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post #811 of 1739
All of my headphones never sounded better than they now do with the E18, especially the Pro900.
post #812 of 1739

http://www.head-fi.org/t/696529/fiio-e18-review

 

Review is up, let me know what you fellas think

post #813 of 1739
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/696529/fiio-e18-review

 

Review is up, let me know what you fellas think

aree you a dood inside a panda bear costume or a talking panda bear that ate a dood??? :p

post #814 of 1739
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aree you a dood inside a panda bear costume or a talking panda bear that ate a dood??? :p

Are you a former pirate that wears cans? :happy_face1:  They look comfortable.

post #815 of 1739

Nice review, would prefer you had some serious cans and source/music to better review...

I don't think that the E18 is complicated at alll.. one charging port (meaning charging the device itself) and one DAC port that does the magic, or charges the device.

One headphone jack for headphones, one line out/in, and one coaxial line out...simple :)

 

And still, how does it come that you don't hear the noise? There is def. some noise

 

Edit:

 

I just encountered an issue, where the thin metal cap (the one with two holes for the jacks) is becoming a bit loose... this is too bad, considering I didn't used it that much, and was very careful with it (my first DAC ever)

 

well...china :D


Edited by BaTou069 - 12/24/13 at 6:30am
post #816 of 1739
You guys might have noticed E18 stocks drying up... well the new Rev. B E18s are finally ready and shipping as we speak!
http://www.fiio.com.cn/news/index.aspx?ID=100000140091696&page=1

These E18s come with an additional function setting--PC DAC--which allows the E18 decode music from the PC and be charged from the PC from the same port. For fast charging it is still recommended to make a separate connection to the dedicated charging port on the E18.
post #817 of 1739
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

You guys might have noticed E18 stocks drying up... well the new Rev. B E18s are finally ready and shipping as we speak! http://www.fiio.com.cn/news/index.aspx?ID=100000140091696&page=1

These E18s come with an additional function setting--PC DAC--which allows the E18 decode music from the PC and be charged from the PC from the same port. For fast charging it is still recommended to make a separate connection to the dedicated charging port on the E18.

ooooh, neat! just curious if you knew why fiio decided to go for a different dac chip in their e18 model?

post #818 of 1739
Arghhh, no France in the list .... i hope soon
post #819 of 1739

I currently have vmoda m80 headset.  Would it be worth it for me to get the e18 or should I get better headphones first like the m100?  

post #820 of 1739
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I currently have vmoda m80 headset.  Would it be worth it for me to get the e18 or should I get better headphones first like the m100?  

Personally, I would go for better headphones first.

post #821 of 1739
If you're going straight to a cell phone it could be one or another. Never heard the m80 but aren't vmodas but if you buy an HP that really benefits from a good source you might get the wrong impression of a bad hp... you really could go either way. I'd go with the E18 if you're going straight to a cell or computer.
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I currently have vmoda m80 headset.  Would it be worth it for me to get the e18 or should I get better headphones first like the m100?  
post #822 of 1739
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Originally Posted by manishex View Post
 

 

The HD598 has a 300ohm peak at 100hz, which means using my e11 on high gain +4.5dB makes it sound much better and balances it out. The e18 has +7.5 or +1.0db which may mean the gain might be too low or high.

Unless the amplifier cannot supply enough current, it produces a voltage output which is the input multiplied by the gain which is a constant determined by the volume pot. Your statement is incorrect. If the HD598's impedance rises at 100hz all that means is that the amplifier needs to supply less current. Back to the case of the amp not supplying enough current, this would be that the impedance is too low for the the amp to supply enough current to meet the expected voltage output and you will get distortion.

So then, why does it sound better at higher gain? Because as a result of higher gain you get a louder sound and we perceive sound differently so the bass and treble will sound fuller. You can Google Loundess Contour or Fletcher-Munson Curves. One must be careful not to state things incorrectly as it causes others to go where they need not. Play the music louder, just not too loud as to cause auditory damage.


Edited by StanD - 12/26/13 at 1:42pm
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post #824 of 1739
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

You guys might have noticed E18 stocks drying up... well the new Rev. B E18s are finally ready and shipping as we speak!
http://www.fiio.com.cn/news/index.aspx?ID=100000140091696&page=1

These E18s come with an additional function setting--PC DAC--which allows the E18 decode music from the PC and be charged from the PC from the same port. For fast charging it is still recommended to make a separate connection to the dedicated charging port on the E18.

 

Cant wait!

post #825 of 1739
Yeah FIIO needs to just shut up already and take my money. Not like I really need an amp for the portables I use, but it does open the door for needing other goodies.

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