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FiiO E17 Alpen Portable Amp/DAC

FiiO E17 Alpen Portable Amp/DAC

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Will this be available again? 235 requests! :)
Great news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out from our warehouse and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.

Thanks again for the support guys. Drop by the discussion board and share your experience with the FiiO E17 Alpen Portable Amp/DAC. The community would love to hear your thoughts.

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Great news group! The vendor has let us know that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse now. Based on the tracking provided these are scheduled to come in tomorrow. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.

Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, not to worry as we will keep the group posted throughout the process and notify you all if anything causes delay.

Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 12/3 or sooner if something comes up.
Just recieved mine from previos drop! Great packaging guys, thank you!
I am really interested in this. Hopefully, Massdrop can put this back up again. Thanks.
Did this end early? I thought l had a few more days.
Yeah, what happened here? Pretty sure yesterday it said 4 more days. Was hoping to get in on this...

Edit: Nevermind. Limited drop quantity of 34 units.
Picked this up a few weeks ago (-$30).. along with the desktop dock.

Finally my SENNHEISER PC363D perform as they should! I highly recommend getting a headphone amp no matter what headphones you use.
Hey guys i am thinking of buying this or the e18 wich one is better ? i heard this the e17 has problems with android phones that it charges and drain the phones battery quick.. anyone got experience with this? .. and is the e18 able to go into the e9k amp dock ?
No, only E17 and E07k
thanks for your answer redfield!
I've had this for 2 years and it serves its purpose but you should know the shortcomings. The sound through my Audio Technica A900x is good but not great.

-FiiO hasn't bothered to implement a screen timeout setting through firmware update (which would be easy) so you constantly have to toggle the hold button as display is bright. I did that most of the time and still have burn-in on the screen where the middle line is 75% unreadable. Others have had this issue so the OLED screen which really needed that feature hasn't gotten one like their other product.
-No auto source detection, not that big of a deal but could be.
-No device auto-turn off, only a sleep function. If no sound is detected, it should turn off by itself with a predetermined user setting. Instead, it locks up and you have to manually reset it in which case you lose all your settings. Inputting those over and over gets annoying.
Hi All,

Glad to see this drop is doing well. As an update, we only have 34 of these for this drop, or that is, another 6 units at the time of the posting. Get it while it lasts!
hey guys,
a noob question, i bought my X5 a week ago from massdrop, and i have headphones with low impendence, would this thing still improve my sound? and if yes why?
thanks in advance to anyone who will take the time to enlighten me!
No you don't need this. You just bought a 400 dollar media player that is also a DAC (digital analog converter) and amp which is what this is. You can even hook the X5 into your computer via usb and use it as a soundcard. Just like the E17.

But yes it will improve the quality of the sound. I don't own an X5 but I've had an E17 for three years and I can never go back to just a cell phone or a crappy integrated sound chip on a motherboard. You will hear an improvement with 12 ohm IEM's clear up to 600ohm monsters.

Just make sure you get some good bitrate music.
As a noob to the whole audiophile scene- Will this get along well with those AKGs that are on sale?
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I wonder if Akg K7xx Massdrop first edition can hook this up.
..... yes !
The E17 is the E07k with some more inputs and outputs I think...

Massdrop should also drop the E07k as its much cheaper and has the same dac, Amp and better battery!
I agree. I currently own a 'E07k Andes'. (the "No Frills' version of the 'E17 Alpen').
But, I'd also recommend the Fiio L7 " dock kit" as an Add- On Item on This Drop.
This "adapter ", allows the user to use of ANY Headphone Amplifier;
in lieu of the Fiio E09k Dock style Amp.
And still use the Built - In DAC of the ' E17 ' (or 'E 07k ') !
Handy, for example; if You want to use a Tube Amp instead of the "solid state" E09k amp.
The ' L7 ' adapter; is NOT a Rugged Item, but Ok for Home Use.
The Biggest Pain, is availability. Special Order Only, in Most cases.
Plus, Mandatory Shipping Charges, for a Plastic and Wire Connector;
That weighs close to "nothing".
And Yet, The Shipping Charge is as Much or More; than the Cost of the ' L7 ' alone !