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Just wanted to say thanks again for the heads-up about that app DanBa, I'll be helping them test it out. Won't get to it until later in the week as I get a Galaxy Note 2 Smart Dock from Samsung tomorrow to review (will be interesting to see if/how it handles USB audio via the 3 USB ports on it, hoping the Pico will work in the same way it does via a powered USB hub), but once I can get to testing I will be sure to feedback results here.

 

If the Smart Dock can do USB audio that would make for a perfect docking solution for my lunchtime listening sessions at work :)


Edited by NZtechfreak - 11/6/12 at 2:21am
post #752 of 5304
I'm looking forward to this review.
I'm interested to know if this smart dock can support the Galaxy S III.
post #753 of 5304
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post


So... Asuming that I use a DAC (like raysamuel's Intruder) that is well supported by the Stock Galaxy S3 or Note 2, what "new features over and above " will the "Custom kernels and the patches/mods" bring to me ?
-> Will it allow to crack the stupid 16/48 kHz limitation and reach 24/192 kHz ( if the DAC support it... Which the Intruder don't :-( !
Also,
-> could it allow to use at 24/192 kHz the Solo -dB DAC that is designed for iPhone or MacBook only ?

 

There is practically no limitation in Android, because Android is open source.
 
Google ignores the standard USB audio for the time being; it is not enabled on the so-called reference Google Nexus devices.
Samsung enables standard USB audio on Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 10.1.
 
The current Android audio mixer AudioFlinger mixes only 16/44.1 audio streams.
iBasso removes it so that the iBasso DX100 can deal with 24/192 audio streams.
 
The stock USB driver of the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 10.1 is intolerant with USB DACs which are not quite compliant with the USB specification.
Samsung engineers could improve their USB driver in future stock kernels.
Or some open source developers could improve the Samsung USB driver in some future custom kernels.
 
Android developers will likely tweak the USB audio like Amarra / Audirvana / … developers for the Mac OS USB audio.
May be "eXtream Software Development" is one of these guys.
“By writing a custom USB audio driver from scratch, both USB audio playback and recording will be possible for a lot of USB audio standard compliant devices.
The driver will completely bypass Android including Android's incapable audio system. The advantages of USB audio and our driver are plenty:
* Finally you will have decent connectivity to your Android device: connect mics with XLR, line inputs, instrument levels inputs, depending on your USB device
* Playback and record in 16 or 24 bit ...”
post #754 of 5304
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

I'm looking forward to this review.
I'm interested to know if this smart dock can support the Galaxy S III.

I would also like to have it ,and I think its smart enough to work with the S3..cool.gif.
post #755 of 5304

DanBa

 

quick correction

 

iBasso replaces it with their own "Sound driver" that talks to the ESS DSP.

post #756 of 5304

Thanks.

But I don’t think so, because "driver" is related to software at the kernel level.

 

 

 

 

I don’t know the iBasso DX100, but I think such a DAP doesn’t need an audio mixer module unlike a smartphone.

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A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note II:

 

stock Galaxy Note II > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable (micro-A plug inserted in the Note II) >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

 

. FiiO E7 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headfonia.com/fiio-e7-portable-dac/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/480#post_8771744

 

. GoVibe Magnum (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/324577/review-govibe-magnum-usb-dac-amp

http://www.head-fi.org/t/633201/confirmed-list-of-usb-dacs-for-the-galaxy-s3-international-us-or-note-2#post_8809248

 

. HeadAmp Pico (USB DAC/amp): (via USB 2.0 hub)

http://www.headamp.com/pico/pico_dac_amp/index.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/625054/samsung-galaxy-note-2/30#post_8774905

 

. iBasso D12 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=63

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/405#post_8750862

 

. Leckerton UHA-6S MKII (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.leckertonaudio.com/products/uha-6s-mkii/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/625054/samsung-galaxy-note-2/30#post_8777791

 

. Objective DAC (ODAC):

http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/e-dac-24bit-miniature-usb-dac/

