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post #136 of 1420

I received my FREE E07K today thanks to a photo contest that FiiO held. 

 

I must say I could not be any happier.  The DAC/Amp sound SOOOO much better than what comes out of my computer.

 

Currently listening to some FLAC files from Beck.  Amazing.

 

 

Few photos I quickly took after I got it today:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #137 of 1420
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Originally Posted by Benton1234 View Post

Yea a lot of people were saying that could be an alternative, but i started getting into the ANDES because i could bypass my laptops sound card and just use as external when im not out and about. BTW, is there honestly ANY sound difference between the E6 and Andes? in terms of me just hooking it up to my PSP Via 3.5 to 3.5?
Assuming the Andes uses the same EQ system as the Alpen (E17), I am told by some people that the bass boost is mainly on the mid bass and upper bass, not so much the sub bass. Meanwhile supposedly the E11 (and probably the E6 as well?) offer more sub bass boost.

Though mind you, this is simply what I am told. Maybe someone else can chime in.

The amp inside the E6 and E07k are different though, AFAIK, so the sound should still have some differences.

But no doubt, if you want to added functionality of a DAC in a portable setup then it would really be the Andes.
post #138 of 1420
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Originally Posted by BloodyPenguin View Post

I received my FREE E07K today thanks to a photo contest that FiiO held. 

I must say I could not be any happier.  The DAC/Amp sound SOOOO much better than what comes out of my computer.

Currently listening to some FLAC files from Beck.  Amazing.


Few photos I quickly took after I got it today:










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Grats bank robber (lolwut)!
Which one was yours? the PortaPro or the Monoprice? :P
post #139 of 1420
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Originally Posted by kalbee View Post


Grats bank robber (lolwut)!
Which one was yours? the PortaPro or the Monoprice? :P

 

Mine was the PortaPro.  Not the best photo, but it got the job done.  cool.gif

 

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post #140 of 1420

Silly question I am sure.  But what cord do I need to to buy so I can hook up my Android phone to the E07K?

 

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post #141 of 1420
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Originally Posted by BloodyPenguin View Post

Silly question I am sure.  But what cord do I need to to buy so I can hook up my Android phone to the E07K?

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There is a cable that comes with the E07K that will allow you to connect from your Android phones headphone socket to the E07K. But depending on what type of Android phone you have, it might also be possible to connect it using a USB OTG cable.
post #142 of 1420
Thread Starter 

Congrats on winning the contest!

post #143 of 1420
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Originally Posted by BloodyPenguin View Post

 

Mine was the PortaPro.  Not the best photo, but it got the job done.  cool.gif

 

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Nice! I thought the PortaPro picture was very well done.

Congrats on the E07K

post #144 of 1420
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Originally Posted by phlashbios View Post


There is a cable that comes with the E07K that will allow you to connect from your Android phones headphone socket to the E07K. But depending on what type of Android phone you have, it might also be possible to connect it using a USB OTG cable.

Yeah, I think I should go the USB OTG Cable route so that I can turn off the internal DAC of the phone.  A cable like this???  http://www.amazon.com/Electronics-Micro-USB-OTG-Cable/dp/B005GGBYJ4

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Congrats on winning the contest!

 

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


Nice! I thought the PortaPro picture was very well done.

Congrats on the E07K

Thanks!

 

 

 

EDIT:  One last picture for now.  It is just so purty....

 

 

 

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Edited by BloodyPenguin - 12/15/12 at 6:19pm
post #145 of 1420

would this amp be "wasted" on my present equipment?

 

for my IEMs, I have the UE triplefi 10. I bring this around the most often with my sansa clip+ and use it on my iPad and Macbook Pro.

for my headphones, I have the Monoprice 8320 and Sony PULSE headset. the headphones are usually for home use/gaming. my desktop uses the Audinst MX-1 that is plugged into my AegoM speakers.

 

would the FiiO E07K be a good addition to my system, both portable and desktop?

not sure how much benefit it can bring to my Monoprice or PULSE though

post #146 of 1420
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Originally Posted by wilflare View Post

would this amp be "wasted" on my present equipment?

