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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.

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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?
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.
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?
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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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.)
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
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.