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Guys, I have the leckerton uha-6s mkii. Today is the first time I actually used it as a USB/DAC through my laptop. I hear a huge difference in sound when playing the same song coming from the laptop vs USB-OTG out of my Galaxy S4. I'm using IE80s. The sound from the laptop USB out sounds cleaner, deeper, better separation, etc. Just about every aspects is an upgrade. Anyone knows the potential difference here?

 

Have you set it to bypass USB charging when connected to the phone?

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Originally Posted by nnotis View Post

I would totally pull the trigger and get a G Pro too, were it not for the locked boot loader.  The thought of being stuck on the stock rom for the duration of the device's life doesn't sit well with me.  Hopefully development will really get cooking on the Korean version, wich isn't locked.  For anyone, like myself, who finds the One & S4 too small, the G Pro is fantastic.  I could read desktop web sites without zooming.  And pixels are as hard to see as they are on the One.  There's that sweet home button too.

 

Locked bootloader isn't necessarily incompatible with Root and custom ROMs, but definitely means a no go for custom kernels.

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Originally Posted by gordec View Post

Guys, I have the leckerton uha-6s mkii. Today is the first time I actually used it as a USB/DAC through my laptop. I hear a huge difference in sound when playing the same song coming from the laptop vs USB-OTG out of my Galaxy S4. I'm using IE80s. The sound from the laptop USB out sounds cleaner, deeper, better separation, etc. Just about every aspects is an upgrade. Anyone knows the potential difference here?

 

Have you set it to bypass USB charging when connected to the phone?


When listening through laptop I have the leckerton on charge. When through s4, I turn off charging. I haven't tried USB-OTG, charging on.

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A list of stock Android-powered devices reportedly interworking with standard USB DAC:

 

stock Android device > digital USB audio out >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

 

. Acer Iconia Tab A200 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/15/acer-iconia-tab-a200-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Acer Iconia Tab A500 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/26/acer-iconia-tab-a500-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Archos G9 (tablet):

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5802/the-archos-g9-tablet-reviews-fast-enough

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1539576

 

. Asus Memo Pad ME172V using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-Memo-Pad-ME172V-Tablet.89548.0.html

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Asus PadFone using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/12/asus-padfone-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Asus PadFone Infinity using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/25/asus-padfone-infinity-announced/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2175#post_9375965

 

. Asus Slider using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Asus-Eee-Pad-Slider-Review_id2957

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1785#post_9220476

 

. Asus TF101 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/18/asus-eee-pad-transformer-uk-edition-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Asus TF201 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/transformer-prime-tf201-tablet-review,3175.html

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Asus TF300 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/22/asus-transformer-pad-tf300-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Asus TF700 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/25/asus-transformer-pad-infinity-tf700-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Asus Transformer Prime using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/01/asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Google Galaxy Nexus using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):

http://www.theverge.com/products/galaxy-nexus-gsm/2946

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=35484769&postcount=52

 

. Google Nexus 7 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/28/nexus-7-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Google Nexus 10 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/02/nexus-10-review/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1110#post_8973836

 

. HTC Butterfly / HTC Droid DNA / HTC J Butterfly (smartphone):

http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/htc-butterfly/

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

 

. HTC One (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/19/htc-one-hands-on-design-and-hardware/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2210536

 

. HTC One X (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/02/htc-one-x-review/

http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=2222840&st=60&p=57944246&#entry57944246

 

. HTC One X+ (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/19/htc-one-whats-changed/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2265#post_9428274

 

. HTC One XL using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/htc-one-xl-1120377/review

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1830#post_9237213

 

. Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/20/huawei-ascend-d1-quad-xl-review/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/628254/fiio-e18/15#post_8988466

 

. iMito MX1 (mini PC):

http://www.squidoo.com/imito-mx1-android-mini-pc-bluetooth

http://www.armtvtech.com/armtvtechforum/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=669&start=10

 

. LG Optimus G using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/19/lg-optimus-g-review-a-quad-core-powerhouse-with-nexus-aspiratio/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. LG Optimus G Pro (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/25/lg-optimus-g-pro-hands-on/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2295#post_9450152

 

. MK808 / MK808B (mini PC):

http://www.squidoo.com/mk808-dual-core-android-mini-pc-review

http://tabletrepublic.com/forum/android-mini-pc/uhost2-mk808-supports-audio-usb-dongle-3092.html

 

. Meizu MX Quad-Core using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone): to be confirmed

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/meizu-mx-quad-core-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/642504/xduoo-new-company-making-interesting-portable-dac-and-amp-units#post_9027380

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2235#post_9415543

 

. Minix Neo G4 (mini PC):

http://www.squidoo.com/minix-neo-g4-review

http://www.facebook.com/minixtech/posts/466648763397297

 

. Minix Neo X5 (mini PC):

http://tabletrepublic.com/forum/android-mini-pc/minix-neo-x5-google-tv-box-16gb-android-4-1-bluetooth-review-3241.html

http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?ddgtl&1358382120&openflup&5&4

