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True as if someone with a bit rate issue  searched and  hit the old info it will also led them to this thread and they might find the solution is just a software or firmware update. ..good thinking. I nuked mine- but your quote is still up to lead them here.

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Fiio X3 works as usb dac - tested here with ipad 3 and a Chinese Camera Connection Kit / Sd. Card Reader.
The Chinese 8$ device bought from Ebay can work both as self-powered hub or unpowered.
It works even unpowered with the X3 even though the X3 keeps on charging itself from the Ipad! This is because the chinese gadget misreports power cinsumption to the ipad, tricking it into thinking a low power usb device is connected even though the x3 drains it ...
Obviously this will drain the ipads power faster than usual...
I'll have to ask Fiio for a setting to turn this off.
post #888 of 897
Micro iDSD works with iPad 2 iPhone 4. I assume any iOS device will work.
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Has anyone got the fiio x5 to work as a dac with iPad Air? I was about to buy a lightning to usb connector but wanted to check first if this will work.
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If you just use the standard lightning to USB cable, you'll probably run into the problem of the ipad air complaining about the X5 drawing too much power and refusing to accept it.

 

You may need some sort of a cheap Chinese usb hub that tricks the ipad air into thinking the X5 consumes only very little power (as I did for the FiiO X3, see above). Or you go the expensive way and buy an original powered Belkin hub for the Ipad Air.

 

I don't know if this cheap solution is available for the lightning connector. So if you want to try my solution which will almost definitely work, you need a lightning to 30 pin (old Ipad connector) adapter. Then this cheap Chinese USB hub/card reader/Camera Kit from Ebay (sent directly from China - just search for Ipad camera kit usb hub on ebay, you'll find many cheap ones. And off you go.

post #891 of 897
Interestingly, Creative's new E-series DACS are iDevice compliant and run in host mode... Lightning cable straight to the E5 or E3, for example.
post #892 of 897
Did you actually test it? I tested e series on android and it did not
Work. I will test on another android device.
post #893 of 897
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Originally Posted by bixby View Post

Did you actually test it? I tested e series on android and it did not
Work. I will test on another android device.

It works with iDevices iPhone 5 and newer, and android devices that support host mode. The list of compatible models is on their website: http://us.creative.com/p/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-e3



It's on sale for Black Friday already for $100 on creative's website...
Edited by Evshrug - 11/25/14 at 7:44pm
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Does anyone know if the iPad Air 2 will work with the Pure i-20?  Can't seem to get mine to work.

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It works with iDevices iPhone 5 and newer, and android devices that support host mode. The list of compatible models is on their website: http://us.creative.com/p/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-e3



It's on sale for Black Friday already for $100 on creative's website...

I now see the confusion on my part.  Your original post got me:  Interestingly, Creative's new E-series DACS are iDevice compliant and run in host mode.  

 

I have the E-1 in for review,  which I will assume is part of the E-series and they do not indicate that it can be used via usb with a tablet or phone, rather they say to use the analog headphone out to the analog input of the amp.  I will test again over the next few days to confirm, but let's, for now, leave the E-1 out of the conversation :)

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Originally Posted by bixby View Post

I now see the confusion on my part.  Your original post got me:  Interestingly, Creative's new E-series DACS are iDevice compliant and run in host mode.  

I have the E-1 in for review,  which I will assume is part of the E-series and they do not indicate that it can be used via usb with a tablet or phone, rather they say to use the analog headphone out to the analog input of the amp.  I will test again over the next few days to confirm, but let's, for now, leave the E-1 out of the conversation smily_headphones1.gif

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Interestingly, Creative's new E-series DACS are iDevice compliant and run in host mode... Lightning cable straight to the E5 or E3, for example.

Ah, sorry I wasn't thinking of the E-1. It'll be interesting to read your review and see what you think of it... I'll admit that I wasn't considering the E1 at all because I doubt an e1 DAC would be much of a quality increase over what is already in the iDevices I use. I tried pointing out specifically the E3 & E5, I don't have a problem changing my statements after I gain more info.

The quality and compatibility of android devices is all over the board, they deserve (and probably already have) their own thread to cover all their needs and workarounds.
post #897 of 897

I don't know if it's already been posted in this thread, but the E10K will work on an iPad/iPhone through the Lightning CCK with an intermediary hub to interfere with the E10K's power negotiation. It runs without extra power, the hub just blocks the request for 500mA from the CCK.

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