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FiiO E02i Rocky Smartphone Headphone Amplifier

 

 

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http://www.pandatechreview.com/fiio-e02i-rocky-review/

 

Introduction:

FiiO has just unveiled a new headphone amplifier codenamed Rocky. It is a update to the aging E1 and E3 designs. It features a small size but packed with features. It has a built in headphone amplifier, "High SNR" Microphone, bass boost, bypass option, 10 hour battery, inline control compatible with iPhone, metal shielding to better "shield the disturbance"(EMI presumably), and "excellent circuit design".

 

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Build Quality:

As expected of FiiO's new builds, it is very well made. IT is more or less aluminum on the outside bar the cable, and the top and bottom hard plastic black pieces. There is little play on any of the metal sub units and everything is very nice. The cable itself and the 3.5mm jack is no exception. The metal and plastic used on the jack is also of high quality. No wiggle and feels excellent. Talking about the build itself, I would have preferred FiiOs new black styles used in the E10 and E17. biggrin.gif

For photo's on the build, go to the picture section above.

 

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Cable:

The cable itself is nice. No problems really. The base connector to the E02i does not feel like it can easily pull out or move. Although sadly the cable itself is prone to twisting into weird loop positions and also when using with PMP, after turning the PMP a few times, the cable will get weird turn rolls. I fear this in the long run will put turning pressure on the base. Only time will tell. Lastly, I wish FiiO put their logo on the metal part of the jack connector. I am talking about like the RC UE1. Be it horizontally or vertically across. That would have looked very nice.

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Usability:

Well so how does it feel on a day to day basis. I used the E02i pretty exclusively these past few days putting it through conditions of using it with headphones while doing chores, watching kids(how easy it is to pause and do other sutff), and also when running and various other activities. The E02i itself has a nice body but there are some issues. First of all, like I said earlier, cable twisting and looping that puts and turns the E02i into weird positions as the cable is putting a clockwise is counterclockwise "spin" on the device or if the cable rolls up. The rolling up is probably due to it being rolled up for the package and may go away but the twisting doesn't. This makes it quite annoying and bothersome sometimes as you have to go and fix the whole device setup. Which brings me to my next point. There are too many wires. The E02i comes with two clips but that doesn't help much and is actually a nuisance. The clips were weirdly chosen in my opinion. They are dual side open or whatever they are officially called. There is one that has both sides open Think of the Channel brand logo. Why is this not good? Because then when you pull your headphones off, the clips that are meant to be with the E02i will sometimes stay with the headphone wire and not the E02is. What FiiO should have used is both clips that is closed at one end and open on the other. So think of the Channel logo again and make one side fully closed. The closed side will of course be the E02i wire side. This guarantees that it can slide but will also stay on the E02i without falling off or having the user to worry about it. Currently only the top one(nearest to E02i unit) has a single closed while the bottom isn't. Continuing about the wires. There will be a mess of wires with the E02i. From your headphone wire, comming back up and into the E02i which is probably clipped to your shirt, with the E02i wire running back into your pants. 

 

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And keep in mind that I am already using a portable headset with one of the cleanest and just right length of cables I have. It doesn't look good to have it clipped and not having it clipped defeats most of its purpose being a microphone, and controller. So businessmen using this. Clip it, inside your suit. Next would be the plug in and out pops. There is a warning about not having headphones plugged in while the E02i is on or something like that but sadly it is something that isn't always possible. With the E02i on and headphones plugged in, plugging the E02i into a device will sometimes if not generate a pop, plugging it out will get you crackles. Circuit design I am guessing. Not very favorable but I can live with it. The E02i itself as it matches with devices volume controls is not recommended for sensitive IEM's so it isn't too big a problem, although those with more sensitive devices beware.

 

I would also recommend that FiiO make the clip stronger. It is decently strong but when clipping to a polo shirt or other areas, it does feel very slippy with the metal not even clipping so maybe a slightly stronger spring next time. 

