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I didn't know they docked like that, looks pretty cool.
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post #9972 of 37777
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000;14455956 
I didn't know they docked like that, looks pretty cool.

Yeah, you can take the E7 around as a portable headphone amp, plug it into the computer via usb as a DAC, or dock it into a E9, and the E9 will use the E7 as a DAC while outputting much more power (Im pretty sure it can drive 600 ohm headphones)

Its pretty versatile. I hear the SQ is comparable to a Xonar DX, while its positioning in games is inferior. The E9 isnt as portable though, as it is powered via a 12V cable, not USB
Edited by pangolinman - 8/3/11 at 8:31pm
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Originally Posted by pangolinman;14455991 
Yeah, you can take the E7 around as a portable headphone amp, plug it into the computer via usb as a DAC, or dock it into a E9, and the E9 will use the E7 as a DAC while outputting much more power (Im pretty sure it can drive 600 ohm headphones)

Its pretty versatile. I hear the SQ is comparable to a Xonar DX, while its positioning in games is inferior. The E9 isnt as portable though, as it is powered via a 12V cable, not USB

Can you elaborate on "while its positioning in games is inferior"?

The E7 is the perfect size for what I'm looking for. Would be perfect for my little 32ohm pair.

I'm thinking this: get the E7, enjoy better music out of the 428s for now, and when I want a new set of cans, get the E9 & nicer cans for home, 428s and E7 for portable use.

Is there a version of the E7 without the LCD (longer battery life)?

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Originally Posted by Nocturin;14456530 
Can you elaborate on "while its positioning in games is inferior"?

The E7 is the perfect size for what I'm looking for. Would be perfect for my little 32ohm pair.

I'm thinking this: get the E7, enjoy better music out of the 428s for now, and when I want a new set of cans, get the E9 & nicer cans for home, 428s and E7 for portable use.

Is there a version of the E7 without the LCD (longer battery life)?

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I mean that the E7 is more focused on sound quality than positioning. Creative uses EAX to decode positional audio, and the xonar cards use GX to emulate EAX. The E7 does not have any software that processes that kind of positional audio, you will instead get more basic two channel, rather than emulated 5.1.

I think your plan is perfect, and you'll enjoy the E7 immensley. There is no non LCD version, but the battery life is pretty stellar, and when it functions as a DAC (plugged into the laptop) it gets charged as well, so i dont see a time when you would run out of battery in normal conditions.
post #9975 of 37777
So my ATH A700's are disappointing in my PoV. Bass is fine but the mids and highs don't really shine, they sound rather lifeless when it comes to listening to music with vocals. Do any of you think blu-tac modding them would help at all?

I have them amped through my Behringer BCD3k midi controller that I use as an external soundcard/amp. Sounds a whole lot better than my soundcard.
Edited by EpicPie - 8/4/11 at 4:21am
     
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post #9976 of 37777
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So my ATH A700's are disappointing in my PoV. Bass is fine but the mids and highs don't really shine, they sound rather lifeless when it comes to listening to music with vocals. Do any of you think blu-tac modding them would help at all?

I have them amped through my Behringer BCD3k midi controller that I use as an external soundcard/amp. Sounds a whole lot better than my soundcard.

Surprised to see this. I haven't seen too many people dissapointed in the A700's. I'd let them burn in more before doing any modding. Not that I have any experience with the A700's or the Blutak mod. I just wouldn't want to alter their sound prematurely if they were mine. What little I know about the mod is that it's been said it can roll off the highs and decrease sub-bass while bringing out the mids. Not sure if that would be the sound you're after.
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Originally Posted by EpicPie;14459059 
So my ATH A700's are disappointing in my PoV. Bass is fine but the mids and highs don't really shine, they sound rather lifeless when it comes to listening to music with vocals. Do any of you think blu-tac modding them would help at all?

I have them amped through my Behringer BCD3k midi controller that I use as an external soundcard/amp. Sounds a whole lot better than my soundcard.

The blu-tac mod will tighten up the mids and bass a bit, but I don't think it will add the "life" you're looking for into the mid/treble. One of the best options to try is recabling the headphones, and possibly trying some different interconnects. Also you can try visiting a local hi-fi retailer and see if they will let you sample some gear so that you can isolate the headphones a bit more (it may be the source/amp aren't mixing well).

If you're looking for a big jump in detailed upper-mids/treble silver stranded or plated wire may be the way to go. Othewise some high purity 20-26 awg copper usually opens things up pretty nicely. On the cheap, some prefabbed cable like the Mogami Quad cables can offer a decent improvement over stock cables.

My personal setup was originally tailored towards a pair of modded AKG 702s that leans toward the mids/treble. I now primary listen on a pair of LCD-2s which required a nearly complete cable overhaul (amongst other mods) before I was really happy with the sound.

Oh, swapping op-amps can also be an easy mod that can make an appreciable difference.
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post #9978 of 37777
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000;14455956 
I didn't know they docked like that, looks pretty cool.

And great marketing for FiiO. Everytime I look at my E9's empty dock I try to find a reason to buy an E7 so it won't be lonely anymore.
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My A700's are gradually starting to sound better. Ive been doing pink-noise burn in on them while I sleep.
     
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Originally Posted by EpicPie;14466340 
Ive been doing pink-noise burn in on them while I sleep.

Not on your head I hope.wink.gif That would give you some weird dreams sleepysmileyanim.gif:bigeyedsm:tiredsmil:sleepysmi
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