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post #3781 of 5897

I think you can download the codec packs which will give you more functionality for your android devices. Of course that depends on how proprietary the manufacturer keeps the device functions. Cyanogenmod has cured a couple of the proprietary "issues" for me in the past.

post #3782 of 5897
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Originally Posted by ElectEnthusiast View Post
 

I think you can download the codec packs which will give you more functionality for your android devices. Of course that depends on how proprietary the manufacturer keeps the device functions. Cyanogenmod has cured a couple of the proprietary "issues" for me in the past.

 

On non-rooted devices, there is no way you could possibly install codecs.

 

Also note that Android's own MediaPlayer class (which I cannot use) does not seem to use the MediaCodec API, so Android's own player plays more formats than one could by using the MediaCodec class. I reckon this is a bit too technical for most. :blink:


Edited by Davy Wentzler - 12/26/13 at 2:58am
post #3783 of 5897

Granted ...root access may be required for the codec updates. I should have included that in my original reply. I hadn't looked into changing codec settings too much for android. Since android is basically a proprietary distribution of linux made for mobile devices, it would seem possible. But, then again, root access would be required. XDA forums has many posts on rooting devices. I do not suggest doing so for someone who does not have experience in doing such things. There is always the possibility of bricking a device if something goes wrong.

post #3784 of 5897
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Originally Posted by eXtream View Post
 

 

What you need is a hardware volume control as in UARP. It will come in one of the releases and it will remember the settings (unlike in UARP). Some DAC's initialize themselves with half volume. You could run UARP first, set the volume and return to UAPP as a work-around, but that might be very tricky.

 Too bad there isn't a way to add some NPN transistors into the code. (Oh the wonders of fantasy) Realistically, there would have to be better output amplifiers added to the hardware. Of course, that would require different manufacturers to sell better quality goods. The trouble is consumers tend to buy on the low end to get a price break for their devices. I am guilty of this on occasion. But, as I get older I tend to prefer a better balance of quality goods and acceptable costs.

post #3785 of 5897
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Originally Posted by walkman_heart View Post

using my microstreamer and s4 has much better sq

than microstreamer and laptop combo

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk

 

What SW do you use on your laptop? The SQ might depent a lot on the player app. Another thing to consider is power supply to the DAC. Do you hear any differences playing files on your laptop running from battery only vs from PSU?

post #3786 of 5897
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Originally Posted by SV_huMMer View Post

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Originally Posted by walkman_heart View Post

using my microstreamer and s4 has much better sq

than microstreamer and laptop combo

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk

 

What SW do you use on your laptop? The SQ might depent a lot on the player app. Another thing to consider is power supply to the DAC. Do you hear any differences playing files on your laptop running from battery only vs from PSU?


I'm using foobar and wasapi plug-in

however in my ears using dac in android has more refined sound than using laptop and win7

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post #3787 of 5897
Hi to everyone,

I've read pages and pages but couldn't find some specific informations:

I have three questions:

1- Could someone please tell me FIRST HAND experience about which USB DACs are supported on a Nexus 10 running last CM11 ?
2- Same as above but with Nexus 4 CM11
3- Talking specifically about Hifimediy sabre DAC, do I need to purchase android version http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=124
Or can I get this http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=83 with USB to optical feature to work on Nexus 10?

Thanks
Edited by fdbf - 12/26/13 at 6:23am
post #3788 of 5897
Beta version works fine for my Xperia Z1 with Just Audio UHA-120dsc. Sounds like a buy for me.
post #3789 of 5897
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post
 

Just Audio µHA-120Ds USB DAC/amp & Android USB audio:

http://noblehifi.blogspot.fr/2013/11/just-audio-uha-120ds-review.html

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.540785392652695.1073741826.299889630075607&type=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is the exact unit in my pocket right now. x3

 

Works with stock player, Neutron and UAPP on my Xperia Z1.

post #3790 of 5897

Pebble working with UAPP, the song name displayed is not changing, but the songs are.

post #3791 of 5897
confirm uapp works with aesthetix Romulus CD/DAC
post #3792 of 5897

Confirm UAPP is working with S Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.2, stock, European) and M2Tech HiFace DAC

post #3793 of 5897

Confirmed: Resonessence Labs Concero HD works natively with the NVIDIA SHIELD. Probably works with other Android devices with native support for USB audio, and the SHIELD is probably compatible with other USB audio devices, but the SHIELD is all I have on me right now (my AQ DragonFly does not work with Android period in my experience whether externally powered or not).

 

I don't even have an amp with me to verify this is working - had to use the video RCA -> male 3.5mm adapter I had lying around and use Audacity on my computer to record from the 3.5mm line in to confirm that there was audio coming out. :rolleyes:

 

All this makes for a pretty bulky setup since I need an amp too…

 

 

An extremely weird setup indeed. 


Edited by tninety - 12/26/13 at 10:57pm
post #3794 of 5897

Full version now bought, up and running with Samsung Galaxy SIV and Centrance HiFi-M8

lovely...

post #3795 of 5897
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Originally Posted by eXtream View Post
 

 

What you need is a hardware volume control as in UARP. It will come in one of the releases and it will remember the settings (unlike in UARP). Some DAC's initialize themselves with half volume. You could run UARP first, set the volume and return to UAPP as a work-around, but that might be very tricky.

I also wish your team can add this funtion that make allow to sort my songs by artist or album in playlist , just like Playpro and Poweramp ,thank you~


Edited by taiwho - 12/27/13 at 3:22am
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