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Originally Posted by tninety View Post

I'm using jacknorris' USB hotplug patch on top of a stock 4.2.1 ROM, and the 4.2.1 kernel in his thread. 

BTW - what color does your DragonFly light up when plugged in? Mine is always pink unless USB Audio Recorder PRO overrides it. 

I did see an ALSA error message in the kernel log. The kernel is definitely detecting the DragonFly but still no sound comes out. I'm no stranger to the Android framework and kernel so if it's an easy fix I might look into it myself.

When I was testing the DragonFly, it was lighting up pink as well. It would be great if you could hack a fix for the DragonFly. The Nexus 7 and DragonFly would make a great combo.

I think there is a bug in the hot plug implementation. I can reliably crash the setup. Luckily, jacknorris knows about it.
post #1547 of 5748

thought that it was worth mentioning that the MySt PortaDAC has been confirmed to work with USB OTG on a few devices like S3 and will work with any android device with simple bluetooth!

 

 

AppleMark

My Nexus 7, Cosmic MA2 and 1866!

post #1548 of 5748

so how do you get the hotplugging working on the Nexus 7 guys?  I'm fishing between this and XDA.

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I am having a break on getting my N7 to work with OTG. Got to frustrated and will start again this weekend! Until then i am using the N7 with BT to the DAC of my 1866! Works a dream!

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Would you get better quality sound using a good compatible amp through usb audio out with the s3 or buying a dap of the equivalent price of the amp?
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When pairing amp and headphones, synergy is the key.

This is why the iBasso DX100, one of the best DAP, has a line out.

 

 

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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

When pairing amp and headphones, synergy is the key.
This is why the iBasso DX100, one of the best DAP, has a line out.




But if i buy say an iqube for my s3 and use the usb audio out would that produce better sound quality than say a standalone hifiman 602 or studio v?

I like the ibasso dx100 but its a bit too expensive for me.
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would a ibasso d4 work with a galaxy s3 intl. with 4.1.2?

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"Justin Rogers (@kejar31) tweeted at 6:22 PM on Tue, Jan 29, 2013:

voodoo sound commit for i9300, n7100, n8000, m8013, t0lte and t0ltecdm :) https://t.co/Sa1c7HBG
(https://twitter.com/kejar31/status/296413032656015360)"

 

Looking into this now... Does this mean what I think it does??

 

EDIT: Okay, so I have absolutely no idea what the $%^& I'm looking at here. I want to say that it looks like they've got Voodoo Sound up and running for CM 10.1, but it's just as likely these are operating instructions for a Chinese toaster. Anybody know if this helps us at all??

 

EDIT EDIT: I'm looking on XDA, and I'm seeing precisely dick in terms of chatter about Voodoo Sound for the Verizon S3... Not boding well here. 


Edited by Theogenes - 1/29/13 at 6:34pm
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Can anyone recommend a good warm, smooth, rich, detailed sounding compatible amp/dac to use with my Samsung S3? I'll be using Denon D5000 headphones. I don't mind spending up to $500. 

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

"Justin Rogers (@kejar31) tweeted at 6:22 PM on Tue, Jan 29, 2013:

voodoo sound commit for i9300, n7100, n8000, m8013, t0lte and t0ltecdm :) https://t.co/Sa1c7HBG
(https://twitter.com/kejar31/status/296413032656015360)"

 

Looking into this now... Does this mean what I think it does??

 

EDIT: Okay, so I have absolutely no idea what the $%^& I'm looking at here. I want to say that it looks like they've got Voodoo Sound up and running for CM 10.1, but it's just as likely these are operating instructions for a Chinese toaster. Anybody know if this helps us at all??

 

EDIT EDIT: I'm looking on XDA, and I'm seeing precisely dick in terms of chatter about Voodoo Sound for the Verizon S3... Not boding well here. 

 

Colour me sceptical - Supercurio hasn't released Voodoo Sound for the Note 2, so at best this is a kanged adaptation of the original Voodoo Sound and shouldn't by rights be called Voodoo Sound.

 

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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Can anyone recommend a good warm, smooth, rich, detailed sounding compatible amp/dac to use with my Samsung S3? I'll be using Denon D5000 headphones. I don't mind spending up to $500. 

 

If your budget is up to $500 I would recommend the HeadAmp Pico. I would just wait until I get mine back from Justin though to confirm his new fix for compatibility with the International S3 is working...


Edited by NZtechfreak - 1/29/13 at 9:23pm
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

Colour me sceptical - Supercurio hasn't released Voodoo Sound for the Note 2, so at best this is a kanged adaptation of the original Voodoo Sound and shouldn't by rights be called Voodoo Sound.

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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Can anyone recommend a good warm, smooth, rich, detailed sounding compatible amp/dac to use with my Samsung S3? I'll be using Denon D5000 headphones. I don't mind spending up to $500. 

If your budget is up to $500 I would recommend the HeadAmp Pico. I would just wait until I get mine back from Justin though to confirm his new fix for compatibility with the International S3 is working...

Thanks for your reply. When are you expecting to get yours back? I thought the pico was compatible?

Would the s3 and pico combo hsve better quality sound than a hifiman 602 or studio v dap?
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post


Thanks for your reply. When are you expecting to get yours back? I thought the pico was compatible?

Would the s3 and pico combo hsve better quality sound than a hifiman 602 or studio v dap?

 

Should get it back any day now.

 

The Pico has always been compatible with the US S3, but not the International S3 or the Note 2. Justin has recently worked on the compatibility issue and believes he has cracked it, so that is why it is listed as compatible in DanBa's list. He has done the fix on mine, and they are presently shipping to me, which is why I suggested holding out a little while until there is more confirmation. He is awaiting some more feedback before applying the fix to more Picos, but all newly purchased Picos should come with it by default.

 

In relation to comparison with the other devices you mentioned, no idea I'm sorry, not heard any of them.


Edited by NZtechfreak - 1/29/13 at 10:43pm
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

Apparently, the new HRT microStreamer USB DAC/amp can interwork with Android devices:
"A microStreamer can be used with an applicable Android platform if used with an OTG host mode cable."
[Kevin Halverson, HRT CTO]
"I need to say this: driving my Audeze LCD3's with the microStreamer (not the easiest headphones to drive well enough to truly show their magic) had me talking to myself when I first heard the magnificent combination! My wifey would hear me saying things like, "this can't be ******* happening," and "this is unreal"...

The HRT microStreamer has raised the bar so high in its category I hope it gets all the accolades it deserves. In uber-portable headphone amp/DAC combo solutions for the computer I can't think of another component outside the Audioquest Dragonfly, which to my ears doesn't have quite the dynamic punch of the microStreamer that even approaches the sonic performance of this miraculous little aluminum brick. It's like an audiophile’s reference-system-in-a-box. You have to hear it to believe it."
http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue65/microstreamer.htm

What also interests me is whether a smartphone could provide enough power to run the mobileStreamer which is really interesting in terms of its diminutive size, Kevin replied me and mentioned " ...it does have a higher power consumption and would not be an appropriate choice for some installations."

I wonder if anyone could shed some light on this issue.
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Thanks for your reply. Based on what you said maybe the Go DAP X would be better as it's officially compatible with the S3. Not sure how the sound quality would be on the Go DAP X though. Does the Pico draw power from the S3 when plugged in?

 

I read somewhere that android phones can only output 16 bit 44khz audio - can anyone confirm this as true? If that's the case I guess a DAP would provide overall better sound quality with higher resolution files.

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