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post #16 of 87
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Yeah I think I will in a few paychecks haha. Although I think I'll wait because I want to get the most out of these headphones first. I've hardly spent over 6 months with the Senn's haha. =/
 

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Thank you nice job! I've just got my HD598 and currently shopping for DAC+AMP. I think I am going to take the same

 path, e17+e9k...

post #18 of 87
Great review, tons of great information. I recently bought the e17 and I'm using it to run my D5k's and HE-400's and couldn't be happier! Next in line is the e9k to give me that extra kick. Fiio already had a nice little corner in the market but this thing is a world beater. Good luck to all the amp companies out there, they're gonna need it to beat this thing!
post #19 of 87
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Great review, tons of great information. I recently bought the e17 and I'm using it to run my D5k's and HE-400's and couldn't be happier! Next in line is the e9k to give me that extra kick. Fiio already had a nice little corner in the market but this thing is a world beater. Good luck to all the amp companies out there, they're gonna need it to beat this thing!

Thanks! I appreciate it! I really want to hear your impressions with the HE-400's if you do get the E09K!

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Updated with full review! beyersmile.png

post #21 of 87

Nice Job! & Excellent review.

 

I also have the E17/E09K combo and it is quite a little gem of a unit!

post #22 of 87

Great review! Thanks for telling me about this thread :) I have it narrowed down to the e09k + e17 + LOD/L9 and the Magni/Modi stack. I will let you know if I end up going the Fiio route! The store I planned on buying from is currently out of the e17 though, so that might drive my decision a bit...

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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

Great review, tons of great information. I recently bought the e17 and I'm using it to run my D5k's and HE-400's and couldn't be happier! Next in line is the e9k to give me that extra kick. Fiio already had a nice little corner in the market but this thing is a world beater. Good luck to all the amp companies out there, they're gonna need it to beat this thing!

I'm running my HE400s off an E17 too and it works quite well and gets louder than I need. In fact, it blows away my Icon iDo DESKTOP Amp (which cost twice as much)  by a considerable margin. Great little Amp combo, especially considering the price. 

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Great review! Thanks for telling me about this thread :) I have it narrowed down to the e09k + e17 + LOD/L9 and the Magni/Modi stack. I will let you know if I end up going the Fiio route! The store I planned on buying from is currently out of the e17 though, so that might drive my decision a bit...

Thanks! As much as I love my combo, I do love the idea of the M&M stack as well and would love to get my hands on one when I get back to the states. I don't think you could go wrong with either, but the M&M will be more clean and powerful I bet, down the line with newer headphones.

 

Where are you from? Can you do Amazon for the Fiio??

post #25 of 87
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I'm running my HE400s off an E17 too and it works quite well and gets louder than I need. In fact, it blows away my Icon iDo DESKTOP Amp (which cost twice as much)  by a considerable margin. Great little Amp combo, especially considering the price. 

 

Yeah, as much as people bash Fiio products sometimes, it's hard to beat the versatility and build quality of something like the E17. It may be made in China, but like Hifiman, they are honestly a hard working company with their users in mind. It's nice to see people here take charge and turn the image of Chinese products around.

post #26 of 87

Hey guys... picked up the E17/E9K combo to go along with my new AKG K702 Anniversaries.

 

Is anyone else getting crackling sounds when they have their PC set to a sample rate of 192000hz (24 bit)?

 

If I go one step down to 96000hz (24 bit) the crackling sound is gone completely... so it definitely has to do with the setting. Anyone know what is causing this?

post #27 of 87
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Hey guys... picked up the E17/E9K combo to go along with my new AKG K702 Anniversaries.

 

Is anyone else getting crackling sounds when they have their PC set to a sample rate of 192000hz (24 bit)?

 

If I go one step down to 96000hz (24 bit) the crackling sound is gone completely... so it definitely has to do with the setting. Anyone know what is causing this?

I'm not exactly sure. I haven't gotten to test the SPDIF In yet because I don't have any optical devices or anything. I keep mine on 24/44 or 24/96. =/

post #28 of 87

I already have the E17 and I am strongly considering getting the E09K as well. One question though, if I was running sound from the USB port on my laptop to the E09K, which port would I use on the back of the E09K to output to speakers whilst my E17 is docked (providing I want to use the E09K volume knob)? The pre-out or the line-out?

Obviously when I want to use headphones I'd simply plug them into the jack on the front...


Edited by boredandlazy - 4/9/13 at 12:11am
post #29 of 87
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I already have the E17 and I am strongly considering getting the E09K as well. One question though, if I was running sound from the USB port on my laptop to the E09K, which port would I use on the back of the E09K to output to speakers whilst my E17 is docked (providing I want to use the E09K volume knob)? The pre-out or the line-out?
Obviously when I want to use headphones I'd simply plug them into the jack on the front...

That's great! Regarding your question: it depends on what you want the E09K to do. If you want an amp for your speakers, you can Line Out to them. The Pre-Out, I believe, is just so you can use your E09K/E17 combo as a DAC and just a volume knob Out to a different amplifier, therefore not using the E09K's amp feature. However, I haven't had the chance to test either of those out yet! Hope that helps!
post #30 of 87

So you can't use the E09K's volume knob when using the Line Out? One of the reasons I'm considering this is that I find that when using the L7 line out dock from my E17 the volume just isn't high enough unless I crank up the gain, which I don't want to do. I'm just worried the line out from the E09K will suffer the same issue.

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