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=46

http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/objective/odac

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/435#post_8758515

 

. ODAC+O2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/ehp-o2d-miniature-desktop-headphone-amplifier-with-usb-dac/

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=48

http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/objective/o2120527192048

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/435#post_8758515

 

. RSA Intruder (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.raysamuelsaudio.com/products/intruder

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/660#post_8819856

 

. Sony PHA-1 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/09/sony-pha-1-idevice-dac-and-headphone-amp-in-review/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/465#post_8769593

 

. VentureCraft Go-Dap X (USB DAC/amp):

http://venturecraft.jp/gadget_en/index.php

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/465#post_8769593

 

 

So far, like the quad-core Exynos powered Galaxy S III, the new quad-core Exynos powered Samsung Galaxy Note II can work with the FiiO E7, the iBasso D12, Leckerton UHA-6S MKII, the ODAC and the VentureCraft Go-Dap X; has some issue with the HeadAmp Pico; and doesn’t work with the FiiO E17.

 

So, in regard to standard USB audio, the behaviour of the Galaxy Note II is likely identical to the behaviour of the Galaxy SIII.

 

 

 

A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samsung Galaxy S III:

 

stock Samsung Galaxy S III > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable (micro-A plug inserted in the S III) >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

 

. AMB Gamma 1:

http://www.amb.org/audio/gamma1/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/780#post_8750043

 

. AMB Gamma 2:

http://www.amb.org/audio/gamma2/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=27247705&postcount=279

 

. Apex Glacier (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ttvjaudio.com/Apex_High_Fi_Audio_Glacier_portable_headphone_amp_p/aaa0000010.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/825#post_8776449

 

. Asus Xonar U3 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Xonar_U3/

http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/429589-Samsung-Galaxy-S3?s=1a313fae4795a9a7493a6ce0f677ca8e&p=8551119&viewfull=1#post8551119

 

. Behringer UCA202 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UCA202.aspx

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/240#post_8654226

 

. Behringer UCA222 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.behringer.com/en/Products/UCA222.aspx

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/usb-audio-enabled-android-powered-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-12338/#post171651

 

. Beresford Caiman:

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-accessories/beresford-caiman-673787/review

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/usb-audio-enabled-android-powered-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-12338/#post171651

 

. C-Media chipset-based sound card Dynamode 7 channel USB 2.0 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.chinacomputerparts.com/d-p1140199199635616900-cables/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=27604946&postcount=449

 

. Cakewalk Sonar SPS 25:

https://www.cakewalk.com/support/kb/reader.aspx/2007013101

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/usb-audio-enabled-android-powered-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-12338/#post171651

 

. Corsair HS1 Gaming headset (USB DAC/amp/headphones):

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3989/corsair-hs1-gaming-headset

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=27238117#post27238117

 

. FiiO E7 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headfonia.com/fiio-e7-portable-dac/

http://www.androidnz.net/2012/07/galaxy-s-iii-real-user-review-part-2.html

 

. Furutech ADL Cruise (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.furutech.com/a2008/product2.asp?prodNo=399

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/585#post_8567838

 

. GoVibe DAC:

http://jaben.net/forums/index.php?topic=2824.0

http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=2440879&st=500&p=53317360&#entry53317360

 

. GoVibe Mini USB DAC:

http://www.jaben.com.au/collections/go-vibe/products/govibe-minidac

http://www.head-fi.org/t/614111/finally-digital-out-for-galaxy-siii/15#post_8525675

 

. GoVibe Petite (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/290711/govibe-petite-dac-amp-appreciation-thread-pics-little-update

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs-how-to-increase-the-issues-priority-with-google/195#post_8552452

 

. HRT HeadStreamer (USB DAC/amp):

http://highresolutiontechnologies.com/headstreamer

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/750#post_8677483

 

. HRT Music Streamer II:

http://highresolutiontechnologies.com/music-streamer-ii

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/465#post_8534856

 

