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Best Fiio for AKG Q701

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Hi everybody,

So I've recently ordered a pair of AKG Q701 and heard that these need an amp. My budget isn't very high for these, the most I can pay is around 130.

I've found a few choices, Fiio E9, E10 and E17, which one should I choose between these and is E17 really worth it?

 

Thanks.

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Hi everybody,

So I've recently ordered a pair of AKG Q701 and heard that these need an amp. My budget isn't very high for these, the most I can pay is around 130.

I've found a few choices, Fiio E9, E10 and E17, which one should I choose between these and is E17 really worth it?

 

Thanks.

Might help to know what source(s) your plugging the DAC and or amp. into?

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I'll be using Laptop and android.

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I'll be using Laptop and android.

Does it need to be portable? There are a few other units from Audinist and Maverick you can look at otherwise. 

 

The E17 does a decent job. It depends on how loud you listen. Some could listen to the Q701 with E17 at 6dB gain at half volume while I perosonally needed 12dB gain with 3/4 volume. 

 

I don't really have a preference currently of Cirrus Logic DAC or Wolfson DAC with the Q701's. I have a Dual WM8741 flagship as well as the single WM8740 as well as a variety of Cirrus Logic DAC's be it the CS4344 or unmarked but well received CS in my iPhones and iPod's. I'll be getting the CS4398 flagship later this month.

 

So yeah, no real preference from me. 

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