FiiO - Alpen 2 E17K - Portable USB DAC / Headphone Amplifier
The launch of FiiO's Alpen 2 E17K is an update to the original that Fiio fans have been waiting for. The looks are premium, and the sound is incredible. The Alpen 2 E17k has a built-in DAC with a high-quality amplifier stage, which will power almost any headphone. It has a dual port line-in/line-out for maximum convenience. The power output is 200mW into 32 ohms.
The FiiO E17K overall is a very intuitive device with features included like the volume lock to prevent unwanted volume changes while the device is in your pocket or bag. An easy to use scroll wheel allows you to move through menus with ease. The FiiOE17K is equipped with improved buttons and volume control.
The fidelity of the E17K is unrivaled in this price range. It includes a digital to analog converter capable of handling high-resolution audio files up to 24/192k via the coaxial S/PDIF input or micro USB connection. It also supports the growing DSD format.
The box includes a carry/travel pouch, digital coaxial - 3.5mm adapter, USB cable, screen protector; Mini-to-mini audio interconnect & silicone bands/straps. Play time lasts ~15 hrs thanks to the large battery.