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Hi everyone just signed up! :) been reading on the site for a few weeks now... since my landlord rang me saying he had received numerous noise complaints haha..

 

just want a little help on the set up I have ordered  and what you guys think?

 

 

I have ordered the ATM-M50 headphones (had a friend who let me hear them playing flac files and was amazed!!)

I have also ordered the FiiO E7 DAC/AMP (saw good reviews, good price and friend like above had his m50's connected to it)

 

that is what I have ordered :) cant wait lol.. (got very good price on them both, £149 all together)

 

does anyone else have this? what are your opinions etc?

 

what mp3 player would you recommend for sound quality?

 

I have an iPhone 4, is the quality good enough with the above setup? does the flac apps really work on the iphones?

 

 

Love to hear your thoughts & opinions! :D

 

let me know:)

post #2 of 19

FLAC doesn't work on an iPhone, but ALAC does.  You would need something like dbPowerAmp (free trial) to convert to ALAC, but they work really well.

 

I think your setup as is would work great.  You would need a FiiO L9 if you want to bypass the internal amp on the iPhone and let the E07K do the work instead (or you can use the included mini-mini cable, but that would be double amping).

post #3 of 19

Flac will work on a Sansa Clip Zip.

 

Welcome to Head-Fi...........careful, it is tuff to keep your wallet closed while being here!

post #4 of 19

I don't have it but I hear great things about the Fiio X3.

post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by jtaylor781 View Post
 

Hi everyone just signed up! :) been reading on the site for a few weeks now... since my landlord rang me saying he had received numerous noise complaints haha..

just want a little help on the set up I have ordered  and what you guys think?

I have ordered the ATM-M50 headphones (had a friend who let me hear them playing FLAC files and was amazed!!)

I have also ordered the FiiO E7 DAC/AMP (saw good reviews, good price and friend like above had his m50's connected to it)

that is what I have ordered :) can't wait lol.. (got very good price on them both, £149 all together)

does anyone else have this? what are your opinions etc?

what mp3 player would you recommend for sound quality?

I have an iPhone 4, is the quality good enough with the above setup? does the FLAC apps really work on the iPhones?

If you buy a really good DAP (Digital Audio Player), then you might not need to buy the Fiio E7 (or E07K).

post #6 of 19

I think your setup will be great.  

 

Recommend you get a "line-out -dock" cable so you can bypass the phone's amp circuit

and go straight to your amp.  FiiO makes one of these I believe

as well as the various cable makers you'll find here.

 

I mean, often enough, I use the M50 straight out of my iPod,

but you can get a touch more clarity, line-out to your amp.

 

If you have a PC then agree with liquidzoo, to get dbpoweramp

to convert FLAC to ALAC.  If you're on a Mac, then what I use there is

XLD.  Works wonderfully.  Both FLAC and ALAC are full resolution

lossless formats.

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all your coments smily_headphones1.gif means alot!

I think i will be using the FiiO e7 mostly for my laptop and work computer. possibly my iphone or DAP (if i get one) if its not to much hassle when traveling..

i will defenitly look into the line out dock cable smily_headphones1.gif thanks! biggrin.gif

whats the sound quality and power like coming from ipods/iphones? would there be any need buying a DAP?

i will defenitly use "dbpoweramp" thanks everyone! biggrin.gif

what is the Sansa Clip's like? can you bypass its amp circut? so it goes though the amp? or is there any need??


Sansa Clip+ vs iPhone 4?? which is better for sound quality? and will the Clip+ power the M50's?


another thing, i am upgrading my phone contract soon and would like to get a phone that will better my setup even more smily_headphones1.gif are the Samsung galaxy S phones really one of the best for headphones? saw a good few posts about them and the HTC ONES?

what do use all use?smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks!


everything helps! biggrin.gif


JT
Edited by jtaylor781 - 10/8/13 at 12:59am
post #8 of 19
I prefer my Note 2 sound quality over htc phones

But that's just me
post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 
ive actuly been looking at the samsung notes 2 & 3 smily_headphones1.gif do they power the headphones well? and i want to try and stay way from htc phones had a bad expericence with them:L

have you or anyone tired the Deezer app?
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ive actuly been looking at the samsung notes 2 & 3 smily_headphones1.gif do they power the headphones well? and i want to try and stay way from htc phones had a bad expericence with them:L

If you root the Note 2, it is easy to replace a config file and output more power from the headphone amp: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1931970&nocache=1
post #11 of 19
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If you root the Note 2, it is easy to replace a config file and output more power from the headphone amp: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1931970&nocache=1

 

If it's anything like my old Skyrocket (which I suspect it's not, but still) I can't even imagine what that will do to the battery over time.  You'd be better off with a separate AMP in the long run, I believe.

post #12 of 19

While I like the sound directly out of my iPhone 5, the proprietary cable is a hindrance.

The connector  is svelte and physically convenient, but has built-in electronics that

limits your choices.  I'm sure they have their reasons, but for audio geeks, the connnector is a nuisance.

 

I haven't had time with any of the Android phones, but at least some of them offer

standard USB in case you want to go with external DAC in the future.  I believe not all

these offer the same audio features, such as line-out, so check before you buy.

post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the replys everyone!smily_headphones1.gif

Where do you all get your flac files from? I don't mind if it's legal or not I'm easy haha!
post #14 of 19

Hi...

 

I'm new too. Don't want to hijack this thread. Just to say hi...

post #15 of 19
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