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post #496 of 2231
Is it only the gsm phones that have this interference problem? I have a verizon galaxy s3, shall I expect it to be trouble-free in this regard?
post #497 of 2231

Mine should arrive later today. I hope it doesn't have any problems with interference, since I have a Verizon/Samsung Galaxy S3. I ordered it yesterday at 6 AM and it's on the UPS truck for delivery to my home, yippee.


Edited by StanD - 11/8/13 at 6:09am
post #498 of 2231

Does anybody know if the final charging light will stop blinking when the E18 is fully charged? Or will it just continue blinking? Because I've been charging it for about 4hours it should be full but the light's still blinking.

post #499 of 2231
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Originally Posted by botakgorilla View Post
 

Does anybody know if the final charging light will stop blinking when the E18 is fully charged? Or will it just continue blinking? Because I've been charging it for about 4hours it should be full but the light's still blinking.


I don't know, but the Micca store's page shows this: "Special Offer - Get a 2.1A USB AC charter for only $3 when you buy the E18. Charges the E18 in 4 hours versus 10 hours for normal USB."

post #500 of 2231

Just as an FYI: 

 

GSM Carriers... AT&T, T-mobile

 

CDMA Carriers...Verizon, Sprint, MetroPCS

 

I think MetroPCS will have GSM within the next year, because of the T-mobile merger. Some of the new phones, like the MetroPCS GS4 may already be GSM.

 

Whew, I shouldn't have an interference problem with the E18!! Thank you past self!

post #501 of 2231
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Originally Posted by headsounds View Post
 

Just as an FYI: 

 

GSM Carriers... AT&T, T-mobile

 

CDMA Carriers...Verizon, Sprint, MetroPCS

 

I think MetroPCS will have GSM within the next year, because of the T-mobile merger. Some of the new phones, like the MetroPCS GS4 may already be GSM.

 

Whew, I shouldn't have an interference problem with the E18!! Thank you past self!

 

LTE is based on GSM, so Verizon and Sprint are GSM, at least in part, now. 

post #502 of 2231
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Originally Posted by reginalb View Post

LTE is based on GSM, so Verizon and Sprint are GSM, at least in part, now. 

You can have a cdma phone and use lte.
post #503 of 2231
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post


You can have a cdma phone and use lte.

 

Not sure what you mean, but LTE technology is based on GSM technology with a different radio interface, and some network improvements. 

post #504 of 2231
So it's based on it. LTE is available on GSM and cdma networks.... They just use different bands.
post #505 of 2231

I think LTE is just a newer data transmission standard.  The reported interference is almost certainly limited to the radio frequency bands used by GSM, but doesn't manifest with the bands used by CDMA.   The data gets carried and utilized by the LTE standard regardless of frequency.

       I'm really bummed not have only read about this issue after I placed my order since I have an AT&T GS4.  IF there is noticeable interference I'll either a) return the e18 b) look at separate dedicated music player (the new Samsung Galaxy player 4.2 looks pretty cool. It's basically like a GS4 without the phone/4Gdata).

   Option b is sounding more appealing the longer I think about it.  I use my phone for work and I work 12 hour shifts, so battery life is a concern.  Having a separate device for music listening might be better.

post #506 of 2231

Just got the E18 in.  Ultra impressed with build quality and accessories.  Great work so far FiiO.

 

It is charging now, so I will get back with impressions from my HTC One and PC.

post #507 of 2231

guys will the E18 support my xperia z ultra phone, if not what is good to buy for it.

 

Now I will ask maybe a stupid question, please don't bash me for it.

 

Is it possible to convert mp3 from digital to analog and will that improve the sound quality for mp3 songs 

 

My goal is to get the best sound of my mp3 songs wether converting from digital to analog or amplification and listen to them in my car that has a sony car stereo and a 3.5 mm jack

 

Please if the E18 does not support the xperia z ultra please recommend how to enjoy music in my car

post #508 of 2231
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post

guys will the E18 support my xperia z ultra phone, if not what is good to buy for it.

Now I will ask maybe a stupid question, please don't bash me for it.

Is it possible to convert mp3 from digital to analog and will that improve the sound quality for mp3 songs 

My goal is to get the best sound of my mp3 songs wether converting from digital to analog or amplification and listen to them in my car that has a sony car stereo and a 3.5 mm jack

Please if the E18 does not support the xperia z ultra please recommend how to enjoy music in my car

MP3 to WAV/FLAC? You are not getting the best out of it! Spend some money, and download any album that you already have from HDTracks. Back to back and see if you can tell the difference. MP3 vs FLAC! Then convert your MP3 to FLAC then compare it to HDTracks's FLAC... smily_headphones1.gif
post #509 of 2231
An mp3 is a digital file that is converted to analog by a dac (digital to analog converter), and this is then amplified to make the sound come out of a speaker (or headphone).
Converting an mp3 back to a lossless file is pointless, because once information/quality is lost in the digital world, it can't come back. So I suggest doing what billson suggested: buy an album you know very well from a lossless retailer, or if you already have it in retail CD form, that would be fine as well. Compare that CD/lossless purchase to your current mp3 copy of that same album. See if you notice any difference. Better yet, have someone else play back the different content for you in a blind test so that you dont know which version is playing, and would then have less opportunity for bias. Many people can't tell the difference between a high quality mp3 and the original lossless cd/flac files, and there are many arguments over whether the human ear can really benefit from audio higher than 16/48. Do more reading around the Web or headfi, as this conversation would severely steer off course of the e18 topic.
post #510 of 2231

I don't consider myself as having a really good ear, but I've noticed quite a difference between FLAC and playing the same track straight off CD. (Using repeated, blind AB testing)

 

Is there a preferred method, or program that (as close to perfectly as possible) converts CD into FLAC files?

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