or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › Suggestions for music player to get the best out of Fiio E11 and Audio Technica Ath 50s
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Suggestions for music player to get the best out of Fiio E11 and Audio Technica Ath 50s

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Dear Friends,

 

My greetings from India. I am a perfect noob to headphones . Just recently I have purchased an Ath 50s and a Fiio E11 after few hours of online research and by being allured by deep discount :-).

 

I have the following players ...

 

1. Samsung Galaxy S3 phone

2. Google Nexus S7 

3. A vaio laptop win 8 

4. Yamaha MCR 040.

 

I want to get the best performance out of the headphone and amplifier. The system has to be moderately mobile ( hence the laptop and yamaha are out) . 

 

So do you think that Nexus 7 or S3 will be good enough for the Ath 50S and E11? Should I buy a dedicated music player ? If i have to purchase my budget will be 100 to 150 USD maximum :-(

 

I listen to Indian music and country/blues/soft rock most of the times

 

your inputs are required ...please :-)

 

regards

 

som :) 


Edited by somnathheadfi - 12/17/13 at 2:37am
post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 
Your thoughts are precious.... Let them coming please smily_headphones1.gif
post #3 of 11

If you have better dac the sound might improve. But by how much, I dont know. Also I dont know how good are your devices inner dacs. You could get music player with better dac or use DAC/AMP (Fiio E11 is amp only). But then the signal from source has to be digital (no headphone out).

 

Offtopic: How can i show my location to others, or is it some hidden feature for super members?


Edited by kanapiiras - 12/17/13 at 11:24am
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the comment. Some more replies please. Should I go for an ipod? Then please mention model too.
Regards
Somnath
post #5 of 11

Seems that real hifi music players can cost up to hundreds of dollars. You can find them on the front page.

 

From usual ones Sony and Cowon seems to be rated well, but they will cost more than iPod nano.

 

iPods also have good sound chip and excellent choice as well.

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks Stonejack... Im zeroing on an ipod classic 160 gb. Any specific issues I should keep in mind there?
Regards
Somnath
post #7 of 11

it is said that 5th generation of ipods has best sound chip. In electronics shops you can't find new such ones, but older ones are marked by generations (I saw it), so you can pick up 5th generation with the best sound chip :)

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks mate tongue.gif
post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by somnathheadfi View Post

Thanks Stonejack... I'm zeroing on an iPod classic 160 GB. Any specific issues I should keep in mind there?
Regards
Somnath

You might consider getting a Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip 4GB and installing the Rockbox firmware.

You can add a 32GB Micro-SD memory card to the Clip Zip.

I can't claim the durability of the Clip Zip matches the iPod Classic, but the Clip Zip is cheap to replace.

My Clip Zip's audio quality is about equal to my Sony E series player (and my Clip Zip is not Rockboxed).

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Purpleangel... Thanks mate. Yes i can source a SanDisk clip. Yes in India it is still an issue to be able to source... Sighhh
My Noob question is... The dock to 3.5 cable is same as in ipod? Or some proprietary cable is needed for line out?
Regards
Somnath
post #11 of 11

They all use same 3.5 mm jack

No cheap portables use 6.3 mm jack, its for hifi systems but you can easily find adapter for both jacks

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › Suggestions for music player to get the best out of Fiio E11 and Audio Technica Ath 50s