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Is it me or does changing between the Hi and Lo gains alters the presentation slightly? It does not seem to me that just changing the volume to match lo and hi delivers the same sound. Maybe it is placebo lol

post #1367 of 1748
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Originally Posted by shaolin95 View Post

Is it me or does changing between the Hi and Lo gains alters the presentation slightly? It does not seem to me that just changing the volume to match lo and hi delivers the same sound. Maybe it is placebo lol

Polarity! That's what's changing when you switch the gain. Some people are more sensitive to this than others. I'm not the man to ask about it but I have sensed it occasionally. Some albums are mastered with a certain polarity and one particular gain has synergy with that album, irrespective of power output.
post #1368 of 1748
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post


Polarity! That's what's changing when you switch the gain. Some people are more sensitive to this than others. I'm not the man to ask about it but I have sensed it occasionally. Some albums are mastered with a certain polarity and one particular gain has synergy with that album, irrespective of power output.

Ah that explains why I prefer it for some songs and not for others instead of one setting fits all.

Thanks!

post #1369 of 1748

I have a fiio e18 but I don't know if I should upgrade my portable dac/amp to a vamp verza?

post #1370 of 1748

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Originally Posted by Nick123194 View Post
 

I have a fiio e18 but I don't know if I should upgrade my portable dac/amp to a vamp verza?

what's your source?

post #1371 of 1748
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what's your source?
I just ordered a pair of JVC KENWOOD HA-SZ2000 and I currently have a pair of v-modas m-100. I listen to music from my laptop and nexus 5
post #1372 of 1748

Subbed. Really keen to get one of these, and pair it with my Galaxy S4 - Especially now that 128gb Micro SD cards have been released.

post #1373 of 1748

Double post - quick question, how's the output impedance on this unit? 

 

I'm assuming it pairs well with sensitive IEMs on low-gain mode?

 

(The reviews say they pair well, but I'd rather hear it from the pros - you guys!)

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I just ordered a pair of JVC KENWOOD HA-SZ2000 and I currently have a pair of v-modas m-100. I listen to music from my laptop and nexus 5

I think you should be fine with the E18. For $600 I don't think the VAMP is worth it, though I've heard the sound is outstanding and warm.

post #1375 of 1748

Last question:

 

Are the amp sections for the E18 and E12 the same?

post #1376 of 1748
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

Last question:

 

Are the amp sections for the E18 and E12 the same?

 

Nope. They are as similar as a Ferrari to a Lamborghini.


Edited by ClieOS - 4/8/14 at 10:24pm
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Nope. They are as similar as a Ferrari to a Lamborghini.

 
Thanks mate!
 
In your review, you mentioned the output impedance of the E18 is less than 1ohm. 
 
Does this make it a pretty good match with sensitive IEMs?
post #1378 of 1748
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I've had no problems with any of my IEMs. Guessing my klipsches are the most sensitive ones, but have a look at my profile and see if you recognize any.

As said, works well with all of them. Also works well with my iDevices. My mind keeps telling me you have one despite you just saying sgs4.
post #1379 of 1748
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I've had no problems with any of my IEMs. Guessing my klipsches are the most sensitive ones, but have a look at my profile and see if you recognize any.

As said, works well with all of them. Also works well with my iDevices. My mind keeps telling me you have one despite you just saying sgs4.

 

Thanks mate - that's a big help!

 

And you would be correct - I'll be using it with my iPod classic in Lineout mode, as well as the SGS4 in DAC mode. 

 

Thanks! 

post #1380 of 1748
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 
Does this make it a pretty good match with sensitive IEMs?

 

Sensitive IEM usually needs a few things: low hiss, good current, low gain. Low output impedance is important if it is multi-driver IEM. I'll say E18 has all that.

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