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post #5731 of 5740
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Originally Posted by cattlethief View Post

On the oneplus one you can.

with which music player?

post #5732 of 5740

poweramp or Neutron.and google play music.


Edited by cattlethief - Yesterday at 7:43 am
post #5733 of 5740
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Originally Posted by dynacampjim View Post
 

Guidostrunk:

I don't know what you have tried re this problem but I have a suggestion ( although it's a bit of a fiddle ! ).

 

I recently purchased some little USB speakers and found that when first plugged into a computer, the volume was low. This wasn't a problem on the computer, because I just increased the volume but when I connected the speakers to my phone, I found that although the Android/phone volume control worked, the output from the speakers was very low even at max volume. Anyway, I remembered that there was a setting in UAPP which alters what the volume control ( in UAPP ) does, so I changed it from 'software volume control' to 'hardware volume control'. When I used the slider in UAPP to increase volume, it massively increased the output from the speakers !

 

Of course, I don't know if this will work with the Dragonfly, but it maybe worth a try because I believe, quite a few dacs seem to initialise at low volume ( I have an Audinst dac which always turns the volume down on my computer to 49% until I turn it back up ! ).

 

Have you tried UAPP at all - there is a trial version which you should be able to try this with.

 

If you do have UAPP, then you are probably wondering how this could help you listen to Spotify !

 

Well that brings me to the fiddly bit - you will need a powered hub or Y cable to do this and it will only work if you have already found that UAPP can increase the volume from your Dragonfly.  You would need to connect your phone to the Dragonfly and power for the hub or Y cable, then start UAPP ( I'm presuming the vol setting in UAPP is already on 'hardware' ). When UAPP opens, move the volume slider up to max and then exit UAPP. You then need to disconnect your phone from the hub or Y cable but must leave power on to the Dragonfly via the hub or Y cable. It should only need to be disconnected for a second or so and then reconnect your phone. You will then need to reduce the Android/phone volume to avoid blowing your ear drums ! Then start Spotify !

 

I'd be interested to hear if this works with your Dragonfly.

There is also a slider under the Mixer tab of settings and that can control overall audio output volume.  I had it happen to me on a recent trial on my tablet.  I could not figure out why it was so low.  Run it full up and then control volume from slider on main playback screen.

post #5734 of 5740
I really appreciate the info! Some great people on here. Thanks again. I'll let you know if it works.
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Originally Posted by dynacampjim View Post

Guidostrunk:
I don't know what you have tried re this problem but I have a suggestion ( although it's a bit of a fiddle ! ).

I recently purchased some little USB speakers and found that when first plugged into a computer, the volume was low. This wasn't a problem on the computer, because I just increased the volume but when I connected the speakers to my phone, I found that although the Android/phone volume control worked, the output from the speakers was very low even at max volume. Anyway, I remembered that there was a setting in UAPP which alters what the volume control ( in UAPP ) does, so I changed it from 'software volume control' to 'hardware volume control'. When I used the slider in UAPP to increase volume, it massively increased the output from the speakers !

Of course, I don't know if this will work with the Dragonfly, but it maybe worth a try because I believe, quite a few dacs seem to initialise at low volume ( I have an Audinst dac which always turns the volume down on my computer to 49% until I turn it back up ! ).

Have you tried UAPP at all - there is a trial version which you should be able to try this with.

If you do have UAPP, then you are probably wondering how this could help you listen to Spotify !

Well that brings me to the fiddly bit - you will need a powered hub or Y cable to do this and it will only work if you have already found that UAPP can increase the volume from your Dragonfly.  You would need to connect your phone to the Dragonfly and power for the hub or Y cable, then start UAPP ( I'm presuming the vol setting in UAPP is already on 'hardware' ). When UAPP opens, move the volume slider up to max and then exit UAPP. You then need to disconnect your phone from the hub or Y cable but must leave power on to the Dragonfly via the hub or Y cable. It should only need to be disconnected for a second or so and then reconnect your phone. You will then need to reduce the Android/phone volume to avoid blowing your ear drums ! Then start Spotify !

I'd be interested to hear if this works with your Dragonfly.
post #5735 of 5740

Why don't people just buy a separate device like an X5 which ahs everything inside already if they want to listen on the move to good quality music?

post #5736 of 5740

for me it's Spotify...  :)

post #5737 of 5740
We're obviously all too stupid to have thought of that :-\
post #5738 of 5740
Exactly. Lol
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Originally Posted by UprightMan View Post

for me it's Spotify...  smily_headphones1.gif
post #5739 of 5740

Yes, we are stupid enough :D and in general I would like to avoid absolute bashing of DAP (digital audio players), but my personal outline:
 

For the beginning and surely enough superior sound quality when paired with better DAC/amps and broader headphones matching flexibility. Then, you have unmatched software (player) flexibility, much better UI in general because of the underlying Android OS (which in turn allows greater tweaking), then network streaming, on-line streaming, Tidal, Spotify, video streaming ... etc. Smartphone is basically mini computer in hand. To this day, every DAP UI I've tried feels outdated, it's hustle to use and software features and/or upgrades are abysmal to say the least. More importantly you are stuck with what you have. I'm really not sure what the future holds for DAP

 

Funny enough, I've bough iFi iDSD Micro for almost the same UK price as Ibasso DX90 and don't even want to begin explaining how superior DAC/Headphone/Analogue stage section is. Let alone the feature set.

 

Here comes the hope that Android L will bring universal and native USB audio support so that is one is not tide up to UAPP as it's getting really tiring. iOS could do it ages ago and it's just baffling why Android is lagging behind.

post #5740 of 5740
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Originally Posted by greenkomodo1 View Post
 

Why don't people just buy a separate device like an X5 which ahs everything inside already if they want to listen on the move to good quality music?


Different taste? 

Different needs?

Different budget?

 

I could go on all night.....

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