Android phones and USB DACs
Jan 3, 2013 at 1:24 AM Post #1,261 of 9,485

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I'm happy to be corrected in any of this, but... I don't see the Note 2 as bad news. It should work right out of the box. Just need a USB OTG micro cable and a DAC. Don't need firmware mod, don't need USBAudioRecorderPRO The bad news was for Note 1. There is an outside chance Note 1 can work if you put BOTH cyanogenmod AND USBAudioRecorderPRO but nobody has tested that yet. 

I have a Note 1 LOL 
 
And I dont think I am gonna go and spend $700+ on a Note 2 just to have a portable DAC.
 
Jan 3, 2013 at 4:28 AM Post #1,262 of 9,485

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A list of stock Android-powered devices reportedly interworking with standard USB DAC:
 
stock Android device > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones
 
. Acer Iconia Tab A200 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):
http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/15/acer-iconia-tab-a200-review/
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
. Acer Iconia Tab A500 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/26/acer-iconia-tab-a500-review/
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
. Archos G9 (tablet):
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5802/the-archos-g9-tablet-reviews-fast-enough
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1539576
 
. Asus Transformer Pad TF300 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):
http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/22/asus-transformer-pad-tf300-review/
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):
http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/25/asus-transformer-pad-infinity-tf700-review/
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
. Asus Transformer Prime using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):
http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/01/asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime-review/
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
. Google Galaxy Nexus using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):
http://www.theverge.com/products/galaxy-nexus-gsm/2946
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=35484769&postcount=52
 
. Google Nexus 7 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):
http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/28/nexus-7-review/
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
. Google Nexus 10 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):
http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/02/nexus-10-review/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1110#post_8973836
 
. Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/20/huawei-ascend-d1-quad-xl-review/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/628254/fiio-e18/15#post_8988466
 
. Huawei MediaPad using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):
http://www.androidnz.net/2012/09/rapid-review-huawei-mediapadt-mobile.html
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
. Meizu MX Quad-Core using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):
http://www.xda-developers.com/android/meizu-mx-quad-core-review/
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
. Motorola Xoom using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/23/motorola-xoom-review/
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
. Samsung Galaxy Note II (smartphone):
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/08/samsung-galaxy-note-ii-review/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs
 
. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (tablet):
http://phandroid.com/samsung-galaxy-note-10-1/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/645#post_8814831
 
. Samsung Galaxy S III (smartphone):
http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/25/3042640/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-review
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs
 
. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):
http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/11/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-7-0-review/
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):
http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/15/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-10-1-review/
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
. Sony Xperia S using USB Audio Recorder PRO (smartphone):
http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/08/sony-xperia-s-review/
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
. Sony Xperia Tablet S using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/24/sony-xperia-tablet-s-review/
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
. Toshiba Thrive using USB Audio Recorder PRO (tablet):
http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/22/toshiba-thrive-review/
http://www.extreamsd.com/USBAudioRecorderPRO/
 
 
A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note II:
 
stock Galaxy Note II > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable (micro-A plug inserted in the Note II) >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones
 
. Apex Glacier (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.head-fi.org/t/632019/apex-glacier-amp-dac-review-and-appreciation-thread
http://www.head-fi.org/t/632019/apex-glacier-amp-dac-review-and-appreciation-thread/165#post_8924724
 
. Asus Xonar U3 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_xonar_u3/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1200#post_8997468
 
. Audio-gd NFB-16 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB16/NFB16EN.htm
http://www.head-fi.org/t/625054/samsung-galaxy-note-2/120#post_8943120
 
. AudioQuest DragonFly using USB Audio Recorder PRO:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/617241/audioquest-dragonfly-review-affordable-outstanding-tiny-dac-amp
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1035#post_8959237
 
. CEntrance DACport LX using USB Audio Recorder PRO:
http://www.headfonia.com/cheaper-better-the-centrance-dacport-lx/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1065#post_8968468
 
. FiiO E07K Andes (USB DAC/amp): to be confirmed
http://www.headphiles.org/index.php?t=msg&goto=253249&
http://www.head-fi.org/t/638910/new-fiio-e07k-andes-information-and-impressions/15#post_8924515
http://www.head-fi.org/t/628254/fiio-e18/15#post_8973799
 
. Focal XS 2.1 (USB speakers): 
http://reviews.cnet.com/speakers-speaker-systems/focal-xs-speakers-with/4505-6467_7-33618064.html
http://www.homecinema-fr.com/forum/multimedia-materiels-tablettes-et-smartphones/samsung-galaxy-note-ii-2-go-16-go-android-4-1-2-t30029275.html#p177362999
 
