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post #271 of 3263

I was looking at getting an o2, but this looks like another great possibility. Gotta have something good to run these Q701s.

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I was looking at getting an o2, but this looks like another great possibility. Gotta have something good to run these Q701s.


I really enjoy my E11, so I can't wait to hear what the E12 can do.

post #273 of 3263

I liked the O2 with the Q701. The E12 to the O2 is a compltely different thing. The E12 is a portable headphone amp. The O2 is an amplfiifer that can be fitted into a slightly larger than wallet sized chasis with batteries, not something you can strap to a phone easily that the majority would want to do. 

 

Edit: Just realized I hit a magical 16k number! :) Yay! Self congrats pat on the back initiating.

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I liked the O2 with the Q701. The E12 to the O2 is a compltely different thing. The E12 is a portable headphone amp. The O2 is an amplfiifer that can be fitted into a slightly larger than wallet sized chasis with batteries, not something you can strap to a phone easily that the majority would want to do. 

 

Edit: Just realized I hit a magical 16k number! :) Yay! Self congrats pat on the back initiating.


And yet, according to the specs, the E12 might be even more powerful than the O2. I'm looking forward to some reviews and comparisons when this eventually comes out.

post #275 of 3263
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And yet, according to the specs, the E12 might be even more powerful than the O2. I'm looking forward to some reviews and comparisons when this eventually comes out.

 

Yes, it should be more powerful than O2, especially on battery.  It has an 11V battery (and generating -11V from that, most likely), as opposed to the 9V (8.4V) batteries in the O2.  And for the output stage, it seems like it will use LME49600 (or BUF634), which should have more output capability at lower impedances than two NJM4556 in parallel like the O2 has.

 

Now, whether or not anybody listens at these deafening volumes is a different matter.

 

As for any other aspects, it's still a wait-and-see thing, I agree.

post #276 of 3263

The newest E12 picture on page 1 looks fantastic.  The appearance of the E12 exudes quality that far exceeds my E11.  Great to see the low battery light!
 

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post #278 of 3263

Had actually tried both iPhone 5 & iTouch 5 > Lightning to 32 pins adapter > L3 > E11 > SE535 ... but the hissing is very pronounce  basshead.gif compared with iPhone 4 & iTouch 4 > L3 > E11 > SE535 atsmile.gif


Edited by uNcLe1 - 11/2/12 at 7:43pm
post #279 of 3263
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Had actually tried both iPhone 5 & iTouch 5 > Lightning to 32 pins adapter > L3 > E11 > SE535 ... but the hissing is very pronounce  basshead.gif compared with iPhone 4 & iTouch 4 > L3 > E11 > SE535 atsmile.gif

 

that is what we are worry about. anyway, Apple does not means everything, and now seems they just take care money but not customer. too sad to see that, Jobs, plz come back to see what happen now. :) 

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post #281 of 3263

Dimension-wise, it's size is similar to the iPhone 4, correct?

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that is what we are worry about. anyway, Apple does not means everything, and now seems they just take care money but not customer. too sad to see that, Jobs, plz come back to see what happen now. :) 


It would be worth a premium if you could manufacturer a "lightning" version of the L9 for Iphone 5 or if someone else will offer to provide a cleaner connection.  I imagine all portable amp companies will have a similar issue.

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Also, if I purchase an Iphone 5, will the E12 be compatible with it through my L9 adapter and the digital output adapter or will FiiO offer a new digital adapter?

After reading through the posts, it appears this question was already answered in post #186, so the answer is yes to compatibility through the lightning adapter to 30-pin connector and L9.

post #284 of 3263

If Feiao is looking for volunteers to test pre-production units, I humbly offer my services.
 

post #285 of 3263

Can't wait until december. Going to use the E12 to destroy a pair of cheap earbuds. I've always wondered what a pair of earbuds being destroyed by excessive power looks like. Similar experiments done on speakers produced an awesome looking result.

The experiment is going to be done in the backyard, so flying earbud drivers or whatever won't hurt anyone. Going to pop off one of the covers for the earbuds if possible. Not sure if I should video this or take before and after pictures. Now obviously the earbud will be driven far beyond tolerable listening volumes, so it'll be interesting to hear what kind distortion I'm going to get too.

This won't damage my E12 right?

Edit: I think I'll need to include a note saying that normal usage with the E12 won't cause earphones to blow up, just in case someone gets confused.


Edited by Parall3l - 11/8/12 at 6:36pm
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