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post #301 of 376
the E11k is a huge step up from the E06

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post #302 of 376

Hi Forum,

 

I have the older E11 version and was about to upgrade, wondering if it is worth going for the newer version or is sound "gap" worth for the E12.

 

Thanks!

post #303 of 376

I don't have any direct experience but that seems like such a small upgrade.  Usually people are happier with larger steps in between upgraded devices.  Like if you owned a 2011 honda civic you wouldn't upgrade to a 2013 honda civic.  You'd get an accord 6 cylinder at least.  Or if you were dating Jennifer Aniston you wouldn't dump her and start dating Courteney Cox, you'd dump her for Angelina Jolie :P

post #304 of 376

F#@k E5 or E6 minimum is E11 if you are a basshead if not get a E11K simple....:atsmile:

post #305 of 376

e11k has a cleaner more lean sound right? not bassy like the e07k and older models?

post #306 of 376
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Originally Posted by iburdeinick View Post
 

Hi Forum,

 

I have the older E11 version and was about to upgrade, wondering if it is worth going for the newer version or is sound "gap" worth for the E12.

 

Thanks!I 

My 2-cents worth...

 

I received my E11K last Saturday and IMHO, it sure is an improvement over its older version when it comes to light classical pieces, like Vivaldi and Mozart. There is an "airiness" and a bit more "sparkle" in how it delivers my standard playlist. For male/female vocals and standard middle-aged music (no Rock for me), all I can share is, the E11K sounds different, not in a negative way, just different.

 

The E11 "vs" E11K is akin to wearing a pair of well-worn jeans (rugged) and a wrinkle-free pair of slacks (a bit more refined)  :)

Though I was tempted for quite sometime to get the E12, my patient reading suggested that though the E12 obviously has more power, the "new" sound signature Fiio has been heading to lately is towards more detail and clarity. I can wait for the "new" E12 :)

 

My primary mobile player is the X3 and inasmuch as I like its "SG," I use my E07K, my E11 and now the E11K,  primarily to extend the battery life of the X3 :)

Together with the JDS O2 at home, I listen to these Fiio products - I have the E09K at work -  through my SR60i, HD518, HD239 and HD600. 

post #307 of 376

I love the looks of the E11k, my e12 has more than enough power to be happy with but the e11k looks sexy as hell, i may grab one just to have :)

post #308 of 376

Thanks Oldandcurious !

 

I had no idea there about to release a newer E12... I'll wait for it and the reviews then. I also use Fiio player, the X5! it's the best I've heard so far.

 

Thanks

post #309 of 376

I'll commonly use my ip5 but on the odd occasion, I'll use my rMBP.

post #310 of 376
You are we!come smily_headphones1.gif.
post #311 of 376

does anyone know the difference e11K1 vs e11K2? in terms of sound quality


Edited by cllee - 9/2/14 at 7:17am
post #312 of 376
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does anyone know the difference e11K1 vs e11K2?

 

There is no E11K1, or E11K2 for that matter.

 

The original E11 is also known as "Kilimanjaro", and the new E11K is also know as 'Kilimanjaro 2" (*all FiiO amp are named after mountain), therefore someone just called them K1 and K2, to be short. It really should be E11 and E11K.

post #313 of 376

i thought so ,but if you refer to page 5 you can see comparision of new e11k vs old as oppose to e11 which has the knob at the side rather then centre .this is the part that confuses me.thanks

post #314 of 376
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Originally Posted by cllee View Post
 

i thought so ,but if you refer to page 5 you can see comparision of new e11k vs old as oppose to e11 which has the knob at the side rather then centre .this is the part that confuses me.thanks

 

Not, that's not new vs. old E11K, but finalized E11K vs. prototype E11K (which I also have one with me).

 

Only a handful of prototype E11K were sent to a few people purely for feedback purpose. There is only one single model of E11K for sale in the market.


Edited by ClieOS - 9/2/14 at 8:22am
post #315 of 376

Just paired the E11K with Ibasso DX50......Wonderful combination.  Well Done Fiio!

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