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post #511 of 796
@daniel: I tested on s3, note 2, ipad 2 and ipad 3. Both the Samsung devices belong to my friend so I dont have much time to do A/B testing. I just want to confirm the Dac section works on these devices above. I am using the 4S btw. I waiting for the HTC One and if it supports usb dac, may be i will switch to HTC.
post #512 of 796

I read the HTCs have bad OTG support but I do not know anything about this. Please let us know what happens. If I get the Samsung Galaxy S3 does that mean I have to use the USB Audio Recorder Pro app to listen to music via the DAC? Or can I use any application for android? Anyone tried the Samsung Galaxy Nexus?
 


Edited by andyph666 - 3/27/13 at 1:15am
post #513 of 796

The s3 doesn't need USB recorder pro for all DAC's I have 3 that work using neutron and power amp, some DAC are a bit buggy though, I believe the nexus 4 has DAC support as well, the best place to find out about DAC that work with android devices is the android phones and USB DAC thread. The older Samsung nexus being based on the s2 has problems with DAC support I believe.


Edited by fuzzy1969 - 3/27/13 at 2:03am
post #514 of 796

Great. So the S3 is pretty much plug and play with glacier. seems like a good option. 

 

Gona try and get one second hand. 

post #515 of 796
One thing to be aware of with using the Apex as a USB DAC with a mobile device is that it requires a micro USB connection, not mini. This is important because of the few smaller OTG cables I've seen thus far, almost all are mini-to-micro, not micro-to-micro, so you'ill need a mini-to-micro adapter for such a cable to work. Not a big deal, but something to keep in mind.

Hopefully this makes things clearer and not worse :s
post #516 of 796

I have a HTC One (Android Jellybean 4.1), been using it with Glacier and the OTG cable (micro usb OTG adapted cable -> factory USB2.0 to micro USB cable -> Glacier), works fine.

post #517 of 796

I asked Frank from Toxic cables if he can make the OTG micro to micro cables for use with S3 ... he said he could and would do it with silver for 70 quid. 

 

Pretty tempting! 

post #518 of 796
Quote:
Originally Posted by daniel_hokkaido View Post

I asked Frank from Toxic cables if he can make the OTG micro to micro cables for use with S3 ... he said he could and would do it with silver for 70 quid. 

Pretty tempting! 

I've got an Apex Glacier for sale in the amp section if you're interested.
post #519 of 796

already got one ;) thanks

post #520 of 796
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Originally Posted by chubbyroaster View Post

I have a HTC One (Android Jellybean 4.1), been using it with Glacier and the OTG cable (micro usb OTG adapted cable -> factory USB2.0 to micro USB cable -> Glacier), works fine.

 

You have the HTC One already (or One X)? I am waiting for that and still wondering if the HTC One supports USB DACs like Glacier or not. Thank you very much for the confirmation.

post #521 of 796

Do you guys think it is worth upgrading to a Galaxy S3 if I just got the Apex Glacier for my iphone 4s and rockboxed ipod classic? Is the apex DAC much better than the 4s Dac? Would be nice to find a used s3 32 gb and add 64 gb for 96 gb of music. I already think the sound is pretty good from the 4s straight to the JH16s.

post #522 of 796

It depends on how frequently you use your mobile phone to listen to music.

post #523 of 796

It's HTC One X, not the new HTC One which is about to sell. Sorry for the confuse.smily_headphones1.gif

post #524 of 796
Hello guys, just to be clear, the only compatible players to use the Glacier as Dac are S3, HTC One X, and some ipads ?
post #525 of 796
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Hello guys, just to be clear, the only compatible players to use the Glacier as Dac are S3, HTC One X, and some ipads ?

Also works with Galaxy Note 2
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