 

. Motorola Razr Maxx HD using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/19/droid-razr-hd-and-razr-maxx-hd-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Motorola Xoom using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/23/motorola-xoom-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Mpman Mid43c using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://komputer.t0ko.com/tablet/mid43c-tablet-8-gb/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Rikomagic MK802 (mini PC):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_Mini_PC_MK802

http://www.squidoo.com/mk802-troubleshooting-guide#module163647104

 

. Samsung Galaxy Camera (camera):

http://www.digitaltrends.com/digital-camera-reviews/samsung-galaxy-camera-ek-gc100-review/

http://www.sogi.com.tw/android/article_list.aspx?OsId=1&topic_ID=6205384

 

. Samsung Galaxy Note II (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/08/samsung-galaxy-note-ii-review/

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

 

. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (tablet):

http://phandroid.com/samsung-galaxy-note-10-1/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/645#post_8814831

 

. Samsung Galaxy R using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/10/samsung-galaxy-r-officially-announced-for-europe-and-asia-nobod/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Samsung Galaxy S3 (smartphone):

http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/25/3042640/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-review

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

 

. Samsung Galaxy S4 (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/24/samsung-galaxy-s-4-review/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2252618

 

. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/07/samsung-galaxy-tab-7-7-review-international-edition/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/15/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-10-1-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Sony Tablet S / S1 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Tablet_S1

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1725#post_9176002

 

. Sony Xperia Acro S using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1945

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Sony Xperia Arc S using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/06/sony-ericsson-xperia-arc-s-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Sony Xperia P using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/03/sony-xperia-p-review/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1635#post_9131701

 

. Sony Xperia S using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/08/sony-xperia-s-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Sony Xperia Sola using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):

http://www.androidcentral.com/device/sony-xperia-sola

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Sony Xperia V (smartphone):

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_v-review-877.php

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1800#post_9225211

 

. Sony Xperia Z (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/20/sony-xperia-z-review/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2177991

 

. Sony Xperia ZL (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/10/sony-xperia-zl-review/

http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showpost.php?s=00bf76e604f9f640c25e08fabf0ed42e&p=15240770&postcount=174

 

. Toshiba AT300 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.digitalversus.com/tablet/toshiba-at300-p14161/test.html

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/new-member-introductions-site-assistance/238370-new-member-old-question-usb-dac-issue.html#post2388967

 

. Toshiba Thrive using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/22/toshiba-thrive-review/

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

. Wiko Cink King using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):

http://www.wikomobile.com/telephone-portable-Cink-king.php

http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/

 

 

 

 

The USB Audio Recorder PRO player is basic for the time being, but it can transmit 24/192:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1635#post_9133811

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1305#post_9034501

http://neutronmp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=314&sid=9f141f74398200e620f59f94599266d3&start=70#p4097

 

 

 

A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note II:

 

stock Galaxy Note II > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable (ID pin grounded) >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

 

. Audinst HUD-mx2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/651660/audinst-hud-mx2-dac-amp

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1890#post_9264638

 

. Apex Glacier (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632019/apex-glacier-amp-dac-review-and-appreciation-thread

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632019/apex-glacier-amp-dac-review-and-appreciation-thread/165#post_8924724

 

. Asus Xonar Essence One using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/asus/1.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/542563/asus-essence-one-headphone-amp-dac-cebit-2011/1365#post_9152456

 

. Asus Xonar U3 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_xonar_u3/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1200#post_8997468

 

. Audio-gd NFB-16 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB16/NFB16EN.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/625054/samsung-galaxy-note-2/120#post_8943120

 

. AudioQuest DragonFly using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/617241/audioquest-dragonfly-review-affordable-outstanding-tiny-dac-amp

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1035#post_8959237

 

. CEntrance DACport LX using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

http://audio-head.com/the-portable-audiophile-dac-centrance-dacport-lx/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1065#post_8968468

 

. ELE EL-D01:

http://www.cnfeature.com/goods.php?id=1299

http://www.head-fi.org/t/643883/portable-amp-for-galaxy-note-2-and-grado-sr80i-heaphones#post_9012249

 

. FiiO E07K Andes (USB DAC/amp): to be confirmed

http://www.headphiles.org/index.php?t=msg&goto=253249&

http://www.head-fi.org/t/638910/new-fiio-e07k-andes-information-and-impressions/15#post_8924515

http://www.head-fi.org/t/628254/fiio-e18/15#post_8973799

 

. FiiO E10 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headfonia.com/the-latest-must-have-the-fiio-e10-usb-dacamp/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/638910/fiio-e07k-andes-review-and-help-thread/540#post_9194741

 

. Focal XS 2.1 (USB speakers):

http://reviews.cnet.com/speakers-speaker-systems/focal-xs-speakers-with/4505-6467_7-33618064.html

http://www.homecinema-fr.com/forum/multimedia-materiels-tablettes-et-smartphones/samsung-galaxy-note-ii-2-go-16-go-android-4-1-2-t30029275.html#p177362999

