Originally Posted by Cam3ron
I'm going to be upgraded my phone to a galaxy nexus and I'm putting sound quality as a priority since I want to ditch my iPod. The FiiO E17 has dropped enough that I can easily pick one up and since the Galaxy Nexus supports usb OTG, I can only assume that it will work. Does anyone have any information on this? A cable recommendation to go from the nexus to the e17 would be helpful too, since I can only find ones that look extremely bulky.
Thanks in advance.
I don't have up to date info but I can provide you with the basics:
You also need SOFTWARE support along with OTG to do what you are thinking of. Cyanogen was last I heard of. Some users got it to work but others haven't. Not sure what the current news on that is.
Depending on software and hardware limitations, the phone or software build may limit the device you are using to an amount of power. For example, with the iPad, the E17 won't work with JUST the CCK(Camera connection kit) that other DAC's
List of support is here:
The E17 won't work as it draws about 150Mah of power through USB ITSELF. the iPad and or CCK limits it to 100Mah. Your phone hardware and or software may also limit it so as to not cause any problems. You can rectify this with a few ways that I'm not too overly famliar with, but a powered hub in between the two has been seen to fix this, although that makes for a HUGE device wrap.
I used the iPad as an example above, but hopefully you know what I mean.
Another option would be to get an E7 (if that will work with your phone) and line out to a better amp.
I do not know any info as of right now up to date on Android, do not take this as the word of the heavens on current android support right now. I am just using examples and showing you some info on how this usually works and tid bits and stuff.