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Android phones and USB DACs

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by nztechfreak, Feb 9, 2012.
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  1. ginetto61
     
    Thank you very much indeed for your very kind and valuable reply.
    Lately I read also about another app .... Black Player EX
     
     
    This is much more interesting to me.   I thought it were an issue with the dac.
    Actually to be more precise i would like to use the dac with all media player apps like VLC, Youtube, Kodi and so on ... not being limited to a specifici audio player app.
    So in the end i think i really need a dac that connected to the OTG is recognized by the Android device without having to load specific drivers.
    like this one for instance already mentioned above ...
     
    http://www.sonicunity.com/collections/encore/products/encore-mdsd
     
     
    For my audio video system i use Android media players. Just now i have bought the one in the link ...
     
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/191832311799?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
     
     
    I am sure the resulting sound would be exceptional.   I believe in this approach a lot.
    Usual pc computers have OS too much loaded with features/subprogramms that load the computer HW in an unbelievable way.
    Android is a slimmed down Linux derived OS ... it can make wonder with music.
    The evidence of this is by looking at the HW requirements of different OSs.
    Android (but i think also Linux) runs perfectly on very very poor HW while a Win 10 needs a lot of resources in order to work smoothly.
    Thanks a lot again.
    gino
     
  2. EarFun

    Hi,
    does this mean you could use an android device like the LUMIX DMC-CM1, which is not OTG compatible with the mentioned apps to add a dac to your phone via USB support driver?
    I am thinking about buying the device, but I need my dac, otherwise I would go with the Galaxy S5 active.
     
  3. m-i-c-k-e-y
    My smartphones/tables have ALL OTG SUPPORT (For these that I have bought them)
     
    But some (of my devices) doesn't need special programs having generic USB drivers (UAPP, Onkyo, Hiby) to work.
     
    On my tablet since it has this feature I can play videos/streams directly to my DAC/AMP without those special programs. 
     
    I have yet to  encounter an Android device that communicates directly to a USB DAC/AMP without OTG function.
     
  4. esm87
    cool looking IEM's what are they?
     
  5. m-i-c-k-e-y
    Unique Melody Mentor Universals w/ Titanium faceplates
     
  6. esm87
    cool, how do you find the sound on them?
     
  7. EarFun
    So here it says the CM1 DMC-CM1 has no OTG:
     
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-CM1-Smartcam-Review.139912.0.html
     
    then whats that:
     
    http://www.amazon.com/ReadyPlug%C2%AE-Adapter-Panasonic-Camera-DMC-CM1/dp/B017VACT2S
     
    and can I use it for a DAC?
     
    Thats is seriously confusing and I have to decide for a phone soon.....
     
  8. m-i-c-k-e-y
    It is not a guarantee that a device has OTG will support a particular USB DAC. It's a hit and miss.
     
    Try and buy.
     
  9. EarFun

    Of course,
    but when the phone does not support OTG it is pretty much a miss from my understanding.
    Then the OTG USB adapter does not make any sense (see my post above).
     
  10. m-i-c-k-e-y
    Ah, yes....its bad when English is you're 3rd language...ha ha ha
     
  11. EarFun

    Are you german :wink:
     
  12. esm87
    no, im from south wales uk lol
     
  13. EarFun
    Your post sounded like one of those literal translations from German to English ("Wie findest du...")
    Funny. Seems like I was wrong there :wink:
     
  14. esm87
    ??? Lol
     
  15. m-i-c-k-e-y
    Neutron's latest update has finally added DSD (DoP) support.

    Sounds heavenly!
     
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