Hi to evereybody!
I'm new here, but I read this forum very often.
I love listen music in "portable" way, so I'm looking for info about a dac to be connected to an Android device.
In about a month my wife must to replace her Galaxy S with a new smartphone so my idea is to use it as a portable player, without the phone section.
The phone mounts already the rom cyanogenmod (the last 10.1.3 with 4.2.x Android version).
I am very interested in the products Fiio: Models E17 and E18 seem to really do for me.
What I don't understand is: under what conditions the dac is recognized by Android? Is enough a recent version of Android or is otherwise necessary to modify the kernel (or something else)?
Another thing I do not understand is if you need a special player to be able to use the DAC?
In the preview posted above I read:
"On Android, you might not get the full 24/96 but limited to 16/44.1 depends on what your Android can support."
Can someone explain me better this point? With the Galaxy S and cyano I would be able to take full power of the E18? How?
And this is possible also for the E17 or not? I read that the E17 model requires more battery energy...
I know that here in the forum there are many post about this, but I've not found the answers for my question.
Ah, by the way: still no debut day for the E18?