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post #1411 of 1425

the aux on the e07k is a line in only right? or it will go output if you switch the lobypass down?

post #1412 of 1425
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Originally Posted by KarlAgathon View Post
 

 

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.

 

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Originally Posted by wigglepuff View Post
 

the aux on the e07k is a line in only right? or it will go output if you switch the lobypass down?

 

Yes and no.

post #1413 of 1425

Appreciate the help and clarifications everyone, Paired the E07K up with my Yamaha EPH -100s. The audio experience was far and away better than just listening through my GS3.

post #1414 of 1425

is the  E07K noticable better than the e6?

post #1415 of 1425
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Originally Posted by mikp View Post

is the  E07K noticable better than the e6?

They share the similar amp excelt the E07K comes with an extra WM8740 DAC that plays up to 92/24.

Hope it helps!
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post #1416 of 1425
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


They share the similar amp excelt the E07K comes with an extra WM8740 DAC that plays up to 92/24.

Hope it helps!
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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.

post #1417 of 1425

Thanks, ended up getting another e6 just for the size.

post #1418 of 1425

This may be a total noob question: Why do I need the volume up on the E07K if it docked in the E09K ? Aren't I double amping? I really though that the doc acted like a line out but if the volume is down on the E07K I'm not hearing anything. 

 

Thanks! 

 

Edit: Never mind. Find the little line out button on the side. 


Edited by imackler - 9/25/14 at 11:43am
post #1419 of 1425

First of apologies if this is (and I'll bet it is) a repeat question. I've just spent the last umpteen hours reading and rereading reviews, articles and posts on this subject and I can't think straight anymore. I currently have the e6. It's barely 6 weeks old but the way it dangles is frustrating. I wish I had bought a larger device that I can strap to my audio player. Roughly around my thinking of that my work location situation has changed and I'll be able to spend more time at home listening from my computer. So something like a e07k or e17 looks attractive for the DAC (I do hear hiss when plugged directly into the iMac). I also just moved from UE triple fi IEM to B&W P7.

 

So with this setup:

 

iPod Classic G7 + LOD cable + B&W P7 headphones (with a portable amp)

AND

Late 2013 27" iMac + B&W P7 headphones (with a portable DAC/amp)

WITH a mixture of decent quality MP3s and AACs (256 to 320) with a growing library of ALAC lossless at 16 bit (I can't justify the space for 24 bit yet - especially when the files will end up on the iPod)

 

Is the E07K a better buy for me? I can afford the extra £30 for E17 but I doubt I'll need an optical cable if I won't go above 16bit lossless. The extra battery life looks handy. Yes the E17 has more power but P7s aren't starving for power. On the other hand reviews of the E07K and E7 mention a warmer sound than E17 and these P7s are already pretty damn warm to begin with. Sidenote: on the E6 I use the default EQ and not any of the bass boosts.

 

I suppose one advantage of using an optical cable instead of USB might be that I could run the E17 off USB to power it and optical for the audio, and iMacs have optical out. Although wouldn't that mean the sound has already been amplified and converted rather than being a clean signal?


Edited by riChchestMat - 9/26/14 at 6:41pm
post #1420 of 1425

Well. I took the plunge and here I am with the E07K.

 

Plugged into the iMac via USB the sound quality is amazing. But on the iPod Classic 7G via L3 the bass on some songs is a bit farty and muffly - like it's clipping. The same songs are near perfect via the iMac. It sounds then that the DAC on the iPod is letting me down. Can anyone confirm or share a similar experience? Any tips for fixing this?

post #1421 of 1425

If someone were to upgrade from the E07K, is there an obvious choice, a clear next step for an amp/dac combo, maybe under $300? Where did all you E07K owners go next and what has been the sweet spot for you? I can't believe I've used an ipod + amp for so many years...when I'm almost always tethered to my laptop while listening to music, especially at home or about with iems. I'm really enjoying the E07K, so not in a rush. I'm looking for something with a line out so I can use it for an external amp, but I need it to be sensitive enough to use it with iems, too. 

 

Thanks! 

post #1422 of 1425
Going above the E07K is tricky. Do you want more of the same? More power, ability to handle 192 khz ? Or DSD ?

Or do you want new capabilities? For example, the X3 and X5 have DACs (usable with PCs not phones); and play back music. The DAC goes to 192 khz. but I think it is tricky to get the DAC to work with Windows 8.x.

Lots of options, so you need to narrow things down a bit.
Edited by originalsnuffy - 10/2/14 at 1:11pm
post #1423 of 1425
Hi.
I've got a Fiio E07K, and I must say is such a good piece of equipment.
Although, I have a question, and I hope someone can help me. When I conect my dunu- dn1000 to e07k I can hear quite loud noise, even without connected to any device. So basicly when I listen a piano song, noise is quite destracting that I can't enjoy music 100%.
Is that normal?
post #1424 of 1425
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Originally Posted by maskapl View Post

Hi.
I've got a Fiio E07K, and I must say is such a good piece of equipment.
Although, I have a question, and I hope someone can help me. When I conect my dunu- dn1000 to e07k I can hear quite loud noise, even without connected to any device. So basicly when I listen a piano song, noise is quite destracting that I can't enjoy music 100%.
Is that normal?


The default gain is set to +6dB you can set this to 0 in the settings, this will help with the noise floor. Seems your IEMS are very sensitive so reducing the gain will make the amp a bit quieter (you need to crank the volume up more) but the noise floor will be lower (hopefully).

 

Give it a try.

 

Cheers,

post #1425 of 1425
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post


The default gain is set to +6dB you can set this to 0 in the settings, this will help with the noise floor. Seems your IEMS are very sensitive so reducing the gain will make the amp a bit quieter (you need to crank the volume up more) but the noise floor will be lower (hopefully).

Give it a try.

Cheers,
Thank your the tip. I'm using Dunu dn-1000, and gain settings on 0db. Playing flac from iphone 5 via CCK.
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