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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post
 

I see a lot of issues with it for the first people that got it :(

 

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Originally Posted by headsounds View Post
 

Anyone get the cell phone charging feature to work?

 

All the other functions for me are working.

 

Everything works as supposed for me. In fact, I found some surprises like that it doesn't need drivers to be recognized in Windows. :bigsmile_face:  EDIT: Or maybe it is the same driver than the E07K or E17... That would be odd... 

 

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Originally Posted by carpler View Post
 


The powered HUB is necessary also if the E18 DAC don't requires external power as mentioned several times in this thread?...

 

 

We don't know yet... Somebody needs to try. At the moment, it doesn't work with stock Nexus 5.


Edited by Ashade - 11/15/13 at 1:14pm
post #632 of 2231

Just as an FYI, full charge with the optional wall plug was 6 hours for me.

 

I'm returning mine. I can't get the phone charging option to work, and after 14 hours of listening, and comparisons, it sounds worse than if I plug my headphones directly into my phone. (MetroPCS GS3)

post #633 of 2231

Using the E18 as an external DAC/Amp for a laptop or desktop computer was pretty seamless. It took only a few minutes to get up and running and there were no hiccups. I think the driver is probably loaded into the ROM, so when you plug it in, the ROM is read and the drivers are installed. Well, something along those lines. It sounded great too! Great experience so far. Seems to be the biggest limiting factor will be Android and what phone a person is using, but then again we kind of saw that coming. The E18 is a bit of a fringe product, but so far it's delivering some awesome listening experiences. 

 

I am for sure hearing a difference with it on versus going straight to my phone. 

post #634 of 2231
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Originally Posted by headsounds View Post
 

Just as an FYI, full charge with the optional wall plug was 6 hours for me.

 

I'm returning mine. I can't get the phone charging option to work, and after 14 hours of listening, and comparisons, it sounds worse than if I plug my headphones directly into my phone. (MetroPCS GS3)

Sounds similar to my first experience with the unit. Moving to a 4.3 based Android ROM fixed it for me, but that may not be something you want to do. 

post #635 of 2231
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Originally Posted by headsounds View Post
 

Anyone get the cell phone charging feature to work?

 

All the other functions for me are working.

Works for me, Verizon Galaxy S3. Flip the E18 switch to charge, turn on the E18 and plug the same connector in as if you were using it as a DAC, use the connector labeled USB, not the power connector.

post #636 of 2231

^yup, that's what I did. Nothing. The phone doesn't even recognize a USB device when I switch to charge.

 

contacting micca store, I'm not ordering another one. Just for a refund. 

 

With the quality control issues on this product, who knows how many I'll have to go through to get a properly made product.

post #637 of 2231
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Originally Posted by headsounds View Post
 

^yup, that's what I did. Nothing. The phone doesn't even recognize a USB device when I switch to charge.

 

contacting micca store, I'm not ordering another one. Just for a refund. 

 

With the quality control issues on this product, who knows how many I'll have to go through to get a properly made product.

Sorry to hear of your problems. So far I'm OK, one day into it. Sounds great.

post #638 of 2231

I'm really impatient to get my hands on the E18 and begin my tests.
James: there is a possibility that the device arrives here in Europe (Italy) before the end of November?

post #639 of 2231
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Originally Posted by carpler View Post
 

I'm really impatient to get my hands on the E18 and begin my tests.
James: there is a possibility that the device arrives here in Europe (Italy) before the end of November?

 

I can understand you. I had a very impatient week while it arrived. Comparing it right now DAC vs DAC with the ODAC and it holds very very well. I love this little thing.

post #640 of 2231
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I can understand you. I had a very impatient week while it arrived. Comparing it right now DAC vs DAC with the ODAC and it holds very very well. I love this little thing.

The volume control is not digital right?
post #641 of 2231
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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post


The volume control is not digital right?

 

In the E18? You have an analog volume knob, but when you operate with the aux output to use just the DAC part the volume knob doesn´t work. You can still modify the volume digitally by software on your phone or your computer though.

post #642 of 2231
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Originally Posted by carpler View Post
 

I'm really impatient to get my hands on the E18 and begin my tests.
James: there is a possibility that the device arrives here in Europe (Italy) before the end of November?

 

yes

post #643 of 2231

As an update for me: 

 

The 4.3 update fixed the issue for my AT&T S4 so the E18 works now with it. Unfortunately lost my root during the process though.
 

post #644 of 2231
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Originally Posted by RichieE46 View Post
 

As an update for me: 

 

The 4.3 update fixed the issue for my AT&T S4 so the E18 works now with it. Unfortunately lost my root during the process though.
 


I used CF Auto Root again, installed SuperSU from the Play store, and got root back without any issues.

post #645 of 2231
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Originally Posted by ABx009 View Post
 


I used CF Auto Root again, installed SuperSU from the Play store, and got root back without any issues.

 

 

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Edited by cswann1 - 11/16/13 at 11:18pm
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