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post #4126 of 5305
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post
 

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/

Thanks for that.

 

Besides the cost of the apps, are there any other disadvantages in functionality or SQ?

post #4127 of 5305

USB Audio Player PRO is the best sound quality music player to my ears on my setup (Samsung Galaxy Note 3 > Objective DAC > SoundLab Neco V3 amp > MrSpeakers Mad Dog headphones) for the time being.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/638387/best-android-music-player-app/240#post_10120655

 

The USB Audio Player PRO app can play and output 24-bit audio to a 24-bit USB DAC.

 

A free trial version of  USB Audio Player PRO is available on Google Play store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.extreamsd.usbaudioplayerpro

 

It can only play locally stored music files.


Edited by DanBa - 2/18/14 at 12:31pm
post #4128 of 5305
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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.

 

 

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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?

You can certainly use it as a chain but if you want to use the DAC and Amp separately/independently you might not be able to. Something you should contact JDS about and word that very carefully. If you want to use it as a chain then you're in business as that's the common use.

post #4129 of 5305
Best portable rig ever.

post #4130 of 5305
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post
 

USB Audio Player PRO is the best sound quality music player to my ears on my setup (Samsung Galaxy Note 3 > Objective DAC > SoundLab Neco V3 amp > MrSpeakers Mad Dog headphones) for the time being.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/638387/best-android-music-player-app/240#post_10120655

 

The USB Audio Player PRO app can play and output 24-bit audio to a 24-bit USB DAC.

 

A free trial version of  USB Audio Player PRO is available on Google Play store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.extreamsd.usbaudioplayerpro

 

It can only play locally stored music files.

I've been trying to get the app's dev to confirm this; are you sure? I was hoping that I could dongle a usb dac off my new Nexus 5 while streaming a TB of flacs off of one of the new wireless hard drives like the Seagate.

post #4131 of 5305
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Originally Posted by Ra97oR View Post

Best portable rig ever.

 

Ha! Only on Head-Fi ;).

 

Love it!!

post #4132 of 5305

That is a beautiful rig!

 

Can someone tell me what the most flexible Android device is, as far as being able to use it with the widest possible range of USB DACs?  I like to stream music using Google Play All Access, so I don't want to be limited to the USB player/recorder app.  And I don't want to be limited to DACs that are specifically made for use with the Android--I'd like to be able to use it with ordinary desktop DACs designed for use with PCs.

post #4133 of 5305
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

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

Oh, so the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has a micro-USB (similar to a GS4)? Might be worth upgrading just have that. lol Do you know of any other (significant) improvements over the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0?
post #4134 of 5305
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Originally Posted by sonictransducer View Post

That is a beautiful rig!

Can someone tell me what the most flexible Android device is, as far as being able to use it with the widest possible range of USB DACs?  I like to stream music using Google Play All Access, so I don't want to be limited to the USB player/recorder app.  And I don't want to be limited to DACs that are specifically made for use with the Android--I'd like to be able to use it with ordinary desktop DACs designed for use with PCs.

Probably the Note 3, apart from Samsung's having probably the most complete USB audio support it also puts out the most charge through its USB port.
post #4135 of 5305

After much umming and ahhing about which dac/amp to get for my phone I decided upon the JDS Labs C5D:

 

 

Only received it last night (kudos to Headphoniaks in Spain for the great service & stellar packaging job) so only been able to use it for a few hours, but so far I'm really very pleased with it. I wanted something that would give me comparable SQ to my home O2 & ODAC set up and early impressions are that it more than holds its own :D

 

Quick update: I mentioned earlier that my ODAC worked fine with my Moto G but the phone's volume control was disabled. I've since discovered that volume control does in fact work, but I need to power off the phone beforehand or it doesn't detect the ODAC properly - had previously just left the phone in stand by / sleep mode.

post #4136 of 5305

Can anyone suggest high quality otg cable with B male to micro usb for Samsung phone?

post #4137 of 5305

.. micro to micro / mini / standard USB OTG cable:

http://forzaaudioworks.com/en/product.php?id_product=55

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/4110#post_10278386

 

 

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Originally Posted by Dougr33 View Post
 

I've been trying to get the app's dev to confirm this; are you sure? I was hoping that I could dongle a usb dac off my new Nexus 5 while streaming a TB of flacs off of one of the new wireless hard drives like the Seagate.

 

As far as I understand, the latest version (1.0.9) of USB Audio Player PRO can only play locally stored music files.

 

 

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Originally Posted by deltasun View Post


Oh, so the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has a micro-USB (similar to a GS4)? Might be worth upgrading just have that. lol Do you know of any other (significant) improvements over the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0?

 

Sorry, I don't know.

post #4138 of 5305

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.. micro to micro / mini / standard USB OTG cable:

http://forzaaudioworks.com/en/product.php?id_product=55

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/4110#post_10278386 "

 

Wow! 45 Euro ! Why would a normal cheaper cable be inferior? It's just streaming digital data.

post #4139 of 5305
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Originally Posted by Peridot View Post
 

 

 

Also after ideas for a case to house the S3 and the FiiO. Some sort of bi-fold zip-up job with the phone on one side and the DAC on the other would be nice but I can't immediately think of anything suitable. Not too worried about how the cable fits between the two as I've ordered some micro-USP plugs and will make up something to suit the case arrangement.

 

I'll read back over the lengthy thread to pick up anything I may have missed and hope to be able to contribute my experience as it grows.

 

Cheers ...

 

Hi!  Check something like this:

 

http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Universal-Travel-Electronics-Accessories/dp/B002VPE1QG/ref=sr_1_12?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1392898287&sr=1-12&keywords=small+camera+case

post #4140 of 5305

POWER DRAIN ISSUE.

 

Not  sure if this has already been addressed but here goes,

                                                                                      I've got a Samsung Galaxy S4 running USB Audio Player Pro 1.0.9, OTG'd to a Fiio E17. The issue is the phone's power is being used really quickly whilst the E17 doesn't appear to be using any power at all....as if the phone is powering the E17!

Has anyone else had a similar experience?  if so, is there a solution as at the moment it makes the setup I have is impractical as the phone is drained of power in approx. 2 hours : (

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