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post #1606 of 2225

whoo hoo just ordered one of these.  Hope they meet all my needs.  Now to wait impatiently and stare out the window like a puppy waiting for its owner :(

post #1607 of 2225

I just tried searching this thread for interconnect but only got 2 hits. Are there other makers of micro to micro usb interconnects with better quality than what's supplied?

post #1608 of 2225
If there aren't, someone needs to consider it as there's plenty of demand. I might even look into it myself ☺
post #1609 of 2225
Did anyone find a solution to the phone interference problem. It's quite bad on my Note 3. I wondered if getting a metal battery cover for my phone when using my amp would help. I was already thinking of getting a spare cover so that I could stick velcro on it without it having to be an everyday feature for everyday use.
post #1610 of 2225
I get zero interference with my Note 3. I use an Otterbox Commuter case.
post #1611 of 2225
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Originally Posted by lawrecedent View Post

Did anyone find a solution to the phone interference problem. It's quite bad on my Note 3. I wondered if getting a metal battery cover for my phone when using my amp would help. I was already thinking of getting a spare cover so that I could stick velcro on it without it having to be an everyday feature for everyday use.

Try not sandwiching them and see if that improves the situation.

post #1612 of 2225

Hi guys, would it be worthwhile to get a x5 over a e18? The e18 will be paired with my note 3 and pc while the x5 will be used as is. I'm wondering if there's any significant sound difference between the x5 and e18 (worth the price difference)? Assuming the other usability factors don't matter (the fact that they are apple and orange).


I will be listening mainly on a pair of fidelio x1 and se215. Thanks!


Edited by itsnick123 - 6/27/14 at 7:33pm
post #1613 of 2225
The X5 does whatever the E18 does but better except the ability to pair it with smartphone. The X5 can use as a USB DAC but don't think it's compatible with smartphone. There is also no built in memory for the X5. Depends on if you are willing to carry another DAP to get better SQ or the E18 as your DAC/amp + charging bank smily_headphones1.gif
post #1614 of 2225
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

The X5 does whatever the E18 does but better except the ability to pair it with smartphone. The X5 can use as a USB DAC but don't think it's compatible with smartphone. There is also no built in memory for the X5. Depends on if you are willing to carry another DAP to get better SQ or the E18 as your DAC/amp + charging bank smily_headphones1.gif


Well ... I think I have to agree.

My setup, Galaxy S5 + E18 is nothing but GREAT! The E18 is a wonderful device, great sound quality, great build, ... love everything about it.

 

BUT ... carrying a S5 with a E18 stuck to it with the USB cable sticking out seems fragile.

I am inclined to consider a High Quality dedicated player. Simple, phone for calls, player for music.

 

 

Do you know if the X5 can drive high impedance headphones? (250 ohm, 600ohm)

And how is it with In-Ears?

 

I saw that HiFiMan also makes a great player. Anybody with thoughts on that?

post #1615 of 2225

so i just ordered one of these.  should i order any cables beside the l9 for an ipod?  gonna use it with a s3, asus tf701 and other android devices.  I know that they come with cables but probably crap.

post #1616 of 2225
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Originally Posted by chillaxing View Post
 

so i just ordered one of these.  should i order any cables beside the l9 for an ipod?  gonna use it with a s3, asus tf701 and other android devices.  I know that they come with cables but probably crap.

 

LoL ... No, the cables that come with it are not crap ... far from it.

I also got the L9 ... good quality, works just fine.

 

 

Only point I would make, pity the micro-usb cable that comes with the E18 is straight and not angled.

So finding a angled micro-usb OTG cable can be a bit of a hunt ... but i found one ...

 

... and dont get cauth in the "ooooh, aaaahh" ... USB is a digital signal, so it works or it does not.

The contacts can be of better quality, but that is about it.

 

Angled micro usb OTG cable:

http://venturecraft.jp/gadget_en/buy_paypal.php   (scroll down in the list)

 

 

Greetings ... and have fun!

post #1617 of 2225
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

Try not sandwiching them and see if that improves the situation.
I'd need to buy a seperate, longer usb cable to seperate them which would be a shame as I bought this primarily for portability and piggy backing is by far the most convenient method.
Would a metal bettery cover offer any shielding or does it need to be a certain metal or in the amp. I don't really have any know how when it comes to interference issues. The shielding in aerial cables is always copper foil or braid. Can you even buy copper foil?
post #1618 of 2225
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Originally Posted by lawrecedent View Post


I'd need to buy a seperate, longer usb cable to seperate them which would be a shame as I bought this primarily for portability and piggy backing is by far the most convenient method.
Would a metal bettery cover offer any shielding or does it need to be a certain metal or in the amp. I don't really have any know how when it comes to interference issues. The shielding in aerial cables is always copper foil or braid. Can you even buy copper foil?

Is it possible to get a Faraday shield? I've used a Faraday Cage in the past for sensitive electronic kit, but I don't know if you can find a pocket friendly solution. Just for a quick test you can use the short cable that it came with placing the E18 and your player/phone end to end rather than stacked. That might get more information to you about the nature of the interference. I've found that offsetting the phone and E18 when sandwiching helped a lot.

post #1619 of 2225
The X5 should be able to drive high impedance headphone but weather it can drive it well is another thing. IEM for X5 shouldn't be a problem but it is best to ask the people at X5 thread as they are better experienced xD
post #1620 of 2225
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

The X5 does whatever the E18 does but better except the ability to pair it with smartphone. The X5 can use as a USB DAC but don't think it's compatible with smartphone. There is also no built in memory for the X5. Depends on if you are willing to carry another DAP to get better SQ or the E18 as your DAC/amp + charging bank smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks for you reply, I specifically wants to compare the SQ of the two but I guess there aren't many people out there who owns both?

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