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post #5041 of 5958
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Originally Posted by DarkDrifter View Post
 


That really does help a lot, thanks mate.

 

 

.... Please notice: Nexus5(CM11 4.4.2)

 

CM11 4.4.2 .... Rooted phone with Caymogen ROM.

(you can find the info on this on   http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/development)

 

 

Hope this can help,

 

Casper

post #5042 of 5958
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

My point about the AK120 being a DAP already, Android or not, is that even if you can do all that and install Spotify on it, does it even have WiFi to access Spotify on its own? 


Since it won't, then you won't need to get into the guts of its firmware. It doesn't even matter what firmware it uses, or the streaming transport device's, as long as it can work as a USB DAC for it. The question really is that, given the AK120 is already a DAP with an internal 32gb of memory and has two microSD slots, why the need to strap a phone onto it and make it awkward for taking calls, which is what that phone is for? At least if you have nothing strapped to the phone while using it for Spotify, it'll still be easier to bring it up to your lips, in case you're not using a headset. I mean, if you can afford an AK120, what's the problem with getting the largest capacity microSD cards it can use, or actually purchasing the albums (as I assume people got used to torrents, and will prefer $5 a month for 320kbps instead of $9 to $15 per legal FLAC download or CDs) and archiving them into back up HDDs?

Exactly. Thought I think the AK120 already has WiFi. It seems like a waste to be spending all this money on a DAP and use it as only a DAC.
post #5043 of 5958
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Originally Posted by DJScope View Post


Exactly. Thought I think the AK120 already has WiFi. It seems like a waste to be spending all this money on a DAP and use it as only a DAC.

 

I don't think it has WiFi, it's not in the list of features. Even the DX100 doesn't, and the Android on it is closer to what one would find in a tablet. When I got my review unit I was wondering why it wouldn't connect, apparently it didn't even have the hardware for WiFi.

 

I think it's the newer versions, suffix "II," that have WiFi for streaming, but I'm not sure how to get that to work without trying it out - ie whether you install an app on it, or the host storage needs to have whatever app on it.

post #5044 of 5958
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

 

I don't think it has WiFi, it's not in the list of features. Even the DX100 doesn't, and the Android on it is closer to what one would find in a tablet. When I got my review unit I was wondering why it wouldn't connect, apparently it didn't even have the hardware for WiFi.

 

I think it's the newer versions, suffix "II," that have WiFi for streaming, but I'm not sure how to get that to work without trying it out - ie whether you install an app on it, or the host storage needs to have whatever app on it.

 

Seems like a waste of money, if you ask me xD

post #5045 of 5958
LH Lab's Geek Wave is cooler.

See it in IGG about 12 days to go. The deal breaker however is that, it will be available the latest March 2015.

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post #5046 of 5958

sorry if this is not new information, but I have not been keeping up on this thread lately.  I just got the Galaxy Tab 3 8" tablet (cheap, I know it's not the latest model, but it replaced an HTC Flyer that only had 512M of ram, etc...).

 

Anyway,  using USBplayer, the Tab 3 works via otg cable tih the Resonessence Herus as well as the ifi iDSD.  Sounded pretty good too, driving my JVC  DX1000s

 

FYI

post #5047 of 5958
Throw some DSD recordings and it will be awesome.

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post #5048 of 5958

Android L - Native USB audio:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21topic/android-ndk/SnZ2j6odZSM

 

"We are also working on other audio features for L including adding USB audio support.

Please bear in mind that there are myriads of use cases and devices out there.

And while we may not support all of this initially, we will do our best to support as many as we can at launch and work to bring this support to the entire ecosystem as fast as we can."

 

 

 

A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the native USB audio of Android L:

http://goo.gl/x3loEQ

 

Google Nexus 5 running on Android L > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable (ID pin grounded) >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

 

. AudioQuest DragonFly (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.stereophile.com/content/audioquest-dragonfly-usb-da-converter

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/4995#post_10666550

 

. FiiO E07K (USB DAC/amp):

http://headfonics.com/2012/12/fiio-e07k-the-andes/

http://www.reddit.com/r/Nexus5/comments/29p0at/psa_usb_dac_enabled_on_android_l/

 

. FiiO E18 (USB DAC/amp):

http://headfonics.com/2013/12/the-e18-kunlun-by-fiio/

http://www.reddit.com/r/Nexus5/comments/29p0at/psa_usb_dac_enabled_on_android_l/cin6wh3

 

Reportedly non-compatible USB DAC:

. Aune T1 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.reddit.com/r/Nexus5/comments/29p0at/psa_usb_dac_enabled_on_android_l/cin6wh3

. FiiO E17: wrong USB OTG cable (?)

http://forums.androidcentral.com/android-l/404828-usb-audio.html

 

 

Google Nexus 7 running on Android L > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable (ID pin grounded) >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

 

. FiiO E07K (USB DAC/amp):

http://headfonics.com/2012/12/fiio-e07k-the-andes/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=53710602&postcount=20

 

. FiiO E17 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headfonia.com/the-upgrade-fiio-e17-alpen/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/724933/nexus-7-2013#post_10671435

 

Reportedly non-compatible USB DAC:

. HiFimeDIY Sabre USB DAC ES9023 96KHZ/24BIT

http://www.head-fi.org/t/724933/nexus-7-2013#post_10671435

. Schitt Modi:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/724933/nexus-7-2013#post_10673959

 

 

 

How to install Android L:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=andrid+l+install

http://developer.android.com/preview/setup-sdk.html

 

"Install the L Preview System Image

1. Download and uncompress the Android Developer Preview package

2. Follow the instructions at developers.google.com/android to flash the image onto your device.

 

Revert a Device to Factory Specifications

If you want to uninstall the L Preview and revert the device to factory specifications, go to developers.google.com/android and download the image you want to flash to for your device. Follow the instructions on that page to flash the image to your device."

 

post #5049 of 5958

Just got this email:

 

 

android@googlecode.com via codesite.bounces.google.com 

1:41 AM (4 minutes ago)
   
to me
 
 
 
 

Updates:
        Status: Released

Comment #1344 on issue 24614 by al...@android.com: Add support for USB Audio
http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=24614

(No comment was entered for this change.)

post #5050 of 5958

 

https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=24614&sort=-stars&colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20Stars

post #5051 of 5958
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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 8:14pm
post #5052 of 5958
Better late than never...and VASTLY better Android than Apple wink.gif
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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 8:14pm
post #5054 of 5958

When will this patch be available?

post #5055 of 5958

I'm confused.  I got that email in my gmail account too.  Does that mean they're adding USB Audio support by patching Android 4.4.x/4.5.x or do they consider the new Android L (aka Android 5.x) as the patch?  For some of the older phones like my Galaxy S3 I don't have any hopes of Samsung releasing Android L for it.  I considerate it fortunate that I even got 4.4.2 since none of the HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola phones released around the same time (early/mid 2012) even got 4.4.

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