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post #286 of 307

I use an E12 to tame the Sony XBA-4, which dips down below 10 ohms impedance at some frequencies.  The low output impedance and low distortion is what I need as the extra wattage is overkill.  The E12 definitely makes a difference due to the complex impedance curve of the XBA-4. 

 

I have used the E12 with other IEMS (VSonic GR07 BE is the other high-fidelity one I own, but I've tried lower-end models too), and I've never had problems with hiss at the E12's low gain setting.  I don't think you'd ever need the high gain setting of the E12 unless you are driving Sennheisers with 300+ ohms impedance or inefficient planars like the T50RP.

post #287 of 307
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

IEMs can be difficult.
Perhaps someone can help us out here, but I find that some of my head amp are too noisy for my Shure IEMs.
But I'm certainly NOT an expert on IEMs.

Thanks, I know its difficult since iems actually dont need much power to 'drive'. Yes, Ive heard so much on sensitive iems such as SE425 and SE535 have problem on hissing
Edited by PeterCheng - 1/11/14 at 9:47pm
post #288 of 307

 

 

This is one of the only pics I can find of the bass boosts curve. Is this accurate?  Thanks in advance!

post #289 of 307

I bought an E12 yesterday. I'm thrilled with it, but could someone confirm, how long continuous play would be expected to last, before needing to charge, please ?

I haven't exactly timed it, but I'm finding that I need to charge after around 7-8hrs. Would this be the norm ?

post #290 of 307

It's about 8.5- 9 hours for me.

post #291 of 307

heya,

 

         the louder you play it -- the sooner its going to need to be recharged--just sayin.

post #292 of 307
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Originally Posted by sharkboyz19 View Post
 

heya,

 

         the louder you play it -- the sooner its going to need to be recharged--just sayin.


Is that true ? I better turn it down then ! lol Thanks for your reply's guys. I just wanted to check that I hadn't got a faulty amp.....it's a fantastic piece of kit, it's transformed my listening experience !!

post #293 of 307
Have the e11 how much better is the e12
post #294 of 307

The bass boost switch was a source of annoyance for me but is is very well done. I'm a basshead so it reaches lower than my Cowon and lets the cans go deeper. That's a huge thing. The reason I thought I wouldn't like it is the reason I love it.

 

I think it manipulates lower freq than the 11?

post #295 of 307

Just got this amp. Does the job for my macbook air>O2>LCD-2 setup! <3 The instrument separation is just beautiful!

post #296 of 307

http://cdn.head-fi.org/6/6a/900x900px-LL-6a28223b_PhotoJan1924832PM.jpeg

 

hi all, what's the silver one component in the picture? 

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

Fra

post #297 of 307
Edit: sorry posted to other thread instead.
Edited by mjakopa - 7/25/14 at 3:14pm
post #298 of 307
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Originally Posted by djelstak View Post
 

http://cdn.head-fi.org/6/6a/900x900px-LL-6a28223b_PhotoJan1924832PM.jpeg

 

hi all, what's the silver one component in the picture? 

 

Maybe it's a DAC??

post #299 of 307
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Maybe it's a DAC??

It's bowei006's rig setup. Said he put it together for fun one day (start reading here for several posts). Since that's an LOD cable coming out the iPhone, good bet it's just two amps hooked together to make it look big.
post #300 of 307

how does the amp section of fiio e18 compare to fiio w12 in means of sound signature

 

are they the same ?

 

i have the fiio e18 and want to use it just as a headphone amp and i was wondering how it compares to the e12

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