I made my JVC SZ2000 purchase with the Fiio e12 portable amp + with the brainwavz thick earpads a few weeks ago.. Pretty satisfied with the bass, but not with having to constantly charge the amp for desktop use, I invested in a Fiio e10k.
Now I may be crazy, but the e10k seems to be hitting as hard as the e12's, or perhaps 5% harder, and much clearer.
It could be that I'm not making full use of the e12's.
Any idea's on how I can set up the two amps to test? The e10k's receive audio via micro usb (plugs into e10k) to regular usb (into pc). You can use a regular 3.5mm but the quality sucks. The e12's connect via 3.5mm.
If I plug in one, then plug it out and put in the next, it takes like 30s to get it working. I guess I'll have to rely on my memory.
Anyways, what's the best set up for the e12's in your experiences? I'll try to use the e10k's in that configuration. For now I turn the audio volume to about the same with bass boost on.
P.S: You can't use windows boost with e10k's, it changes the interface, so I'm using EQ on VLC.