 

. Furutech ADL Stride (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.theaudiobeat.com/equipment/adl_furutech_stride.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/631713/playstation-vita-audio-headphone-compatibility-amps-etc#post_8778115

 

. GoVibe Magnum (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/324577/review-govibe-magnum-usb-dac-amp

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633201/confirmed-list-of-usb-dacs-for-the-galaxy-s3-international-us-or-note-2#post_8809248

 

. GoVibe Martini-U (USB DAC/amp):

http://jaben-bandung.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=196

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/990#post_8942287

 

. GoVibe Vulcan (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/386127/go-vibe-vulcan

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/960#post_8929084

 

. HRT HeadStreamer Mobile (USB DAC/amp):

http://highresolutiontechnologies.com/headstreamer-mobile

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/power-galaxy-note-2-while-using-usb-dac-how-please-14029/

 

. HRT microStreamer (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue65/microstreamer.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1605#post_9123185

 

. HeadAmp Pico USB DAC/Amp: bug fixed by HeadAmp

http://www.headfonia.com/headamp-pico/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1305#post_9037872

 

. HeadAmp Pico Upsampling USB DAC:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/413230/headamp-pico-upsampling-usb-dac-pre-order-now-at-intro-price

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1305#post_9037872

 

. Headstage Lyrix Pro USB total (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headphonia.com/Amps/Headstage-Lyrix-Pro-USB-total::10071.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/795#post_8854850

 

. HiFimeDIY Sabre USB DAC using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=83

http://www.head-fi.org/t/652535/if-your-usb-dac-does-not-work-with-your-android-phone-try-this#post_9192976

 

. iBasso D-Zero (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headfonia.com/fiio-e7-meet-your-rival-the-ibasso-d-zero/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/625054/samsung-galaxy-note-2/120#post_8943120

 

. iBasso D12 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=63

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/405#post_8750862

 

. Leckerton UHA-6S MKII (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/leckerton-uha-6s-mkii-portable-headphone-amplifier

http://www.head-fi.org/t/625054/samsung-galaxy-note-2/30#post_8777791

 

. Meier Corda 2Move (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/379715/corda-2move-vs-headamp-pico-vs-rsa-predator

http://www.head-fi.org/t/625054/samsung-galaxy-note-2/390#post_9429211

 

. MyST 1866 PortaDAC (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.musicaacoustics.com/wp/amplifiers/myst-1866/

http://player.ru/showthread.php?t=74459&page=34&p=1084707&viewfull=1#post1084707

 

. Objective DAC (ODAC):

http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/e-dac-24bit-miniature-usb-dac/

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=46

http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/objective/odac

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/435#post_8758515

 

. ODAC+O2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/ehp-o2d-miniature-desktop-headphone-amplifier-with-usb-dac/

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=48

http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/objective/o2120527192048

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/435#post_8758515

 

. RSA Intruder (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/canjam-rmaf-2012-ray-samuels-audio-intruder-balanced-portable-headphone-amp-and-dac

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/660#post_8819856

 

. RSA Predator (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/predator/predator_2.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/625054/samsung-galaxy-note-2/120#post_8960049

 

. Sony PHA-1 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/09/sony-pha-1-idevice-dac-and-headphone-amp-in-review/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/465#post_8769593

 

. Stoner Acoustics UD100:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/626632/tiny-dac-big-sound-impression-of-stoner-acoustics-ud100-vs-odac

http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=2449848&st=220&p=56352256&#entry56352256

 

. V-Moda Vamp Verza (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/13/v-moda-vamp-versa-headphone-amp-dac-metallo-case/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/655315/v-moda-vamp-verza-metallo-discussion-feedback-reviews-pics-crowdsourcing-ideas

 

. VentureCraft Go-Dap X (USB DAC/amp): USB cable provided by VentureCraft

http://www.head-fi.org/t/609906/new-venturecraft-go-dap-x-for-both-idevices-and-pcs

http://www.head-fi.org/t/609906/new-venturecraft-go-dap-x-for-both-idevices-and-pcs/345#post_9174335

 

. xDuoo XP-1 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.jaben.com.hk/ProductView.asp?ID=776&SortID=358

http://www.head-fi.org/t/642504/xduoo-new-company-making-interesting-portable-dac-and-amp-units/45#post_9176366

 

. Zoom H4 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB recorder):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoom_H4_Handy_Recorder

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=35472432&postcount=23

 

 

So far, like the quad-core Exynos powered Galaxy S3, the quad-core Exynos powered Samsung Galaxy Note II can work with the FiiO E7, the iBasso D12, Leckerton UHA-6S MKII, the ODAC, … ; had some issue with the HeadAmp Pico (bug fixed by HeadAmp); and doesn’t work with the FiiO E17 using the stock USB audio driver.

