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post #676 of 1307
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Originally Posted by riodgarp View Post
 

@skerry2006aj  can you suggest me again fiio e12 or e12a ? 

i had totally forgotton what you were trying to amp. 

 

for most parts e12a sounds better, but if you are trying to amp something that is a little more demanding, e12a will not be fit. Considering only what is shown in your profile, e12a, but you should come to e12 thread and read there what is recommended too.

 

On the other hand, i would seriously buy headphones, considering your actual inventory, e12a would not add that much. For example, on ie8 it adds soundstage, clarity and detail, but not to such degree that ie8 becomes ie800, it adds a little of these.

consider that at 200$ price tag you could fiind a deal on a pair of ie80, or hd598, or ultrasone dj one pro, or urbanite xl, or momentum over the ear, or some other headphone that would float your boat much better than adding an amp to your current headphones. this is not because i know, but because e12a does not chang the sound at all, it adds a little detail, and a little clarity, but not enough to be that much of a worthwhile upgrade if you don't already love tonality and general sound of your headphones... on the other hand, if you already loved your headphones, e12a brings everything to another level.

 

i still think that you should ask the exact same question to some superlux owners, i have zero experience with them, they might be hard to drive and sound better on e12.

 

Anyways, i would also advice you to not rush and spend some time testing, and if not possible, choose a place with at least 15-30 days return policy.

post #677 of 1307
but considering the price factor in my country, e12a is $200 but e12 only $150 and my friend is about to sell his e12 for only $90 sure I will get the e12 anyway biggrin.gif
post #678 of 1307

Listen, E12A has much better SQ, the only thing is: it's for IEMs and low impedance headphones.

post #679 of 1307
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Originally Posted by riodgarp View Post

but considering the price factor in my country, e12a is $200 but e12 only $150 and my friend is about to sell his e12 for only $90 sure I will get the e12 anyway biggrin.gif

e12a is 200$ in my country too!

 

sure, you can get e12 and e12a too, they sound different, but e12 is not usable with iems.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Paulus XII View Post
 

Listen, E12A has much better SQ, the only thing is: it's for IEMs and low impedance headphones.

depends on headphone, with big guys, e12a sounds lifeless. with iems, e12a is a bliss.

 

DAC also matters, i would advice one to get fiio x5 before e12a, as an x5 would add much more to sound than a secondary amp;

post #680 of 1307

Thats what I said :P

post #681 of 1307
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Originally Posted by Skullbox View Post


Wise choice! Pairing well with X3K & E12A ... with all FiiO products in fact!

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Can't wait to buy my own E12a and soon W4r!!! :beyersmile:

post #682 of 1307
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post
 

i can only recommend what i already know, sennheiser ie8. they are just so amazing. and you could pair them with e12a, the sound is so nice!

 

the only better iem i know of than ie8 are ie800, but i strongly suggest that you test before buying.

IE8 or W4r?? watcha think?? :biggrin:

post #683 of 1307
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Originally Posted by shin0326 View Post

IE8 or W4r?? watcha think?? biggrin.gif
if you listen to mostly slow paced songs, and you want a wow factor at initial listen, the ie8 might be best for you. Sound sig is more on bass side with smooth treble and thick and lush mids. Westone 4 is more on the balance side with no particular frequency emphasized but you wont get that wow factor upon initial listen to it.
post #684 of 1307
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Originally Posted by shin0326 View Post
 

IE8 or W4r?? watcha think?? :biggrin:

i am sorry, but i never listened to w4r. i would anyways choose ie8 due to soundstage, and dat mids.

 

also, the treble is more quiet but hte best is great.

 

ie8 needs a mod, in which you need to take some duct tape,and apply two pieces over the bass setting port. this is because by default, the sound is quite veiled, but, if you do this, separation becomes better, no veil, and everything sounds better from all points of view.

 

 

you should listen and see what you actually want, ie8 is a bass monster with a huge soundstage, w4r is neither, but has many other advantages.

post #685 of 1307

You ruin the IE80's by doing that. Bye bye bass and soundstage. Just my opinion.

 

Concerning IE80 vs W4r, its a big LOL. It's like comparing a Fiat to a Ferrari.

post #686 of 1307
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Originally Posted by Paulus XII View Post
 

You ruin the IE80's by doing that. Bye bye bass and soundstage. Just my opinion.

 

Concerning IE80 vs W4r, its a big LOL. It's like comparing a Fiat to a Ferrari.

really?

 

ie8 gets just the best sound. soundstage becomes not only real, but exactly how it should have been, huge.

 

do not cover ports completley. this destroys everything, you maxe an X of smaller dubct tapes, leaving a small breathing hole... this makes everything awesome.

 

comparing ie8 to everything, there was only one better, ie800 which was better by a margin, without being veiled, worth the price. but that was it. nothing else touched or came close to ie8, from my tests. also i had not tested w4, or anything from the company. i tested sennheiser, yamaha, and a few other iems, ie8 came second to ie800 as being the best sounding iem...

 

If i will have the chance i promise to test w4, i am also curious, maybe it beats ie8, i cannot compare, from my tests, only ie800 beat ie8, but there are also products i had not heared.

post #687 of 1307
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Originally Posted by lesale08 View Post


if you listen to mostly slow paced songs, and you want a wow factor at initial listen, the ie8 might be best for you. Sound sig is more on bass side with smooth treble and thick and lush mids. Westone 4 is more on the balance side with no particular frequency emphasized but you wont get that wow factor upon initial listen to it.

i think ie8 sound sig is just like my im50? :beyersmile:

post #688 of 1307
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Originally Posted by shin0326 View Post
 

i think ie8 sound sig is just like my im50? :beyersmile:

not. ie8 sounds like... i do not know, it is a unique signature...

 

how do i put it. It sounds extremely detailed, the best soundstage in a IEM ever, average separation between instruments, lots of bass, a nice treble that is far from being harsh, it can bee not enough treble at times, and mids that are sweet, just awesome. 

 

Consider it like this, my main headphones are ultrasone dj one pro, they sound like signature dj, and ie800 from sennheiser.

 

for some guitar songs, ie8 sounds sweeter.

 

at the same time, for electronic instruments, ie8 sounds too real, and does make everything seem less electronic.

 

depends on what you listen and the source.. You can fiind more data on ie8/80 forums/reviews... 

 

This is becoming a little off-topic...

 

On-topic, how do i connect x5 to e12, without the stacking kit?

post #689 of 1307
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Originally Posted by shin0326 View Post

IE8 or W4r?? watcha think?? biggrin.gif
Both are excellent! Two diff signatures! I think, one is more bassy than the other, i don't know about IE8. But... I still crazy about my W4r for 2 years now! smily_headphones1.gif
post #690 of 1307

IE8 = mehhh (JVC FX700 are WAY better)

 

W40 = best IEMs I have ever heard. IE8 is a toy compared to this.

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