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FiiO Olympus E10 USB Decoder Headphone Amplifier (3.5 mm Stereo Jack, Black) (discontinued by manufacturer)

by FiiO
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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  • All aluminium shell, enhanced anti-interference ability, thus it's more reliable and durable
  • Volume potentiometer and dial with barrier free design is easy to operate with digital volume indicator
  • Bass boost with built-in bass boosting circuit
  • USB digital Audio convert to coaxial digital audio output
  • Available in black colour


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.9 x 2.1 cm ; 82 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: E10
  • ASIN: B005VO7LG6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 Oct 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

FiiO E10 Headphone Amplifier and USB Audio Decoder (DAC) in black. FiiO's E10 with 96k/24bit USB audio decoder headphone amplifier is a headphone amplifier that looks and feels the part with a cool black anodised aluminium finish. It sounds excellent, producing a much richer sound through the full range while keeping the musics natural tone. FiiO's E10 both replaces PC on-board sound cards as the primary audio decoder, which can lead to an increase in audio quality, as well as provide high quality sound amplification and drive high-powered high-end headphones.

The E10 has FiiO's Bass boost with OFF, 0dB and ON giving +3dB from it's built-in bass boosting circuit genius, with traditional software to set the EQ the effect of E10 will be even better. Another great feature of the E10 is the USB Digital Audio Convert (DAC) with coaxial digital audio output. There is a fixed level audio line output with full scale support to install automatically without any driver installation. The maximum output of the Fiio E10 is 96K/24Bit.

Powered by standard mini-USB connection, the E10 provides supreme power output. The sample rate USB decoder runs at 96KHz/24 Bit and the stereo frequency response is 20Hz-20KHz through the coaxial output.

Product Description

Fiio E10 DAC Headphone Amp The Fiio E10 is a tasty looking piece of kit with it's black anodised aluminum case featuring an enhanced anti-interference ability. The E10 sports a volume potentiometer and a barrier free design making it easy to operate and the volume is displayed highlighted by a digital lamp it's a very intuitive pup to play with. The E10 has Fiio's Bass boost with OFF 0dB and ON giving +3dB from it's built-in bass boosting circuit wizardary with traditional software to set the EQ the effect of E10 will be even better. Another great feature of the E10 is the USB Digital Audio Convert (DAC) with coaxial digital audio output. There is a fixed level audio line output with full scale support to install automatically without any driver installation.The maximum output of the Fiio E10 is 96K/24Bit. A bit more in depth if that's possible The Fiio E10 is powered by a standard mini-USB and gives a power output of 150mW at 32 Ohms. The sample rate USB decoder runs at 96KHz/24 Bit and the stereo frequency response is 20Hz-20KHz through the coaxial output. To get the best out of the Fiio E10 use headhones with impedance between 16 Ohms and 300 Ohms. Summary The Fiio E10 is a nifty USB DAC headphone amplifier that looks and feels great with a cool black anodised aluminium finish. Sounds fantastic too giving a much richer sound through the full range while keeping the musics natural tone. Features Volume potentiometer Barrier free design easy to operate.Volume digital indicator more intuitive. Bass boost OFF:0dB;ON:+3dB built-in bass boosting circuit it's different with traditional software to set the EQ the effect of E10 will be better. USB digital Audio convert to coaxial digital audio output. Line output Fixed level audio line output with full scale. Support to install automatically without any driver maximum output :96K/24Bit All-aluminum shell enhanced anti-interference ability thus it's more reliable and durable


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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
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So just to be clear, this isn't a portable DAC/amp in the sense of the E7 because it doesn't have a built-in battery and draws power from USB, but it IS an must-have for anyone, who like me, wants better sound from their laptop.

I have a decent set of full-size headphones (AKG K701s) and felt that the headphone socket of my Macbook wasn't giving me all I could get from my lossless and hi-res 24/96 music files.

The E10 has made a MASSIVE difference. The punch, power and control is remarkably close in performance to the headphone output of the 800 Benchmark DAC in my main system. The difference is the E10 goes everywhere my Macbook does.

It's beautifully made (seriously, it's as well put together as stuff from Ray Samuels Audio) and at 60 is frankly ridiculously good value for money.

You can buy one of these with total confidence and I guarantee that if you're using computer sourced music, you WILL get a big improvement.

Also the E10 functions as a 24/96 compatible USB to SPDIF converter for anyone who's existing DAC doesn't have a USB input. Given that a half decent dedicated converter will cost about 100, the E10 is almost too good to be true.

Highly, highly recommended.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good when it's good, but watch out 17 Dec 2011
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First impressions were good - the presentation case is useless but cute, the item itself was...well, it was small and black, which is what I was hoping for. Using it is pretty foolproof, just plug in the cables you need to use and it works. I'm connecting it to a W7 64bit Dell Latitude, and it appears in my list of audio devices as a type of SPDIF interface. I've been feeding it with flac's via VLC, having selected the appropriate output interface.

