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post #2221 of 5398

Does anybody know if the Nexus4 work?

post #2222 of 5398
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Originally Posted by fuzzy1969 View Post

A post on the previous page says the s4 is not working with glacier, Im not sure whats changed as it works with my s3 fine, it might be because the international version uses one of the qualcomm SoC rather than the new samsung loads of core SoC.

Thank you, I have to take the Glacier to the showroom and have it connected to the S4 and see if it works.

If it doesn't, than HTC one will be the one...biggrin.gif.

post #2223 of 5398
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

Thank you, I have to take the Glacier to the showroom and have it connected to the S4 and see if it works.

If it doesn't, than HTC one will be the one...biggrin.gif.

 

The plot will thicken if it does work with yours!

 

Not sure why it isn't working, must be something with the Samsung software, since it works fine on my HTC One which has the same Qualcomm SoC.

post #2224 of 5398
Can sum1 confirm if any of the fiios work with the s4 quad core variant (i9095) or recommend one that does but under £70 if possible im soooo depressed the s4 sound is too weak! Esp compared to the htc one?! Thanks
post #2225 of 5398
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Originally Posted by Grev View Post

Does anybody know if the Nexus4 work?

 

Apparently, USB OTG can be enabled on Nexus 4; and such a Nexus 4, operating as USB host, can work with USB peripheral like USB DAC.
 
You can test such a USB OTG-enabled Nexus 4 without or with the USB Audio Recorder PRO app available on Google Play Store. 
post #2226 of 5398
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Originally Posted by SoulSlayaz View Post

Can sum1 confirm if any of the fiios work with the s4 quad core variant (i9095) or recommend one that does but under £70 if possible im soooo depressed the s4 sound is too weak! Esp compared to the htc one?! Thanks

There seems to be some conflicting reviews of the s4 audio quality (maybe the international krait dac vs samsung octa setup) i dunno

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s4-review-914p8.php

post #2227 of 5398

The s4 sound quality is mediocre, i dunno maybe its because of the higher frequency output on the HTC one + beats audio enabled just sounds really good, i used my monster turbines pro on both of them and the turbines just shine on the one where as on my s4 they sound like some shabby disposable headphones you get from the pound land..... so i have given up on using the s4 as my music player unless i can get a good DAC or amp but i have limited knowledge in this area and don't know where to begin?? or i may just buy a mp3 player but again i don't know where to begin. Please can a kind soul help me lol im so depressed...... i need that thick bass and clear audio on loud volume!

 

P.S. I used the same EQ settings on poweramp for both phones...and i dont know if i wanna trust gsm about the levels but i do know that i have had both ones (and now stuck with s4) and the HTC is a bloody beauty of an audio device!!!)

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Originally Posted by SoulSlayaz View Post

The s4 sound quality is mediocre, i dunno maybe its because of the higher frequency output on the HTC one + beats audio enabled just sounds really good, i used my monster turbines pro on both of them and the turbines just shine on the one where as on my s4 they sound like some shabby disposable headphones you get from the pound land..... so i have given up on using the s4 as my music player unless i can get a good DAC or amp but i have limited knowledge in this area and don't know where to begin?? or i may just buy a mp3 player but again i don't know where to begin. Please can a kind soul help me lol im so depressed...... i need that thick bass and clear audio on loud volume!

 

P.S. I used the same EQ settings on poweramp for both phones...and i dont know if i wanna trust gsm about the levels but i do know that i have had both ones (and now stuck with s4) and the HTC is a bloody beauty of an audio device!!!)

 

I'd buy a DAC/amp, rather than a standalone mp3 myself. You can use it with stuff like your laptop and other phones going forward.

post #2229 of 5398

OK may just have to, i hope it will work with s4!

 

Also would have to buy the cables separately


Edited by SoulSlayaz - 5/2/13 at 4:23am
post #2230 of 5398
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SoulSlayaz View Post

OK may just have to, i hope it will work with s4!

 

Also would have to buy the cables separately

 

Which ones work with the S4 will be confirmed over time as more here get their hands on them.

 

Generally you would have to get the cables separately, some like iBasso are including them.

post #2231 of 5398

hmmm... anyone still looking for a ud100?

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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

hmmm... anyone still looking for a ud100?

 

yes I am :)

 

I'll drop you a PM


Edited by Coop - 5/2/13 at 6:35am
post #2233 of 5398
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

USB OTG cables:

http://forzaaudioworks.com/en/product.php?id_product=55

 

USB OTG-capable Android device > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable >> standard USB DAC

 

"Copper/Silver Series Android LOD made for connecting your Android device through digital out to external DAC. Features FAW custom made, gold plated Micro-B USB plug with OFC copper pins and USB connector of your choice. Check first if your Android device supports digital line out through USB OTG cable. For best ergonomics and orientation of plugs (if they should be inverted or not), write your setup in comment box at the checkout (Android device and external DAC)."

 

"All my cables work with Android devices like eg, Galaxy S3, HTC One etc. In all of them ID pin is connected to ground to enable digital line out."

 

=>

 

. Functional Micro-A plug, i.e. ID pin connected to ground, having the appearance of a Micro-B plug to Standard-B plug cable

. Functional Micro-A plug having the appearance of a Micro-B plug to Mini-B plug cable

. Functional Micro-A plug having the appearance of a Micro-B plug to Micro-B plug cable

 

 

 

Cables to connect a DAC to an amp:

 

 

 

 

Cables to connect an amp to headphones / IEM:

 

 

 

:

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

USB OTG cables:

http://forzaaudioworks.com/en/product.php?id_product=55

 

USB OTG-capable Android device > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable >> standard USB DAC

 

"Copper/Silver Series Android LOD made for connecting your Android device through digital out to external DAC. Features FAW custom made, gold plated Micro-B USB plug with OFC copper pins and USB connector of your choice. Check first if your Android device supports digital line out through USB OTG cable. For best ergonomics and orientation of plugs (if they should be inverted or not), write your setup in comment box at the checkout (Android device and external DAC)."

 

"All my cables work with Android devices like eg, Galaxy S3, HTC One etc. In all of them ID pin is connected to ground to enable digital line out."

 

=>

 

. Functional Micro-A plug, i.e. ID pin connected to ground, having the appearance of a Micro-B plug to Standard-B plug cable

. Functional Micro-A plug having the appearance of a Micro-B plug to Mini-B plug cable

. Functional Micro-A plug having the appearance of a Micro-B plug to Micro-B plug cable

 

 

 

Cables to connect a DAC to an amp:

 

 

 

 

Cables to connect an amp to headphones / IEM:

 

 

 

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So, when you go to buy the Android LOD cables, the option for the first end only allows USB micro-B, but this would only appear to be micro-B but act as micro-A correct? Then the second end  I'd choose would be mini-B to connect to a FiiO E07K.

post #2234 of 5398

Yes, you are right!

post #2235 of 5398

Thanks, I really appreciate it.

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