Hi everyone. I'm using my desktop computer for all my audio needs right now. Built it 2009 with a motherboard containing Realtek ACL888 audio
I use some of those generic 5.1 Logitech speakers and the Sony mdr-v6 headphones.
Last week I bought the FiiO E10 to see if I could improve my ish with the headphones. What I've found so far is that my onboard audio sounds a lot more "clear," or like the equalization is better. The E10, which certainly produces more loudness, sounds more "muddled." I've switched back and forth a couple of times, playing a few different songs in FLAC, and the difference is pretty clear. Highs come through a lot stronger.
My question is: are my ears not adjusted or something? The unit doesn't seem to be defective. I just feel like I'm missing something. The only difference I discovered from looking into their specs is that the ACL888 supports 44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz sample rates. The E10 can only do up to 96k. Could that be making the difference?
At this point I feel like I should just return the E10. What do you think?
Edited by machinewater - 4/7/13 at 2:43pm