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FiiO E5 (McKinley) Portable Clip-On Headphone Amplifier

Single Input and Output 1/8" (3.5mm) Interface and USB Rechargeable Battery

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Product Features:

  • Portable Headphone Amplifier Perfect for iPod & MP3 Players
  • Mini USB powered rechargeable battery
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) mini jack output and input interface
  • Volume button allows increase and decrease
  • Metal clip increases portability and convenience
  • Individual power switch
  • Selectable flat and bass boost modes
  • Indicator light indicates operating status
  • Similar amp is available in alternate design as FiiO E6
Technical Specifications
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 100000Hz
  • Output Power:
    • 150 mW with 16 Ohms headphones
    • 16 mW with 300 Ohms headphones
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 95dB
  • THD: <0.009%
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Suitable Headphone Impedance: 16 Ohms - 300 Ohms
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty
Also found as: Fiio E05, fiio-e5, Fiio McKinley

Headphone Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Style
Some headphone amplifiers are designed to be portable and others are meant to be placed on a desk. This will tell you what style of amplifier this item is.
Portable
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
A Digital-to-Analog converter (also known as a DAC) converts a digital audio signal into an analog signal. This is especially helpful for listen to music from digital sources, such as iPods and smart phones.
No
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the amplifier will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
10 - 100000 Hz
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
<0.009%
Input Connection
This is the manner in which the headphone amplifiers receive an input audio signal.
3.5mm Mini-Jack
Input Impedance
This is the input impedance of the headphone amplifier.
16-300 ohms
Output Connection
This is the manner in which the headphone amplifier will output the audio signal.
3.5mm Mini-Jack
Number of Outputs
Some headphone amplifiers have a built-in splitter so multiple pairs of headphones can be connected to it. The number specified here is the number of headphones that can be connected to the amplifier.
1
Output Power
This is the output wattage of the headphone amplifier. It is measured in mW.
16-150 mW
Output Impedance
This is the output impedance of the headphone amplifier.
16-300 ohms
Power Requirement
This is the required way to give the unit power. Common power sources are 120V AC (Common house plugs), batteries, or a combination of the two. If the headphone amplifier uses batteries, this will list the type of batteries that are required. Please refer to the description to find out how many are required for the unit to be properly powered.
USB

DAC Specifications

THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
<0.009%
Power Requirement
This is the required way to give the unit power. Common power sources are 120V AC (Common house plugs), batteries, or a combination of the two. If the headphone amplifier uses batteries, this will list the type of batteries that are required. Please refer to the description to find out how many are required for the unit to be properly powered.
USB

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
69%
4 Star
21%
3 Star
10%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.6
Features
4.4
Design
4.5
Usability
4.8
Gary

Garden Grove, CA

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These little guys are awesome!

March 12, 2012

I wish Sonic was carrying these when I bought mine. I have two of these which I use to amplify the the headphone-jack output of an mp3 player going thru an 3.5mm-to-RCA Y-connector into the RCA input of a car amplifier (mp3 mounted on handlebar of a MoTo going to a car amp). Especially if you have to branch the two outputs further into 4 outputs for a 4-channel amp, because doing so further halves the voltage. The battery-life on these things is friggin' great. I'll forget about charging it for a long darn time until one day it shuts-off, and I go "Oops!". They seem to stay charged for quite a long time during periods of no use as well.

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Steve

fort Atkinson wi

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solid sound

February 14, 2014

Bought this a couple months ago great amp has plenty of battery life makes my head phones sound way more bassy and clean.

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Jason

Portland, OR

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Great Product and Customer Service

February 11, 2014

The first unit I received was damaged (battery wouldn't take a charge). No big deal, these things happen. Customer service made returning the item easy and the replacement works flawlessly. Thanks!

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RUSTY

Chesnee,SC

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Flat RESPONCE..GREAT

January 26, 2014

Great unit...Needs usb power supply for long use. Contrary. Are small




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Nickifier

SE, MI

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Well worth it!

January 22, 2014

It ups the volume level without adding anything nasty. The battery life is amazing!

