Do you have problems on the sound quality of you earphones/headphones? Do you want to buy a new pair but you can’t afford it? Well I would like to introduce to you guys and gals this little marvel. FiiO E6 headphone Amplifier, a budget friendly portable amplifier.
I have been using FiiO E6 Headphone Amplifiers since April 2012, and I must say I am enjoying every bit of it.I originally bought it due to my extreme curiosity of what a headphone amplifier does.so let’s get down to business and let me show you how good this little baby is.
What’s Inside the Box:
- 1 FiiO E6 Heaphone Amplifer
- 2 Transparent back clips
- 2 3.5mm to 3.5mm cables (1 10cm with angled plugs, 1 80cm with straight plugs) *both ends are gold plated*
- 1 USB charging cable
- 1 User Manual
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 Li-ion battery
Recharging: USB 5V DC 500mA
Size: 41mm x 40.2mm x 8mm
First Look and Feel:
The FiiO E6 headphone amplifier is made with glossy plastic and is very lightweight with a size of 41×40.2x9mm, and only weights 16g, its body is quite well built however if you try to shake the device to see if there are loose materials you can hear the volume rocker’s move(or maybe this is only on my unit) . This amp is very portable. and easy to carry or store in bags or pockets. The transparent back clips are easy to attach and detach though I must say that the clips doesn’t look that sturdy. that might be the reason why the company provided a replacement clip. having this glossy look the E6 do get scratched easily and finger prints marks the E6 body, the buttons are painted with chrome like finish. There is 2 LED lights to distinguish EQ(Equalizers) located at the back side and Power located at upper right.
Performance and Battery
With a small body will it last even for 4hours? unfortunately it doesn’t… But it lasted for a whopping 10 hours with continuous usage, How AMAZING is that? one more awesome feature of E6 Headphone Amplifier is it has 3 set of EQ. The First EQ (Red Light) is a bass boost, though its not that good to tell you guys honestly. The second EQ(Blue light) is Treble boost.(mid range boost). and the last EQ(Combined Red and Blue Light) is Clear & Balance bass boost. you can change the EQ on the E6’s power slider located on the right side of the unit. to change the EQ just slide it up.
If you would notice the upper right corner is lit. this is the indicator light for power. The color varies depending on how it is used, when the E6 is turned on. Blue Color means its working or being used. while if it has Blue and Red color. it is being used while it is being charged. If it is turned off. Red color means it is being charged. the led would turn off automatically when the battery is full. when you slide the power slider up and hold it for about 3 seconds it would turn itself off. sliding it down locks the E6.
The volume rockers located on the left side of the E6’s has a smooth transition on turning the sound up or down. there are no crackling sounds or distortion that can be heard in any level of the volume. as for typical volume rockers short press increase/decrease gradually change while long press increase/decrease constantly change in volume.
One downside of FiiO E6 headphone amplifiers is it does not turns off automatically. so if you forgot to turn it off. the battery would be drained continuously. but that’s not a big problem for me. I always bring my MiLi Powerbank, and with that I can charge E6 right away!
The EQ Led Indicator:
Back clip Attached:
FiiO E6 headphone amplifier is a good if not the best portable amplifier out there. considering it’s cheap price of PHP 1,400 when I bought it at Astroplus in Mall of Asia last April(with 1 year warranty). It is a High Quality product, great performance, I recommend this to every Audiophiles out there. VERY portable, lightweight and easy to use. Accessories are also sold with cheap tag prices.
If you must know the rating I gave this Product, I rate it as 4/5
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Where to buy?:
Astroplus Inc – Mall of Asia 1F Main Mall
Egghead – Level 1 My Domain Robinsons Galleria
HiFi Lounge 4th floor, Festival Mall
PEEPS GAMESHOP – 2nd Floor, Greenbelt 1 near Cinema 1