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FiiO E09K Question

post #1 of 35
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I just ordered AKG Q701's and I wanna get the e09k and just wondered if i needed to pair it with a dac..

I have an ASUS Xonar DG sound card and im not sure if it has a dac and junk

Any recommendations around the same price would be nice too :)

Thanks

post #2 of 35

hiya, asus xonar has dac.

what is your budget? do you need surround sound?

post #3 of 35
Thread Starter 
My budget is about $200 and i dont need surround sound
post #4 of 35

If you do not need portable dac, consider audio gd 15.32 dac/amp. It can drive wide range of cans.

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB1532/NFB15.32EN.htm

 

I dont get why you want to buy E09K:blink:

post #5 of 35
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Cuz its cheap and i heard its a good starter amp 😁
post #6 of 35

Hi,

 

If you have $200 budget, you should also consider Schiit Vali! or Schiit Magni/Modi combo or O2/ODAC! I myself am using the E07K/E09K combo for my K702/65th and I find them to pair pretty well as the AKG does benefit with warmer source however, if you prefer neutral sound amp/DAC, you can look into the O2/ODAC or Schiit combo.

 

Billson :)

post #7 of 35
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Originally Posted by caf2011 View Post
 

I just ordered AKG Q701's and I wanna get the E09K and just wondered if i needed to pair it with a dac..

I have an ASUS Xonar DG sound card and I'm not sure if it has a DAC and junk

Any recommendations around the same price would be nice too :)

Thanks

The Xonar DG does come with a DAC chip (CS4245) and a basic headphone amplifier that can drive the 62-Ohm Q701s. Would a better amplifier make the Q701 sound better, I would say yes.

You can connect just about any external headphone amplifier (like the E09K) to the Xonar DG front/headphone jack output.

Personally I would get a Schiit Magni or Vali or even a Bravo Ocean (tube) head amp.

Maybe replace the Xonar DG with a DX or D1 sound card (used $60), better DAC chip (CS4398).

post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by rubinstein View Post
 

If you do not need portable dac, consider audio gd 15.32 dac/amp. It can drive wide range of cans.

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB1532/NFB15.32EN.htm

 

I don't get why you want to buy E09K:blink:

I do like my Audio-GD NFB-15.32 DAC/Amp, but it is $255+shipping, my total cost was $298.

post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

I do like my Audio-GD NFB-15.32 DAC/Amp, but it is $255+shipping, my total cost was $298.

The webpage says 235$, why did you pay 255$?


I ordered mine last night :).

post #10 of 35
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Originally Posted by rubinstein View Post
 

The webpage says 235$, why did you pay 255$?


I ordered mine last night :).

$255 includes the TCXO upgrade.

post #11 of 35
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$255 includes the TCXO upgrade.


what is that? what does tcxo do?

post #12 of 35
Thread Starter 
Ok also portable amps....
Are theyre any fiio's that are compatible with an iphone 5?
post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by caf2011 View Post

Ok also portable amps....
Are theyre any fiio's that are compatible with an iphone 5?


but 701s are not portable :confused_face(1):.

 

http://www.jdslabs.com/products/70/c5-headphone-amplifier/

post #14 of 35
Thread Starter 
I know lol just curious wink.gif
post #15 of 35
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what is that? what does tcxo do?


Can't remember what it does exactly, but it's only an extra $20.

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