Fiio E10k and Logitech z623, is it a good match?
Apr 27, 2015 at 8:01 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8

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As the title said, i am wondering if it's a good thing to pair those two. I'm afraid that the Z623 won't have benefit from the E10k which doesn't support surround sound. 
But i need the E10k for the low impedance M50x headphone, any solution?
 
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Could improve the sound for your speakers over built in computer audio. Difficult for anyone to know for sure since computers vary wildly in audio quality. Could be the same.
 
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If it were me, I'd save up for better speakers. But my priorities are not simulated virtual surround over speakers. I don't personally care for what it does over 2 speakers. I'd rather hear them without the virtual processing.
 
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  About the surround sound capabilities, is it worth to buy z623 without any support for the surround sound (using sound card)? Or should i just use cheaper speaker? 

 
To a computer, the Logitech Z623 is a 2.0 setup (with extra bass), so there would not be any real sound sound anyway.
Even plugging the Z623 directly into a sound card will at best give you a very faked surround sound, and losing some audio quality trying to fake surround sound.
Where as the E10k should offer some improvement in audio quality, over the motherboard's on-board audio.
 
If your willing to spend $170.79 for speakers, check out the Monoprice 5" studio monitors ($171 + tax + shipping).
Audio Quality should be a fair bit better then the Z623.
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=115&cp_id=11504&cs_id=1150401&p_id=605500&seq=1&format=2
 
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If it were me, I'd save up for better speakers. But my priorities are not simulated virtual surround over speakers. I don't personally care for what it does over 2 speakers. I'd rather hear them without the virtual processing.

I see, so z623 is not such a great speaker after all. Well, i need a relatively small satellite speaker (still 2.1 system) for my desk. Any suggestion with considering the E10k?
 
   
To a computer, the Logitech Z623 is a 2.0 setup (with extra bass), so there would not be any real sound sound anyway.
Even plugging the Z623 directly into a sound card will at best give you a very faked surround sound, and losing some audio quality trying to fake surround sound.
Where as the E10k should offer some improvement in audio quality, over the motherboard's on-board audio.
 
If your willing to spend $170.79 for speakers, check out the Monoprice 5" studio monitors ($171 + tax + shipping).
Audio Quality should be a fair bit better then the Z623.
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=115&cp_id=11504&cs_id=1150401&p_id=605500&seq=1&format=2

I live in Indonesia where it uses 220 volt and looks like there's no Monoprice speaker being in sale in my country, also i need small satellite speaker because my desk are quite full now. Thanks for your reply
 
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I see, so z623 is not such a great speaker after all. Well, i need a relatively small satellite speaker (still 2.1 system) for my desk. Any suggestion with considering the E10k?


No $150 speaker set is a "great speaker." If you want really good sound, save your money for awhile and buy something better. But small size like that will be a compromise.

But I have no idea what's available in Indonesia.
 
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No $150 speaker set is a "great speaker." If you want really good sound, save your money for awhile and buy something better. But small size like that will be a compromise.

But I have no idea what's available in Indonesia.

So it's fine to just take the logitech? Or are there more obvious reasons not to?
The audioengine a2+ seems way too expensive in here (if you include the dedicated subwoofer)
 

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