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post #256 of 342
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

One day the battery will die.......and there will be something newer to lust for.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Whaleshark12 View Post
 

Haha,true. Well the battery is pretty lasting IMO.

Then you'll cave in to your impulses first and get a new toy. That's very common around here and good for the global economy.

 

I didn't mean how long a charge lasts when the battery is new, but as time passes and the battery has seen many recharges, its charge doesn't last long and you'll want to get the battery replaced or get some newer toy.

post #257 of 342

Not sure am I too paranoid or wat. I even use a screen protector that you stick it on the phone screen and stick on my fiio. Just to prevent it from getting scratch  .. 

post #258 of 342
Yes, you're paranoid. smily_headphones1.gif
post #259 of 342
Bought the Galaxy S5 yesterday and works like a dream with the E18.
One wee question though - I was under the impression that when connected to the phone that only the volume control on the E18 would function. My S5 volume control on music still works, thus giving me 2 ways to increase/lower the volume. Is this normal?
post #260 of 342
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Originally Posted by McCol View Post

Bought the Galaxy S5 yesterday and works like a dream with the E18.
One wee question though - I was under the impression that when connected to the phone that only the volume control on the E18 would function. My S5 volume control on music still works, thus giving me 2 ways to increase/lower the volume. Is this normal?

It's normal and depends on the USB implementation of Audio at both ends. When I plug my iPod Touch 5G into my E18, it behaves as your S5. When I plug my Touch into my Bifrost DAC, the volume control on the Touch does nothing and it's at full scale.

post #261 of 342

On the Xperia v I have issue where I can control both device volume. On the HTC one m8, it's same as Stan D style where volume key have only 1 knob . I still can't figure it out why when my device is connected to Fiio it skip the first track somehow. It happens with all the phone I have tested :/

post #262 of 342

Just wondering, If i connect my phone to E18. Then i use poweramp as my music player. If i on the equilizer. Does it make Sound from the E18 DAC go waste? As i tried using without E18 on my m8 with equilizer on and With the E18 with the equilizer on. Both sound the same. Just wanna hear some input from you guys. Thanks in advance =)

post #263 of 342
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Originally Posted by Whaleshark12 View Post
 

Just wondering, If i connect my phone to E18. Then i use poweramp as my music player. If i on the equilizer. Does it make Sound from the E18 DAC go waste? As i tried using without E18 on my m8 with equilizer on and With the E18 with the equilizer on. Both sound the same. Just wanna hear some input from you guys. Thanks in advance =)

Don't know what you mean by "waste."

I find that any changes that I make to the EQ on either PowerAmp, Neutron or Google Play Music are heard when using an external DAC. So for me the EQ is effective, works good.

post #264 of 342

What i mean was. Without plugging in my phone to E18 with EQ on. It sounds the same as With E18 and EQ On. 

post #265 of 342
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Originally Posted by Whaleshark12 View Post
 

What i mean was. Without plugging in my phone to E18 with EQ on. It sounds the same as With E18 and EQ On. 

Since the E18 has a better DAC and Amp than most if not all phones, I wouldn't expect it to sound the same with the EQ on or off.

post #266 of 342
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Since the E18 has a better DAC and Amp than most if not all phones, I wouldn't expect it to sound the same with the EQ on or off.

Ya, i have tried it out extensively found that the vocal tend to be abit more brighter and forward than without the E18. Thanks anyway :)

post #267 of 342

What would give better SQ paired with ATH M50 and Spirit Classic - E18 with Xperia through USB OTG or X5 itself?


Edited by Tennessee - 9/16/14 at 1:52am
post #268 of 342

guys can i ask is the amp section of e18 the same as fiio e12 and which amp section is better and has better bass boost 

post #269 of 342
I think the x5 will serve you better, it seems to have a more refined edge and cleaner ( with no coupling capacitors) sound in general. Plus it has a very similar output stage to the e18 (amplifier)
Also as others have said it frees you up from the phone so you don't have any distractions while enjoying your tunes.
The x5 is much nicer to pocket than an e18/phone brick.
post #270 of 342

yeah i had the x5 and the lack of hardware bass boost absence is why i sold it, i found the e18 to have a better bass boost than x5

 

but i wonder how the amp of e18 compares to e12 and different are the sound signatures of both when used as amp

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