Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphone Amps › Samsung Galaxy S4 compatible portable DAC/AMPs?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Samsung Galaxy S4 compatible portable DAC/AMPs? - Page 2

post #16 of 137

ketchupNinja, 

 

I have enabled it this way but it still plays on my handset speaker instead of out of my DAC/AMP. I have verified the cable works, and the DAC/AMP works. Do yo know of any resources to help me? I have been searching forums for weeks now with no results on how to enable this. Samsung says the function does not exist. Is there anywhere you know of that can help me? I have also tried xd developers site.

post #17 of 137

Are you using an E17?  The E17 is the only amp/dac that is confirmed to work so far with some android devices.  Now if you are using an E17 though, there are only a few things that I can think of.  Is your cable an OTG cable?  A regular mini usb to micro usb wont work.  Another thing to check is if the E17 is set to USB mode.  Sorry, that's all I can come up with for now.
 

post #18 of 137

Actually, there are a number of DAC/Amps confirmed to work with the S4. I have one, the LeckertonUHA6. There is a thread on head-fi that catalogues all the ones that do and don't work, with various devices. You got me thinking, though, I do have an OTG cable, but I am thinking now that it may be defective. I will do a search and see if there are any recommended or confirmed OTG cables people have bought that works. I verified that my OTG cable will work properly with a thumb drive, but either audio is not working on it or it is not designed to pass the digital audio. Thanks for your help. The search is on!

post #19 of 137
When you plug in the OTG cable, it should say "Lock" for 0.5 seconds on the E17. That's how you know the phone recognizes it. photo 20130624_152822_zps8a0f87c8.jpg
post #20 of 137

I have the Leckerton UHA-6S mk II. It does not indicate the connection.

post #21 of 137
Have you tried restarting the phone and try again?
post #22 of 137

I am very interested in whether or not you can get this working, as I like the Galaxy S4 more than the HTC One but the One definitely has support for an external amp/DAC via USB OTG...kind of a dealbreaker if the S4 does not!

post #23 of 137
Thread Starter 

Bazirker, the FiiO E18 is supposedly being released soon. It's meant for android phones and is a DAC/AMP. I'm probably just going to wait for that.

post #24 of 137

I have read more than a few threads about how the S4 IS plug-n-play with several DAC/Amps. I feel like I am missing something. If you search and look around here on head-fi, you will see what I mean. 

post #25 of 137

av911,

 

I have tried re-starting, as well as several different ways of connecting and re-starting. No joy.

post #26 of 137
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bazirker View Post

I am very interested in whether or not you can get this working, as I like the Galaxy S4 more than the HTC One but the One definitely has support for an external amp/DAC via USB OTG...kind of a dealbreaker if the S4 does not!

 

A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samsung Galaxy S4:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/2535

post #27 of 137
Quote:
Originally Posted by mhoram View Post

I have the Leckerton UHA-6S mk II. It does not indicate the connection.

 

 

It’s weird.
The Leckerton UHA-6S MKII is reportedly working with a stock Galaxy S4.
 
 
The Galaxy S4 has two different USB Audio implementations, and two different ways to debug your problem:
 
. native USB Audio at the kernel level
A dmesg log output could detail what is going on between your Galaxy S4 and your Leckerton UHA-6S MKII
 
. USB Audio included in the USB Audio Recorder PRO app available on Google Play store with a free trial version
"If you want, I can have a look what the issue is.
Please start USB Audio Recorder PRO, go to the Prefs tab, select Logging and then Log to file. Exit the app. Go into Android settings, Apps, select USB Audio Recorder PRO and Force Close the app. Start USB Audio Recorder PRO again and take note of what it says exactly. Let me know what it said and please email me the log file called USBAudioLog.txt in the root of your sdcard. Please email to info AT audio-evolution.com." [the developer of USB Audio Recorder PRO]
post #28 of 137

DanBa,

 

Thank you so much for your help. I will try to do this today and email the log file later this afternoon. I did install the USB Audio Recorder app, I had learned about t from many posts, but it does not see any attached devices. I will follow your instructions above and send you the log file. Thanks!

post #29 of 137
Thread Starter 

av911, could you give us a link to where you bought that cable? 

post #30 of 137

Here it is. I have verified that it works with a USB thumb drive, and with other OTG connections.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005GGBYJ4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Headphone Amps
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphone Amps › Samsung Galaxy S4 compatible portable DAC/AMPs?