Samsung phones have a pretty good audio app already, same with Android in general, but I like mating this to the phone to get better rates and obviously more power. Cons – Doesn’t take you all the way to audiphile nirvana. A bright OLED display shows vital operating information. Headphone Reviews and Discussion – Head-Fi. Written by GisleFoto Published Sep 23, Mainly good for higher end headphones.

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I am not going to preach here, but if you haven’t heard earphones driven by a headphone amp as opposed to a laptop or iPod, well The sound card on r17 work PC is pretty terrible. With the XBA-4 you’ll cut the treble by dB bring sibilance from intolerable to just annoying.

Nice Nichiren gold caps inside too, so they are not cheapening out where it counts. The USB input only meets the 1.

Suitable for ohm headphones MAX output current No, create an account now. They remained true to the amplification, and never got harsh. Read all 31 reviews Doesn’t fit with great comfort comfortably in a pocket, however.


My setup on the go sometimes looks like this: Cons – None, charge could last longer. So, bear with me as i discuss this in further detail. The OLED display is bright clean and easy to read. Worried about what happens when battery goes bad.

What Hi-Fi?

The bass and treble adjustments are nice. Do i recommend this?

Corresponding to the file playback of DSD2. First review here, somewhat uneducated, so tell me how I go! Browse Related Browse Related. When it comes to the amplifier it is worth mentioning that it does not have the needed muscles to power the most demanding headphones by itself.

FiiO E17 | Headphone Reviews and Discussion –

The OLED screen is a nice addition to the e17 and the information that it displays is exactly what you need making it very convenient to use without being too complicated. Check out the reviews online. Using USB also has a side ubs of charging the E Mainly good for higher end headphones.


Your username or email address: Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. There is a marked improvement in clarity, tightness in the bass, and overall exciting feel to the audio. Skip to main content. Turns your lap top or ipod into a whole different aural experience. It gives you a sufficient performance for the money you pay in that price class. If you wear a set of cans you generally need a headphone amp to drive them and the E17 does that.

But for now, it’s my personal reference standard. I have yet to try it on a longer drive.

And anyone who thinks the build and finish is sub-standard please put it in context with the price!