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MP3 Player FiiO E18


The Kunlun E18 Portable USB DAC and Amplifier from Fiio is designed to provide improved digital to analog conversion and amplification for your computer and mobile audio devices. It supports audio resolutions up to 96kHz/24-bit as well as functions as an analog-only amplifier.

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Product Description

The E18 Kunlun is the latest portable amp/DAC for our favoritest budget amp company FiiO. Different from the E17, the new E18 is built for pretty much exclusive for Android devices. Well, it does work as a USB DAC on PC or as a standalone amp, but being an Android DAC is what it really is all about.

Specification :

The E18 I have is an early sample that should perform the same as the retail version. However the official spec has yet to be released, so instead I will add the detail in once they are available.

Weight: 162g
Dimensions: 130×66.2×14.6(mm)
Audio Input: 3.5mm stereo jack
Headphone output: 3.5mm stereo jack
Volume Control: ALPS Potentiometer
Bass Boost: 2 Levels
Recommended Headphone Impedance: 16~150Ω
Charger Requirement: USB 5V/500mA~2A

Charge Time: Up to 4h
Battery Capacity: 3500mAh
Battery Life: >25h(AMP); >12h( DAC +AMP)
Output Power: >[email protected]Ω
Gain: 2 Levels
Output impedance: <0.3Ω
Frequency Response: 20Hz~20KHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: >106dB
USB Sample Rate Support: 32/44.1/48/96KHz @ 16/24Bit
Input Overload: 1.5Vrms
Crosstalk: >[email protected]
THD+N: <0.005%@1KHz/32Ω
Max Gain: >6dB
Dynamic Range: >100dB
Peak Output Voltage: 8 Vp-p

Max output Current: 94mA

Accessories and Build Quality :

The packaging is fairly similar to any other FiiO products in the market now, which is basically a white and red hard paper box. Most of the accessories are pretty standardized as well, including a microUSB charging cable, 3.5mm interconnecting cable, some rubber band to hold the amp to the source, an S/PDIF adapter cable similar to that from X3 (as E18 can output S/PDIF coax), some stick-on rubber feet, a soft pouch, some simple manual, as well as the all importable micro-to-microUSB interconnecting cable. One thing to complain is the microUSB interconnecting cable – while it works fine, it is too short and only designed for smartphone with microUSB port on the top or bottom. For me as a Sony Xperia user, that’s bad news since Sony usually places the microUSB port on the side. It would have been much better if FiiO would include a few more microUSB cable with different angle and length. Right now I have to look for an alternative cable so I can actual stack the two devices together.The remote buttons are not (from left) Previous, Next, Play, but actually Next, Previous, Play.

Build quality is pretty much on par with previous FiiO products. The design is somewhat dull compared to E17, but at least it is still well built. Size wise, it is about the same as the E12 so it is by no mean small. However, it won’t be bigger than most of the top-of-the-line Android phone out there. On one end, there are the volume knob (which double as on/off switch), the 3.5mm headphone-out, the 3.5mm input (which double as line-out with the DAC function) The gain switch, and the bass boost switch. You will also find the three remote control buttons (Play/Pause, Next/Forward and Previous/Backward) on the side. On the other end, there are the S/PDIF out, and two micro USB port – one for charging the E18, the other one for either DAC or power bank function depends on the switch just next to the microUSB port. On top, there is an LED for DAC indication as three LED for battery capacity.One thing to note, E18 can act as a USB DAC or a power bank (to charge you smartphone, etc), but not at the same time. It is important never to connect the port to a PC when it is in power bank mode, as it could lead to damage.Last but not least, the three remote control buttons works quite well in the both PC and Android. The ability to skip / pause music without turning the smartphone’s screen on is quite useful, same goes for PC remote control. However, the marking is a bit confusing.  Instead of ‘back / forward / play’, it is actually ‘forward / back / play’. No biggie but it does seem odd at first.


Additional Information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 30 x 30 x 10 cm


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