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post #841 of 1753
There's the cheaper E7 or the Pyle re-brand (same exact unit but different brand and cheaper). You'll need to be handy and create a micro to mini usb otg cable though, they're impossible to find at a jumper cable length.
post #842 of 1753
Although I must say the e17 and e18 are ahead in SQ, features, and looks.
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

There's the cheaper E7 or the Pyle re-brand (same exact unit but different brand and cheaper). You'll need to be handy and create a micro to mini usb otg cable though, they're impossible to find at a jumper cable length.
post #843 of 1753
Is there a difference in sound between using it as just an amp and using it as a DAC+amp through the USB? Im thinking of getting at E18 for my DT990 pro/250 for use with a nexus 5 but I've heard the USB doesn't work with a stock rooted Nexus 5. It'll be used with a laptop too
post #844 of 1753
The nexus 5 sound output is quite bad from what I recall reading. So just amping the nexus 5 would not be my recommendation. An online review company recently added sound quality analysis to their reviews. Note 3, iphone, and nexus 5 were among those reviewed. I forget the company, but the link is somewhere in the note 3 24bit thread.
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The nexus 5 sound output is quite bad from what I recall reading. So just amping the nexus 5 would not be my recommendation. An online review company recently added sound quality analysis to their reviews. Note 3, iphone, and nexus 5 were among those reviewed. I forget the company, but the link is somewhere in the note 3 24bit thread.

Well I'm actually quite happy with the actual SQ of the nexus 5. They're releasing the revised edition of the E18 in a couple of days, maybe they'll be nexus 5 compatible?
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Well I'm actually quite happy with the actual SQ of the nexus 5. They're releasing the revised edition of the E18 in a couple of days, maybe they'll be nexus 5 compatible?

That'll be up to Google and Asus. I have a Nexus 7 (2013) running the latest KitKat update and there is no USB Audio joy.

post #847 of 1753

The Nexus 5 sound quality is really good.  Just needs to be a bit more powerful...so an amp would be a great option w/ it.

post #848 of 1753
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Originally Posted by MAGICAL ESKIMO View Post

Well I'm actually quite happy with the actual SQ of the nexus 5. They're releasing the revised edition of the E18 in a couple of days, maybe they'll be nexus 5 compatible?
If you like it then great. Sounds are different to every ear. But I do hope you find that article/report/review that has actual diagnostics from the same equipment used to benchmark audio components we find on these forums.
post #849 of 1753
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If you like it then great. Sounds are different to every ear. But I do hope you find that article/report/review that has actual diagnostics from the same equipment used to benchmark audio components we find on these forums.

Found it.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7567/smartphone-audio-quality-testing
Reading it again, it seems the maximum level you should be at on a nexus 5 is 4 levels from max. Past that the channels are imperfectly amplified.
Edited by kayza - 12/31/13 at 8:55am
post #850 of 1753
Thanks for all the responses smily_headphones1.gif think I might get one in the new year, worst case scenario I have an amp and mobile charger for my phone and a DAC/amp for my laptop, best case scenario I eventually get usb audio support and I have a DAC/amp for my phone as well smily_headphones1.gif
post #851 of 1753

Just did a software update for my S4 and now ALL audio programs work with the E18!!!  

post #852 of 1753

An E18 is on order to mate with my Galaxy Note 3. Could anybody with this same combination please answer a few questions:

 

1. How does the sound quality with the E18 compare to the Galaxy N3 by itself (using CD resolution files)?

2. Does the Galaxy N3/E18 play wav files?

3. Is there a better sounding player to use with the Galaxy N3 than the standard Samsung music software?

 

Many thanks

Frank

post #853 of 1753
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Originally Posted by xp9433 View Post
 

An E18 is on order to mate with my Galaxy Note 3. Could anybody with this same combination please answer a few questions:

 

1. How does the sound quality with the E18 compare to the Galaxy N3 by itself (using CD resolution files)?

2. Does the Galaxy N3/E18 play wav files?

3. Is there a better sounding player to use with the Galaxy N3 than the standard Samsung music software?

 

Many thanks

Frank

3. Neutron Music Player. It's widely considered to be the best Android music player if audio quality is top of your list. Be advised it is using a parametric equaliser as opposed to a graphic eq.

post #854 of 1753
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3. Neutron Music Player. It's widely considered to be the best Android music player if audio quality is top of your list. Be advised it is using a parametric equaliser as opposed to a graphic eq.


Thanks skingg. I'll give it a try.

post #855 of 1753
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3. Neutron Music Player. It's widely considered to be the best Android music player if audio quality is top of your list. Be advised it is using a parametric equaliser as opposed to a graphic eq.

That and PowerAmp. I prefer Neutron but the user interface sucks, it's user hostile. The parametric EQ is hard to use if you want to tune out a sharp peak. It can be done but is not a walk in the park as you have to type in numbers and hit the enter key and can't listen to the change dynamically as with a slider or other user control.

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