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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?

No problem smily_headphones1.gif

The X5 does seem to have better spec tot
post #1622 of 2229
Just read this article about ferrite beads (used to stop phone interference with speakers)
http://www.maclife.com/article/iphone_buzz_kill
I think I have some kicking around somewhere. Does anyone reckon it's worth a try or will it not work because the devices are too close together?
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Originally Posted by lawrecedent View Post

Just read this article about ferrite beads (used to stop phone interference with speakers)
http://www.maclife.com/article/iphone_buzz_kill
I think I have some kicking around somewhere. Does anyone reckon it's worth a try or will it not work because the devices are too close together?

If shifting the two apart reduces or minimizes the interference then I doubt that ferrite beads are the answer. You can try but I wouldn't be disappointed if it didn't work I keep the E18 and phone in the same shoulder bag as my tablet so I can avoid sandwiching the two, unfortunately this isn't doable for most folks.

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Originally Posted by CasperBxl View Post
 

 

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!

thanks for the link and greeting. a lot of great peeps in here

 

I been playing with home audio for awhile.  So i know wire are just wires. But sometimes companies are just shady cause they want the biggest profit margin ie bose, beats

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I have bought one of these




And one of these




Will this work, if I connect them together?
post #1626 of 2229
it should. You didn't need to get USB 3.0, the 2.0 fits in the 3.0 plug.
post #1627 of 2229
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Originally Posted by itsnick123 View Post
 

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?


I have the Galaxy S5 and the X5, SQ wise, IMO, I say IMO, X5 has significant SQ over the Galaxy S5. I prefer a dedicated player simply because when I am making phone calls, I don wan the bulk of the amp + dac to be weighing me down.

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How about if you rooted and added V4A? I can't use my note 3 as a source without V4A, IMHO it was terrible.
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


No problem smily_headphones1.gif

The X5 does seem to have better spec tot

After giving it some thought I'm now leaning towards buying the e18... but the e18 seems to have quite a lot more quirks when compare to their apple counterpart? I might even lean towards an ipod touch + e12 if that is going to give me a better experience.

 

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Originally Posted by delrosa81 View Post
 


I prefer a dedicated player simply because when I am making phone calls, I don wan the bulk of the amp + dac to be weighing me down.

You have a point, but I rely quite a lot on my spotify premium which will requires either phone + dac/amp or android dap... and there's not many in my opinion worth it android dap out there.

 

On top of the x5's $200 difference with the e18 I will need the $$$ to acquire my music as well... but I can see how taking phone calls during my listening session is going to be a pain.

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Guys I need your help deciding on this one. I just got a new pair of cans (Cheapo Superlux HD662) which are closed, semi-basshead headphones. I'm currently using a Fiio E10 with another pair of luxes (681 Evos) which I use at home. The HD662 I plan to use in transit and I need a good amp that will get the most bass out of the HD662 with of course good clarity and quality. I'm no audiophile meaning I can't tell minute differences in sound, but I can tell the more obvious ones like open vs closed etc. What I want to know is how does the E18 compare to the E10 in terms of sound quality and especially bass boost. I will be using the E18 on my android vs the E10 on my PC but I guess it's pretty fair since their both DAC/Amps and bypass the source. (I don't do EQ nor do I know how to). Planning to sell my E10 and just use the E18 if it sounds better in general. Actually I'm also thinking about just getting a cheapo E11 if my contact for a used E18 for $100 doesn't reply. Any recommendations?

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Originally Posted by warrior1975 View Post

it should. You didn't need to get USB 3.0, the 2.0 fits in the 3.0 plug.


The USB 3.0 fitting is a tighter and more secure fit, making it less susceptible to damage/pressure when carried in pockets


Edited by xp9433 - 7/1/14 at 1:05am
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Originally Posted by warrior1975 View Post

How about if you rooted and added V4A? I can't use my note 3 as a source without V4A, IMHO it was terrible.

 

I have never tried rooting my phone before and the galaxy S5 is a company issued mobile phone so I am not allowed to do anything invasive to the phone even on the software side. But I agree, my S5 SQ left quite alot to be desired.

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Originally Posted by itsnick123 View Post
 

After giving it some thought I'm now leaning towards buying the e18... but the e18 seems to have quite a lot more quirks when compare to their apple counterpart? I might even lean towards an ipod touch + e12 if that is going to give me a better experience.

 

You have a point, but I rely quite a lot on my spotify premium which will requires either phone + dac/amp or android dap... and there's not many in my opinion worth it android dap out there.

 

On top of the x5's $200 difference with the e18 I will need the $$$ to acquire my music as well... but I can see how taking phone calls during my listening session is going to be a pain.

Oic, understood on the spotify part. If you want a non phone android DAP, you can try the Sony ZX-1? I'm using it currently and so far so good. I do agree on the forking out money part though, I'm facing the same situation for my 2nd portable rig which I want to be as light as possible for my work trips.

post #1633 of 2229
Or buy a Sansa Clip+ and be done with it. That's what I did and I'm happy with it. It doesn't sound quite as good as my SGN3/E18 but it fits in my pocket and costs £40.
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Originally Posted by itsnick123 View Post

After giving it some thought I'm now leaning towards buying the e18... but the e18 seems to have quite a lot more quirks when compare to their apple counterpart? I might even lean towards an ipod touch + e12 if that is going to give me a better experience.

You have a point, but I rely quite a lot on my spotify premium which will requires either phone + dac/amp or android dap... and there's not many in my opinion worth it android dap out there.

On top of the x5's $200 difference with the e18 I will need the $$$ to acquire my music as well... but I can see how taking phone calls during my listening session is going to be a pain.

I see the your point now. The iTouch 5 does have decent DAC to my memory and very very short listening impression I'm not sure if you can make use of the CCK to connect to external DAC with the iTouch thought smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by delrosa81 View Post

 

Oic, understood on the spotify part. If you want a non phone android DAP, you can try the Sony ZX-1? I'm using it currently and so far so good. I do agree on the forking out money part though, I'm facing the same situation for my 2nd portable rig which I want to be as light as possible for my work trips.

The zx-1 is an amazing device but sadly its out of my budget, my neck is already on the line after recently bought my fidelio x1.

 

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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

Or buy a Sansa Clip+ and be done with it. That's what I did and I'm happy with it. It doesn't sound quite as good as my SGN3/E18 but it fits in my pocket and costs £40.

Understood, but sometimes a man want some of that luxury as much as a women does.

 

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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


I see the your point now. The iTouch 5 does have decent DAC to my memory and very very short listening impression I'm not sure if you can make use of the CCK to connect to external DAC with the iTouch thought smily_headphones1.gif
 

Darn it. This is getting complicated :blink:.

 

I guess I'll just have to weigh my option, make up my mind and not to bore you guys further. Thanks everyone who have provided me with valuable inputs, much appreciated.

 

Cheers. :beerchug: 


Edited by itsnick123 - 7/1/14 at 6:20am
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