FiiO E9 Desktop Headphone Amplifier and Dock for E7 USB DAC
- Two channel power output, with jacks for both 1/8(3.5mm) and 1/4(6.35mm) headphones
- TI TPA6120 current feedback power amp with low noise, low distortion and high switching rate
- Soft on/off with sealed relay protects power amplifier output
- Smooth and low noise ALPS sealed potentiometer for volume control
- Audio buffers using ultra-low distortion and low noise Burr-Brown OPA2134 op amps
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The FiiO E9 desktop headphone amplifier offers truly stunning audio performance and versatility to headphone and audio enthusiasts. Its sleek and modern form factor, while minimalist in apperance, belies the engineering marvel within. The E9 has exceptionally low noise and distortion, providing enough power to drive the most demanding headphones up to 600? with excellent dynamics and clarity.The E9 also serves as a dock for the E7 USB DAC and portable amp. When combined, the E9 and E7 becomes a seamless high fidelity audio interface for any computer, allowing noisy internal sound cards in computers and laptops to be bypassed. With both a fixed and a volume controled line level output, the E9 functions well as a pre-amp for driving power amps or active monitors.Features- Two channel power output, with jacks for both 1/8"(3.5mm) and 1/4"(6.35mm) headphones- TI TPA6120 current f
Top Customer Reviews
Overall, its a nice amp for headphones.
Pros: Solid structure, nice finish and appealing to look at. Controls and smooth and easy to use such as the volume.
Only cons: Its somewhat large and requires external powerful supply. Would be nice if it ran off usb power.
So that's my sound preferences. I had hooked the Beyers to the HT receiver and they sounded good but I had to really crank the receiver's volume to get decent full sound. Now they sound as good or better than the Polks and Klipsch. The sound is rich and full and frankly, incredible.
One minor nitpick. There is a hi-lo gain switch on the back. Mine is obviously set on hi. I like hearing the sounds between the notes and this does it for me. Bach is as powerful and breaktaking as it should be, and in a bad live performance I can hear details that rival a high powered home theater.
I have to say this is the first time I've had a headphone experience that didn't leave me wishing i could just crank the speakers instead.
This being my first headphone amp I have nothing to compare it to but for the money it's a no brainer (I paid extra for fast shipping too).Like everyone else said, the appearance is great.
I bought a set of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro-80 headphones, and to be sure I would get loud enough volume I also bought the FiiO E9. As it turned out, I really did not need the amplifier. The headphones are plenty loud enough with my destop PC (using an X-Fi Titanium Fatality Pro soundcard) and with the headphones port on my Samsung T24A350 combination HDTV/Monitor. Nevertheless I do use the FiiO E9. With the help of a Sescom Ipod A/B switch, I have the FiiO E9 connected to both my soundcard and my HDTV/Monitor (using male-to-male 3.5mm cables).
The Beyerdynamic DT 770s give me the best sound I have heard during my twenty-three years as a headphones' user, and the FiiO E9 does not at all distort that sound. What the FiiO E9 does do is reduce the amount of power used by my PC and HDTV/Monitor. Without the FiiO E9, I have the mixer on my PC and the volume control on my HDTV/Monitor set to 50%. With the FiiO E9's knob set to about 50%, I can lower the volumes on my PC and HDTV/Monitor to about 25%.
So what? Good question. Well, it might lengthen the lifespan of my PC and my HDTV/Monitor, particularly the power supply unit on my PC. But maybe not. If this FiiO E9 were to break down, I would probably just do without it, and just connect my headphones to the A/B switch. Still, the FiiO E9 gave me what I wanted: extra volume.
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Shoddy build quality. After a couple years of very light use the input jack has gone bad.Read more