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Fiio E17

Fiio E17
alaScore 84

35 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Fiio E17. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Fiio E17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Fiio E17


A portable headphone amp and DAC that won't pick your savings clean.

Great build ; Excellent sound quality

Relatively low battery stamina

Apr, 2012

Expert review by (

Fiio E17


The E17's a flexible and versatile device but it doesn't have enough sonic ability to worry the class-leaders

Pleasant, inoffensive sound ; Balanced, with good detail ; Good feature set

Could sound punchier and more exciting ; Lacks transparency and insight of the very best

On paper, the Fiio is a useful little box of tricks and some of the added features and functionality might entice some users.

Consumer review (

A real step up from shoddy basic computer and smartphone audio


A very good DAC and headphone AMP for the price. A clear improvement in sound quality from my laptop for headphones, even ones that already sounded good, this gives a much cleaner,clearer and more powerful signal in all frequency ranges. Works very...

Reliable, Easy to use, good battery life, relatively portable , provides clearer and more powerful sound for a low price

Doesn't take you all the way to audiphile nirvana

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (

Extremely pleased


I am a budget audiophile, I am not interested in carrying around different headsets for different genres, I wanted a well rounded set up for my office. I docked in the E09 amp, and drive some big Vmodas. I def hear an improvement over stock audio from...

power, sound quality

eq, screen burn in

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Perfect if used with E11 as well.


You need another amp to dig out the darkest tightest bass if you love LOUD music. But it´s a very cheap and ok thing to own. With the E11 I´m only using the amp, but that combo is eminent. Can´t understand why, because E11 sucks by itself. Rock on Coke

Lighter, tighter and more dynamic than the E11.


Sep, 2015

Consumer review (

Great entry level DAC and headphone amplifier


Design and Build Even though the FiiO E17 is quite a low-cost product or you can even say an entry level one, the DAC has a solid build and elegant design. The brushed finish looks stylish without being anything plain simple or too pompous. Overall E17...

Elegant and compact design, solid build, plenty of features, tonally balanced and pleasant sound, great value for money

No significant cons at this price, battery could last longer, nothing extraordinary- just does its job right

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (

My Reference standard for portable Headphone amps thus far.


I use this Headphone amp with my V-Moda M-100's. The 100's are just too "dark" without something to mitigate on the top octave's behalf. The OLED display is bright clean and easy to read. (A plus, for not a kid anymore folks like me.) The charge lasts...

Outstanding ergonomics and unimpeachable performance.

None, charge could last longer.

May, 2015

Consumer review (

I enjoy this portable DAC/AMP Combo


I have been using the E17 "Alpen" every day for over a year now. It is my go-to device for enjoying music at work, or anywhere other than my home office. So, here are my thoughts: Build quality This was the first thing I noticed when I unboxed the...

Good Sound Quality, Durable, Small, Decent Battery

EQ Control, Buttons/Menu

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (

FiiO E17


For $125~150 depending on where you buy it from, the E17 is an unbeatable value. Solid Wolfson WM8740 DAC, decent enough Amp. The WM8741 would have been a slightly better chip, but it needs 5V and 3.3V supplies concurrently to operate so you are not...

Great for the money -- possibly the best

Too much Nonsense that detracts from the essence of a good DAC and Amp

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (

Good sounding and affordable.


Now, this is my first headphone amp review, of my first headphone amp, and i feel confident enough to share my thoughts. So, bear with me as i discuss this in further detail. Build Quality: This thing is solid. It is made out of brushed aluminum...

Build. Can play while charging. Can function as a DAC. Can be used with a wide variety of devices. Features

Some cracking/distortion can be heard. When attached to portable players, i have to flip the device around each time to see/access the features.

Apr, 2014

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