. HeadAmp Pico (USB DAC/amp): (Exynos-based S III connected to Pico via USB 2.0 hub)

http://www.headamp.com/pico/pico_dac_amp/index.htm

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/480#post_8539705

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/750#post_8688938

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/720#post_8638606

 

. HeadRoom Total BitHead (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headphone.com/learning-center/bithead-faq.php

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs-how-to-increase-the-issues-priority-with-google/135#post_8527516

 

. HeadStage USB DAC cable:

http://www.inearmatters.net/2010/04/short-review-headstage-usb-dac-cable.html

http://www.headphiles.org/index.php/topic,4452.msg241979.html#msg241979

 

. HiFiMan Express HM-101:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/571330/hifiman-express-brand-and-hm-101-portable-usb-dac

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=27284184&postcount=291

 

. iBasso D-Zero (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=73

http://neutronmp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=314&start=20#p1636

 

. iBasso D2 Boa (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=30

http://www.head-fi.org/t/552014/pictures-of-your-portable-rig-part-xv/5535#post_8509186

 

. iBasso D2+ Boa (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=42

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/usb-audio-enabled-android-powered-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-12338/#post171651

 

. iBasso D5 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/556490/ibasso-d5-hj-yet-another-usb-dac-amp

http://www.head-fi.org/t/614111/finally-digital-out-for-galaxy-siii#post_8462693

 

. iBasso D10 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=39

http://www.head-fi.org/t/628374/samsung-galaxy-s3-to-dac-usb-micro-b-male-to-mini-b-male#post_8735134

 

. iBasso D12 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=63

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29069294&postcount=924

 

. iQube v2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.i-qube.nl/index.php?id=24

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?s=6fe26080d10769d0f785157c83e74465&p=31207282&postcount=1268

 

. JH Audio JH-3A (USB DSP/DAC/amp/JH16 CIEM):

http://www.jhaudio.com/product/jh-3a-dsp-amp-jh16-pro-custom-ear-monitor

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/585#post_8799910

 

. Jabra GN 5035 (USB headset):

http://reviews.cnet.com/headsets/jabra-gn5035-headset/4505-13831_7-32462996.html

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=33203364&postcount=1368

 

. KingRex UD-01:

http://www.kingrex.co.uk/dac.html

https://www.facebook.com/headfonia/posts/352787358128700

 

. Leckerton UHA-4 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.leckertonaudio.com/products/uha-4/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/536982/leckerton-audio-slimline-uha-4/1020#post_8773152

 

. Leckerton UHA-6S MKII (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.leckertonaudio.com/products/uha-6s-mkii/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/602493/new-leckerton-uha-6s-mkii-portable-headphone-amplifier-announced-update-user-impressions-added-july-20th-2012/435#post_8698006

 

. M-Audio Duo USB Audio Interface:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct02/articles/maudio.asp

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/540#post_8788814

 

. Matrix Mini-i (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.headfonia.com/matrix-mini-i-balanced-dac/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/465#post_8768166

 

. Meier Audio Cantate.2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.head-fi.org/products/meier-audio-corda-cantate-2

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/660#post_8820899

 

. Microsoft Philips Digital Sound System 80 (USB DAC/amp/speakers):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Sound_System_80

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1703218

 

. Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 (USB headset):

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-au/p/lifechat-lx-3000/JUG-00003

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=32899845&postcount=1355

 

. NuForce Icon HDP (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.nuforce.com/hp/products/iconhdp/index.php

http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/585#post_8567838

 

. NuForce Icon Mobile (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/nuforce10/mobile.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/435#post_8759826

 

. Objective DAC (ODAC):

http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/e-dac-24bit-miniature-usb-dac/

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=46

http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/objective/odac

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/315#post_8707637

 

. ODAC+O2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/ehp-o2d-miniature-desktop-headphone-amplifier-with-usb-dac/

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=48

http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/objective/o2120527192048

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=410941392302962&id=164588276945555

 

