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post #2821 of 5782

I still think that a USB audio service = game-changer. Can't wait to have it!!

post #2822 of 5782

FiiO E07K works with Galaxy S3 and Nexus 7:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/638910/fiio-e07k-andes-review-and-help-thread/675#post_9288277

post #2823 of 5782
Quote:
Originally Posted by eXtream View Post


Although understandable since the app was not made for this, I wonder though. Is a kernel with 16-bit audio maxed at 48kHz no deal breaker? Would my upcoming USB audio service help?
Your USB audio service would definitely help many people.
If I understood right, you don't need root to use it. That and the fact, that it supports 24bit certainly could make Android a lot more popular with audiophiles. Not to mention, that it could open new possibilities for devices that haven't kernels with USB-audio drivers available.

Having said that, I must admit that I don't really care about 24bit. I doubt it'd make any difference -with my equipment. I'm fine with 320kb/s MP3's but I can't stand the built in DAC's of any Android device I've tried/owned. I also need the ability to use the DAC with any android player/app, which leaves me with no other option than to flash a custom kernel.

Anyways, I'm looking forward to try out your USB audio service and see how it works on my devices. Maybe it will make my old phone work with the DAC. That would make a nice, portable addition to a tablet. Keep up the great work! smily_headphones1.gif
post #2824 of 5782

are there any cheap 2nd hand android phones that are perfect candidate to use as transport? or may as well just get an ipod?
 

post #2825 of 5782

Thanks for your continued work on the USB audio service, eXstream.  I'd appreciate if you could contact some streaming music companies like MOG.com to see if their Android apps would support the USB Audio service.. it might be a bit of a long shot.. but MOG is pretty active in getting input from the community to improve their streaming audio app.

 

Thanks again!

post #2826 of 5782
Quote:
Originally Posted by eXtream View Post

No problem, I'll explain once more.

What it is NOT:
The service will not enable USB audio playback for just any app.

What it is:
The service can enable USB audio playback for apps that will support the service. App authors need to write some code to support this new service. For instance, PowerAmp could use the service. The question of which file types and cuelists you can play then simply depends on the app that will support the service.

After or before release I'll just contact all popular media player app authors to ask if they want to support this service. And after release, you can all do the same for your favourite app if they have no support for it yet.

If you have further questions, please let me know! smily_headphones1.gif

Dear eXtream, thanks a lot! Just a small clarification question: does the app need to support USB audio playback in general, or does it have to have support of your service specifically?

E.g. apps that currently work on Samsung S3 streaming music via usb - Neutron is one example - will they still need to add support to your service?

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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

are there any cheap 2nd hand android phones that are perfect candidate to use as transport? or may as well just get an ipod?

An iPod (depending on the model) will pose more or less serious problems or require extra costs to get the digital audio out of it. Even if it does, you're capped with 16/48, If I am not mistaken. And there's no UARP for iOS (at least, yet smily_headphones1.gif))) So the iPod does not belong to this discussion.

As far as androids are concerned, the safest bet is to get a used GS3, and you'll have it all: native usb audio out support, but capped at 16/48, or UARP-enabled, without such SR/bit depth limits.

Alternatively, you could get some cheaper Xperias - see some of my earlier posts for details and warnings.
Edited by SV_huMMer - 8/7/13 at 11:39am
post #2827 of 5782

LG G2 & 24/192:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7205/hands-on-with-the-lg-g2-lgs-latest-flagship

 

"LG has made audio in the line-out sense a priority for the G2. We’ve seen a lot of emphasis from other OEMs on speaker quality and stereo sound, with the G2 LG has put time into rewriting part of the ALSA stack and Android framework to support higher sampling and bit depth. The inability of the Android platform to support different sampling rates for different applications remains a big limitation for OEMs, one LG wrote around, and with the G2 up to 24 bit 192 kHz FLAC/WAV playback is supported in the stock player, and LG says it will make an API available for other apps to take advantage of this higher definition audio support to foster a better 24-bit ecosystem on Android."

