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post #151 of 165

Well, the E18 is marketed for Android devices, not idevices, so I'd imagine that the cables and attachments are designed for Android compatibility.

post #152 of 165

Right, but other than the cables, there's really no compelling reason to choose the E17 over the E18, despite having iDevices. I'd probably use it more with a PC at work anyways, but it'd be fun if it worked with my iDevices as well. I was thinking more in terms if the E17 was an officially licensed iDevice product (MFI) or something along those lines.

post #153 of 165
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post
 

Right, but other than the cables, there's really no compelling reason to choose the E17 over the E18, despite having iDevices. I'd probably use it more with a PC at work anyways, but it'd be fun if it worked with my iDevices as well. I was thinking more in terms if the E17 was an officially licensed iDevice product (MFI) or something along those lines.

It is not.

 

I believe the E18 is basically exactly the same as the E17, except the E18 has the extra software support to make it work with Android. Therefore with the E17 you can get the same performance from an iDevice as you would with the E18, but for less. This is just a guess and has not been confirmed so don't quote me on it.

post #154 of 165

I have a question concerning using the fiio E17 under Linux (Ubuntu 13.10).

 

If I plug the E17 via USB into my notebook it appears under sound devices and gives an output to the headphone jack. However, the device listing says "Analog Output" and I am unsure on wether I am just amping the internal soundcards signal or indeed using the E17 as DAC and amp.

 

Any suggestions on how I could verify that the DAC is used? Thanks

post #155 of 165
If USB is being used it should be the DAC no matter what it says on the computer, since it's a digital signal being output.
post #156 of 165
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It is not.

 

I believe the E18 is basically exactly the same as the E17, except the E18 has the extra software support to make it work with Android. Therefore with the E17 you can get the same performance from an iDevice as you would with the E18, but for less. This is just a guess and has not been confirmed so don't quote me on it.

Thanks.

 

From my understanding the E18 seems to have a different DAC and opamp along with a better battery life, so it seems to differ a bit from the E17. However, how much it differs and whether it's hearable I don't know, however the price difference was so small so I figured I should go for it anyway. Also, people seemed to be reporting that the DAC functions with both iPhones and iPads as well as long as it's iOS 7, so I mean, what the heck. I ordered the E18 anyway.

 

Thanks for the response though.

post #157 of 165

Hi, I have a question.

I strictly use the E17 on a computer via usb connection. My logic leads me to believe that the battery is never in use, but still the battery completely discharges every two week or so. I was wondering if this was normal? Anyone experiencing the same "problem"?

Cheers!


Edited by olamtap - 2/3/14 at 12:25am
post #158 of 165

Same thing with mine.  Seems the battery life on a "powered off" unit is about 2 weeks, and it takes at least a couple of hours to charge it to full.

post #159 of 165
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Same thing with mine.  Seems the battery life on a "powered off" unit is about 2 weeks, and it takes at least a couple of hours to charge it to full.


It's a bummer, if i may say so!

post #160 of 165

Why does my E17 not switch to AUX setting.  I can only get USB, COX, OPT when I hit the input button. 

post #161 of 165

ya i just notice that too. But i remember when i first got it, i got it into aux b4. 

post #162 of 165
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Originally Posted by stolleee View Post
 

Why does my E17 not switch to AUX setting.  I can only get USB, COX, OPT when I hit the input button. 

k i got it. is ur e17 in a dock? I can get it into aux only if i remove the L7 LOD. 

post #163 of 165
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k i got it. is ur e17 in a dock? I can get it into aux only if i remove the L7 LOD. 


No, I am trying to connect from the headphone output of the iphone to the aux input on the E17.  I have ordered the adaptor for iphone (non lightning) and will use the lightning adaptor and try it this way.  Will see if it works better.

post #164 of 165

I just wanted to chime in a bit about my e17 + iPhone6 debacle. The 30-pin doesnt work. The camera connection kit does work but it requires a usb hub because the phone thinks the e17 draws too much power (regardless of it being battery powered and turning off usb charging). You can just get an unpowered hub though because for whatever reason it tricks the phone into thinking its being powered. Then you need a usb to mini usb adapter to connect to the e17. At this point with all the cables and what not the e17 with the iphone6 is not worth it until someone comes up with a better way. Its not really portable anymore but more of a hassle than its worth. I was really excited about a feasible and quality portable headphones amp/dac and I honestly wish I had either gone a different way there or stuck with android.

post #165 of 165
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Originally Posted by imeem View Post

 
k i got it. is ur e17 in a dock? I can get it into aux only if i remove the L7 LOD. 


No, I am trying to connect from the headphone output of the iphone to the aux input on the E17.  I have ordered the adaptor for iphone (non lightning) and will use the lightning adaptor and try it this way.  Will see if it works better.

Hello stolleee,

Although you don't have a dock connector connected to the E17, your unit may be defectively misdetecting a dock connection. Do you see the word "dock" flash briefly on the screen the moment you turn your E17 on?
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