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I just received an iBasso D-Zero and I'm waiting on my OTG cable. Someone in the android USB audio thread used this combo and said it worked. I'll be testing it out (MP3 only, FLAC is too big!) soon with Klipsch Image One/Promedia IEM, and HiFiMan HE-300's.

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post #512 of 661
"FLAC is too big". Really? For a Note 3 that will take a 128GB card? What am I not understanding here?
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Originally Posted by Vladimir_F1 View Post
 


How to connect Dragonfly to Note 3? Special adapter or any can be used? Maybe u can provide ebay link?

Like this- doesn't need to be USB 3 but it's more stable when inserted into phone.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-0-9pin-OTG-Host-Flash-Disk-Cable-For-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3-N9000-WH-/321348158282?pt=US_Cell_Phone_PDA_Cables_Adapters&hash=item4ad1d7c34a

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I rooted and installed Viper4Android (V4A) on my Note 3 today after taking the HiFiMAN HM-802 to UPS for return shipping. I've encountered a few quirky stability issues but nothing major. The Note 3 definitely sounds better.

 

I have to block incoming calls as I've received two calls on one song. I wanted an all-n-one device, so.....

post #515 of 661
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

"FLAC is too big". Really? For a Note 3 that will take a 128GB card? What am I not understanding here?

It's just money to buy a card big enough to hold my big MP3 library (over 30GB).

If I had $200 to drop on a class 10 128GB SD card I would. For mobile use I don't see the benefit of flac (worse gear, lots of distraction, outside noise, microphonics, etc) over the cost and hassle of maintaining a decent FLAC library on a massive SD card.
post #516 of 661

64gb cards are right around $50 at the moment. Whether or not there's a noticeable benefit, it saves you from having to convert your files.

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Well I was kinda assuming you had a computer at home and stored your music there but if you only have 30GB then I get your point. If I may say so though you're wrong about the quality of flac not being worth the effort in a portable setup. I'd suggest looking at securing flac copies in future. That way you have the option of down-sampling to mp3 if yo need to.

I use flac everywhere I can, but unfortunately this means I need mp3 versions for the car. To this end I have 2TB of flac files backed up on four drives 1TB drives and a single 1TB drive for 320kbps mp3 versions of the originals. I just convert as I need to and I've almost finished the lot now. I've probably got around 7000 track still to go but they might ever get converted as they're not really driving tunes, mainly soundtracks and classical and music I've long since grown out of. I doubt I'll bother to back up the mp3 drive, never thought about it actually.

Anyway, that's some great sounding equipment you've got there. It seems a shame to not do it justice. Just sayin'.
Edited by Zorrofox - 3/11/14 at 5:23pm
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

64gb cards are right around $50 at the moment. Whether or not there's a noticeable benefit, it saves you from having to convert your files.

My library is already MP3
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

Well I was kinda assuming you had a computer at home and stored your music there but if you only have 30GB then I get your point. If I may say so though you're wrong about the quality of flac not being worth the effort in a portable setup. I'd suggest looking at securing flac copies in future. That way you have the option of down-sampling to mp3 if yo need to.

I use flac everywhere I can, but unfortunately this means I need mp3 versions for the car. To this end I have 2TB of flac files backed up on four drives 1TB drives and a single 1TB drive for 320kbps mp3 versions of the originals. I just convert as I need to and I've almost finished the lot now. I've probably got around 7000 track still to go but they might ever get converted as they're not really driving tunes, mainly soundtracks and classical and music I've long since grown out of. I doubt I'll bother to back up the mp3 drive, never thought about it actually.

Anyway, that's some great sounding equipment you've got there. It seems a shame to not do it justice. Just sayin'.

I have a collection of FLAC but even in my desktop setup i can only tell the difference on some music. FLAC just suppliments my MP3 collection which is virtually all 320KBPS or VBR.
Edited by phillyd - 3/11/14 at 6:32pm
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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post
 

Like this- doesn't need to be USB 3 but it's more stable when inserted into phone.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-0-9pin-OTG-Host-Flash-Disk-Cable-For-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3-N9000-WH-/321348158282?pt=US_Cell_Phone_PDA_Cables_Adapters&hash=item4ad1d7c34a

In order to use Dragonfly i would also need USB Audio Recorder PRO app ? Or it can be used without the app ?:)

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Originally Posted by Vladimir_F1 View Post
 

In order to use Dragonfly i would also need USB Audio Recorder PRO app ? Or it can be used without the app ?:)

Using UAPP (the Player version, not the recorder version) allows the phone to output at maximum. Without it, it still works but volume is much lower although should be enough for most efficient headphones- try it and see.

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I've had the ATT Note 3, N900A, for one week now, and I can honestly say that it sounds WORSE than both my previous phones: iPhone 4 and HTC One. In addition to volume being too low, the sound quality is truly lacking. The phone does not drive earphones well, much less larger cans. I have a few days to return the device, though I absolutely love the large screen and speed. I can't believe we're always left with these choices. Now I have to pay back ATT $35 for a restocking fee for a phone that can store my 60GB of music but will not reproduce it well.

post #522 of 661
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Originally Posted by andrewlgm View Post

I've had the ATT Note 3, N900A, for one week now, and I can honestly say that it sounds WORSE than both my previous phones: iPhone 4 and HTC One. In addition to volume being too low, the sound quality is truly lacking. The phone does not drive earphones well, much less larger cans. I have a few days to return the device, though I absolutely love the large screen and speed. I can't believe we're always left with these choices. Now I have to pay back ATT $35 for a restocking fee for a phone that can store my 60GB of music but will not reproduce it well.
Get a Fiio or an iBasso DAC/AMP. Problem solved.
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Originally Posted by andrewlgm View Post
 

I've had the ATT Note 3, N900A, for one week now, and I can honestly say that it sounds WORSE than both my previous phones: iPhone 4 and HTC One. In addition to volume being too low, the sound quality is truly lacking. The phone does not drive earphones well, much less larger cans. I have a few days to return the device, though I absolutely love the large screen and speed. I can't believe we're always left with these choices. Now I have to pay back ATT $35 for a restocking fee for a phone that can store my 60GB of music but will not reproduce it well.

 

is that the Exynos version ?

 

I have the 9005 - and yesterday did some A-B comparisons with my trusty Ipad 3 (which is the best sounding device out of our Ipad 4, Ipad 3 and Iphone 4 we have)  - and I preferred the output from the Note 3 - to my surprise

post #524 of 661
I have the European Note 3 (Snapdragon) and think the sound output is pretty respectable. However, by using OTG USB to a Fiio E18 DAC/amp I'm in a whole different world now. Driving either my V-Moda M-100's or AKG Q701's the sound is the best I have EVER heard via headphones. The amp adds a bit more bulk but even without it sensitive cans are driven perfectly well with the Snapgragon Note 3. I've heard bad things about the Exynos version so maybe going OTG USB is your only option. Good luck.
post #525 of 661
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Originally Posted by andrewlgm View Post

I've had the ATT Note 3, N900A, for one week now, and I can honestly say that it sounds WORSE than both my previous phones: iPhone 4 and HTC One. In addition to volume being too low, the sound quality is truly lacking. The phone does not drive earphones well, much less larger cans. I have a few days to return the device, though I absolutely love the large screen and speed. I can't believe we're always left with these choices. Now I have to pay back ATT $35 for a restocking fee for a phone that can store my 60GB of music but will not reproduce it well.

Get a Leckerton DAC/amp with OTG USB adaptor and turn the Note 3 into a transport.
The Leckerton will drive everything well short of orthos.
Edited by vlach - 3/16/14 at 10:31am
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