Sorry if this ground has been covered already, but I think the ability to run a usb DAC like the T1 from my phone is very cool! A brand new phone pushing a 50 year-old vacuum tube!
I have an LG G2 phone running android 4.2.2. I just hooked it up my T1, and it simply worked! I had read an earlier post that said the usb DACs worked on the G2 if you loaded a particular ROM, but apparently that is not needed. I had no stomach for diddling with my phone just to get the DAC working (rooting or loading a ROM). The only thing you need is the right kind of usb cable (usb micro male to USB B as usual). My understanding is that this should hold for any phone or tablet with the same or later version of android.
I'm running Poweramp now (one of the apps that many think sounds much better than the default music app on the G2). I also have run Neutron but it seems to have some problems with skipping both using the normal phone analog output and the T1 through the usb port.
I'm not sure exactly how android transfers data to the T1, I know there are some pitfalls there. I had to futz with my Ubuntu system a bit to get some of the intervening layers out of the way. But it sounds fine so far.
The G2 has excellent battery capacity, so I don't hesitate to use it for playing music or any other non-phone uses. I've never run out of juice by the end of the day, so I suspect I won't have a problem with not being able to charge and play music at the same time. Not sure if that will hold with lots of music through the usb DAC, i'll post an update when I get some experience with it. Since the T1 is externally powered, I don't anticipate a problem. Right now the battery is at 48% and the estimated time remaining is over 19.5 hrs with music playing.
same phone here. I changed to Carbon ROM since its the only one that has USB out AFAIK, this was true for the FiiO E18
When I got the Aune, it worked also very good :) Good combination
How much of a "tubey" sound does the Aune actually have? I've got a pair of DT880's (250 Ohm) hooked up to an O2/ODAC Combo but feeling recently that it's a little too clinical and cold. Thinking of getting a tube amp to warm up the sound, will the Aune do this for me? Or is there a better option around $200-$300?
880 pro or premium?