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If you purchased it from an official fiio dealer, fiio is going to have you send it back to the person for a replacement or refund.
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Originally Posted by Omark12 View Post

How does the E07K sound with the HE-400? I just got a pair with a Schiit Magni and am using them with my Xonar DG. I love them! I tried plugging them into my 4S and it sounded fine to me, I don't know why everyone says these things need an amp. Anyway maybe its because I've only had them for a day and I can't really tell at this point. I was thinking maybe I should pick up an E17 for use as a DAC with my PC ( I think my Xonar DG sounds great, but maybe an E07K will be better). And also for use with my 4S, would the E07K supply enough current for these to sound right? Just wondering. What do you all think?

Some may want the amp's changes to sound. Others may want more power to drive them. I don't know how the HE400's are in driving needs.

 

4S already has good DAC, but of course WM 8740 in E07K is better. 

 

Now that I have been accustomed to this hobby. I would of course use an $100 DAC. But even using my iPhones is fine for me if I wanted to listen to music with summit fit headphones

 

The other day only. I strapped the E12 to my iPod with an LOd so that the iPod's amp is bypassed. And listened to the Audeze LCD-3 on it.

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Originally Posted by philipdavis3 View Post

I know I'm not the first to have a problem with the E07K, but I think I am the first with this problem. After a few months of use, the amp has an audio issue, the right channel seems like it is at full gain (hissing quite loudly) and will not play music on that side. It also pops loudly on the right when plugging in headphones. Of course this happened a few days after the sellers return policy expired, and I am contemplating sending it back to china...

Other than the issue, I love this amp, and look forwards to using it again.
 

What country are you in? Did you buy it from Mp4nation?

 

Does this happen no matter what computer you use it with or even if the Andes is not plugged into any computer or device?

 

If you plug headphones into the Andes with no device or anything connected and it still hisses just on the right. Then you may have a problem. If not, try different computers and headphones.

 

What gain settings are you using. What EQ settings?

 

FiiO has a warranty term of One month guaranteed replacement. And One Year of free maintenence. 

http://fiio.net/aid/warranty.aspx

 

Please follow the directions and contact FiiO support on the matter after you have guaranteed that it is really the Andes acting up.

 

FiiO has been very good with warranty even if people didn't buy from authorized dealers or were out of warranty. This is of course up to their discretion and they may have changed unofficial policies. The official ones stated are just there as a safe guard. FiiO is good at warranty helping people so contac ttheir support if you are sure its the ANDES. Their support staff is very friendly. 

 

As you are out of the sellers warranty period, you need to contact FiiO to see if they want you to send it to FiiO directly or for you to send back to your seller or to a regional dealer. It is up for them on how they want to act. I don't know how they choose what it is they want but quisxx mentions this. I have seen people do all 3 after talking to support at FiiO.


Edited by bowei006 - 6/1/13 at 6:04pm
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Whoa! I just did some research on the 4S dac/amp.. Its one of the best out there out of all mobile phones. Well if I'm going to get an E07K or an E17 it has to be justified. Listening to my HE-400s out of my 4S sounded just fine to me. Subjectivity aside, is the E07K's amp output objectively better than the 4S?

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Originally Posted by Omark12 View Post

Whoa! I just did some research on the 4S dac/amp.. Its one of the best out there out of all mobile phones. Well if I'm going to get an E07K or an E17 it has to be justified. Listening to my HE-400s out of my 4S sounded just fine to me. Subjectivity aside, is the E07K's amp output objectively better than the 4S?

Mass marketed and sold mobile phones. there are so many chinese audiophile solutions out there. But yeah 4S has one of the best out of the main competition.

 

Yes it is better. Subjectively as well. 

post #800 of 1392
Hello,
I have been reading this thread for a while. I decided to buy the fiio e07k. I am happy to say that my galaxy s3 and asus memo 10.01 pad both work with the usb otg. The asus does not say anything is hooked up to the usb but still passes the audio via usb. The s3 does detect the fiio s3. Both are not rooted. The s3 is on verizon network.
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Originally Posted by Korrigon View Post

Hello,
I have been reading this thread for a while. I decided to buy the fiio e07k. I am happy to say that my galaxy s3 and asus memo 10.01 pad both work with the usb otg. The asus does not say anything is hooked up to the usb but still passes the audio via usb. The s3 does detect the fiio s3. Both are not rooted. The s3 is on verizon network.

