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post #841 of 1413
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Same reason pro's use thousand dollar instruments and what not

 

Some people can hear the difference and will pay for it

It's just a hard concept for me to understand. I get amping. I get paying for that. I understand how it affects sound and its quality. It's a hard concept for me to understand with DACs. I get paying for expanded sample and bit rates. I get paying for expanded I/O. I understand it much less on how it affects sound and its quality, though. At least when it comes to $100 vs $1000 dedicated DACs. I'm sure I'll get it after I read up more. For now, the E07K will server just fine as a dedicated DAC.

post #842 of 1413
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

It's just a hard concept for me to understand. I get amping. I get paying for that. I understand how it affects sound and its quality. It's a hard concept for me to understand with DACs. I get paying for expanded sample and bit rates. I get paying for expanded I/O. I understand it much less on how it affects sound and its quality, though. At least when it comes to $100 vs $1000 dedicated DACs. I'm sure I'll get it after I read up more. For now, the E07K will server just fine as a dedicated DAC.

Implementation, design, pathways and what not.

 

There are some DAC's that sound a lot different.

post #843 of 1413
I ordered E7 (not E07k!) in the shop sonicelectronix-com.
They sent me the Andes. (Alas, bad shop.) Simply put, E7 I like much more than 07k.  But if I allow myself to the experience of emotion, then e07k this full of sh*t (sorry)! If someone is nice to listen to him - I'm glad. But I do not use it - muddy, noisy, weak, bulky. [Westone UM3X]

Edited by vinokurov - 6/25/13 at 7:00pm
post #844 of 1413

I am using a droid razor HD with the E07K (works and sounds great). Actually, I wish someone made a wallet like case where one could put the phone and DAC n the same case connected without the rubber band solution...

post #845 of 1413
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Originally Posted by cybernick01 View Post

Great then, should had known that before I guess.

I've been reading a lot, apparently 24 bits dacs can't really pull off the volume range of 24 bits so it's more marketing than the real stuff? I mean, no real benefit for playback neitherSo I guess I won't be downloading any more sh*t in 24 bits.

 

Would you say there is a benefit from oversampling (even if it's not possible to hear)? And if so, I've tried it with PPHS resampler from DSP options in foobar, but I can't get the 88khz to work, so I'm using it with 44.1khz files to 96khz... Is that optimal? or is there another way? I've read somewhere there might be an improvement but I can't find any thread that explains why.

 

Also, I understand the gain is digital? So, using at max should (maybe) elevate the noise floor right?

I'm having a hard time trying to find a reason not to return it, I mean, I thought at least the laptop wasn't able to properly drive a 150 ohm headphone, but I guess I was wrong (and it's a really old dell M1210).

 

I'm sorry if this is not the place to ask all this, I would appreciate if you could tell me where should I do it.

I have to sort of disagree with that. I find the word size to make a bigger difference than the sampling rate...I will admit that the perceived better sound from 24 bit size files could be simply from the recording engineer caring what the result sounds like while normal CD quality recording quality is very hit and miss...Give this 24 Bit file a listen and then tell me you cannot hear a quality difference...

 

http://www.naimlabel.com/recording-wichita-lineman.aspx

 

Its a free download and you have options as to quality...

post #846 of 1413
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Originally Posted by James1776 View Post

I am using a droid razor HD with the E07K (works and sounds great). Actually, I wish someone made a wallet like case where one could put the phone and DAC n the same case connected without the rubber band solution...

Some people actually do use those. Check the portable devices thread

 

I forgot what products they were using, but some audiophile companies made some cases like that(but mainly for iPod).

 

HOWEVER many before that were using cases they found to do what you are talking about. 

post #847 of 1413

Exactly what thread is that and where do I find it??

 

Thanks

post #848 of 1413
Thread Starter 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633511/pictures-of-your-portable-rig-part-xvi

 

Only problem is that it has 355 pages and the info is only found on some

post #849 of 1413
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633511/pictures-of-your-portable-rig-part-xvi

 

Only problem is that it has 355 pages and the info is only found on some

Thanks

post #850 of 1413

Has anyone had any issues with static on this model? I bought mine in February or March and it's been connected to my Mac Mini sitting on my desk powering my headphones since then. Recently i've noticed that if it is left plugged in for long periods of time it starts to develop static when playing back audio. The static disappears if I unplug it from the computer and plug it back in. I really don't want to have to deal with shipping this thing back to China to be repaired, but i really want this to work properly. 

post #851 of 1413

That sounds more like a dirty contact than a problem with gear...get a good contact cleaner and clean the plug and the connections to the computer and see what happens

post #852 of 1413
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Originally Posted by James1776 View Post

That sounds more like a dirty contact than a problem with gear...get a good contact cleaner and clean the plug and the connections to the computer and see what happens

 

I am using it via USB as a DAC, so connector dirt isn't the problem. The sound quality literally degrades the longer it is connected to the computer. Sounds fine for a good hour or so before it starts to go, and after a few hours it is totally useless until I unplug it and plug it back in.

post #853 of 1413

Have you tried it with another computer?

One of my USB sound cards had problems which turned out to be the USB port I was using.

post #854 of 1413

Sounds more like a computer problem to me. Have you tried a second PC?

post #855 of 1413
Thread Starter 
Yes, please try another computer. smily_headphones1.gif
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