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Fiio E09/E17 functionality help

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Greetings,

 

I apologize if this is a noob question but I've been scratching my head for a week now trying to get this thing to work like I figured it would out of the box.

 

I currently use the Fiio E09/E17 combination connected via USB to my desktop PC. It is connected to a pair of M-Audio BX5 Speakers via a 1/4" to RCA cable to the Pre-out on the DAC. Typically this works beautifully, however I come into the problem when using it with a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50s. When I plug the headphones into the front port on the DAC, I get audio out both the speakers and the headphones.  My assumption was that speaker audio would be muted when headphones are plugged into the front port.

 

The only thing I can think of doing is turning off the speakers when I only want headphone audio; putting the speakers on a dedicated power strip so i can easily turn them on/off from the strip instead of with the back panel.

 

Is there a way to do this without going the power strip route?

 

I would like to maintain functionality of the volume nob on the DAC for speaker and headphone control.

I would like to be able to plug in the headphones when needed, and unplug them to use the speakers.

 

Seems simple enough but is there anything I'm doing wrong or misunderstanding about my setup that I can correct to get this functionality?

 

Part List:

E09 http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-Output-Desktop-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B008J26ZL4

 

E17 http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E17-USB-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B0070UFMOW

 

ATH-M50 http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000ULAP4U (without coiled cable and no 3.5mm option)

 

BX5 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005F3H6Q8/

 

1/4" to RCA http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000068O17

 

Thanks

post #2 of 5
The line-out from my FIIO E10 is designed to be independent from the headphone output, and my guess this is what you experience.

Edit: I'm very envious of your 10 thumbs up on your first post eek.gif
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your help, but I'm confused. I have Line Out, Pre_Out and Aux In in the back, and the front Headphone port. I'm currently using the Pre_Out to the speakers and the headphone port. 

 

Your saying Line Out and Headphone Out should be independent, ok, but the Pre_Out isn't?

 

I thought I was experiencing the Pre_Out and the Headphone Out playing the same source. I would simply like to choose between the two.

 

(I haven't yet read about thumbs up :confused:)

post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by Flobot9000 View Post

Thanks for your help, but I'm confused. I have Line Out, Pre_Out and Aux In in the back, and the front Headphone port. I'm currently using the Pre_Out to the speakers and the headphone port. 

Your saying Line Out and Headphone Out should be independent, ok, but the Pre_Out isn't?

I thought I was experiencing the Pre_Out and the Headphone Out playing the same source. I would simply like to choose between the two.

(I haven't yet read about thumbs up confused.gif )


They do play at the same time. I just have the simple Line out Dock (L7). I don't think you have option to choose on or the other they are both always on.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Is there a way then to mute the speakers instead of turning them off as I suggested in the original post? Muting it in windows mutes everything and I'm not sure what else I can try.

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