"Welcome to Head-Fi! Sorry about your wallet!"

 

I'm glad to hear that you are getting the E07K Andes to work on both your Galaxy S3 and your ASUS Memo. beerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

"Welcome to Head-Fi! Sorry about your wallet!"

I'm glad to hear that you are getting the E07K Andes to work on both your Galaxy S3 and your ASUS Memo. beerchug.gif

I was very happy for it to work. The tablet was just an added bonus. Switching to an online music service, I wanted a good portable dac. The one on the s3 was really bad. Coming from cowon products, I wanted to find something quiet to go with my shures. The e07k did it for me
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Originally Posted by Korrigon View Post

I was very happy for it to work. The tablet was just an added bonus. Switching to an online music service, I wanted a good portable dac. The one on the s3 was really bad. Coming from cowon products, I wanted to find something quiet to go with my shures. The e07k did it for me

What do you mean "quiet"
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I interpreted that to mean low noise background or lack of hiss from amp/pmp.
post #805 of 1392
Yes that is what I mean smily_headphones1.gif
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Has anyone had any luck using the E07K with a Galaxy S4?

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 Oh now i got it

post #808 of 1392
Quote:
Originally Posted by philipdavis3 View Post

I know I'm not the first to have a problem with the E07K, but I think I am the first with this problem. After a few months of use, the amp has an audio issue, the right channel seems like it is at full gain (hissing quite loudly) and will not play music on that side. It also pops loudly on the right when plugging in headphones. Of course this happened a few days after the sellers return policy expired, and I am contemplating sending it back to china...

Other than the issue, I love this amp, and look forwards to using it again.
 

 

By the way, you report that the right channel is hissing but it shouldn't even at full gain. The pop is normal, how many headphones have you tried out?

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I have been using my new E70K for a couple weeks now with a set of Grado SR80i's and I have to say that I am really liking it. Now all of this is the opinion of a complete and total n00b to higher end audio. I really wasn't expecting much from it, but even when running in analog mode it does make the audio sound much better than if it was not there. When connected to my PC though this little guy really seems to shine, even for playing video games I feel it gives me a more immersive experience than just plugging straight in to my sound card.

 

I especially like it when I listen to older acoustic music such as Jim Croce or even some more recent stuff such as Blind Melon. Unfortunately I do not like to use it that much for for more powerful music such as Metal and Hard Rock, for those I prefer my JDS Labs Cmoy.

 

The only downside I have really found with it is that I hate the buttons for volume and menu controls. I am constantly hitting them and turning the unit off or changing the volume when I forget to hit the hold switch. I do wish the unit had a knob on it.

 

Well thats my $.02
 

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Originally Posted by Dizzante View Post

I have been using my new E70K for a couple weeks now with a set of Grado SR80i's and I have to say that I am really liking it. Now all of this is the opinion of a complete and total n00b to higher end audio. I really wasn't expecting much from it, but even when running in analog mode it does make the audio sound much better than if it was not there. When connected to my PC though this little guy really seems to shine, even for playing video games I feel it gives me a more immersive experience than just plugging straight in to my sound card.

 

I especially like it when I listen to older acoustic music such as Jim Croce or even some more recent stuff such as Blind Melon. Unfortunately I do not like to use it that much for for more powerful music such as Metal and Hard Rock, for those I prefer my JDS Labs Cmoy.

 

The only downside I have really found with it is that I hate the buttons for volume and menu controls. I am constantly hitting them and turning the unit off or changing the volume when I forget to hit the hold switch. I do wish the unit had a knob on it.

 

Well thats my $.02
 

"Welcome to Head-Fi! Sorry about your wallet"

 

Probably due to the warm but accurate sound without distortion or any other 'impurities'(noise, static etc) is generally the easiest thing to tell with these units. 

 

Well that's my $.04. I figured I needed an extra $.02 as you already gave yours. biggrin.gif

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