 

So, in regard to the USB protocol, the behaviour of the Galaxy Note II is likely identical to the behaviour of the Galaxy S3

 

 

A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samsung Galaxy S3:

 

stock Samsung Galaxy S3 > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable (ID pin grounded) >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

 

. ALO audio The International using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://audio-head.com/the-international-headphone-ampdac-by-alo-audio/#more-1002

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1590#post_9117178

 

. AMB Gamma 1:

http://www.amb.org/audio/gamma1/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/780#post_8750043

 

. AMB Gamma 2:

http://www.amb.org/audio/gamma2/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=27247705&postcount=279

 

. Apex Glacier (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ttvjaudio.com/Apex_High_Fi_Audio_Glacier_portable_headphone_amp_p/aaa0000010.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/825#post_8776449

 

. Asus Xonar U3 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Xonar_U3/

http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/429589-Samsung-Galaxy-S3?s=1a313fae4795a9a7493a6ce0f677ca8e&p=8551119&viewfull=1#post8551119

 

. Atoll DAC 100:

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/atoll2/atoll.html

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=35266076&postcount=17

 

. Audinst HUD-mx2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://earmass.com/2013/03/24/audinst-hud-mx2-versatile-dacamp-combo/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1890#post_9264638

 

. Audio-gd Sparrow Version A (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/Sparrow/SparrowEN.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/915#post_8907415

 

. AudioQuest DragonFly using USB Audio Recorder PRO: amp required

http://www.stereophile.com/content/audioquest-dragonfly-usb-da-converter

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1680#post_9151794

 

. Behringer UCA202 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UCA202.aspx

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/240#post_8654226

 

. Behringer UCA222 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.behringer.com/en/Products/UCA222.aspx

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/usb-audio-enabled-android-powered-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-12338/#post171651

 

. Beresford Caiman:

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-accessories/beresford-caiman-673787/review

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/usb-audio-enabled-android-powered-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-12338/#post171651

 

. C-Media CM119 chipset-based sound card Dynamode 7 channel USB 2.0 (USB DAC/amp):

http://alatest.com/reviews/audio-accessories/dynamode-7-channel-usb-2-0-sound-card/po3-149540433,95/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=27604946&postcount=449

 

. C-Media CM6911 chipset-based sound card 3D Sound (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-External-3D-5-1-Channel-Audio-PC-Sound-Card-Adapter-/310227918523?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_SoundCards&hash=item483b065ebb&clk_rvr_id=448505625943&afsrc=1

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/android-forum/197454-enable-usb-audio-any-android-4-0-device-7.html#post2378579

 

. Cakewalk Sonar SPS 25:

https://www.cakewalk.com/support/kb/reader.aspx/2007013101

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/usb-audio-enabled-android-powered-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-12338/#post171651

 

. Cambridge Audio DacMagic:

http://www.headfonia.com/cambridge-dacmagic-review/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/631855/galaxy-s3-and-ca-dacmagic-plus#post_8899779

 

. Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.whathifi.com/review/cambridge-audio-dacmagic-plus

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1980#post_9304294

 

. CEntrance DACmini using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://centrance.com/products/dacmini/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1200#post_8998731

 

. CEntrance DACport using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.avguide.com/review/centrance-dacport-2496-usb-dacheadphone-amplifier-playback-34

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=635892416426250&set=a.634656613216497.1073741826.110473262301504&type=1&theater

 

. CEntrance DACport LX using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

http://www.headfonia.com/cheaper-better-the-centrance-dacport-lx/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1755#post_9188208

 

. Citypulse DA2.03e (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.citypulse-audio.com/2,03e.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1710#post_9162300

 

. Corsair HS1 Gaming headset (USB DAC/amp/headphones):

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3989/corsair-hs1-gaming-headset

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=27238117#post27238117

 

. Creative Xmod:

http://reviews.cnet.com/external-audio-adapters/creative-xmod/4505-9335_7-32105686.html

http://www.forum-audiophile.fr/musique-demat/fonction-usb-audio-a-activer-dans-android-t24441-60.html#p336853

 

. Dared MP 5 or ALO JV5 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue24/dared_mp5.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/990#post_8948190

 

. ELE EL-D01:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-dannybs-first-take-ath-ckn50-pg383-ele-hi-fi-usb-18-dac-pg-328/4905#post_8886336

http://www.head-fi.org/t/642554/fiio-e7-galaxy-s3-questions-for-car-audio/15#post_8991125

 

. FiiO E7 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headfonia.com/fiio-e7-portable-dac/

http://www.androidnz.net/2012/07/galaxy-s-iii-real-user-review-part-2.html

 

. FiiO E07K Andes (USB DAC/amp): to be confirmed

http://headfonics.com/2012/12/fiio-e07k-the-andes/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/638910/new-fiio-e07k-andes-information-and-impressions/15#post_8924515

http://www.head-fi.org/t/628254/fiio-e18/15#post_8973799

 

