Has anyone heard both Dragonfly 1.2 and Geek Out?
How does Dragonfly 1.2 (as a DAC) compare to ODAC? or ALO Audio's the Key?
I own the Dragonfly v1 and confirm it works, plug n play, with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. I used an OTG cable to hook up the DAC, and could play both streaming and local stored 44/96 FLACs as well as 44 M4As but a strange thing happened with a 96khz ALAC M4A.
Google Play Music streaming
This should be a 96khz ALAC, but the tablet or the Poweramp playback software downrez'd it to a slooowwww "30.5khz" file. Weird.
Note the blue color "code" the Dragonfly is showing, meaning that it's being fed 44.1 from the tablet, regardless of source.
The SQ is good, better than the Tab's headphone out, clearer, more defined, more air, less congested. The overall volume output is quite low, however. I was able to max volume using my UE10s and could have used more punch, so clearly it ain't going to drive normal cans.
Again, the sound was good, but nothing compared to a PC running JRiver. So much more power and clarity.
But all in all, this was an interesting experiment. The Tab itself is pretty awesome. Fast, super thin and light, and has just a bonkers screen @ 2,560 x 1,600 resolution. Thankfully, the colors aren't as over-cooked as a few other Samsung phones / tablets that I've seen. Lastly, the Tab has enough juice to power and read from a travel ext HD, using the OTG cable.
I'm using a 6.5ft extension so this might be the cause of the issue (it is for 24bit/96kHz) but does anyone else have issues where the DragonFly just stops outputting and then where you have to re-plug it in? It also freezes the video / audio that's playing and it gets quite warm when this happens. Running it at 24bit/44.1kHz usually due to the extension issue w/ 96kHz.
"DragonFly is also capable of being employed as a traditional fixed-output source component (such as a CD, DVD or Blu-ray player), and can be connected to a standard input on a receiver or preamplifier. For this application, both the music player’s volume control and the main operating system volume control should be set to maximum. This “fixed output mode” allows your audio or AV system’s volume control to be in charge."