 

Lastly would be the volume control. IT is a bit unfavorable but also understood. Generally when you press and hold the down or up button on your iPhone or iPod, the volume will go up 1 step, pause for a fraction of a second and if it detects that you are still holding it, raise or lower the volume in quick steps. The E02i does not do this. Each press equals one raise. This is quite annoying but also understood why which I will get to later. Most will be used to the regular phenomenom I mentioned above so it will be quite weird.  I don't know if this would even fit but the cable itself is also a thing to think about. Frankly it is hard to even argue for a shorter or longer cable as each person and clip location is different. This isn't a critique as much as a product specific inconvenience that is already standard. 

 

Update: The clip is a real problem for cloth fabrics that I use. It more or less is only held there from the top part of the clip and has been falling very easy with vigorous running or at the slightest touch that pulls outwards. This is not very good for running on most materials.

 

 

Controls:

The controls of the E02i work very well and as stated. I am using this on my iPhone 4S. The volume control like I mentioned above was my only chagrin but that is also justifiable in that this is an amp. I found that when using the E02i, as it is an amp, it raises my portable headphones to dangerous volumes, which is one reason why I think FiiO may have not used the system Apple and many other companies use but it could be something else. I personally do not know to support asking for the hold and quick volume raise or not as some with easy drive headphones may get damage to their hearing if they hit it by accident too much.

 

The center button controls are quite simple and easy to use and remember. Here they are:

 

Center button controls: (Click to show)

③Music control /answer call
- Press one time: play or pause
- *Slightly press it twice quickly and continuously: next song
- *Slightly press it three times quickly and continuously: previous song
- *Slightly and continuously press it twice, press longer time for the second time: Music forward
- *Slightly and continuously press it three times , press longer time for the third time: Music backward
**It would be valid when the interval of continuously and lightly pressing time is within 1S.
- Long press it until hearing notification tone : voice control function
- Under voice memos, slightly press one time : start recording, press one time again : stop recording
- Phone call: press one time is answering /hanging up the call
- Incoming call, slightly and continuously press it for 2 seconds means refusing to answer the call.

 

They work well and are very responsive. Only slowdown in controls would be due to the phone itself generally if it is doing too many operations at once. The controls do not require power to be used in the sense that if the amp runs out of power, you can simply switch to OFF/Bypass position and controls and microphone will still work.

 

Voice control:

Voice controls are good. It is impossible to do testing of iPhone mic with Siri and then EO2i as the results differ in such a real world environment of changing voices and pitches and what not. But in a quiet environment or even one with more noise, the E02i performs admirably. As seen in the microphone test video later on you will note some noise in the background but that does not interfer with day to day operations. However I am worried for real world loud environments. iPhone 4S and 4 uses dual microphones and a built in Audience chip with "state of the art" technology (that is more advanced in 4S than 4) to hear and decipher what it is you are saying. I believe the Audience chip used to decipher and quiet down environments and isolate words will be in use with a microphone as it is built into phone audio chips itself but I can not guarantee that. I remember that the chip uses data from the iPhones top microphone to isolate what is the voice and what not so it may not be using the iPhones technology. I have not used in loud environments and won't have a chance to so results may not be as good.

 

Otherwise everything is fine. Queueing up Siri takes a long hold until the Siri notification noise pops up but as the E02i is using the iPhone's already built in software, it works seemlesly. While listening to music. The long press will phase the song out quieter and quiter until it stops(a fast process of 1 second) and Siri pops up. You then say your instructions and it goes away. Some people may be annoyed that every subsequent queueing up of Siri no matter what even if it is open takes a long press but for drivers in a car, this little thing is not bad and also doesn't mess up controls for playing the music or closing Siri. With Siri gone by pressing the center button once, your song restarts seemlessly again. Audiophile devices can now be nearly as convenient as consumer ones! Listen to music with your favorite headphones and enjoying it while still be able to queue up Siri and other controls!