. FiiO E10 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headfonia.com/the-latest-must-have-the-fiio-e10-usb-dacamp/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2010#post_9319171

 

. FiiO E17 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headfonia.com/the-upgrade-fiio-e17-alpen/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1020#post_8958018

 

. Furutech ADL Cruise (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.furutech.com/a2008/product2.asp?prodNo=399

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/585#post_8567838

 

. GoVibe DAC:

http://jaben.net/forums/index.php?topic=2824.0

http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=2440879&st=500&p=53317360&#entry53317360

 

. GoVibe Mini USB DAC:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566934/introducing-the-govibe-mini-usb-dac

http://www.head-fi.org/t/614111/finally-digital-out-for-galaxy-siii/15#post_8525675

 

. GoVibe Petite (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/290711/govibe-petite-dac-amp-appreciation-thread-pics-little-update

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs-how-to-increase-the-issues-priority-with-google/195#post_8552452

 

. Graham Slee Bitzie (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.gspaudio.co.uk/bitzie-usb-dac-external-soundcard.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1725#post_9165957

 

. HRT HeadStreamer (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headfonia.com/hrt-headstreamer-review/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/750#post_8677483

 

. HRT microStreamer (USB DAC/amp):

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57570860-47/a-budget-priced-audiophile-usb-digital-converter/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1635#post_9132299

 

. HRT Music Streamer II:

http://highresolutiontechnologies.com/music-streamer-ii

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/465#post_8534856

 

. HeadAmp Pico USB DAC/Amp: bug fixed by HeadAmp

http://www.head-fi.org/t/258967/headamp-pico-portable-amp-w-optional-upsampling-24-96-usb-dac-pre-order-thread

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632019/apex-glacier-amp-dac-review-and-appreciation-thread/270#post_9036297

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1305#post_9037872

 

. HeadAmp Pico Upsampling USB DAC:

http://www.headamp.com/pico/pico_usb_dac/index.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1305#post_9037872

 

. HeadRoom Total BitHead (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headphone.com/learning-center/bithead-faq.php

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs-how-to-increase-the-issues-priority-with-google/135#post_8527516

 

. HeadStage USB DAC cable:

http://www.inearmatters.net/2010/04/short-review-headstage-usb-dac-cable.html

http://www.headphiles.org/index.php/topic,4452.msg241979.html#msg241979

 

. HiFiMan Express HM-101:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/571330/hifiman-express-brand-and-hm-101-portable-usb-dac

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=27284184&postcount=291

 

. HiFimeDIY Sabre USB DAC using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=83

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=36704343&postcount=75

 

. Hippo CriCri+ using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/626412/review-hippo-cricri-what-more-could-you-ask-from-this

http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=2222840&st=60&p=57358183&#entry57358183

 

. iBasso D-Zero (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=73

http://www.head-fi.org/t/571116/review-ibasso-d-zero-with-fiio-e7-comparison/30#post_8933882

 

. iBasso D2 Boa (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=30

http://www.head-fi.org/t/552014/pictures-of-your-portable-rig-part-xv/5535#post_8509186

 

. iBasso D2+ Boa (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=42

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/usb-audio-enabled-android-powered-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-12338/#post171651

 

. iBasso D5 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/556490/ibasso-d5-hj-yet-another-usb-dac-amp

http://www.head-fi.org/t/614111/finally-digital-out-for-galaxy-siii#post_8462693

 

. iBasso D6 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=69

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1170#post_8980613

 

. iBasso D10 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=39

http://www.head-fi.org/t/628374/samsung-galaxy-s3-to-dac-usb-micro-b-male-to-mini-b-male#post_8735134

 

. iBasso D12 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=63

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29069294&postcount=924

 

. iBasso DB2 using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=71

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1035#post_8959039

 

. iQube v2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.i-qube.nl/index.php?id=24

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?s=6fe26080d10769d0f785157c83e74465&p=31207282&postcount=1268

 

. JH Audio JH-3A (USB DSP/DAC/amp/JH16 CIEM):

http://www.jhaudio.com/product/jh-3a-dsp-amp-jh16-pro-custom-ear-monitor

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/585#post_8799910

 

. Jabra GN 5035 (USB headset):

http://reviews.cnet.com/headsets/jabra-gn5035-headset/4505-13831_7-32462996.html

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=33203364&postcount=1368

 

. KingRex UD-01:

http://www.kingrex.co.uk/dac.html

https://www.facebook.com/headfonia/posts/352787358128700

 

. Leckerton UHA-4 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.leckertonaudio.com/products/uha-4/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/536982/leckerton-audio-slimline-uha-4/1020#post_8773152

 

. Leckerton UHA-6S MKII (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.leckertonaudio.com/products/uha-6s-mkii/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/602493/new-leckerton-uha-6s-mkii-portable-headphone-amplifier-announced-update-user-impressions-added-july-20th-2012/435#post_8698006

