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post #781 of 1743
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post


Any word on the expected price?
They're on sale and retail for $159 but from a few posts back, it looks some places are on back-order already.
Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 12/8/13 at 12:31am
post #782 of 1743
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Originally Posted by capmax View Post
 

 

I am waiting from France too

 

Take from FiiO Facebook :

 

FiiO Stock's running a bit dry, yes. We're making a minor revision to the unit before continuing production. New revision will have a new PC DAC setting that allows charging and DAC'ing from the same USB socket, in addition to the current smartphone DAC setting that draws no power.

 

FiiO The new revision will ship internationally on the 15th. No, we won't exchange old for new as there is no defect on the old units. The only difference between the two revisions is that the old revision requires a separate USB adapter / port for charging the device while using it as DAC. However this dedicated charging port (which also exists on the new revision) charges the device faster than charging through the data connection as on the new revision.

 

Yes!!!  This is the only reason why I didn't get the E18.  I guess it was worth waiting!

post #783 of 1743
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

They're on sale and retail for $159 but from a few posts back, it looks some places are on back-order already.
Yeah, it's sold out on Amazon. I'll have to get it as a belated Xmas gift to myself :-)
Also great that it doesn't draw any power in DAC mode, won't drain the iPad/smartphone battery that way. I'm looking into the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it should be compatible, right?
post #784 of 1743
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post


Yeah, it's sold out on Amazon. I'll have to get it as a belated Xmas gift to myself :-)
Also great that it doesn't draw any power in DAC mode, won't drain the iPad/smartphone battery that way. I'm looking into the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it should be compatible, right?

 

You bet it will. :D Nice nice phone by the way. My neighbor just got it. If I can I will try to check the compatibility though.

post #785 of 1743
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post


Yeah, it's sold out on Amazon. I'll have to get it as a belated Xmas gift to myself :-)
Also great that it doesn't draw any power in DAC mode, won't drain the iPad/smartphone battery that way. I'm looking into the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it should be compatible, right?

I think I'm the lucky person that got the last unit available on Amazon last week. :-)

 

I'm using the Galaxy Note 3, via the USB port, to the Fiio E18 to Sony MDR-1RBT headphones (wired, of course, not in bluetooth mode). The Note 3 works just fine. You just need to change the settings on the Galaxy Note 3 as follows: Settings -> General (tab) -> Accessory ->Audio Output Mode checked.

 

Most of my music on the Note 3 is in FLAC format sourced from CDs. I'm using the jetAudio Plus player Android app with the 20-band equalizer enabled. With the proper settings for the equalizer for the Sony headphones the sound is extremely good to my ears. I listened to a couple of Mozart albums yesterday and was just astounded on the improvement in audio quality over the built-in DAC on the Note 3 and also against using the headphones via bluetooth. Also, I compared the audio to my old Sony DR-BT50 bluetooth (only) headphones over bluetooth from the Galaxy Note 3 and the old DR-BT50's sounded like an old AM radio by comparison to the Galaxy Note3/Fiio E18/MDR-1RBT combo. I'm not kidding.

 

And, the E18 came with a bunch of cables for attachment to various sources. I was surprised at all the cables that were included.

post #786 of 1743
I guess this can be useful as to minimize wires to an outlet ... but charging would take forever on a computer's 500ma USB. You can use the e18 as a dac and charge the e18 on it's separate power plug, which might produce better sound as well vs dac/charge on the same port.
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Originally Posted by capmax View Post

I am waiting from France too

Take from FiiO Facebook :
. New revision will have a new PC DAC setting that allows charging and DAC'ing from the same USB socket, in addition to the current smartphone DAC charging the device while using it as DAC. However this dedicated charging port (which also exists on the new revision) charges the device faster than charging through the data connection as on the new revision.
post #787 of 1743
Is there a way to tell from the box which is the old and new revision?
post #788 of 1743

These are still available at Headroom if anyone's looking.

post #789 of 1743

I want to point out that on the official website Fiio, in the download page, there is a new version of the user manual dell'E18, where is explained the new function switch, now with 3 positions: PC In (for using as DAC and charching the internal battery), Phone In (for using the E18 connected with a smartphone), Charge Out (to charge the smartphone).

 

A question.

In the same manual is recommended a DC 5V/2A Power adaptor for chargin the internal battery.

So I checked all my battery charger and many of them are 5V/1.2A (the charger for smartphone).

But the one for my tablet Asus TF300 got this specification:

15V/1.2A LPS OR 5V/2A

What does it mean LPS? Can I use it to charge the E18?

 

In the meantime...

Any fourther notice about the new batch shipping? Confirmed the date reported on facebook?

post #790 of 1743
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Originally Posted by theant View Post

These are still available at Headroom if anyone's looking.

Bought mine directly from their site, they ship expedited.
post #791 of 1743

Just got mine in the mail yesterday, came with two USB OTG cords.  Is this normal? Tried one cord, didn't work, tried the other cord, didn't work again, went on a long quest to hunt down the problem on xda and head-fi.  Finally, thought occurred to me to switch the plug around and now USB DAC works on my HTC One.  However, still can't get the unit to charge my phone. Is the other cord only for charging? 

 

Ah well, in any case, time to break out the Sugru and make some labels for myself. 

post #792 of 1743

How does the e18 dac compare to the wolfson ipod 5.5g dac? I currently have ipod 5.5g with fiio e11 LOD running the hd598. How much of an upgrade(?) would the fiio e18 out of my s4 be?

post #793 of 1743
The only difference is the orientation of the plug. They're both meant to be used stacked, depending on which way you sit the e18 up to your phone, you're using one cable or another. As far as difference, i don't think there is any.

The DAC port is where you use the e18 as a dac/amp OR a charger, can't do both simultaneously. The power port is used to charged the e18.
post #794 of 1743
^^
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Originally Posted by nevermas View Post

Just got mine in the mail yesterday, came with two USB OTG cords.  Is this normal? Tried one cord, didn't work, tried the other cord, didn't work again, went on a long quest to hunt down the problem on xda and head-fi.  Finally, thought occurred to me to switch the plug around and now USB DAC works on my HTC One.  However, still can't get the unit to charge my phone. Is the other cord only for charging? 

Ah well, in any case, time to break out the Sugru and make some labels for myself. 
post #795 of 1743
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post
 
Just got mine in the mail yesterday, came with two USB OTG cords.  Is this normal? Tried one cord, didn't work, tried the other cord, didn't work again, went on a long quest to hunt down the problem on xda and head-fi.  Finally, thought occurred to me to switch the plug around and now USB DAC works on my HTC One.  However, still can't get the unit to charge my phone. Is the other cord only for charging? 

Ah well, in any case, time to break out the Sugru and make some labels for myself. 

There are two USB ports on the E18.

The one labeled "Power" is strictly for charging the E18.

The one labeled "USB" can either play music from your source DAP or charge your source DAP as per the setting of the switch next to the USB port.

You can charge your E18 while playing music from either your source DAC or line input.

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