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FiiO E11 with Samsung Galaxy S3?

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So, for Christmas I received a pair of Sennheiser HD 558s from my parents. I've done the foam mod, and with my computer it definitely improved the bass and I'm liking the sound better. However, with my phone (Galaxy S3) there is no bass at all, and it doesn't sound as good as my computer. I've been reading a lot about getting a portable amp to improve this, and after looking at a lot of portable amps, I decided to order a FiiO E11. Now, I've seen images where it connects to iPods with this 3.5 to dock cable, but how would I connect it to my Galaxy S3? 

Here's the ports on the E11: http://assets.head-fi.org/5/5b/1024x1446px-LL-5b619d36_E11render.jpg

Here's a FiiO amp connecting to a Galaxy S3: http://cdn.avsforum.com/3/31/500x1000px-LL.jpg-319891f4_mobile01-fb17e451eecf2887c2ccabbed61681c6.jpeg

1. What cable is that on the second image?

2. What would I connect to on the first image? And with what?

3. Should I just connect the Galaxy S3 to the E11 with a 3.5 to 3.5 cable? Or is using like a micro B cable better for quality? How much of a difference if so?

Thanks,
Connor.

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3. Should I just connect the Galaxy S3 to the E11 with a 3.5 to 3.5 cable? Or is using like a micro B cable better for quality? How much of a difference if so?

http://mobile.brando.com/prod_img/zoom/MCGOT007300_01_L.jpg

This is what I meant by the way.

post #3 of 12

1. s3> OTG usb cable> mini usb> fiio e07k or e7? one of the two

 

2. e11 can only connect to your s3 through 3.5 

 

3. usb audio = digital audio vs 3.5 cable = analog... 

 

analog through the DAC and amp of the s3 won't be as good but it's all subjective lol


Edited by pandemic787 - 12/29/12 at 5:54pm
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Originally Posted by pandemic787 View Post

1. s3> OTG usb cable> mini usb> fiio e07k or e7? one of the two

 

2. e11 can only connect to your s3 through 3.5 

 

3. usb audio = digital audio vs 3.5 cable = analog... 

 

analog through the DAC and amp of the s3 won't be as good but it's all subjective lol


I like having a good amount of bass, and that's what I'm looking for in the E11... Is there a difference in bass if you connect through usb audio and 3.5?


Edited by connordddm - 12/29/12 at 6:15pm
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Does the E07K have a DAC? 
Is this better than this?
Better bass options or no?


Edited by connordddm - 12/29/12 at 6:20pm
post #6 of 12
What music player do you have? Poweramp makes a lot of bass :-)
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What music player do you have? Poweramp makes a lot of bass :-)


At the moment, I'm using the default "Music Player", but I'll give Poweramp a shot, thanks! 

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Poweramp's EQ is fantastic! Using on LG O2X with Voodoo sound. Nothing better
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Does the E07K have a DAC? 
Is this better than this?
Better bass options or no?

 

 

yes

lol i've owned both, both bought locally from the headphone bar. 

usb audio on my phone and PC as opposed to just an amp... so for the 30 dollar difference i'd say it is worth it.

bass is much crisper through usb audio, not as distorted when you crank it up.

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Originally Posted by pandemic787 View Post

 

 

yes

lol i've owned both, both bought locally from the headphone bar. 

usb audio on my phone and PC as opposed to just an amp... so for the 30 dollar difference i'd say it is worth it.

bass is much crisper through usb audio, not as distorted when you crank it up.


Okay well I'm going to call them to switch my order and get a E07K instead. So I'll need a OTG cable to connect my S3?

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Poweramp's EQ is fantastic! Using on LG O2X with Voodoo sound. Nothing better


Holy crap! Thanks!! I love Poweramp lol it's amazing. Loving the EQ and the bass and treble options!

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i'm planing of buying the both devices, the e07k and the galaxy s3. Do they work well together? 

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