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Fiio E10 Troubles.

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Well good news. After an hour of troubleshooting I thought "hm...maybe BOTH USB connections I've tried are faulty"

Sure enough, both my monitor AND A/C adapter were screwy. Grabbed an old spare one and BOOM. Crystal clear. 

 

Thank you everyone who helped! 

So I just got my Fiio E10 and well...im not sure what to think. 

 

I but on some SUPER heavy bass and literally my head was shaking with my XB-500's. They really can put out. 

However with my Bose AE2i anytime the music fades out or is quieter all i hear is static and noise. (it happens with all my headphones) 

 

I have the volume turned all the way up on Foobar and Windows. I've determined that the only way to affect the static feedback in any way is to turn the physical dial on the DAC itself. 

 

any ideas?

its sitting under my monitor away from my computer

Plugged into the back of my computer

Also tried plugging it into my Asus Spitfire to see if it was just the motherboard. It made the sound SIGNIFICANTLY quieter and it slightly quieted the static. 

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I had some static-like noise from mine when I got it, just unplugged the mini USB from the back of it for 10 seconds, plugged it back in and it was fine.

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you're talking bout noise floor?

 

i believe so. i literally will have nothing playing and all i hear is static

 

I had some static-like noise from mine when I got it, just unplugged the mini USB from the back of it for 10 seconds, plugged it back in and it was fine.

 

tried it....didnt work  :(

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So I just got my Fiio E10 and well...im not sure what to think. 

 

I but on some SUPER heavy bass and literally my head was shaking with my XB-500's. They really can put out. 

However with my Bose AE2i anytime the music fades out or is quieter all i hear is static and noise. (it happens with all my headphones) 

 

I have the volume turned all the way up on Foobar and Windows. I've determined that the only way to affect the static feedback in any way is to turn the physical dial on the DAC itself. 

 

any ideas?

its sitting under my monitor away from my computer

Plugged into the back of my computer

Also tried plugging it into my Asus Spitfire to see if it was just the motherboard. It made the sound SIGNIFICANTLY quieter and it slightly quieted the static. 

 

Does your USB and PSU cable have ferrite bead?

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You probably just need to flip the gain switch on the bottom to "low" gain

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Does your USB and PSU cable have ferrite bead?

 

i might have an extra one laying around. should i put that on my 3.5mm jack?

 

You probably just need to flip the gain switch on the bottom to "low" gain

 

already tried that. The 'High' setting just makes it more prominent 

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i might have an extra one laying around. should i put that on my 3.5mm jack?

You can try. I solved this problem on my E7 two yrs back. It can be your Ethernet cable as well. So it depend how far you want go to solve this problem. But mine did just fine with the filtered USB cable. 

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You can try. I solved this problem on my E7 two yrs back. It can be your Ethernet cable as well. So it depend how far you want go to solve this problem. But mine did just fine with the filtered USB cable. 

using a flitered USB cable didnt do anything. i think the USB is solely power. 

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Also tried plugging it into my Asus Spitfire to see if it was just the motherboard. It made the sound SIGNIFICANTLY quieter and it slightly quieted the static.

 

you got a powered usb hub lying around?

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you got a powered usb hub lying around?

 

My monitors have USB on them if that counts

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My monitors have USB on them if that counts

 

it does

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i might have an extra one laying around. should i put that on my 3.5mm jack?

 

 

already tried that. The 'High' setting just makes it more prominent 

What do you mean with prominent?Im getting a DT 990 250Ohm and some people say it only works with high gain setting.

So what does the high gain setting do?

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What do you mean with prominent?Im getting a DT 990 250Ohm and some people say it only works with high gain setting.

So what does the high gain setting do?

 

the noise floor becomes audible once the volume increases enough.  An amplifier's gain makes the signal get louder faster by a certain factor.  The higher, the louder it gets.  Since the E10 has a gain switch, increasing the gain also amplifies the noise since in this case it's coming from the power supply (of the E10).

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it does

 

well then yes ive tried a powered USB hub :P doesnt help at all

 

What do you mean with prominent?Im getting a DT 990 250Ohm and some people say it only works with high gain setting.

So what does the high gain setting do?

 

Think of it as a 'EQ Boost'. That's not necessarily what it technically does but audibly thats how i would discribe 'Gain' 

 

What i meant by prominent was the presences of static. With 'Gain' set to "High' the static was more prominent. You should be fine though :0 i think i just have some weird issue :P

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well then yes ive tried a powered USB hub :P doesnt help at all

 

ok, then it's either defective or you have a ground loop throughout your whole computer setup or something.  Tried a laptop on batteries?

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ok, then it's either defective or you have a ground loop throughout your whole computer setup or something.  Tried a laptop on batteries?

 

Can't get a ground loop through a FiiO.

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Can't get a ground loop through a FiiO.

Trollolololol

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Can't get a ground loop through a FiiO.

 

Lolwut?

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So I just got my Fiio E10 and well...im not sure what to think. 

 

I but on some SUPER heavy bass and literally my head was shaking with my XB-500's. They really can put out. 

However with my Bose AE2i anytime the music fades out or is quieter all i hear is static and noise. (it happens with all my headphones) 

 

I have the volume turned all the way up on Foobar and Windows. I've determined that the only way to affect the static feedback in any way is to turn the physical dial on the DAC itself. 

 

any ideas?

its sitting under my monitor away from my computer

Plugged into the back of my computer

Also tried plugging it into my Asus Spitfire to see if it was just the motherboard. It made the sound SIGNIFICANTLY quieter and it slightly quieted the static. 

have you tried turning the volume down to halfway or less in windows/foobar and letting the e10 do the work? (adjust with the dial on the front)

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have you tried turning the volume down to halfway or less in windows/foobar and letting the e10 do the work? (adjust with the dial on the front)

 

yep. The dial is the only thing that has some control over the static. Windows or Foobar has no control over the feedback

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Lolwut?

 

A ground loop cannot happen without, you know, a ground loop. There's only one ground connection over USB.

 

OP, just RMA the thing.

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Well good news. After an hour of troubleshooting I thought "hm...maybe BOTH USB connections I've tried are faulty"

Sure enough, both my monitor AND A/C adapter were screwy. Grabbed an old spare one and BOOM. Crystal clear. 

 

Thank you everyone who helped! 

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Well good news. After an hour of troubleshooting I thought "hm...maybe BOTH USB connections I've tried are faulty"

Sure enough, both my monitor AND A/C adapter were screwy. Grabbed an old spare one and BOOM. Crystal clear. 

 

Thank you everyone who helped! 

 

And this makes me wonder how many audio solutions get written of as bad or terrible because of slightly dodgy power supplies.

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And this makes me wonder how many audio solutions get written of as bad or terrible because of slightly dodgy power supplies.

 

i was relieved when it worked but im kinda worried about everything else i had plugged into the faulty A/C adapter...

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