The sound sounds good to me. I don't count myself an audiophile, but it's certainly oodles better than the crappy output from the laptop, which is the whole point of the thing. I've got a Xonar DX in my main box, and it's fair to say that it's a match for that - different, but not worse. I expected not to like the bass boost, bass isn't really my thing, but it seems to do a decent job - it doesn't dull or distort the rest of the sound unduly, it just hits the bass.

However, there's one crucial warning. This thing can suffer from EMI. That's Electromagnetic Interference, not the record label :). I was very annoyed with the thing for a short while, when I thought that after initially seeming to be great, it had started generating serious distortion, affecting both phones out and line out. After further testing, it seems highly probable that it was EMI rather than distortion introduced by the device. I can state with confidence that DECT phones interfere with it, as I have two on my desk here and the sound is lousy if they are in range, but that wasn't the source in my office, so there are other possible sources too. Fortunately I have eliminated the wireless mouse and wireless headphones as candidates ! I don't know about WiFi though, I've not tested properly to eliminate that.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I thought I was to old... 15 Mar 2012
By Strv 74
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I must have more than a dozen head-phones and I have at least ten different stereos not to mention MP3 players, smartphones etc. I have been looking for that sound I used to like many years ago when I would hook up my Stax electrostatic head-phones to my receiver and just enjoy the music. Today I find it harder to find time just to listen to my stereos and instead you are always working on the computer. Hooking up head-phones to a computer always ends in a flat sound and it is hard to get the volume you want. This is independent on what head-phones you use. I was thinking that maybe I am to old to experience music as I did in my youth. I was almost giving it up when I found this Fiio E10. Ok, one last try before I give up.

The Sound was absolutely incredible (awesome as younger people would say...). I was flashed back thirty years to my high end equipment. Using a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50 I suddenly understood why these phones are considered to be one of the best on the market. This little gadget just made music come back to you as it used to. I was not to old, only using bad equipment. Buy this one. Could be the best investment you made in music technology the last twenty years!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Will just comment on build quality 9 Feb 2012
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I'm not going to say anything about quality and price/quality ratio, all the reviews before me describe it's output properly: very good.

What I'm going to comment upon is the build quality. It's all fine and dandy, except the headphone jack.
As some people complained before, it's at an angle and the headphone jack sits a bit to the side in it.
So far no problem with the sound, hope it will stay that way.

My E10 was from a batch on 26 December 2011, as it says on the booklet inside the packaged, from what I've heard this was the initial batch which had some problems with the heaphone jack and line out (my line out is good though).

I have to give it a 4star, not for the SQ, but for the build quality, even though I don't regret my purchase, not one second.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing little machine! 28 Dec 2011
By evage
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I needed a DAC-headphone amplifier to listen to music from my laptop. Initially I bought The E7 portable, but I didn't quite suit me for lots of reasons, maily it didn't have enough power to drive my AKG K601 headphones and it's line-out and line-in capabilities were pretty useless. The E10 is perfect for my needs and within the money limit I was prepared to pay.
It's quite unbelievable that this tiny device can deliver such quality sound and driving power for the size and cost. It has literally changed the way I listen to music, especially given the fact that I have spent lots of thousands for gear in my life...
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2.0 out of 5 stars All was well up to the point the headphone socket ...
All was well up to the point the headphone socket ceased working. Took it apart and realised the build quality left a lot to be desired. Fragile.

Binned it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. S. Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I bought this 5 months ago as an alternative to a sound card, since I couldn't get the one I had to fit onto the motherboard properly, and it has greatly improved my sound... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars really good sound
great piece of kit, makes a massive difference when listening to music on laptop with decent headphones. you should buy
Published 5 months ago by ANDREW WOGAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied costumer
The shipping was cheap(supersaver delivery), it arrived 1 day before the estamate and all my exspectations where met with regards to the Quality of the sound, interfaces and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Emil
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the money!
I bought this to use with HD598 (50 OHM) and Sennheiser Momentum (18 OHM). It does a great job, and it greatly improves the Sennheiser HD598's sound, when compared to sources such... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Iosif Alexandru Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy it, now!
If you're serious about your audio this is a right steal. It'll power whatever cans you chose to through at it.
Published 5 months ago by Simon
5.0 out of 5 stars great dac and headphone amp
small on the outside, but big inside. I didn't want to buy an dac for hundreds of pounds, and so stumbled upon this gem. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Nxtcentury
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Sound Quality. Shame about the build quality
Before I purchased this device, I heard a lot of the positive feedback on Amazon reviews and from other internet sources and decided to take the plunge and get one. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. R. Mckelvie
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking for a Headphone amp and DAC....look no further
Plenty of information on line about this DAC and it will take something truly amazing to better this little amp/dac.
Published 5 months ago by Mr J Humphrey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great boost of sound for the average PC
For the price I found it the best alternative and better than a lot of the more expensive DAC. Listening to music from the work laptop was a drag especially with better head... Read more
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