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Gonna get me one of those. Would love to read ur impressions on them! Any idea when ur getting them?

 

If there isn't any delay, probably around a week or two.

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hello :)

 

Do you think the Fiio E12A is a good choice for my Shure SE215 LE and my Sony MDR-1A?? I need a good bass boost to enjoy music from iPhone 6 (spotify and personal music).. or is better to save money for this and buy the cheaper Fiio E11K????

How are the bass boost in comparison?

 

Thank you :)

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O2 for $70 ⛺
Edited by golov17 - 7/24/15 at 7:36am
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hello :)

 

Do you think the Fiio E12A is a good choice for my Shure SE215 LE and my Sony MDR-1A?? I need a good bass boost to enjoy music from iPhone 6 (spotify and personal music).. or is better to save money for this and buy the cheaper Fiio E11K????

How are the bass boost in comparison?

 

Thank you :)

 

If it is just bass boost you want, I'll suggest just trying out software EQ first, as iPhone 6 should be capable enough to drive SE215LE and MDR-1A. If you are not happy about that, then I'll suggest an amp. Unfortunately bass boost is pretty much like wine, and everyone seems to have his/her favorite. A person's great can be someone's not-enough and there is no way to say until you try it for yourself. I am probably not the best person to answer your question given I don't actually use bass boost much, but I'll say E12A is a class above E11K.

 

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O2 for $70 ⛺

That's a great deal.

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Unfortunately, they do not send in Russia .. 😯
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Venture Electronics VE RunAbout Portable Earphone Amplifier
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Venture-Electronics-VE-RunAbout-Portable-Earphone-Amplifier/32417419249.html
(from AliExpress Android)
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If it is just bass boost you want, I'll suggest just trying out software EQ first, as iPhone 6 should be capable enough to drive SE215LE and MDR-1A. If you are not happy about that, then I'll suggest an amp. Unfortunately bass boost is pretty much like wine, and everyone seems to have his/her favorite. A person's great can be someone's not-enough and there is no way to say until you try it for yourself. I am probably not the best person to answer your question given I don't actually use bass boost much, but I'll say E12A is a class above E11K.

That's a great deal.
I tried Eq via software, but I'm not satisfied and I need something that i can activate when I want the more easy possible!!

Do you know something smaller than E12 but without hiss hearing with my IEM?!
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C&C BH2 ?? wink.gif
post #534 of 536
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I tried Eq via software, but I'm not satisfied and I need something that i can activate when I want the more easy possible!!

Do you know something smaller than E12 but without hiss hearing with my IEM?!

 

SE215 LE is not known to be sensitive to hiss, and I think your original option of E11K should work out just fine for sub-$100 choice. An alternative of E12A for sub-$200 choice will be JDS Labs C5, which has a two level bass boost that might better fit what you want.

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I been reading this thread and the sub $100 portable amp shootout as well. There seems to be only a few that meet my requirement (Mainly the fiio ones) I have been listening to music on my hifi system mainly. But due to a shift to a apartment, listening loudly is not that easy. I have a UE Triplefi 10 which I still love. I intend to get my first headphone, which is likely the hifiman 400i or a 2nd hand he560. My main device would be a 160GB Ipod or my iphone 6.  I would like need a amp. as such, base on my requirement below, in order of importance, what would you recommend? I would say item 1 is important and I may skip the rest till later.

 

1. Amp to drive the he400i or he560 from my iphone/ipod and astro 50 mixamp for late night or loud movie watching via dolby headphone.

 

2. direct connect to my Ipod or Iphone 6 via lightning port? for best quality

 

3. Async USB for playing higher quality from my PC

 

Still rather new to portable music so please forgive the terms I am using!

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Originally Posted by oliverpool View Post
 

I been reading this thread and the sub $100 portable amp shootout as well. There seems to be only a few that meet my requirement (Mainly the fiio ones) I have been listening to music on my hifi system mainly. But due to a shift to a apartment, listening loudly is not that easy. I have a UE Triplefi 10 which I still love. I intend to get my first headphone, which is likely the hifiman 400i or a 2nd hand he560. My main device would be a 160GB Ipod or my iphone 6.  I would like need a amp. as such, base on my requirement below, in order of importance, what would you recommend? I would say item 1 is important and I may skip the rest till later.

 

1. Amp to drive the he400i or he560 from my iphone/ipod and astro 50 mixamp for late night or loud movie watching via dolby headphone.

 

2. direct connect to my Ipod or Iphone 6 via lightning port? for best quality

 

3. Async USB for playing higher quality from my PC

 

Still rather new to portable music so please forgive the terms I am using!

 

Oppo HA-2.

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