 

for my IEMs, I have the UE triplefi 10. I bring this around the most often with my sansa clip+ and use it on my iPad and Macbook Pro.

for my headphones, I have the Monoprice 8320 and Sony PULSE headset. the headphones are usually for home use/gaming. my desktop uses the Audinst MX-1 that is plugged into my AegoM speakers.

 

would the FiiO E07K be a good addition to my system, both portable and desktop?

not sure how much benefit it can bring to my Monoprice or PULSE though

You already have a DAC. Unless you want a more portable DAC for vacationaing or moving around easy to a different location, you don't exactly need it.

 

The clip+ isn't too big so it may be a bit ridiculous.

 

I don't know the amping power of the clip+. I only played with it externally and never listened to it.

post #147 of 1420

I just have one more honest question. I'm looking between a Zune HD 32GB and iPod classic (6TH and 7TH generations) 80-160GB. and im wondering , if I use the ANDES would i see a noticeable sound quality difference VS my PSP? and the way i would hook all of them up is just 3.5 to 3.5

 

I was wondering because i found 1 iPod classic for 100$ flat 7TH gen and 120GB, then a Zune HD 32GB for 120$.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #148 of 1420
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

You already have a DAC. Unless you want a more portable DAC for vacationaing or moving around easy to a different location, you don't exactly need it.

 

The clip+ isn't too big so it may be a bit ridiculous.

 

I don't know the amping power of the clip+. I only played with it externally and never listened to it.

yea. i'm kinda looking at a portable solution too. and hopefully one that comes with two audio jacks so i can share whatever i'm listening with another

post #149 of 1420

I did try it with my Clip Zip to my M50's the other day, didn't seem to make a big difference in sound compared to when via USB of my laptop (which is as I expected). I only tested a couple songs, I'll do more listening again tonight and report back. Initially though I noticed I need to increased the volume to 45 instead of 40 via USB and the music didn't seemed very dynamic (Clip EQ is Flat via Rockbox)

 

Using 3.5 to 3.5 is using the sources amp then mixed with the Andes amp, two amps together usually doesn't sound good (I believe from what I've read), that's why most ppl use the LOD for the iPOD and there is also one for Zune but not Zune HD unfortunately, so iPOD in your case would be better since you get more storage & LOD output. I'm kinda considering an iPOD and just converting my FLAC's to ALAC or AAC, just not sure if I would get my money out of it considering I have my Clip for gym & car use. 


Edited by Lurk650 - 12/16/12 at 10:13am
post #150 of 1420
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Benton1234 View Post

I just have one more honest question. I'm looking between a Zune HD 32GB and iPod classic (6TH and 7TH generations) 80-160GB. and im wondering , if I use the ANDES would i see a noticeable sound quality difference VS my PSP? and the way i would hook all of them up is just 3.5 to 3.5

 

I was wondering because i found 1 iPod classic for 100$ flat 7TH gen and 120GB, then a Zune HD 32GB for 120$.

 

Thanks in advance.

Everybody asks questions on noticeable sound quality difference and my answer would be this.

 

If you do any sport, can I A BYSTANDER tell you what type of competition you do best in? Right off the bat without you ever trying and knowing little about you. I wouldn't tell a track team newbie that he will do fantastic in the 200m run and neither would I tell a swim team joinee that just joined that he will probably be best in the butterfly. I can't tell if that new outdoorsmen prefers the rifle or the shotgun and what type and I also can't tell what style of ski's and equipment they would go with best.

 

So how would you find out. Experience it. Trial and error. Everybody's "noticeable sound quality difference" matters to themselves. Some people would pay $50K for those smaller and smaller increments of sound perfection while others would buy an $100 combo unit and call it done. How noticeable it is and how a person rationalizes it is different. Sure that $50K unit sounds better but would you pay it. That is the question, whether you can hear it and then if you would pay that money for it.

 

If you have an iPod just use LOD. Some Zune's have LOD's I think...maybe? I'm not sure, don't quote me on this. 

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