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post #1471 of 1484

Apparently my ears suck.

I borrowed the thing, connected the E07K to the USB port, set it as the default playback device, set the quality to 96K Hz....

and dont really notice much difference.

 

Will end up buying it anyways as the guy really needs money, but I wont pay more than 40 bucks.

Maybe with time or after I can easily switch my headphone back and forth between the onboard soundcard and the amp I will notice an improvement.

post #1472 of 1484
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Originally Posted by malignant01 View Post
 

Apparently my ears suck.

I borrowed the thing, connected the E07K to the USB port, set it as the default playback device, set the quality to 96K Hz....

and dont really notice much difference.

 

Will end up buying it anyways as the guy really needs money, but I wont pay more than 40 bucks.

Maybe with time or after I can easily switch my headphone back and forth between the onboard soundcard and the amp I will notice an improvement.

That's not how it works. The music file need to be originally in 96kHz/24 :) 

post #1473 of 1484

Oh my, that's certainly both enlightening and disappointing.

Apparently my mp3's all have sample rate of 44 khz. I was on the verge of cursing both Google and Amazon for being cheap, but after researching a little bit (1) (2) about sample rate I've lost all interest in higher sample rate.

 

1 http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=14195

2 http://lavryengineering.com/pdfs/lavry-sampling-theory.pdf

post #1474 of 1484
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Originally Posted by malignant01 View Post
 

Oh my, that's certainly both enlightening and disappointing.

Apparently my mp3's all have sample rate of 44 khz. I was on the verge of cursing both Google and Amazon for being cheap, but after researching a little bit (1) (2) about sample rate I've lost all interest in higher sample rate.

 

1 http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=14195

2 http://lavryengineering.com/pdfs/lavry-sampling-theory.pdf


Some people can hear the difference on some equipment, I am also not one of them. For me 16/44.1 in any lossless format (APE,ALAC, FLAC) or 320kbps MP3 or at least 256kbps AAC (mp4) is good enough.

 

When I listen to my (very) old 128kbps MP3s though I cringe, it's really bad. Especially since the encoders were not that good back then. Nowadays a well encoded 320kbps sounds great and I can't reliably tell it apart from lossless. Sometimes I can and sometimes I can't.

 

But it surely is fun trying it out....

 

Cheers,

K

post #1475 of 1484
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Originally Posted by malignant01 View Post
 

Oh my, that's certainly both enlightening and disappointing.

Apparently my mp3's all have sample rate of 44 khz. I was on the verge of cursing both Google and Amazon for being cheap, but after researching a little bit (1) (2) about sample rate I've lost all interest in higher sample rate.

 

1 http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=14195

2 http://lavryengineering.com/pdfs/lavry-sampling-theory.pdf

When it comes to music files, it is best to trust your own ears. 

post #1476 of 1484

Hello guys, 

 

I am planning to get a e07k for my Notebook. As for this I have a question.

 

Can the e07k used as dac only device and used with another amp, so I can a drive a Sennheiser HD650 properly. How good is the dac of e07k?

 

Thanks!

post #1477 of 1484
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Originally Posted by malignant01 View Post
 

Head Fi-ers, I need your advice!

 

A good friend of mine is selling his Fiio E07K, since we meet almost daily I know for a fact that his Fiio is almost never used. He bought it under the false assumption that it would improve his earphone's SQ and shelved the amp after he did not notice any difference. Now he badly needs money and wants to sell me his E07K.

 

My home setup is a Beyerdynamics DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm connected to my mobo (has Realtek ALC662).

On the road I connect the DT 770 to HTC One M7.

 

Would I notice any difference if I were to use this amp ? I realize my onboard soundcard is considered crap by most reviewers.

What would be a fair price for a year old E07K ?

