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post #91 of 1303

Just got the tracking number for my FiiO E07K.  Can't wait, this will be my first DAC/Amp!

 

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post #92 of 1303

Leo888, I have read that the e07k is not compatible with the e9, but is compatible with the newer model e09k.  Check out their site. http://www.fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000012071912&MenuID=105026002  Just received my e07k and am rediscovering my music collection.


Edited by dskelto - 12/12/12 at 7:13pm
post #93 of 1303
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Originally Posted by dskelto View Post

Leo888, I have read that the e07k is not compatible with the e9, but is compatible with the newer model e09k.  Check out their site. http://www.fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000012071912&MenuID=105026002  Just received my e07k and am rediscovering my music collection.

Well they may just not have bothered to add E9 into the compatability section as the E09K has indeed officialy replaced the E9 anyway.

 

James the CEO himself said it was so we can go off that. 

 

I find it good. FiiO products for beginners. They are just very warm and fun sounding. Yes, these words "warm" and "fun" mean nothing and are looked at as just fake words by some. But in my case, I mean it as not fatiguing and adds vibrancy to the music for beginners. I do not prefer this for at home listening. On the go, I actually like it well enough. 

post #94 of 1303

E07k is compatible with E9 and E09K.

post #95 of 1303
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Again,sorry for the delay on the review everyone. My exams have been wearing me down. I also need to finish up another review first. 

post #96 of 1303

we will write a notice about the compatibility between E7/E7K/E17/E9/E09K on our website soon.

post #97 of 1303
Thanks to everyone for chipping in to help answer my question. So, do you guys thinks or E07K owners feels that the dac section is a significant improvements over the E7. Thanks in advance.
post #98 of 1303
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Thanks to everyone for chipping in to help answer my question. So, do you guys thinks or E07K owners feels that the dac section is a significant improvements over the E7. Thanks in advance.

As an E7 owner, I would like to know this as well.

post #99 of 1303
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Thanks to everyone for chipping in to help answer my question. So, do you guys thinks or E07K owners feels that the dac section is a significant improvements over the E7. Thanks in advance.


I understood that the only significant difference in the DAC section is the USB receiver that it is now the same than in the E17 (therefore able to read 96Khz-24bit high resolution files). If you have or are planning to listen to hig-rez music files the upgrade could be worth.

post #100 of 1303
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I understood that the only significant difference in the DAC section is the USB receiver that it is now the same than in the E17 (therefore able to read 96Khz-24bit high resolution files). If you have or are planning to listen to hig-rez music files the upgrade could be worth.
But for the same price as only a new DAC is needed, $100 can be better spent. If I had $100, i would look at stoner ud100, hrt ms, and new schiit modi.

Ill see if I can buy a ud100 or something one of these days
post #101 of 1303

Just got it in the mail today, have it on 0db (so I guess that's bypassing the amp?) with the volume at about 40-45. Way better sound than off my laptops sound card. Only thing I noticed is occasionally I will get a pop when doing things on my computer like deleting a song from Itunes I got a pop then also when hitting the back button on Chrome. Weird.

post #102 of 1303
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Just got it in the mail today, have it on 0db (so I guess that's bypassing the amp?) with the volume at about 40-45. Way better sound than off my laptops sound card. Only thing I noticed is occasionally I will get a pop when doing things on my computer like deleting a song from Itunes I got a pop then also when hitting the back button on Chrome. Weird.
You are not bypassing the op amp.

The explanation is that you are probably in 96KHz and 24 bit. ITunes and windows then plays a pre recorded sound and thus the pop
post #103 of 1303
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You are not bypassing the op amp.
The explanation is that you are probably in 96KHz and 24 bit. ITunes and windows then plays a pre recorded sound and thus the pop

Taking notes, this is all new to me as well.  Also not sure what the whole "Gain Selection" is all about either.  I have a lot to learn with my first DAC/Amp.  

 

Should hopefully get it in the mail by the weekend.  It is 773 miles away right now.

post #104 of 1303

Ah, so what is the difference between the gain settings? I am running this via USB.

 

I'm listening on my M50's and IDK if its all in my headphone but I really do feel as if the sound is a whole lot better, more clarity and soundstage, better separation. I'm still new to the terminology so I may not  be using the right words lol

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Taking notes, this is all new to me as well.  Also not sure what the whole "Gain Selection" is all about either.  I have a lot to learn with my first DAC/Amp.  

 

Should hopefully get it in the mail by the weekend.  It is 773 miles away right now.

You are literally telling the output buffer amplifier to "up" the volume 6dB or 12dB but of course this has its own limitations and so you can't just tell any old op amp to up it etc etc.

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Ah, so what is the difference between the gain settings? I am running this via USB.

 

I'm listening on my M50's and IDK if its all in my headphone but I really do feel as if the sound is a whole lot better, more clarity and soundstage, better separation. I'm still new to the terminology so I may not  be using the right words lol

Volume and power.

 

Make up any word you want. In audio, you can make up any word and call it whatever, just be sure to describe it clearly of what you meant by that word.

 

Example:

That headphone delivers a very sweet sound

 

Obviously, you can't eat a headphone's sound. And what sweet means changes from person to person, some words have a meaning that most can have a "between here and there" to it but some require clarification. For example, I could say that sweet to me would be a non fatiguing sound with high's that aren't harsh, and very intimate forward and smooth vocals with a nice mid bass impact and slight extension. With the overall qualities of it being a very smooth and not very peaky nor harsh sound that also has a nice bass impact to it.


Edited by bowei006 - 12/13/12 at 3:44pm
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