. GoVibe Magnum (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.head-fi.org/t/324577/review-govibe-magnum-usb-dac-amp
http://www.head-fi.org/t/633201/confirmed-list-of-usb-dacs-for-the-galaxy-s3-international-us-or-note-2#post_8809248
 
. GoVibe Martini-U (USB DAC/amp):
http://jaben-bandung.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=196
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/990#post_8942287
 
. GoVibe Vulcan (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.head-fi.org/t/386127/go-vibe-vulcan
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/960#post_8929084
 
. HRT HeadStreamer Mobile (USB DAC/amp):
http://highresolutiontechnologies.com/headstreamer-mobile
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/power-galaxy-note-2-while-using-usb-dac-how-please-14029/
 
. HeadAmp Pico (USB DAC/amp): (via USB 2.0 hub)
http://www.headfonia.com/headamp-pico/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/625054/samsung-galaxy-note-2/30#post_8774905
 
. Headstage Lyrix Pro USB total (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.headphonia.com/Amps/Headstage-Lyrix-Pro-USB-total::10071.html
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/795#post_8854850
 
. iBasso D-Zero (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.headfonia.com/fiio-e7-meet-your-rival-the-ibasso-d-zero/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/625054/samsung-galaxy-note-2/120#post_8943120
 
. iBasso D12 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=63
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/405#post_8750862
 
. Leckerton UHA-6S MKII (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/leckerton-uha-6s-mkii-portable-headphone-amplifier
http://www.head-fi.org/t/625054/samsung-galaxy-note-2/30#post_8777791
 
. MyST 1866 PortaDAC (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.musicaacoustics.com/wp/amplifiers/myst-1866/
http://player.ru/showthread.php?t=74459&page=34&p=1084707&viewfull=1#post1084707
 
. Objective DAC (ODAC):
http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/e-dac-24bit-miniature-usb-dac/
http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=46
http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/objective/odac
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/435#post_8758515
 
. ODAC+O2 (USB DAC/amp):
http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/ehp-o2d-miniature-desktop-headphone-amplifier-with-usb-dac/
http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=48
http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/objective/o2120527192048
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/435#post_8758515
 
. RSA Intruder (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/canjam-rmaf-2012-ray-samuels-audio-intruder-balanced-portable-headphone-amp-and-dac
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/660#post_8819856
 
. RSA Predator (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/predator/predator_2.html
http://www.head-fi.org/t/625054/samsung-galaxy-note-2/120#post_8960049
 
. Sony PHA-1 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/09/sony-pha-1-idevice-dac-and-headphone-amp-in-review/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/465#post_8769593
 
. Stoner Acoustics UD100:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/626632/tiny-dac-big-sound-impression-of-stoner-acoustics-ud100-vs-odac
http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=2449848&st=220&p=56352256&#entry56352256
 
. VentureCraft Go-Dap X (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.head-fi.org/t/609906/new-venturecraft-go-dap-x-for-both-idevices-and-pcs
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/465#post_8769593
 
. Zoom H4 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB recorder):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoom_H4_Handy_Recorder
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=35472432&postcount=23
 
 
So far, like the quad-core Exynos powered Galaxy S III, the new quad-core Exynos powered Samsung Galaxy Note II can work with the FiiO E7, the iBasso D12, Leckerton UHA-6S MKII, the ODAC, … ; has some issue with the HeadAmp Pico; and doesn’t work with the FiiO E17 using the stock USB audio.
 
So, in regard to the USB protocol, the behaviour of the Galaxy Note II is likely identical to the behaviour of the Galaxy S III.
 
 
A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samsung Galaxy S III:
 
stock Samsung Galaxy S III > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable (micro-A plug inserted in the S III) >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones
 
. AMB Gamma 1:
http://www.amb.org/audio/gamma1/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/780#post_8750043
 
. AMB Gamma 2:
http://www.amb.org/audio/gamma2/
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=27247705&postcount=279
 
. Apex Glacier (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.ttvjaudio.com/Apex_High_Fi_Audio_Glacier_portable_headphone_amp_p/aaa0000010.htm
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/825#post_8776449
 
. Asus Xonar U3 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Xonar_U3/
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/429589-Samsung-Galaxy-S3?s=1a313fae4795a9a7493a6ce0f677ca8e&p=8551119&viewfull=1#post8551119
 
