If Samsung supports digital out, either coexial or toslink.
Edit: I just did some internet searching and no Samsung Galaxy S II doesnt seem to support digital out - so your phone will not support whatever DAC you purchase. So the DAC will only supported on your PC. From that perspective, then make sure your the following
- You can go for a sound card, internal or external. USB connection would be preferred for if you are going for external.
- Make sure the sound card comes with RCA out. This is for connection to Schiit Asgard.
You may connect the Samsung Galaxy S II as line out to Schiit Asgard though, which may result in double amplification
I know this is a "headphone" guidance thread but just going off of the fact that someone giving advice off of headphones themselves probably has the answer to my question I'll just ask it here.
I have a couple of cheap headphones (MS1, HD555, planning on getting LCD-2s and IEMs are shipping) amped with a Schiit Asgard. I have 2 sources with 1 being my computer (Foobar2k) and my phone (Samsung Galaxy S2). The sound sounds a lot better coming from my phone in to the amp compared to coming from my computer. I'm using the same music files (.flac) on my phone and on my computer.
The big difference seems to be the bass. The highs and mids are improved as well but not as much. Not only the quality seems better but the equalization seems to actually do more in terms of changing the sound. With this being said, if I were looking for a device to help out would that be a DAC? I think just by trying these 2 sources it's really shown to me that the source does matter. I'm assuming if I get a DAC it would help not just the sound with my computer being a source but also improve on using my phone as a source.
If a DAC is what I'm looking for, could anyone recommend one? DACs seem to be either really cheap ($30 DIY kits) or really expensive. Price wise the HRT Music Streamer II seems to be a good price range for me, but does a DAC at this level do anything noticeably different?
On general lean base phone gives better PC experience (you may refer to the link in the first post of this thread). Actually AD700 from Japan is an good option. But its open. But I would doubt you put the volume so high you get to disturb your neighbours - You most likely go deaf first :P
Yeah, when I have been in stores on previous visits they have them hooked up to hear music from them. They unfortunately do not have them hooked up to gaming PC's running various games to test out how they handle gaming sounds/effects. I was hoping to have at least a few options to hunt specifically for when I arrived there instead of going and hearing them all with only music options.
Thanks though for the suggestion.
Edited by OneSec - 11/8/11 at 5:56am