Amps & DACs
FiiO E6 Fujiyama
The FiiO E6 Fujiyama headphone amp looks simple and unassuming but at its amazingly killer price, its affordability trumps any hesitations about its sonic performance. The E6 will get the job done and add additional volume and clean drive for your portable-use headphones or in-ear earphones. A nice step-up in internal parts over the E7 model, the FiiO E6 has a robust head-amp stage that presents cleaner detail without the timbral edges of some of the previous FiiO models around this price. Built-in 3-button EQ allows tone shaping to your taste at the push of a switch. Given the rock-bottom price, the FiiO E6 Fujiyama amp is clearly one of the most terrific values in the headphone amp industry!
- Amongst most affordable high-quality headphone amp available
- Chassis housing minimizes electronic EMI/RFI interference
- Can power headphones between 16 Ohms ~ 300 Ohms
- Digital volume control
- Lightweight, tiny amp design weighs only 16 grams!
- Lithium-ion battery recharges via USB connection
- Approx 10 hr battery run-time
What's In The Box:
- USB battery charging cable
- Right-angled 'mini-to-mini' audio interconnect cable / 3 inch length
- Straight 'mini-to-mini' audio interconnect cable / 2.5ft
- Clear plastic amplifier belt clips (2)
Bargain seekers needing a headphone amp that provides more basic volume without adding a mess of distortion or coloration to the sound will be overjoyed with the FiiO E6. Yeah, the build is basically a plastic amalgamation and the size is scarily tiny, but we remain amazed at how competent this simple amp is with almost all portable headphones. Sonically, the E6 simply blows everything else out of the water anywhere near its ridiculously affordable $28 price tag and delivers exactly what it promises: more clean volume for your under-powered in-ears or full-size cans. Although the FiiO E6 stated impedance range is up to 300 Ohms, we found its best sound quality 'operating zone' remains with fairly efficient headphones under 150 Ohms; otherwise, you may perhaps wish to consider the slightly more powerful -- and slightly better-sounding -- FiiO E11 or E17 portable amps or our own HeadRoom Total BitHead amp/USB-DAC unit. The slim plastic alloy build contributes to its featherish 16 gram carrying weight and the overall construction actually seems very well put together given the nominal investment. Notably with low-bitrate mp3 files or iTunes music, the E6 smoothed-over the rough spots without highlightling the sonic limitations or acoustic flaws of compressed file types. Affordable boffo sound for your favorite portable headphones was never so easy.
Electronic noiseless volume control. Includes 'mini' splint support stand and USB charging cable.
FiiO E6 PERFORMANCE SPECS
- Output Power: 150mW (16Ω); 16mW (300Ω)
- Headphone Impedance Range: 16 Ω ~ 300 Ω
- SNR: ≥95dB (A weighted)
- Distortion: <0.009% (10mW)
- Frequency Range: 10Hz ~ 100kHz
- Power Supply: Internal rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
- Recharging: via USB / 5V DC 500mA
- Size: 41mm x 40.2mm x 8mm
- Weight: 16 grams
- THD at 1V output: ＜0.009%
- Frequency Response: 10Hz~100KHz
- Dimensions: 41mm x 40.2mm x 9mm
- Weight: 16 grams
- Amplifier Group: Other Amps
- Amplifier Type: Portable Amps
- DAC option: no
- Portable: yes
- DAC: no
Posted by Big Tex from OKC on 2013-04-18
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Tiny, great value
Cons: For this price, are you kidding?
Because of the tiny size it is a little difficult to figure out which EQ setting you are on, but I just click it until I find the one that I like. I tried it with my SE530, my Klipsch X10 and my Klipsch S4. The X10 seemed to get the most out of it as it smoothed some rough ends and firmed up the low end a bit. The SE530 still sounded better with my Total Bithead, but not by much. The S4 benefited from the added amplification but sounded better on the flat setting since it is EQ'ed with additional bass to start with.
I'm not saying that this is a do all amp, because it is not. It is a nice enhancement. A little something extra. But when I disconnected it and went back to the straight Nano with no amplification I could tell right away that I needed it back again, regardless of which 'phones I used. It is a very nice value - a steal, in fact. I have no real complaints, especially for this price. It does what it is intended to do, and then some. But do opt for the cable that cuts out the idevice internal amp because it makes a real difference.
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Posted by Home audiophile new to headphones on a budget. from Boca Raton, FL on 2013-02-05
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Clean power, smooth sound, great equalizer options
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