Originally Posted by nnotis
Likewise, I've been wondering if it would be possible to make an Android DAC like the Bumblebee and have it also work as a standard USB DAC. That would be the ultimate prize for me.
If the AudioQuest Bumblebee is an Android-specific USB DAC, it won’t be possible for a tiny USB DAC like the AudioQuest DragonFly / Bumblebee with only one USB input to have a dual role: standard USB DAC and Android-specific USB DAC.
Such a dual role USB DAC should have two USB interface inputs:
. standard USB interface: PC / S3 as USB host, USB DAC as USB peripheral
. Android-specific USB interface: Android device as USB peripheral, USB DAC as USB host.
Like an Android-specific USB DAC, an iPhone-compatible USB DAC should act as a USB host.
Simply put, an iPhone-compatible USB DAC is an Android-specific USB DAC with an Apple authentication coprocessor.
A standard USB audio – Android specific USB audio dual role DAC should have two USB interface inputs like the standard USB audio – Apple proprietary USB audio dual role VentureCraft Go-Dap X or Sony PHA-1.