 

. Logitech wíreless gaming headset G930 (USB wireless headset):

http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/7248?crid=721

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1215#post_9004830

 

. M-Audio Duo USB Audio Interface:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct02/articles/maudio.asp

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/540#post_8788814

 

. MHDT Paradisea+:

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue38/mhdt_paradisea.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1785#post_9215172

 

. Matrix Mini-i (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headfonia.com/matrix-mini-i-balanced-dac/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/465#post_8768166

 

. Meier Audio Cantate.2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/products/meier-audio-corda-cantate-2

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/660#post_8820899

 

. Meier Audio PCStep (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/620752/unboxing-meier-audio-corda-quickstep-and-pcstep

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1875#post_9255805

 

. Meridian Explorer using USB Audio Recorder PRO: amp required

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/world-exclusive-meridian-audio-explorer-usb-dacheadphone-amplifier-hi-fi/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/650680/news-meridian-releases-the-explorer-pocket-sized-usb-dac/525#post_9232628

 

. Microsoft Philips Digital Sound System 80 (USB DAC/amp/speakers):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Sound_System_80

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1703218

 

. Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 (USB headset):

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-au/p/lifechat-lx-3000/JUG-00003

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=32899845&postcount=1355

 

. Muse HiFi USB DAC:

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/muse-hifi-usb-to-s-pdif-converter-usb-dac-pcm2704-sound-card-board.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2115#post_9351104

 

. MyST 1866 PortaDAC (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/616889/myst-1866-bluetooth-optical-coaxial-usb-dac-headphone-amp-impressions-thread

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/795#post_8852573

 

. Mytek Stereo192-DSD DAC using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/622248/mytek-stereo-192-dsd-dac-preamp-amplifier-review-appreciation-thread

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1920#post_9273723

 

. NuForce Icon HDP (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.nuforce.com/hp/products/iconhdp/index.php

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/585#post_8567838

 

. NuForce Icon Mobile (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/nuforce10/mobile.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/435#post_8759826

 

. NuForce Icon uDAC-2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-amplifier-reviews/nuforce-icon-udac-2-review/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=35266076&postcount=17

 

. Objective DAC (ODAC):

http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/e-dac-24bit-miniature-usb-dac/

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=46

http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/objective/odac

http://www.head-fi.org/t/628374/samsung-galaxy-s3-to-dac-usb-micro-b-male-to-mini-b-male/30#post_8939722

 

. ODAC+O2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/ehp-o2d-miniature-desktop-headphone-amplifier-with-usb-dac/

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=48

http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/objective/o2120527192048

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=410941392302962&id=164588276945555

 

. Ordnance .25 (USB DAC/amp):

http://jaben.net/forums/index.php?topic=9984.0

http://www.head-fi.org/t/614111/finally-digital-out-for-galaxy-siii#post_8462693

 

. Practical Devices XM6 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/510543/new-practical-devices-xm6-amp-dac-the-complete-review

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633511/pictures-of-your-portable-rig-part-xvi/2490#post_9215369

 

. RSA Intruder (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.raysamuelsaudio.com/products/intruder

http://www.head-fi.org/t/627080/new-balanced-portable-amp-from-rsa-w-dac/30#post_8781567

 

. RSA Predator (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.raysamuelsaudio.com/products/predator

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/150#post_8538933

 

. Sony PHA-1 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/624676/sony-pha-1-portable-dac-amp

http://www.head-fi.org/t/645086/samsung-galaxy-s3-and-hd598s#post_9033830

 

. Stoner Acoustics UD100:

http://stoneracoustics.blogspot.fr/

http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=2452730&st=160&p=54596977&#entry54596977

 

. Sunrise Ray DA-P1 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/660291/short-review-sunrise-audio-ray-excellent-portable-dac-amp

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1950#post_9282772

 

. Syba SD-AUD20101:

http://www.sybausa.com/productInfo.php?iid=1191

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/375#post_8736082

 

. TCG U-SKIN (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.tcgcn.com/productshow.asp?id=517

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1920#post_9274670

 

. Topping D1 Mark 2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/636606/topping-d1-mark-2-review

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=28673076&postcount=871

 

. Topping D2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.mightybigword.com/tnt/2012/03/topping-d2-dac-review/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=32920194&postcount=1357

 

. Topping TP30 (USB DAC/amp):

http://news.cnet.com/8300-5_3-0.html?keyword=Topping+TP-30

http://www.androidnz.net/2012/05/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-usb-audio.html

 

. Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II:

http://linkai8424.blogspot.fr/2011/03/turtle-beach-audio-advantage-micro-ii.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1155#post_8978516

 

. Unique Melody PP6 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DSP/DAC/amp/CIEM):

http://www.custom-iem.com/um-platform-pure-pp6-p-670.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/613417/unique-melody-platform-pure-6-pp6-discussion-appreciation-tour-thread/360#post_8965862

