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post #76 of 471
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Originally Posted by elfary View Post


Yes it was.
But last year i bought a Note 1 and listening at home (and not charging) the 'android hiss' was still there. I'm afraid i'm so used to iPhones' black background that i notice background hiss pretty fast.
You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother

 

That is the only thing keeping me from switching over to Android.  I'm tired of Apple's restrictions and want to make the move, but none of the other phones compare to an iPhone in musicality. However now that apple is going on a downward slope with the iphone 5 being worse then the iphone 4s, my 4s might be my last apple phone anyway.

post #77 of 471

I heard no hiss on my EPH-100 but it´s supposed to be around 16 0hm?. Not sure how low it goes. No comparison though but it sounded quite all right.

 

Will wait for black friday hope to find some deal on the Note 2.  There is some insane chinese mobiles on it´s way though like the Oppo find 5 though.

Seems to be built to brag. 1080p in a 5" mobile why on earth :p

post #78 of 471

I guess I'll ask here as well (I should have started here).

 

Using Note 2 with iBasso D-Zero. Both volumes function- is there a way to disable volume on the phone when the D-Zero is in use? I tried Accessory-> audio output-> checked box but it doesn't do anything.

post #79 of 471

Someone mentioned they where identical. At least for the international version you get 2 gig RAM on the 4G version but no FM Radio versus 1 GIG Ram and FM radio on the 3G version of S3 and Note 2.

 

What is this supercurio guy  and Voodoo sound btw? How much difference does it make for running relatively high impedance iems Anybody know how Audio GD gear work with it. It would be NFB10SE in my case. If I connect amps to it it understand to cut the phone speakers? Or I can just disable those speakers manually and still get sound through the headphone port? 

 

Also curious if there is any good interaction between this and my televisions. We just got netflix here which offer a bit higher quality then the few other streaming services I got. However my last year top model Samsung plasma don´t have a netflix app still because they don´t understrand there is more then Canada and UK besides US. Would I still need some kind of adapter to get the picture of the note 2 to display on my plasma?

 

I would want a better player then the Wii for my bed room setup. Love the interface of the wii but the SD res hurts it even on my 32" HD Ready TV and I still have the hassle with my wired headphones.

Is there a working netflix app for the Note 2 that work outside the US? If I get unblockUS that allows me to use the bigger US sortiment of netflix would the US app then work on an international Note 2?  I was thinking of getting a HDMI dock for my 7 year bed room tv. First generation so it has one HDMI/VGA,Component/S-VGA/Scart and that´s all. Best picture is actually trough VGA not HDMI but getting VGA is probably quite hard these days lol.

 

Would be perfect if I could dock it in some charger,HMDI USB cradle and then watch movies at night in my reclinable bed with the perfect night vision remote being able to use my headphones without having to go wireless or even do some gaming . Not that the Note 2 do to bad itself but I recon putting the signal out to a proper calibrated TV would get better results not just bigger :)

post #80 of 471
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post

Someone mentioned they where identical. At least for the international version you get 2 gig RAM on the 4G version but no FM Radio versus 1 GIG Ram and FM radio on the 3G version of S3 and Note 2.

 

What is this supercurio guy  and Voodoo sound btw? How much difference does it make for running relatively high impedance iems Anybody know how Audio GD gear work with it. It would be NFB10SE in my case. If I connect amps to it it understand to cut the phone speakers? Or I can just disable those speakers manually and still get sound through the headphone port? 

 

Also curious if there is any good interaction between this and my televisions. We just got netflix here which offer a bit higher quality then the few other streaming services I got. However my last year top model Samsung plasma don´t have a netflix app still because they don´t understrand there is more then Canada and UK besides US. Would I still need some kind of adapter to get the picture of the note 2 to display on my plasma?

 

I would want a better player then the Wii for my bed room setup. Love the interface of the wii but the SD res hurts it even on my 32" HD Ready TV and I still have the hassle with my wired headphones.

Is there a working netflix app for the Note 2 that work outside the US? If I get unblockUS that allows me to use the bigger US sortiment of netflix would the US app then work on an international Note 2?  I was thinking of getting a HDMI dock for my 7 year bed room tv. First generation so it has one HDMI/VGA,Component/S-VGA/Scart and that´s all. Best picture is actually trough VGA not HDMI but getting VGA is probably quite hard these days lol.

 

Would be perfect if I could dock it in some charger,HMDI USB cradle and then watch movies at night in my reclinable bed with the perfect night vision remote being able to use my headphones without having to go wireless or even do some gaming . Not that the Note 2 do to bad itself but I recon putting the signal out to a proper calibrated TV would get better results not just bigger :)

 

You might want to look at the Smart Dock for your needs - I'm the only person outside of Samsung to have used one as far as I'm aware - I did a video review on my YouTube channel (AndroidNZ, or search YouTube for Galaxy Note 2 Smart Dock and you'll find it - apologies at work at the moment and unable to post video directly just now). Sounds like for what you need it could be a good fit.

 

None of the Note 2 versions come with 1GB of RAM BTW, they are all 2GB.

 

Voodoo Sound still hasn't come out for the S3, so I wouldn't hold your breath on a Note 2 release any time soon.

post #81 of 471

Yes all US models have 2 gig from what I read.

