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post #211 of 220

Would be a night and day difference in terms of dynamics, control of bass extensions and volume. While my Samsung Note can push much higher volume than my Ipod classic. the sound quality is not very good to begin with and gets much worse as you try to push the volume. I have the M50's bigger brother 700MkII and driving that from the Samsung is a waste of time for me anyway. Going back and forth from my desktop headphone amp to the Samsung is unbearable.

post #212 of 220

Yes but you have to enable USB data storage from the settings menu.

post #213 of 220

I am using SlimBean 4.2.2 build 6 ROM. It has a DSP Manager that has an Stereo Expansion box inside WM8994 tab. What does Stereo Expansion do?

post #214 of 220

You wanted to say that I bought a used Galaxy S for 85 dollars last week just to use as a DAP. I've owned a Nexus S previously and sold it to buy a Galaxy S2. Since then I've been missing the sound quality that came out of the wolfson chip. I installed CyanAOSP on the device which is a very clean and basic android 4.3 rom and I'm using the Semaphore kernel which has voodoo sound in it. Disabled all of the communications, disabled most apps, installed GoneMAD music player/voodoo sound/viper4android and that's it. I get about a month of standby time and more than a day of music listening, awesome.

 

I'm using it with a 64GB Samsung micro-sd card and my beloved HIFIMAN RE-262 IEM's with custom tips. The Galaxy S doesn't seem to have a lot of difficulty driving the 150Ohm 262's so that's dandy. I use voodoo sound's hardware bass EQ to add some base to the 262's and viper4android for the clarity function it has to boost the highs a bit.

 

Just wanted to share this, my first post here!

post #215 of 220
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Originally Posted by pauldgroot View Post
 

You wanted to say that I bought a used Galaxy S for 85 dollars last week just to use as a DAP. I've owned a Nexus S previously and sold it to buy a Galaxy S2. Since then I've been missing the sound quality that came out of the wolfson chip. I installed CyanAOSP on the device which is a very clean and basic android 4.3 rom and I'm using the Semaphore kernel which has voodoo sound in it. Disabled all of the communications, disabled most apps, installed GoneMAD music player/voodoo sound/viper4android and that's it. I get about a month of standby time and more than a day of music listening, awesome.

 

I'm using it with a 64GB Samsung micro-sd card and my beloved HIFIMAN RE-262 IEM's with custom tips. The Galaxy S doesn't seem to have a lot of difficulty driving the 150Ohm 262's so that's dandy. I use voodoo sound's hardware bass EQ to add some base to the 262's and viper4android for the clarity function it has to boost the highs a bit.

 

Just wanted to share this, my first post here!

Same here.

 

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate.  Had it for about 3 years. I turned it into an audio device.  Disabled/uninstalled everything.  Only things installed are Spotify, I Heart Radio, Pandora, Poweramp,  Runing CM 10.2 nightlies.  Android 4.3.1  Definately a good audio player.  My main drain is WiFi.  I tend to stream a lot of music.  I'm also runing a 64GB SD card in the phone. :p

post #216 of 220

I was compelled to buy a T-Mobile Galaxy S4 in late July when my Epic 4G (Sprint Galaxy S) topped itself and would not be resurrected. Sprint deigned not to repair or replace it.  Suffice to grumble they're on my list and will soon feel the effects of my menacing waddle.

 

The S4 is utterly boss and keen on in terms of its screen and USB audio, but as a standalone music player, it's pants compared to the original GS.  I have to use a HiFiMeDIY Tiny DAC at work because the S4's kazoo-like amp distorts even at relatively low volumes. Listening to it is like hearing someone hum while wearing a wax paper mask.

 

I'm very happy about the digital audio option, but I do wish my original Galaxy S still functioned.  I miss the sound of Neutron through Voodoo through the Wolf's son.

 

And speaking of odd spellings of familiar terms:

Derbies off to the gentleman who spoke of Neutron's UI as being "anoying" -- a deft combination of annoying and anal, which perfectly describes the least attractive aspects of Neutron's UI (though I'd add brilliantly versatile to its mix (as it were)).

 

I'm still trying to decide whether Neutron's UI annoys my anal side or is itself annoying in an anal way. 


Edited by scrypt - 10/16/13 at 9:27am
post #217 of 220

Too bad the S4 doesn't sound all that great though I'd wish my Galaxy S or my daily phone had a functioning USB DAC option just to be able to try some different dac's and amps.

 

I tried using Neutron for a while but I couldn't get used to the interface and I didn't hear any difference in SQ on my HiFiMan RE-262's so I just stuck with Gone Mad Player. Does anybody know what the output impedance of the Galaxy S is, I can't find it anywhere.

post #218 of 220

I've been playing music on my s4 (i9505), was wondering if anyone knows what the output in terms of power is? I'm trying to figure what loudness setting is good for 'safe' hearing, since max is clearly way too loud.

post #219 of 220
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Originally Posted by nwsk View Post
 

I've been playing music on my s4 (i9505), was wondering if anyone knows what the output in terms of power is? I'm trying to figure what loudness setting is good for 'safe' hearing, since max is clearly way too loud.

 

Besides device power output, your earphones output in Db is also partly dependant on its sensitivity and impedance. Safe listening levels are measured in Db by an SPL meter and are each determined by the length of exposure time by OSHA. 

 

Really good article on the subject here- http://headwize.com/?page_id=266

post #220 of 220
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Originally Posted by Ari33 View Post
 

 

Besides device power output, your earphones output in Db is also partly dependant on its sensitivity and impedance. Safe listening levels are measured in Db by an SPL meter and are each determined by the length of exposure time by OSHA. 

 

Really good article on the subject here- http://headwize.com/?page_id=266

I know my earphones have a sensitivity of 119dB/mW, and 36 ohm impedance. I figured I should be able to calculate what the dB is assuming max volume is the maximum output of the phone

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