 

. V-Moda Vamp Verza (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/655315/v-moda-vamp-verza-metallo-discussion-feedback-reviews-pics-crowdsourcing-ideas

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1875#post_9255450

 

. VentureCraft Go-Dap X (USB DAC/amp): USB cable provided by VentureCraft

http://venturecraft.jp/gadget_en/gdx.php

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/315#post_8708233

 

. xDuoo XP-1 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.529433853753069.134639.436744613021994&type=1

http://www.head-fi.org/t/642504/xduoo-new-company-making-interesting-portable-dac-and-amp-units/45#post_9176225

 

. Zero DAC (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/269458/review-zero-24-bit-192khz-dac-headphone-amp-pre-amp

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633201/confirmed-list-of-usb-dacs-for-the-galaxy-s3-international-us-or-note-2#post_9329790

 

 

 

A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samsung Galaxy S4:

 

stock Samsung Galaxy S4 > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable (ID pin grounded) >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

 

. CEntrance DACmini using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://centrance.com/products/dacmini/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?s=100a28915888288d20999f8b415a1730&p=41481429&postcount=32

 

. CEntrance DACport using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.avguide.com/review/centrance-dacport-2496-usb-dacheadphone-amplifier-playback-34

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?s=100a28915888288d20999f8b415a1730&p=41481429&postcount=32

 

. FiiO E07K using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://headfonics.com/2012/12/fiio-e07k-the-andes/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2265#post_9431745

 

. FiiO E17 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headfonia.com/the-upgrade-fiio-e17-alpen/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=41229169&postcount=12

 

. GoVibe Mini U-DAC:

http://jaben-bandung.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=147

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=41350105&postcount=24

 

. HeadAmp Pico USB DAC/Amp:

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/headamp2/pico.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2190#post_9387172

 

. HeadAmp Pico Upsampling USB DAC:

http://www.headamp.com/pico/pico_usb_dac/index.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2190#post_9387172

 

. Leckerton UHA-6S MKII (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/leckerton-uha-6s-mkii-portable-headphone-amplifier

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2280#post_9433340

 

. Lexicon Omega using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB recorder):

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar04/articles/lexiconomega.htm

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=41487706&postcount=33

 

. RSA Intruder (USB DAC/amp):

http://audio-head.com/the-rsa-intruder-headphone-ampdac-review/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2252618

 

. Stoner Acoustics UD100:

http://stoneracoustics.blogspot.fr/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2265#post_9424990

 

 

The Galaxy S4 can’t work with the Apex Glacier; the Galaxy S3 can.

The Galaxy S4 can work with the FiiO E17; the Galaxy S3 can’t without using USB Audio Recorder PRO.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2250#post_9421848

http://developer.samsung.com/forum/board/thread/view.do?boardName=GeneralB&messageId=227582&startId=zzzzz~

 

Bold: new addition to the list

post #2315 of 5936
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Originally Posted by RIQUE View Post

I am wanting to make my own short OTG cable for my Xperia Z + PH1A amp.  Can anybody direct me to where I can buy just the 90 degree bare plugs? Nothing on ebay.

 

thanks Riq

 

Search for "usb right angle plug".

post #2316 of 5936

Hey guys/gals

 

i just got a OTG cable and tested my HTC One (1.28) with my NuForce Icon-1 and it worked out of the box.

 

 

I'm now looking for a portable amp for my Ultrasone Tio inear's. :) might just have to give Dragonfly and Meridian Explorer a try... :)

post #2317 of 5936

GS3+Leckerton UHA-6S.MKII+UERM

 

post #2318 of 5936
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Originally Posted by gordec View Post


When listening through laptop I have the leckerton on charge. When through s4, I turn off charging. I haven't tried USB-OTG, charging on.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2

I just did a similar test comparing the Leckerton connected to a laptop vs the S3.  The laptop signal was louder.  If there were differences beyond that, they were too subtle to pick up on with a brief comparison.  I trust this problem has persisted through reboots of the phone?

post #2319 of 5936
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Originally Posted by nnotis View Post

I just did a similar test comparing the Leckerton connected to a laptop vs the S3.  The laptop signal was louder.  If there were differences beyond that, they were too subtle to pick up on with a brief comparison.  I trust this problem has persisted through reboots of the phone?

I did some more critical listening. I think the difference is slimmer than I previously heard. Logically there shouldn't be any difference since same digital content is fed to the Leckerton and using all external DAC/Amp for output.

 

BTW, I'm toying with Neutron player demo. I assume for external DAC/Amp Android setup, there shouldn't be any sound difference between the different players Poweramp, stock, etc. I always prefer Poweramp's interface since I never find any sound quality difference using external DAC setup. I would like to hear other's experience on this issue.

post #2320 of 5936
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Originally Posted by fuzzy1969 View Post

The PD-XM6 doesn't I beleive do 24bit my memories a bit hazy but Im pretty sure it upsamples 16bit to 24bit but doesn't do 24 bit natively, the apex glacier does though.

