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post #616 of 1403
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

It is both. Amp and Bass booster. 

 

I was more referring to more unknown thousands of chinese audio products that many want comparisons too.


ah gotcha.. well the chinese really scored with the fiio thats for sure.. wouldnt really trust the other stuff though.

post #617 of 1403
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Originally Posted by akuma4u View Post


ah gotcha.. well the chinese really scored with the fiio thats for sure.. wouldnt really trust the other stuff though.

Many head fi loved brands are Chinese actually. I would say 40%. It's just that while most American audio companies become known on head fi, only the very few become well known on head fi for Chinese ones.

 

Despite how famous FiiO may seem on here, I am quite surprised it is even more popular in China. I underestimated the headphone audio scene back home.

post #618 of 1403
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Many head fi loved brands are Chinese actually. I would say 40%. It's just that while most American audio companies become known on head fi, only the very few become well known on head fi for Chinese ones.

 

Despite how famous FiiO may seem on here, I am quite surprised it is even more popular in China. I underestimated the headphone audio scene back home.


oh youre chinese..

dude i tried to find the fiios on taobao to see if there was a huge price difference but they are being sold for the same price there as in North america which kinda surprised me

post #619 of 1403
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oh youre chinese..

dude i tried to find the fiios on taobao to see if there was a huge price difference but they are being sold for the same price there as in North america which kinda surprised me

FiiO uses and highly recommends buying from Authorized dealers, this means that the price really doesn't get that much lower. 

 

Wait, I don't know. I just realized that FiiO does not post their official polciy on chinese selling for mainland China. They only post a 'where to by' and authorized dealer section for those everywhere but mainland China.

 

They may do it differently there.

 

If you want a FiiO in America. Buy form authorized dealer. There are some revisions and some FiiO fakes out that make buying one from amazon or ebay meaning you get the lower revision models. Authorized dealers here for the most part offer free shipping(micca store carries most FiiO units and has free shipping)  and are the same price if not better.

 

The cheaper ones on ebay are generally lower revision. Lower revision doesn't mean bad or not working, they just had some revisions thats all.

post #620 of 1403

i think ill buy it from a local store.. even if i buy online most places will charge quite a bit for shipping to canada which is where im at. i do see some on ebay but now that u said they might be selling revisions u have scared me off lol

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i think ill buy it from a local store.. even if i buy online most places will charge quite a bit for shipping to canada which is where im at. i do see some on ebay but now that u said they might be selling revisions u have scared me off lol

Headphonebar is a popular Canadian FiiO dealer

 

But yeah, local store works too.

 

It's not they might be selling revisions. It's that they are probably selling older revisions.

 

The only fakes are of the cheaper FiiO's. E3 , E5, and E6 only I believe at this moment.

post #622 of 1403
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Headphonebar is a popular Canadian FiiO dealer

 

But yeah, local store works too.

 

It's not they might be selling revisions. It's that they are probably selling older revisions.

 

The only fakes are of the cheaper FiiO's. E3 , E5, and E6 only I believe at this moment.


oh wow thanks that headphonebar place is actually 15 bucks cheaper than what the guy in my city is selling them at and thats INC shipping for vancover to toronto .. thanks for that u just saved me some cash which i can buy an LOD cable with..

post #623 of 1403
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oh wow thanks that headphonebar place is actually 15 bucks cheaper than what the guy in my city is selling them at and thats INC shipping for vancover to toronto .. thanks for that u just saved me some cash which i can buy an LOD cable with..

They are also a FiiO authorized dealer biggrin.gif

 

People think that authorized dealers charge more. That is not always the case. There are times when the product is cheaper, but you are betting DOA, RMA, Warranty, legitimacy, and revisions on those $10 you save.

 

Most companies have a statement on warranty that requires you to buy from authorized dealer if they are to fix your headphones or device. Keep that in mind. I didn't realize that until after buying a few pairs of headphones and reading some sad stories about bad happenings.

post #624 of 1403
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Originally Posted by akuma4u View Post


oh wow thanks that headphonebar place is actually 15 bucks cheaper than what the guy in my city is selling them at and thats INC shipping for vancover to toronto .. thanks for that u just saved me some cash which i can buy an LOD cable with..


My E17 came from the Headphone Bar and they threw in an free L9 and a second L8 cable for me. Great People!

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My E17 came from the Headphone Bar and they threw in an free L9 and a second L8 cable for me. Great People!

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SHHH You are now creating expectations! wink_face.gif

 

I can imagine their staff getting emails on that free L9 and what not now lol. biggrin.gif

post #626 of 1403

Alright, I went and bought myself an E07K with the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pros 80 ohms.

I'm kinda browsing through the options and stumbled upon the gain function: 0 db, 6 db or 12 db.

Is there any difference besides the volume? I read that amps perform well at max power, but does that mean 12 db at 25 volume or 0 db at 40 volume? Does it change the battery life?

 

The Fiio website and manual haven't been of help.

post #627 of 1403

Gain is when your max volume still can't drive the the headphone , I will suggest you to keep your gain to zero since you are using an 80 ohm headphone , and try to use the volume first

Higher gain will sometime provide better sound as it reveals the details in the song if you are using  hard to drive headphone, battery consumption would be higher with higher gain

post #628 of 1403
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

Gain is when your max volume still can't drive the the headphone , I will suggest you to keep your gain to zero since you are using an 80 ohm headphone , and try to use the volume first

Higher gain will sometime provide better sound as it reveals the details in the song if you are using  hard to drive headphone, battery consumption would be higher with higher gain

 



thanks!

post #629 of 1403

i am getting a digizoid zo2 and an e07k when hooking them both up with my ipod does it go like this

 

ipod --> L9 ---> fiio e07k --> 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable -->> digizoid z02

 

or does the ipod connect to the digizoid first then to the fiio amp?

 

thanks
 

post #630 of 1403
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Originally Posted by akuma4u View Post

i am getting a digizoid zo2 and an e07k when hooking them both up with my ipod does it go like this

 

ipod --> L9 ---> fiio e07k --> 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable -->> digizoid z02

 

or does the ipod connect to the digizoid first then to the fiio amp?

 

thanks
 

Yes you could hook it up that way but why would you want to hook up 2 amps in series like that when one should suffice?

Not only is it cumbersome to carry the 2 amp units but if your settings on the 1st amp is too high you run the risk of overdriving the imput of the 2nd amp which will lead to clipping and distortion and all that bad stuff.

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