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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post

Good news, the FiiO E12 reAlly drives my HD600 pretty well and I am happy now.

I told you so, or somewhere in this thread. :happy_face1:  How do you like the sound of the bass boost switch and the HD600?

post #2432 of 3695
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I told you so, or somewhere in this thread. happy_face1.gif   How do you like the sound of the bass boost switch and the HD600?

HD600 has sufficient bass , i only switch on the bass when listening to Hip Hop music. Simply stunning, I think the timbre and resonance is what I i get to listen almost weekly in the Esplanade Concert Hall, simply sound so real, maybe due to my age that I do not really like the hd800(way too bright). This will be my lifetime set
post #2433 of 3695
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HD600 has sufficient bass , i only switch on the bass when listening to Hip Hop music. Simply stunning, I think the timbre and resonance is what I i get to listen almost weekly in the Esplanade Concert Hall, simply sound so real, maybe due to my age that I do not really like the hd800(way too bright). This will be my lifetime set

Your observation about the SQ of the HD800 is why I picked them over the HD650 when comparing the two for about 45 minutes. I was expecting to get the HD650's and was blown away by the realistic sound of the HD600, so they came home. The metallic clink of cymbals is so very real, everything sounded so good. As you were thinking, so did I, about them being a lifetime set. I could get buried with them :happy_face1: 

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Your observation about the SQ of the HD800 is why I picked them over the HD650 when comparing the two for about 45 minutes. I was expecting to get the HD650's and was blown away by the realistic sound of the HD600, so they came home. The metallic clink of cymbals is so very real, everything sounded so good. As you were thinking, so did I, about them being a lifetime set. I could get buried with them happy_face1.gif  

Agree with that but I think HD600 sounds more natural and real compared to Hd650 which has colored sound that suitable for electronic music. To me the highs is very important and HD600 address it like non other. But i love the airy sub bass of HD650. Different taste smily_headphones1.gif
post #2435 of 3695
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Agree with that but I think HD600 sounds more natural and real compared to Hd650 which has colored sound that suitable for electronic music. To me the highs is very important and HD600 address it like non other. But i love the airy sub bass of HD650. Different taste smily_headphones1.gif

You really can't lose with either. I happen like the way the HD600 delivers highs for EM. Flip the bass switch on the E12 when you want it and wow. I have too many cans and IEMs in a dead box, or have simply given them away. These are here to stay.

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You really can't lose with either. I happen like the way the HD600 delivers highs for EM. Flip the bass switch on the E12 when you want it and wow. I have too many cans and IEMs in a dead box, or have simply given them away. These are here to stay.

The reason I use E12 is that the bass boost is suitable and properly done for my HD600, both paired up together, magic.
post #2437 of 3695
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The reason I use E12 is that the bass boost is suitable and properly done for my HD600, both paired up together, magic.

Exactly, it doesn't get any better.

post #2438 of 3695
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Exactly, it doesn't get any better.

 

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Originally Posted by iSennheiser View Post


The reason I use E12 is that the bass boost is suitable and properly done for my HD600, both paired up together, magic.


Yes, smooth transition on Bass extension. seems like FiiO team specially focused, researched, matched the components to suit the ~ / > 300 ohm cans.....FiiO's effort on this is worth mentioning here and revealing. eager to see posts on Beyer's >300 <600 DT series phones how they sounds with E12.

post #2439 of 3695
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Yes, smooth transition on Bass extension. seems like FiiO team specially focused, researched, matched the components to suit the ~ / > 300 ohm cans.....FiiO's effort on this is worth mentioning here and revealing. eager to see posts on Beyer's >300 <600 DT series phones how they sounds with E12.

I have tested all beyerdynamic headphones from 32ohms to 250/300ohms and this e12 has plenty of succulent juice to run them effortlessly, yea i wanted to try dt880 600ohms and see how it goes.
post #2440 of 3695
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Yes, smooth transition on Bass extension. seems like FiiO team specially focused, researched, matched the components to suit the ~ / > 300 ohm cans.....FiiO's effort on this is worth mentioning here and revealing. eager to see posts on Beyer's >300 <600 DT series phones how they sounds with E12.

The Beyer T1's may be 600 Ohms but I think they are pretty sensitive so the E12 might be able to do a good job of it. Yes, it would be interesting to hear about from Beyer owners.

post #2441 of 3695
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I have tested all beyerdynamic headphones from 32ohms to 250/300ohms and this e12 has plenty of succulent juice to run them effortlessly, yea i wanted to try dt880 600ohms and see how it goes.

 

The E12 doesn't have any problems driving my 600 Ohm DT880s.

I set the gain to 16 dB with the DT880/600.

Nice.

Very nice for $125.

post #2442 of 3695
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The E12 doesn't have any problems driving my 600 Ohm DT880s.

I set the gain to 16 dB with the DT880/600.

Nice.

Very nice for $125.


True.even some of my IEMs sounds dull w/o 16db ticked and vol knob turned above 2-3pm to hear it right. one con though imho, woud've been a 3 step boost than 2.....like 0-8-16db. if this is addressed on the E12DIY silver it's a mass welcome! not sure JamesFiiO and his team thought of this. technically feasible but maybe cost cutting involved as they need 3 way sw, enclosure's extra cut and some additional components to add that feature!!! (maybe $5-10 a piece?) kinda bitter question to match at this price tag. :D

post #2443 of 3695
My headphones only have needed low gain so far, but even in that regard the E12 has a lot to offer with it's friendly low output-impedance and low distortion, you may not be able to stand turning the volume knob very high BUT it provides very clean regulated power. On one hand, yes it does make certain compromises in size and battery life in order to get one long day of gobs of power on tap, BUT it is versatile and does a great job with almost any headphone you throw at it smily_headphones1.gif
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I’ve came to the realization that this is just too powerful for my needs and will be posting it for sale for something more suitable for my setups.

post #2445 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

My headphones only have needed low gain so far, but even in that regard the E12 has a lot to offer with it's friendly low output-impedance and low distortion, you may not be able to stand turning the volume knob very high BUT it provides very clean regulated power. On one hand, yes it does make certain compromises in size and battery life in order to get one long day of gobs of power on tap, BUT it is versatile and does a great job with almost any headphone you throw at it smily_headphones1.gif

 

Yup. When I first got the E12, I didn't really get it for the power it could provide. But it has allowed me to get and use phones like the 600ohm K240's, so that power capability is now paying off. So yeah, very versatile.

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