200 mW @ 32 Ω
A lot of power even for the most demanding of headphones, an excellent build, and the versatility to take it along on the road makes the E10K a yesteryear hero and an all-time favourite.
REVISED VERSION OF A CLASSIC, NOW WITH AN ADVANCED DAC AND LOWER FLOOR NOISE
One of the notable developments in the FiiO E10K is its all-new PCM5102 chip. This chip brings about significant improvements in the functionality of the E10K like, reduced delays and improved audio quality without any phase shift. Even when you are changing tracks you can experience low silence intervals. Equipped with a low-pass filter and bass boost circuits, the E10K has the lowest noise floor under all conditions. It has a output power of 200mW @32Ω and a USB decoding sample rate of 24 bit / 96kHz.
IMPROVED AMPLIFICATION STAGE AND A HIGHLY DURABLE & PORTABLE DESIGN
Installed with a brand new LMH8643 amplification op amp, the FiiO E10K now has a buffer design that takes care of the transient response and the driving power. This headphone amplifier is compact, portable and durable than ever before, thanks to its brushed aluminium shell and chassis. It comes with a Micro USB/Type-C input, coaxial output and a 3.5 mm stereo Jack headphone output. It also has an ALPS Potentiometer volume control to take easy control over the volume, gain settings and a bass boost.
E10K-TC FEATURING XMOS CHIP AND TYPE-C CONNECTOR
Keeping up with the times, the E10K-TC comes embedded with the flagship XMOS XUF208 chip for more efficient USB decoding. This, compared to the E10K is a substantial upgrade and is further enhanced by USB Audio Class 2.0 and PCM format supports up to 32bit/384kHz sampling rates for detailed audio. The E10K-TC has been equipped with a USB Type-C connection to allow compatibility with various modern devices and at the same time, the headphone/line/coaxial (up to 24 bit/192kHz) outputs make it easier to connect to other pieces of equipment. These additions are truly thoughtful and truly keeping in tune with technological advancements.
|DIMENSIONS||49.1 mm×80 mm×21 mm|
|POWER SOURCE||Micro USB/Standard USB Type-C Connector|
|HEADPHONE OUTPUT||3.5 mm stereo Jack|
|COAXIAL DIGITAL OUTPUT||Stereo PCM|
|COAXIAL OUTPUT||Type-C: 192kHz/24 BIT|
|SAMPLE RATE (USB DECODING)||Micro USB: Maximum of 24 BIT/96kHz
Type-C: Upto 32 Bit/384kHz
|VOLUME CONTROL||ALPS Potentiometer|
|DRIVE ABILITY||16~150 Ω|
|POWER INPUT||recommend DC5V 500mA|
|OUTPUT POWER||200 mW (32 Ω/THD+N＜1%)|
|THD||＜0.006% (1 kHz)|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE||＜1.04 Ω|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20 Hz~20 kHz|
|SNR||Micro USB:＞105 dB （A-weighted）
Type-C: ≥114 dB
|SUPPORTED S/N RATION||≥108 dB|
|MAX INPUT LEVEL||N/A|
|CROSSTALK||≥70 dB (1 kHz)|
|CHANNEL IMBALANCE||＜0.4 dB|
|GAIN||1.6 dB (GAIN=L)
8.8 dB (GAIN=H)
|BASS BOOST RANGE||N/A|
|MAX OUTPUT CURRENT||81.6 mA|
|MICRO USB VERSION||1. FiiO E10K|
|2. usb to micro usb cable|
|3. 6-rubber stick|
|4. warranty card and users guide|
|TYPE-C VERSION||1. FiiO E10K-TC|
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Amplifier|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||China|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
2. After connected to the computer, if the indicator light keeps flashing, it is suggested to pull the USB cable out and then replug it in, or restart the computer to have a try. If the problem still exists, it may be the faulty of E10K itself.