 

 

 

 

 

LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Motorola Moto X

http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/07/lg-g2-vs-the-competition/#continued


Edited by DanBa - 8/7/13 at 2:47pm
post #2828 of 5782

@ Danba - that is great news in terms of LG setting an industry precedent in adding HD sound functionality as a point of difference. Nice one LG! Fingers crossed LG's competitors attempt to up their games in response for their future releases. And thanks again for your tireless work providing updates to this thread and maintaining your Android/DAC compatibility table.

 

@SV_huMMer - I'm not sure eXtream could state it any more clearly: "App authors need to write some code to support this new service." 

post #2829 of 5782
Quote:
Originally Posted by eXtream View Post


Although understandable since the app was not made for this, I wonder though. Is a kernel with 16-bit audio maxed at 48kHz no deal breaker? Would my upcoming USB audio service help?

 

For me 16/48 is all I need.   With that said, I haven't been following this thread so I didn't see that you were working on a service to fix the problem.  It sounds like a much better solution than UARP while google drags its feet to figure this all out.  I'd be happy with poweramp, spotify, youtube, pandora, and ideally a browser.  Voice calling would be nice too, although that probably wouldn't be feasible given the situation.  So yea, to answer your question I'd be all over that service.

 

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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

LG G2 & 24/192:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7205/hands-on-with-the-lg-g2-lgs-latest-flagship

 

"LG has made audio in the line-out sense a priority for the G2. We’ve seen a lot of emphasis from other OEMs on speaker quality and stereo sound, with the G2 LG has put time into rewriting part of the ALSA stack and Android framework to support higher sampling and bit depth. The inability of the Android platform to support different sampling rates for different applications remains a big limitation for OEMs, one LG wrote around, and with the G2 up to 24 bit 192 kHz FLAC/WAV playback is supported in the stock player, and LG says it will make an API available for other apps to take advantage of this higher definition audio support to foster a better 24-bit ecosystem on Android."

 

LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Motorola Moto X

http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/07/lg-g2-vs-the-competition/#continued

 

Hopefully this means they put a decent dac inside, not just a mediocre one that supports 24/192.  Until we get more detailed specs who knows *crosses fingers*.  Also hoping that means it'll support usb dacs natively.

 

It was funny, all the news people assumed hifi audio meant good speakers.  I couldn't care less about the speakers and actually dislike devices with front facing ones.  Just an eye sore I'll never use.

 

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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

are there any cheap 2nd hand android phones that are perfect candidate to use as transport? or may as well just get an ipod?
 

 

You mean for usb out, or just good sq?  I picked up a used galaxy s 4g (vibrant) which sounds about on par with my ipod (5.5g) after the voodoo sound app was installed.  For what it's worth, you can get a new one for about $200 which is not much more than a used one.  There's a few other phones around with the same wolfson dac in them.  They sound mediocre out of the box, but sound great after root + voodoo sound.  To be honest I prefer it over my ipod sometimes, just because poweramp has a much better ui, plus the customizable 10 band eq.


Edited by ZeNmAc - 8/7/13 at 9:05pm
post #2830 of 5782
Quote:
Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

are there any cheap 2nd hand android phones that are perfect candidate to use as transport? or may as well just get an ipod?
 

for usb otg phones, maybe a used samsung s3 with bad esn...

post #2831 of 5782

Any news on the sony xperia z ultra?  Will it have native support like the z and tablet z?
 

post #2832 of 5782
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

LG G2 & 24/192:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7205/hands-on-with-the-lg-g2-lgs-latest-flagship

 

"LG has made audio in the line-out sense a priority for the G2. We’ve seen a lot of emphasis from other OEMs on speaker quality and stereo sound, with the G2 LG has put time into rewriting part of the ALSA stack and Android framework to support higher sampling and bit depth. The inability of the Android platform to support different sampling rates for different applications remains a big limitation for OEMs, one LG wrote around, and with the G2 up to 24 bit 192 kHz FLAC/WAV playback is supported in the stock player, and LG says it will make an API available for other apps to take advantage of this higher definition audio support to foster a better 24-bit ecosystem on Android."

