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Fiio E17/E9 setup question

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Hey, I have a home setup using a MBP 2012, USB connected to a Fiio E9/E17 with my HD650s mostly. For the longest time I wasn't even aware there was an option to bypass the LO on the E17, and I'm assuming I was double amping the entire time between the two. 

 

I was wondering what the best configuration/setup I should use for the Fiio E9 and E17 connected to it, to best drive the HD650s. I turned on the LO bypass, which has changed things quite a bit... though now none of the EQ settings on the E17 do anything it seems. I was also wondering how I should setup the gain options between the two.

 

I'm pretty amateur in terms of all of this, so any advice will be appreciated.

 

Edit: Another thing, when I first got the setup i remember reading someone would max volume the macbook and the E9's dial, so I've been mostly adjusting vol. through the media player I'd use. I never understood whether this did anything significant, but that's also something I'd like to know about; how I should setup the volume between the media player used, the macbook, and the amp.


Edited by JyNadaril - 11/6/13 at 10:58pm
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Hey, I have a home setup using a MBP 2012, USB connected to a Fiio E9/E17 with my HD650s mostly. For the longest time I wasn't even aware there was an option to bypass the LO on the E17, and I'm assuming I was double amping the entire time between the two. 

I was wondering what the best configuration/setup I should use for the Fiio E9 and E17 connected to it, to best drive the HD650s. I turned on the LO bypass, which has changed things quite a bit... though now none of the EQ settings on the E17 do anything it seems. I was also wondering how I should setup the gain options between the two.

I'm pretty amateur in terms of all of this, so any advice will be appreciated.

Edit: Another thing, when I first got the setup i remember reading someone would max volume the Macbook and the E9's dial, so I've been mostly adjusting vol. through the media player I'd use. I never understood whether this did anything significant, but that's also something I'd like to know about; how I should setup the volume between the media player used, the Macbook, and the amp.

To the best of my knowledge, when the E17 is docked to the E9, the E9 only uses the E17's DAC and nothing else.

The E17's amplifier is not combined with the E9's amplifier, so there was no doubling amping.

Usually it's best to turn up the source's (Macbook) volume as high as possible and use the E9's volume control.

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