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Echobox Explorer Digital Audio Player

Echobox Explorer Digital Audio Player

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So someone tossed a flask, ipod, and left over fire wood into a blender to create this monstrosity ?
I agree it isn’t Massdrop’s fault. But maybe they should refuse to carry products unless all info is made available. After all this is an audiophile platform.
Yeah, wood is great and all. The omission of any detailed specs is laughable, though. The "highest specs"? 300mW? Into what, 32 Ohms? Hardly powerfull. What about Output impedance? Output voltage? Output power into different loads? Hell, even battery life isn't listed anywhere! And this isn't Massdrop's fault, Echobox doesn't list this on their own site or in the manual even. This does nothing to counteract the perception that the audiophile community runs on fantasy and snake oil.
Is it for the US shipping only? Do they ship to other countries? Which countries? Thanks.
qsk78
yes, we ship to every country!
Good deal if it come below 250$ I guess!
Bhavin
Just did :)
When something is ridiculous - it is really ridiculous! And asking price is totally ludicrous:).
Review from Porta_Fi on touTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiIb0yg1RjA
“Looks like a flask” and associated drinking comparisons were already out of date and pretty tiresome even when the Explorer first came on the market 18 months ago, so it’s time to put a halt to these, methinks, and they add zilch to discussions or interest. Which would you rather have - a cold sharp angled slab of aluminium or something of natural beauty such as wood grain? The curved body makes it fit very comfortably in the hand, and the only criticisms you can legitimately throw at it are the outmoded OS and simple screen displays, and the wi-fi weakness that occasionally stalls Tidal playback . Just a pity that this was only given free for just 3 months, as it’s rather expensive to maintain a hi-res acccount here in the UK, so a year’s sub would have been a tasty selling point. Fewer moans about pricing would be nice - you’re really spoiled in the US, where the $ price is the same £ figure, then adding on high post and tax charges! Just buy it and keep your phones - for what they were made for - calls!
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"Internet and cable is cheaper. Mobile phone service is cheaper" Correct but internet and cable are both super expensive in US.Mobile service too.In EU you can get 20GB data,unlimited calls and EU roaming for ~$13/month. But cars ... boy oh'boy. I allways wanted to get a G-Waggen 63 and the new 2019 model is my dream car.In US - final price with exact specs i want $144k , in UK out of curiosity went to a reputable dealership in London and the price of the can i specced was £169k ... same car 100% same specs.For the price of the 2019 G63 in UK , in US i can get the same car .... and a brand new 2018 S560 on top of it ... That's crazy . Taxes are super high in EU too - part of the reason . Also it's much harded to get a good lease or finance in UK/EU , and the terms of both are better in US.Down Payments are lower in US ,and so on. Basically if you're a car guy moving from US to EU you're f....d , but if it's the other way around you'll be in heaven. As a teetotaller i'm not into pubs.
WaltherP99
There's the rub. I am a car guy, I love muscle cars and rat rods but as I get older I realise that a pub is more my style. I can walk to the ocean, a lot of pubs, a train station, a heliport, 2 libraries, several nice parks, a ferry port, a hospital, my doctor, dentist, many shops. I realise I don't need a car. So for me, my place in Penzance in the UK works out better for me than Orlando in the US (where I live now). Your mileage will of course differ.
Android 6.0? err..
looks like a vape
Wait so, this isn't a flask?
LaserGuidedSock
no It's a vape
Still not seeing any specs. Did I miss them? Web page doesn't appear to have them. The user manual pdf doesn't have them. 300mW into how many Ohms? SNR? Dynamic range? THD+N? Output impedance? Asking a lotta money here for a pig-in-a-poke.
Love, love, love the design of this, but at $300, it's just not worth it. The original asking price elicited a hearty laugh and shrug of the shoulders from me. This is a $200 device as are most of the other DAPs now that a few phones and DragonFlys are available.... and more convenient.
