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Fiio E10 vs JDS Labs CmoyBB v2.03

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by djevoultion, Dec 4, 2011.
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  1. djevoultion
    Hey just curious on how the E10's amp section compares to the JDSLabs? Has anyone had experience with both? I own the E10 and wondering if its viable to purchase the CmoyBB to improve sound. 
     
    Also curious about the Bass Boost, I generally have the BB switched on for the E10 - how does it compare to cmoyBB?
     
  2. bowei006 Contributor
    I would also like to know this. :) i'll be following this thread :)
     
  3. Hi-fi Wigwammer
    I haven't heard the E10. I have owned an E11 and still have the JDS cMOY V2.03. I much prefer the JDS over the E11. I found the E11 a bit grainy and dark sounding. It certainly was a good amp for the money, I can't deny that. It's just that the JDS is cleaner, smoother and just more musical with my UM customs. I've just taken delivery of the new JDS C421 - now that is stunning!
     
  4. wichogt
    Great, a recent thread. I just thought of going this rout myself. So if someone out there has any expericience with this combo (E10+CmoyBB) I will also be apreciate your thoughts.
     
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  5. kmhaynes
    I also haven't heard the E10, but had the E11 (sound sig. is not very different according to E10 vs E11 reviews), and did have the CMoyBB for a while as well.  The E11 has a very clean, clear sound, but might be considered "cold" by some as it did not add any bass or mid warmth.  It clarified everything making it a bit dry sounding, which is great if you want a very clear analytical sound.
     
    The CMoyBB is a warmer, more musical sounding amp.  The bass and mids sound a bit thicker and fuller on it, and while it was about as clear as the E11, the warmth added made you think "musical" rather than analytical. 
     
    Seems that these 2 amps should be thought of as different products:  CMoyBB as an amp; E10 as a DAC (with amp capabilities).
     
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  6. pwange04
    Thanks kmhaynes, I also am interested in this topic.  I think at under 100 , I should go for the Behringer UCA202 DAC paired with the cmoy bb?  Would this be overall better than the e10?
     
  7. syphen606
    I have an E10.. and as well as Cmoy 2.03 in 2 varieties (9v with OPA2227 and 18v with AD8620).   Both Cmoy's are cleaner sounding amps then the E10. I typically use them on the line out of my E10.
     
  8. Destroysall Contributor


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    Which one do you prefer of the two?  I've read good on the OPA2227 version.
     
     
     

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