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post #5911 of 6582
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Originally Posted by jasonxff View Post
 
So u are saying the latest batches of the E17 got issues? How was the sound quality from the combo?
 

 

Sorry for the late reply. No. I am not saying the latest batches of E17 has issues. Although I have not heard of the new batch of E17, they should sound the same. Else someone in the forum would have mentioned it. I mentioned I using the original earlier batch of E17 is for your information. Comparing my E17 to the new E17 photos at Fiio website, I noticed that the 4 screws at the back is now allan (hex key) screws. My E17 is using philip screws.

 

The sound quality is good. The sound quality is better than iPhone 4s but not significant. Below is the setups for the comparison with iPhone 4s.

1) JH16 connecting to E17. E17 is connected to iPhone 4s using Fiio L3 cable.

2) JH16 connecting directly to iPhone 4s output.

 

The sound quality should be better if the E17 is connected to a laptop with optical cable. I can't test that cause my laptop don't have optical output.

 

For now, this amp is good enough me. When I have extra cash in the future, I might try out other more expensive amps.

post #5912 of 6582

The E17 works with the Samsung Galaxy S4 as a DAC with the help of an OTG cable!

 

 

 

 

post #5913 of 6582

My E17 won't turn on, what can i do?

post #5914 of 6582
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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

My E17 won't turn on, what can i do?

Do you have the e9? When ever my e17 did that I plugged it in to the e9k and turned it on and they both lit up. Or I'd just plug the USB cable into it and get pushing the button until it turned on. Or leave it plugged in for a whole they try.

Good luck


Thanks,


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post #5915 of 6582
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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

My E17 won't turn on, what can i do?
Plug i usb connected to a computer.

If not.

Plug usb into a usb power adapter

If not.

Perform hard reset. Use a pin and hit the reset on the E17.
post #5916 of 6582

For those of you with an E9 as well, do you feel plugging the E17 into the E9 improves the sound as compared to just the E17 by itself?  

 

(This is assuming you're using low impedance phones like CIEM's or portable headphones, not something like 600 ohm DT990's.)

post #5917 of 6582
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Originally Posted by Bazirker View Post

For those of you with an E9 as well, do you feel plugging the E17 into the E9 improves the sound as compared to just the E17 by itself?  

 

(This is assuming you're using low impedance phones like CIEM's or portable headphones, not something like 600 ohm DT990's.)

The only difference I can really pick up on is the midrange seems a little quieter when docked with the E9. I'll have to do some really careful listening to find anything else.

post #5918 of 6582

So is android now a great option for use with the E17? Im considering what phone to get after my iPhone 4S.

post #5919 of 6582
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Originally Posted by thehogester View Post

So is android now a great option for use with the E17? Im considering what phone to get after my iPhone 4S.

Last I checked, still not really due to the power draw of the E17 even with USB chg turned off meaning that an external power source between the E17 and Android device is needed. And then even after that we have problems of devices working and not working, if you know how to set it up for digital output as its not an official feature of the phone's. Cyanogen mods and what not as well as cables from ebay not working or lieing.

post #5920 of 6582
If Android compatibility is what you're looking for, then wait for the E18 coming out later this year. It is specifically designed for Android. I can confirm that the E17 does not work with my Galaxy SIII.
post #5921 of 6582

A friend of mine has a FiiO E17 working with a stock Galaxy S3 using the USB Audio Recorder PRO app available on Google Play store, without any external power source.

There is a free trial version of USB Audio Recorder PRO.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.extreamsd.usbaudiorecorderpro

 

USB Audio Recorder PRO is my prefered music player. I has also Neutron and Poweramp.

And I am not alone:

 

"From what I understand, USB Audio Recorder Pro app allows higher quality recordings to be played in their true hi-res quality because it bypasses a 16-bit/48kHz limitation in Android kernel. (The DX100 also does that with the iBasso software.) All other apps downsample to 16/48 before passing the signal to the external DAC like the Apex Glacier.
 
Besides that, I also find the app to output very natural sound. So I used the app quite a bit when I am in the mood for the best quality."
post #5922 of 6582
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

A friend of mine has a FiiO E17 working with a stock Galaxy S3 using the USB Audio Recorder PRO app available on Google Play store, without any external power source.

There is a free trial version of USB Audio Recorder PRO.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.extreamsd.usbaudiorecorderpro

 

USB Audio Recorder PRO is my prefered music player. I has also Neutron and Poweramp.

And I am not alone:

 

"From what I understand, USB Audio Recorder Pro app allows higher quality recordings to be played in their true hi-res quality because it bypasses a 16-bit/48kHz limitation in Android kernel. (The DX100 also does that with the iBasso software.) All other apps downsample to 16/48 before passing the signal to the external DAC like the Apex Glacier.
 
Besides that, I also find the app to output very natural sound. So I used the app quite a bit when I am in the mood for the best quality."

Is he using the S3 to E17 with an USB OTG cable?

post #5923 of 6582

Yes, he does.

 

 

As legacy computers, legacy peripherals like Android smartphones having all the features of a computer need to interconnect with peripherals.
This slave-to-slave communication functionality is not supported by the master-to-slave communication USB model.
To address this need, the USB OTG concept is added to the USB standard
 
USB OTG retains the legacy master-to-slave or USB host-to-USB peripheral communication model.
 
A USB OTG device is a dual-role USB device, sometimes a USB host, sometimes a USB peripheral:
. a USB OTG-capable Android device operating as a USB peripheral can interwork with a PC operating as a USB host
. a USB OTG-capable Android device operating as a USB host can interwork with a USB DAC always operating as a USB peripheral.
 
A USB OTG software program and USB OTG hardware components are added at the USB level.
A USB OTG device is configured to USB host mode or USB peripheral mode by USB OTG software/hardware measuring the value of the ID resistance of the USB interface.
 

 

When the Micro-B plug is inserted into the Micro-AB receptacle of a USB OTG-capable Android device, the ID resistance is greater than 10Ω, and the Android device is configured to USB peripheral mode.

 
 

 

When the Micro-A plug is inserted into the Micro-AB receptacle of a USB OTG-capable Android device, the ID resistance is less than 10Ω, and the Android device is configured to USB host mode.

post #5924 of 6582

The E17 works perfectly with my Verizon GS4. I've only used it for about a half an hour total, but it does work and it's simply plug and play.

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Originally Posted by thehogester View Post

So is android now a great option for use with the E17? Im considering what phone to get after my iPhone 4S.

post #5925 of 6582

Has anyone get the E17 DAC to work with Note 2?

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