the aux on the e07k is a line in only right? or it will go output if you switch the lobypass down?
FiiO E07K ANDES Review and Help Thread - Page 95
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Apologies.. I know it was a very novice silly type of question. I was just a bit confused because I keep reading (various reviews etc) about how people say it's a good external DAC for their phones, but never for the most part talk about the amping portion. The way I assumed it happened was the micro to mini cable sends the signals from the phone too the Fiio, than the Fiio re-amps and re-dacs it.
Well, there is no such a thing as "re-DAC", and of course you are getting an amped signal from the headphone-out. It is what it is designed for, an USB DAC + headphone amp in one unit.
Yes and no.
Note that they are similar in the sense that they both use a gain + buffer stage topology and has the same opamp in gain stage, but the buffer stage are not the same headphone driver chip. They also employ two different implementation of volume control and EQ. So they are not identical sounding.