FiiO E18 Kunlun Portable DAC/Ampsearch

FiiO E18 Kunlun Portable DAC/Amp

FiiO E18 Kunlun Portable DAC/Amp

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I will receive the HD6XX soon so am confused should i buy the FiiO E18 for i need small dac or portable if possible
Rec'd mine 2 days ago. I'm in Canada. Using it so far I'm super pleased. For me - a metal head among other things - the bass boost is clean and super punchy which is exactly what I was looking for. It works with my X1 with both line out and earphone out (so I can mess with eq) functions and is great paired with the Mac too. I don't have an android phone which was kind of one of the main E18s purposes but I'm sure it's excellent with that too. People who told me amping IEMs with my X1 was unnecessary were way off. That bass switch makes it worth every penny to me.
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Thanks for your feedback! Yes, I already cross-referenced this particular item and prices look a little higher in comparison, even after adding GST and duties. All I have to take into account now is the currency fluctuations by the time this item gets a new drop, if ever again... Cheers!
joanferva
No problem. BTW if you are ever looking at Kanto speakers, I think they are made in Canada. Staples has them, of all places, and they are sometimes on a great deal, better than Massdrop could do. Just saying in case.
Did anybody buy this from the Winter Bazaar and have their amp ship out yet?
lordruthven
It's shipped, but hasn't arrived yet. Estimated delivery of tomorrow for mine.
Note to mod: the internal battery capacity is being listed as 35000 mAh in the opening paragraph.
Missed it. What were they going for?
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Motorrad
For $76, it's a complete bargain. Congratulations to everyone who was lucky enough to have time to quickly see the drop and react upon it. I am very happy with my portable AMP/DAC solution, which is the Oppo HA-3. It's better by all means than this, for the in-ear drivers I use (Shure SE846), but there's something magical to this FiiO brand which creates an already irresistible pricepoint, even more so when dropped. I've heard a lot of praise of FiiO.
Kairoz
I'm not familiar with the HA-3. I have been using a HA-2 for a couple years with a variety of IEMs and cans... I'm less impressed with it since I've started using the LG V20, it's giving the HA-3 a run for the money. I have to stop doing A/B comparisons for a while because I'm making myself crazy. I've not heard FiiO and am tempted at that price.
I think I just joined the drop and sent a payment via PayPal. The drop ended and I didn't see a confirmation email or an update in my transactions.. PayPal showed a transfer out to massdrop though..
Looks like it can be had for about $90 street, so MD is definitely cheaper but not like half price or anything https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1023110-REG/fiio_kunlun_e18_portable_usb.html/?c3nid=98&c3ch=CSE
Good price. MSRP is really $160 or so.
Are you sure the retail is $299.95?
mganapa
Nah. I got it for 160$ two years ago in the U.S. Good portable dac/amp though. Still works fine.
Hi, is the no shipping to Canada current? @ArthurM
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zakalwe
Wow how come mine hasn't
Nathan000
Did you get the receipt or the confirmation or whatever?
It has been a while.... can we have this back?
Damn, when is this drop going to be active again? I need this....WE need this. It's now 307 requests...
Massdrop plz. Its at 193 requests. People want more of it, just contact them already!
Why does this drop show as active when one does an "amp" search and then when you visit the page is totally not active! It's been doing this for a week. I would have thought massdrop would have open it up by now.
Just got a notification that the drop I requested was now available. I go on Massdrop and it says drop inactive... Am I the only one?
JonasakaJonathan
Nope me too.
JonasakaJonathan
Glitch in the matrix
Got the fiio e18 today pretty happy with the design and whatnot. However kinda disappointed since it stated it support nexus 6p (usb type c) i was hoping for a mini-b to usb c connector however nope. Just a heads up to whoever using usb-c you need to buy it yourself
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What is the Voltage output for this DAC/Amp? I want to test it up against my Audeze LCD-4's
Is it compatible with sony nwz zx1?
5 bucks more on amazon with prime shipping as well.
I haven't been able to get my Gnex working with it. My OPO worked fine though.
I am new to dac(s)/amp(s). I want to get a dac/amp that is portable. Based on my research I see most portable dac/amp reference fiio as the brand to look for. I am stuck between this e18 and the e17k. I use a pc, surface pro, nexus 6p, akg k702 and th-x00 (coming soon). Trying to find out if i should look/invest in the e18 or the e17k (or if anyone can suggest another dac/amp based on my setup). I know people say go for the e18 since it has a battery charger for phones which i can live without (i have a external battery charger already) . Any feedback/suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Your description says 35000 mAh battery but your specs section says 3500 mAh battery.
I think it's important to state accurate information in the description. 3500 mAh is the actual battery reserve and that's a massive difference vs what is written in the description.
justex07
Would be nice to also list the vrms rating so we can check against our cans to make sure it will drive the power we think it will. I see some dac/amps that are not very powerful and before someone drops 100-500 on small black box they would sure like to know the proper power output for driving their cans.
TheGeeMan
That sounds like more work haha. There is a really cool site that lets you optimally pair headphones with amps. Give that a Google :-)
Hi my name is Daemon Brosing I received a bad unit and tried to RMA the unit the e18 arrived at the warehouse with no troubles. I then received a notification from massdrop saying that it had arrived. I then gave them the necessary information to send me another unit, again and again I've tried but it hasn't been resolved hopefully putting this here will do something.
I think there's a typo in the top part of the description, it says 35000 mAh instead of the 3500 mAh listed in the specs.
Amazon for $127.59.. through massdrop you only get an "exclusive" $8 discount on this one?
http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E18-KUNLUN-Android-Phone/dp/B00GCDJBMM
Enderr94
More like $3.62, amazon gives you free shipping.
Just got my FIIO E18. Sound is really nice with the AKG K7XX's. But I have to use the Line in from phone jack to get sound. I though this was going to work as a USB DAC with the Samsung S5 (lollipop)? Was I wrong or do I need a upgrade of some sort? When I try the USB the sound is woeful, like its being played underwater. regards Ken
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I use the Tidal HiFi from within the USB Audio Player Pro App for streaming. It is truly marvelous to have access to so much CD-quality music all the time.
It does work out of the box as a DAC/Headphone Amplifier. I think I know about the sound problems you had. It requires a phone (Android device) and E18 re-boot to get them working again. Also connect the devices together before turning the E18 on.
Just to make sure: The analog headphone audio port is the center one on the top next to the volume control. The other port on the top, furthest from the volume control is an analog pre-amp output. The single port on the bottom is a digital pass-through output. The USB 2.0 micro B Android or Windows digital input port on the bottom, between the digital output and the charging port is for your digital input to the device.
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