Monday, October 10, 2011

FiiO E11 Portable Headphone Amplifier With Micca Accessory Pack - Review







Micca Distributor - 5/5
Seller shipped very promptly and I received the package a day before the start of the estimated delivery dates. 


Package was shipped via USPS in a bubble wrap soft package. I would've preferred a similar sized small hard cardboard box instead for better protection.


I really appreciate the 100mAh bigger extra battery and universal (battery) charger by Scud. It's very thoughtful, useful and economical at this price.


Scud Universal Charger SFC-519 - 4/5
The charger has a NEMA 1-15 electrical plug, if you're outside the United States, you might need an adapter for sockets. Build quality is above average and the charger can be technically used to charge batteries of various mAh types. The charger's apple logo lights up when a battery is connected and starts blinking rainbow colors while charging. 


SCUD SCL-1109 A 3.7V 900mAh (extra battery) - Battery BL-5B - 4/5 
It's too soon to comment on this battery's longevity. I haven't had any issues after a single charge.


KXD BL-5B 3.7V 800mAh (stock battery) - 4/5 
It's too soon to comment on this battery's longevity. I haven't had any issues after a single charge.


Fiio E11 - 4/5 
Built quality is very good, doesn't look or feel cheap. Having markers on the volume knob would really, currently there is no reference point and you could easily leave it on a higher volume and damage your ears or headphones.


This or any other headphone amp will make lower impedance headphones hiss, but thats physics and not a flaw with the device.


I use it with my Lenovo T410 laptop and acts like a hardware equalizer with my beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 80 Ohm headphones. It does add that extra quality I wanted, but not a huge improvement, that's also because the Lenovo T410 uses a Conextent audio chipset.


My listening preference is 'L' Gain and '1' Eq.

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