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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

I use my Q701 with just an E17 and use medium gain and still listen at only 25 to 30 out of 60. 

 

Exactly what I was looking to hear!  Being restricted by my A/V receivers max volume every time is getting to be annoying to say the least tongue.gif

post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by J Bones View Post

How often do you have to use the gain settings on the E17 with your 701's while on the go?


I leave the gain setting on 0dB and just turn the volume up and down.
I use the USB and Coax digital inputs.
Edited by Chris J - 2/10/13 at 6:40am
post #18 of 21

I'm actually just bought an E12 but I'm hoping that the gain between the two is roughly similar (and would have no reason not to believe it is so).

post #19 of 21
Nice!
Let us know how the E12 works out!
post #20 of 21

I am waiting for my Fiio E17 + E09K combo! Very excited, I can't stop tracking the package (which makes the wait seem even longer...)

I will have to spend an entire day just listening to different sources with my AKG K701 !

 

I understand Chris J has a very similar set up; how is everything!?

post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by tycobee View Post

I am waiting for my Fiio E17 + E09K combo! Very excited, I can't stop tracking the package (which makes the wait seem even longer...)

I will have to spend an entire day just listening to different sources with my AKG K701 !

 

I understand Chris J has a very similar set up; how is everything!?

I'm not very good at describing how equipment sounds, but anyway, I think the E17/E09K sounds very smooth with the Q701s.

 

I just picked up an E12 a few days ago, I prefer this amp over the E09K, the E12 just seems to recover more ambience. The E12 just has a more relaxed, natural sounding presentation.

On Friday I started using the Q701 with the E12 but used the DAC in my iBasso D12. This DAC just seems to pull a bit more detail out of recordings when compared to the E17.

Source was an iPod into a Wadia digital dock. Some files were Apple iTunes and some were lossless CD rips.


Edited by Chris J - 4/14/13 at 3:18pm
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