. Atoll DAC 100:
http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/atoll2/atoll.html
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=35266076&postcount=17
 
. Audio-gd Sparrow Version A  (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/Sparrow/SparrowEN.htm
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/915#post_8907415
 
. Behringer UCA202 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UCA202.aspx
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/240#post_8654226
 
. Behringer UCA222 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.behringer.com/en/Products/UCA222.aspx
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/usb-audio-enabled-android-powered-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-12338/#post171651
 
. Beresford Caiman:
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-accessories/beresford-caiman-673787/review
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/usb-audio-enabled-android-powered-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-12338/#post171651
 
. C-Media chipset-based sound card Dynamode 7 channel USB 2.0 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.chinacomputerparts.com/d-p1140199199635616900-cables/
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=27604946&postcount=449
 
. Cakewalk Sonar SPS 25:
https://www.cakewalk.com/support/kb/reader.aspx/2007013101
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/usb-audio-enabled-android-powered-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-12338/#post171651
 
. Cambridge Audio DacMagic:
http://www.headfonia.com/cambridge-dacmagic-review/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/631855/galaxy-s3-and-ca-dacmagic-plus#post_8899779
 
. CEntrance DacMini using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):
http://centrance.com/products/dacmini/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1200#post_8998731
 
. Corsair HS1 Gaming headset (USB DAC/amp/headphones):
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3989/corsair-hs1-gaming-headset
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=27238117#post27238117
 
. Dared MP 5 or ALO JV5 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue24/dared_mp5.htm
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/990#post_8948190
 
. ELE EL-D01:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-dannybs-first-take-ath-ckn50-pg383-ele-hi-fi-usb-18-dac-pg-328/4905#post_8886336
http://www.head-fi.org/t/642554/fiio-e7-galaxy-s3-questions-for-car-audio/15#post_8991125
 
. FiiO E7 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.headfonia.com/fiio-e7-portable-dac/
http://www.androidnz.net/2012/07/galaxy-s-iii-real-user-review-part-2.html
 
. FiiO E07K Andes (USB DAC/amp): to be confirmed
http://headfonics.com/2012/12/fiio-e07k-the-andes/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/638910/new-fiio-e07k-andes-information-and-impressions/15#post_8924515
http://www.head-fi.org/t/628254/fiio-e18/15#post_8973799
 
. FiiO E17 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.headfonia.com/the-upgrade-fiio-e17-alpen/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1020#post_8958018
 
. Furutech ADL Cruise (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.furutech.com/a2008/product2.asp?prodNo=399
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/585#post_8567838
 
. GoVibe DAC:
http://jaben.net/forums/index.php?topic=2824.0
http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=2440879&st=500&p=53317360&#entry53317360
 
. GoVibe Mini USB DAC:
http://www.jaben.com.au/collections/go-vibe/products/govibe-minidac
http://www.head-fi.org/t/614111/finally-digital-out-for-galaxy-siii/15#post_8525675
 
. GoVibe Petite (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.head-fi.org/t/290711/govibe-petite-dac-amp-appreciation-thread-pics-little-update
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs-how-to-increase-the-issues-priority-with-google/195#post_8552452
 
. HRT HeadStreamer (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.headfonia.com/hrt-headstreamer-review/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/750#post_8677483
 
. HRT Music Streamer II:
http://highresolutiontechnologies.com/music-streamer-ii
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/465#post_8534856
 
. HeadAmp Pico (USB DAC/amp): (Exynos-based S III connected to Pico via USB 2.0 hub)
http://www.headamp.com/pico/pico_dac_amp/index.htm
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/480#post_8539705
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/750#post_8688938
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/720#post_8638606
 
. HeadRoom Total BitHead (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.headphone.com/learning-center/bithead-faq.php 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs-how-to-increase-the-issues-priority-with-google/135#post_8527516
 
. HeadStage USB DAC cable:
http://www.inearmatters.net/2010/04/short-review-headstage-usb-dac-cable.html
http://www.headphiles.org/index.php/topic,4452.msg241979.html#msg241979
 
. HiFiMan Express HM-101:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/571330/hifiman-express-brand-and-hm-101-portable-usb-dac
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=27284184&postcount=291
 
. iBasso D-Zero (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=73
http://neutronmp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=314&start=20#p1636
 
. iBasso D2 Boa (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=30
http://www.head-fi.org/t/552014/pictures-of-your-portable-rig-part-xv/5535#post_8509186
 