 

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Microphone:

It boasts a high SNR but I still find more noise in it then with the iPhone's own two mics but that is too be expected as the iPhone uses dual microphone noise isolation technology with a "state of the art" Audience chip. But none the less, it works well. Calling other people have no problems. I and they sounded clear. They sounded even better as I could now use my headphones to hear them and just speak and have my favorite song come up after I am done! Of course I realize that voice over cellphone is very low quality but hearing it is just better I guess. More personal and using my audiophile portable headphones to boot! I was quite suprised and happy to be picking up calls, using Siri and then listening to my song. It is truly a new experience. I would want a more powerful amp and better one but that may just be stupid. I won't be using Q701's in the car or walking around the city and most portable headphones will get more than enough from the E02i.

 

Also, note that plugging the E02i into most computers and into your iPhone will usually by default allow you to use the E02i's mic to record. The Microphone does not require power to be used in the sense that if the amp runs out of power, you can simply switch to OFF/Bypass position and controls and microphone will still work.

 

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Videos:

 

UnBoxin Video

 

How to use:

 

Microphone test: (Audio you are hearing was recorded with Rocky)

 


 

Sound Quality:

My reference setup will be:

ComputeràS/PDIFàAudio-gd NFB 12.1 Dual Wolfson WM8741 Fixed DAC outàCustom O2 with Burr Brown OPA2228.

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So how does it sound. Well the E02i is warm. Very warm. It is not as universal as many of FiiO’s other amps due to this but at a price point of $29 USD, most headphones used with it won’t really be picky in any case. The E02i is a warm and slightly muddy amp. IT does improve (more on what I mean by improve later)  on some things such as bass and has artificially sweeter sound but in the end still has trouble keeping up with other dedicated portable amps in the price bracket.  It’s soundstage is quite small even for a $30 amp when compared to others of the same bracket. Everything is very tight packed together with also less separation that you would expect. The saturation and bass impact of the E02i however sets it apart. For true audiophile’s.  This is a no no and is not generally wanted. But at the price bracket that the E02i targets, the E02i may be very much wanted for the effects it brings of warmness and bass impact.

I didn’t really go into depth there as well in my opinion, unlike headphones, the regular sound quality section is just short and sweet, the comparison section however is where things really matter as come on. I can say warm and muddy for any amp up to $300 but compared to what is the main question.

HOW THE AMP WORKS:

The amp does not work like a traditional one where you first set your pmp's volume and use the E02i's volume controls to control the E02i's amp. The E02i piggybacks on the PMP or iPhone/iPod's own and when you press + on the E02i, the iPhone will raise by one step which is a nice innovative dual amping way to do such a thing. It is still dual amping as it is using a 3.5mm jack but the way it piggy backs onto the iPhones interface already is a nice new thing.

 

E5 and E02i:

The E5 wins and undeniably beats the E02i in sound. The E02i suffers from lack of separation and or soundstage when compared against it’s many previous gen ago brother the E5. The E02i is just a very warm solid state amp in the sense that it just makes everything more saturated and vibrant but overly vibrant.  This does make it sound sweeter and more different to others but in terms of sound. The E02i however does have some of FiiO’s improvements, noticeably in the bass section. With both devices with bass boost OFF, the E02i delivers more punch and impact. However it does this with some not really punchy effects. Still better than the E5’s punch though. I won’t say which is better as some enjoy more punch at this price bracket even if it is muddy while others would rather not. The bass boost on with the E02i also delivers and amplifies the effects of the E02i even more. This means even more warm vibrancy and muddy bass punch compared to the E5 which handles it more sparingly. The bass boost on the E5 however in terms of technologically speaking isn’t as good as the E02i’s in my opinion. The E02i’s of course is more muddy in that it has car sub effects but at the price bracket, it significantly has more punch and just bass than the E5 could ever deliver.