808dreamin
Should add... I'm definitely an audio enthusiast. I got my Axon 7 because of it's superior audio chops and have been satisfied with the results. Also grabbed a pair of Sine headphones with the Cypher cable and use that to listen on an older iphone. With both sources providing excellent sound, it's even tougher to justify something like this.
DAPs in general are in big trouble if phone makers (and headphone makers) continue to churn out great products.
Really funny, especially the price:)
How many fluid ounces can I carry in this?
Micro USB LMAO
bateman241
#dontbuy
Definitely designed by some drunk designer especially considering the price:).
No purple heart wood to match my audeze. But looks like a great match to make a portal XC here in SoCal.
Looks look an iPod touch/iPhone encased in a wooden drink flask.
Be sure to check out the Mr. Mobile review before spending $450 on this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6pVvfNwzKs&list=PL5Q5Lt6xORaUnn_mqlia3NnM6EOcHa2o4&index=17
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The hifi community is a joke and buys into pseudoscientific nonsense
So I hear.... However I've been nothing but happy with my G3, v20, and now V35. I had a Galaxy S between the G3 and V20 and couldn't stand it.
Whether you like the phones or not though, you can't argue against the quad DAC. It sounds great.
Tried these at Canjam and can confirm they can drive the LCD2C to satisfactory levels. This DAP is the real deal and will likely satisfy all your portable needs unless you REALLY like carrying around portable amplifiers wherever you go
Really need a quality dap on which I can install the Roon remote. Will this allow that?
Do have to say, wish this had dual sd card slots. But if it can be a Roon endpoint, I can overlook that.
Love the power rating. I see so many daps, even some amps, with under 100mw of power. I laugh. Immediately scratch those off the list.
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It depends on the specs of that player, and whether or not the player is bypassing Androids inherent 16bit downsample issue. Our player, UAPP, does this, and outputs the full 24-192, but I can't officially speak for others.
makethemusic
Are you saying the Roon apk can be installed on it (you did say that above), but also will not downsample on playback? (Usually it is only the built-in player that takes advantage of the enhanced hardware.) Thanx
Good, so I'm not the only one who thought it looked like a flask with a screen.
MooTaters
Nope! :)
For those times when you need to smuggle a DAP into a concert or a game. Yup.
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We actually made it in this design specifically for ergonomic purposes :) Fits very well in your hand, and the curved structure limits the bulk of the 4,000mah battery when placing it in your pocket. :)
makethemusic
OK. I understand! Thanks.
Do you know if there are any units to audition in certain stores? I know I usually have to travel a bit, but it would be nice to see and feel, and of course hear.
Brosefstalin42
It depends on where you are located! We have quite a few stores up and down the East Coast, but our west coast presence is rather limited.
It's a music player with a flask like form factor ;)
makethemusic
For the person who thinks of themselves as an audiophile but recognizes how stupid that sounds and would rather be seen as an alcoholic. Nice.
No balanced count me out
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theplaidmoose
You are joking, correct?
Kerry_Maxwell
Why would I be lol? Many other players at this price have balanced.
Any actual audio specs? Play time/charge time?
ScroogeMcDuck
Lots of specs! You can find more info here:
https://echoboxaudio.com/collections/featured-products/products/explorer
If you have any additional questions, just ask!
$450 for a flask that plays music but doesn't come with music or the booze? I'm out of here!
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Ha-you think because I'm a drinking-man you can pull a fast one on me? Drinks first!
RayF
Touché good sir 🤘
Aside from the fact that this is WAAAAY out of my price range for something like this, the first word I see on here is "handcrafted" and I'm immediately turned off.
That word needs to fucking die already...
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curleyfrei
It's weird that you're turned off, seeing as how your nightlife is strictly handcrafted.
Sorry, I don't know you nor your nightlife. JK.
curleyfrei
Not as much as the detestable word “organic” needs to die unless you are talking about a carbon compound.