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Fiio E07k connection with iPhone 5

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
Hi all. New here so be gentle.
I need to know how to connect the fiio e07k Andes with my iPhone 5 . Apple changed its connection to the lightning and the connectors from fiio are 30 pin . I've not had any success with the apple lightning to 30 pin adapter.
HELP . Feels like I'm missing out big time
Thanks in advance
post #2 of 38
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Originally Posted by Blackisheep View Post

Hi all. New here so be gentle.
I need to know how to connect the Fiio E07k Andes with my iPhone 5 . Apple changed its connection to the lightning and the connectors from Fiio are 30 pin . I've not had any success with the apple lightning to 30 pin adapter.

The Fiio 30 pin adapter is is used for an analog connection.

and the Apple lighting is for a digital connection.

So it looks like you need an apple lighting to USB cable, for a digital connection.

Or a 3.5mm to 3.5mm analog cable to connect the iPhones headphone output jack to the E07K's line-in jack (for an analog connection).

post #3 of 38
So are you saying that if you connect the iPhone 5 lightning connection to the USB on the E07K that you would be using the DAC on the amp and not on the iPhone?
post #4 of 38
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Originally Posted by zerocoolhifi View Post

So are you saying that if you connect the iPhone 5 lightning connection to the USB on the E07K that you would be using the DAC on the amp and not on the iPhone?

To the best of my knowledge it should work.

But might be good to find a forum dedicated to apple products and check there.

Everything I know about apple stuff is second hand.

post #5 of 38
Thread Starter 
tried to contact apple . No help . Gonna try the USB idea from purple angel . Hope this works .
Tried the connections on an old iPod and was blown away by the improvement .
Made me happy but sad lol
Onwards and upwards eh
post #6 of 38
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Originally Posted by Blackisheep View Post

tried to contact apple . No help . Gonna try the USB idea from purple angel . Hope this works .
Tried the connections on an old iPod and was blown away by the improvement .
Made me happy but sad lol
Onwards and upwards eh

Try asking your questions (and getting answers) on different iPhone forums.

http://www.iphoneforums.net/forum/

http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=99

https://discussions.apple.com/community/iphone

http://forum.iphoneworld.ca/

post #7 of 38

How did your little experiment go? Did you get anything out of the external DAC?

post #8 of 38
Did you use original apple ligthning to 30 pins connector ?

The low cost units on ebay doesnt have sound functions.

Envoyé depuis mon Nexus 7 avec Tapatalk
post #9 of 38

Any luck OP?  I've been looking around for a solution, too.

post #10 of 38
As far as I have read, apple only allows you to bypass the internal DAC by using apple approved external DACs like the fostex hp1 etc. and I have only seen those examples using apple stuff except for the 5 so I am not even sure that works. So if you just have an external DAC that is not apple approved, I believe it will not work to go from lightning to USB and no matter what apple product you area using, even 30 pin to USB will not work useless it is an apple approved USB DAC. I could be wrong but I have not seen anything that says you can go from lightning to USB DAC to bypass the internal DAC. I have seen some jailbreak/camera connection kit mods that do work if you want to go down that route.
post #11 of 38

Considering getting one of these to try and solve the problem: http://www.amazon.com/USB-Female-Mini-Male-Adapter/dp/B0016RNX2I

 

Pretty sure it wont work, but has anyone tried this?

post #12 of 38

Pretty sure its not going to work... the iphone is not sending audio, its synching data to a compatible device. 

 

You don't have many good options right now, wait a bit.

post #13 of 38

It wont work.

We're still waiting on a solution for iPhone 5 to the CLAS, Fostex HP 
P1 Or Sony PHA1.

Its because Apple have an algorithm or something that they unlock to paying firms. 

I dont know the ins and outs as Im no expert. But 

If it worked by god Ild be hooking my 4s with the E17 as we speak :)

post #14 of 38
Oh well. I think the best option is to repurpose an old android phone that im pretty sure does audio out over USB.
post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by zerocoolhifi View Post

As far as I have read, apple only allows you to bypass the internal DAC by using apple approved external DACs like the fostex hp1 etc. and I have only seen those examples using apple stuff except for the 5 so I am not even sure that works. So if you just have an external DAC that is not apple approved, I believe it will not work to go from lightning to USB and no matter what apple product you area using, even 30 pin to USB will not work useless it is an apple approved USB DAC. I could be wrong but I have not seen anything that says you can go from lightning to USB DAC to bypass the internal DAC. I have seen some jailbreak/camera connection kit mods that do work if you want to go down that route.

It works with fiio e17
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