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Review: FiiO E17 Alpen 2, Portable Headphone Amplifier USB DAC

July 12th, 2015 | by Chris KennedyIf you mix your music on headphones, can this device help you hear better?Item: FiiO E17 Alpen 2, Portable Headphone Amplifier USB DACPrice: $139 (US), £109 (UK)Mic Rating: 4.5/5At A Glance: The E17K Alpen 2 headphone amp is the new version of FiiO’s popular portable headphone amplifier. The E17K contains a built-in Digital to Analog Converter [DAC] for your computer or netbook along with a high-quality amplifier stage designed to power almost any headphone...

Fiio E17 Review

Fiio E17 reviewI would like to thank zococity.es for lending me this unit for review, I will try and write as honest a review as possible.All opinions expressed are my own, and others may not agree, this is a subjective review from an average user’s point of view.Gear used:Toshiba NB500 – Foobar2000 – Fiio E17 – Soundmagic HP100/Shure SE425IPod Classic 7G 160gb – Fiio L3 (DIY cable) – Fiio E17Specs:Output power: >250mw (16 ohms), 30mw (300 ohms)Headphone impedance range: 16ohm –...

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 E17 vs Samsung I9000 - A Review

Jul 13, 2012     THREAD STARTER 500+ Head-Fier Joined: Aug 22, 2008 Posts: 736 Likes: 30 In this short review, I want to convey MY perspective about E17's vs. Samsung's.the new Fiio E17, is connected to the computer via USB, and isn't burned-in yet. Samsung Galaxy S9000 played for a year (has yamaha's DAC).HP’s used: Panasonic RP-HTX7, because they have 5-star valuable sound for their price, and...