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post #4666 of 5936
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Originally Posted by tracyca View Post

My note 3 sounds Heavenly out of my cypher labs solo db & duet combo! Streaming spotfiy or rocking power amp!

 

May I ask if you use UAPP & the standard CLAS-supplied USB (OTG?) cable? The reason being is that I'm having a PITA trying to get that to work and I don't want to buy UAPP yet before ensuring this combination works reliably.

 

The trial is simply too short (either 20 min limitation or play tracks limitation) so I can't even evaluate the SQ coming out of UAPP as most of the time is fiddling to get it to work.

 

The maker has mentioned I can simply uninstall/reinstall to reset the trial but I'm losing patience and more detrimentally doesn't instill confidence in the product (for me at least).

post #4667 of 5936
I have the solo db hook up to note 3 using a Forza Audio otg cable. I use uapp for my evo 4G lte though. I have used the standard otg cable that came with the solo db and it also works fine.
post #4668 of 5936
I have the note 3 t-moble version , don't know if there is a difference between carriers or international versions.
post #4669 of 5936
The full UAAP version is worth the 9 dollars though.
post #4670 of 5936
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Originally Posted by tracyca View Post

The full UAAP version is worth the 9 dollars though.

If I could only use one specialty app instead of any player app through native USB Audio, I woud quickly lose interest and seek another solution. I'd expect on Android to be able to use streaming services like Spotify, Google Player (All Access), etc. and apps like Neutron and PowerAmp.

post #4671 of 5936
I second that. But UAAP gave us a option that wasn't there for us Android users.
post #4672 of 5936
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Originally Posted by tracyca View Post

I second that. But UAAP gave us a option that wasn't there for us Android users.

I'd find a new phone or a used phone that works properly with USB Audio and use that as a player. Or until I could get an Android phone that does it right, get an iPod Touch 5G. The downside is this would cost a bunch of money. Actually I got the Touch 5G, in addition to my GS3. The GS3 has its issues but does native USB Audio.

Another option is to check xda-developers for a ROM that does it right on my phone and root my phone, etc.

For many people this situation stinks, primarily because when it comes to Audio, Google dropped the ball. They need to step up and get this under control.


Edited by StanD - 5/11/14 at 7:51pm
post #4673 of 5936

anyone have tried Xperia M2? or any of the new budget android phone from Asus (ZenFone), Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo etc?


Edited by hoekeat - 5/11/14 at 11:32pm
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I have the LH Labs Geek Out 450mw. works fine when connected to my win7 laptop.

Currently there is an issue with Android phones (mine is S4) even with UAPP, hope it may be solved soon by a Geek firmwate update.

 

I did encounter a serious problem though:

 

  • Can you explain what's the issue with the Y-OTG cable? Is there a recommended cable to use? I do not want to have the USB hub, for better portability.

 

Thanks


Edited by zolom - 5/11/14 at 11:35pm
post #4675 of 5936
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post
 
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

What are your favorite music players? I just got power amp and I love it.

USB Audio Player PRO (UAPP) 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

 

 

Is it possible to show album art when streaming from your HDD and can you use shuffle mode when using UAPP when streaming?

I agree UAPP sounds superb there isnt another app that competes including the overhyped Neutron!


Edited by cattlethief - 5/12/14 at 1:52am
post #4676 of 5936
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I agree UAPP sounds superb there isnt another app that competes including the overhyped Neutron!


you guys saying that UAPP alter the output sound? or what are you guys implying?

post #4677 of 5936
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Originally Posted by cattlethief View Post
 

I agree UAPP sounds superb there isnt another app that competes including the overhyped Neutron!

All I can say is that you should look at the settings in Neutron and see what's wrong woth your setup. I've used UAPP and it's got a long way to go till it equals Neutron.

post #4678 of 5936
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Originally Posted by zolom View Post
 

I have the LH Labs Geek Out 450mw. works fine when connected to my win7 laptop.

Currently there is an issue with Android phones (mine is S4) even with UAPP, hope it may be solved soon by a Geek firmwate update.

 

I did encounter a serious problem though:

 

  • Can you explain what's the issue with the Y-OTG cable? Is there a recommended cable to use? I do not want to have the USB hub, for better portability.

 

Thanks

If your IEM's are getting hot as in temperature, stop using the GeekOut, immediately. Get a voltmeter and see if there's a DC Voltage offset at the output of the GeekOut using the same  OTG cable and external battery. WIthout any music playing it should measure 0V. If it's at zero, you then must check the offfset while music is playing. In that case your meter may not measure DC accurately, but it's worth trying to see if there's a large offset, an oscilloscope may be required. Heating the IEMs is a sign of trouble and may damage them.

Maybe something is wrong with the cable or battery voltage is too high. Whatever it is your IEMs should NOT be hot.

post #4679 of 5936

Hi there, a quick question what do i need to play my Music using the Dragonfly on my Xperia-Z, as seen on this Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyeg1dtBCqc

 

 

A quick sum-up of the things i need would be  much appreciated, hope there have been people that tested the following setup out, so that known bugs can get pointed out

if there are any!

 

EDIT: btw. Stock-Rom NOT rooted!

 

Thanks a lot!


Edited by headified - 5/12/14 at 4:03am
post #4680 of 5936
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post
 

The Xperia Z using USB Audio Player PRO (UAPP) should work with a Sabre U2 Asynchronous USB DAC without using a powered USB hub because:

 

. the USB audio soft driver of UAPP can drive the HiFimeDIY Sabre U2 asynchronous USB DAC:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/4560#post_10492989

[thread search using the search keyword "U2"]

 

. the Xperia Z can work with a 500 mA-required USB DAC like FiiO E17 without using a powered USB hub (i.e. the Xperia Z can work with any compatible USB DAC, as 500 mA is the maximum current a standard USB DAC can draw from a USB host like the Xperia Z).

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/3435#post_9967852

[thread search using the search keywords "Xperia Z"]

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/3300#post_9905127

[thread search using the search keywords "500 mA"]

 


thanx a lot for your quick and precise answer.

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