Originally Posted by bmichels I really get confused !
On one hand I read here that the NOTE 3 can stream 24/192 music WITHOUT Downsampling to a USB DAC using the Google play or Samsung Play software.... which is a VERY good news, but ...on the other hand I see here many people using USB AUDIO PLAYER PRO on the Note 3 to play High-Res files !!
So why do they use USB AUDIO PLAYER PRO is the Note 3 is supposed to natively play 24/192 ?
I plan to use a Note3 with the CHORD HUGO ....if I can play 24/192 bit-perfect.
I do not know if it can stream via usb a 24/192 signal, as my dacs only go to 24/96. Are you perhaps thinking of the note 3 built in ability to play back 24/192 in its own headphone output? I do have 24/192 content and confirm that my stock Samsung music player does play it back with a "HD 24/192" logo in the corner of the screen.
I hook my HRT microstreamer via USB to my note 3, and when using any of the usual apps (Google play music, Samsung stock music player, poweramp), the output signal is a multiple of 48k no matter what. My 44.1 content is up sampled by Android to 48k, and my microstreamer 48k led illuminates. When I have 48k, I assume it is output as is since 48k lights up on the microstreamer. 88.2k, 96k, and 192k content all illuminate the 96k led of my microstreamer. So it resamples all signals to the nearest 48k denominator. Fyi, hrt microstreamer supports 16/24 bit, 32k, 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96k.
Now, when I use usb audio player pro, that requests usb audio exclusive control. That will then output my files in original sample rate. 44.1k flac illuminates the 44.1k led on my microstreamer. Same 1:1 matching for my 48, 88.2, and 96k content illuminating the correct led on the microstreamer. 192k content downs to 96k obviously (max supported by hrt).
So for my locally stored files, I play thru UAPP for purity's sake, and when I want to stream music thru Google play music, I must settle for up sampling to 48k.
Hopefully that helps your analysis.
Edit: USA Verizon note 3 sm-n900v. Rooted with a themed rom (from based off stock rom tho, so not sure root state matters here).Edited by kayza - 1/25/14 at 11:08am