Thanks for the great review!
I have 2 questions:
1. will the e18 work with google nexus 5? Sorry if this seems silly but i dont know anything about android. Have an iphone now but might want to switch coming year.
2. If I, at this point, use the e18 primarily as a laptop soundcard(lineout)/headphone amp, is there a way to turn the battery off so that it wont get charged over time (like you can do with the e17)?
I am afraid that i would otherwise ruin the battery and not be able to use the amp/dac powered or unpowered.
I know this unit is mostly made for portable use and not as a stationary laptop device but, for personal reasons, i prefer this model with physical buttons above the e17s meny system.