Thank you, that's a sum of infos !
I get that my stock Android (4.1.2) phone should play the music with my DAC ! It is unfortunately not listed (UCALL). I will work on it.
As a reminder, you don't have to use a USB hub in order to connect external storage to an Android device while using a USB DAC. You can use a Ravpower FileHub as mentioned here. HTH!
Otherwise I may switch to Euroskank, which is CM11 (on XDA, you'll see the thread about CM11 kangs, that's the one) based. Also, I believe Beanstalk is CM11 based. I know HellKat is built on CM11 source, but I haven't tried it.
But yeah, cRoid Simple is probably my next rom/kernel combo of choice.
I flashed cRoid Simple and had some weirdness with ring/notification tones not showing up. Rather than reflash it I flashed HellKat just for a look and it's really good. I'm not keen on the red UI and some of the English in the menu options is pretty bad, but I can live with that. My FiiO E07K works fine and the battery life is epic. LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and everything else is enabled, running for 7 hours and only gone down to 87%, and that's including 45 minutes of bluetooth audio on my commute.
Daily builds as well :)
DanBa - many thanks for the great resource list you've put together.
I've been searching without much luck for a right angled USB Mini to Micro OTG cable for use with my C5D, as the straight one that I got with the C5D isn't really practical for pocket use (adds 2" length and very prone to cutting out if nudged).
One of your links lead me to the Treeo one which looks perfect. Only £4 ish too which is much less than getting one custom made but the The only downside is the shipping costs which bring the total up to around £20!!!
I'm going to order one anyway but wondered if any of the UK guys in a similar predicament were interested in a small 'group buy'? Adding another 1 or 2 to the basket only increases shipping by £3 or so, so I'm thinking that a 2 or 3 way split would make the unit price a bit more wallet friendly even after a small allowance of 60p for a first class stamp to forward them on. Each cable would work out at £14 delivered if buying 2 or £11.50 delivered if buying 3.
If anyone's interested let me know and I'll stick in an order. Wouldn't need any cash upfront and once they were to hand I'd create a thread in trading to keep things above board :)
(mods - hope I'm not breaking any rules by posting this, but if I am please feel free to delete/edit as appropriate. Thanks!)
You're S3 does not have a card slot or removable battery?
Not in stock form. Neither the S3 Mini nor S4 Mini support USB OTG (or host mode). Apparently the S3 Mini can get sort of OTG support if you root it, modify some stuff, and use a powered USB OTG Y-cable. Just google "galaxy s3 mini usb otg" for some links to the xda-developers forum. I wanted to downsize from my current S3 to something physically smaller and looked at both the S3 mini & S4 mini but neither will do USB OTG. My next phone may be a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact since it does have USB OTG and microSD slot. I can live with a non-removable battery, but I need USB OTG and microSD slot.
Thanks for the info and shame about that.
The sony looks a contender but way too expensive for the time being. Call me a cheapskate but I'm not willing to spend more than £200 on any phone- tops. They just ain't worth it imho..
No experience with the Dragonfly but have recently bought a Tab 3.8.0 and have a cheap OTG cable on the way. Will hook it up to a Hifimediy Sabre U2 async via USB audio player PRO once it arrives.
Acer Iconia Tab A500 & USB audio:
Acer Iconia Tab A500 using USB Audio Player PRO >> HiFimeDIY Sabre USB DAC >> Meier Audio Corda Rock amp >> Audio Technica ATH-W1000X headphones
Just bought my first ever phone(always been supplied phones through work) in the very impressive Sony xperia Ray,little dynamo of a phone,works with USBaudio player pro,even though it says its not supported in there data sheet,plays 24bit 96k downsampled to 48k,it doesnt sound great not enough power but it works!
The Ray also plays these HD tracks straight out the headphone jack which was very suprising!
Just an update on this set up,i tried this again tonight and the sound was excellent playing muse the 2nd law 24bit 96k,its as if the player was getting used to the new output,although the fiio e7 downsamples to 16/48,need to get a small 24/96 dac that will piggyback onto the Ray!thinking about the audioquest dragonfly,has anyone connected one up to there phone?Any other suggestions?cheers.
Tried it with mdac,still needs a usb hub for the 24bit stuff,but it plays 24/96 ok with a £1.00 usb hub,£2.00 otg cable and a £5.00 app, not bad for a cheap two year old phone!!
Sorry I'm a bit late to this but I have just been playing with various connectors, adapters, hubs etc with a tablet so I thought I would have a go with my Moto G after reading this.
I presume you ( swab ) are updated to the update to 4.4.2 ! ( Originally the Moto G worked with OTG attached drives but this was lost with the original 4.4.2 update. However, that has now been more or less sorted by a further update ).
I had confirmed that this new update was working but had not tried with a hub. I have a micro USB OTG Y adapter which allows further power to be supplied, but the first thing to realise is that this does not power the phone - it only powers the hub and items attached to the hub. I can confirm this is the case with a couple of hubs I tried with dac and drive attached. I played some tracks through the dac from the phone OK, but the drive was NOT recognised on the hub ( although it is recognised and can be accessed when attached directly to the OTG adapter ). So, it looks as though Motorola/Google have only partially solved the problem. ( My Samsung Note 8 can access the drive and dac and a mouse/keyboard all attached to the hub at the same time although the hub does need to be powered ). So this agrees with your findings with your hub experiments and it is unlikely to work unless there are further relevant updates.
It would seem that your best bet is some kind of wireless access to external files such as that suggested by Theogenes, above, and plug your phone directly into the dac via OTG.
Just connected a usb powered hub inbetween the DAC and RAY and now it sounds fantastic playing HIREZ 24bit FLAC truly budget setup, and not forgetting the brilliant mh1 headphones that are supplied with the RAY!
We have found an issue with FLAC files stuttering which appear to originate in a delivery from Qualcomm of FLAC decoding (though we have not done a thorough root-cause analysis). We managed to resolve this for Z2 and T2 but I am not sure how we did it. It could conceivably affect also other products from other manufacturers using the same or related chip set.
It did not appear when playing WAV or MP3 files. If it only occurs with FLAC files, it could be the same issue and not related to the memory card.
Anybody else experiencing stuttering with flac files? I thought my brand new JDS C5D was borked as all my flac files stutter 2-4 sec in, but when I played a MP3 file, it didn't stutter. Also, if I was using the headphone jack, or bluetooth, it doesn't seem to stutter either.
I've got a Samsung Galaxy S4 (i9505 - International qualcomm snapdragon version) with Cyanogenmod 11 (20140314 nightly, but happened with previous nightlies as well) with the standard kernel and ktoonsez kernel. Tried using all three media players on my phone, apollo, poweramp (pro) and media monkey beta (pro).
Anybody else running into stuttering problems with flac files and a UAC1 amp?
EDIT: Nevermind, guess I didn't get the memo, Neutron Media Player (which uses its own flac codec) seems to fix this problem. Strange, only affects audio through the USB port through UAC1, not through the headphone jack...