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post #271 of 469
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Originally Posted by gordec View Post

Anyone has an external DAC/Amp combo that works with the Note 2 through OTG that is a significant upgrade from stock Wolfson? I want to be able to drive LCD2 or HE500 with it as I'm planning purchasing one of those late this year.

I just got my OTG cable, and the ODAC/O2 separates do improve the sound. Just using the O2 before with the headphone output on the stock Note 2 with the headphone amp gain mod, the SQ was a little better (notice it most with bass with my Ultrasone 780s). Then adding in the ODAC just gave everything a little more clarity and depth. I love how Green Day's Brain Stew intro can go from loud guitar chord to absolute silence in between the notes (Grado SR225i).
Edited by cel4145 - 2/16/13 at 12:27pm
post #272 of 469

I wonder which DAC/Amp combos that interwork with Android OTG actually self-power through battery. The Android USB DAC thread lists all the compatible devices but lack this info.

 

The X can either use the Note 2's power to charge while playing or run off battery only. 

post #273 of 469

The Leckerton UHA.6S-MKII and Apex Glacier can both be run entirely off their own batteries. From memory my E7 could also do that.

post #274 of 469

Hey anyone who has a Note II and is using Wolfson control with their Kernel to max out the volume and PowerAMP, make sure DVC (Direct Volume Control) is disabled in PowerAMP otherwise you will get weird distortion and random high pitched sounds... I was all sad the whole week because I was getting distortion and what not and just assumed the poor little DAC couldn't handle being screwed around with, but it was just PowerAMP!

post #275 of 469
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Originally Posted by KosanRio View Post

Hey anyone who has a Note II and is using Wolfson control with their Kernel to max out the volume and PowerAMP, make sure DVC (Direct Volume Control) is disabled in PowerAMP otherwise you will get weird distortion and random high pitched sounds... I was all sad the whole week because I was getting distortion and what not and just assumed the poor little DAC couldn't handle being screwed around with, but it was just PowerAMP!

Not quite sure I use the mod to change the volume output manually change it for a 5gain
post #276 of 469

Jump to the Neutron player and never bother with that. I had been using PowerAMP for about 2 years, and Neutron made me switch. It made that BIG of a difference. (In terms of SQ)
 

post #277 of 469
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Jump to the Neutron player and never bother with that. I had been using PowerAMP for about 2 years, and Neutron made me switch. It made that BIG of a difference. (In terms of SQ)
 


What kind of settings you using? I'm trying out Neutron. I am also using USB Dac with Go Dap X.

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post #278 of 469
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What kind of settings you using? I'm trying out Neutron. I am also using USB Dac with Go Dap X.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2

 

I am thinking to buy the iBasso D-Zero for the portable use

 

My setting might be weird for you, but since you are asking, so I will post it out

 

Low-Band 2.05

Mid1 2.30

Mid2 0.85

High-band 1.55

Low-band cutoff 0250

Low band Q 2.000

Mid 1 band center Freq 0500

Mid1 band, width 1.000

Mid2 band Center Freq 3000

Mid2 band, Width 1.000

High band, Cutoff Freq 6000

High-band,Q, Slope 2.025
 


Edited by Axesd - 2/24/13 at 12:39am
post #279 of 469
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Originally Posted by gordec View Post


What kind of settings you using? I'm trying out Neutron. I am also using USB Dac with Go Dap X.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2

 

I am thinking to buy the iBasso D-Zero for the portable use

 

My setting might be weird for you, but since you are asking, so I will post it out

 

Low-Band 2.05

Mid1 2.30

Mid2 0.85

High-band 1.55

Low-band cutoff 0250

Low band Q 2.000

Mid 1 band center Freq 0500

Mid1 band, width 1.000

Mid2 band Center Freq 3000

Mid2 band, Width 1.000

High band, Cutoff Freq 6000

High-band,Q, Slope 2.025
 


Thanks. I'm trying to make sense of some of the settings in Neutron. It's little complicated.

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post #280 of 469
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Originally Posted by gordec View Post


Thanks. I'm trying to make sense of some of the settings in Neutron. It's little complicated.

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It's actually quite of easy.

 

Left side has to do your setting

Right side has to do with your songs

 

I know Neutron acts up a bit strange on the GN2, but hey its the best sounding music player in the Android market IMHO.

post #281 of 469

Just abit to busy theese days to read up on old info, anyway is it possible to just buypass the amp inside the note ii?

 

Or is there a cheap usb dac that works that gives equal or better performance of the dac inside it?

 

Getting my Mad Dog soon and do not really wanna double amp to use it, though I will maybe get the upcoming fiio e18 for android when it is out.

post #282 of 469
Get an OTG USB cable adapter and you can plug a DAC directly into the note.

Not all DACs will work because the Note 2 may not be able to power them properly. Here is a compatibility list: http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/480#post_8770758

I would also guess that the ones that work with the S3 should probably work with the Note 2 (perhaps someone else can verify): http://www.head-fi.org/t/633201/confirmed-list-of-usb-dacs-for-the-galaxy-s3-international-us-or-note-2
post #283 of 469
Most of the stuff on the list is not really cheap,only thing I need is either a cheap dac alone or a way to bypass the amp part in the phone.
post #284 of 469
To me, it doesn't make a lot of sense to have a $650+ phone and $300 headphones and use a really cheap DAC/amp. I would wait and see how your new headphones sound with the Note 2 first.

However, you probably will need more volume because of the low sensitivity of the Mad Dogs. You can always use just a headphone amp plugged into the headphone output on the Note 2. That will help. Or you can try rooting the phone and turning up the amp a little: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1931970&nocache=1

I used the "Normal Volume Mod" with mine, and it definitely helped. And it's free biggrin.gif
post #285 of 469

The galaxy note 2 reportedly have a good dac , and I can tell you that with my beyer dt1350 it is as good as the amped ipod touch 4th gen + fiio e17 combo , its driving it at a good level so far in

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