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post #31 of 36
Zamorin is right, i have an European S3, and it is a screamer, no voices, no bass ....just high frequencies ...surely we ar far but really far from an iPod ..... And you have no idea how much from an iPad

I bought and waiting an UD 110 crossing fingers hoping it getting better

I was also on going to write samsung ...... Just to tell them this is a weakness ..... My wife lg is better my second phone Experia U overpass samsung with no doubt .... I said it a screamer
post #32 of 36
Hello all

Curious to see where you are at with this one?

FYI I'm running with a S3:-

ROM: Archidroid 2.4.3 <- it's smooth and fast
Kernel: Boeffla 2.2
Player: poweramp (full)
In ear: RHA 750i

I'm not particularly impressed with the audio performance right now, however no point of reference as this is my 1st venture into quality mobile music.

Edit - Ok dramatic improvement - switch all forms of in app (Poweramp) EQ off, instantly better

Any feedback is welcomed and appreciated.

R.
Edited by raylogic - 4/24/14 at 3:15pm
post #33 of 36

I use my GS3 (US version) with my E07k through USB OTG; it works perfectly with any audio program on the device (including Rhapsody, which I use a lot) and also gives me more control over the volume than I can get from the phone. I think it does force 16 bit 44 khz, but for a phone that is fine.

post #34 of 36

Hey Mjolnir125

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Thanks for your post (never thought of such things until your referencing)

 

Ok so that's a separate DAC and how to utilize the USB (digital out) rather than the headphone out (analogue out) which I get it......Well kind of, actually, sorry to be single minded and all that... But why the hell would I want to do that, hmmmm ok dont answer that!

 

Moving on then (actually one last thing)..

 

When you say more control over the volume, not sure if you are talking about the number of steps for vol + / - typically 7 - 15 on the device itself, but if you are - the way I deal with that is I use xposed installer and the module called xvolume30. This allows me to (you guessed it) set the phone to have up to 30 steps if I want it (it works too).

 

Ok so I lied (one last thing)..My In Ears (I paid full retail) were £ 90.00, what are you using and how much, presumably the spend was to get the best out of the DAC?

 

R.

post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by raylogic View Post
 

Hey Mjolnir125

  •  

Thanks for your post (never thought of such things until your referencing)

 

Ok so that's a separate DAC and how to utilize the USB (digital out) rather than the headphone out (analogue out) which I get it......Well kind of, actually, sorry to be single minded and all that... But why the hell would I want to do that, hmmmm ok dont answer that!

 

Moving on then (actually one last thing)..

 

When you say more control over the volume, not sure if you are talking about the number of steps for vol + / - typically 7 - 15 on the device itself, but if you are - the way I deal with that is I use xposed installer and the module called xvolume30. This allows me to (you guessed it) set the phone to have up to 30 steps if I want it (it works too).

 

Ok so I lied (one last thing)..My In Ears (I paid full retail) were £ 90.00, what are you using and how much, presumably the spend was to get the best out of the DAC?

 

R.

Yeah I was dissatisfied with the volume levels on my GS3; the levels were arranged so that often it was either too loud or too quiet, with no step between where I want it. The E07k has 64 steps, but you also can control the volume with the phone as well on top of that, so you can essentially have any volume level you want. I had looked for an app that would give me more volume levels, but I was unable to find them.

 

I mostly use the amp with my AKG K702 because it has quite low sensitivity and so really needs an amp. I have to turn my phone output up all the way to use them with it; I listen to a lot of quieter recordings (things with high dynamic range) so the phone is not loud enough. There are many people who say that the K702 "need" an amp or they will sound bad, but I haven't really used them much without the amp so I don't have first hand proof of that.

post #36 of 36
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Originally Posted by zamorin View Post
 

I had the GS1 before this GS3 and actually I loved my GS1 audio and offcourse I had Voodoo installed. I feel the GS1 had better sound. Didn't know Supercurio is developing Voodoo sound for GS3. That's great news!

 

Migou,

 

Maybe Noozie is not working on my GS3 properly because they tell you that the phone cannot be rooted.

 

Same here zamorin . I had a galaxy S1 (i9000) and the sound was fine, I had no issue with it, using winamp as a player and HQ audio recorder for sound recording. it sounded great particularly being a mobile device.  

 

But the S3 wtf has happened? dynamic compression wafting the sound all over the place , increasing hiss and the microphone recorder is awful too.  even listenig to a FLAC audio file it sounds like a low end mp3 player.

 

Did you find out how to disable the dsp that is happening in the background? 

 

i am seriously considering selling the s3 for an s2.  its a shame as the quad core on this s3 is very nice,. ( although battery power goes so fast)

 

peace


Edited by twarp - 7/21/14 at 10:13pm
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