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FiiO E7 and Asus Xonar DX

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Hi !

I've got a Asus Xonar DX soundcard on my computer. I'm switching over from speakers to headset and I need some more juice.

I've considering FiiO E7 but I have a question:

Since this E7 has a built in DAC, I guess this will be worse than my soundcard?

If so, is it possible to use the E7 as an AMP but still beeing able to connect the USB charger for charging purposes and bypass the DAC in the E7 ?

If this idea is no good or won't work for my use. Is there any other FiiO model which will suit me better in the same price range ?

Thanx
post #2 of 3
If you just run from your analog out on your sound card via mini-plug to the mini-plug connector next to the USB connector on the bottom of the Fiio E7, it will function as an amp only, as it is not receiving digital (usb) data from the source and therefore cannot convert anything digital to analog. The Fiio acts this same way when you strap it to a phone and jumper it to the headphone port of the phone. Other Fiio models (and maybe this one, but I don't think so) can handle spdif over miniplug in that socket as well, but regardless, if it is analog from your computer, the Fiio will only serve as an amp. You can leave the usb plugged into your computer if you want and just make sure that in your sound settings you are using the analog out of your Xonar.
Edited by Jeff78 - 8/14/13 at 1:57pm
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post #3 of 3
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Thanx mate !

Ill go for it then biggrin.gif
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