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post #4111 of 5567

Further to my earlier query (post #4103 above), I have done some more playing today and it would appear that CyanogenMod breaks the native support for USB audio on the Galaxy S3 :(

 

Trying some other ROMs appeared easier than reverting to stock so I've ended up with OmegaRom v56 (Android 4.3 based) which works perfectly in all regards, although it appears to be just as 'bloaty' as the original Samsung.

 

I now have a very nice DAP based on the S3 and FiiO E18 using USBAPP for lossless files on a 64GB SD card, Spotify 'extreme' quality for streaming and downloads, Soundcloud/Soundcloud downloader, and TuneIn Radio Pro :smile_phones:

 

Given the availability of products like the E18 and the reasonable second-hand prices for 'high-end' Android handsets, there's a real opportunity for a minimum function set custom ROM / Kernel that exploits the best audio performance and maximises battery life. Hopefully some of the clever developer community will be inspired to produce one.

post #4112 of 5567
Just get titanium backup, freeze a bunch of stuff. Then use greenify and wake lock detector and greenify a bunch of stuff.

Sent from my HTC6500LVW using Tapatalk 2
post #4113 of 5567
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Originally Posted by headfinoob View Post

Just get titanium backup, freeze a bunch of stuff. Then use greenify and wake lock detector and greenify a bunch of stuff.

Sent from my HTC6500LVW using Tapatalk 2

 

The only problem with that reply is the word "Just..." :D

 

The rest means little to me as yet, but I wouldn't be here if I didn't like a play so thanks for the suggestions ... I and my mate Google will take them and see what we can come up with.

post #4114 of 5567

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

 

How-to:

http://goo.gl/hMktBy

post #4115 of 5567
Im using galaxy s3 with jelly bean. Im planning to buy a jds lab c5d amp/dac combo. Some people say the jelly bean enables usb audio, is it true? if so, do i need to use the usb audio recorder pro app? Since i want to use the poweramp app. Help pls thx
post #4116 of 5567

IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did it .

Running a Fiio E07 that arrived this morning. Ran the patch.. worked. plugged everything in and it works with Google music and usb music player.! Wow.

I am soooooo happppyyyy!!

post #4117 of 5567
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Originally Posted by zaiperry View Post

Im using galaxy s3 with jelly bean. Im planning to buy a jds lab c5d amp/dac combo. Some people say the jelly bean enables usb audio, is it true? if so, do i need to use the usb audio recorder pro app? Since i want to use the poweramp app. Help pls thx

I have a US (Verizon) Galaxy S3 and my FiiO E18 works with it without needing any special app, It works with PowerAmp, Neutron, Spotify and Google's Music Player including streaming from Google's All Access subscription service. It works with Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and worked with the previous version of android as well.

post #4118 of 5567

nexus 4 doesn't have otg or digital audio out as standard software.

 

Gallaxy phones yes. 

 

hopefully in the future all android with have that feature.

post #4119 of 5567

Can someone please recommend an Android-compatible USB DAC that will suit my needs?  I currently have the Fiio E18, which I use solely for its DAC stage--I bypass the amp stage, since I prefer to use a tube amp.  I find the Fiio DAC reasonably good--it's fairly transparent with a good soundstage.  I want to find something that shares those qualities, but that also has a fuller and bassier sound.  I was hoping to get the KingRex UD384, since it seems to have both the sound and the form factor that I'm looking for.  So I emailed the company, and I received the following reply: "I am afraid that UD384 can’t meet your needs, UD384 can’t go with OTG cable then play on Adroid system."  Should I trust that email, or would there be any way to make this work?  And if the UD 384 won't work, is there anything else I might try?  I'm prepared to use any Android model.

post #4120 of 5567
I had a similar experience writing to Meridian about the Meridian Explored to see if it was compatible with Android. They said it wasn't although if you look on the app page for USB Audio Player Pro the Meridian Explorer is listed as one of the DACs supported by the app and obviously works with Android. I wrote them back pointing that out and they never replied to that mail.
post #4121 of 5567
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

I have a US (Verizon) Galaxy S3 and my FiiO E18 works with it without needing any special app, It works with PowerAmp, Neutron, Spotify and Google's Music Player including streaming from Google's All Access subscription service. It works with Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and worked with the previous version of android as well.

sorry if i sound stupud. jds c5d is an amp/dac combo. So i can use both functions?
post #4122 of 5567
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Originally Posted by zaiperry View Post


sorry if i sound stupud. jds c5d is an amp/dac combo. So i can use both functions?

 

Sure you can. :etysmile:

post #4123 of 5567

Are Samsung Galaxy Tab, 8" tablets compatible for usb-otg/ DAC use? Thanks

post #4124 of 5567
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Originally Posted by BrainFood View Post

Are Samsung Galaxy Tab, 8" tablets compatible for usb-otg/ DAC use? Thanks

You mean 7"? I have the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and use OTG/Dragonfly just fine. Just need to get a better quality OTG cable to get it to sound as good as my GS4 with the same set up.
post #4125 of 5567

According to Resonessence Labs, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is not a USB audio-enabled Android device; it is a USB host-enabled Android device:

http://resonessencelabs.com/dsd-on-iphone-with-herus/

 

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (or USB Audio Player PRO) > USB audio out >> USB OTG cable >> Resonessence Labs Herus USB DAC/headphone amp

 

 

 

 

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