 

 

Great effort! Would make even more sense if this is backed by native USB Audio Out support, and if this is the case - G2 can become a true S3 killer in the portable hi-fi domain. Althoug I personally would never get a 5.2 inch portable device :-) 

 

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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

for usb otg phones, maybe a used samsung s3 with bad esn...

 

What's "bad esn"?confused_face(1).gif

post #2833 of 5782
Quote:
Originally Posted by SV_huMMer View Post

Great effort! Would make even more sense if this is backed by native USB Audio Out support, and if this is the case - G2 can become a true S3 killer in the portable hi-fi domain. 

 

Very likely:

 

. the current LG flagship smartphone Optimus G Pro has USB Audio Out capability.

 

. "with the G2 LG has put time into rewriting part of the ALSA stack and Android framework to support higher sampling and bit depth"

 

1000

 

1000

 

USB Audio Driver for ALSA of HTC One:

https://github.com/flar2/m7-bulletproof/blob/master/sound/usb/card.c#L2

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by SV_huMMer View Post

Althoug I personally would never get a 5.2 inch portable device :-) 

 

Galaxy S4 : volume = 75 cm3 : 13.66 * 6.98 * 0.79 ; 4.99"

Galaxy S3 : volume = 83 cm3 : 13.66 * 7.06 * 0.86 ; 4.8"

LG G2 : volume = 87 cm3 : 13.85 * 7.09 * 0.89 ; 5.2"

Galaxy Note2 : volume = 114 cm3 : 15.11 * 8.05 * 0.94 ; 5.5"

Toshiba E800 : volume = 173 cm3 : 13.5 * 7.7 * 1.67 ; 4" (my old pocketable Pocket PC)

post #2834 of 5782

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/

 

. Ainol Novo 7 Flame using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NOVO7

http://forum.hifimediy.com/showthread.php?89-Sabre-Tiny-USB-DAC-compatibility-with-Android-Devices&p=312&viewfull=1#post312

 

. 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 (tablet):

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

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2475#post_9510187

 

. Asus TF700 (tablet):

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

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2475#post_9510151

 

. Asus Transformer Prime (tablet):

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

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2475#post_9510187

 

. CX-919  (mini PC):

http://www.androydz.com/rk3188-quad-core-android-tv-stick/

http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?5309-CX-919-rk3188-quad-core-tv-stick-Android-4-2-Official-Firmware-Release&s=0fed1c9ea300e5cb35a655a7b8bcd62a&p=72022&viewfull=1#post72022

 

. Fujitsu Arrows NX (smartphone):

http://www.theverge.com/products/arrows-nx-f-06e/7058

http://mobileascii.jp/elem/000/000/079/79016/

 

. 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 4 powered by a custom kernel using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2100#post_9340559

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2550#post_9557503

 

. 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 7 v2 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/24/nexus-7-2013-hands-on/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2700#post_9651395

 

. 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 J One (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/20/htc-j-one/

http://mobileascii.jp/elem/000/000/079/79016/

 

. 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

 

. Hyundai T7 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://engadgetandroid.com/hyundai-t7-a-tablet-style-samsung.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2745#post_9661439

 

. 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

 

. iOCEAN X7 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):

http://iocean.androidguruz.com/

http://chinandroidhospital.com/viewtopic.php?f=344&t=576

 

. 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://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2505#post_9528413

 

. 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 HD / 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/

 

. Pipo M9 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):

http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?5001-Strong-is-beautiful-in-Depth-Review-of-the-PIPO-M9-Quad-Core-Tablet

http://www.tellementnomade.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=151754#p151754

 

. 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 Mega (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/02/samsung-galaxy-mega-review/

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=124

 

. 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 A (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/08/sony-xperia-a-passes-through-the-fcc/

http://mobileascii.jp/elem/000/000/079/79016/

 

. 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 GX (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/09/sony-xperia-gx-release-date/

http://bbs.kakaku.com/bbs/K0000183708/SortID=16380480/

 

