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post #1906 of 1913

Thr E18 works USB natively (no special apps required) WIth the following devices using official released Lollipop. Not root, no nothing.

Nexus 7 2013 LTE Tablet, Android 5.1.0

Verizon/Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Android 5.0

post #1907 of 1913

Awesome.  Thanks for your help @StanD.  Can I extend the OTG cable that comes with the E18?  I'm looking to integrate this into my car stereo.  

post #1908 of 1913
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Originally Posted by bldmovs View Post
 

Awesome.  Thanks for your help @StanD.  Can I extend the OTG cable that comes with the E18?  I'm looking to integrate this into my car stereo.  

You can use an OTG cable as in the below image and then plug in a regular USB cable for the rest of the distance. That's how I connect my smartphone to a desktop DAC.

post #1909 of 1913

Perfect.  Thanks again.

post #1910 of 1913

I use my 42 Ohm headphones (Marshall Monitors) and as a source I use Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (Newest android version- 5.1 I think), and Ive immediately heard that the smartphone isnt powerful enough for my headphones, so I bought FiiO E06 amplifier, which gives me enough volume. But I still think the sound isnt good enough, theres still something like clipping with some tracks (or albums) and a bit of hiss (Im not sure if Im calling it correctly).

 

Yesterday I tried FiiO E12 which helped with my problems quite a lot. But When I read about E18 in here, its ability to convert the signal into analog and better quality sound. And also the possibility to charge your smartphone with it (I was planning to buy portable charging unit). I want to buy this one, because it seems the best choice for me.

 

Do you guys think it will be a good buy for me?

 

Or should I just go for E12 or even smaller and cheaper E11K? But if E18 means better sound than E11K or E12 Im buying it! :)

post #1911 of 1913
Kindly help me out here. I am kinda newbie in headfiers community.
My source of listening till now is note 4. Few months back i started using fiio e06 did notice some differences.
I can attach it to my phone or ipod touch as an amp.
I have ath m50x, bose oe2, ath ckx9is.
Music mostly edm, house, trance etc.. and some times blues or jazz.. i really appreciate if its clean sounding with some bass and well textured.
I m thinking of buying e18, will it be able to drive hd650 or dt880 pro 80 ohms which i am hoping to buy in next 6 months..
post #1912 of 1913
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Originally Posted by akshaysehgal12 View Post

Kindly help me out here. I am kinda newbie in headfiers community.
My source of listening till now is note 4. Few months back i started using fiio e06 did notice some differences.
I can attach it to my phone or ipod touch as an amp.
I have ath m50x, bose oe2, ath ckx9is.
Music mostly edm, house, trance etc.. and some times blues or jazz.. i really appreciate if its clean sounding with some bass and well textured.
I m thinking of buying e18, will it be able to drive hd650 or dt880 pro 80 ohms which i am hoping to buy in next 6 months..

E18 is not the solution you'd want for your type of music, the sound are more closely-packed and doesn't possess a wide soundstage. You are better off getting a dap such as the DX90 and maybe a portable amp to go with it to drive the higher impedance headphones.

 

That said, E18 is still a pretty decent portable dac especially for its price.

post #1913 of 1913
I have read that soundstage is pretty good.. in comparison with fiio E12 since both amps are pretty much level.
I would also like to know the sq in comparison to x3 + E12 OR E12A.
Edited by akshaysehgal12 - 7/21/15 at 2:36am
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