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I have a crappy phone output on my Samsung note, and its really crappy..

So a logical step would be a headphone amp.

So my eyes gandered onto the fiio e18.

I like the additional feature of it being able to charge my phone, and love the fact it's a usb dac too..

Good for phone and usb.

I found one on eBay for a good price, so Offcourse i had to buy it.

Downside it comes from china, so i wil have to wait 3-4 weeks.

So in the meantime.. I was wondering who has experience with this model?

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Good news is that it comes included with the E18, you don't need to make an additional purchase.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685414/preview-fiio-e18-kunlun-surprise-surprise

 

It's essentially the micro usb to micro usb cable. 

 

It wasn't included in the E17 and I thought that you would face the same problem as I did. 

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I did had a look at the cables that come with it before buying it, and it appeared to have everything i need.

And i would agree that a otg cable is crucial... This is probably the best way to get the most out of my Samsung.

Anna thanks for the link, good read ;-)

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update.

I'm likely not to receive the fiio e18.

I bought it via ebay with paypal from a seller with 100% feedback (over 50 )

However today I received an email from ebay saying the item has been removed.

Part of this email was ; If your item hasn't arrived yet, it should arrive soon.

That last bit I don't believe, the seller may have ticked thebox of 'shipped' , but I never received a tracking number.

Also ebay they did more then that, they also removed the seller.

They have not yet bothered to inform me with this information.

So now I have a 'removed ebay item' from a removed ebay seller...

So I am unlikely to receive anything.

I have started a paypal dispute.

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Bummer dude!

 

Hopefully you'll get your money back. You should buy it from the forum sponsors Addicted to Audio, their prices included free shipping.

 

I learnt my lesson long ago and I avoid eBay like the plague because if a similar experience to this one, however I was out of pocket nearly $400. Some lessons are learnt the hard way.

 

I only use eBay for minor purchases and nothing too expensive.

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Bummer dude!

 

Hopefully you'll get your money back. You should buy it from the forum sponsors Addicted to Audio, their prices included free shipping.

 

I learnt my lesson long ago and I avoid eBay like the plague because if a similar experience to this one, however I was out of pocket nearly $400. Some lessons are learnt the hard way.

 

I only use eBay for minor purchases and nothing too expensive.

To be totally honest, I did have a nqr feeling about it.

But decided to take the risk anyway.

Reason being that my winning bid was not overly high.

And If I end up losing the money it is limited to a low number, and I am a experience richer.

Also I am hoping on the safety net called paypal.

So it is not all lost yet.

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Sorry to hear your trouble amd i have an e18 which i rarely use since i normally went out with my ak100(now ak120 :) ) so if you interest send me pm ^___^

It paired perfectly with my note 2 :)

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Sorry to hear your trouble amd i have an e18 which i rarely use since i normally went out with my ak100(now ak120 :) ) so if you interest send me pm ^___^

It paired perfectly with my note 2 :)

It would go perfectly with my note 3 then :)

I will have to wait till the current conflict is resolved.

I might get lucky and receive one after all...

But have to wait to get refunded first before I spend more.

But I appreciate the offer.

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I'm sure paypal will come through.

 

I was amazed today that I took my dog for a walk using my new Sennheiser Momentum's (over ear) and my iPhone 6 playing ALAC files. Sounds awesome and I was halfway through The Queen is Dead by the Smiths when I got home and really getting into it, so decided to plug into my Arcam FMJ A28's headphone output as the kids were still asleep, and stream it from Sonos via my DAC... Blow me over if it was better via the phone!!!

 

I love the fact many brands are making cans with phones in mind so no potable amp required.

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I'm sure paypal will come through.

Never had a dispute before, so fingers crossed.

 

I love the fact many brands are making cans with phones in mind so no potable amp required.

Unfortunatly for me , the Samsung note has a terrible headphone output.

So even good cans won't help...

It's a design flaw, but other then that a good phone.

I stil have a good quality mp3 player, which I can easily use, so it's not I big drama there.

So I didn't 'needed' the fiio , but I still wanted it :)

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