or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Fiio E18 - Page 63

post #931 of 2229

Another question.

In the compatibility list on Fiio website, the Galaxy S3 is reported able to work with tha DAC.

Someone tested the E18 with the S3 MINI?

 

I ask it because if I can not make the Galaxy S able to work with the DAC, I will search a new Android device as my multimedia player (principally for music!).

I would obviously spend as little as possible (maybe looking between used models).

Is necessary that this new model can support microSD 64gb (the Galaxy S can!).

Anyone can suggest some model?

post #932 of 2229

My Galaxy S2 recognises the device, but i can't hear any sound. Play/pause-forward-back are working correctly, but no sounds came out...

 

@carpler, my father's got an S3 mini, i'll try for you!

post #933 of 2229

@carpler i've tried S3 Mini, it didn't recognise Fiio E18 (red light). In Galaxy S2 regognises it (pink light) but did'n make any sound...

post #934 of 2229

Thank you Zucchi for the answer.

So I think is hard to make the S3 mini work, as my Galaxy S.

The S2 seems to be as the Galaxy Nexus: perhaps there is a chance, but I'm not an expert...

post #935 of 2229
Quote:
Originally Posted by carpler View Post
 

Thank you Zucchi for the answer.

So I think is hard to make the S3 mini work, as my Galaxy S.

The S2 seems to be as the Galaxy Nexus: perhaps there is a chance, but I'm not an expert...

This is a very bad news... Now i'm using E18 with my PC, but i think i have to buy a new phone... :(

I'm not sure that installing a 4.3 rom it does work... but maybe i'll try tomorrow...

post #936 of 2229

P.S. your galaxy S with Android 4.3 didn't recognizes the device, right?

post #937 of 2229
Hi Zucchi!
Yes my galaxy s have Android 4.3 (cyanogenmod 10.2 and kernel semaphore ) and nothing works...

Another question for Android experts.
The otg cables are all the same or every one is specific for some model?
When I bought mine for the gnex I remember that the seller was sure about the compatibility with my phone.
So, for example, can I use it also with other devices (the galaxy s)?
In the E18 box I found 2 otg cable: are they the same? Is supposed that this cables can work with all devices?

Inviato dal mio ASUS Transformer Pad TF300TG utilizzando Tapatalk
post #938 of 2229

there isn't any problem for using others otg cables. They are the same, no differences

post #939 of 2229
Quote:
Originally Posted by noov View Post
 

You won't hear difference between 16/44.1 and anything other, what's the point of listen that high res files on phone?


I can't tell the difference between 24/96 and 24/192.  I did an A/B test on these two and the result was 49% / 51% in favour of the latter, which says nothing really.  I do not have the opportunity to A/B 16/44 and higher resolution versions of the same performances.  At the moment I am quite happy with 16/44 in FLAC format.

post #940 of 2229

After other readings, I add some more considerations about the compatibility of a smartphone with our E18.

 

I read better a post in this thread from DanBa that link this other thread on head-fi and I think that I have understand new things.

In the list of stock Android-powered devices reportedly interworking with standard USB DAC some phone can work with a DAC with stock roms wich means that the software got USB OTG feature AND USB Audio driver.

Some other device canr work only with USB Audio Recorder Pro wich indicates that it does have proper hardware for USB OTG but not USB Audio support.

 

In this list the Galaxy Nexus is reported to work with USB AUdio Recorder Pro, so, if I have understand, this means that the Galaxy Nexus have NO hardware limitation, but only software.

Later I make a test with the trial of UARP on my Gnex.

Prehaps, since the Galaxy Nexus is very close to the Galaxy S2, this last one can support the USB OTG, but I don't found the S2 in the above list, so I don't think so (if DanBa followed the linked thread and would like to add something, it would be really appreciated).

 

So the question is: why I must use an App that is intended for record audio (is not a real player!) only to add usb audio? Is so hard to introduce this feature in Android? Is possible for a developer create an app (I pay for it!) that add only this feature and allow to use the favorite player in Android?

post #941 of 2229
Quote:
Originally Posted by carpler View Post
So the question is: why I must use an App that is intended for record audio (is not a real player!) only to add usb audio? Is so hard to introduce this feature in Android? Is possible for a developer create an app (I pay for it!) that add only this feature and allow to use the favorite player in Android?

 

I answer myself.

The software house that made USB AUdio Recorder Pro, make also a player!

It is USB Audio Player Pro: I found a trial for my Gnex.

 

Zucchi: can you look at this app for your S2? I don't know if your phone is supported, but if it is download the trial and make a test with the E18.

If all works fine, I will search an used S2...

post #942 of 2229
Quote:
Originally Posted by carpler View Post
 

 

I answer myself.

The software house that made USB AUdio Recorder Pro, make also a player!

It is USB Audio Player Pro: I found a trial for my Gnex.

 

Zucchi: can you look at this app for your S2? I don't know if your phone is supported, but if it is download the trial and make a test with the E18.

If all works fine, I will search an used S2...


I've tried yesterday USB Audio Player Pro, but it didn't work unfortunately..

Now i'm trying to install an android 4.4.x ROM, and i'll tell you if it works.

I don't have so much hope... ;)

post #943 of 2229

Apparently, the Galaxy S2 doesn't have a USB host driver able to work with USB DAC (i.e. rarely missing USB isochronous transfer feature): 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1635#post_9133931

 

 

 


Edited by DanBa - 1/11/14 at 4:48am
post #944 of 2229
Quote:
Originally Posted by carpler View Post

The otg cables are all the same or every one is specific for some model?

 

To be sure of a functional USB OTG adapter (i.e. pin 4 well connected to pin 5 or not), test it with a simple USB peripheral like a USB mouse / keyboard 

 

Android smartphone >> USB OTG adapter (i.e. pin 4 connected to pin 5) which switches the smartphone from native USB peripheral mode to USB host mode >> USB mouse

 

 

 

 

before testing it with a USB DAC:

 

Android smartphone >> USB OTG adapter + regular USB cable usually provided by the USB DAC maker >> USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

post #945 of 2229
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanBa View Post
 

Apparently, the Galaxy S2 doesn't have a USB host driver able to work with USB DAC (i.e. rarely missing USB isochronous transfer feature): 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1635#post_9133931

 

 

 


Do you know if there is any modded kernel for the S2 that supports USB isochronous transfer feature?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Headphone Amps