. 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 SP (smartphone):

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/14/sony-xperia-sp-review/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2700#post_9652032

 

. Sony Xperia Sola using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone): “powered” USB hub required for 500mA USB DAC

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

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2745#post_9661802

 

. Sony Xperia Tablet Z (tablet):

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/30/sony-xperia-tablet-z-review/

http://talk.sonymobile.com/thread/140910

 

. 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

 

. Sony Xperia ZR (smartphone):

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_zr-5421.php

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2655#post_9632318

 

. 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/

 

. Tronsmart MK908 (mini PC):

http://blog.geekbuying.com/index.php/2013/04/19/tronsmart-mk908-another-rk3188-quad-core-mini-pc-tv-box-release-review/#.UbpOVtguiSo

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=42118398&postcount=33

 

. Tronsmart T428 (mini PC):

http://blog.geekbuying.com/index.php/2013/04/17/tronsmart-t428-ready-to-shipcome-with-android-4-2-jelly-bean-first-review-here/

http://blog.geekbuying.com/index.php/2013/06/17/tronsmart-t428-new-android-4-2-firmware-comingfix-usb-audio-problem/#.UcDCvaL0FTk

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

The user interface of the USB Audio Recorder PRO player is rather basic, but it now has a shuffle play mode. It can transmit 24/192, and "output very natural sound".

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2475#post_9511194

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2175#post_9373681

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

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2490#post_9515594

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2655#post_9634800

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2505#post_9530265

 

 

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

 

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

http://audio-head.com/the-alo-pan-am-desktop-headphone-amplifier-and-usb-dac-review/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2715#post_9653008

 

. 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

 

. Audio-gd Reference 3 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (S/PDIF converter):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/438947/coming-soon-audio-gd-reference-3-usb-spdif-converter-wonder-box

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2610#post_9609350

 

. 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/622939/the-centrance-hifi-m8-thread/2865#post_9685056

 

. 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 Android DAC:

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=124

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=124

. 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

 

. HiFimeDIY Sabre Tiny USB DAC:

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=107

http://forum.hifimediy.com/showthread.php?89-Sabre-Tiny-USB-DAC-compatibility-with-Android-Devices&s=3cd1626fb11a5d30d51ac735313dd1e4&p=308&viewfull=1#post308

 

. 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

 

. iBasso D42 (USB DAC/amp):

http://headfonics.com/2013/07/the-d42-mamba-by-ibasso/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2700#post_9649935

 

. 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

 

. M2Tech hiFace DAC using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

http://www.audiostream.com/content/m2tech-hiface-dac

http://www.head-fi.org/t/667350/m2tech-hiface-dac-32-384-impressions#post_9664424

 

. 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

 

. NuForce Icon HDP (USB DAC/amp):

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

http://www.head-fi.org/t/666267/diy-otg-micro-usb-b-cable-to-usb-b-tutorial

 

. 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

 

. Resonessence Labs Concero using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/resonessence2/1.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2715#post_9653008

 

. 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

 

. ALO audio The Pan Am in USB debugging mode, or using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://audio-head.com/the-alo-pan-am-desktop-headphone-amplifier-and-usb-dac-review/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2565#post_9574726

 

. 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:

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

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2790#post_9676543

 

. 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

 

. Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Solo –dB using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

http://headfonics.com/2013/03/cypher-labs-algorhythm-solo-db/

http://cypherlabs.com/blog/post/android-devices-play-high-resolution-audio-using-the-algorhythm-solo-db

 

. 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

 

. HiFimeDIY Sabre Tiny USB DAC:

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=107

http://forum.hifimediy.com/showthread.php?89-Sabre-Tiny-USB-DAC-compatibility-with-Android-Devices&s=c5c822c2ffc8aafc13dd6135f9cd235c&p=345&viewfull=1#post345

 

. 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 D zero-SE (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.hibino-intersound.co.jp/information/3462.html

http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20130610_602920.html

 

