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post #1741 of 5363
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

I just checked out that listing, and I don't see anything saying it's an OTG cable, so I'm not sure that will work for an external DAC. Naturally, I'm open to being corrected on this, but even in looking at the picture, it looks like the micro-USB plug has all the pins present, and I think the OTG cable is missing one of the plugs. 

But hey, if it ends up working, who cares what I think? tongue.gif

The supplier of this cable said they have no idea what OTG cable is, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
post #1742 of 5363

I bought the droid dna but I dislike its audio quality. I had an s3 with wolfson dac and I loved the sq it brought to the table. I was wondering what dac I could connect to my dna to make it sound better than the s3. My price limit is $150. The headphones I am using are the ue 6000's. 

post #1743 of 5363
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Originally Posted by raytraceme View Post

I bought the droid dna but I dislike its audio quality. I had an s3 with wolfson dac and I loved the sq it brought to the table. I was wondering what dac I could connect to my dna to make it sound better than the s3. My price limit is $150. The headphones I am using are the ue 6000's. 

The Stoner Acoustics UD100 is only $49, which you could pair with a Fiio E11 about $70.

post #1744 of 5363

anything that I don't have to mod? I just want something that works straight out of the box.

post #1745 of 5363
I found an app "USB OTG Helper", could work also. will be trying out.
post #1746 of 5363

I discovered this over the weekend:

 

http://www.android.com/about/jelly-bean/

 

It discusses the upgrades from 4.1 to 4.2.  I'm curious as to if this line could be a big one for us:

 

"Support for USB audio docks."

 

I also found this on another site:

 

"Android 4.2 improves support for low-latency audio playback, starting from the improvements made in Android 4.1 release for audio output latency using OpenSL ES, Soundpool and tone generator APIs. These improvements depend on hardware support — devices that offer these low-latency audio features can advertise their support to apps through a hardware feature constant. New AudioManager APIs are provided to query the native audio sample rate and buffer size, for use on devices which claim this feature."

 

Your thoughts?


Edited by PNWwildcat - 2/19/13 at 9:33am
post #1747 of 5363
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Originally Posted by PNWwildcat View Post

I discovered this over the weekend:

 

http://www.android.com/about/jelly-bean/

 

It discusses the upgrades from 4.1 to 4.2.  I'm curious as to if this line could be a big one for us:

 

"Support for USB audio docks."

 

I also found this on another site:

 

"Android 4.2 improves support for low-latency audio playback, starting from the improvements made in Android 4.1 release for audio output latency using OpenSL ES, Soundpool and tone generator APIs. These improvements depend on hardware support — devices that offer these low-latency audio features can advertise their support to apps through a hardware feature constant. New AudioManager APIs are provided to query the native audio sample rate and buffer size, for use on devices which claim this feature."

 

Your thoughts?

Interesting finding indeed, but what does it means in real life?

post #1748 of 5363

I think it is rather for musicians and audio professionals looking to use Android to create and edit sound.

http://music.columbia.edu/pipermail/andraudio/2013-January/date.html#start

http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=3434&sort=-stars&colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20Stars


Edited by DanBa - 2/19/13 at 12:38pm
post #1749 of 5363
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Originally Posted by raytraceme View Post

anything that I don't have to mod? I just want something that works straight out of the box.

anyone?

post #1750 of 5363

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1710#post_9161612

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1425#post_9082851

post #1751 of 5363

Not a phone, but I am working with a dev for my Toshiba Thrive Tablet getting USB audio to work. We (meaning him biggrin.gif) got it to work....somewhat. My crappy USB soundcard that I use to use for gaming (as it has a mic input as well) works perfect. My Dragonfly lights up different colors but doesn't play anything but static. As it has a full USB port it can supply enough power to power any USB 2.0 compliant device so the only obstacle is software support which makes it a better candidate than many other Android devices.

 

Sadly even when it does work, the only app that will play so far is USB Audio Recorder PRO and it a.) it costs money and b.) is not really designed to be a music player. If you do have a Thrive lying around somewhere and would like it to be a hi-fi device it would really help if you flashed this and reported your findings in the thread. He needs more people giving him feedback before he can really do anything especially as he doesn't have anything to test with himself.


Edited by gidgiddonihah - 2/19/13 at 5:07pm
post #1752 of 5363
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Originally Posted by raytraceme View Post

anything that I don't have to mod? I just want something that works straight out of the box.

Try the HRT Headstreamer.  It's astoundingly good for $130.

post #1753 of 5363
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Originally Posted by nnotis View Post

Try the HRT Headstreamer.  It's astoundingly good for $130.

Or a microStreamer, plug and play.
post #1754 of 5363
AT&T Galaxy S3 AOSP ROM's tried.  All latest releases as of 2/21/13.
 
4.2.2 TASK AOKP
4.2.2 LiquidSmooth
4.2.2 ParanoidKANGdroid - could not get ADB access?!
4.2.2 Vanilla RootBox
 
The JackNorris patch didn't work in any of them.
 
If anyone has the LiquidSmooth 4.2.1 v3.2 ROM zip, could you let me know so I can have you upload it to my box.com account?  I lost it and it's the only good AOSP ROM that USB-DAC works in for d2att right now.  And it's not on the Internet to download anymore.  :(
post #1755 of 5363

Anyone try connecting a HiFimeDIY Sabre Usb Dac with any android phone yet?

 

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