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Originally Posted by Formula350 View Post

Signed Starred.

Also thanks to DanBa for that list!! I have a U3 and had once tried it with the Toshiba Thrive, but had no knowledge of that USB Audio Recorder app... It's also running ICS since they fingally released it and so I'll have to give things another go! Kinda funny that I had suggested this (for PnP sound card, DACs like the Xonar U3) on a forum for modding Samsung HDTVs since it will play music from a USB-connected hard drive or thumbdrive, and the dev said no because it wouldn't have any interest rolleyes.gif

Oh well lol I since had bought a Xonar Xense and the computer it's in is already hooked up to said HDTV biggrin.gifsmily_headphones1.gif

 

The Thrive has a dev that is somewhat interested in making it route correctly through a 4.1.2 custom ROM.  So far all we have is USB Audio Recorder Pro working...  But if you try this (flash B25) and let him know what happens with your equipment it would help a lot.  Since your are on ICS though it would be difficult to get it so you can flash.  If you are interested let me know and I think one of the members on the Thrive Forums figured out how to root ICS.


Edited by gidgiddonihah - 3/3/13 at 3:37pm
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Hi everybody, 

 

just a quick FYI: my Sony Xperia V (stock rom, android 4.1.2) and Fiio E17 is working out-of-the-box with a USB OTG cable. I turn off the charge via USB option on the E17.

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Originally Posted by mol View Post

How does the S3 behave with regards to ringtones and system/notification sounds while playing music through a USB DAC?  Will the DAC mute and the phone ring or will I hear the ring etc through my headphones or speakers?  Will I need to disconnect the DAC to answer a call?

 

Thanks.

I don't know I put it airplane mode because there some annoying beeping stuff going on when the phone does some hand shaking with the phone network.

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Originally Posted by asband View Post

Hi everybody, 

just a quick FYI: my Sony Xperia V (stock rom, android 4.1.2) and Fiio E17 is working out-of-the-box with a USB OTG cable. I turn off the charge via USB option on the E17.

Is there a difference between the Neo version and the V ? The only reason to buy a smartphone for me is the usb audio one

thanks
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Has anybody given USB audio a try on the latest offerings from LG?  I expect the Nexus 4 not to have it since Google hasn't implemented it.  But perhaps it would with the Jack Norris patch?  What about LG's skinned devices?  It would be awfully nice to have an Optimus G Pro with full USB audio functionality.

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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

 

Looking forward to it!

 

 

 

Me too!

Dear all,

Dont need to look forward to it. I got my XZ few days ago , and quite sure that USB DAC not using TI PC270X USB audio chip can now be accepted by XZ just with a OTG cable.

i had two DACs, one with 2706 chip which worked with NOTE II, and XZ, but another DAC cant be worked with NOTE II , moreover the poweramp will be wierd when playing flac files (like X10 fast forward). But this DAC works with XZ without any problems. (ofcoz still have a low sound level problem :( ...)

Both phones have same 4.1.2 (stock rom of sony , and update rom of note2).

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Thread Starter 

I think they were referring to the HTC One, it was already confirmed for the Xperia Z.

 

Got my Xperia Z today, will try it with my DACs and report which of those work,

post #1808 of 5143
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

I think they were referring to the HTC One, it was already confirmed for the Xperia Z.

 

Got my Xperia Z today, will try it with my DACs and report which of those work,

You are the man...congratulation

I am contemplating to replace my Note 2 with it , should I?

can we have some pics while it is being usb dac amped ..biggrin.gif

Regards

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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

You are the man...congratulation

I am contemplating to replace my Note 2 with it , should I?

can we have some pics while it is being usb dac amped ..biggrin.gif

Regards

 

Sure, will do some photos tomorrow when I have better light to work with.

 

All my USB DACs work with it - Leckerton, RSA Intruder, HeadAmp Pico, Apex Glacier.

 

Regards replacing the Note 2: No. The screen is quite poor, I think set to be the worst FHD phone screen this year. Far worse than my HTC Butterfly, which in turn is reputed to be worse than the HTC One, worse than the Oppo Find 5 according to GSMArena, worse than the Padfone Infinity from all reports, likely to be worse than the S4. Screen washout at even slightly off angles is quite bad, blacks and contrast not that good even before that. Battery life seems variable, but user consensus seems to be pointing to being not so good (which would make it a big step down from the Note 2 in that rather important regard). Camera only about the same as the better examples amongst last years 8mp shooters. Styling is nice, and the waterproofing also nice, could see those swaying some for sure.

