FiiO E06 Portable Headphone Amplifier £18.89 delivered @ Advanced MP3 Players
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FiiO E06 Portable Headphone Amplifier £18.89 delivered @ Advanced MP3 Players

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Found 23rd Apr 2015
Use code Y!ELD10%OF to get it at this price. Quidco is 8.5% too but the code might invalidate that.

Fiio have a great reputation for making gadgets like that this that perform well above their price tag. If you use an expensive pair of headphones with a mobile or other portable device then you will hear the difference with something like this. I use mine to boost the volume of my phone in the car as well.

I'll link to a couple of very positive reviews in the next post.

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I use one when I listen to my iPhone with my AKG550 headphones, without the amp they sound quiet and dull. Good product but the retaining clip is pants.

Great little amp!

paulj48

I use one when I listen to my iPhone with my AKG550 headphones, without … I use one when I listen to my iPhone with my AKG550 headphones, without the amp they sound quiet and dull. Good product but the retaining clip is pants.



From what I hear, the amp is basically an EQ. Is the portable amp industry a scam? I remember reading about their rather scarce circuitry.

MazingerZ

From what I hear, the amp is basically an EQ. Is the portable amp … From what I hear, the amp is basically an EQ. Is the portable amp industry a scam? I remember reading about their rather scarce circuitry.



with portable amp you can squeeze more "juice" from headphones. some headphones (inc portables) have high impedance and need more power!

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MazingerZ

From what I hear, the amp is basically an EQ. Is the portable amp … From what I hear, the amp is basically an EQ. Is the portable amp industry a scam? I remember reading about their rather scarce circuitry.



I've just ordered this one so can't speak for this one personally...but I did own the FiiO E11 (until I left my car open and it got nicked!) and I can definitely say that wasn't a con. It gave the volume a huge boost. More importantly though, at 'normal' listening volume, it allowed me to hear detail in some songs that I wasn't picking out before.

Plenty of reputable and independent sites review them very highly, it's definitely not a scam. Drop by a Richer Sounds or something one day and give one a try.

MazingerZ

From what I hear, the amp is basically an EQ. Is the portable amp … From what I hear, the amp is basically an EQ. Is the portable amp industry a scam? I remember reading about their rather scarce circuitry.



Owner of a few amps here, including the E06 a few years ago before selling it for something beefier. Some of them can be cons, just colouring the sound signature (usually badly) while providing a bit of extra power, but when buying from "proper" audio brands like FiiO it most definitely isn't the case. I used the E06 with a few pairs of midrange IEMs and a pair of Sennheiser HD25-1 II, which are an industry standard for DJs and a lot of other audio applications. The E06 is, as far as cheap amps go, pretty transparent- sound signature remains relatively the same while, well, amplifying the signal- they could be played louder than my iPod would, detail retrieval improved, soundstage was a little wider, bass got a little more impact.

It's not going to radically overhaul the sound of your headphones, but if you've invested a decent amount of money into your cans then an amp can yield audible benefits.

Just a fair warning I bought one of these last year straight from Fiio. Used them semi regularly alongside a 5th gen video IPod and after 4 or 5 months the battery would not hold more than an hour's charge, tried to exchange it under warranty but was turned away pretty quickly from Fiio stating that the battery lasted as long as it should have. I felt that I used it between 6 or 7 hours per week and charged it as soon as was indicated to do so but the battery in my unit simply was not meant to last.
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