Originally Posted by Benny-x
I don't get this, I thought the S4 was a no-go with the USB-dac mode? Like there have been 4 or 5 people confirming it didn't work. Does this mean as long as we've got an iBasso OTG and one of the many usb dac/amps that we'll be good? This didn't require USB-ARP, right?
It's just plug and play. I really don't know why people would be saying it doesn't work. It definitely works with the S4 and E17. The android music player I use is called Mixzing. No tricks or audio recorder pro involved. I'm not rooted or anything, it just works. I don't think I'll be using the E17 with my S4 all that much though since the S4 sounds great with my GR01's alone and it's just simply much more portable. The option is always there though.
This seriously makes this device better for me than the iPhone 4 it replaced. I was already excited about the S4, but now that I know USB audio out works I'm extremely pleased. I had been using my iPhone 4 with my GR01's, and also with an analog out LOD to the E17 when using my T50rp. The ability to still use my E17 and my T50rp with the S4 is great, technically it's even better than using the iPhone since this is digital out. Android has come a long way in the last 2 years since I had ditched them for an iPhone 4. I'm glad I'm back with an Android though.
*** I'm not saying the S4 and this OTG cable will work with all DAC's though. The only DAC I have is the E17. I have read that some DAC's don't work at all with the S4, and I've read that some require the audio recorder pro app to work. In my case, this just works and I'm extremely happy about it. Otherwise I'd be sad that I left the iPhone for a device that wouldn't work with my E17.
Edited by jasonb - 6/9/13 at 3:39pm