 

iPhone 4S headphone out and E02i:

The E02i wins here. But not in an overall kind of sense. Some audiophiles would rather use iPhone or their headphones out instead of using with E02i’s amp as it doesn’t over saturate the sonic objects of the range and is more “neutral”  in some senses. But even with that said, the highs, vocals, mids and lows just sonically in a step by step comparison generally have the E02i winning with more enjoyability and some improvements. Such as steadier high frequencies and a punchier low and more “lusciously” warm vocal. The soundstage on 4S direct out is larger by a tad bit. Initially it may seem like the E02i may have an advantage over soundstage but it only feels that way initially. The direct out on the 4S has more wiggle room and spreads. I will say that the warm added bass on the E02i lessens the appearance of soundstage. With all said, I personally prefer the warmer sound as opposed to the direct out’s and the added punch, although on the muddy side is welcome. The added sonic improvements in softening out some highs and warmer vocals are also a nice side to see.

 

Sonic Conclusion:

The E02i is a good “unit” for $29 USD approx. It is not sonically as clear as the popular E5 of the same price bracket , nor is it superior in an audiophile sense. However it is superior in the things it does for the users. It adds more warmth to the music and more bass impact and overall. The added warmth for users at this price let it sound different than you would from iPhone or iPod direct out and the added bass impact and bass in itself is also welcome. I am making very generic statements on what I believe users at the price range of $29 USD find or will notice but my observations have generally shown me that they like added warmth as it shows difference and also the bass is what they also look for.


 

Overal Conclusion:

While the E02i does suffer sonically when compared to it's cousin the E5, for the features it packs, it is a nice update to the FiiO line. It will dual amp and has a few nit picks here in there whilst using it but overal, it is a nice portable device to have with your smartphone. I do not know if it will work with other devices yet. Tell me in the comments on what ones you tried it with. But the controls work very well, it is a very intergrated product for use with a Smartphone and mainly an iPhone 4/4S to be exact doing operations smoothly and nicely. It has some nice bass boosting properties but the biggest point is just how it has a microphone for use in the car while using your favorite headphones as well. There are other things and annoyances and compatibility issues on using sensitive headphones, plugging in the E02i creating a pop(manual says to not have headphones plugged in, but hey, hard to follow) and also the tangly wires. This is not realy just even an amp anymore so I can't say to recommend it to an amp wanter. This is mainly a device for users that wants to be able to use their smartphones(or iPhones at the moment) for many of it's features and should be bought depending on if you want to use it for the voice control, amplification and all the other nice features that I have went through above.

 

If you are looking for this as just an amp than look elsewhere. For the price, it's amp is a 7/10. Very average, sonically disapointing at times but with a nice bass that can sometimes make up for it. However for it's combined function, it is a 9.5 if not a very good device. It is solidly built and it's functions work seemlessly with the iPhone and Siri. The in line controls, and Mic are done very nicely and the bypass switch that I initially thought was redundant makes a world of difference.

 

Critiques: The first critique would be the clips clamp force and design, the clip could only be more "elongated" and not like the E5's square shape. This leads to weird clipping strength and ability to stay on the person. This changes depending on where you clip the device. The second would be why the second cable clip and slider didn't use the closed and open loop design as the first cable clip on the E02i, there is no point in my opinion. I don't know why but flipping the switch for on and off and bass boost, is a bit awkward sometimes, it isn't as quick as the E5's switch and depending on the angle you push it at, it may not move as you are pushing at it in the wrong angle and thus applying pressure to the wrong place. The Microphone is decent and good for close up vocals but it is not exactly high SNR as one would expect to use from a real microphone, it is quite good for personal talking but the dual way cancelling mic of your iPhone is better, but of course, you bought the E02i so you can have your phone in your pocket. Lastly would be the pops. It boasts excellent circuit design but yet it is still clouded over by the pops you get when unplugging or plugging in your headphones while the device is on. The volume of the pops vary from device but I have had some VERY loud and unpleasant pops from it. Putting a sticker warning of it is nice, but not productive. It means that the problem is known, but the problem is still there. I would hope an update comes out to fix this pop. Everything else are small issues but the pop needs to be fixed.

