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FiiO E18 line out sort of quiet?

post #1 of 5
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Alright I'm using the E18 as a DAC for my Schiit Magni (I know I know I should use the Modi)  but comparing the line out volume of my CD player the E18 is really quiet.  Should I use the headphone amp and turn it up a bit?  Didn't think it'd be wise to double amp but this low volume is sort of annoying.

post #2 of 5

How are you connecting them? E18 -> RCA Adapter -> Magni -> headphone out ?

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Yes.  PC > FiiO E18 > Line Out > 3.5mm to RCA > Magni > Headphone output Magni > Beyerdynamic DT990 250ohm Pro

post #4 of 5

hmmm, maybe check on the E18 thread. To me maybe its just a lose connection. Have you tried a different dac with the magni and it powers your headphone fine? The magni can drive many headphones really loud, often not needing to crank the volume pot past 11.

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Idk I guess I just like my music loud.  I mean I can get it loud if I double amp.

 

Might sell my FiiO E18 and Get a Modi to pair with my Magni.

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