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post #211 of 268
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Now that you've been enabled, you may resume abusing your wallet.

 

 

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IKR.. =/ i'm currently only hesitating which one to buy first,the e18 or te 05. Lol

It's people like you that cause the global economy to stall. :D Aren't you getting anxious for a new toy? A sure sign of AAS (Audio Acquisition Syndrome).

post #212 of 268
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It's people like you that cause the global economy to stall. :D Aren't you getting anxious for a new toy? A sure sign of AAS (Audio Acquisition Syndrome).

What have I done?? :eek: Of course every man loves getting new toys! :atsmile:

post #213 of 268

Another great product from Fiio although I'm still deciding if I should get this or the E17 considering the money diffrence between the two

post #214 of 268
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Another great product from Fiio although I'm still deciding if I should get this or the E17 considering the money diffrence between the two

In the world of audio the price difference is small. I would go for the E18 and call it a day.

post #215 of 268
Except the E18 quality is awful. Nasty humming and really loud noise floor. E17 is much quieter and gives a better EQ.
post #216 of 268
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Except the E18 quality is awful. Nasty humming and really loud noise floor. E17 is much quieter and gives a better EQ.

Mine is built well, has no hum, nor is it noisy. The tone controls of the E17 are hardly what I call EQ. THe 10 band EQ on PowerAmp or Parametric EQ on Neutron MP are more like what I'd call EQ worthy of the title.

post #217 of 268
My E18 works perfectly too.
post #218 of 268
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

In the world of audio the price difference is small. I would go for the E18 and call it a day.

Hm indeed.. what about the E12? I know E12 is just an amp while this is an AMP and DAC but does the fact that the E12 is not DAC change much? I'm still trying to understand what the advantages are of having an DAC and AMP (Sorry I'm a total nuthead in this section)


Edited by CannonCollector - 7/13/14 at 3:05pm
post #219 of 268
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Hm indeed.. what about the E12? I know E12 is just an amp while this is an AMP and DAC but does the fact that the E12 is not an amp change much? I'm still trying to understand what the advantages are of having an DAC and AMP (Sorry I'm a total nuthead in this section)

Just connecting an external amp may simplify your setup. (If you really need one, that is.) It depends of course on the quality of the DAC that is built in your Android device. I personally would not bother with USB Audio at the moment. I have a Note II and use it with various amps, mostly desktop amps to power my beyer T1. My E12 has not gotten much use lately. On the go I just use my X3 with portable phones. I like Android's network streaming capabilities and with a portable music server the Note II and E12 might be a good combo. But, frankly, the E12 would not be so much needed to power my portable phones than to comfortably control the volume.

post #220 of 268
I chanced to audition Both e17 n 18 side by side with kef m200,
Better bass layering I heard on e18..n I bot it.:-)
post #221 of 268
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Originally Posted by CannonCollector View Post
 

Hm indeed.. what about the E12? I know E12 is just an amp while this is an AMP and DAC but does the fact that the E12 is not DAC change much? I'm still trying to understand what the advantages are of having an DAC and AMP (Sorry I'm a total nuthead in this section)

I also have an E12, the thing is amazing, plenty juice for a portable amp. It has more power than an E18, enough to get away with powering an HE-500. It also works well with an HD600. In most cases the E18 has enough to power most headphoneson its own. One has to do their legwork and look up specs to make sure. My Verizon Galaxy S3 really benefits from the E18. If I take E18 line out into the E12 I can enjoy my HE-500's when not in range of my desktop DAC and Amp.

post #222 of 268
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I also have an E12, the thing is amazing, plenty juice for a portable amp. It has more power than an E18, enough to get away with powering an HE-500. It also works well with an HD600. In most cases the E18 has enough to power most headphoneson its own. One has to do their legwork and look up specs to make sure. My Verizon Galaxy S3 really benefits from the E18. If I take E18 line out into the E12 I can enjoy my HE-500's when not in range of my desktop DAC and Amp.

Does that mean it will give better sound/more bass than the E18 or with more power do you mean it can power higher power requiring headphones?

post #223 of 268

It's kind of scary how good my HE-400's sound with the E12. I mean it's not up there with my desktop setup, but I feel like it gets 85% of the way there. Just great for sitting out on the front porch with some big ass cans on your head.

post #224 of 268

I just ordered an E18 to pair with my Note 3. Apparently the E18 comes with a short USB micro-to-micro cable. I looked around to see if such a cable was sold anywhere else, because I always like to have backups, and it appears to be completely unique. Anyone know of any source for additional cables?

post #225 of 268
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I just ordered an E18 to pair with my Note 3. Apparently the E18 comes with a short USB micro-to-micro cable. I looked around to see if such a cable was sold anywhere else, because I always like to have backups, and it appears to be completely unique. Anyone know of any source for additional cables?


It is a special OTG cable, you should get 2 in the box, you can order more from Fiio for free with $5.00 shipping, you can also custom made one with better connectors and higher quality cable.

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