I am somewhat concerned with the fact that the amp hasnt been used for at least 6 months, just sitting in the shelf. I had to recharge it for half an hour before being able to turn it on. Does it use an internal lithium battery ? 'cos I'm pretty sure that it would have much a reduced capacity by now

 

I own the E07K and I'm using it with my MacBook Pro (iTunes ALAC 24/96 files played through BitPerfect)  Sounds great on my Pioneer MX9 -32 ohms

 

I also use it with my HTC Desire 816 via an OTG cable (USB Audio Player Pro playing ALAC 24/96 files)  Sounds great on my Westone 3 IEMs -30 ohms

 

You can't go wrong with the E07K if you are paying less than $75 for a "like new" model.  Amazon Warehouse sells their "Used - Very Good" models for $86 with free shipping.

post #1478 of 1484
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Originally Posted by encoreAC View Post
 

Hello guys, 

 

I am planning to get a e07k for my Notebook. As for this I have a question.

 

Can the e07k used as dac only device and used with another amp, so I can a drive a Sennheiser HD650 properly. How good is the dac of e07k?

 

Thanks!

 

The E09K will allow you to dock the E07K so there are no cables necessary between the DAC and AMP.  The E09K should have no problem driving the HD650

 

post #1479 of 1484
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Originally Posted by encoreAC View Post

Hello guys, 

I am planning to get a e07k for my Notebook. As for this I have a question.

Can the e07k used as dac only device and used with another amp, so I can a drive a Sennheiser HD650 properly. How good is the dac of e07k?

Thanks!

Then DAC in the E07K is pretty good, the same as AK100 ;-) it's a Wolfson WM8740 if memory serves me right.

You can use it as a DAC but you will need a small accessory for that. If I remember correctly its the L7 clip on thingy that goes to the connector on the bottom of the device and offers a USB in and analog line out only utilizing the DAC and not the amp of the E07K.

Cheers,
K
post #1480 of 1484
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post


Then DAC in the E07K is pretty good, the same as AK100 ;-) it's a Wolfson WM8740 if memory serves me right.

You can use it as a DAC but you will need a small accessory for that. If I remember correctly its the L7 clip on thingy that goes to the connector on the bottom of the device and offers a USB in and analog line out only utilizing the DAC and not the amp of the E07K.

Cheers,
K

^ +1 to this. 

 

The DAC of E07K is pretty good for the price but why not just look into a standalone DAC like Schiits?

 

And yes, you can bypass E07K's amp and use it as a DAC only :) 

post #1481 of 1484
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post


Then DAC in the E07K is pretty good, the same as AK100 ;-) it's a Wolfson WM8740 if memory serves me right.

You can use it as a DAC but you will need a small accessory for that. If I remember correctly its the L7 clip on thingy that goes to the connector on the bottom of the device and offers a USB in and analog line out only utilizing the DAC and not the amp of the E07K.

Cheers,
K

Thanks! I may buy that accessory too then ;D

post #1482 of 1484
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

^ +1 to this. 

 

The DAC of E07K is pretty good for the price but why not just look into a standalone DAC like Schiits?

 

And yes, you can bypass E07K's amp and use it as a DAC only :) 

 

Because I am using the amp too, since I am only using it for IEMs right now, the amp should be sufficient for everything.

 

It's only when I am gonna buy the HD650 sometime in the future I would add an amp to it, so I can save money for an additional dac+amp.

post #1483 of 1484
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Originally Posted by encoreAC View Post
 

 

Because I am using the amp too, since I am only using it for IEMs right now, the amp should be sufficient for everything.

 

It's only when I am gonna buy the HD650 sometime in the future I would add an amp to it, so I can save money for an additional dac+amp.

ahh cool! 

post #1484 of 1484
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post


Then DAC in the E07K is pretty good, the same as AK100 ;-) it's a Wolfson WM8740 if memory serves me right.

You can use it as a DAC but you will need a small accessory for that. If I remember correctly its the L7 clip on thingy that goes to the connector on the bottom of the device and offers a USB in and analog line out only utilizing the DAC and not the amp of the E07K.

Cheers,
K

I don't use the L7 clip and don't feel any need for it.  Straight from one of the HP outs, zero gain setting and volume at 45 gives me a very clean signal into whatever amp I use.

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