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SMSL IDOL+ DAC/Amp

SMSL IDOL+ DAC/Amp

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Bulk shipment received! Our warehouse team confirmed that the group's order arrived earlier and now they're working hard to break everything down into the individual packages for shipment to each of you. We will monitor their progress closely and update the group once all packages are sent out.
Expect another update from us on 11/25 or sooner if something comes up.
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Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 11/18 or sooner if something comes up.
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Would an iPod 6th Gen. drive it enough power? Or How much does it need to reach its full potential? I'll be doing: iPod>lightning>MicroUSB>SMSL>3.5mm>Headphones
The thing is kinda underpowered, it works fine on IEMS... but I can make a potato power an IEM (who did the science experiment in school will understand me).
Its exactly like a smartphone in term of power might even be less powerful. I see several scenario for this thing A. Your laptop's DAC died and you don't want to replace the laptop (Or repair) B. To use your IEMS on a desktop PC without on case headphone out C. To get a DAC to your collection of dust collectors
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the SMSL IDOL+ DAC/Amp and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 11/21.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 11/10.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
From what I've been able to determine, it works fine on desktops and laptops, but not on android phones.
I tried using using it on my windows 10 tablet that uses a micro usb connector as well, but that failed.
This leads me to believe that the issue is with the micro usb to micro usb cable.
Can someone test it with a new cable?
Is this thing any good?
FatOldGamerDad
Going from nothing to anything, it's a profound difference. Probably doesn't rate compared to an E10K or the like, but for $30-40, and in this form factor, it's solid.
Only nitpick, doesn't seem to work on most Android phones. Might need to use an OTG cable? Not sure on that yet.
jdgoffinet
Thanks man.
I ordered one from the last time this was available and still haven't gotten a shipping notice. They said to look for an update on 10/24 and I've seen nothing. Is there any update on this from Massdrop?
Mike_NoLastNameLikeMadonna
I got mine from the last drop a couple days ago.
will i be able to use with my phone. I have a OnePlus 3 ?
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shenan24
The emu and philips require a lot of power (emu more than shp9500). The idol+ can drive 32 ohms headphones wich require only little power (the idol+ give 35mw only so if your headphones request more than 35mw, the idol+ cannot handle est headphones.)
shenan24
thanks for the responses guys
Does anyone know why there is no volume coming out from the device when it's plugged to a galaxy s6? I can control the volume of the phone but can't hear any volume
sagivh203
Same problem with our Nexus 6. Looking for a solution
Sounds really TINY. The only difference I can notice when using the smsl idol+ is LESS volume. My phones onboard dac sounds on par and it is louder straight from phone! Wasted money on this drop. =(
Do yourself a favor and don't waste your money. This thing is crap.
It sounds like garbage. Tried it with my M220s, HD280s, Brainwavz S5s, and Thinksound TS02+. I hate it. I'd really like to return it and get my money back.
ill never use this, actually these. Some how I ordered 2. Twice the disappointmet.
Just got mine yesterday, got a chance to test it today. This thing is HORRIBLE. What's Massdrop's return policy, if there is one? I definitely have no use for this thing considering how woefully underpowered it is. All I get is static and noise at low frequencies.
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Subaudible
what did you try it with?
Subaudible
I tried with beyerdynamic dt990 250 ohms and I got juste an horrible noise.
With my grado sr325e, the idol sound realy great (for it's price of course).
I have an SMSL IDOL from a previous drop, and regret the purchase. The quality it horrible. A constant hiss that cannot be prevented, and loud enough to hear over quieter music. Poorly made junk. Your built-in DAC in your smartphone is MUCH better than this piece of trash.
soundscape
I have the idol+ and it sound amazing for it price. Maybe your idol has a problem.
How does this compare to the SMSL-SD793II or the Fiio E10K?
Bulk shipment received! Our warehouse team confirmed that the group's order arrived earlier and now they're working hard to break everything down into the individual packages for shipment to each of you. We will monitor their progress closely and update the group once all packages are sent out.
Expect another update from us on 10/24 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
So it is 10/17. Can we get a new update?
Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
Expect another update from us on 10/17 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 10/10 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the SMSL IDOL+ DAC/Amp and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 10/17.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/3.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Is this compatible with Android?
Charleshhartmann
Says it is but either we got a defective one or it actually isn't
Oh how I wish it was USB Type C
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To answer my own question, no the adapter does not work (with my Nexus 5x).
buddypalfriendo
Just found this out the hard way myself.
Apparently the idol+ will be worst than the idol original (ti pcm5122 vs via vt1620a) can anyone confirm or infirm that ?
Just curious that why the design has been changed in such a short period of time. The original came out around March and design changed in just six month? Also, noticed some of the specs are different as well... Here's the link for original SMSL Idol (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CIMHVZE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Any idea if it supports Windows 10 Mobile? I'm one of those stubborn holdouts still using it (Acer Liquid Jade Primo).
Given the conversation above, can someone confirm if it works with iPhones via a camera connection kit (CCK)?
CKCKCK
I bought this and gave it to my GF. She has the camera connection kit from Apple and it worked.
Does anyone know if this can work on a USB type C connector with the right adapter? HTC 10 to be exact.
glez
Nexus 5X was a bust, wouldn't bother for Android phones.
glez
I don't think a phone can power another device like a USB can from like a computer, am I wrong?