What I have seen only is form Venture Craft.
Edited by m-i-c-k-e-y - 10/9/13 at 11:51am
I can confirm the GS4 doesn´t work with my ODAC, which worked beautifuly with the GS3.
Very bad move from Samsung. Had I known before, I wouldn´t have bought this phone. If anoybody has a way to let them know how they screwed this up. Maybe there´s hope that they can fix this.
The Galaxy Note 3 (i.e. SM-N9005), using Neutron / Poweramp or USB Audio Recorder PRO, can work with an ODAC.
It can't. He's experiencing expectation bias (or he's full of you know what). Theoretically, with the right tools, you could prove him wrong by showing that the exact same ones and zeros are being received by the DAC regardless of which cable you use (unless the cable is actually malfunctioning).
You're right and I should have pointed out that timing plays a part as well. Most people who claim USB cables can sound different point to jitter as the reason since there's not much else that could vary but I still question that the signal being received is any different because of the cable. Most people with knowledge on the subject (technical/engineering knowledge on cables and electronics as opposed to subjective audiophile experiences) would tell you that any properly shielded USB cable that isn't malfunctioning will produce the same results and that includes the < $5 ones you find on Amazon and the like.
The only way variance in the magnitude and timing of the electrical impulses could effect the sound is if they effect the resulting digital signal because two identical digital signals will produce the same analog signal on any given DAC.
This conversation is best carried out in Sound Science section. It's not new and has been controversial for as long as I know the topic has been asked.