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Fiio e11 Imbalance

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I have a slight problem here. I just recently bought a fiio e11 amp for my 2nd gen. Itouch. I am using it with klipsch image s4i and x10.

When I play my music with the amp, my right earbud sounds louder than my left one. However, it is extremely slight and it is more noticeable at lower volumes. I know it isn't because my ears are damaged because I tested the earbuds on both ears and the right one IS louder. Is this supposed to be normal?

Also, I am noticing hissing sounds when the amp is turned on. I've read that other people has reported this as well. I have found that the hissing is louder when the eq boost is at one or two. Is there any way to dampen or decrease the hissing?

Thanks
post #2 of 9

If your E11 is on high gain,, then both issues can be somewhat avoided by setting it to low gain.

post #3 of 9
Have you checked your setup with any other IEM/cans? Is there any play in the e11 jack? Kinda sounds like the jack isn't allowing you to seat your headphones all the way. Just a thought, good luck.
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

If your E11 is on high gain,, then both issues can be somewhat avoided by setting it to low gain.

I do set it on low gain and on low power and the problem is there. The problem is slight but noticeable.

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Originally Posted by tattoohooligan View Post

Have you checked your setup with any other IEM/cans? Is there any play in the e11 jack? Kinda sounds like the jack isn't allowing you to seat your headphones all the way. Just a thought, good luck.

I tried my setup with the s4i and the x10. They both show the problem. I originally thought that it was the hack not seating correctly but I made sure it was in all the way.
post #5 of 9

I think ClieOS suggestion is a good one.

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

I think ClieOS suggestion is a good one.

I do notice that the hissing is less prominent at low gain so I keep it at low gain. However, the imbalance seems to be uneffected.
post #7 of 9

It's an analog pot so it can happen even when good quality. If it's noticable at normal levels, get it replaced. 

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Wallybot View Post

I do set it on low gain and on low power and the problem is there. The problem is slight but noticeable.
I tried my setup with the s4i and the x10. They both show the problem. I originally thought that it was the hack not seating correctly but I made sure it was in all the way.
Sorry bro, sucks frown.gif
post #9 of 9
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Thanks guys. That's dissappointing...
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