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post #421 of 1406
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Originally Posted by Chrystolis View Post

Hi there.  I picked up an E07K a little over a month ago, and was intending to use it primarily at the office, but I've been running into some issues with using the device on my work computer (I work on a Mac).  I've searched around, and through this thread, but haven't stumbled upon any similar situations, so I'm not sure what the deal could be, but I'm hoping someone here may have some insight, or thoughts at least!

 

When I first got the device, it worked fantastically for roughly a week.  Around the 1-week mark, all the sudden the sound cut out.  I figured I must have hit something or bumped a connection.  Connections were fine, and after switching the output device off the E07K and then back to it in the Mac sound settings, I could hear a series of faint clicks.  I tried reseating the USB cable connection to the device, and after I did that, I had sound again.  Around 45 seconds later, the sound dropped out again, and that's what I've been experiencing ever since.  It works for ~45 seconds, cuts out until I disconnect and reconnect the USB cable. The USB cable is still powering the device since it indicates its charging, and it still shows up in the sound device list on the Mac, so I doesn't seem like the USB connection is dropping.

 

Even though I figured they weren't the issue, I tried a different USB cable and different headphones just to be sure, and neither resolved the issue.  I tried connecting it to my Win PCs at home (both running W7), and one here in the office (W8), as well as my phone (iPhone), all using the same USB cable as with my Mac, and the device worked perfectly with all of them.

 

So I've got it pinned down to an issue specifically with my Mac (running Snow Leopard), and can't seem to iron it out.  I've tried  resetting the device a few times, to no avail.  I found some advanced audio settings on the Mac (Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup) and tooled around with everything in there, but nothing resolved the issues.

 

Anyone have any thoughts on what the issue could be, or have any suggestions to try?  As far as I can tell, the device isn't faulty, and there doesn't seem to be any updated firmware available, but I feel like I've exhausted all the options

 

Thanks!

Hmm, that does sound weird indeed.

 

Is there a new update for your mac with software updates?

 

Press option and click on the sound icon. You will get advanced options if you press and hold option while you click on the sound icon at the top of the screen. IS there anything in there that will work?

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Hmm, that does sound weird indeed.

 

Is there a new update for your mac with software updates?

 

Press option and click on the sound icon. You will get advanced options if you press and hold option while you click on the sound icon at the top of the screen. IS there anything in there that will work?

 

I don't have any software updates available, aside from the potential upgrade to OSX Lion or Mountain Lion.  I wouldn't think the OS version would be the issue, considering it worked fine for a week, but who knows.   I hadn't realized that Option + Sound Icon shortcut was there, but it looks like that's just a quick way to flip between I/O devices, without going into the full preferences window. 

 

I may see if I can find another Mac to test it with, to see if I can reproduce the problem.

 

I appreciate the suggestions, thanks!

 

Edit: Hmmmm...May have fixed it. Restarted my comp again, which I recall doing when I first tried to troubleshoot the issue a month ago, and now it's been working consistently for the past 5 minutes.  Hopefully that's all it took.  Weird.  Regardless, thanks for the help :)


Edited by Chrystolis - 1/16/13 at 1:28pm
post #423 of 1406
hy there, i'm looking to buy one of these audio interfaces (m audio fast track c400 & focusrite 2i2) compared to the fiio 07k,  witch one should i pick for my grado sr80i ?
post #424 of 1406
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Originally Posted by Chrystolis View Post

I don't have any software updates available, aside from the potential upgrade to OSX Lion or Mountain Lion.  I wouldn't think the OS version would be the issue, considering it worked fine for a week, but who knows.   I hadn't realized that Option + Sound Icon shortcut was there, but it looks like that's just a quick way to flip between I/O devices, without going into the full preferences window. 

I may see if I can find another Mac to test it with, to see if I can reproduce the problem.

I appreciate the suggestions, thanks!

Edit: Hmmmm...May have fixed it. Restarted my comp again, which I recall doing when I first tried to troubleshoot the issue a month ago, and now it's been working consistently for the past 5 minutes.  Hopefully that's all it took.  Weird.  Regardless, thanks for the help smily_headphones1.gif

Do you not shut down your computer periodically?


@lipam
Depends why you want an audio interface and then why a fiio
post #425 of 1406

@ Bowei006, i want my grado's to sound good,and my laptop doesn't provide that quality , and also do some podcast. i'm thinking that the fast track c400 or the focusrite 2i2 will help me with the recording but i don't know how they sound for playback music. i'm wondering the fiio e07k  has a better dac than the c400 or 2i2 ?

post #426 of 1406
I'm also having an issue when using dac on my windows computer of the sound cutting out intermittently.
Anyone else have issues ?

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post #427 of 1406
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I'm also having an issue when using dac on my windows computer of the sound cutting out intermittently.
Anyone else have issues ?

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could be a problem with your setting or your media player @_@?mine run without sound cutting

post #428 of 1406
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Originally Posted by lipan03 View Post

@ Bowei006, i want my grado's to sound good,and my laptop doesn't provide that quality , and also do some podcast. i'm thinking that the fast track c400 or the focusrite 2i2 will help me with the recording but i don't know how they sound for playback music. i'm wondering the fiio e07k  has a better dac than the c400 or 2i2 ?

The E07K has a Wolfson WM8740. What do the others have? I don't have the time to look at everything today.

 

Most likely the audio units there will do fine.

post #429 of 1406

Mega Ultra Super Bump for this.

 

I have a galaxy note 2 and I think the only way to use the DAC from FiiO and not the one built into the phone, would be to rig it like this:

 

FiiO E07K<---- mini usb~micro usb---->Samsung Note 2 (S3 variant)<---- audio out.

 

And, like I said, bump.

post #430 of 1406
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Originally Posted by omegatek View Post

 

Instead of using that USB OTG Cable like the one linked above http://www.amazon.com/Electronics-Micro-USB-OTG-Cable/dp/B005GGBYJ4

 

Would something like this work for the Galaxy S2/S3 and the E07K for USB Audio Out?

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812400119

bump

post #431 of 1406
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Mega Ultra Super Bump for this.

 

I have a galaxy note 2 and I think the only way to use the DAC from FiiO and not the one built into the phone, would be to rig it like this:

 

FiiO E07K<---- mini usb~micro usb---->Samsung Note 2 (S3 variant)<---- audio out.

 

And, like I said, bump.

 

have you tried this ?
 

post #432 of 1406
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Originally Posted by turbomustang84 View Post

 

have you tried this ?
 

 

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Originally Posted by thebrockelley View Post

Mega Ultra Super Bump for this.

 

I have a galaxy note 2 and I think the only way to use the DAC from FiiO and not the one built into the phone, would be to rig it like this:

 

FiiO E07K<---- mini usb~micro usb---->Samsung Note 2 (S3 variant)<---- audio out.

 

And, like I said, bump.

Have i tried what?

post #433 of 1406

Would http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008635BA2/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01 this cable work to connect my E07K to my Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and get audio out?

post #434 of 1406
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Have i tried what?

 

using the cable you suggested is the only way to get audio out from note 2 is what I meant ,however I now understand it was a question and not a statement........

sorry I misunderstood 
 

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