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how do i get a dac to work with an android

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi, so i have the samsung galaxy S2 plus with android 4.2.2 and i want to get a dac. But then i read that you can't connect a dac to the phone. what i want to know is, is there a way to connect an external dac to a 4.2.2 android. (the dac that i am looking at is FiiO E07K).

Help would be appreciated.

post #2 of 7

This thread may help:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604479/good-news-about-android-phone-supports-digital-audio-output/75

 

You want something that will grab only the digital signal from your phone and run that into an external DAC be it mini USB or another type of connector.  Many cables do not bypass the internal DAC and leave you with both the digital and analog signals this now allowing an external DAC to do its job.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for replying!

So do i only need the cables, or do i need to root my phone and then install mods? And any suggestion on what cable i should use?

post #4 of 7

I have never done it, but am curious as well.

 

I did find a video:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt0E62X0ZSE

 

The main issue is that I am not 100% sure this bypasses the internal DAC inside the Android device.

post #5 of 7
You can buy a samsung otg cable
Oh wait... Thats already covered...
Edited by zunehdrocks - 4/13/14 at 1:44pm
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Does it make a difference what usb OTG i get? And i just realised that Fiio doesn't ship to my country :/ and to make it worse i heard there are fakes of the fiio e07k...

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Originally Posted by dominykas4 View Post

Does it make a difference what usb OTG i get? And i just realised that Fiio doesn't ship to my country :/ and to make it worse i heard there are fakes of the fiio e07k...
No it doesnt matter what otg cable you get in terms of sound quality as long as you are using the fiio dac. I would still try to get a well made cable with strain reliefs so it lasts longer.

As long as you buy from a fiio authorized (like emusic enterprise) seller you should be fine
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