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post #1021 of 1421
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Originally Posted by stimer View Post
 

I ordered sony xba-30. ibasso d zero more portable with smartphone but have 48kHz/16bit, fiio e07k have 96kHz/24-bit is this affect on sound 320kbps and flac?

I have the xba-3 which has the same impedance, 12 Ω. Although my cellphone has a low impedance and should be able to drive them, the bass is a little lighter than I expected. When I put a decent amp in place, the bass is much better. The iBasso doesn't spec the output impedance but only states "Recommended Headphone Impedance: 8~300Ω." That doesn't mean that it will do a great job at either boundary. For good damping of the xba-30's the output impedance should be less than 1.5 Ω which is close to what my cellphone is and as I said my phone doesn't drive them as well as I'd like. My amp is "<0.5Ω" way below 1.5 Ω. To effectively drive a 300Ω you need a good Vp-p, which is not spec'd for the iBasso D-Zero . Once you go to one of their higher end products, they start giving some specs that look pretty good. I think you should do some investigating. I'll bet your 320 kbps mp3 files are the usual 8kHz/16bit and the flac's you will have to check. I just too k a look at the E07K and was surprised that it has "<0.3Ω" output impedance and "> 7 Vp-p" output voltage. They don't recommend 300Ω cans as the Vp-p is not quite enough, although close to being somewhat useful at that impedance. FiiO has an E12 coming out soon that should be compatible with  most current Android phones. Most current DACs require a special player for Android and I don't buy into that. If you have an iPhone, the proper choices are more limited.

post #1022 of 1421
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
... FiiO has an E12 coming out soon that should be compatible with  most current Android phones...

It is the E18 coming out soon.

post #1023 of 1421

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
... FiiO has an E12 coming out soon that should be compatible with  most current Android phones...

Originally Posted by drSeehas View Post
 

It is the E18 coming out soon.

Oops, my typo. I already own an E12, it's an amp and it's pretty good, drives my HD600 rather well.

post #1024 of 1421
So I just got the Andes.And it has plenty of power.But it sounds too warm with a narrow soundstage for my liking.My E5 is more to my liking.So when I return it ,which Fiio amp(DAC is not necessary, but would like it)should I exchange it for.That has more of a E 5 sound?
post #1025 of 1421
Thread Starter 

Andes to me was similar in sound sig to the E5. Maybe try E6

post #1026 of 1421

Just bought a FiiO E07K and I'm enjoying it so far. Just a couple of quick questions that I have regarding the charging. If I leave USB charge on when the battery is already fully charged, will that mean that it will revert to USB power and run off of that? I'm just concerned that it would still be using the battery and charge it at the same, decreasing the life of the battery. 

post #1027 of 1421
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ludanosity View Post
 

Just bought a FiiO E07K and I'm enjoying it so far. Just a couple of quick questions that I have regarding the charging. If I leave USB charge on when the battery is already fully charged, will that mean that it will revert to USB power and run off of that? I'm just concerned that it would still be using the battery and charge it at the same, decreasing the life of the battery. 

The battery will stop charging and it will run off battery. Never will it not use the battery.

 

Read the last two pages for explanations on why this is. Another user asked a similar question.

post #1028 of 1421
Does each gain choice have the same sound or is there a difference? Also is there any burn in time or no?
post #1029 of 1421

I want to buy this E07k but I have a question. Currently I owe: Shure SRH 440, Superlux HMC631 and Koss UR40 (i'm planning to buy in the future Pioneer SE-A1000 and maby Grado SR60i), my source is Iriver S100. The question is: Is it worth to buy this amp/dac for these headphones? I'm opting for a cheap amd/dac with some EQ and one that I could use with many differently sounding headphones. It would be my first amp/dac, so I don't expect the top notch quality.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #1030 of 1421
Thread Starter 

I wouldn't recommend it as of right now for those headphones. 

 

Maybe wait till you have better headphones in my opinion. Headphones first.

post #1031 of 1421

Always wondered what the heck I would need two headphone plugs for.  Then last night my girlfriend and I ended up watching a movie on her laptop and did not want to wake up her daughter.  So we plugged in the FiiO EO7K, it installed it self in seconds. I had a few pairs of headphones, we plugged them in and it felt like we had our own private movie theater, it was perfect.

 

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post #1032 of 1421
Thread Starter 
The only time I ever had a moment like that. I just used a random headphone splitter.

I believe it will come in handy one day smily_headphones1.gif

Maybe start a twitter trend on my behalf?
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post #1033 of 1421

if you plug in your phone to the aux input on e07k and then you plug in the e07k into the pc using usb and start playing music on your phone is the dac on the e07k being used?

post #1034 of 1421
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by funnyguy123 View Post
 

if you plug in your phone to the aux input on e07k and then you plug in the e07k into the pc using usb and start playing music on your phone is the dac on the e07k being used?

It depends on the default priority.

 

I forgot if AUX or USB was default priority for E07K(meaning if both were plugged in, which one is used(I believe USB is)). But if AUX was default prioiryt, DAC is not being used. If USB was the prioirty, then yes.

post #1035 of 1421

FINALLY got my Samsung S3 working with the FiiO E07K!

 

Specs:

 

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