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post #811 of 1404
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

"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


Oh, without a doubt. I like the bass boost of the cmoy at times, but I like the fact that this unit does not overemphasize the bass. Most rock music has a perfect amount of bass without overdoing it and this little unit lets that shine right through.

post #812 of 1404

Currently using E07K 80%+ with either Sony MA900s or ATM50s.

 

I'm a relative beginner in this hobby myself (and my wallet is already hurting).

 

What I like about the E07K is a warm signature with a tremendous amount of flexibility (EQ, channel balance, adjustable gain, portability) at a very low price.

 

The most useful thing for me about the E07K is the channel balance adjustment - my right ear is slightly less sensitive than my left, and the E07K allows me to correct for this easily.

 

If you are a beginner, I think it's hard to go wrong with the E07K unless you are using a high impedance (300 ohm) or orthodynamic headphone - it doesn't have the power to drive these to their full potential (based on my own LCD-2 experience)

 

Whatever I buy in my own listening journey, I plan to keep the E07K as a reference point for value.

post #813 of 1404
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Originally Posted by DrikTheTroll View Post

Currently using E07K 80%+ with either Sony MA900s or ATM50s.

 

I'm a relative beginner in this hobby myself (and my wallet is already hurting).

 

What I like about the E07K is a warm signature with a tremendous amount of flexibility (EQ, channel balance, adjustable gain, portability) at a very low price.

 

The most useful thing for me about the E07K is the channel balance adjustment - my right ear is slightly less sensitive than my left, and the E07K allows me to correct for this easily.

 

If you are a beginner, I think it's hard to go wrong with the E07K unless you are using a high impedance (300 ohm) or orthodynamic headphone - it doesn't have the power to drive these to their full potential (based on my own LCD-2 experience)

 

Whatever I buy in my own listening journey, I plan to keep the E07K as a reference point for value.

 

I am with you, I will keep mine as well. For less than $90 it's hard to go wrong with the E70K. I take it almost everywhere I go.

post #814 of 1404
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrikTheTroll View Post

Currently using E07K 80%+ with either Sony MA900s or ATM50s.

 

I'm a relative beginner in this hobby myself (and my wallet is already hurting).

 

What I like about the E07K is a warm signature with a tremendous amount of flexibility (EQ, channel balance, adjustable gain, portability) at a very low price.

 

The most useful thing for me about the E07K is the channel balance adjustment - my right ear is slightly less sensitive than my left, and the E07K allows me to correct for this easily.

 

If you are a beginner, I think it's hard to go wrong with the E07K unless you are using a high impedance (300 ohm) or orthodynamic headphone - it doesn't have the power to drive these to their full potential (based on my own LCD-2 experience)

 

Whatever I buy in my own listening journey, I plan to keep the E07K as a reference point for value.

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

I've been saying this with every post it seems tongue.gif

post #815 of 1404
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

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

I've been saying this with every post it seems tongue.gif

You are the official greeter. :) Thanks for the welcome.

post #816 of 1404
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I say it to anyone I see that is new. 

 

I don't post unless I have something to add, clarify, ask, help. 

 

But when someone new shows up. It's my little duty to always welcome them.

post #817 of 1404

Does anyone know if an aftermarket case is being sold for the E07K. The foam case that comes with it is pretty flimsy. I'd like better protection.

post #818 of 1404
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by James1776 View Post

Does anyone know if an aftermarket case is being sold for the E07K. The foam case that comes with it is pretty flimsy. I'd like better protection.

Did some googling and it doesn't seem like it.

 

It wouldn't be profitable enough for people in China to make cases for a product that most don't know about.

post #819 of 1404

sigh...

post #820 of 1404
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by James1776 View Post

sigh...

An uncomfirmed source puts FiiO's total sales of any of their products at 1 Million.

 

I do not know for sure if this is correct or not.

 

The Zune in total has sold about 14 million and iPod has about 350+ million.

 

But of course, we are talking about FiiO in total and even then. I'm really hesitant in confirming if FiiO has sold 1 million units at all.

 

but either way, if that number is true, we may one day see after market vendors sell their own case's and what not for the units.

post #821 of 1404
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Originally Posted by James1776 View Post

Does anyone know if an aftermarket case is being sold for the E07K. The foam case that comes with it is pretty flimsy. I'd like better protection.

What is your source? I use iPod Nano and together with the FiiO E07k I use a Lowepro camera hard case
post #822 of 1404
They make a nice silicone case for the C3 and I doubt Colorfly have 100K units sold... I could be wrong though...

Time to get the needle and thread out with a nice piece of leather and make your own E07K case. biggrin.gif
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post #823 of 1404
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


Time to get the needle and thread out with a nice piece of leather and make your own E07K case. biggrin.gif
 

biggrin.gif

 

Awesome plan right there

post #824 of 1404

Hi, I've installed the assio drivers from fiio website and used them to play 24/96k from foobar (output correctly configured, btw is the assio plugin needed?).

Also, downloaded some 24/96k flac files.

Even with all this can't seem to find a big difference between the usb conection and the laptop output, if any. And what worries me more, is that the laptop is actually able to reach higher volumes (compared to gain 0db, volume maxed).

I'm using a Superlux HD660 (150 ohm) with beyer velours, if that should change anything.

Anyway, Am I doing something wrong or should I just return it?

post #825 of 1404
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Originally Posted by cybernick01 View Post

Hi, I've installed the assio drivers from fiio website and used them to play 24/96k from foobar (output correctly configured, btw is the assio plugin needed?).

Also, downloaded some 24/96k flac files.

Even with all this can't seem to find a big difference between the usb conection and the laptop output, if any. And what worries me more, is that the laptop is actually able to reach higher volumes (compared to gain 0db, volume maxed).

I'm using a Superlux HD660 (150 ohm) with beyer velours, if that should change anything.

Anyway, Am I doing something wrong or should I just return it?

So is the problem that you can't hear a big difference in sound quality even with using the ASIO drivers and 24/96 tracks? 

 

If that's the issue you are getting. Then it's not an issue. 

 

It's what comes with the hobby, it takes a bit of training to hear a difference, and even then, its not even a huge one. Most including me can't even get it right half the time.

 

Think of ASIO/WASAPI as guarantee's of sound quality instead of boosters.

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