3. Last but not least, it is strongly recommended to pull out and plug E10K when the player has been turned off.
2. If there is no 'FiiO USB DAC-E10' option on the audio output device list, pls uninstall the USB Audio Device first, then pull out E10K and replug it in to reinstall.
1 Year Warranty
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from FiiO that covers manufacturing defects.
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"The bottom line for people upgrading from a computer's headphone jack the new E10k has great power for a very small device and is insanely better in power and volume."Read More
"E10K still has a 3.5mm headphone out on the front and a coaxial and 3.5mm Line OUT on the back. the E10K still is tiny, measures 79 x 49.1 x 21 mm and weighs only 78g."Read More
"Tiny, versatile, low noise floor, cost. Decent DAC, pretty powerful amp, quite clean sound, metal connectors, great aluminum housing, Base boost is the best."Read More
Bought the E10K based on lot of good youtube reviews. But to be very honest to myself, did not notice any great improvement in sound quality or clarity in My ATH M50X or KZ ZSN Pro X or Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 (speaker) when playing from my HP Pavilion15 laptop or Desktop PC (Aorus X570 PRO Motherboard). Slight changes in sound signature is observed and loudness of individual instruments is more pronounced at higher sound volume output level E10K but in my opinion these can be lived without in my opinion. Only the bare headphone/IEMs with laptop/desktop is more hasslefree way of listening to music in my opinion. Considering the Price to performance difference as observed, buying the dedicated amp/dac was not worth the money in my opinion.
Hey Subhajit, Thanks for taking time and sharing your honest feedback with us, we really appreciate it!
Decent DAC (24bit/96kHz), pretty powerful AMP(200 MW), solid aluminium housing, Bass boost works great and gives tight, thumpy bass but all of this depends on the max input power and sensitivity of the equipment connected to the AMP.
Coaxial out works fantabulous with great power and gives clean, distortion free sound when connected to Home Theater and Powered speakers.
Compared to other headphone DACs this one has a bit of warmth to it.
Overall an exceptional device with great capabilities.
Hey, we're so happy to see this positive review! Thanks for sharing it with everyone.
Amazing performance direct from PC using USB-C. Super clear and levels are very good, lows, mids and high too. But line in sound too muffled, with lots of disturbance.. probably bad 3.5mm aux cable. Any advice laptop to DAC through Line out would be appreciated.. Thanks. Ordering from headphonezone.com was simple and straight forward, with very good discounts. I received my item perfect, in good condition and would always recommend buying here.
The sound is on the warmer side & the rumbling bass from the bass switch is insane. Pretty good if you're looking for a cheap amp/dac & it's much better than my Asus strix motherboard onboard audio.
We're really happy that you have such positive thoughts about the product and thanks for the amazing review!
For the price build quality is great. But there is no feel to the sound. It sounds sterile. Switching to bass did improves a bit but it's too clean for my ears to hate. Benchmark with HD599 and kz zsn pro x. Even with some tuning there wasn't much difference with this DAC. Volume levels are great. Low/high gain switch useful for different headphones with different impedances. Small, compact, portable with USB C input interface which is great. Until and unless you are having very bad integrated DAC, you will feel noticeable audio quality with this product.
For the size of this device, it delivers a lot of power. Maybe not enough for planars, but enough for most of the headphones out there.
We are glad you had a comfortable shopping experience with us & it is delightful to read such positive reviews on your product! Cheers & Welcome to the club!
This is my first Headphone DAC/Amplifier purchase. I already own Audio-Technica ATH-M20x headphones(Also bought from Headphone Zone, working like a charm even after three years).
This gadget is a game-changer for me because I thought owning professional headphones would be sufficient, but I understood that without the required power to drive these headphones and a proper digital-to-analog conversion they are not efficient. Super fast delivery from Headphone Zone! Thank you.
A straightforward plug-and-play device, hassle-free installation, and usage.
Does the job beyond expectations.
It actually gave my M20x a new life.
Super delighted to hear that you are loving your purchase & thanks for your feedback. Cheers!