. 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 D4 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/450260/ibasso-d4-mamba-with-dual-dacs-hey-hey-the-now-the-d42-and-improved-starting-on-page-76

http://www.head-fi.org/t/450260/ibasso-d4-mamba-with-dual-dacs-hey-hey-the-now-the-d42-and-improved-starting-on-page-76/1125#post_9501894

 

. iBasso D42 (USB DAC/amp): (Snapdragon-based S3 in USB debugging mode)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/666556/new-ibasso-d42-mamba

http://www.head-fi.org/t/666556/new-ibasso-d42-mamba/15#post_9569386

 

. 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 D12 Hj (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.hibino-intersound.co.jp/ibasso_audio/2511.html

http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=568&t=2770200&p=28#37073736

 

. 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

 

. Matrix Mini-Portable using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headfonia.com/the-320-portable-dacamp-matrix-mini-portable/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2775#post_9666929

 

. Meier 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/2535#post_9546540

 

. Meier 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:

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

 

. Nova tiny-M portable DAC (USB DAC/amp):

http://nova-audio.myshopify.com/collections/dac/products/nova-tiny-m-portable-dac-pc-mac-android

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2805#post_9679776

 

. NuForce Icon DAC (USB DAC/amp):

https://www.nuforce.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=666:icon-dac&Itemid=2659#specifications

http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/29/nuforce-icon-dac-and-headphone-amp-arrives-for-android-mac-and/

 

. 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_8571797

 

. 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

 

. SteelSeries Siberia USB sound card (USB DAC/amp):

http://steelseries.com/products/audio/steelseries-siberia-usb-soundcard

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2745#post_9661439

 

. 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

 

. 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/661448/us-samsung-galaxy-s4/45#post_9582748

 

. Apex Glacier using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

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

http://www.head-fi.org/t/661448/us-samsung-galaxy-s4/45#post_9582748

 

. AudioQuest DragonFly using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

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

http://www.head-fi.org/t/661448/us-samsung-galaxy-s4/45#post_9582748

 

. Behringer UCA202 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

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

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2505#post_9521793

 

. 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

 

. CEntrance HiFi-M8 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

http://centrance.com/products/new/blog/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2655#post_9632528

 

. Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Solo –dB using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC):

http://headfonics.com/2013/03/cypher-labs-algorhythm-solo-db/

http://cypherlabs.com/blog/post/android-devices-play-high-resolution-audio-using-the-algorhythm-solo-db

 

. 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

 

. HiFimeDIY Sabre Tiny USB DAC:

http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=107

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2460#post_9506498

 

. iBasso D zero-SE (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.hibino-intersound.co.jp/information/3462.html

http://mobileascii.jp/elem/000/000/079/79016/

 

. iBasso D42 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/666556/new-ibasso-d42-mamba

http://www.head-fi.org/t/666556/new-ibasso-d42-mamba/30#post_9610761

 

. 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

 

. M2Tech hiFace DAC using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/m2tech_hiface_dac_e.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/667350/m2tech-hiface-dac-32-384-impressions#post_9664424

 

. M2Tech hiFace Two using USB Audio Recorder PRO (S/PDIF converter):

http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/m2tech_hiface2_e.html

http://forum.tellementnomade.com/viewtopic.php?p=147120#p147120

 

. Meridian Explorer using USB Audio Recorder PRO:

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

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2520#post_9536124

 

. NuForce Icon uDAC-2 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):

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

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2385#post_9481700

 

. 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

 

. Styleaudio Carat-Peridot2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://styleaudio.jp/2011/peridot2.html

http://bbs1.ruliweb.daum.net/gaia/do/ruliweb/default/mobile/66/read?bbsId=G002&itemId=8&articleId=262591

 

. 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/661448/us-samsung-galaxy-s4/45#post_9582748

 

 

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.

 

Bold: new addition to the list

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Danba, happy to report my Xperia TL, 4.1.2, Neutron, OTG, USB hub, AGD NFB-12, WORKS FINE! No UARP, Neutron. Sucks battery fast. Going to get a HifiMeDIY mini Sabre DAC to go portable. Will update after I get it. Yikes!
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