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post #196 of 2236

Would't you be using the e18 to bypass the DAC altogether and use the one in the fiio? I'm on sprint so my current s3 will be using the cirrus chips instead of the wolfson chip in the international. I'll safely assume the s4 and the note 3 for sprint will also be using cirrus chips too....  

post #197 of 2236

Yes you would. But I said to start with.

 

Also - Cheaper.

Also - Better.

post #198 of 2236
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Originally Posted by XVampireX View Post
 

steveoidm: Get the galaxy s3 version, S4 has worse DAC to begin with and some silly stuff that doesn't matter too much unless you really need the IR stuff and the page flipping with your eyes/hands/etc... lol

 

but honestly there are plenty of other great android phones, samsung are not the start and end all of smartphones.

 

BTW, smartphones and headphones go together... We need Smart Headphones ^_^

 

I currently have the Note 1 and its a great phone but its a bit old now and there is no usb dac support so I would be looking at the note 3. The sony xperia z ultra looks awesome but is definitely a tablet rather than a phone, there is not chance that fits into anyone's pocket. HTC One max looks ok, although again it might just be a bit too big.

 

Feel free to suggest alternatives ( with usb dac support :-) ), although I like the screen size of the note.

post #199 of 2236
Hey,

i'm not sure how to confirm "general" usb dac support, but i own a HTC One X International Version. Yesterday i got my USB interface (Esi UGM96) to work without problems. You use a otg adapter, plug it in, the phone powers the interface and of you go. On stock rom and works with stock player app.
Only drawback is, that you can't controll volume via phone. It's fixed at 100%. So you'll need an amp behind that to regulate volume.
But in general, the HOX does work with dac's. Which is awesome since the HOX is known for it's bad internal audio...

Rock on
Dominik
post #200 of 2236
Nahhhh, come on! Note III is the way to go. biggrin.gif

Only hope the DAC is the same than in the current version. Man, that phone is gonna be sweet, the phone everybody was expecting with the s4 but with a higher screen.
post #201 of 2236

Steveoidm, question, does it NEED to be a phone? Have you considered buying a DAP like the FiiO X3? It's an awesome device for music that supports 192k/24bit playback, supports several lossless formats, and would offer more clarity and less feedback than any phone could provide. The built in Wolfson WM8740 DAC is a very nice sounding chip.

 

Just a thought.


Edited by Skolar311 - 9/11/13 at 11:28am
post #202 of 2236
I have, almost went for a colorfly, but spotify is just so damn handy, especially for discovering new music and having an almost never ending library at your fingertips. The extreme (320) rips seem good enough to my ears.

So although it needs spotify,I guess it doesn't have to be a phone, I was looking at the iPod touch, but I can't see any reason to carry another device.
post #203 of 2236
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Originally Posted by domsch1988 View Post

Hey,

i'm not sure how to confirm "general" usb dac support, but i own a HTC One X International Version. Yesterday i got my USB interface (Esi UGM96) to work without problems. You use a otg adapter, plug it in, the phone powers the interface and of you go. On stock rom and works with stock player app.
Only drawback is, that you can't controll volume via phone. It's fixed at 100%. So you'll need an amp behind that to regulate volume.
But in general, the HOX does work with dac's. Which is awesome since the HOX is known for it's bad internal audio...

Rock on
Dominik

Sounds good. Does the spotify player output over USB too?
post #204 of 2236
Try the sony walkmam f806. Its a droid dap and I'm extremely pleased with it.
post #205 of 2236
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Sounds good. Does the spotify player output over USB too?

 



Can't confirm this right now. I forgot my 3.5 - 6.35 Adapter at home. I will test it this evening and come back at you.

Rock on
Dominik
post #206 of 2236
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Originally Posted by steveoidm View Post



Sounds good. Does the spotify player output over USB too?

 



Can't confirm this right now. I forgot my 3.5 - 6.35 Adapter at home. I will test it this evening and come back at you.

Rock on
Dominik

I bet it does. It does on Galaxy Note II.
post #207 of 2236
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Thank you - So in theory it could be so...? 

 

Nope. iPhones don't simply output digital audio. You'll need something special like the CLAS or HP-P1

post #208 of 2236

Soooooooooooo, is the E18 for sale yet?

post #209 of 2236

How about AK4396 "Miracle" DAC? I own Audioengine D1 and I love the sound I get from this DAC.

post #210 of 2236
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

Yes, the E18 will comes with HID features, so you can control the play/pause/previous/next in E18 without turn on the screen on  Android phone.

 

The shape already decided, we now working in find a suitable DAC chip for it because too many FiiO model has WM8740. it is still very good, but

 

I am wondering whether we should choose a new DAC chip.

How about AK4396 "Miracle" DAC? I own Audioengine D1 and I love the sound I get from this DAC.

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