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
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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.
Having a pre_out is very nice for my situation where I am going into my powered speakers, this gives me the ability to set the volume on those (volume knob is on back of speaker) and then utilize the e9 to control volume for my headphones of speakers depending on what is being used at the time. This is extremely convenient and also a works very well for its intended purpose. The headphone (at least the 1/4") jack does mute sound to the pre_out line so I don't have to worry about turning them on/off individually.
I find that the inputs/outputs could have been a little better as far as diversity is concerned. I appreciate the 1/8"/3.5mm input as it's coming from my computers soundcard (Creative Sound Blaster Z SBX PCIE Gaming Sound Card with Beamforming Microphone SB1500) however; I can see how some may want RCA inputs (the FiiO E9K High Output Desktop Headphone Amplifier and Dock for E17 (Not E7 Compatible) has these now I believe) or another alternative input. Another fix they have in the new version (E9K) is removing the 3.5mm headphone jack altogether; the 3.5mm headphone out alters the impedance to account for IEMs which generally use the 3.5mm. However, someone using an IEM really has no need for the E9 at all so it makes it confusing. If you have any quality of headphone, use the 1.4" out, even if you need to get a 1/8"/3.5mm to 1.4" adapter.
I'm not sure if it was on here or another site, but a review said that there was no on/off switch which was either false or they fixed the issue. The volume knob is the on/off switch, turning all the way counterclockwise will "click" and power off the amp.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced headphone amp, or like me a way to control volume from your desktop, this is a perfect choice. The price is right for a high quality amp if you know ahead of time about the shortfalls.
I use this in combination with a FiiO E7 through USB output on my computer. I use this combination for several hours a day on a daily basis. I don't think I can remember a day I haven't used this dynamic duo.
The FiiO E9 is a great entry-level amplifier for anyone looking to take the plunge into the world of headphones. It comes with a nice variety of inputs and outputs to help with your different needs, which makes this appealing to a wide-variety of people.
The stainless steel outside is a real pleasure to look at and the big volume knob on the front is smooth and extremely easy to turn.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this product to anyone looking for a great amplifier that packs in great features for a small price!
Most recent customer reviews
Shoddy build quality. After a couple years of very light use the input jack has gone bad.Read more