Assuming USB DACs will play nice with the Note 2, anyone have any recommendations on which one?
I may have to start doing some reading :)
You're right! That changes the game entirely. So the Note 2 will be the first hi res AMOLED with full RBG.
International one has a Wolfson, already confirmed by Supercurio via Voodoo Report.
The standard USB audio is also enabled on stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 2:
"I have had no chance to have a listen yet (got mine yesterday), can only report that my Pico is NOT working with it. Although I kinda expected that, as it doesn't work with the Int S3 either, I'm still pretty gutted (I could use a powered USB hub I guess, but that is just way too unwieldy for me to contemplate)."
So, in regard to standard USB audio, the behaviour of the Galaxy Note 2 is likely identical to the behaviour of the Galaxy S3.
A list of USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Galaxy S3 can be found at the following link:
Yeah, that was my post about the Pico - I'm very sad!
Looking to get a Leckerton 6S-MkII now, although they are out of stock with none due in for 8 days. Naturally once I get it I will post whether it works or not, I expect it will since it is confirmed with the Int S3.