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It does indeed not work at all with android. Well this sucks...

post #482 of 562

Hmmm tried DSD SACD files and wont work with it in foobar2000 either, only at PCM setting the music will come through the PHA-2. I see no reason why it wont work with Android, I tried my note 10/1 2014 too and no go, I know it see's it as sound does not come through the 10.1's speakers while it's connected. this sure does limit the use I planned for this...

It sound's good though with my Byerdynamic DT990/600's. 

(I did get DSD to work. It sounds great)


Edited by harrinj - 4/17/14 at 6:43pm
post #483 of 562

I have a Nexus 5 and just got the PHA-2 and would like to know how to make this work.  What cables would I need.  As of now with micro in the n5 and full usb on the pha-2, no luck.  Even using the USB Pro app

post #484 of 562
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I have a Nexus 5 and just got the PHA-2 and would like to know how to make this work.  What cables would I need.  As of now with micro in the n5 and full usb on the pha-2, no luck.  Even using the USB Pro app

I can't get it to work at all with my Nexus 5 either. I just tried with the audio recorder pro app a little while ago and It does not recognize the device. my Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 seems to know it's there as the sound does not play through the tablet but the PHA-2 does not work on it, I'll try the audio recorder pro app on that tab here in a bit. The full USB input is for iCrap only, I did try and all it does is charge my N5... 

 I have one possible solution left and that's using a Mini B type USB cable into the walkman mini B input on the PHA-2 but I don't have a mini B USB cable with me so I can't try it yet. 
 

post #485 of 562
Well oddly enough I found an old short mini B USB cable right after i sent that and I tried it with my nexus 5 and it does NOT work and does NOT work with USB audio recorder pro on nexus 5, it just simply for some reason does not see the PHA-2. Now my Note 10.1 2014 with USB audio recorder pro on both the Micro and mini ports on the PHA-2 WORK! I'm listening to Comfortably Numb on the PHA-2 connected to my Note 10.1 2014 right now through the Walkman input and UARP sees the PHA-2 when its connected to the micro input.

This is what I get on all inputs on my Nexus 5 while connected with the OTG cable.



Edited by harrinj - 4/17/14 at 8:07pm
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damn Nexus!

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BTW I am on Stock Android

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I should also say that my Windows 7 laptop the PHA2 does not seem to be able to use generic OS drivers as it failed to "install" and I had to download the PHA-2 driver from the Sony support site to get windows 7 to see it. So this is probably the reason. I'm debating in returning it because I did not get this just to amp the bad audio out of my nexus 5... I mean for Pete sakes the PHA-1 worked with android didn't it?

@Robertstern77 I'm on CyanogenMod11 and that's supposed to have real working USB audio but it just does not see the PHA-2 at all :'(
Edited by harrinj - 4/17/14 at 8:20pm
post #490 of 562
Can't help with the rooted firmwares on nexus as I couldn't get it to work either. On stock though works every time on either of the mini USB connections and a otg cable, with USB audio player pro.
It did stop working a few days ago but it was fine when trying a different cable.
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post

I should also say that my Windows 7 laptop the PHA2 does not seem to be able to use generic OS drivers as it failed to "install" and I had to download the PHA-2 driver from the Sony support site to get windows 7 to see it. So this is probably the reason. I'm debating in returning it because I did not get this just to amp the bad audio out of my nexus 5... I mean for Pete sakes the PHA-1 worked with android didn't it?

@Robertstern77 I'm on CyanogenMod11 and that's supposed to have real working USB audio but it just does not see the PHA-2 at all :'(


I made it work with the USB Audio Player too, which makes me thing that Android is the real guilty here.

post #492 of 562
This is a deal breaker for me not working with my nexus 5. I don't want it just to amp the horrible hissy audio from my nexus 5 (I got a Fiio Mont Blanc that can do that...) I could live with it if I could get USB audio recorder pro to see it on my phone. It works with my Note 10.1 2014 UARP sees it but no matter what I do on any input it just does not see it on the N5. I'm not on the latest nightly though its from a week or two ago so there's still a slight possibility.
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Well I think im going to return the PHA-2. I'll look into the Theorom 720 I hear it works with Android. I don't know what Sony did with this PHA-2 it does not seem to be able to use generic sound drivers at all except on apple crud. My note 10.1 2014 with that obnoxious USB audio recorder pro app (that keeps harassing me about a license. What did I give them $6 for?) Its a horrible experience it will work maybe once with the PHA-2 on the 10.1 but try another song and it'll play the first 20 seconds maybe and then an EAR PIERCING STATIC and that's that.

If you got i-Toys then go ahead but this just does not work good for much else and does not work on android at all. Plus I find the headphone out to be pretty weak. I can turn the volume knob all the way even with my Bose QC15 headphones and it's not loud enough in the car.
post #494 of 562
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Well I think im going to return the PHA-2. I'll look into the Theorom 720 I hear it works with Android. I don't know what Sony did with this PHA-2 it does not seem to be able to use generic sound drivers at all except on apple crud. My note 10.1 2014 with that obnoxious USB audio recorder pro app (that keeps harassing me about a license. What did I give them $6 for?) Its a horrible experience it will work maybe once with the PHA-2 on the 10.1 but try another song and it'll play the first 20 seconds maybe and then an EAR PIERCING STATIC and that's that.

If you got i-Toys then go ahead but this just does not work good for much else and does not work on android at all. Plus I find the headphone out to be pretty weak. I can turn the volume knob all the way even with my Bose QC15 headphones and it's not loud enough in the car.

 

Not sure whats happening for you but the PHA-2 does work on Android, I've got it working perfect with a Nexus 5 and Nexus 7.  It does need the USB Pro Audio player app to work but for me this has been easier than rooting and trying my luck with various different roms.  I could not get it to work until I removed all the root stuff and reverted back to a stock Nexus.

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Not sure whats happening for you but the PHA-2 does work on Android, I've got it working perfect with a Nexus 5 and Nexus 7.  It does need the USB Pro Audio player app to work but for me this has been easier than rooting and trying my luck with various different roms.  I could not get it to work until I removed all the root stuff and reverted back to a stock Nexus.

I upgraded to the 4/19 nightly and android knows it's there now but no sound will come through the PHA-2 and will crash/freeze my phone and neutron music player. USB audio recorder pro see's it but the app crashes. USB audio player pro does NOT see it. 

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