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post #256 of 265

Original post http://www.head-fi.org/t/685511/strange-sound-at-the-beginning-of-some-songs

 

At the beginning of some song, there will be a second of distorted? sound or tone and it gets back to normal. Of course, it is annoying, it feels like I'm starting a engine...

 

Nexus 4 with cm10.1, DSP manager, Franco kernel

post #257 of 265

Can anyone point me at what I need to do to get the FiiO E18 working on my N4?  I understand you have to root it.  I assume that's because you need to replace the kernel?  Do you need to install a full mod or will a plain kernel update do it?

 

I've done all kinds of modding and rooting in my day, but I've been really happy with my stock N4.  I'm not looking to do anything extreme; just want to see how much work it would be to get the E18 working with it.  I was thinking about getting an E17 for work, but then I thought that getting an E18 might be better just in case I want to use it with my phone.  But if it's too much effort and it might kill my stability, not worth it.

 

I tried searching XDA, but there was nothing obvious...

post #258 of 265
I'd go with Franco kernel. You get additional SQ benefits like being able to manually control both digital and analog gain independently, and I know from experience that it will work with the N4/mS combo.
post #259 of 265

Hey guys,

 

after reading only for a long time i finally decided to write also.

Now I'm sitting in front of a Nexus 4 + Fiio e18 + DT 880 combo and still don't have a clue how to get this working.

I already installed the Franco kernel. Do I need the special cable with an external battery or is it possible to the fiio e18 working without this stuff?

 

thanks,

Bostian

post #260 of 265
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Originally Posted by Bostian View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

after reading only for a long time i finally decided to write also.

Now I'm sitting in front of a Nexus 4 + Fiio e18 + DT 880 combo and still don't have a clue how to get this working.

I already installed the Franco kernel. Do I need the special cable with an external battery or is it possible to the fiio e18 working without this stuff?

 

thanks,

Bostian

 

I believe the point of the E18 is that it has a battery built-in so you don't need the Y cable and external battery.  I think you have to be using the special audio software, can't remember the name.

 

NOTE:  I've never done this, just read about it.  I'm not your tech support guy, just trying to help.

post #261 of 265

I made it work. Unfortunatly only with an external power source, so y-cable is still needed. The charger unit of the fiio e18 does not help.

post #262 of 265
So weird...I had my microstreamer, which doesn't have an external battery, up and running on my N4.
post #263 of 265

I have a dasetn diy Yuin pk2 earbud and I always found it a little underwhelming from my nexus 4 but I recently tried changing my kernel sound settings with synapse to the quality preset and it actually greatly improved the sound!  I was amazed it did anything.  I'm using cm11 lte nightly and hell's doctor r25 kernel with synapse kernel settings manager.  the setting seems to have reduced left/right gain by -2 and increased "power amp" setting whatever that is but it sounds less congested with multiple instruments playing at the same time and less distorted

post #264 of 265

What is the difference between digital and analogue gain? Is the digital gain like the regular volume rockers on the side of the phone? And you want to lower the analogue gain correct to reduce the noise from the junky internal amp?

 

Also, has anyone tried to get some of the kernel sound controls working with Lollipop?

post #265 of 265
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What is the difference between digital and analogue gain? Is the digital gain like the regular volume rockers on the side of the phone? And you want to lower the analogue gain correct to reduce the noise from the junky internal amp?

 

Also, has anyone tried to get some of the kernel sound controls working with Lollipop?

Upgraded to Lollipop, flashed Hellscore kernel from Play Store, as well as the kernel manager. Did this mostly for the sound control. Turned Gain down to around -10, maxed the PowerAmp. Noise is barely noticeable, which is very nice. I am sure I could get better results from bottoming out the gain and using an external amp. In any case, for the phone itself, this is great.

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