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FiiO E17 USB DAC Headphone Amplifier EXPIRED

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Promoted 06-15-2013 at 02:21 AM View Original Post
BuyDig via eBay.com has Fiio E17 USB DAC Headphone Amplifier on sale for $94.99. Shipping is free. Thanks DJ3xclusive

Price Research: Our research indicates that this Fiio E17 USB DAC Headphone Amplifier is $44 lower (31% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices from $139. - Discombobulated

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man.. e17s going on crazy deals lately. why did i have to get the e10 just a few weeks ago Frown
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Quote from RochRx7 View Post :
man.. e17s going on crazy deals lately. why did i have to get the e10 just a few weeks ago Frown

E18 launching this year.
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E18 launching this year.
ooh. haven't heard word of that yet. hope it will be compatible with Androids... usb audio seems to be an issue with them. I'll def save up for one.
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ah ha.. a simple search took me to this


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Yes, the E18 will comes with HID features, so you can control the play/pause/previous/next in E18 without turn on the screen on Android phone.



The shape already decided, we now working in find a suitable DAC chip for it because too many FiiO model has WM8740. it is still very good, but



I am wondering whether we should choose a new DAC chip.
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Quote from RochRx7 View Post :
ooh. haven't heard word of that yet. hope it will be compatible with Androids... usb audio seems to be an issue with them. I'll def save up for one.
it is compatible with Android
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Massdrop is going to have the E17 for a few bucks cheaper but this will likely get to you faster.
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Quote from Cujobob View Post :
Massdrop is going to have the E17 for a few bucks cheaper but this will likely get to you faster.
Shipping seems to kill most Massdrop sales from what I've seen.

*edit - Looks like it will be $93 after shipping so I take that back.
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What are you guys buying these to use with? iPhone's? I recall reading from headfi that this won't improve the sound fidelity of any portable music player that already has a good DAC (iPhones, iPod Touches) - it'll only make it louder. However, for the many phones don't have good DAC's this would make a difference (in addition to giving you more EQ options). Is my info dated?
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What are you guys buying these to use with? iPhone's? I recall reading from headfi that this won't improve the sound fidelity of any portable music player that already has a good DAC - it'll only make it louder. However, for the many phones don't have good DAC's, this would make a difference, in addition to giving you more EQ options. Is my info dated?
You are more or less right. Unless your phone can make use of the DAC via either USB or optical then only the headphone amp is being used which only makes it louder, not better. If your phone does work with the DAC then it might be an improvement over your phone just depending on how good your phone is to start with.

Oh and the DAC will not work with iPhones (as far as I know). Only the headphone amp would work. So unless you have headphones that the iPhone can't power then the E17 doesn't make much sense.
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This little amp rocks the awesome socks!
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Quote from Strmtrper6 View Post :
Shipping seems to kill most Massdrop sales from what I've seen.

*edit - Looks like it will be $93 after shipping so I take that back.
Something like that...I think they said it's going to drop to 89$ or so +shipping in a few days if they get enough buyers.

Massdrop has had a few deals...the O2 amp sale was decent, the Aune T1, also good.


For those interested, the next model of the E17 is coming out later this year I do believe, but it will probably start out much much more expensive than this price.
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Quote from cnhardwick View Post :
Oh and the DAC will not work with iPhones (as far as I know). Only the headphone amp would work. So unless you have headphones that the iPhone can't power then the E17 doesn't make much sense.
iPhone specifically 4S has a very good DAC already and can't tell the difference when E17 is hooked up. Fostex and VMODA makes very good DACs but expensive.
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Quote from evo3rs View Post :
Fostex and VMODA makes very good DACs but expensive.
VentureCraft [venturecraft.jp] is the actual manufacturer of the VMODA DAC/amps. If you don't need the "enhancements" of the VMODA versions, you can find some good deals on the VentureCraft branded units.
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