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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
     
    Hi and thanks a lot for the interesting information.   But you were using UAPP.
    As i said no problem with Android 4.X and UAPP also here ... i just get great sound indeed (with the compatible dacs of course).
    But i am also very interested to use my usb dac with other applications like Kodi, VLC and Youtube ...
    and when i run them i have to close UAPP ... i cannot run both at the same time.
    and i have understood now that to achieve this Lollipop is mandatory.
    I would say unfortunately because my devices are almost all Android 4.X devices.
    But no problem.   I should receive my 1st Lollipop very soon and will report my findings.
    Thanks a lot again for the very helpful and kind support.
    Regards,  gino
     
  2. REXNFX
    I don't think lollipop will be any better, in fact because it up samples native apps it sounds worse.
     
  3. ginetto61
     
    Hi i do not understand.  What means "samples native apps" ? do you mean "upsamples" ?
    as i said main reason to upgrade to Lollipop (or Android 5.1)  is for its support of usb audio devices, so that i can use an usb audio dac also for watching movies played-back with Kodi, VLC or any other media player.
    This is just not possible with Kit Kat for instance (actually this evening i am going to check the settings ... maybe i will find a surprise).
    If i were interested only on audio i would be perfectly fine with the combination  Kit Kat+UAPP ... i heard a very good sound indeed.
    But i have also some concerts on DVDs.
    Unfortunately not all dacs around are compatible and plug and play with UAPP.
    Thanks, gino
     
  4. hariznordin
    Hi, my rig:
    Redmi note 2 prime
    Fiio Q1
    GRADO SR60
    AKG Y50
    SoundMagic e50
    Already bought a Q1 yesterday. Planning to upgrade my rig, any recommendations?
     
  5. esm87
    Hi
    fimediy sabre android dac
     
  6. esm87
    Hifime
    hifimediy
     
  7. psikey
    Have a Chord Mojo for home use but just ordered a Dragonfly Red to try with S7edge/iPhone/Z5mini (all with my Shure SE846's). Not expecting it to get near the Mojo but could be ideal for use with a smartphone, with it being a tiny USB low powered device with a Sabre ESS9016 DAC and 2.1v output. Don't have many DSD or 24/192 tracks anyway so not a major issue with its native max of 24/96 seeing as DSD too large to get many on a smartphone storage anyway.
     
    Waiting for stock now (hoping to get next week).
     
  8. hariznordin
    I can't get this in my country.. How about other brands?
     
  9. esm87
    A
    audioquest launched the dragonfly black and red lastweek, they maybe an option for you. Theyre very small, just pick up a usb OTG adapter for a few quid and your good to go...
     
  10. hariznordin
    This one is over my budget.. Trying to find below £70 only
     
  11. esm87
    Where are you
    based?
     
  12. hariznordin
    Malaysia
     
  13. esm87
    I would think the best bet would be a fiio product all things considered mate
     
  14. hariznordin
    Thx mate.. So Q1 is my best bet?
     
  15. esm87
    I havent heard it but it seems a solid product and gets good reviews. I would think price performance would be hard to beat. Cool looking aswell bud
     
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