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Poll: Fiio E12 or JDS C5

Poll Results: Fiio E12 or JDS Labs C5

Poll expired: Apr 23, 2013  
  • 16% (1)
    Fiio E12
  • 83% (5)
    JDS Labs C5
6 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

after some input on deciding on a new amp for my rig

 

I was trying to sell my ipod, (no luck) to go for an all in one, so will re-invest in one of the above

 

My equipment:

 

5.5th gen ipod, modded with cf card and rock-boxed

copper cabled LOD

Beyerdynamic dtx501

JVC HXT-90

 

my music tastes are dance, house, trance, edm mostly - however i am by no means a bass head

 

i've searched and read but thought i'd throw it to the vote :)

post #2 of 9

Since my E12 arrived Thursday, and my C5 yesterday, I'm not yet entirely ready to vote.

But if I had to (:P), based on some intensive listening today, I'd pick the C5

for its slightly greater overall clarity and more neutral presentation.

 

But to be fair, it's too soon to tell.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

many thanks, more info or updates would be superb

post #4 of 9
Hello Interested into this comparison too because currentlty investigating for a good portable amp. Appart from those, are there other models that can enter the ring ? Thx
post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by zazex View Post

Since my E12 arrived Thursday, and my C5 yesterday, I'm not yet entirely ready to vote.

But if I had to (:P), based on some intensive listening today, I'd pick the C5

for its slightly greater overall clarity and more neutral presentation.

 

But to be fair, it's too soon to tell.

After a couple of months listening to the E12 and C5

I'm going to modify my comment (above) to say that

they are different and I like both.

 

It's like having two sets of headphones, both of which

I enjoy; neither of which I favor over the other.

post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by zazex View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zazex View Post
 

Since my E12 arrived Thursday, and my C5 yesterday, I'm not yet entirely ready to vote.

But if I had to (:P), based on some intensive listening today, I'd pick the C5

for its slightly greater overall clarity and more neutral presentation.

 

But to be fair, it's too soon to tell.

After a couple of months listening to the E12 and C5

I'm going to modify my comment (above) to say that

they are different and I like both.

 

It's like having two sets of headphones, both of which

I enjoy; neither of which I favor over the other.

can you be more descriptive?

post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

can you be more descriptive?

 

Well, this post is from a while back and both of those amps

are long gone from my collection.

 

From memory, I can tell you that the E12 had plenty of power,

was very nicely made, but had a narrow soundstage.

The C5 was also nicely made.  I recall it being very 

neutral and reasonably powerful (i.e. enough to easily 

drive most headphones).

 

I'd go with the C5 over the E12 despite the difference in cost,

(I'd save up a bit more if that was called for: about $50.00)

as the C5 was overall smoother, more neutral, and lacked the 

overly narrow soundstage presentation of the E12.

post #8 of 9

thanks for the answer i know this is old but sometimes ya gotta dig

 

cheers

post #9 of 9

You're right on that.

 

Cheers,

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