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post #6181 of 6504
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Originally Posted by Darkspike View Post
 

 

Me too stuck at 48k/16bit using Galaxy Note 3 with Fiio E17.

Tried USB Audio Recorder Pro Trial version, it also given the same output result with flac music file.

 

 

 

"since the default music player is not able to play higher bitrates (the default player was able to play 16bit/48khz flac and wav) I had to download USB Audio Recorder Pro. It was able to play 24bit/96khz with the Fiio E17"

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2460#post_9506391

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Darkspike View Post
 

 

Btw, does that means that Note 3 can use Fiio E17 as USB audio out in stock and bypassing the on board audio chip?

 

 

Yes, the stock Galaxy Note 3 can output a digital USB audio stream towards the FiiO E17 USB DAC/amp using its stock music player and bypassing its internal DAC/amp.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/3210

 

post #6182 of 6504
My E17 finally came in today. I can't wait to get off work and give this bad larry a try.
post #6183 of 6504
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Originally Posted by SGT A-hole View Post

I have the 5.5gen ipod video and I was wondering if it would be worth getting the L9 cable for use with the e17 or if I should just stick to the stock 3.5mm cable the e17 comes with.
I'd actually recommend the L11 instead. It's bulkier overall but you can at least change the cables when they die. My L9 did not last a week and a half but I think it was an isolated case.
post #6184 of 6504

I actually went ahead and just got the L3 cable. Loving the E17 so far.

post #6185 of 6504
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Originally Posted by SGT A-hole View Post

I actually went ahead and just got the L3 cable. Loving the E17 so far.
I bought the L11, but it seems its taking its time to get here.
post #6186 of 6504

I know the feeling. It took my E17 a month to get to me.

post #6187 of 6504

Hello everyone,

 

I received my E17 today and I had a question.

 

I won't be using the device alot while I'm traveling so most times it will be on my desk.

So can I leave my E17 always plugged in, in the USB?

 

 

Thanks

post #6188 of 6504
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Originally Posted by SGT A-hole View Post

I know the feeling. It took my E17 a month to get to me.
I bought my E17 when I was in the UK, so I got it for xmas.
My E12 Mont Blanc (now returned) took a day to get to me. You just need to find the right websites.
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Originally Posted by Devrim View Post

Hello everyone,

I received my E17 today and I had a question.

I won't be using the device alot while I'm traveling so most times it will be on my desk.
So can I leave my E17 always plugged in, in the USB?


Thanks
You probably could, but after full charge there's no need to have it charging more. This could create unnecessary heat, and as the amp is made out of metal, over a long period of time (talking weeks on end on usb charge) could destroy the amp.

To play it safe, I'd use the amp when I'd need it, if I were you.
post #6189 of 6504

Leaving it plugged in does not mean it would be charging all the time, especially if it was plugged into the computer.

Assuming the computer is off when you're on your trips and also assuming you did not plug it into a USB port that is on regardless of your computer being shut off or not.

In either case, the E17 still has function to control USB charging and it would probably be ideal to disengage that function when you go off for trips.

 

Generally speaking, while using the E17 as DAC/AMP with USB as source input, the E17 will take most of the power draw directly from the computer so you can reach way more run time than when you rely solely on the battery (i.e. while using the E17 on the go, or using it without USB cables plugged with COAX/AUX/OPT as source input). Unless you are gone for months on end, for which case there isn't much you can do, this would be the best thing to do. Once you get back you can turn on the USB charging function for the day and turn it off again when the battery is recharged.

post #6190 of 6504

E17 stops charging once it gets to full power and does have power management. 

post #6191 of 6504

Hello guys,

 

Thanks for the replies.

I will rarely use the device while I'm on the road so I think 99% of the time it will be connected to my pc by USB. I haven't been able to use my toslink cable but I'm gonna guess it gives no power to recharge the device. If it has proper power management I can probably leave the cable connected since the usb power shuts down when I shutdown my computer.

 

Also does the device automaticly shutdown if it has no source after x minutes or do I have to shut it down manually?

post #6192 of 6504
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Originally Posted by Devrim View Post
 

Hello guys,

 

Thanks for the replies.

I will rarely use the device while I'm on the road so I think 99% of the time it will be connected to my pc by USB. I haven't been able to use my toslink cable but I'm gonna guess it gives no power to recharge the device. If it has proper power management I can probably leave the cable connected since the usb power shuts down when I shutdown my computer.

 

Also does the device automaticly shutdown if it has no source after x minutes or do I have to shut it down manually?

 

The E17 doesn't have an idle timeout setting - you will have to shut it down manually.

 

Dale

post #6193 of 6504
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devrim View Post

Hello guys,

Thanks for the replies.
I will rarely use the device while I'm on the road so I think 99% of the time it will be connected to my pc by USB. I haven't been able to use my toslink cable but I'm gonna guess it gives no power to recharge the device. If it has proper power management I can probably leave the cable connected since the usb power shuts down when I shutdown my computer.

Also does the device automaticly shutdown if it has no source after x minutes or do I have to shut it down manually?
The E17 has a sleep setting - it shuts off after x amount of minutes if you tell it to.
post #6194 of 6504
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Originally Posted by Existence View Post


The E17 has a sleep setting - it shuts off after x amount of minutes if you tell it to.

 

Yeah I noticed that but it seems you need to manually select the amount of minutes every time.

 

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Originally Posted by AgentXXL View Post
 

 

The E17 doesn't have an idle timeout setting - you will have to shut it down manually.

 

Dale

 

Ok thanks. Not a big hassle tho.

 

After a day of use I'm fairly happy with the device.

post #6195 of 6504

Apologies if this has been asked before, but can somebody explain to me what the gain setting is for? When would i adjust the gain, rather than just turning up the volume?

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