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FiiO E7 USB DAC and Portable Headphone Amplifier (Black)

100% Positive Reviews


Pros: Great sound, free case, volume range, twin outputs, amp

Cons: Volume control independent of Windows 7?, simplistic EQ

This is an excellent USB (external) DAC. I bought it to pair with a future grad school laptop and am incredibly pleased with the purchase.

I pair this with AD-700's and cannot tell the difference between my previous Xonar DX...which is to say, brilliant. Great soudn.

Included is an "EQ" which is really - as far as I can tell - a bass boost. This is actually kind of nice for my AD-700's, as the +1 (on 0-3 scale) setting nicely augments the bass without overwhelming anything else. This is a pretty simplistic approximation of an EQ, but perhaps the best they could do.
-- Also, this allows for a FAR greater volume range than I had before. The E7 can get loud!

There are two analog outputs, which is a wonderful touch: you can plug two pairs of headphones in or, as I have it set up, speakers and headphones. Perfect!

Mixed Pro/Con: It seems the Windows 7 volume control doesn't affect the volume of music playback (in foobar2000, at least). This is a blessing and a curse: I can easily adjust volume in-game via the E7's volume buttons, but I can't even mute the whole system via Windows 7. I've gotten used to this very quickly, though, and it's a minor gripe.

Finally, it comes with a rubbery case that greatly increases friction/stickiness with surfaces.

Summary: Great sound, excellent volume range, twin outputs...excellent external DAC.

ps: I haven't used it for its mobile function, as I'm unsure of the connections needed (I don't have an iPod, and those are the most abundant connectors available). Not a concern for me *shrug*
FiiO E7 USB DAC and Portable Headphone Amplifier (Black)

FiiO E7 portable headphone amplifier with USB audio decoder (DAC). This product is designed to replace PC on board sound card that do not have enough output power for higher-end headphone. With USB audio decoding, amplification and audio output, E7 can serve as both a professional headphone amplifier as well as an external USB sound card. - TI PCM2706 USB receiver, 48kHz 16-bit support for Windows XP/2000/Vista/7 and Mac OS - Wolfson WM8740 DAC, ADI AD8692 OP Amp and TI TPA6130A Power AMP - High performance, excellent resolution, low distortion, and powerful output - Standard 3.5mm stereo line-in jack for portable amplification with analog audio sources - Dual 3.5mm headphone output jack makes it easy to share music between two listeners - Dual color OLED display with automatic key lock and sleep timer function - Noiseless digital volume control with 60-step precision and perfect channel balance - 3-level bass boost EQ, user definable start up volume and max volume limiter - Specialized dock connector for use with E9 desktop amp for even higher performance - Anodized brushed aluminum case, small and compact, strap to portable audio player - User defeatable USB charging for lower distortion - Build-in rechargeable 1050 mAH Li-ion battery for up to 80 hours of continuous use Specification: - Output Power: 150mW (16?); 16mW (300?) - Headphone Impedance Range: 16? ~ 300? - Signal to Noise Ratio (A Weighted): ?95dB Line In; ?100dB USB - Distortion (10mW):

FeatureStylish and rugged: OLED color display, brushed aluminum case, silicone skin case
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height2.2 inches
Length3.8 inches
Weight0.22 pounds
Width0.6 inches
List Price$99.95
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
TitleFiiO E7 USB DAC and Portable Headphone Amplifier (Black)
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