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post #256 of 2262
What people uses usually is elastic straps. biggrin.gif
post #257 of 2262
Ah, OK. Seems like a better choice.
post #258 of 2262
E18 is gonna be awesome. Regarding size an weight, approx like your phone.
post #259 of 2262
Fantastic...is it idiotic to be streaming Google Music and using the E18? Along with my W4R? People seem to really love lossless around here.
post #260 of 2262
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Originally Posted by Sushiglobster View Post

Fantastic...is it idiotic to be streaming Google Music and using the E18? Along with my W4R? People seem to really love lossless around here.

 

Don't worry about what other people think, most of them couldn't tell the difference between a 320 kbps mp3 and a lossless file. I find IM (Intermodulation) and TIM (Transient Intermodulation) distortion more offensive. I've been using Google's streaming service (subscription) and have been able to listen to tons of music that I don't have. Their EQ stinks, but then again if you have a good set of HPs or IEMs you don't need their EQ. I've been using an E12 and if I want more bass, the boost on the amp is pretty good and it drives my HD600 rather well.

What do you use for a DAP?

post #261 of 2262
How do you turn off or avoid Google Music's EQ?

As for DAP, does that mean Digital Analog Player? If so, then I'm using the new LG G2. Fantastic phone by the way.
post #262 of 2262
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Originally Posted by Sushiglobster View Post

How do you turn off or avoid Google Music's EQ?

As for DAP, does that mean Digital Analog Player? If so, then I'm using the new LG G2. Fantastic phone by the way.

 

Goto Setting->Equalizer and you'll see the on/off switch as well as the 5 band sliders, Bass boost and 3D Effect sliders. Some phones that don't have the supporting drivers may not have EQ available (MusicFX). Yes you got DAP right, most new phones have MusicFX.

Two good music player apps are:

1) PowerAmp- Has a great UI and a 10 Band EQ where you can save your settings many times under names that you elect.

2) Neutron MP - Has a lousy UI and a great parametric EQ which again you can save your settings many times. The EQ's UI is not good for visualizing the effect but man oh man is it good. You can set the low frequency shelf to 100 Hz, the Low Band Q to 0.7 and then crank up the gain. If you have good cans or IEMs and like bass, watch out.

Sounds wise, I prefer Neutron. I wish Google's music player's EQ was a good as either of these.

post #263 of 2262
Oh I see what you're saying.

Well I learned that my LG G2 doesn't support MHL, rather it supports something called SlimPort.

What does it take for a FiiO amp/DAC to connect to an Android phone? I think that's what I'm not understanding. What does my phone need yo have?
post #264 of 2262

I stream from Spotify in high quality. As stated, I doubt many people can tell the difference with flac.

 

What do you need to connect your phone? An OTG micro USB to mini USB cable. That's all.

post #265 of 2262
And automatically Android will see the new amp/DAC and music will automatically start streaming through the OTG cable?
post #266 of 2262
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Originally Posted by Sushiglobster View Post

Oh I see what you're saying.

Well I learned that my LG G2 doesn't support MHL, rather it supports something called SlimPort.

What does it take for a FiiO amp/DAC to connect to an Android phone? I think that's what I'm not understanding. What does my phone need yo have?

 

Some android phones can and others cannot. There's something about I/O channel numbering that causes problems, e.g. US Samsung Galaxy S3 - no go. The upcoming E18 is supposed to address those issues. There's a separate app,something called "USB Audio Recorder PRO" that you can try the trial version and see if it works for you. I don't know if the app is any good, but I don't want to have special app for using a USB DAC, The only other option is to root your device, Or wait for the E18 and see what others with your phone experience. See what the Lab Rats (early adopters) run into before taking a leap.

EDIT: In any case you might require an OTG cable.


Edited by StanD - 10/6/13 at 4:27pm
post #267 of 2262
Well I am rooted...and I totally agree that a 3rd party app just to get all if this goodness working should be unnecessary. The FiiO E18 sounds promising. Hopefully it enhances my G2 by working out if the box. It should considering its a new generation of phone and a new generation of amp/DAC.
post #268 of 2262

Can Fiio please update this thread when they officially release in China.

post #269 of 2262
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Ah! Great! I was hoping it was something easy like that. 

 

Is the E18 suppose to be light weight and thin? I have to figure out a way to trap it to my phone. I was thinking Velcro would work well so I can take it on and off. 

 

 

Don't use the rubber bands... I personally hate them. The velcro works very well like you mentioned. Just make sure you find low-profile heavy duty velcro. Here's some shots of my E12 with my Motorola Atrix 2 secured by velco. It allows me to use the full touchscreen of the phone, without having to move the stupid rubber band around.

 

FiiO E12 Mont Blanc & Motorola Atrix 2. Secured by low-profile velcro strips (very, very difficult to pull apart)

 

FiiO E12 Mont Blanc & Motorola Atrix 2

FiiO E12 Mont Blanc & Motorola Atrix 2 standing on it's side.

 

FiiO E12 Mont Blanc & Motorola Atrix 2 in E12 pouch.

post #270 of 2262
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Originally Posted by Skolar311 View Post


Don't use the rubber bands... I personally hate them. The velcro works very well like you mentioned. Just make sure you find low-profile heavy duty velcro. Here's some shots of my E12 with my Motorola Atrix 2 secured by velco. It allows me to use the full touchscreen of the phone, without having to move the stupid rubber band around.

FiiO E12 Mont Blanc & Motorola Atrix 2. Secured by low-profile velcro strips (very, very difficult to pull apart)


FiiO E12 Mont Blanc & Motorola Atrix 2

FiiO E12 Mont Blanc & Motorola Atrix 2 standing on it's side.


FiiO E12 Mont Blanc & Motorola Atrix 2 in E12 pouch.

Excellent! This is exactly what I envisioned!
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