I tried it with an HD650 and it had no problems with that either. I like the bass boost switch on the E12 as it doesn't affect the upper regions of bass or mids in a negative manner yet brings up the extended sub bass in a pleasing manner.
The HD600 is pretty friendly, a FiiO E11 can drive them, though not as loudly as the E12. The E11 has a high gain switch and I believe an internal switch (somewhere around the battery) for higher voltage, great for 300 Ohms.
I just dug up and tried an E11 and if you have one you can use it while looking for another amp. IMO the sound will be pleasing while you look, or you might be happy enough as is.
Edit: The E11 cannot be used while charging, the E12 can be used.

No, you can't use the E12 while charging, thats what I did to my E12 and i have to replace them due to battery issue(it couldnt charge anymore after awhile).
post #2422 of 3695
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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post


No, you can't use the E12 while charging, thats what I did to my E12 and i have to replace them due to battery issue(it couldnt charge anymore after awhile).


One of the reasons I continue to use my Asgard for desktop use and save the E12 for the plane.

post #2423 of 3695
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No, you can't use the E12 while charging, thats what I did to my E12 and i have to replace them due to battery issue(it couldnt charge anymore after awhile).

Maybe you got stuck with a lemon, but I've been charging mine while listening and have had no issues whatsoever. The E11 can't be used while charging and that's normal for that model, although undesirable.

post #2424 of 3695
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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post

No, you can't use the E12 while charging, thats what I did to my E12 and i have to replace them due to battery issue(it couldnt charge anymore after awhile).

 

How many times did you use while charging before the battery died on you?

post #2425 of 3695
I can't stand listening to the E12 while it's charging, rather listen plugged straight into my iPod! I hear a little but irritating noise when I plug it into my Apple iPad wall charging adapter.
Edited by Evshrug - 10/22/13 at 12:23pm
post #2426 of 3695
Yeah, I hear you. It's a last resort deal for me. But the noise is reduced quite a bit when I use the Samsung tablet usb charger.
post #2427 of 3695
I use my Dell laptop dock USB for charging the E12 while listening and have no charging noise at all.
post #2428 of 3695
I used mine while it was charging, but it does put off a little bit of noise.
post #2429 of 3695
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

How many times did you use while charging before the battery died on you?

Just 8hours straight listening, serious...
post #2430 of 3695
Good news, the FiiO E12 reAlly drives my HD600 pretty well and I am happy now.
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