 

I have seen the smart dock some stores say next week over here. Is the PSU to it switchable between 120 and 240 V if I would decide to import?

post #82 of 471

I mean ALL versions of the Note 2 everywhere in the world have 2GB RAM. It was only the S3 that varied at all in that regard.

 

I don't think there will be any difference in the dock to be honest, but I don't think it is any more available outside of the US than it is in the US.

post #83 of 471

I see hmm that makes the decision harder between the 4G or not.  S3 fits annoyingly well in my hand but I know there is times I would wish to have that pen and bigger screen. Pens works on the S3 as well but not as good it appears and you can´t store it inside the phone.

 

Was in a shop to drool some more today and found a S3 that had some really big burn in. Half year old abused with demo material going round and round you could read some text on white background. Hope it would take several years of normal use before that gets annoying. Wonder how those amoled displays ages overall. I assume they loose brightness first and formost? 

post #84 of 471

Picked up a Note II.  The typical Android hiss is there with sensitive in ears, but not quite as bad as my Nexus.

 

At work I'm running the Note II through the desktop doc line out into my TubeDac-11 to drive my 650s.  The hiss is gone as far as I can tell.

 

 

I'm loving the reception I get with phone.  I figured it's big it must get better reception, I was right.  My Nexus had horrible reception.

 

 

Here is hoping supercurio updates voodoo for it.

post #85 of 471
Hence it seems that the line out triggered by desktop dock is a good one.

I wish it was possible to have lod cables ala idevices to be able to just amp a line out instead of going the thick way.


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post #86 of 471

I'm using a RSA Predator (old, I know, but still good right?) with my Note 2 via USB OTG, and I'm still hearing HISS with my Westone 3's. Of course, when the music plays, the hiss is less noticeable, but during quieter pieces, I can tell it's still here. Is there some setting in Android that I need to set to prevent this?

 

EDIT: Figured it out. The Predator had Gain setting set to High, hiss went away after changing to Med. Silly me.


Edited by robojack - 11/21/12 at 10:58pm
post #87 of 471

Does anyone have the ability to test the current output for USB host?  I have been seemingly endlessly searching for the current output capabilities of the Galaxy S 3, the Galaxy Note 2, and the Nexus 7 to no avail.  Reading some of the Wikipedia entry on USB, it would seem that USB 1.0 and 2.0 will allocate 100mA blocks to devices.  Logically, one would assume that Android devices would be designed to output at least 100mA, and possibly greater output currents (in 100mA increments, perhaps).

I would love to know what the current capabilities are, so I can plan accordingly with connecting USB hard disks and other devices.  My Nexus 7 could not fully power a 0.75A hard disk (I knew this beforehand, but tried anyway to see what would happen), and the disk started spinning but would keep spinning down.

The 500GB 7mm slim drives consume about 1.2W (according to the specsheet), so 240mA would be required on the Android device (possibly more to power the USB-SATA Adapter.)  Anandtech.com's review of the Crucial M4 shows that even SSD drives consume too much power to be fully powered by Android devices.  I should be able to test a Crucial M4 512GB SSD soon, although I expect it won't work properly.

 

Hopefully, the Galaxy Note 2 will bring some more USB host power to the table.

If anyone knows how the Galaxy S 3 and the Nexus 7 compare in USB output power, feel free to chime in!

 

 

EDIT:  Okay, so I'm slightly boggled.  The Crucial website shows that the active power consumption of the drive is 0.15W, and that idle is 0.065W.  This would mean that the Note 2 or the Nexus 7 could likely power the Crucial M4.  This is contradictory to Anandtech.com's review of the drive power consumption. 500GB of SSD storage via USB OTG with the Wolfson DAC on the Galaxy Note 2 would be.... awesome.


Edited by headfinoob - 11/22/12 at 7:33am
post #88 of 471

I just got my Note II and put in an order for a micro to mini usb cable and a Fiio E7.  I already have the E17 and E11 but these don't do me any good other than just an amp.  Oh and getting a Sandisk 64GB microsd card too.

 

Hopefully in about 3-4 weeks, I'll see and share what this sounds like.  I just wish there was an unamped line out though.  So much easier.


Edited by lg777 - 11/22/12 at 5:57pm
post #89 of 471

You are all hardcore I see. I recon I will just run stock. It´s big enough as it´s. Hoping to find that golden black friday deal so  it take at least a month or two before I find it for half the price ;)

post #90 of 471

My friend just got an AT&T Note 2, so we compared its stock headphone jack with that of my international S3 running on the latest Siyah kernel.  I listened with my JH13s.  The Note 2 was a small but noticeable step up in terms of imaging precision.  It's still, however, a ways behind the imaging and soundstage prowess of the HRT Headstreamer.  And in case it hasn't already been confirmed, the Headsteamer does work without issue on the AT&T Note 2.

 

I can't say it enough, using IEMs on any of these phones, or the Headstreamer, really necessitates the purchase of one of these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Etymotic-ER4P-to-ER4S-3-5MM-plug-resistor-adaptor-/281009593372?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item416d7a1c1c

 

They do well with all sound quality atributes apart from noise floor.  And one of these little $11 resistor adapters eliminates that problem.

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