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post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

You might want to look into the C&C BH Amp, under $100 on eBay and gets some high praise around here, also 4 weeks between charges some are getting. Smaller than an E11 and no hiss as a lot of the users use it with sensitive IEM's. 300mW of output so it has a ton of power too.

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Thanks for the recommendation. In a word, is sound quality better than fiio E6? One review says it is darker, another says it's warmer. 

post #33 of 46
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im very interested in that c&c bh amp hmm they also said they have a different one that is cheaper i wonder how that one sounds.  Also what would it compare to the fiio e12 as it is not really that much more money for the e12.

post #34 of 46
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Thanks for the recommendation. In a word, is sound quality better than fiio E6? One review says it is darker, another says it's warmer. 

Sorry never heard the E6

 

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Originally Posted by jloew05 View Post

im very interested in that c&c bh amp hmm they also said they have a different one that is cheaper i wonder how that one sounds.  Also what would it compare to the fiio e12 as it is not really that much more money for the e12.

Great Review:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/649174/review-fiio-e12-comparison-to-c-c-bh-jds-labs-o2-jds-labs-c421

post #35 of 46

The E12 sounds like a winner, both in performance and value. 

 

None of my headphones costs over $50 ironically, but I will welcome the E12 with open arms. 

 

My E6 is a fantastic performer also. 

post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

I'd wait for the X3, it will be a lot more functional than your current iPod, more formats, better sound, uSD card... Better choice.

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It's supposed to sell for between $150 and $180, which is pretty remarkable. I think I will buy it, period. Isn't this player using the equivalent of an E12 amp anyway?

post #37 of 46
No it's basically an E17 with DAP functionality... I'm looking forward to getting one, there is an X5 on the horizon as well but said to be double the price of the X3 and I don't know any specs for it.

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post #38 of 46
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well i rockboxed my ipod 5th gen last night and recieved my headphones today and wow do they sound good.  Might just listen to them for a while while i decide what to do.  Im either going to get the fiio x3 or get either the fiioe12 or the c&c BH unless someone has some better input for me.  Like which would be best for the headphones i bought which are the brainwavz hm5.

post #39 of 46
I recommend going back to that link TrollDragon gave you and read all the pages (not just the first post) doing so should give you a better idea what to choose
post #40 of 46

Check this thread out here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/620775/the-sub-200-portable-amps-shootout-12-10-amps-compared

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post #41 of 46
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No it's basically an E17 with DAP functionality... I'm looking forward to getting one, there is an X5 on the horizon as well but said to be double the price of the X3 and I don't know any specs for it.

No. No. No. It's a DAP with the E17 built in wink.gif

I'm anxiously waiting to buy one too. Looks awesome biggrin.gif

I think it could be a good choice just to wait for the X3. But I can second the C&C BH recommendations. Great little portable amp.
post #42 of 46

Wow, so the E17 is not only an amp, it's a DAC. And the X3 adds full music player functionality, at a miniscule markup. I'll have to check on storage, but so far, sounding like an amazing value. 

post #43 of 46
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Ya im thinking about waiting for the x3 myself now.  i have been listening to my headphones and love them but they could use a little bit of help in the bass department so i might just get an amp now if i can find one that will help the bass out on them.

post #44 of 46
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No. No. No. It's a DAP with the E17 built in wink.gif

I'm anxiously waiting to buy one too. Looks awesome biggrin.gif

I think it could be a good choice just to wait for the X3. But I can second the C&C BH recommendations. Great little portable amp.

The C&C is supposed to be a big improvement over a Fiio E11. Does anyone agree?

 

I like my E6 a lot, but I find it can tip the scales ever so slightly into the 'too bright' range with some headphones which already have a treble emphasis.

post #45 of 46
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Wow, so the E17 is not only an amp, it's a DAC. And the X3 adds full music player functionality, at a miniscule markup. I'll have to check on storage, but so far, sounding like an amazing value. 

It has a DAC to decode the music on the player, but I don't think it's setup to let you use it as an external DAC. But it's supposed to have the headphone amp of the E17 in it. That makes for a nice mp3 player biggrin.gif
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