Thanks again for those answers too, Fuzzy. The XM6 looks like a nice little unit, thanks for letting me know your order of preference :-)

 

As for the Glacier being able to do 24bit, this makes me wonder. I thought that Android's kernel didn't allow anything above 16/44.1 output, so how does USB DAC mode get around that? Maybe the answer is just as simple as "it bypasses that part of the OS on outboard USB DACs that are capable of bypassing it", but has anyone proven 24bit 96kHz output with the Glacier? Like are we sure it's not just reading the 24bit tracks and doing any downsampling? I ask just because I remember this topic back when I was looking into audio output on my iPad and at the time everyone figured the iPad could do 24/96, but then we found that unless it has the CCK it'll just downsample everything and output 16/48kHz. 

 

Haha, end of giving you the third degree there, just interested in seeing where the answers came from :-)

 

As for that new Wolfson DAC chip mentioned, I wonder if it'll find it's way into the Galaxy Note3 that should be coming out in the Fall?? Has anyone compared any of the Galaxies with Wolfson on boards direct into a normal headphone amp like an RSA P-51 or Meire QuickStep to see if USB DACs we're all looking into here are giving us the edge or just helping close the gap? 

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The GROM USB2P is the first Android Jelly Bean-specific USB DAC; more specifically it’s a multimedia car kit.

http://www.gromaudio.com/press/USB_audio_press.html

 

Jelly Bean-powered Android phone acting as USB peripheral > Android-specific digital USB audio out >> USB cable >> GROM USB2P acting as USB host

 

 

 

 

"GROM Audio announces USB audio steaming for Android Jelly Bean devices, giving users the best possible sound quality for in-car listening.

GROM is the first and only car audio company to deliver fully digital audio connection from any Android Jelly Bean devices (via USB2P or MST3P interfaces) to many factory car stereos. The direct USB Digital Audio connection provides high-quality sound, making a huge impact on Android users in-car media experience.

 

"The majority of car audio sound systems and radios will not allow high fidelity sound through wireless Bluetooth or aux-in, which was the main reason for developing direct Android USB Audio connection. Connecting audio digitally allows the music signal to remain in a digital form until it gets converted into an analog signal at amplifier or DAC; meaning no unnecessary manipulations are made to the signal on the way to your ears."- GROM Audio

 

GROM's direct USB Digital Audio connection via the GROM-USB2P adapter is the best way to get high quality sound in the car. Android users (Jelly Bean onwards) can play any music app including Pandora, SoundCloud and others to listen to their music library via the USB Digital Audio connection."

 

 

 

 

 

An Android Jelly Bean-powered smartphone/tablet can have:

. an Android-specific USB audio out capability (or USB audio accessory capability), or/and

. a standard USB audio out capability (or USB audio host capability)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/135#post_8508754

 

An Android Jelly Bean-specific USB DAC acts as a USB host, and an Android Jelly Bean smartphone/tablet acts as a USB peripheral.

The Android-specific USB DAC acts as a USB host, and provides power to the Android Jelly Bean smartphone/tablet.

http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/connectivity/usb/accessory.html

 

A standard USB DAC compatible with PC / Mac acts as a USB peripheral, and a PC / Mac / OTG-capable Android smartphone/tablet acts as a USB host.

The USB host provides power to a bus-powered USB DAC.

The USB host doesn’t provide power to a self-powered USB DAC.

A standard ACA-capable USB DAC could provide power to an ACA-capable USB host.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2160#post_9368775

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2235#post_9406368


Edited by DanBa - 5/21/13 at 3:53pm
post #2323 of 5936

Wow, that is absolutely AWESOME, because it means more and more people are working on getting USB audio out of Android devices. I looked up the app Grom uses (AALinQ), the compatibility list from the devices I have shows it will work with all the phones (S3, DNA, Galaxy Nexus, and Droid Charge), but none of the tablets (Galaxy 7.7 and Xyboard 8.2). It's only a matter of time before someone devices a desktop (or portable!) version of this... And if it allows us to stop having to wait on Google to make this a @#$% priority, it will be AMAZING!!

 

God I love technology. 

post #2324 of 5936

Major props to NZtechfreak and PeterPenHK for their contributions to the June issue of Australian Personal Computer - the V-MODA Vamp looks very cool, too ! No shortage of tech geeks in this hobby, but it wont hurt to have a few more onboard  :D

post #2325 of 5936

Hi, it has maybe noting to do with a usb DAC, but a sort of. I bought the AllShare Cast Wireless Hub, EAD-T10 for the use in my car. It is my intention to play 5 channel wav files in my car via the Galaxy S4.

 

I thought about this setup:

Galaxy S4>EAD-T10>HDMI to optical converter>5 channel car amplifier

 

Or

 

Galaxy S4>EAD-T10>Home theater set

 

Any thought about this? 

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