. iBasso D2+ Boa (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=42
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/usb-audio-enabled-android-powered-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-12338/#post171651
 
. iBasso D5 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.head-fi.org/t/556490/ibasso-d5-hj-yet-another-usb-dac-amp
http://www.head-fi.org/t/614111/finally-digital-out-for-galaxy-siii#post_8462693
 
. iBasso D6 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=69
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1170#post_8980613
 
. iBasso D10 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=39
http://www.head-fi.org/t/628374/samsung-galaxy-s3-to-dac-usb-micro-b-male-to-mini-b-male#post_8735134
 
. iBasso D12 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=63
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29069294&postcount=924
 
. iBasso DB2 using USB Audio Recorder PRO:
http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=71
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1035#post_8959039
 
. iQube v2 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.i-qube.nl/index.php?id=24
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?s=6fe26080d10769d0f785157c83e74465&p=31207282&postcount=1268
 
. JH Audio JH-3A (USB DSP/DAC/amp/JH16 CIEM):
http://www.jhaudio.com/product/jh-3a-dsp-amp-jh16-pro-custom-ear-monitor 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/585#post_8799910
 
. Jabra GN 5035 (USB headset):
http://reviews.cnet.com/headsets/jabra-gn5035-headset/4505-13831_7-32462996.html
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=33203364&postcount=1368
 
. KingRex UD-01:
http://www.kingrex.co.uk/dac.html
https://www.facebook.com/headfonia/posts/352787358128700
 
. Leckerton UHA-4 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.leckertonaudio.com/products/uha-4/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/536982/leckerton-audio-slimline-uha-4/1020#post_8773152
 
. Leckerton UHA-6S MKII (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.leckertonaudio.com/products/uha-6s-mkii/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/602493/new-leckerton-uha-6s-mkii-portable-headphone-amplifier-announced-update-user-impressions-added-july-20th-2012/435#post_8698006
 
. Logitech wíreless gaming headset G930 (USB wireless headset):
http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/7248?crid=721
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1215#post_9004830
 
. M-Audio Duo USB Audio Interface:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct02/articles/maudio.asp
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/540#post_8788814
 
. Matrix Mini-i (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.headfonia.com/matrix-mini-i-balanced-dac/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/465#post_8768166
 
. Meier Audio Cantate.2 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.head-fi.org/products/meier-audio-corda-cantate-2
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/660#post_8820899
 
. Microsoft Philips Digital Sound System 80 (USB DAC/amp/speakers):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Sound_System_80
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1703218
 
. Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 (USB headset):
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-au/p/lifechat-lx-3000/JUG-00003
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=32899845&postcount=1355
 
. MyST 1866 PortaDAC (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.head-fi.org/t/616889/myst-1866-bluetooth-optical-coaxial-usb-dac-headphone-amp-impressions-thread
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/795#post_8852573
 
. NuForce Icon HDP (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.nuforce.com/hp/products/iconhdp/index.php
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-dac-confirmed-for-galaxy-s3/585#post_8567838
 
. NuForce Icon Mobile (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/nuforce10/mobile.html
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/435#post_8759826
 
. NuForce Icon uDAC-2 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.digitaltrends.com/headphone-amplifier-reviews/nuforce-icon-udac-2-review/
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=35266076&postcount=17
 
. Objective DAC (ODAC):
http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/e-dac-24bit-miniature-usb-dac/
http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=46
http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/objective/odac
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/315#post_8707637
 
. ODAC+O2 (USB DAC/amp):
http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/ehp-o2d-miniature-desktop-headphone-amplifier-with-usb-dac/
http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=48
http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/objective/o2120527192048
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=410941392302962&id=164588276945555
 
. Ordnance .25 (USB DAC/amp):
http://jaben.net/forums/index.php?topic=9984.0
http://www.head-fi.org/t/614111/finally-digital-out-for-galaxy-siii#post_8462693
 
. RSA Intruder (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.raysamuelsaudio.com/products/intruder
http://www.head-fi.org/t/627080/new-balanced-portable-amp-from-rsa-w-dac/30#post_8781567
 
. RSA Predator (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.raysamuelsaudio.com/products/predator
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/150#post_8538933
 
. Stoner Acoustics UD100:
http://stoneracoustics.blogspot.fr/
http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=2452730&st=160&p=54596977&#entry54596977
 
