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post #1591 of 1595
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The E17 has the same Wolfson 8740 as the E07k. The WM8740 is known for its warm and slightly bassier characteristics. However, I have not heard the E17k before so I can't judge but just because they use the same DAC chip again, it could sound different due to many factors (implementation, output characteristics/power, etc)


No its the amp that makes it so bassy, the WM8740 is in a lot of Fiio products including the E7 and they all sound very different because of their amps.


Edited by theuprising - 7/28/15 at 11:47pm
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No its the amp that makes it so bassy, the WM8740 is in a lot of Fiio products including the E7 and they all sound very different because of their amps.

 

As I said there is a wide variety of factors including but not limited to the amp. If you do a quick search you will find that the WM8740 is indeed a warmer sounding DAC.

post #1593 of 1595
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As I said there is a wide variety of factors including but not limited to the amp. If you do a quick search you will find that the WM8740 is indeed a warmer sounding DAC.


There is nothing "slightly" warm about the E07k, compared to my other devices, the E07k's bass sounds so boosted it sounds congested.

post #1594 of 1595
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If anyone has experience with both, do you think the nearly double priced E17k is worth it? The E07k is ridiculously warm, so much so I'm even thinking of leveling down to the E7 even though the bitrate will suffer.

 

Have NOT heard both. E17k feels pretty good. Have put up impressions in the E17K thread recently.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/747491/fiio-e17k-alpen-2/315#post_11794727

 

Some deliberations before the purchase before this post in the MT220 thread
http://www.head-fi.org/t/658673/yamaha-hph-mt220-thread-merged/1455#post_11791546

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There is nothing "slightly" warm about the E07k, compared to my other devices, the E07k's bass sounds so boosted it sounds congested.

well cant expect much from a $60 device.
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