Hello people from Head-Fi,
Yesterday I finally acquired an Android phone, and was really excited with it. I loved it, until I plugged my headphones in, because then I had the feeling as if I had plugged in my headphones in a budget mp3 player from 2004. The Xperia Miro does everything well, except behaving well towards the ears. But this is not supposed to be a phone review thread, so I'll move on to the problem.
I don't know how to exactly describe it, so I have been unsuccessful in finding a solution on Google. When I plug in my headphones I hear a sort of squeaking and beeping in the background, all the time. My previous iPod Touch had it too, but really soft and only audible between tracks in the night when there was absolutely no other sound around me, so I usually didn't even notice it. With this cell phone though, it's really loud and audible when playing music even on almost the maximum volume! Like there is some bad techno music mixed through what I'm listening to. I'm no expert on hardware, but I think it has something to do with the device not having a dedicated audio chip, so there is a lot of noise from the system, but I cannot say for sure.
Therefore I thought of something, since I'm not completely a stranger to the audio world, and that was an USB DAC. I read here and there some people are using one with their devices, but I cannot seem to read clear answers to my questions. I'm looking for a DAC on a SSB. (Starving Student Budget) I do not need the highest quality, but just something a human can listen to without getting frustrated by the bad sound. It has to work on Android, and preferably on the Xperia Miro. I read that, par example, people use the UD100 with the Galaxy SIII, but I don't see any other Android phone with the same device, which makes me worry that it won't work on other models. I also noticed the HifiMeDiy Sabre, but I cannot find any information at all about it working on Android.
I would like to apologize for the large amount of text. Many thanks in advance!
I'm looking for an USB DAC which works on Android (Xperia Miro), with a budget of about $50. (Ex shipping)