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Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier

B&H # FIE12 MFR # E12
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Product Highlights

  • Combo OPAMP for Low Distortion
  • Recharge via Computer or Mobile Device
  • Charging Indicator
  • Gain Adjustment
  • Bass Boost
  • Speaker Sound Field Simulation
  • 22V High-Voltage Supply
  • 850mW Maximum Output Power
  • Aluminum Build
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You Pay: $129.00

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The E12 Mont Blanc from Fiio is a portable, rechargeable headphone amplifier for use with your laptop, tablet or smartphone. It is designed to provide a higher power, superior sounding headphone amp than your computer or portable device alone.

The E12 Mont Blanc uses a two-part OPAMP circuit for low-distortion audio reproduction. It is rechargeable via any computer, laptop or mobile device with a 5V USB port. Also, it is equipped with a gain adjustment, bass boost and a charging indicator.

Aluminum body built to withstand wear and tear
Speaker sound field simulation to lessen the "in-head" sound of headphones
22V high-voltage supply with 850mW maximum output power for larger headphones
Charging indicator blinks according to how long charge will take depending on what it is plugged into
Charges fully via laptop in 3 hours
Audio Input 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo jack
Volume Control ALPS Potentiometer
Drive 16 ~ 300Ω (recommended)
Battery Capacity 9.7 Wh (880 mAh / 11.1 V)
Output Power > 880 mW @ 32 Ω
THD <0.005%
Frequency Response 10 Hz ~ 100 KHz
Input Sensitivity < 710 mV (Gain: high)
Cross Talk > 70 dB
Gain > 16 dB (high)
Max Output Voltage: 15.5 Vp-p
Current: 170 mA
Headphone Output 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo jack
Bass Boost 1 Level
Power Input Micro USB 5V/2A
Battery Life > 12 hours
Charging Time < 150 minute
Output Impedance < 0.5 Ω
Signal to Noise Ratio > 110 dB
Max Input Signal > 8 Vrms
Channel Imbalance < 0.5 dB
Bass Boost Range > 4.2 dB @ 100 Hz
Dimensions 4.9 x 2.6 x 0.6" (124 x 65.5 x 14.5 mm)
Weight 5.6 oz (159 g)
Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm Stereo Mini Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    FiioE12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier
     
    4.9

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (12)
    • Great sound (12)
    • Stylish (11)
    • Good value (10)
    • Durable (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music (10)
      • Portable devices (10)
      • Home audio (9)
      • Travel (6)
      • Relaxing (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Audiophile (8), School (3)
        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to ipod (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      4.0

      Pairs Nicely with Beyerdynamic DT 880's

      By Dan the Singer-Songwriter

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Mixer, Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Bass
      • Great Sound
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Audio
        • Music
        • Portable Devices

        Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

        I've been using the E12 as an amp for my new DT 880's, and I've been happy with it. I'm coming out of the headphone output of my Macbook Pro through the amp to the headphones (which are the 250 ohm version). I will say there is a noticeably different color to the sound when compared to running the same headphones from my Focusrite audio interface, but along with the additional color, there seems to come additional clarity.

        The best thing about the E12, in my opinion, is the ability to cross-feed the left and right channels. With high-end, semi open-back headphones, it does sound a lot like listening to reference monitors.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Fiio E12 Review

        By Howard

        from Antioch, CA

        About Me Gear Head

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Good Bass
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

          sometimes i use the E12 as a headphone amp. sound coming out of the headphone jack on my Samsung laptop going into the Fiio E12 input and a pair of Sennheiser at the E12's output.

          thru experimentation i found that even with 800mw? of output the E12 can drive a pair of 8 ohms JBL speakers. no hum, no distortion no clipping. nada. just pure Sound.

          seeing that driving a pair of 8 ohms Speaker was a walk in the park i experimented again and found that it can easily drive TWO (yes, 2) pairs of JBL book shelf Speakers (Loft 30's and Loft 40's) quite easily with more than ample volume for a 12X15 size room. again, w/o any distortion/hum/clipping.

          yes, the E12 is a work of Art and an Engineering marvel.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Awesome Little Amp

          By DJ Wylde

          from West Jefferson, North Carolina

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • It Rocks
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • Traveling
          • With My Computer
          • Working

          Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

          I use the amp with the Stacking Kit on the Fiio X5. It really comes to life with the gain turned on and rocks my Audio Technica ATH-M50 as well as a set of Westone 4's. Have used daily now for almost three weeks and will continue. Well worth the money and am very pleased with the item and the entire selling process. Thanks B&H!! You Rock!!!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Worked well with HD 598

          By CW

          from Christiansburg, VA

          About Me College Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Cord Too Short

          Best Uses

          • Portable Devices

          Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

          Bought this to use with my HD 598 and ipod classic. The sound is deeper and richer. Pretty impressive for the price.

