Thank you very much! Indeed I will do my research before any purchase.
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While I don't know much about Android I'd be careful with USB-powered devices: either they won't work because the USB port on the Android device does not give enough power or they might suck your battery empty.
As @Theogenes mentioned your best bet might be simple USB 1.1 audio devices that support 24/96 (i.e. those that work on Windows without drivers).
most android systems are indeed very limited in their ability to connect to an USB-audio-device. My own tablet (Lenovo Yoga 8) works fine with the PCSTEP (USB 1.1 audio device) but I haven't been able yet to get the DACCORD running. According to CMEDIA Linux systems will work with the DACCORD using ALSA drivers. Android has a Linux kernel, as it seems, doesn't support high-resolution transfer yet. Google is said to be working on a new Android version that should support USB-2.0-audio though (currently called Android L). Let's hope for the best.
Thanks Jan! Yeah, apparently Google jumped the gun a bit on declaring USB audio support in Android L; they've since retracted that and said they're still working on it. At the moment, Android L is actually considerably worse for USB audio support than a lot of previous Android devices (like Samsungs, for example) that had built their own USB support into their ROMs.
To @plakat's point, you might end up needing to get a powered USB hub to make some DACs compatible. Don't know if the Daccord is one or not, but that's been a recurring them in the Android Phones and USB DACs thread.
let's hope Google will get thinks working properly soon.
As for the current consumption of the USB-input of the DACCORD, it is approximately 80 mA. Normally that shouldn't be a problem with any tablet.
Some USB-DACs have a considerable higher current consumption since they also use USB-power for the DA-section. This is not the case with the DACCORD. It uses a normal mains-supply for this section.
On my Windows-based netbook the DACCORD works like a charme. People have not reported any major problems with the USB-port thusfar.
I honestly can't tell. According to C-Media it should work with a proper ALSA driver. Be noted that Apple-systems work well with the DACCORD without additional drivers needed. So let's hope the same thing will happen with Android.
Thanks Jan! I might just try it tomorrow if I get a moment and try to clear it up once and for all
Heeeeyyy... Yeah! I wanna know now too!