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post #1546 of 1551

I always thought that the E07k was quite good. I never had a chance to really test them out in a quiet environment. 

 

I'm actually quite disappointed with the product actually. Plugged into my Sony Walkman via the FiiO L5 LOD cable the E07k emits considerably more hiss on every IEM that I've tried. Useless as an amp if you ask me.

 

With that being said, my E07k is up for sale if anyone wants it. Comes with all the original accessories and I can throw in the LOD cables if you want. PM me if you're interested. 

post #1547 of 1551

Would love if someone could give me some input on this. What would produce a superior sound quality... a FiiO E07K used through a Samsung Galaxy, or an iBasso DX50 on its own? Both would be used with ESW9's... or possibly some DT 770's as I may have just found a good deal on some.

 

I have a Galaxy S2 still but will likely upgrade to S4 or S5 soon. I would much prefer to use the Galaxy as I love the interface, which looks way superior to the DX50 interface (or any other DAP for that matter). However I'm not sure how much it would drain the battery. Anyway again mostly just looking for what would produce higher quality audio... I have no idea how these two options compare.

post #1548 of 1551
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Originally Posted by mkmossop View Post
 

Would love if someone could give me some input on this. What would produce a superior sound quality... a FiiO E07K used through a Samsung Galaxy, or an iBasso DX50 on its own? Both would be used with ESW9's... or possibly some DT 770's as I may have just found a good deal on some.

 

I have a Galaxy S2 still but will likely upgrade to S4 or S5 soon. I would much prefer to use the Galaxy as I love the interface, which looks way superior to the DX50 interface (or any other DAP for that matter). However I'm not sure how much it would drain the battery. Anyway again mostly just looking for what would produce higher quality audio... I have no idea how these two options compare.

 

If you need power go with the FiiO E07k.

 

If you need something better sounding and DAP (dedicated player) I would go with the DX50. AFAIK E07k lacks USB OTG support.

 

I would go with the DX50.

post #1549 of 1551

Thanks for the reply. I don't really care about power or OTG support... just which one sounds better:

 

FiiO E07K used through a Samsung Galaxy or

 

iBasso DX50 on its own

post #1550 of 1551
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Originally Posted by mkmossop View Post
 

Thanks for the reply. I don't really care about power or OTG support... just which one sounds better:

 

FiiO E07K used through a Samsung Galaxy or

 

iBasso DX50 on its own

 

The DX50 will sound better. Although both the E07k and DX50 both use the same DAC chip (WM8740) if you were going to use the E07k through a computer it will sound good though.

 

I haven't heard the DX50 before but I can almost guarantee that it will outperform a SG2 with the E07k. The E07k even paired with my iPhone 4S (w/ FiiO L9 cable) was not that impressive (too much hiss). I sold it because of that. Great for use with computer but not so good as an amp with a portable device. 

post #1551 of 1551

Cool thanks a lot for the reply that's very helpful.

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