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FiiO E6 vs E11 for volume

post #1 of 11
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Hi guys, 

 

Total noob here but im trying to decide between the E6 and E11 for volume mainly. I have a Nexus 7 and when i watch a film on the aeroplane the volume is too low to here it comfortably! 

 

Ive tried looking at the outputs for each but i dont really know what im looking for. So is the E11 worth the extra money for the extra volume? I know its a better amp etc. but just interested in volume at the moment

 

Are these two amps what im looking for or am i after something else?

 

Cheers guys,

 

Tom

post #2 of 11

I'm not even sure if it's explicitly listed, but the E6 gain is about 7.9 dB, while the E11 has two settings: 8.2 dB and 12.9 dB.  E11 has a more powerful output that starts clipping at a higher level.  So it has more gain and also more capability to actually operate at that higher level.  Note that 5 dB is not a lot in terms of hearing perception; about a 10 dB difference sounds about twice as loud, so keep that in perspective.

 

I have no idea what level the Nexus 7 outputs, but it's probably something like 0.5V to 1V—but likely on the lower side unless you're actually taking insensitive headphones on an airplane.  Closed-back, high impedance, insensitive models are not that common.  Or maybe the Nexus 7 has too much output impedance and you're losing a lot of the signal across that, so really you don't need much gain at all?

 

Anyway, why am I guessing?  What headphones are you using?

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by C1TPT View Post

Total noob here but im trying to decide between the E6 and E11 for volume mainly. I have a Nexus 7 and when i watch a film on the aeroplane the volume is too low to here it comfortably! 

 

Ive tried looking at the outputs for each but I don't really know what I'm looking for. So is the E11 worth the extra money for the extra volume? I know its a better amp etc. but just interested in volume at the moment

 

Are these two amps what im looking for or am i after something else?

The Fiio E6 is a fairly decent headphone amplifier, can decently drive my 250-Ohm headphones.

I would assume the E11 would last longer on one charge (leaving it on the low voltage setting).

What headphones are you using?

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Sorry guys, should have said! Just some cheap Sony MDR-V300, its the same with cheap ear bud headphones too!
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
What do you lot think?
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by C1TPT View Post

Sorry guys, should have said! Just some cheap Sony MDR-V300, its the same with cheap ear bud headphones too!

Your MDR-V300 are only 20-Ohms, so chances are they are very easy to drive (designed for use with portable audio players).

 

I would say to get the Fiio E11 anyway as you can get extra replacement batteries (BL-5B).

Some places sell the E11 with an extra battery and a simple AC battery charger.

post #7 of 11

The MDR-V300's are a 24 ohm headphone. The E6 should work fine. 

 

For a plane ride try an IEM, in ear monitors, the kind that plug up your ear if you can stand that.

 

Clark 

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

Yeah I believe the MDR-V300s are 24 ohm, not really sure how this affects anything lol (sorry total noob)

 

I dont think I would get on very well with IEMs. I have that sort of thing for my motor bike and never use them! 

 

So you reckon the E6 will make a big enough difference for me to hear films comfortably on an aeroplane?

 

Cheers again for your help

post #9 of 11

The lower the impedance, specified in ohms, of the headphone the less power it takes to drive them..

Unless they are really inefficent which your Sonys are not.

 

Clark

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by clark9r View Post

The lower the impedance, specified in ohms, of the headphone the less power it takes to drive them..

 

More precisely, it takes less voltage (but more current), assuming the sensitivity (dB/mW) is the same.

post #11 of 11
n an accident i have lost my 85% hearing  in my one ear...and other ear normal..
i am a gamer n play counter strike 1.6...
at full window sound i can listen very thin sound from my damaged ear..
i need a very very loud amplification for my damaged ear..so i can enjoy my gaming..
when i placed mobile speaker on my damaged ear than i can able to listen music from that ear...so u can determine how much amplification i need...
can fiio e6 amp could do this..?
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