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Old 01-17-2012, 03:14 PM
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Default E7 OEM or copycat?

saw something on amazon that piqued my interest...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

looks like the Fiio E7 but rebranded. Pyle is not a great name to be associated with though so I am skeptical. Just because something uses the same case doesn't mean the guts are the same. There is about a $30 price difference between the Pyle and the Fiio. who wants to buy one and crack it open to compare?
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:20 PM
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Same price as the OEM E7 in Germany (in €).
Let's see how this develops.

Couldn't find any additional information about it being a rebrand, apart from the comment on amazon.
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If you read the list of parts on both units there are an awful lot of similarities...very interesting!
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:28 PM
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problem is pyle has been around the car audio world for a long time...used to be referred to as "pyle of $h!t". I wouldn't mind buying as long as pyle had nothing to do with the actual manufacturing of the product.
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I actually thought you meant PILES!!!
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applicable as well
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:34 AM
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confirmed, its an Fiio OEM product. The sponsor rep for Fiio on Head-fi confirmed it himself...

http://www.head-fi.org/t/570198/pyle-audio

other products too...

http://www.pyleaudio.com/products/Pe...e%20Amplifiers
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confirmed, its an Fiio OEM product. The sponsor rep for Fiio on Head-fi confirmed it himself...

http://www.head-fi.org/t/570198/pyle-audio

other products too...

http://www.pyleaudio.com/products/Pe...e%20Amplifiers
So would you feel safe saving the $30 and buying the Pyle version of the E7 off Amazon, or would you insist on buying the "real deal"?
If they offered a version of the E10 and it was available for $30 less than the real one, I guess I'd be tempted...
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So would you feel safe saving the $30 ...
I don't think you can go wrong, it's confirmed OEM and the savings are there, although I don't have a need for another USB DAC/portable headphone amp.
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I don't think you can go wrong, it's confirmed OEM and the savings are there, although I don't have a need for another USB DAC/portable headphone amp.
I don't need a portable DAC.....the AMSv2 is good enough for me in that regard. And I have two perfectly good portable amps.....but I am intrigued by that FiiO E10 for my computer sound, and that hasn't appeared on the Pyle scene yet, apparently.
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I don't need a portable DAC.....
I understood your stance via your previous post, I was only answering the question you posed "would you feel safe saving the $30 and buying the Pyle."
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I would be OK giving it a shot at a 33% discount.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:52 PM
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I love the MSRP on the Pyle website.
That's how you do marketing!
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:27 PM
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the random amounts were kind of funny. $37.24?
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