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Victorm

Wonder Lake, IL

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Good Value

January 6, 2014

I had used the FiiO for years and bought this one as a replacement. Works well with the added volume I need for headphone use. So far, so good with this unit, and very small and portable to use (and lose) so keep an eye on it when traveling.

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Edgar

Chalmette , La

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impressive

January 5, 2014

The value cannot be beat, sound quality blows you out of the water.

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Luis

Belleview, FL

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Great little Amp.

January 1, 2014

I use this amp on my helmet to ride my Motorcycle... It is a great little amp. the sound is so much crispier and clear is unbelievable. I would recommend this amp to any one who enjoys good quality sound.

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freddy

Houston Tx

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great value

December 8, 2013

I recommend this product it has improved the sound of my mp3 player greatly

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Abby

Orient Ohio

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Great buy.....

November 5, 2013

Easy to use, great buy. Super product to own. Has a great sound.....

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dratomic

phila, pa

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wonderful product

September 23, 2013

compact, powerful, long battery life, used with an iPod on a motorcycle battery good for a week of commuting before needing a recharge

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Wireknot

Charlotte, NC

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Works better than I hoped

September 18, 2013

We got 2 of these to help boost a stuio to field talk back (IFB) system that was very low on output. After I put them in the system, instead ofthe reporters saying it was too low they started yelling '' it's too LOUD! ''

Well worth the price.

Doc R., video engineer

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Terry Smythe

Canada

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FiiO E5 Review

September 17, 2013

My objective was to add headphones to a new Panasonic P42UT50 HD Plasma TV that has no provision for this, as the internal speakers are a fixed part of an internal circuit board, no speaker wires.. I coupled with this FiiO E5 an HDMI Splitter box into which the FiiO E5 is connected to tap off the audio line. It's a Rube Goldberg arrangement, but it works at relatively low cost. The option was a high cost home theater audio system with provision for external headphones. The FiiO E5 is powered off a USB-out port on my Motorola HD-PVR cable box.

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Harry

Reno, NV

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It's a good thing

September 17, 2013

This little amp worked great for me. I used it as an after market sound booster for a tablet that was low on volume. Even on the airplane could hear the tablet. I recommend this product. Usb powered too!

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Luke

Hamlin, WV

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mp3 to shark mc

September 17, 2013

This item worked unbelievably well for a while, I was the envy of
riders with systems costing six times as much as mine!
Then it quit working.I dont know if I just got a bad one or what.

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Jay

Snellville, GA

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Great Service!

September 17, 2013

Very Reliable! Would Recommend products & services to anyone. Product came very quickly.

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dhayward207

Rockport, Maine

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Big Bang in a Little Box

September 17, 2013

Love it. I have two now. I use them to increase the volume in my motorcycle helmet (w/o faceshield on) and it does the trick. At 70 mph I can now listen to my music. The battery runs out after about 3 hours and I i just switch out the dead one for the fully charged one. That provides me with about 6 hours of listening. I run my iPod through them. My only issue is that in daylight it is incredible hard to tell whether the little blue light that signifies whether the amp is on is lit. Ive often thought it was off then found out that I'd left it on and the battery was drained.

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Kendal

Kinston, NC

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An excellent upgrade to your sound

August 20, 2013

I would recommend this headphone amp for several reasons. These reasons include: it's a great value, it greatly improves SQ from budget headphones, and it keeps a charge for a long time.
it was probably the best money I have ever spent in the pursuit of better sound quality.

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milhous451

denver, co

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fiio e05 amplifier: too little amplification for the money

August 11, 2013

nice design, robust, works as advertised
but it only gives about 30% amplification.

30% is not enough to hear above street noise

not worth it. the fiio e11 is $60, but it doubles sound volume. that *is* worth it. you can hear the sound above all but the worst street noise. it only fails to be audible next to a freeway during rush hour.

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Dave

Wilmington, DE

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Great item, Great price, Fast shipping!

August 7, 2013

This small item works GREAT! I use it mostly when out and about with my netbook to boost the volume of videos and webcasts. Great low price and fast shipping. Thanks!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

E5

UPC

6953175710516

Weight

0.11lbs

Internal SKU

fiio-e5

Internal Product ID

42828

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: FiiO E5 (McKinley) Portable Clip-On Headphone Amplifier