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post #121 of 223
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Originally Posted by ddanois View Post

Aren't all smartphones capable of providing a digital output like the iPod?

No, many of them have no such capability.

post #122 of 223
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Originally Posted by ddanois View Post

Aren't all smartphones capable of providing a digital output like the iPod? If so, why would there be any difference from different phone sources?

 

USB OTG (On The Go)  is the magic phrase here - but from my understanding, USB OTG support isn't always the same. Seems Samsung is pretty good at this. HTC One and Xperia Z also seem to support standard USB digital audio out (the only other two I have checked out) 

post #123 of 223

A few weeks ago I reported that the GS4 works with the E17, just simply plug and play with no USB audio recorder pro app required. I had tested it on wifi, and 3G, and reported that 3G was dead silent, and that wifi made some light interference with the E17. Well tonight I was sitting at home bored and decided to drive a few miles down the road where there is a 4g signal, I can finally report that the E17 is dead silent with Verizon 4G LTE on the GS4. I was a bit worried that there would be some interference from the 4G signal, but I did not hear any noise at all.   

post #124 of 223

I normally used a ipod 7th gen 160 for music listening. However recently I have gotten the S4 (9505) and I am very much impressed with the sound of it. I didn't directly compare the ipod and s4, but I generally feel that the sound of the S4 is smoother and with much better (lower) bass. I use sennheiser hd 25 headphones. 


Edited by StevenBrouwer - 7/5/13 at 3:24am
post #125 of 223
do i need to install a custom rom to use the e17 on s4? i remembered ruining my nexus7 when i plugged the e17 via usb otg.
post #126 of 223

Nope, it is plug and play with the stock software and will just simply work with any music player. Just use an OTG cable, crank up the volume and go.

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do i need to install a custom rom to use the e17 on s4? i remembered ruining my nexus7 when i plugged the e17 via usb otg.
post #127 of 223
thanks for the quick answer. so, connecting the e17 to s4 will use the amp or dac of e17?
post #128 of 223

An OTG cable from the GS4 to the E17 will feed the E17 with a digital audio signal. So you will be using the E17 as a DAC and amp. Basically this means it'll sound as good as using the E17 as a DAC with a laptop. 

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thanks for the quick answer. so, connecting the e17 to s4 will use the amp or dac of e17?
post #129 of 223
Should I use the phone or E17 to control the volume/equalizer?
post #130 of 223

Put the phone volume on max, use the volume on the E17. I would use the E17's EQ if it is enough for you. Some of the Android apps EQ's will have more control, meaning finer adjustments with more bands, but I'd use the E17's EQ only if you can. That way the signal coming from the S4 will be the cleanest possible signal.

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Should I use the phone or E17 to control the volume/equalizer?
post #131 of 223
jelly b is Android....and no, you cant have windows 8
post #132 of 223
alternatively, you can replace your home screen or use a windows theme
post #133 of 223
I've been using the Phone for 2 months, at first I thought they sound horrible due to crackling sound which seriously annoyed my ear but after FW update, wow simply awesome. Sound better than my Sansa Clip+ and make sure to adjust adapt sound. I wished though we can tweak its sound like on Sansa Clip+
post #134 of 223
Listening to the holy grail.. it sounds good on my iem's the bass seems kinda flabby.. but it might just be a so so flac rip.
post #135 of 223
Listened to two different flac copies of jayzs new album.. both sound like garbage wigh my home rig with senn 650s and my iem...

So far the s4 verizon version does not sound too shabby.
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