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post #496 of 792
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Originally Posted by andyph666 View Post

How are you guys connecting the DAC to an iphone 4s (6.1.2) or ipod classic and ipad mini without the CLAS? How do you connect it with the mini if it has a lightning port? Can I just connect the DAC to the iphone 4s by getting the apple camera connection kit and installing the cameraconnector package on cydia with a jailbroken iphone? Thanks.

 

No, it doesn't work. I tested it already.

post #497 of 792

Is the best bet for a digital out DAP the samsung s3? FLAC and SD card support is essential. Thanks! 

post #498 of 792

Works with the s3 fine, I think it was designed for the s3 as you can set the DAC to use the internal battery on the apex glacier.

post #499 of 792

Im not really a phone user so getting a phone is a bit odd for me as an audiophile setup. What cable setup do you use? 

post #500 of 792

I got the expensive one that TTVJ sell as a optional extra for the apex glacier. It a micro (OTG) to micro usb cable. edit As your in the UK it might be worth contacting Toxic cables for a similar cable.


Edited by fuzzy1969 - 3/25/13 at 6:15am
post #501 of 792

would galaxy s2 work ok?

post #502 of 792

Hmm. I swear I read someone got it working with the iphone 4s and also the ipad mini. Weird.

post #503 of 792
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Originally Posted by daniel_hokkaido View Post

would galaxy s2 work ok?

I think theres a problem with getting a USB DAC to work with the S1,S2 and Note 1. edit There are some other phones which support the USB DAC standard, DanBa is keeping a up to date log of phones and dacs over on the 'Android phones and USB DACs' thread.


Edited by fuzzy1969 - 3/25/13 at 1:29pm
post #504 of 792
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Originally Posted by daniel_hokkaido View Post

would galaxy s2 work ok?
Nah. Neither S2 nor Note 1 supports USB DAC. It only work with S3 and Note 2 in SS line up.
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Originally Posted by andyph666@gmail.com View Post

Hmm. I swear I read someone got it working with the iphone 4s and also the ipad mini. Weird.

Ipad works in my case but not iphone 4s. Even when I disabled charge function through Dac port.
post #505 of 792

Which ipad do you have?
 

post #506 of 792
Ipad 2/3
post #507 of 792
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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post


Nah. Neither S2 nor Note 1 supports USB DAC. It only work with S3 and Note 2 in SS line up.
Ipad works in my case but not iphone 4s. Even when I disabled charge function through Dac port.

 

Hey! Have you compared the full size s3 and the mini? I wonder if the lower ram and processing power of the mini would affect the quality of digital output. I intend on running flac. 

 

Open Q: Are people generally happy to buy the S3 primarily as a DAP for glacier first, and phone second...or was it just a happy coincidence you had an S3 before buying glacier ? 

post #508 of 792

I bought the s3 for a number of reasons, GPS when hiking/wlaking/biking (the S1 and S2 GPS is a bit naff) and a DAP (best to use it in airplane mode anyway, stops interference from the mobile network) but Ive also got a practical devices xm6 and PCStep which work with the S3 as well.

post #509 of 792

how does the s3 compare to other portable dedicated sources you have used? 

post #510 of 792

Before I had a cowon j3, which I used for 2 years, but after amping the headphone out of the S3 with the objective 2 into some frogbeats c5 customs I realised the soundstage was quite narrow with the J3 and the bass a bit rolled off. edit I needed some more oomph for the hd650's as well.


Edited by fuzzy1969 - 3/26/13 at 3:39pm
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