 

Ratings:

Audio/sonic quality: 7/10

Features:10/10

Build:9/10

Usability:8.5/10

Value:9/10

 

These scores are based on price. I do not recommend the E02i as a standalone amp, or as a standalone Mic or as a standalone song control unit as there are others. But together, they make a combo that someone that wants a unified device with their iPhone can't resist!

Specs:

Output Power: >70mW @ 32 ohms;   18m@ 300 ohms

Headphone impendence Range: 16 ohm~300 ohm

Freq Responce:20 hz~20KHz

Power supply: Li- ion rechargable

Size: 23.33mm x 57.3mm x 15.3mm (including the clip)

Length of the wire: 800mm (80cm)

Weight: 27 g

 

Information:

Official E02i User Manual for download here:

http://bit.ly/MzNBiW

 

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FiiO                         

ROCKY

Multifunctional Headphone Amplifier

 for iPhone

                                                             Model No.: E02i

User manual

 

Brief introduction

E02i is one kind of multifunctional portable headphone amplifier which is specially designed for products from APPLE Company.  Connecting with headphone output jack of iPhone can not only improve sound quality and but also realize all functions of original line-control headphone.

Specifications

Output power:                  >70mw(32Ω);>18mw(300Ω)

Headphone Impedance Range:   16Ω~300Ω

Frequency Response:           20Hz~20KHz

Power Supply:                    Internal rechargeable Li-ion battery

size of mainframe:               23.3mmx57.3mmx15.3mm(including the clip)

length of wire:                   800mm

Weight:                         27g

 

Important notice

Do not repair, disassemble the device by yourself, and do not put it in the place with water.

When you do not use this device for a long time, please charge it regularly to ensure the battery life.

Please adjust a proper volume when enjoying music, to avoid damaging your hearing and audio stereo system, and please turn down the volume before plugging in the headphone, do not use headphone for a long time.

 

FAQS:

If E02i does not work, the battery might need to be recharged

When without sound output, or the sound with noise, please check audio output device and the music, whether they are in good condition.

It perhaps the connector of audio input and earphone out do not connect perfectly, please pull them out and then plug in again.

 

List of items in the package (Please verify)

E02i       1pc;   USB cable      1pc;    User manual        1pc

 

Operating instructions

 MIC

-  External MIC makes calling and record

function possible

 Volume“+”

-  Increase volume

Music control /answer call

 - Press one time: play or pause

 - *Slightly press it twice quickly and continuously: next song

 - *Slightly press it three times quickly and continuously: previous song

 - *Slightly and continuously press it twice, press longer time for the second time: Music forward

 - *Slightly and continuously press it three times , press longer time for the third time: Music backward

 **It would be valid when the interval of continuously and lightly pressing time is within 1S.

 - Long press it until hearing notification tone : voice control function

 - Under voice memos, slightly press one time : start recording, press one time again : stop recording

- Phone call: press one time is answering /hanging up the call

- Incoming call, slightly and continuously press it for 2 seconds means refusing to answer the call.

State and indicator

- Charging state: red light is on (will be off after fully charged)

- Working state: blue light is on

- Charging while working: red and blue light are on at the same time

Volume“-”

-  decrease the volume

Built-in lithium battery

- Fully charged: needs about 90 minutes (via computer USB port)

- Total runtime after full charge is estimated about 8 hours (under laboratory testing environment, for reference only).

