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Originally Posted by viveksaikia22 View Post

Have anyone tried out the following "Android" USB DAC -

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

Yep, I have one, also have the Nova Tiny-M which is much the same thing. They're mentioned a few times in this thread. Works well with several Android handsets, but I thought the SQ wasn't great to be honest.
post #3872 of 5139
I don't know if are all in the DaNBa list, however I found to be working (audio out from these devices) the following :
Note2 android 4.3 >> usb otg >> Allen & Heath Zed10
note2 android 4.3 >> usb otg >>M-audio Mobile Pre
Note2 android 4.3 >> usb otg >> behringer xenix Qx1002usb
Note2 android 4.3 >> usb otg >> rEdirol UA-1-EX
post #3873 of 5139
Probably it is a feeling, but in this uapp latest release high seem too little present. Still listen tomorrow, maybe it 's just an erroneus feeling
post #3874 of 5139
So I just wanted to add that I've sort of paused using my S4 with a CM11-based rom to listen to music through my Intruder because there seems to be a good amount of what I would call jitter in the audio. That is, there are (perhaps single sample) tick noises in the output... maybe one every few seconds. It seems to be a persistent problem that doesn't to go away despite closing apps etc.

I'm proper bummed about it, too, because I had just gone to lengths to figure out how to SMB-mount my music collection over the 802.11ac Wi-Fi, index it with aMPD, and use all sorts of fun tools that I've found and written to find/play music on my phone. I super <3 using MPD to play music on all my devices, and having it on my phone is quite excellent.

A word of warning: MPD is not the most user-friendly player. Unless you want to get in the weeds a bit, it might not be for you. If you are curious, though, check out aMPD and Mupeace in the Play Store.

I should be getting a Meridian Explorer tomorrow. Let's see if that plays any better. (DanBa's list says it works with UARP, so I'm optimistic that it will work with CM11.)
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To those who have installed cyanogenmod on a GS4.. has it been reliable? 

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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post
 

 

Even with USB Audio Player PRO / USB Audio Recorder PRO?

 

Not tried USB Audio Recorder Pro but with USB Audio Player Pro, I don't get the Herus lighting up even.

 

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Originally Posted by James1776 View Post
 


What is the 'sony USB DAC cable'? I have an Xperia Z and am having a great deal of trouble getting my Fiio E07K to work reliably...

 

Sony WMC-NWH10 cable. Does the Xperia Z have a WM-port? I think this cable is for Walkmans. I don't know anything about their phones though.

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Alas, I do not even know what a WM port is...

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Originally Posted by James1776 View Post
 

Alas, I do not even know what a WM port is...

 

Oh, it's a Sony proprietary port...kinda like Apple's 30 pin or Lightning connector port.

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Hi all, I have not read the 260 pages of this thread, so maybe I won't bring anything new... but just in case,

 

I found an app on Google Play called USB Audio player (from extream soft dev) that can play audio files on an external DAC even if your device doesn't have external DAC support.  Your device only needs to support OTG.  

 

There is a free trial version that would allow you to test it before you buy it. 

 

Enjoy!

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Originally Posted by jy p View Post
 

Hi all, I have not read the 260 pages of this thread, so maybe I won't bring anything new... but just in case,

 

I found an app on Google Play called USB Audio player (from extream soft dev) that can play audio files on an external DAC even if your device doesn't have external DAC support.  Your device only needs to support OTG.  

 

There is a free trial version that would allow you to test it before you buy it. 

 

Enjoy!

 

That's been covered already and quite well established here that it's even been abbreviated to UAAP/uapp here. That's the same app as what you've mentioned.

post #3881 of 5139
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Originally Posted by gattari View Post

Probably it is a feeling, but in this uapp latest release high seem too little present. Still listen tomorrow, maybe it 's just an erroneus feeling

 

I think so, because we do not touch the original audio except for software volume control if it is enabled.

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

 

Not tried USB Audio Recorder Pro but with USB Audio Player Pro, I don't get the Herus lighting up even.

 

 

Weird!

 

As far as I understand, the USB Audio soft driver of USB Audio Recorder PRO / USB Audio Player PRO is the same.

And this USB Audio soft driver is compliant with the Resonessence Labs Herus (i.e. the developers from eXtream Software Development and from Resonessence Labs have the same understanding of the USB Audio specification).

 

 

 

 

 

And as the Samsung Galaxy J SC-02F is working with a Tralucent Dac Amp One prototype, its USB host feature is functional (i.e. the developers from Samsung have implemented a USB host feature compliant with USB DAC):

 

 

 

 

 

If the connection procedure is correct (i.e. "Important: connect your device BEFORE starting the app, otherwise it will not get detected!"), my guess is that the Samsung Galaxy J SC-02F rejects the Herus at the USB enumeration stage when the Herus likely requires 500 mA (i.e. a USB DAC may draw a maximum of 5 unit loads, 500 mA, from a port in USB 2.0.), because the Samsung Galaxy J can’t provide 500 mA.

If my guess is correct, then a powered USB hub has to be added:

 

Samsung Galaxy J >> USB OTG cable >> powered USB hub >> Resonessence Labs Herus 


Edited by DanBa - 1/4/14 at 11:57am
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Darn. While the Meridian Explorer does work with UARP/UAPP, CM11 is unable to use it directly for some reason.

I wonder if enhancements to CM11's functionality would make it work, ever.
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Uapp with Crossfeed?
Yes please!!!smily_headphones1.gif
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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

http://goo.gl/BOnMDQ

 

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

http://goo.gl/2fPYtk

 

A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note2:

stock Galaxy Note2 > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable (ID pin grounded) >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

http://goo.gl/4Nq4Y8

 

A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samung Galaxy S4:

stock Samsung Galaxy S4 > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable (ID pin grounded) >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

http://goo.gl/dIwrqp

 

A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note3:

stock Samsung Galaxy Note3 > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable (ID pin grounded) >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

http://goo.gl/7Bvkhz

 

A list of standard USB DAC reportedly non-interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samsung Galaxy S3 / Note2 / S4 / Note3 using USB Audio Recorder PRO /  USB Audio Player PRO:

http://goo.gl/kHJmfE

 

A list of USB OTG cables:

http://goo.gl/4JyOe5

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