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Is perfect

          By Calalo

          from Pembroke Pines, FL

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • Traveling

            Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

            I'm using it with my iphone6 and BnW P7, sound is outstanding!!!

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            The masterpiece of sound

            By xgalaxy

            from canton, mi

            About Me Audiophile

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio

              Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

              If you are in the market for a portable amp, stop here and get this little gem. I use this with my sony MDR v6 and I feel I am in studio recording the sound. I dont know how they did it its incredible performace. If Fiio ever offer public IPO at wallstreet I will jump and buy million shares!

              • Primary Use:
              • Listening to iPod
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              kicks butt

              By ALPHA AUDIO

              from WAUKESHA WI

              About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Quest For Unknown

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Loud

              Cons

              • No Replacement Battery

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Portable Devices
              • Supernatrual Monitoring
              • Working

              Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

              works great in combo with the dr100 tascamyou can hear the fly fart in the next roomor maby the supernatural on occasiongain is very high and does great job with no audible distortion,at the max level the dr100 can put out anyway before clipvery compact and portable on battery powercons:no replaceable battery so long extended use requires 2.0 amp usb power,no so very portable for the long use as i have many batterys for the dr100

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The best headphone portable Rechargeabl

              By nvp

              from ny

              About Me Pro

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Phone Interpretation

                Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

                I am a professional phone interpreter, I have tried plantronic systems for years but this amplifier beats them all, works great, sound quality improved a lot, no distortion or funny sound, charges thru usb port of the computer, mine I used the adapter for my iphone with the usb cable provided with the amplifier and had a full charge in 3 hours, it tells you when charging, when empty and when it is fully charged, I use it for 12 hours in a row and still plenty of charge left. great product, small and lightweight, metal construction.

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                • No

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                4.0

                I can finally hear my music

                By Pepita

                from New York, NY

                About Me Audiophile

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Cord Too Short
                • Too Little Range

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Relaxing
                • Traveling
                • With My Computer
                • Working
                • Working Out

                Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

                The E12 Amp is a godsend for anyone whose computer (or any other device) doesn't allow for an optimum sound experience. You just plug it into your computer to get it juiced up, then attach your headphones, plug it into the headphone jack and you're ready to go. The charge lasts a really long time. The sound is clear, unmuddied. The better the headphones, the bigger the difference. There is also an optional bass boost, which I use. I only took off one star because I wish it even had more power (no, I am not aurally impaired). I assume that's where one would have to invest more. For the price, this little gadget is wonderful.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Powerful, clean amp

                By Bobber

                from chicago, il

                About Me Frequent Traveler

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Audio
                  • Music
                  • Portable Devices

                  Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

                  Purchased this to use with my IOS devices. EO12 provides substantial, clean power to drive any headphone to ear drum breaking levels.

                  • Primary Use:
                  • Traveling

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                  5.0

                  Great little amp!

                  By Pnoyhiker

                  from Pacific Northwest

                  About Me Audiophile

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hiking Backpacking
                    • Home Audio
                    • Music
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Relaxing
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

                    Enough Power to drive HD650 & Hifiman HE-400 and Plenty of juice when used on bright headphones like Grado SR80i. Amazing result when paired w/ player with good DAC like Fiio X3. Battery life is decent and enough for daylong listening in the office. Solid styling!

                    • Primary Use:
                    • Traveling
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    It works

                    By willygreat

                    from Bronx, NY

                    About Me Audiophile

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

                      I use this product with my ipod,mostly on the go. It certainly makes the sound from the ipod more powerful. There is a gain of 16 db that makes it the sound even more powerful. It also has a bass boost, but only a little. So I am happy with this, also I low volume, you can feel fidelity of the sound. I would recommend this Fiio amplifier to everyone.
                      Thanks.

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Listening to iPod
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      I would buy again!

                      By Reny

                      from Wapak , Ohio

                      About Me Audiophile, College Student, Teenager

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Good Bass
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Music

                        Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

                        Just as description states; Excellant value for the money

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Listening to iPod
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        what

                        By what

                        from So cal

                        About Me College Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                        • A little heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices
                        • Relaxing
                        • Traveling
                        • With My Computer
                        • Working
                        • Working Out

                        Comments about Fiio E12 Mont Blanc Headphone Amplifier:

                        ..as in I am now deaf because it is so awesomely loud and clear. Seriously it is too painful to turn up to full volume on high gain. I had the E11 and like this much more.

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Working out
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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