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SUMMARY: Fiio's micro-size USB digital-to-analog converter/amplifiers will get the very best sound out of your headphones.

It seems like every time I write about a USB digital-to-analog converter or portable headphone amplifier I get a slew of reader e-mails requesting a review of one of Fiio's low-cost/high-performance audio components.

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Wow, the threat of losing your hearing while using headphones just went up exponentially!

Just saying...
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Wow, the threat of losing your hearing while using headphones just went up exponentially!

Just saying...

huh?
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I've been using Fiio products for years and can vouch for their great bang for buck.
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Yeah...you're not going to lose your hearing unless you blast your music into your ears. If you do, you deserve it anyway.
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Just ordered the Fiio E7 DAC/AMP w/ some Denon D2000s.. YEAH!! <3 thumb.gif

Browsing the sound forums and reading around on interwebs Fiio seems to be an awesome bang for you buck vs competitors.
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Wow, the threat of losing your hearing while using headphones just went up exponentially!
Just saying...

What? You do know you can still adjust the volume, right..?

Anyway, I highly recommend FiiO products. They really are great bang for your bucks!
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I wish I still have my trusty E5...

But anyways, FiiO has been phenomenal in delivering quality sound at affordable prices. First-time hobbyists usually go for their products because of the price range, before they step up to more powerful sources such as iBasso, Audio-GD and Little Dot.
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Wow, the threat of losing your hearing while using headphones just went up exponentially!

Just saying...

You know that headphone amplifiers are used primarily to improve the quality of sound, not to increase the volume...right?

Anyhow, I also can vouch for the quality and value of FiiO's products.
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You know that headphone amplifiers are used primarily to improve the quality of sound, not to increase the volume...right?
Anyhow, I also can vouch for the quality and value of FiiO's products.


My bad, ignore my comment...

If they increase quality, hoozah!
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People usually make that mistake of amplification = increased volume too often, without thinking that amplifiers are supposed to better drive demanding audio output devices such as speakers and high-end headphones. Without proper amplification, volume output is reduced as well as the quality of sound.

Try plugging in an HD800 by itself to an iPod, and see if it works well. tongue.gif
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