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post #16 of 27

Are most of these actual improvements over listening straight out of the S3 or Note 2?  D-zero is pretty budget.   My SE215s straight out sound as good as I can expect.   Have some W4R's on the way that will push that further, I suppose.

post #17 of 27

The benefit of using external DAC and AMP is that it bypass S3's ones.

If you enjoy music straight out of S3 then you don't need a DAC.

For your earphones I would suggest you to get standard external amp such as Fiio E5 or something similar. That is because S3's output impedance is 3.5ohm which is suitable for 28ohm headphones or more. Your IEMs are 20 ohm. Go and have a read about it on nwavguy's blog, he did explaing it in detail there.

post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by ProTofik View Post

The benefit of using external DAC and AMP is that it bypass S3's ones.
If you enjoy music straight out of S3 then you don't need a DAC.
For your earphones I would suggest you to get standard external amp such as Fiio E5 or something similar. That is because S3's output impedance is 3.5ohm which is suitable for 28ohm headphones or more. Your IEMs are 20 ohm. Go and have a read about it on nwavguy's blog, he did explaing it in detail there.

I understand the technicalities and why someone would want to. I'm more curious about the point at which people have noticed an actual audible improvement in sound. It's about collecting data points to help understand the tipping point where the sound quality improves enough to justify the added inconvenience and cost of using an external device.
post #19 of 27
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I understand the technicalities and why someone would want to. I'm more curious about the point at which people have noticed an actual audible improvement in sound. It's about collecting data points to help understand the tipping point where the sound quality improves enough to justify the added inconvenience and cost of using an external device.

 

Inconvenience? I don't understand - I see nothing but convenience in switching the amp on, taking a shower, then sit down on my chair and just slot the S3 (with a 64gb SDcard) into the dock. I don't have to flip through hundreds of CD's and I have a touchscreen interface. Even the ACase Superleggera makes taking off the case easier when I have to use it on the dock or swap out memory cards (I have my other music on the older cards I've used with other stuff). When a call comes in, it interrupts the sound, and the microphone on the S3 still works. If it looks like it'll be a long conversation, I'd tell the other person to give me a few seconds, then I'd pull the phone out and use it normally so I don't wear out those earpads.

 

Oh, and the tipping point? 300ohms.

 

1000


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 7/5/13 at 9:32am
post #20 of 27
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Inconvenience? I don't understand - I see nothing but convenience in switching the amp on, taking a shower, then sit down on my chair and just slot the S3 (with a 64gb SDcard) into the dock. I don't have to flip through hundreds of CD's and I have a touchscreen interface. Even the ACase Superleggera makes taking off the case easier when I have to use it on the dock or swap out memory cards (I have my other music on the older cards I've used with other stuff). When a call comes in, it interrupts the sound, and the microphone on the S3 still works. If it looks like it'll be a long conversation, I'd tell the other person to give me a few seconds, then I'd pull the phone out and use it normally so I don't wear out those earpads.

Oh, and the tipping point? 300ohms.

1000

Surely you understand what I'm talking about.
post #21 of 27
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Surely you understand what I'm talking about.

 

I don't use it on the go strapped to something either, but I'm throwing out there other ways of using this tech.

post #22 of 27
I just wanted to confirm that ODAC is working on my S3 GT-l9300 with ParanoidAndroid v3.60 / Android 4.2.2
Edit: but there is no volume control...
Edited by ProTofik - 7/8/13 at 7:51am
post #23 of 27

FWIW I have not been able to get the E07K to work with my Note II...except for once until I unplugged it.  I've tried recreating the steps and nothing.  It shows the "USB connector connected" and it speeds the files up but does not output.  Playing around with "USB debugging" and mucking around in STweaks has not allowed me to do it again.

 

As jeffo9 noted above USB Audio Recorder will allow you to output to an 'unsupported' DAC but it's quite lacking for what I want.  Sounds good though.

 

For those interested, stock rom with 3.0.36-Perseus-alpha36 kernel.  I'm one of those weirdos who actually likes TouchWiz, and I've been working my way through all of Perseus's kernels without success in regards to USB audio.  I am also using a USB-OTG cable from Lindy.

post #24 of 27

ProtegeManiac - that is an incredible looking DAC - what make / model is it?

post #25 of 27
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ProtegeManiac - that is an incredible looking DAC - what make / model is it?

 

Meier Corda Cantate.2 - Shanling manufactures for them and this is one of the Meiers that got to use their nice CDP chassis. Look up the Shanling T100 and 200, it's the wider version of this chassis; there's a smaller version, and another one with an iPod dock, that I think is the same size as this.

 

It's actually an amp, primarily - the DAC is mostly an afterthought on this to make it possible to use a minimalist set-up with a computer (PCM2702 USB receiver-DAC). The DAC section is powered by the amp's PSU though at the cost of 0.2V off the peak voltage swing, which isn't audible. Also it sends 2v to the amp section, which in most cases sounds better than players and portable DACs I've tried with it that output much less than that and using the volume setting to compensate.

post #26 of 27
Hi there,

I have a galaxy S3 Italian version (international) , successfully tested with an Emotiva XDA 1 and with a aura CDP , it works. Indeed I have had no success for test conducted with UD 110
post #27 of 27
Does anyone know if the cambridge dacmagic xs works with the galaxy s3?
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