Thank you so much for your help. I thought that was probably the case, as the 1more's were connected to the regular 3.5mm output Unfortunately as you can see, I'm using the FiiO CL06 cable as this is the only one I've found that doesn't charge the DAC !! And it's brilliant and compact, for listening out and about,, but doesn't allow for the DAC to be moved away from my Note 9! Is there anything I can place between the 2 (I have the silicone pad that came with the Q1ii but can't imagine that's gonna make a difference??) or disable on my phone that will help?