Compendium updated: February 19th, 2021
The roster of DAC/Amps available for under $100 is expanding at an insane pace. With storied brands like SMSL and FiiO jumping into the fray, would-be owners of one of these entry-level units are more susceptible to choice anxiety than ever before.
To make the hunt a bit easier, we've compiled reviews of the FiiO E10K from across the web for your reference. What you’ll find here are the TLDR versions of the full reviews (which you can access with the provided links). We’ll continue updating this compendium as reviews come in.
From Z Reviews' review of the FiiO E10K DAC/Amp, first published on September 29th, 2014:
"It's not the greatest thing in the world."
From Headfonia's review of the FiiO E10K DAC/Amp, first published on September 11th, 2014:
As I quickly mentioned before, the general sound signature of the E10 was warm and fun with good bass body. It had full mids and a reasonably open sound with inoffensive treble. Sound stage wise it wasn’t the best and the E10 never was a king for what technicalities are concerned but overall, it was really hard not to love its sound. The E10K Olympus 2 definitely is an improvement and there’s more to love.
From Home Studio Basics' review of the FiiO E10K DAC/Amp, first published on September 14th, 2018:
I have to give the E10K a perfect A+. The only thing I would change about it is making it compatible with a phone, but that’s it. There’s nothing else about it that disappoints me in the slightest. It does exactly what it’s advertised to do, which is to provide an upgraded sound from your Laptop or PC’s crappy signal. It also works phenomenally well on the go, as I’m sitting here typing this away from home on my laptop and listening to Spotify. It’s portable, convenient, and extremely versatile as well, with an almost impeccable sound and excellent build. There’s not much else to say about this little buddy.
From Audiostance's review of the FiiO E10K DAC/Amp, first published on March 2nd, 2020:
The FiiO E10K is my personal pick if you are a bass lover with an expensive pair of headphones that just don’t have the power you want them to, and you’re looking for a DAC that won’t totally destroy your wallet.