FiiO - L19 Lightning to USB Cable
Got the FIIO L19 cable to get the lightning to micro USB audio out interface between the iPhone 7 and Fiio DAC/AMP. Reliable connection and flexible cable which allows to stack these devices in preferred orientation. Recommended if looking for a similar device combination.
After reading mixed reviews about intermittent connection connection issues, I awaited my order with fingers crossed. Thankfully I haven't faced any connection issues and the cable is doing its job quite nicely. I would have preferred a bit more flexibility to the main cable, which would make it easier to stack, it's rigidity makes me worry that it will crack over a period of time. The fit is good for the iPhone, iPad users however may have to juggle around a bit to find a comfortable position as yet again the rigidity of the cable comes in to play.
The sound quality is good with out any noise or static. Overall I am satisfied as it serves the primary purpose of avoiding multiple wires. Now I am waiting for my Chord cable pack to arrive for a comparison.
Works flawlessly to extract digital audio signal from ipod/iphone. The camera kit alone might cost this price, plus the inconvenience of attaching two cables together. Nice one from Fiio, thanks to Headphone zone to offer such convenient cables at affordable prices.
Purchases it for my 6s because I didn't want to buy the Apple Camera Kit. It works like charm. Used it with both E18 as well as E17K.
There are couple of minor issues though. If you connect DAC and Phone before switching on the FIIO devices, It is not detected. You need to restart the phone to get it recognised. Also in case you get the call while connected to DAC through this cable, you won't be able to hear anything. You need to connect your headphone to phone directly to hear the call. Other than these two things the product is excellent.
While most DAC's works well with the Camera Connection Kit and an additional cable, ALO Audio Continental Dual Mono required an additional USB Hub for my iPad mini. I was tempted to buy the new Apple USB 3.0 Connection cable but it was not available in India. So I decided to take a chance with the Fiio cable and I am glad I did. This works perfectly, it even allows up-sampling through the HF Player without any issue. Just wish the cable was a bit more longer.