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The Upgrade: Fiio E17 “Alpen”

As me and Lieven were talking at the end of 2011, we both agreed that the Fiio E10 was the biggest surprise of the year. Everybody was busy making USB DACs with built in headphone amps, and all of a sudden the E10 came out seemingly out of nowhere and gave us a price/sound combination that we haven’t seen in a very long time. It was somehow akin to the Grado SR60 of the old days. The E10 was such a big hit, not only because it was loved by everyone, but it happened to be very affordable at...

FiiO E17 Alpen portable headphone amplifier and DAC: affordable and versatile

When In Manila and you’re looking for a versatile portable amplifier and desktop DAC for your headphones. Or maybe even looking for a matching sound for your headphone to tame those hot highs or lacking bass? You’ve got FiiO’s latest portable amplifier and DAC the FiiO E17 Alpen which is another affordable roll from FiiO with a versatile EQ setting to boot! Simple packaging but packs a complete package.For the price of P6000.00, you already get a very versatile portable headphone amplifier...

Unboxing the FiiO E17 Alpen Amp/DAC

The FiiO E17 Alpen Unboxed!Unboxing: FiiO E17 Alpen USB DAC / Headphone AmplifierThe FiiO E17 Alpen is probably one of the best devices FiiO has ever shipped. It has a check mark on almost all the things you’d want from a portable audio accessory. It looks amazing with the brushed black metal design, delivers incredible sound due to the DAC/headphone amplifier, a two-color digital display, and it also has a variety of ports. It also comes with a nice black carrying pouch! We’ll do a full...

Fiio E09K + Alpen E17 DAC and Headphone Amp

FiiO E09K High Output Desktop Headphone Amplifier:Features - TI TPA6120 current feedback power amp with low noise, 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 OPA2134 op amps - Dock connector for E17 USB DAC-AMP - Standard 10dB and 18dB High Gain - Volume controlled and fixed level RCA outputs Specifications...