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post #166 of 255
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Originally Posted by RiazKhan View Post

Hi Buddy,

Could you please advice which headphones is the best match with E 18 (i use a galaxy note 3 so a android DAC amp seems better).

I've considered the hd 650, but after more research stumbled across the b&w p7, after a lengthy burn in I can say they sound incredible with the e18, they're super sensitive and match well to the amp in the e18, there's more than enough grunt to power these headphones.
There built very well and are portable, they also sound good on other lower powered sources but the e18/p7 seems to be great together, bass is tight and detailed with a wide sound stage, loving this as a daily rig.

Headphone options that i am considering are HD 650/700; HE 400/500; LCD 2.

Please feel free to recommend any other amp dac or headphones.
post #167 of 255
I use focal spirit classic and they sound superb with e18+e12
Just amazing headphones
post #168 of 255

YAMAHA MT220.... this can is outstanding...E18 controls it v well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHl22HGW82c

post #169 of 255

Thanks for your input Buddy.

post #170 of 255

Thanks for your input Buddy.

post #171 of 255

HI guys, this is my first post here, I recently bought a pair Shure se846 to go with my Xperia Z2, the Z2 has low volume out put, I am thinking of getting an E18 to gain some output, also to try out the Sony's high resolution USB out put feature.

 

Do you think the E18 has enough power to push the SE846 which is rated at 9ohm.

 

Any other suggestion for an AMP/DAC to go nicely with the se 846? Let's keep it below $500, I don't want to go too crazy into this.

 

Thanks

post #172 of 255
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Originally Posted by coolmingli View Post
 

HI guys, this is my first post here, I recently bought a pair Shure se846 to go with my Xperia Z2, the Z2 has low volume out put, I am thinking of getting an E18 to gain some output, also to try out the Sony's high resolution USB out put feature.

 

Do you think the E18 has enough power to push the SE846 which is rated at 9ohm.

 

Any other suggestion for an AMP/DAC to go nicely with the se 846? Let's keep it below $500, I don't want to go too crazy into this.

 

Thanks

The SE846 has a 114dB SPL per mW rating and and the E18 has an output impedance of less than 0.3 Ohms. I suspect that you can probably set our ears on fire with the E18. One of the problems with a BA with multiple armatures is the low impedance and getting a good damping ratio. The SE846 shoud need an amp that is 1.125 Ohms, so you should be good to go. Many/most smartphones do not have a low enough output impedance for these IEMs.

post #173 of 255

Thanks for the reply, I don't know any of these technical terms, I am looking forward to set my ears on fire, thanks again.

post #174 of 255
I don't know if I'm allowed to say anything but I am selling a fiio e18 if anyone wants one. Like-new smily_headphones1.gif
post #175 of 255

does the e18 work with ipods?

post #176 of 255
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Originally Posted by Ninjiaw View Post
 

does the e18 work with ipods?

Works with my Touch 5G

post #177 of 255

ok thank you. i was just wondering because i need a dac/amp for my headphones and dident want to spend extra and not be able to use the dac functionality.

post #178 of 255
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Originally Posted by Ninjiaw View Post
 

ok thank you. i was just wondering because i need a dac/amp for my headphones and dident want to spend extra and not be able to use the dac functionality.

It works with a Lightning CCK cable and then a USB to micro USB cable to attach to the E18, no powered USB Hub or any Hub is necessary with the E18. I believe my E18 came with a USB to micro cable, the same one used to attach to a PC or laptop.

OK, just for yucks, I plugged it in and I'm listening right now to streaming from my Google All Access. Yes that works on iOS, there's a couple of apps for that of which Google supplies one for free. :happy_face1: 

post #179 of 255

so all you need is a female to female usb adapter then?

post #180 of 255
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Originally Posted by Ninjiaw View Post
 

so all you need is a female to female usb adapter then?

I believe you need the the USB cable that is typically supplied by most Android phones. This cable connects the Apple CCK cable to the E18. Picture below. If you look hard you can find a short one.


Edited by StanD - 6/22/14 at 10:08am
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