Originally Posted by bmichels
I have a Centrance HiFi M8 LX, and I still wonder what will be the best solution to play 24/96 files on it (WITHOUT downsampling & WITHOUT using the Recorder PRO application (that do not has any Playlist/file management)).
-> Finally does the Note3 allow USB host with 24/96 support at least ?
The stock Galaxy Note3 can forward 24/96 PCM stream to an external USB DAC without using USB Audio Recorder PRO.
Galaxy Note 3 & high-resolution audio:
Native USB audio with stock music player: 24/96 high-resolution audio
24/96 music file > stock music player running on Galaxy Note 3 > 24/96 PCM stream >> USB OTG cable >> 24/96 capable FiiO E17 USB DAC/amp
Native USB audio with Google Play Music player: 24/96 high-resolution audio
24/96 music file > Google Play Music player running on Galaxy Note 3 > 24/96 PCM stream >> USB OTG cable >> 24/96 capable FiiO E17 USB DAC/amp
Unlike the Samsung stock music player and the Google Play Music player, other music players like Neutron or Poweramp can only forward 16/44.1 PCM stream to an external USB DAC.
Is there a self-limitation (i.e. downsampling) of these players?
Or do the Samsung stock music player and the Google Play Music player use a new (?) separate audio environment, Professional Audio or JACK bypassing the legacy Android audio environment "AudioFlinger"?