. Ordnance .25 (USB DAC/amp):

http://jaben.net/forums/index.php?topic=9984.0

http://www.head-fi.org/t/614111/finally-digital-out-for-galaxy-siii#post_8462693

 

. RSA Intruder (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.raysamuelsaudio.com/products/intruder

http://www.head-fi.org/t/627080/new-balanced-portable-amp-from-rsa-w-dac/30#post_8781567

 

. RSA Predator (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.raysamuelsaudio.com/products/predator

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/150#post_8538933

 

. Stoner Acoustics UD100:

http://stoneracoustics.blogspot.fr/

http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=2452730&st=160&p=54596977&#entry54596977

 

. Syba SD-AUD20101:

http://www.sybausa.com/productInfo.php?iid=1191

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/375#post_8736082

 

. Topping D1 Mark 2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://bit.ly/PBMwsx

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=28673076&postcount=871

 

. Topping D2 (USB DAC/amp):

http://www.mightybigword.com/tnt/2012/03/topping-d2-dac-review/

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=32920194&postcount=1357

 

. Topping TP30 (USB DAC/amp):

http://news.cnet.com/8300-5_3-0.html?keyword=Topping+TP-30

http://www.androidnz.net/2012/05/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-usb-audio.html

 

. VentureCraft Go-Dap X (USB DAC/amp):

http://venturecraft.jp/gadget_jp/gdx.php

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/315#post_8708233

 

. xDuoo XP-1 (USB DAC/amp):

http://bit.ly/UYfTGB

http://bit.ly/Yda7jf

post #758 of 5304

Is the ODAC+O2 able to be powered solely by the USB power?

post #759 of 5304

The USB-powered ODAC can be powered by the Galaxy S III.

post #760 of 5304

Ah but not enough juice to power the combo? Shame, would be nice to be able to bring just one unit instead of a separate ODAC and O2.

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Originally Posted by Bojamijams View Post

Ah but not enough juice to power the combo? Shame, would be nice to be able to bring just one unit instead of a separate ODAC and O2.

 

The combo of ODAC+O2 work fine with the ODAC being powered by the GS3. I use mine this way nearly every day. I have the ODAC mounted internally to the O2 enclosure, retaining the amplifier's batteries by mounting the ODAC board upside down below the O2's PCB. 

 

This post shows the setup:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/616331/o2-amp-odac/45#post_8537454

post #762 of 5304
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Originally Posted by Bojamijams View Post

Ah but not enough juice to power the combo? Shame, would be nice to be able to bring just one unit instead of a separate ODAC and O2.

 

 

The O2 part of the ODAC+O2 combo or a separate O2 can’t be powered by USB as per design.

post #763 of 5304

I am going to test my note2 with the schitt bifrost --> Lyr--> HE-500, waiting for the cables coming in, see if it works or not~L3000.gif

post #764 of 5304
Thread Starter 

So, sitting here typing this from a wireless USB keyboard while Galaxy Note 2 is connected to my HDTV via the Smart Dock. Sadly it doesn't work with the Galaxy S3, although I hold some hope that Samsung may add it in a firmware update for the S3...

 

USB audio seems not to be working via the USB ports, which is a shame. I can't rule it out until I get my Leckerton though, since its the only one I have a one piece cable for (two male ends).

 

Despite those disappointments this is one seriously cool piece of kit - played some Tekken 3 with wired controllers (PS3 and XBoX ones) earlier with a mate on the HDTV, nice! Also can confirm that if you add a powered hub you can expand the number of ports (presently working off 5 with the hub connected).

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Originally Posted by 4nradio View Post

 

The combo of ODAC+O2 work fine with the ODAC being powered by the GS3. I use mine this way nearly every day. I have the ODAC mounted internally to the O2 enclosure, retaining the amplifier's batteries by mounting the ODAC board upside down below the O2's PCB. 

 

This post shows the setup:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/616331/o2-amp-odac/45#post_8537454

 

That is awesome!

 

If JDS Labs can pull this off, this'll be my main transportable rig for work listening + mobile listening with android device

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