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Old 02-29-2012, 22:59   #1
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Roll E Want buy 1 portable Amp, any sugestions?

thats it, wanna buy 1 portable Amp and i saw the FiiO E5, E6...
Any others better in quality/price?
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:27   #2
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Look at the Digizoid ZO and see if it's your cup of tea. Me, I own a few amps - all I used (someone at home broke mine ) is the Digizoid ZO. I luv it!!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:10   #3
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Look at the Digizoid ZO and see if it's your cup of tea. Me, I own a few amps - all I used (someone at home broke mine ) is the Digizoid ZO. I luv it!!!
There is 2 versions of this Digizoid ZO, right? have 2 the same name? i want compare...
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:48   #4
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i ran across that thing some time ago, deep scepticism arose.

it seems to offer the same effect as bbe mp, -the normalisation.

interesting to see that you approve it.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:34   #5
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I thought it would suck myself, but it's just the opposite. The thing is amazing, and (IMO) is better than BBE. Here's dfkt's review of the V1 model (and the reason I bought the thing): http://anythingbutipod.com/2011/06/d...woofer-review/

There's a V2 model, and it works with a dedicated LOD as well. I was hoping for separate volume controls, but no such luck. Still, this ended up being something I totally didn't expect. It's amazing!!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:56   #6
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Where i can compare the 2 versions?
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Ask questions here (our sister site): http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=66077
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Old 03-31-2012, 17:48   #8
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Any thoughts on the Headstage Arrow 12HE Amp? http://anythingbutipod.com/tag/headphone-amp/

Or how about the FiiO E17? http://www.head-fi.org/t/587912/fiio...-final-thought

I was about to buy the E11 but i'm not sure if i'm just buying placebo.
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I have the FiiO E7, and I luv it. Ever since my Digizoid ZO was damaged I'd been using another amp. I decided to get this one, and it's great. Mind you, mine is a rebranded model (Pyle on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details ) but it's exactly the sama device. I paid around $60 USD delivered.
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http://www.jdslabs.com/storeAmps.php

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I was about to buy the E11 but i'm not sure if i'm just buying placebo.
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jds - "I can't speak for the 32 ohm DT-880's, but we do use the 250 edition here. The difference un-amped vs. amped is night and day. C421 drives our DT-880s extremely well (tremendous volume gain and excellent clarity)."

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Old 04-01-2012, 17:05   #11
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I have the FiiO E7, and I luv it. Ever since my Digizoid ZO was damaged I'd been using another amp. I decided to get this one, and it's great. Mind you, mine is a rebranded model (Pyle on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details ) but it's exactly the sama device. I paid around $60 USD delivered.
So you like the E7 over the E11? The E11 has gotten better reviews.

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Which one in particular?
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Which one in particular?

i was looking at the C421, but both are meant to be very good.

you can choose which parts you want (opamp) depending on if you want a warm or neutral sound\more power etc.

battery life is not the greatest on the c4 (i think it was 11 hours and 1200mah).

but if you dont mind a chunkier device and doing some diy it's moddable up to about 5000mah
which is roughly 45 hours playback (good match for the j3) and the battery size still within reason, you could go bigger or smaller.

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Old 04-01-2012, 18:22   #13
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Thanks Enzyme, i'm no longer a DIY, my old eyes bug out on small electronics.

I like an increase in volume with clarity so I can crank it up if I need to. I like accurate neutral sound and I let the Cowon EQ do it's thing. I'm also looking for added punch in the low range. I just bought a pair of Senn CX-300 II from Newegg. I have high hopes for those in ear headphones.

From what i've read the FiiO E11 packs a punch and can be had for the cheap. Whereas the C421 is in the $200 range.
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So you like the E7 over the E11? The E11 has gotten better reviews.
I haven't used the E11, and the 10 hour battery life means I probably never will. And with my hp's the amp is excellent. There's no hiss, and it's more than powerful enough. I believe it can power 300ohm can's with ease.

Here's dfkt's review: http://anythingbutipod.com/2010/03/f...sb-dac-review/

He's the reason I bought it, same as my (oh, the misery!!!) deceased Digizoid ZO.
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I haven't used the E11, and the 10 hour battery life means I probably never will. And with my hp's the amp is excellent. There's no hiss, and it's more than powerful enough. I believe it can power 300ohm can's with ease.

Here's dfkt's review: http://anythingbutipod.com/2010/03/f...sb-dac-review/

He's the reason I bought it, same as my (oh, the misery!!!) deceased Digizoid ZO.
Will it handle the Senns CX-300 II?
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