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Help with Amp/DAC question. E09K + E07K

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Hi, this is my first post here, I've been reading dozens of post but can't really find the answer, but did learn a lot of stuff. redface.gif

I have a 5 year old ATH-Pro700 (the fake leather is completely peeled) , and just ordered a Fiio E07K, so I was wondering what is the purpose of pairing it with a E09K? If I understand correctly the E7 is both a DAC and Amplifier.

My usage will be an iPod and my laptop, it's a Sager that I'm currently using with a X-FI Go Pro (makes buzzing noises).

Is it worth getting the E09K as well? or maybe something else?
as long as it makes a difference my budget is around $300.

thanks for any help biggrin.gif
Edited by Kiont - 12/9/12 at 6:40am
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Originally Posted by Kiont View Post

Hi, this is my first post here, I've been reading dozens of post but can't really find the answer, but did learn a lot of stuff. redface.gif
I have a 5 year old ATH-Pro700 (the fake leather is completely peeled) , and just ordered a Fiio E07K, so I was wondering what is the purpose of pairing it with a E09K? If I understand correctly the E7 is both a DAC and Amplifier.
My usage will be an iPod and my laptop, it's a Sager that I'm currently using with a X-FI Go Pro (makes buzzing noises).
Is it worth getting the E09K as well? or maybe something else?
as long as it makes a difference my budget is around $300.
thanks for any help biggrin.gif

E09K is if you need more power.

 

Does the ATH need a lot of power?

 

Try it with the E07K first and see if you need more power. I don't think the pro 700's were said to need much power but who knows.

 

Are you a desktop or portable user? If you just use your things at home, a desktop unit would be a better buy. Otherwise if you want versatility, the E07K,E17 and E09K are pretty popular choices. 

 

I prefer Audio-gd and O2 and what not units for home use.

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Originally Posted by Kiont View Post

Hi, this is my first post here, I've been reading dozens of post but can't really find the answer, but did learn a lot of stuff. redface.gif
I have a 5 year old ATH-Pro700 (the fake leather is completely peeled) , and just ordered a Fiio E07K, so I was wondering what is the purpose of pairing it with a E09K? If I understand correctly the E7 is both a DAC and Amplifier.
My usage will be an iPod and my laptop, it's a Sager that I'm currently using with a X-FI Go Pro (makes buzzing noises).
Is it worth getting the E09K as well? or maybe something else?
as long as it makes a difference my budget is around $300.
thanks for any help biggrin.gif

The ATH-Pro700 is only 36-Ohms, which means the E07K's low impedance headphone output is better for driving the ATH-Pro700, then the Fiio E9 & E09K.

So I see zero reasons for getting the Fiio E9 & E09K.

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So basically the E09K would be used if I needed more power.

Well, then maybe in the future when I upgrade my headphones ( or break ) I'll look at amps again.

My usage is about 50-50% laptop and iPhone, so the E07K mobility definitively helps.
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