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hello headfiers, i am new to the site and new to high end audio in general. i have been following the forums for a few weeks now and i've decided on which headphones and amp to buy. my question is regarding a dac; can i use a dac/amp combo and still use an amp with my headphones? the amp i have selected is far better than the one in the dac and i am obviously looking for best sound quality, also i will be upgrading phones in a few weeks and wondering if the htc one coming out will be a good phone to use as a source or should i wait for gs4 to arrive which i heard will be great for audio? any advice is appreciated... cheers!
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

Sure, will do some photos tomorrow when I have better light to work with.

All my USB DACs work with it - Leckerton, RSA Intruder, HeadAmp Pico, Apex Glacier.

Regards replacing the Note 2: No. The screen is quite poor, I think set to be the worst FHD phone screen this year. Far worse than my HTC Butterfly, which in turn is reputed to be worse than the HTC One, worse than the Oppo Find 5 according to GSMArena, worse than the Padfone Infinity from all reports, likely to be worse than the S4. Screen washout at even slightly off angles is quite bad, blacks and contrast not that good even before that. Battery life seems variable, but user consensus seems to be pointing to being not so good (which would make it a big step down from the Note 2 in that rather important regard). Camera only about the same as the better examples amongst last years 8mp shooters. Styling is nice, and the waterproofing also nice, could see those swaying some for sure.

Hey out of the portable dac/amps you mention, which would you say is overall the best in terms of sound quality? Which has the best bass? I have the Apex but wondering if there's better sound quality to be had.
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Good morning everyone.  I thought I'd post my question here, seeing as how you are the experts.  I started my own thread a little more than a week ago but haven't received any replies there.  maybe you guys can help?

 

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I recently purchased a Fiio E07k to pair with my Samsung Galaxy Note 2.  However, I was unable to get the units to work correctly after trying multiple OTG cables.  I returned the E07k and picked up an E7.  It works but it's definitely a step down from the E07k.

 

 

I researched all of the Galaxy Note 2-compatible DAC/Amps on DanBa's most recent list to check out options within my (now slightly expanded) budget.  It looks like the iBasso D-Zero and HRT Headstreamer Mobile are my only other viable options.  Any thoughts on these units vs. the E7?  I really liked the sound of the E07k when using my laptop as the source so I'd like to get something on par or better than that.

 

I'm very intrigued by the upcoming Fiio E18 but that won't be around until mid-late summer and who knows what the price will be.  In the meantime I need something to tide me over.  ClieOS recommended the Leckerton Audio UHA-4 in another thread awhile back, but it's just outside of my budget window and hasn't been tested as a positive pair with the Note 2.

 

Would it be worth paying a bit extra for one of these two units or should I just stick with the E7 for now?  If so, I'll still have to have my new E7 replaced as it is faulty and only powers on when connected to an active USB port.

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

 

I also asked this in my second post:

 

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Anyone have any insight on this?  I currently don't own any 24/96 music but would it be dumb to limit myself for future listening?  Is the "asynchronous" USB on the HRT unit a big deal?

 

I did swap out my E7 for a replacement and it does the same thing when it comes to power.  It won't power on unless it is connected to my laptop or Note 2.  If I remove it from either device it instantly powers off.  It also briefly flashes "Lock" when initially powered on and "Unlock" when detached from either source and powers down.  USB charging is set to "on" but I'm afraid if I turn it "off" the unit may never power on again due to the weird power issues.

 

Thanks in advance.  I GREATLY appreciate any insight.

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the Ibasso D zero comes with less features and less adjustments compared to the e7 , but according to people who own it , it is generally the better dac amp compared to the fiio e7

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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

 

Sure, will do some photos tomorrow when I have better light to work with.

 

All my USB DACs work with it - Leckerton, RSA Intruder, HeadAmp Pico, Apex Glacier.

 

Regards replacing the Note 2: No. The screen is quite poor, I think set to be the worst FHD phone screen this year. Far worse than my HTC Butterfly, which in turn is reputed to be worse than the HTC One, worse than the Oppo Find 5 according to GSMArena, worse than the Padfone Infinity from all reports, likely to be worse than the S4. Screen washout at even slightly off angles is quite bad, blacks and contrast not that good even before that. Battery life seems variable, but user consensus seems to be pointing to being not so good (which would make it a big step down from the Note 2 in that rather important regard). Camera only about the same as the better examples amongst last years 8mp shooters. Styling is nice, and the waterproofing also nice, could see those swaying some for sure.

Thank you.

I really do like the Note's screen color saturation.

Strange how Sony made this really nice handset, but shot itself in the foot!!???

The screen is very important to me, and the S4 is weeks away to be released/unveiled. (and I have no need for the S-pen)


Edited by turokrocks - 3/5/13 at 9:20am
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

 

You should have bought a Stoner Acoustics UD100 instead? :P

Wow really helpful post from the jackass who just joined.

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