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SMSL Ivy Micro-USB DAC/Amp for Android

SMSL Ivy Micro-USB DAC/Amp for Android

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Hey, Massdrop! How about asking SMSL to refund our money on these? Mine fell to pieces immediately and stopped working minutes later. You know it's garbage. THEY know it's garbage. Give me my money back!
Device does not make solid connection. Has major electrical noise issues that make it sound like a dial-up connection. It is noisy when nothing is playing, because the noise floor on the amp is very high. The device seems likely to break during normal use, because the plugins are not lined up, so plugging in headphones puts stress on the USB connector, and USB connectors are well known to wear out quickly.
I wish to return this device and have my money back. This product was very underwhelming and does not meet even the basic criteria for a product of its type.
Item turned up in parts tried putting together didn't work in three phones Now what
It lasted a grand total of two uses and the usb jack is loose and no longer makes a connection. I never took it out of the case it came in apart from those two uses. Can't say I'm a fan.
Received, got excited, tested, MicroUSB connection became finicky after two plugin and unplug cycles. After 3, it barely made connection, and needed constant slight pressure to maintain connection with the phone. Another cycle and it was bricked. This design just doesn't work. Any device that sticks out from a mobile phone needs either a much better connector (and additional bracing/support) or to be attached with a flexible cable. The Ivy sounded amazing for the size and price while it lasted, so I've got nothing against SMSL's tech... But the ivy's design just sucks. Strongly considering the SMSL Idol, since it connects via a flexible cable, which I think/hope will prevent some of the fragility.
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Very disappointed with this. At first, it worked OK, but no discernible difference from the straight headphone out on my LG G4 phone. After only a couple of days it no longer worked at all. So while cheap, this is simply a piece of junk. Avoid. I hope I can return and get my money back, as it doesn't work at all as advertised. Very disappointed.
Bradical
Same phone, similar experience. Sounded better than the internal G4 hardware to my (admittedly untrained) ear, but didn't last a day.
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I got mine today. No box or instructions. I plugged it into my note 5 and nothing happens. No lights. I tried my galaxy tab s2 and nothing happens. What now? Also, the usb jack is hard to remove after insertion.
So far I am disappointed in this drop. The DAC/Amp fell apart the first time I had to remove it from my Note 5; I removed it because the sound quality was subpar compared to the phone itself. Not a quality item like I would expect from Massdrop. Day 2: totally fell apart. Requested a refund from customer service.
Odd, a lot of people have said that the DAC/Amp had issues with sound and with built quality. I have a Moto X Pure and am using Sennheiser HD598s with them. So far, the DAC/Amp is really small so I've been handling it slowly and carefully, I think a reason why it breaks on people is because the micro-USB and the headphone jack are on opposite corners so pulling out the headphone quickly could deteriorate the product...which is actually bad on SMSL's part but mine is doing fine. As far as audio, I wasn't expecting a huge jump in quality but the little thing does well. Compared to the Moto's normal output, the DAC/Amp is considerably louder, where 70% volume would equal 50% volume on the DAC/Amp. I do feel that the audio itself is sharper since I listen to electro music and the notes seem to end much sharper than before (I tested it on songs I know by heart: Tiny Cities - Flume & Say My Name - ODEZSA). It's fine for what I paid. Posting this to show not everyone had a bad time with the SMSL Ivy.
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 10/4 or sooner if something comes up.
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The first time I tried to plug it in the front plate came off. Yesterday it died so my conclusion is its a hot piece of garbage.
Mundi
Same here.
Mundi
Mine fell apart as well. Any update on this?
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the SMSL Ivy Micro-USB DAC/Amp for Android 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 10/10.
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 9/27.
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It was a very minor improvement over the normal output on my phone(One Plus 1) which was expected and sufficient. The only problem it is that it wasn't very durable and the usb connect broke off suddenly. I wasn't even rough with it, didn't put any sort of excess force on it or anything, just after 4 or 5 cycles of plugging and unplugging it the connector broke off. I don't know if I got a damaged one or if this is how they are, but I wouldn't recommend it.
I sure as hell hope I know what i bought. is it something i can plug into my galaxy J3 and get louder sound? I am senior citizen and not so sure of electronics
does this work for streaming services like spotify or deezer or this only works for native android music player?
quantumToa
Works with all audio from your phone. But dont buy it, its pure garbage and not worth it at all, youre better off with the Centrance or something like Oppo HA-2 if you can afford it
It's only does Mono audio, which makes it sort of useless
This device only works half the time. My phone locks up periodically after usage. I've a Motorola Droid 2 Turbo.
So is this any good? I want to get it for the moto x pure. By the way, that's the return policy?
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Haha ok I probably won't. Seems too good to be true. Do you want to explain why I shouldn't?
snowpeck
It literally fell apart after a day of use and the sound is not that better than most phones, atleast not my s7 edge
Falls out of the socket on my Galaxy 5 pretty easily. Doesn't seem to offer any sound benefit either.
Was cheap but.
Not compatible with Huawei smart phones apparently...
Update since I got this a few days ago, it works great. So far the sound is much improved over my built-in Galaxy 6 DAC. I am listening to some very nice IEM's (RHA T20i's). The sound quality is better owing primarily to the increased power output. the RHA's are not super high impedance but they sound much better with a little more juice driving them. This DAC is a performance upgrade for any Galaxy S6. And it is super cheap at $20! I am getting a second one because my wife is going to use the one I just got for her Subaru.
Got mine today. Had to remove the case from my S6. I got this because the S6 has horrible output for listening to my podcasts in my car, I have to turn my car stereo up almost 100% to get a decent output. So far this seems good for that, but I haven't tested it thoroughly. I have lots of experience with headphones, IEM's and listen to FLAC's streaming from my network drive to either Aune T1, or Optical out to my A/V receiver. I don't expect much from this, but I felt it was worth the small investment, if I can save myself from blasting my ears out when I forget to turn my car stereo down after getting back in and starting it up in the morning.
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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 9/2 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 8/26 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 Ivy Micro-USB DAC/Amp for Android 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 9/1.
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 8/19.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Need something like this with USB-C for my Nexus6P :/
usb-c would be great :D
Got mine recently and can't say I'm blown away, though considering the price I wasn't really excepting to be. With my Z3 Compact the difference is honestly so negligible that it IMO isn't worth the trouble to use most of the time. Part of the reason I got this was for my windows tablet though, which has really bad built-in audio, and with that I can definitely hear an improvement. This thing works with Windows 10, but beware that about 15% volume seems to be the same as 100%, so set it really low the first time you try it. Bottom line is that you get what you pay for and I would probably recommend other people to go for something slightly more expensive (and better).