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Mine are taking the scenic route through the USPS...looking forward to getting them.Gonna match em with a N3  and SE846.Thx for all the great info i this thread.

post #1127 of 2229
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Originally Posted by thekash View Post.... i'm actually using with the Note 3 (T-Mo, rooted) and the stock player most of the time.

thekash

Not heard of T-Mo rooting before. I had to look it up. Does it provide any benefits in terms of better sound quality via the Note 3 to the E18 (which I also have)?

Thanks

Frank

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No not at all, the rooting makes no difference, but some people earlier in the thread were saying rooted phones may not recognize the USB dac so was just clarifying it still does work...
post #1129 of 2229
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Originally Posted by zikarus View Post

I 2nd StanDs opinion.

Most of my stuff is standard flac 16/44. Those sound equal on Neutron and USB Pro making Neutron the preferable player for me as I wish to make use of the E18 hardware buttons and like to have cover art displayed.

My few 24/88 flacs actually sound better with Neutron compared to USB Pro. Don't ask me why, but it is perceivable.

My 24/96 flacs seem to sound equal again. At least I can not perceive decisive differences between the USB Pro and Neutron...
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Great thanks for your valued opinion. I will try out Neutron since it sounds like the SQ is no difference.  Having the physical buttons on E18 is nice I agree.  
Hopefully Neutron will help fix the occasionally skipping, glitches or hiccups i've been having playing flac songs on UAPP and stock Android player.
 

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Does anyone have any problem getting audio from Windows 8.1? For some reason I do not have any problem on my old Windows XP setup, and although it installs fine on Win 8.1, for some reason the audio is still not diverting out from the usb to the E18.

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Originally Posted by skingg View Post
 

Does anyone have any problem getting audio from Windows 8.1? For some reason I do not have any problem on my old Windows XP setup, and although it installs fine on Win 8.1, for some reason the audio is still not diverting out from the usb to the E18.

Ok scrap that, for some reason I have to set the Fiio E18 as default device. Maybe I have to find some ways for it to automatically switch the sounds to output between the speakers and through the usb when the E18 is plugged in.

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I haven't used PCs in quite a while, but if it's anything like Mac I am sure there is a shortcut that allows you to hold control or a function key and click on the audio icon to be able to select the output.
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Originally Posted by kdub View Post

Great thanks for your valued opinion. I will try out Neutron since it sounds like the SQ is no difference.  Having the physical buttons on E18 is nice I agree.  

Hopefully Neutron will help fix the occasionally skipping, glitches or hiccups i've been having playing flac songs on UAPP and stock Android player.

 

Just want to post an update to my previous post. So after installing Neutron it seems I have not experience any weird skips, glitches or hiccups playing FLAC files. SQ wise I can not separate any difference between UAPP. So for about half price of UAPP and smooth playing this is definitely a win win using Neutron. I'm running ver 1.77 I think and on my setup it is fully compatible with the E18. Loving it!
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Hi all. Long time lurker, first time poster. I just got a Galaxy Noe 3 and it evidently has a decent DAC, though I do find that the output seems a little bit low but that might be a setting I am missing on the phone. My question is, would it be worth it to get the E18 solely for the amp, or would it also help with sound quality, not that I am complaining with the stock phone?

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by fuzzychaos View Post
 

Hi all. Long time lurker, first time poster. I just got a Galaxy Noe 3 and it evidently has a decent DAC, though I do find that the output seems a little bit low but that might be a setting I am missing on the phone. My question is, would it be worth it to get the E18 solely for the amp, or would it also help with sound quality, not that I am complaining with the stock phone?

 

Thanks

If all you need is an amp, get the FiiO E12 as it is a better amp than what comes with the E18. You might want to be really sure about the quality of the DAC in the Note 3 before you start buying stuff.

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I'm in the same position as fuzzy chaos. I'm generally happy with the sound driving my V-Moda M-100's but am intrigued to find out just what is possible. How would we find out what kind of DAC is in the phone and whether it would be better to bypass it with a separate DAC or just amplify the existing one?
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

I'm in the same position as fuzzy chaos. I'm generally happy with the sound driving my V-Moda M-100's but am intrigued to find out just what is possible. How would we find out what kind of DAC is in the phone and whether it would be better to bypass it with a separate DAC or just amplify the existing one?

That's going to be magical. I wouldn't trust every opinion that I read. You might try for a consensus of opinions, but IMO that's risky as well. I think to truly benefit from a better DAC you might need to upgrade the cans, unless the DAC in your device sucks.

If possible, try to go to a store that has stuff that you can try with your cans and listen for yourself.

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As far as I'm aware there are two versions of the Note 3. The North American and Asian version which has an Exynos CPU and a Wolfson DAC. Then there is the European version which comes with the more powerful Snapdragon CPU but an unspecified DAC.

There are no shops within 60 miles of me who would even know what a DAC is unfortunately so I guess I'm just going to have to take a punt on Amazon. The E18 would seem to be made for the Note 3.
post #1139 of 2229
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

As far as I'm aware there are two versions of the Note 3. The North American and Asian version which has an Exynos CPU and a Wolfson DAC. Then there is the European version which comes with the more powerful Snapdragon CPU but an unspecified DAC.

There are no shops within 60 miles of me who would even know what a DAC is unfortunately so I guess I'm just going to have to take a punt on Amazon. The E18 would seem to be made for the Note 3.

In the USA here and I just checked mine with CPU-Z and it has the Snapdragon CPU, not sure of the DAC though. It sounds pretty good with the files I have on it through the Westone 4r's I just got a week ago, and none are high resolution, just standard FLAC. The Westones are really nice, but I think I may have to go back to over the ear cans, have not adjusted to them yet.


Edited by fuzzychaos - 2/20/14 at 10:15am
post #1140 of 2229
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

If all you need is an amp, get the FiiO E12 as it is a better amp than what comes with the E18. You might want to be really sure about the quality of the DAC in the Note 3 before you start buying stuff.

 

Cool. I'll check it out. We have a local place, Parts Express, that carries the e12 and some of the other Fiio products, though not the e18 yet.

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