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...One thing to complain is the microUSB interconnecting cable – while it works fine, it is too short and only designed for smartphone with microUSB port on the top or bottom. ...

 

Did you ever find anything? Just stumbled across this, but I have never heard of the store, and have no idea what the quality of the product is:

 

http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/micro-to-micro-otg

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Did you ever find anything? Just stumbled across this, but I have never heard of the store, and have no idea what the quality of the product is:

 

http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/micro-to-micro-otg

 

For that price I would just take the risk.

post #78 of 199
Probably a really dumb question, but would the E18 be powerful enough to decently amp a pair of T50RPs?
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Probably a really dumb question, but would the E18 be powerful enough to decently amp a pair of T50RPs?

 

I don't think it's dumb, and in fact I was wondering the same (Mad Dogs). I was thinking as well if it would drive Alpha Dogs. I guess it's gonna fall I little bit short though...

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Did you ever find anything? Just stumbled across this, but I have never heard of the store, and have no idea what the quality of the product is:

 

http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/micro-to-micro-otg

 

I have ordered some left angled microUSB socket so I am going to build myself a custom cable. Will post picture if it works.

post #81 of 199
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Probably a really dumb question, but would the E18 be powerful enough to decently amp a pair of T50RPs?

 

I would be shocked if it didn't. Those are relatively sensitive, and not all that high an impedance. Honestly, those shouldn't be all that hard to drive. And the E18 has no trouble, btw, powering my Q701s on low gain. 

post #82 of 199

How e18 amp section compares to other sub-200 portable amps? In terms of sound quality mainly.

 

Thanks

 

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Edited by Varoudis - 11/14/13 at 5:42am
post #83 of 199

E18 Working perfectly with my Galaxy S4 Verizon (SCH-i545) on Android 4.3; if you own this version of phone you should have no troubles with it.  No need to use that USB Recorder app.unless you want the non upsampled 48khz playback the Galaxy S4 does.

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E18 Working perfectly with my Galaxy S4 Verizon (SCH-i545) on Android 4.3; if you own this version of phone you should have no troubles with it.  No need to use that USB Recorder app.unless you want the non upsampled 48khz playback the Galaxy S4 does.

Would you mind commenting on the main differences you notice between the E18 sound and the default S4 sound? Soundstage, separation, resolution etc.
post #85 of 199
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O2 is definitely a better amp than E18. As for ODAC, it is ESS Sabre ES9023 based so it has been covered on the first post.

 

You know what? You were absolutely right. The E18 is a very good piece of equipment, but still not at the level of ODAC+O2. I am going to try just the DAC part of the E18 with the O2 and see what happens as well. I can live with the E18 for on the go though.

post #86 of 199

Sonic Electronix now lists this on their amazon page, which means they'll soon have it on their website (with some promos running)

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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.

 

no

 

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Would the E18 work with iDevices w/ iOS7 and the CCK?

yes

post #88 of 199
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Originally Posted by reginalb View Post

I would be shocked if it didn't. Those are relatively sensitive, and not all that high an impedance. Honestly, those shouldn't be all that hard to drive. And the E18 has no trouble, btw, powering my Q701s on low gain. 

It's not so much about impedance and sensitivity as it is to do with the T50RPs being planar magnetic. At least to my limited knowledge planar magnetic drivers crave power.
post #89 of 199

Why wouldn't E18 work with Nexus 5? Nexus 5 does support OTG USB:

http://www.androidbeat.com/2013/11/nexus-5-supports-usb-otg-box/

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Why wouldn't E18 work with Nexus 5? Nexus 5 does support OTG USB:
http://www.androidbeat.com/2013/11/nexus-5-supports-usb-otg-box/

Supporting USB OTG doesn't mean it supports USB audio. The nexus 5 is reported to not work with the E18.

I read somewhere the internal code talks about USB audio in logs, but it is probably not completely implemented. This is actually something good (inside the bad...) because it opens the doors to third party development.
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It's not so much about impedance and sensitivity as it is to do with the T50RPs being planar magnetic. At least to my limited knowledge planar magnetic drivers crave power.

Exactly, that's why I'm not so sure... waiting for somebody to confirm to start thinking in pulling the trigger on the Mad Dogs.
Edited by Ashade - 11/19/13 at 6:10pm
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