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Galaxy S4 / FIIO E07K Combo mistake?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I am Pretty new to the whole Portable Audio scene (bar the odd iPod and Ultimate Ears IEM's) and as a relative newbie have a restricted budget.

 

I have just upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S2 to an S4 with 64GB Micro SD for tunes.  I own a pair of House of Marley Redemption Song On Ear cans. to be honest the sound from the S4 with the HoM's is not bad but I wanted better.

 

So, I have sourced a FIIO E07K DAC/AMP + Samsung USB OTG cable (not yet arrived) and THEN did the research.

 

I am advised on different forums etc that the FIIO E07K AND Samsung S2/4 combo's don't work.. Ahhhhhhhhh.

 

I guess what I am asking is - is this info accurate (hoping not) and if so whats the chances of Samsung/Google fixing it, at least on the S4? how responsive are these behemoths at 'fixing' such issues?. I use the word fixing advisadly as I understand the S3 worked with the E07K.

 

I also hear of a specialist Andriod DAC/AMP from FIIO, the E18, any news on a pending arrival?

 

so, if I cannot use the DAC component with the Samsungs (I am using the AMP part, but question the real benefit) is there a portable music player with 60+GB storage that could benefit the E07K?

 

I have connected it to my laptop via USB and played FLAC audio and it does sound bloody luvly I must say.

 

any views, assistance, derision, or just feeling sorry for me is welcome

 

yours

 

Matt A 

post #2 of 13

It is reported that the FiiO E07K can work with the Galaxy S4 using the USB Audio Recorder PRO app, available on Google Play store. There is a free trial version.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2385#post_9475058

 

USB Audio Recorder PRO is currently my preferred music player.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2385#post_9479483

post #3 of 13

Is your phone rooted by any chance. Also, are you running a custom ROM?

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

Many thanks

 

with theUSB-OTG cable and USB Audio Recorder Pro it Works. but this app does not play MP3 so 70% of collection not listenable and even to developers point, it's not a media player.

 

However, would be great to get this working with Poweramp etc

 

Regards

 

matt a

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

Not Rooted and ROM from Purchase - UK O2

 

matt a

post #6 of 13

Hi,

I know this is an old thread but just thought I would make people aware that the FiiO E07K will now works with the Galaxy S4 if you have Android 4.3, no additional drivers or software needed.

I found this out after I bought the FiiO E18 and this did not work until I updated my phone.

Hope this helps someone

post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 

This is great news, I will try it out when I get home!!! and then let yo know.

 

thank you

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Yep, it worked. Thank you. Now I will sell the galaxy s3 that I bought purely for the music player.....
post #9 of 13

Glad to hear that it worked, now I have to decide if to keep the E07K or the E18 as I dont need both.

I guess I need some time to test them both and compare them.

post #10 of 13

So this works with 4.3 without root? Looks like I may be buying an e07k after all...

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by batteraziiz View Post
 

So this works with S4 4.3 without root? Looks like I may be buying an e07k after all...

post #12 of 13

Yes that is correct, no root needed.

But there is a way to root the phone without loosing its warranty:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/root-galaxy-s4-snapdragon-600-exynos-5-android-4-3-without-warranty-void-1431730

post #13 of 13

Yes that is correct, no root access needed

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