Connection

- Support all line control function for iPhone (3GS)/(4)/(4S)

                             

                                    headphone

                       

 

 

 

                               line card

                            

 3.5mm headphone jack

-   Connect headphone

Headphone Impedance Range: 16Ω~300Ω

Output power: >70mW(32Ω);   >18mW(300Ω)

 

      Please do not put on the headphone during connecting/pulling out E02i

 

 

BASS switch

 

 
   
 

 

 

-            BYPASS is invalid when BASS BOOST is open  

 

 
   
 

 

 

 

-            Turn off BASS BOOST

 

MICRO USB connector

- Connect to PC/adapter to charge E02i

- Use the adaptor with voltage and current above 5V and 200mA

(11) Metal clip

 

(12)Power/ BYPASS

 

 
   
 

 

 

-        Upward is Power on , headphone amplifier and line-control function can

 Be used at the same time

 

 
   
 

 

 

-       Downward is Power off, pass-through mode ; BASS BOOST and headphone amplifier is invalid. When the battery runs out , we advise you to open BYPASS.

(13)Two sliding line cards

- Prevent connecting line from twining so that connecting line looks more beautiful.

- Be able to slid up and down which will easy to use for customers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specially stated:

 FiiO has the final interpretation of these instructions. If any discrepancy is found between the instruction manual and the product, please refer to the actual product.

FiiO reserves the right to amend the technical specifications without prior notice

FiiO reserves the right to amend these instructions without prior notice.

Manufacturer reserves the right to amend technical specifications without prior notice

 

Warranty provision:

1.     Amplifier: one year free maintenance.

2.    Accessories: No warranty.

FiiO Warranty for reference only, please subject to the provisions of the local Sales Agents

 

Contact

FiiO Electronic Technology Ltd

Address:   2/F, F Building, Hougang Industrial Zone, Shigang Village,

Huangshi West Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou, China. Postcode: 510430

http:// www.fiio.com.cn

facebook (http://www.facebook.com/fiiochina)

twitter (https://twitter.com/FiiO_official

 

If E02i is not working normally or any doubts,

Please login it( http://fiio.com.cn/support/FeekBack.aspx) and post for advisory or send email tomarket@fiio.com.cn directly.

 

Release Date:

The E02i is available for purchase right now.

 

Previous Updates and info (Click to show)

 

There is no official date for retail release yet. The last known APPROX date was August 20th.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/613495/upcoming-fiio-e02i-rocky-and-e12/75#post_8562324

Ususally release date doesn't mean the day it will be in stores. I do not know if FiiO takes release date to be the day their suppliers will first get it or when they allow it for release and sending to retailers.

 

UPDATE:

Represenative has told me it will be availble early next month. So early Septemeber.

 

 

Pricing:

It will be dependent on retailer but price will be about $30 USD

Battery:

Quoted battery life is 10 hours with a 90 minute USB computer charge.

I got 6-7 hours of use at medium to high power(whatever that may mean to you) with a 50 minute charge using a USB to wall outlet adapter from Apple.

 
Thanks to James and Sunny at FiiO for arranging this review sample! gs1000.gif

Edited by bowei006 - 2/22/14 at 9:28pm
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Good review. Your writing is better than it was in your last review, it seems. Though it could still be a lot better, keep at it!

It was very informative at least.


I do wonder: can it really only be used when clipped on your shirt? Or could it also be used in your pocket?
I guess it's not possible since the cable is really long, but I was wondering anyway.

Imo, the cable should be replaceable.


Also, the build looks really plasticy from the pictures. Is it really that way when you have it in your hands?
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Good review. Your writing is better than it was in your last review, it seems. Though it could still be a lot better, keep at it!
It was very informative at least.
I do wonder: can it really only be used when clipped on your shirt? Or could it also be used in your pocket?
I guess it's not possible since the cable is really long, but I was wondering anyway.
Imo, the cable should be replaceable.
Also, the build looks really plasticy from the pictures. Is it really that way when you have it in your hands?

Thanks Rikkun.

 

To your pants? Sure but depending on how long your headphone wire is and other stuff maybe not. The E02i's .8m long wire and it's clips more or less imply best workingly clipped to the chest area. In your pocket, your headphone wire if too long, you will trip on it. NExt you will also have .8m worth of wire in your pocket from the E02i....and the E02i may scratch your pmp as it does use a aluminum body.

