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post #91 of 249

So which way should I go then? 

 

I'm well overdue a phone upgrade, the cost for the upgrade on my current plan is roughly the same as a lightly used Galaxy S would cost.  I've an E17 on order which I will pair with my IHP140 for home use, being able to run the Nexus through the E17 in line-out mode would make a nice travelling set up.  Will it happen, should I take the risk or go Galaxy S?

post #92 of 249
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

 

If it is possible, your Galaxy Nexus will lose battery quickly.
 
It seems better to use an external battery.
 
 
"On a technical note, I’ve purchased this power adapter from Eneloop, which is a Sanyo company. This little white box is basically a Li-ion battery with a USB output. It’s a great complement to our DACport, and allows to play music from iPad through DACport on the go, powering both in the process. What a great idea for only $50."


That's a pretty neat device, but so much for choosing a Headstage Arrow instead of an E17 to keep things slim.  Get a 9.5mm thick phone, then slap on 2 inches of amp, dac, and battery. blink.gif

The DACport would probably use a lot of power, but I wonder how much power the LX (without an amp) would use.  I wouldn't mind the extra battery drain if the phone can actually drive it.

post #93 of 249
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Originally Posted by DrTone View Post

 

Run poweramp it sounds better and has cross feed.
 

 



You mean crossfade (decrease and increase in volume when switching tracks). Poweramp doesn't have crossfeed.

post #94 of 249
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Originally Posted by skamp View Post

Quote: Originally Posted by DrTone    Run poweramp it sounds better and has cross feed.     You mean crossfade (decrease and increase in volume when switching tracks). Poweramp doesn't have crossfeed.

Apologies, tap-a-talk messed up the quoting, and I misread. Yes that is true. Crossfeed is a audio mixing term, not a playing term.
Edited by kyuuketsuki - 2/20/12 at 9:36am
post #95 of 249

Any news on whether the e17 or any dac/amp pairing will be possible with the gnex?

post #96 of 249

 

“@Franco [a Galaxy Nexus kernel modder]

Thoughts on adding USB audio support for use with a DAC? There are MANY people who would be eternally grateful.“

 

"Yes I’m waiting for a DAC and a headphone that FiiO is kindly sending me to try that."

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=22954310&postcount=7399

 

 

 

USB DAC should be considered as standard USB device able to connect to an Android smartphone/tablet like a USB mass storage device, a USB keyboard or a USB mouse.

The capability is there (i.e. Android kernel = Linux kernel, and Linux can interface to these USB peripherals).

 

The official USB audio request is currently ranked 24 of 18011.

http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=24614&sort=-stars&colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20Stars

 

In fact, it is ranked in top 3 of less than one-year-old requests.

 

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Thank you for your votes!

 

post #97 of 249
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You mean crossfade (decrease and increase in volume when switching tracks). Poweramp doesn't have crossfeed.



I meant what I said.  Cross feed, and yes poweramp has it.  It's called "Stereo X" in poweramp.  It's in the Volume/Tone section.


Edited by DrTone - 2/27/12 at 6:25am
post #98 of 249

 

Francisco Franco, a famous Android modder, is working on USB audio:
 
"Today I'm here to thank FiiO that kindly sent me an USB DAC to give me the opportunity to try and get it to work with the Galaxy Nexus."
 
Galaxy Nexus Android Development - Franco.Kernel:
 
 
Android kernel modders have already enabled the USB audio feature at least on 
. Google Nexus One smartphone
. HTC Desire smartphone
. Nook Color tablet
. Archos G9 tablet
. Ainol Novo 7 tablet
 
 
The official Android with USB audio enabled should be used by most people, who don't want to mod their device.
 
The Google issue "Enable USB audio", requesting Google to activate the feature "USB audio out towards a common USB DAC" on Android smartphones/tablets, is currently ranked 23 of 18,440.
 
In fact, it is ranked in top 3 of less than one-year-old requests.
 
