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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 

I finally got USB Audio Recorder Pro working on my Note II again.  A VERY pleasant discovery is that UARP has hardware control over the volume control of the HRT Microstreamer.  What this means is that there isn't the hiss that I get using the MS on the Note II without UARP (amp is at full volume, with digital attenuation - bad!).   Unfortunately, there is a clicking that occurs every few seconds that is mildly distracting.

 

I also decided to go from FLAC to mp3 for my portable music collection to conserve space, forgetting that UARP doesn't do mp3.  DOH!

 

On a side note, it is too bad that something like Pandora can't be routed through UARP.  I listen to it quite a bit, and the main DAC that I will be using (HifiM8) won't work with the Note II without UARP.

AMEN BROTHER!

post #3122 of 5575
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Originally Posted by ZeNmAc View Post
 

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

 

Sony Xperia Z Ultra & USB audio:

http://pub.ne.jp/mhrb_stars/?entry_id=5012915

 

Xperia Z Ultra > USB audio out >> USB OTG cable >> FiiO E17 USB DAC/amp >> headphones

 

 

 

24/96 music file > USB Audio Recorder PRO on Xperia Z Ultra > USB audio out >> USB OTG cable >> FiiO E17 USB DAC/amp >> headphones

 

 

 

 

Sony Xperia Z Ultra & Samsung Galaxy Note 3

 

 

post #3123 of 5575
Do know if we can use Samsung Galaxy S4 mini with USB Audio Recorder PRO, to listen 24bit/192kHz?
post #3124 of 5575

This ebay auction ending in 1 hour! $600 value / 2 months old.

 

Apex Glacier USB dac amp, perfect size for android phones (been using with htc one)

 

Includes audiophile grade OTG cable device - device

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121171191460?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

post #3125 of 5575
Hello everyone,

I have a Nexus 7 2013 and would like some suggestions as to what DAC/Amp I should purchase for it. I was waiting on the FiiO E18 but am curious as to what others are using with their Nexus 7.

Also, is there anything I have to do to the OS in order to get audio out through its port? Thanks...
Edited by Change is Good - 9/15/13 at 3:43pm
post #3126 of 5575
Thread Starter 

So, I had some time with the Z1 and Note 3 over the weekend, in relation to USB DACs I had these results with mine:

 

Z1: Apex Glacier, HiFimeDIY, Tiny-M working. Pico not working.

Note 3: Pico, HiFimeDIY, Tiny-M working. Apex Glacier not working (very annoying!)

 

Didn't have time to compare audio properly, had to check loads of other things like camera/connectivity etc. Will do some blind tests at release of these and others, particularly keen to try 24-bit Vs 16-bit and see whether anyone can do better than guessing when blinded.

post #3127 of 5575
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post
 

Note 3: Pico, HiFimeDIY, Tiny-M working. Apex Glacier not working (very annoying!)

 

 

So, despite 24/192,  the Galaxy Note 3 has the same USB Audio behaviour than the Galaxy S4.

 

Thanks!

post #3128 of 5575
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post
 

So, I had some time with the Z1 and Note 3 over the weekend, in relation to USB DACs I had these results with mine:

 

Z1: Apex Glacier, HiFimeDIY, Tiny-M working. Pico not working.

Note 3: Pico, HiFimeDIY, Tiny-M working. Apex Glacier not working (very annoying!)

 

Didn't have time to compare audio properly, had to check loads of other things like camera/connectivity etc. Will do some blind tests at release of these and others, particularly keen to try 24-bit Vs 16-bit and see whether anyone can do better than guessing when blinded.

 

It seems Justin has got the Pico dialed in for Samsung devices.  Sadly, it seems not to work consistently for other phones. 

 

When comparing 24 to 16 bit, be mindful of how the files were brought to 16 bit.  If they were truncated, you'll probably hear the difference.  If they were dithered by a quality program, you'll be unlikely to.  I tested this when mastering an album several years ago.  For a while, I trained myself to hear the noise shaping.  I could pick it out in a blind test.  But I can't hear any difference now.  It's very subtle.  24 bit DACs are great mostly because you don't need to worry about them truncating 24 bit files.  And in the end, it would be nice not to have to bother with dithering.

post #3129 of 5575

Quote: 24/96 music file > USB Audio Recorder PRO on Xperia Z Ultra > USB audio out >> USB OTG cable >> FiiO E17 USB DAC/amp >> headphones. @ Danba

I am still trying to understand the difference between native USB audio driver in the Xperia Z and the TL. I have been trying to get UARP working on my Xperia TL for the last few days. I was having no luck on my own and sent the startup log file to audio-evolution. Davy Wentzler at audio-evolution assisted me, however in the end he came to the conclusion that it probably wouldn't work with the TL. His assessment was the native USB audio driver in the TL did not want to give up control to the UARP driver. Davy owns an Xperia Z and is pretty savvy with their phones. I was issued a refund for the app and appreciate Davy's help. I still have Winamp and Neutron and they both work fine. Xperia TL>OTG CABLE>USB isolator>HifiMeDiy U2 asynch DAC>Blaze S1 amp>ZMF T50RP

post #3130 of 5575

May be, Davy or you should contact Michael who was involved in the USB Audio implementation when he was at Sony Mobile.

http://music.columbia.edu/pipermail/andraudio/2013-May/000833.html

post #3131 of 5575

Where can I get a cheap all in one cable with Micro A USB OTG on one end and Micro B on the other. Goal is to connect Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Apex Glacier. Apex Glacier has one of these on their web site for $99, which is outrageous for usb cable. I found a $5 one here (http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/micro-to-micro-otg) but it is sold out. I have 4 hours searching but am really surprised I cannot find a cable. I do not want to piece together cables and adapers - just want ONE wire.Is that asking for too much?

 

Ideally, I would have a cable only 2 inches in length with right angles connectors on both ends. How can I get one? Links greatly appreciated.

post #3132 of 5575

Those that have the HiFimeDIY Sabre Android DAC - the green LED is supposed to be lit up at all times right?

 

I received mine and it seems to be defective. The green light only comes on for a second or two, at completely random times and for random amounts of time. Its as if there's a short in it. This happens on both my 2012 Nexus 7 and 2013 Nexus 7 and I haven't had any issues with the USB port on either of them so I think its the DAC that is faulty.

 

Frustratingly, even when the green LED does come on, the DAC does not work. Can anyone verify that this DAC works with the 2012 and/or 2013 version of the Nexus 7 running stock Android 4.3?

 

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

post #3133 of 5575
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Originally Posted by ebweinstein View Post

Where can I get a cheap all in one cable with Micro A USB OTG on one end and Micro B on the other. Goal is to connect Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Apex Glacier. Apex Glacier has one of these on their web site for $99, which is outrageous for usb cable. I found a $5 one here (http://hakshop.myshopify.com/products/micro-to-micro-otg) but it is sold out. I have 4 hours searching but am really surprised I cannot find a cable. I do not want to piece together cables and adapers - just want ONE wire.Is that asking for too much?



 



Ideally, I would have a cable only 2 inches in length with right angles connectors on both ends. How can I get one? Links greatly appreciated.


 



This isn't a perfect fit for what you're looking for but will probably work... ?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/mini-USB-OTG-Host-cable-adaptor-Samsung-Galaxy-S2-I9100-S3-I9300-SIII-S-III-3-/251323217916?pt=US_Cell_Phone_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item3a8407f7fc
post #3134 of 5575
Oops! My bad! That's Micro/Mini. You're looking for Micro/Micro! Sorry!
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