FiiO E17.. What does gain really do?
May 9, 2012 at 4:38 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

FrostyJac

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I just received my AKG K550 and FiiO E17 today. I just want to ask, what does gain really do? Aside from making the volume a little bit louder.. Are there any stuff aside from that that the gain gives?
 
May 9, 2012 at 7:22 AM Post #3 of 6

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If the volume sounds abit faint, using the gain, increases your base volume.
 
May 9, 2012 at 7:42 AM Post #4 of 6

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I see.. Thanks for the replies people! I'll be using 12db most of the time.
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May 28, 2012 at 11:32 AM Post #5 of 6

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Should gain be used if the volume is high enough without? I.e is it better to have volume "lower" with a higher gain, or not touch gain and put the volume higher?
 
(Currently using the E17 with E9 and a pair of HD650)
 
May 28, 2012 at 11:39 AM Post #6 of 6

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their is digital gain like the type on the side of a graphic eq, if you turn it up too much it may distort. Digital gain is different to the gain you typically use when turning up the volume button/knob on the side of your device. Turning up the knob/button is usually pretty safe to turn up.
 

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