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post #99 of 249

Hi everyone,

 

I was thinking of making a new topic to get some more replies, but hopefully i get some replies here first.

 

First of all, I love the Galaxy Nexus, but I am slightly disappointed with the SQ. On my iPhone 3g, i had a pitch black background. The first thing i noticed with the Galaxy Nexus is that when performing certain actions, u can hear some white noise, then it stops 1-2 seconds later. This is apparently the DAC disengaging. Also, there is a bit of noise as tracks start and stop, but it quickly becomes overwhelmed by the music. However, when listening to some ballads, the noise is quite prevalent.

 

My earphones are Ortofon E-Q5's. The noise is quite obvious with these earphones, but when i plug in my AD700's or my K702's I can't hear the noise. But I would never use them on public transport.

 

So what should I do? Do you guys anticipate this can be fixed via software? I'm really hoping a dev finds a way to increase the quality from the Gnex soon, as I am a very analytical listener and as soon as I hear the noise at the start of the track my brain automatically searches for the noise throughout the track lol

 

cheers.

post #100 of 249
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Originally Posted by punish View Post

Hi everyone,

 

I was thinking of making a new topic to get some more replies, but hopefully i get some replies here first.

 

First of all, I love the Galaxy Nexus, but I am slightly disappointed with the SQ. On my iPhone 3g, i had a pitch black background. The first thing i noticed with the Galaxy Nexus is that when performing certain actions, u can hear some white noise, then it stops 1-2 seconds later. This is apparently the DAC disengaging. Also, there is a bit of noise as tracks start and stop, but it quickly becomes overwhelmed by the music. However, when listening to some ballads, the noise is quite prevalent.

 

My earphones are Ortofon E-Q5's. The noise is quite obvious with these earphones, but when i plug in my AD700's or my K702's I can't hear the noise. But I would never use them on public transport.

 

So what should I do? Do you guys anticipate this can be fixed via software? I'm really hoping a dev finds a way to increase the quality from the Gnex soon, as I am a very analytical listener and as soon as I hear the noise at the start of the track my brain automatically searches for the noise throughout the track lol

 

cheers.



I'm afraid that aside from iPhones almost every other smartphone exhibits the same behaviour you are describing (Noise when the amp section engage/shut down and some background noise). It's only audible if you use very sensitive iems.

 

I have tried with my Westone UM3x an HTC HD7, HTC Desire HD, Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy Note and all of them feature that nasty bursts of static whenever you fire up a song to play and when it ends as the amp section shuts down. And some noise is audible on soft passages as well.

 

Anyway that's one of the biggest reasons for me to stick to my iPhone in the hope that same day other manufacturers will figure out how to shield the amp section with the success showed by Apple designs.

post #101 of 249

I don't think that android phone manufacturers need to figure out anything - I think they just don't care much. The only phone they got it right with was the Galaxy S and that's why I still use it and haven't upgraded to something newer. On the other hand, they got it right only in the DAC department - voodoo sound had to take care of the software part. After it Samsung just went downhill with the Galaxy S2 which was just downright bad with all that backgound noise and the notorious output impedance of close to 50ohms. I guess Samsung made a pretty sweet deal with Yamaha to start using their DACs instead of Wolfson. I just hope android manufacturiers get their act together and either strat using better DACs or enable the option for USB DACs.

post #102 of 249
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Samsung just went downhill with the Galaxy S2 which was just downright bad with all that backgound noise and the notorious output impedance of close to 50ohms.

Out of curiosity, where did you find that information?
post #103 of 249
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Out of curiosity, where did you find that information?


http://www.anandtech.com/show/4686/samsung-galaxy-s-2-international-review-the-best-redefined/13  Supercurio the dev of voodoo sound measured it at 49 ohms.

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^ Thanks! It's a shame they didn't measure the Galaxy Nexus…
post #105 of 249
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^ Thanks! It's a shame they didn't measure the Galaxy Nexus…
Or Note.
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