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post #6226 of 6582
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Originally Posted by imeem View Post

is anybody using optical cable instead of USB for their e17? 
I use optical on my MacBook C2D.
post #6227 of 6582
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


I use optical on my MacBook C2D.

Any improvement over USB?

I think my optical cable is long lost.

post #6228 of 6582
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Originally Posted by gambit50 View Post

Any improvement over USB?
I think my optical cable is long lost.
Only that it will give you 24/192 resolution, I personally couldn't hear any difference between optical and USB but that's just me.

Monoprice has a nice short thin optical cable for a few bucks if you want to pick one up.
post #6229 of 6582

I have a nexus 4 and Koss Pro Dj100, but Nexus 4 is not good enough to drive the dj100. How good is E17 when paired with Nexus 4? can I use it as a DAC with Nexus 4? Please help me guys.

post #6230 of 6582

not sure about the E17, but the E18 may be able to do that :)

post #6231 of 6582
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Originally Posted by pteixeira View Post
 

not sure about the E17, but the E18 may be able to do that :)

 

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Originally Posted by josin View Post
 

I have a nexus 4 and Koss Pro Dj100, but Nexus 4 is not good enough to drive the dj100. How good is E17 when paired with Nexus 4? can I use it as a DAC with Nexus 4? Please help me guys.

 

Careful here because apparently the Nexus 4 is a little bit picky. You might need a custom kernel even with the E18 (this is just especulation). Flav106 got the E17 working through USB Audio Recorder Pro (not the ideal solution though):

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634048/google-nexus-4/225#post_9823247

 

You might wanna wait till there is more information available with the E18.

 

EDIT: More info:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2100#post_9340559

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2181820


Edited by Ashade - 11/7/13 at 6:49am
post #6232 of 6582
^^thanks... I am already running a custom kernel with USB otg function. But nexus needs an external power source to read USB...that's what I am worried about

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
post #6233 of 6582
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Originally Posted by josin View Post

^^thanks... I am already running a custom kernel with USB otg function. But nexus needs an external power source to read USB...that's what I am worried about

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk

 

Initially the E18 draws negligible power. You might want to keep an eye on it better than E17.

post #6234 of 6582

So I have an E17/E9 setup right now. I have the LO bypass ticked up (so away from the words) and have been using the EQ settings on the E17 with the E9. I was wondering how I should tweak the volume overall cuz I have the overall macbook volume (which get's placed at max when the USB cable is in), the media player volume, the E17 volume, and the E9 volume. How should I setup all of this?

post #6235 of 6582
I run my combo in bypass mode and apply EQ from the computer. I like having only one volume control to worry about. biggrin.gif
post #6236 of 6582
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

I run my combo in bypass mode and apply EQ from the computer. I like having only one volume control to worry about. biggrin.gif

So it's better to use bypass mode?

post #6237 of 6582
It's all a matter of personal choice, I usually like a flat EQ and just having to adjust the E09K's volume control.

When using the E17 as a portable I like a bass +4 with my Ultrasone's for a little more thump. biggrin.gif

With the E17 in bypass mode I don't have to change anything when I dock it after portable use. it gives me line out level with no EQ which is what I like for the DT880's.

Check it out and see what you like the best.
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post #6238 of 6582

I just received an E17 I ordered. Hooked it up to the usb of my macbook pro for listening to my Fidelio X1 and it's unlistenable, there's a lot of distortion. Is there some settings I need to change or is there a burn in period?


Edited by PTom - 11/9/13 at 6:15am
post #6239 of 6582
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Originally Posted by PTom View Post
 

I just received an E17 I ordered. Hooked it up to the usb of my macbook pro for listening to my Fidelio X1 and it's unlistenable, there's a lot of distortion. Is there some settings I need to change or is there a burn in period?

There shouldn't be any distortion. I use a PC, so I can't help you with your problem specifically, but I did have issues with my E17 if I left "USB Charge" ON while listening to it. I would get distortion every 10 to 15 minutes and had to reset either my web browser, media or game and reboot my E17 to get the sound back for another 10-15 minutes. Once I turned "USB Charge" OFF, the distortion problem went away.

Now I just charge overnight when the battery gets low.

post #6240 of 6582

It's working ok on my girlfriend's laptop but still no difference on the macbook pro.

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