 

I guess you may think that way but it does come with 1 year warranty I guess :/ But for only $29, I doubt most will care or ask for it and dude. I would actually say no to it. While running and other things, with a detachable cable, it would fly off if you hit it and you would step or trip on it.

 

Plasticy?:

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It actually feels like the MRB's own aluminum actually. But no, it is not easily crushable or have much metal moving or play at all and is ....a full aluminum tube casing with the top and bottom being hard plastic.

 

 

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Edited by bowei006 - 12/15/12 at 9:46am
post #4 of 36
Plastic can look that way -_-

It would maybe actually better if they used plastic, since it keeps weight lower. Which is very important if your would ever use it for jogging purposes.
Speaking of which -- how is the comfort while running?
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Nice review

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post

Plastic can look that way -_-
It would maybe actually better if they used plastic, since it keeps weight lower. Which is very important if your would ever use it for jogging purposes.
Speaking of which -- how is the comfort while running?

It's a clip device. There is no difference. It is light. 27g. Very light.

 

The clip needs some more strength.... but overal you don't feel it and it's fine. Just use headphones with a short wire as the clips like I said....won't do too much

 

 

@Sashaw

Thanks.

post #7 of 36

Great review Bowei!

 

I like it! Looks like an excellent unit for the price.

A lot of useful features, multiclick buttons are great once you get the hang of all the functions.

 

Great video's as well.

 

Tip... (Click to show)

I find it you compose it all out like a script, run through it till you know it cold, that will eliminate the Ummmm factor when you record the video.

Just a little constructive critique...

 

 

Overall Great Job!

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Great review Bowei!

 

I like it! Looks like an excellent unit for the price.

A lot of useful features, multiclick buttons are great once you get the hang of all the functions.

 

Great video's as well.

 

Tip... (Click to show)

I find it you compose it all out like a script, run through it till you know it cold, that will eliminate the Ummmm factor when you record the video.

Just a little constructive critique...

 

 

Overall Great Job!

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Thanks, it is overal a good unit in terms of feature packed.  Has a few nit picks but works nice.

 

I learned the butons in seconds..it is literally not had at all.

 

Thanks for the tips. But I have gotten better at it. The uhms and all that are really just their. I can't fix or script the unboxing as I don't know what to expect and eveything else I just roll with it.

post #9 of 36

Understandable, It's just one of my pet peeves that's all... wink.gif

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Understandable, It's just one of my pet peeves that's all... wink.gif

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The Uhms in the video's? I guess it could be some but I think I do it decently now adays.?

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The Uhms in the video's? I guess it could be some but I think I do it decently now adays.?
Yeah, it's really not that bad in your case.
I've seen unboxing videos that were far worse than yours in terms of uhm's
post #12 of 36
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Yeah, it's really not that bad in your case.
I've seen unboxing videos that were far worse than yours in terms of uhm's

way worse huh....... >_< It's kinda like telling someone you know people way dumber than they are.....it sounds very bad :( but I got what you mean

 

post #13 of 36

Don't sweat it my man, everything gets better with experience.

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Update:

 

I am REALLY not liking the clip on this thing. It does not work well. Running has it constantly falling off. And when it does, you have to awkwardly stop and fix it while everyone watches you. I don't know where the clip went wrong but I will guess that it is due to it's long and narrow design. The same can be however said for many clip type devices and the E5 in the sense that it will fall of with some ease as well, but considering the E02i's design, I would expect it to not :/

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Update:

 

I am REALLY not liking the clip on this thing. It does not work well. Running has it constantly falling off. And when it does, you have to awkwardly stop and fix it while everyone watches you. I don't know where the clip went wrong but I will guess that it is due to it's long and narrow design. The same can be however said for many clip type devices and the E5 in the sense that it will fall of with some ease as well, but considering the E02i's design, I would expect it to not :/

 

we already added the strength of the clip

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