So I recently got a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I want to start using it for music instead of bringing along my iPod Video Classic. However, the headphones/IEMs I use for portable listening are the HiFiMAN RE-262s and the Mad Dogs w/ Alpha Pads. Both of which are not necessarily easy headphones to run. I was wondering if there was a portable amp available that would satisfactorily power both of those headphones? If there aren't any then I would be open to getting a better music player, instead.
Samsung Galaxy S4 compatible portable DAC/AMPs?
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Currently using the FiiO E17 for my S4 at the moment. Just enable USB audio in settings and get a OTG cable from Toxic Cable's ebay listing.
FiiO's E18 is supposedly coming out sometime next month, I'd probably wait for that unless you needed something right now.
Sure thing, found these as well:
You don't need any special settings to use it that way. Just plug it into the amp and play. However, using that method to connect it will bypass the E17's DAC. You'd be amping the amped signal from the S4 headphone jack.
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How do you enable USB audio? I haven't been able to find it in the S4 settings. Or were you referring to the E17?
To enable USB audio for the S4:
Then check mark "Audio Output Mode".
Edited by KetchupNinja - 6/14/13 at 11:47pm