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post #316 of 947
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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

So has anyone tried connecting to other USB DACs? 

 

 

 

Apparently, USB audio is also enabled on factory Samsung Galaxy S III connected to a USB sound stick:
 
"I just tested one of those cheap PC usb audio sticks with a c-media chipset and it works fine with the SGS3 too. Here's the dmesg output when I plug it in:
 
<6>[ 1087.974405] c0 usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0d8c, idProduct=000c
<6>[ 1087.974547] c0 usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
<6>[ 1087.974695] c0 usb 2-1: Product: C-Media USB Headphone Set 
 
Some USB sound sticks:
 
"The small stick is very contact-friendly: a stereo output to connect to an active speaker system or head set, a microphone input and an optical digital output leave nothing else to be desired. Enjoying music, films and video games in perfect digital sound quality via your AV system."
 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Kendoji View Post

I should get my SGS3 today or tomorrow, and will immediately order an OTG cable.  I have an E7 and a TubeDac 11 that I'm keen to try to connect to.

 

 

 

If a USB DAC doesn't interwork with the SGS3, please provide some log outputs which could detail what is going on.

 

dmesg log:

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=dmesg

 

lsusb log:

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=lsusb

 

If these log outputs are tricky, some ALSA USB audio gurus could explain and find out the way to fix an issue:

http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.alsa.devel/96433

post #317 of 947
Thread Starter 

Heard my E7 has just arrived at home, will be testing tonight :)

 

I pray it works!

post #318 of 947
Thread Starter 

Oh yeah! Wrote about my experience with the E7 here: http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/galaxy-s-iii-usb-audio-is-it-really.html

 

Lets just say I'm happy and will post up some video the blogs YouTube channel shortly...

post #319 of 947

Oh great! I can't really wait to hook my iBasso D6 to SGS3. My SGS3 was supposed to arrive this week but it's been delayed due to the logistics problem whatsoever, but I guess I can get my hands on it at least next week. I'll report here too if D6 works with SGS3.

post #320 of 947
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Originally Posted by studiominal View Post

Oh great! I can't really wait to hook my iBasso D6 to SGS3. My SGS3 was supposed to arrive this week but it's been delayed due to the logistics problem whatsoever, but I guess I can get my hands on it at least next week. I'll report here too if D6 works with SGS3.

 

Great! Let us know.

post #321 of 947
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

Oh yeah! Wrote about my experience with the E7 here: http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/galaxy-s-iii-usb-audio-is-it-really.html

 

Lets just say I'm happy and will post up some video the blogs YouTube channel shortly...

 

Does the Fiio E7 sound audibly better than the headphone port ? After a few days how would you grade the hp out?

 

Thanks

post #322 of 947
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Originally Posted by elfary View Post

 

Does the Fiio E7 sound audibly better than the headphone port ? After a few days how would you grade the hp out?

 

Thanks

 

The E7 sounds dramatically better than the headphone port.

 

I don't actually rate the SQ straight from the headphone port that highly, still have high hopes that Supercurio and Voodoo Sound may well improve that significantly though.

post #323 of 947

Thank you for your clear reply.

 

On my iPhone 4S i don't notice a big change when i amp or hook it to an external dac. May be it's because the headphone out is very good on its own to drive my UM3x.

 

I was wondering if that might be the case for the S3. But it seems that it's not :(
 

post #324 of 947

thanks for the update, glad the E7 works, now if only i didnt sell my E7 before :(
 

post #325 of 947

I've had the European SIII for a week, I use BubbleUPnP for wireless mediastreaming in-house and it works flawless with my Ubuntu/minidlna mediaserver playing all files FLAC etc.. Most other music listening is via Spotify Premium @ Extreme SQ setting. Original sound is a little low in volume(possibly because of strict hearing damage regulations in France).

 

However, the volume problem was easily circumvented by using the app "Volume+" which is on Play and on the authors homepage. I use version 1.9.0.1 which works with ICS, not all features work but those that count ie raising the volume headroom. The setting I had to use to get enjoyable, and loud, sound from full size cans like Philips SHP8900 and Sony MDR-CD770 which i use was to set the internal Eq in Volume+ to "50" on all bands(neutral) and then raise the apps volume bar to max which is 20. This gives me loud sound without even have to use the max setting on SIII own volume control. Finally I added some low bass punch by raising 60Hz to 60 and 230Hz to 55. This makes the SIII sound like a full size amp with full size cans  :) The raised volume is system wide ie works with all apps that makes sound.

 

Sound quality is very good, not an par but quite close to a high quality soundcard like Asus Xonar, at least for progressive rock music which is what I listen to the most. And it can sound punchy while clean. Without Volume+ the sound is just too low ...

 

Voodoo sound(which requires rooting of the device) may provide enhanced sound quality but the fact is, it sounds quite good only by adding one little app(Volume+). Be careful when using it though, the EQ in Volume+ is best to keep neutral(all sliders at 50) otherwise there will be severe coloration of the sound :)


Edited by xeizo - 6/6/12 at 4:01am
post #326 of 947
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by elfary View Post

Thank you for your clear reply.

 

On my iPhone 4S i don't notice a big change when i amp or hook it to an external dac. May be it's because the headphone out is very good on its own to drive my UM3x.

 

I was wondering if that might be the case for the S3. But it seems that it's not :(
 

 

To my ear the E7 sounds clearly better than the iPhone, although not dramatically. I'm using slightly higher impedance headphones in the HD25-1 II and ACS-T15 though, so the extra output from the E7 probably makes quite a difference there.

post #327 of 947

since the E7 has a lineout too, i could just use its DAC function and use a separate amp? so it's S3-OTG-E7-(E7 lineout)-separate amp, is this possible? thanks
 

post #328 of 947
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Originally Posted by shootertwist View Post

since the E7 has a lineout too, i could just use its DAC function and use a separate amp? so it's S3-OTG-E7-(E7 lineout)-separate amp, is this possible? thanks
 

 

Can't think of any reason that wouldn't work myself...

post #329 of 947
So this thread went from "zomg it haz a Wolfson DAC it makes me feel funny in my pants" to "oh yeah let's use an external DAC with another Wolfson chip". This is ridiculous…
post #330 of 947
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Originally Posted by shootertwist View Post
since the E7 has a lineout too, i could just use its DAC function and use a separate amp? so it's S3-OTG-E7-(E7 lineout)-separate amp, is this possible? thanks

 

Will you be using that portably...as that will be a brick! I am even contemplating if the Digizoid ZO2 and the S3 is too big to take out LOL 

 

 

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Originally Posted by skamp View Post
So this thread went from "zomg it haz a Wolfson DAC it makes me feel funny in my pants" to "oh yeah let's use an external DAC with another Wolfson chip". This is ridiculous…
 

+1 SQ is great from HP out...from memory I cant see the Fiio E7 being much better and it will turn it into a brick!


Edited by danny93 - 6/6/12 at 5:10am
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