Android phones and USB DACs
Jul 17, 2014 at 5:34 PM Post #5,102 of 9,456

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May be, the native USB audio of Android L is not compatible with the Behringer UCA222.
http://goo.gl/x3loEQ
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/5085#post_10713638
 
Do you try to connect the Behringer UCA222 to a PC or a Mac?
 
Also, you could try to connect the Behringer UCA222 to the Nexus 7 using the USB Audio Player PRO, which includes its own USB audio soft-driver.
It should work.
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
Behringer
  UCA222
 yes
 
 
Nexus 7 (2013)
yes
May require a reboot with the audio device connected AND the language set to English-US (no kidding!). Google is said to solve this issue.
 
There is a free trial version of USB Audio Player PRO on the Google Play store.
 
 
If these tests are successful, the native USB audio of Android L is apparently not yet compatible with the Behringer UCA222.
 
Jul 17, 2014 at 5:38 PM Post #5,103 of 9,456

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  May be, the native USB audio of Android L is not compatible with the Behringer UCA222.
http://goo.gl/x3loEQ
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/5085#post_10713638
 
Do you try to connect the Behringer UCA222 to a PC or a Mac?
 
Also, you could try to connect the Behringer UCA222 to the Nexus 7 using the USB Audio Player PRO, which includes its own USB audio soft-driver.
It should work.
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
Behringer
  UCA222
 yes
 
 
Nexus 7 (2013)
yes
May require a reboot with the audio device connected AND the language set to English-US (no kidding!). Google is said to solve this issue.
 
There is a free trial version of USB Audio Player PRO on the Google Play store.
 
 
If these tests are successful, the native USB audio of Android L is apparently not yet compatible with the Behringer UCA222.

thank you will try when i get home
 
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  May be, the native USB audio of Android L is not compatible with the Behringer UCA222.
http://goo.gl/x3loEQ
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/5085#post_10713638
 
Do you try to connect the Behringer UCA222 to a PC or a Mac?
 
Also, you could try to connect the Behringer UCA222 to the Nexus 7 using the USB Audio Player PRO, which includes its own USB audio soft-driver.
It should work.
 
Behringer
  UCA222
 yes
 
 
Nexus 7 (2013)
yes
May require a reboot with the audio device connected AND the language set to English-US (no kidding!). Google is said to solve this issue.
 
There is a free trial version of USB Audio Player PRO on the Google Play store.
 
 
If these tests are successful, the native USB audio of Android L is apparently not yet compatible with the Behringer UCA222.

thank you will try when i get home
 
Jul 17, 2014 at 8:57 PM Post #5,105 of 9,456

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Sorry if this has already been answered, does Samsung Galaxy S2 4.1.2 Jellybean supports external dac through its USB port?
 
Thanks.
 
Jul 18, 2014 at 12:25 AM Post #5,107 of 9,456

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Okay, a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 isn't an Android phone, but it should behave like one. Anyway, I recently got pushed the Kitkat upgrade on my Samsung Note 2 (phone!) and Note 8 and didn't think much about allowing it to install ... well, now my USB port on the Note 8 has stopped outputting to my amp/dac, but thankfully the Note 2 is still working.... SO, what gives?  Any other Note 8 owners have the same problem?
 
Jul 18, 2014 at 1:10 AM Post #5,108 of 9,456

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I just installed android L on a Nexus 7 in an attempt to get native USB audio working with an ifi nano idsd.   Previously, UAPP worked - and the playback was normal.
 
Now with 5.0 / Android L - the playback works natively out of all apps (awesome) but the playback rate/speed is super fast.  Everything sounds like alvin and the chipmunks.
 
Can you guys think of any way to resolve this?  
 
Jul 18, 2014 at 3:04 AM Post #5,109 of 9,456

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I just installed android L on a Nexus 7 in an attempt to get native USB audio working with an ifi nano idsd.   Previously, UAPP worked - and the playback was normal.

Now with 5.0 / Android L - the playback works natively out of all apps (awesome) but the playback rate/speed is super fast.  Everything sounds like alvin and the chipmunks.

Can you guys think of any way to resolve this?  

There's an obvious issue with the L preview USB audio, I sent a bug report to Google team.The audio gets down sampled somehow, I went through the bug report and saw a line where it says the hardware decoder fails, then fallback to software, I'm not entirely sure if that's the problem though. We may have to wait for a fix from Google. If you have any problems report it to the issue tracker.
 
Jul 18, 2014 at 7:39 PM Post #5,110 of 9,456

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  Sorry if this has already been answered, does Samsung Galaxy S2 4.1.2 Jellybean supports external dac through its USB port?
 
Thanks.

 
Nope, according to the USB Audio Player PRO site.
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/5085
 
"NOT working Android devices
 
 
Galaxy S2
 
No USB host mode
"
 
Jul 18, 2014 at 7:45 PM Post #5,111 of 9,456

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  Okay, a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 isn't an Android phone, but it should behave like one. Anyway, I recently got pushed the Kitkat upgrade on my Samsung Note 2 (phone!) and Note 8 and didn't think much about allowing it to install ... well, now my USB port on the Note 8 has stopped outputting to my amp/dac, but thankfully the Note 2 is still working.... SO, what gives?  Any other Note 8 owners have the same problem?

 
You should request Samsung to fix the issue.
 
In the mean time, you could use USB Audio Player PRO (UAPP) which includes its own USB audio soft driver.
For the time being, to my ears, UAPP is the best sound quality music player.
It doesn't perform resampling like other music players which have to use the Android media player framework.
And the Android media player framework resamples any input sample rate to 48 kHz for the time being.
 
Jul 19, 2014 at 7:55 AM Post #5,113 of 9,456

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@ Danba, is there any reason why the LG G3 did not make it to your menu
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Jul 19, 2014 at 5:04 PM Post #5,115 of 9,456

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You should request Samsung to fix the issue.
 
In the mean time, you could use USB Audio Player PRO (UAPP) which includes its own USB audio soft driver.
For the time being, to my ears, UAPP is the best sound quality music player.
It doesn't perform resampling like other music players which have to use the Android media player framework.
And the Android media player framework resamples any input sample rate to 48 kHz for the time being.

Thanks!  I just download the trial version for a test and I can now output from the Note 8 USB to my amp/dac.  The full version is $10, which isn't a bad deal and it now gives me me 2 options at work for streaming music: phone, tablet -- I prefer the tablet as to not drain my phone battery.   I'll probably end-up upgrading my Note 8 to the new Tab S tablets before end-of-year sales, so I'm hoping this won't be an issue with those as well.  Much thanks.
 

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