Originally Posted by akuma4u
so once the andes is properly EQed it will deliver better quality bass and sound over the e11?
and is it possible to bypass the DAC on the andes and just use it as a plain amp?
and ya u are right about the e11 being cheaper,. thats why i was a little on the fence on which one to buy but i guess its worth the extra 40 bucks for the andes since it has better eq functions and more power/gain and bass levels to choose from.
With a possible +10dB gain on the ANDES with its built in EQ. There is definately more quality.
I never did an uber bass, bass off between the two though. The bass without the bass boost is definately more controled and higher quality on the ANDES. But once we start playing with Bass Boost, I wouldn't have thoughts on it.
Yes, you need the FiiO L7 to do that($9). That would be a good add on for if you were going to and from work or travelling. But its not good if you need a fully at home static amp/DAC. Desktop units are made for that. Value of the ANDES is in its portability and function and feature.
Oh gosh why do I always sound like a salesman with this? Anyway, its up to you really, there are other amps like the ZO2 that are famous with their bass(never heard it) so check that out too.
The DAC should be the biggest selling point really if $40 matters. Unless you are only going to use it with an iPod or iPhone.If you just need an amp, look at Cmoy BB and ZO2