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post #601 of 796

Hmm, interesting to hear. The XM6 seems like a neat little unit, but it's hard to commit to somehow. The slim design of the Glacier just seems so convenient. Choices, choices. Thanks for getting back to me about that. I also just finished making my way through the whole thread and you really seem to contribute a lot, so thanks for that too biggrin.gif  

 

As for the recently posted news of this not working with the GS4 International version, that's scary news. I've got a GS3 right now and soon I'll be moving to Asia, so I was looking at picking up GS4 once I touched down. I was looking forward to getting that Otca-core going and I was assuming that it would work with any of the USB DACs the S3 did, but I guess not? 

 

Now it probably is also like you mentioned, Fuzzy, but it's also shipping with the newest OS updates on it, ones that most GS3s don't even have. So that worries me that it might end up being a hardware compatibility issue and not an update issue. And ha, the other problem of it being a software update issue is that unless you're buying the GS4 Google Edition from Google Play, you're not likely to see those updates roll out from your carrier within your lifetime :-P

 

Here's to hoping an answer is found soon though, because this single point is going to greatly affect which phone I buy in the next 2 months. 

post #602 of 796
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Originally Posted by Benny-x View Post

Hmm, interesting to hear. The XM6 seems like a neat little unit, but it's hard to commit to somehow. The slim design of the Glacier just seems so convenient. Choices, choices. Thanks for getting back to me about that. I also just finished making my way through the whole thread and you really seem to contribute a lot, so thanks for that too biggrin.gif  

 

As for the recently posted news of this not working with the GS4 International version, that's scary news. I've got a GS3 right now and soon I'll be moving to Asia, so I was looking at picking up GS4 once I touched down. I was looking forward to getting that Otca-core going and I was assuming that it would work with any of the USB DACs the S3 did, but I guess not? 

 

Now it probably is also like you mentioned, Fuzzy, but it's also shipping with the newest OS updates on it, ones that most GS3s don't even have. So that worries me that it might end up being a hardware compatibility issue and not an update issue. And ha, the other problem of it being a software update issue is that unless you're buying the GS4 Google Edition from Google Play, you're not likely to see those updates roll out from your carrier within your lifetime :-P

 

Here's to hoping an answer is found soon though, because this single point is going to greatly affect which phone I buy in the next 2 months. 

That is why I am excited about the S4 Google edition.

No garbage/junk/useless apps that already killed the phone (taking 1.75gb of the 2gb ram and still stock!)


Edited by turokrocks - 5/16/13 at 1:41am
post #603 of 796

Im just going to stick with my trusty s3 for a while until they sort the s4 problems out, the google s4 edition look interesting has anyone confirmed DAC support, the only reason Im wondering this is my nexus 7 had googles latest release but didn't have DAC support so I had to put smoothrom on it.

post #604 of 796
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Originally Posted by fuzzy1969 View Post

Im just going to stick with my trusty s3 for a while until they sort the s4 problems out, the google s4 edition look interesting has anyone confirmed DAC support, the only reason Im wondering this is my nexus 7 had googles latest release but didn't have DAC support so I had to put smoothrom on it.

I think that it will also not work with an external DAC, but only time will prove me wrong/right.

post #605 of 796

Just got my Glacier... (yesterday)

 

Man, this thing is really rocking! Really cool and hot at the same time. Kind of like what MSG would be if it was added to music. 

post #606 of 796

I'd initially reported about the i9505 not working with the Apex, not sure if it has already been mentioned here but I can now confirm also that the i9500 doesn't work with it either.

post #607 of 796
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I'd initially reported about the i9505 not working with the Apex, not sure if it has already been mentioned here but I can now confirm also that the i9500 doesn't work with it either.

Yeah, I know I tested them myself and posted that a while ago, shame Samsung did this to us, but Why???

Maybe the Stock Android S4 will have USB audio support? I doubt it....frown.gif

post #608 of 796

This is disappointing as I got the S4 (I9500) last week and was hoping to pair it with Glacier since I sold my desktop DAC... :( Not good news!

post #609 of 796

That is TERRIBLE news... I may have to go for an HTC One now. I guess it was best to hear about beforehand, but wow, dis-a-ppoin-ting. 

post #610 of 796

why not just sell the s4 and get a s3?

post #611 of 796
Have you seen the display on the S4 yet? I have a Note 2 as well and S4 screen makes the Note 2 look like old tech..
post #612 of 796
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Originally Posted by daerron View Post

Have you seen the display on the S4 yet? I have a Note 2 as well and S4 screen makes the Note 2 look like old tech..

Stop teasing us, please....frown.gif.

 

I am a Note 2 owner and was on the verge of getting the S4....

post #613 of 796
My son has the S4 and though it's great it does not make the Note2 look like old tech.
post #614 of 796

Off topic: Maybe not old but definitely a prior generation. The immediate difference is the sharpness of the FHD display (very apparent with text and PDFs for example) and that it is quite a lot brighter. I got the Note 2 myself in February as a business phone so haven't even had it that long.

 

Audio out of the Note 2 seems better to my ears so far though.


Edited by daerron - 5/23/13 at 12:31am
post #615 of 796
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Originally Posted by daerron View Post

Off topic: Maybe not old but definitely a prior generation. The immediate difference is the sharpness of the FHD display (very apparent with text and PDFs for example) and that it is quite a lot brighter. I got the Note 2 myself in February as a business phone so haven't even had it that long.

 

Audio out of the Note 2 seems better to my ears so far though.

 

 

I agree. Better separation and volume/power level.

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