Originally Posted by bobbydavy
This may help some people using an HTC One X as a source. I have one and got a Fiio e11 to juice up the audio. I would say that the amp does improve the SQ but I'm still not happy. Everything just seems harsh to me, don't know how else to describe it... Think it's a great phone but not a good source for some high fidelity listening in my opinion. To put it another way, I can hear a big difference when when I connect my Fiio into my pc - and that's only on board audio!
Looked into using an external DAC through the micro-USB. Looks like its possible for some android devises but not possible with the HTC. Bummer...
It pains me to say it but I'm thinking of getting an IPod touch, even though I listen to all my music on Spotify... The "extreme" quality download for that seems ok to me.
Still new to the "audio world" so if anybody sees a glaring error in my logic, please let me know! Peace.
Apologies for 'resurrecting' an older thread.
I'm possibly getting an HTC One X (International version, Tegra 3 Quad, no LTE) quite soon and already own a Fiio E11. Personally I no longer use my Fiio E11 with my HTC Desire S, mainly because it doesn't improve much with my Custom IEM's (Minerva Mi-1's) via the 3.5mm jack.
One of the things I thought I'd look into was the possibility of using the USB port to bypass the internal whatsits and make best use of my Fiio E11. I was under the impression that this kind of USB support was supposed to be added as part of Jellybean, the latest Android update.
If the HTC One X (International Tegra 3 version) is *physically* unable to do this (ie. missing some wires and silicon that would make USB audio work) then I'd love to know asap. If it's a case of HTC introducing the software/ROM tweaks or someone cooking up a Custom ROM (which I've used in my HTC HD1, HD2 and Desire S so would do on my One X) with the tweak then I'll probably keep my E11 (was going to sell it).
Could anyone shed some light on this? Is it a physically "can't do" or a software/ROM "can't do yet but might do in the future"?
EDIT: I'm quite set on the HTC One X but I may abandon the HTC for the Samsung Galaxy S3. I've loved my previous HTC phones, enjoy Sense etc. but the Wolfson DAC and USB Audio functions on the S3 make it tempting... though the Tegra 3 is also quite alluring. <headache>
Edited by ElcomeSoft - 10/7/12 at 5:32am