. Syba SD-AUD20101: 
http://www.sybausa.com/productInfo.php?iid=1191
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/375#post_8736082
 
. Topping D1 Mark 2 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.head-fi.org/t/636606/topping-d1-mark-2-review
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=28673076&postcount=871
 
. Topping D2 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.mightybigword.com/tnt/2012/03/topping-d2-dac-review/
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=32920194&postcount=1357
 
. Topping TP30 (USB DAC/amp):
http://news.cnet.com/8300-5_3-0.html?keyword=Topping+TP-30
http://www.androidnz.net/2012/05/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-usb-audio.html
 
. Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II:
http://linkai8424.blogspot.fr/2011/03/turtle-beach-audio-advantage-micro-ii.html
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1155#post_8978516
 
. Unique Melody PP6 using USB Audio Recorder PRO (USB DSP/DAC/amp/CIEM):
http://www.theheadphonecompany.co.uk/headphones/unique-melody-unique-melody-platform-pure-6-um-pp6.php
http://www.head-fi.org/t/613417/unique-melody-platform-pure-6-pp6-discussion-appreciation-tour-thread/360#post_8965862
 
. VentureCraft Go-Dap X (USB DAC/amp):
http://venturecraft.jp/gadget_en/gdx.php
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/315#post_8708233
 
. xDuoo XP-1 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.xduoo.com/xduoo/ProductShow.asp?ID=47
http://www.erji.net/read.php?tid=1320392&fpage=0&toread=&page=1
 
 
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Jan 3, 2013 at 7:48 AM Post #1,263 of 9,485

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Alright, so does anyone know of a JB kernel that supports standard USB audio (without USB audio recorder) for the GT-i9300? I tried downgrading to CM9 (ICS) but no dice. I won't go back to stock because it simply isn't worth it.
 
 
Jan 3, 2013 at 9:23 AM Post #1,264 of 9,485

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Ok, so here is what I think I can do if I understand the Android docs correctly: make a Service that other apps (music players) can 'bind' to, which means they should be able to stream their decoded audio to my 'USB audio service' and the service will then output it to the USB audio device.
 
The pro's for me are that I don't have to write something that handles playlists and decodes mp3's and I don't have to make fancy graphics that I'm unable to as I'm too techie!
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But in this case, other app developers like the Neutron Music player or whatever players you guys are in to must be willing to support this service (as in, they need to make several adjustments to their program in order for it to work).
 
Any authors here of such player apps or people who have good contact with them that can ask?
 
Jan 3, 2013 at 9:47 AM Post #1,265 of 9,485

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Ok, so here is what I think I can do if I understand the Android docs correctly: make a Service that other apps (music players) can 'bind' to, which means they should be able to stream their decoded audio to my 'USB audio service' and the service will then output it to the USB audio device.
 
The pro's for me are that I don't have to write something that handles playlists and decodes mp3's and I don't have to make fancy graphics that I'm unable to as I'm too techie!
redface.gif

But in this case, other app developers like the Neutron Music player or whatever players you guys are in to must be willing to support this service (as in, they need to make several adjustments to their program in order for it to work).
 
Any authors here of such player apps or people who have good contact with them that can ask?


I am not personally connected to the developer of Neutron, but his email address is easily available on the google play store.
 
There has already been discussion on his Neutron forum about this possibility: http://neutronmp.com/neutronforum.html  (Look for the thread under "plug-ins" about using external DACs) Edit: here is the direct link to the post: http://neutronmp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=314
 
Neutron has been designed from the ground up for better sound quality so this would fit right in with the developer's goals. As I understand it, his app bypasses the Android music stack and thereby gets a better sound. Someone on here has actually tested the output of Neutron and found it to be better quality compared to Poweramp: http://www.head-fi.org/t/633448/music-player-app-for-android#post_8824129
 
That all being said....This would be AWESOME! I hope it can work, and I think it could be beneficial to both you and any developer you work with in creating increased sales of your apps. It might even be better than any solution Google might add to Android if it feeds a cleaner signal to the external DAC by continuing to avoid the Android music stack.
 
Jan 3, 2013 at 11:15 AM Post #1,266 of 9,485

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Ok, so here is what I think I can do if I understand the Android docs correctly: make a Service that other apps (music players) can 'bind' to, which means they should be able to stream their decoded audio to my 'USB audio service' and the service will then output it to the USB audio device.

The pro's for me are that I don't have to write something that handles playlists and decodes mp3's and I don't have to make fancy graphics that I'm unable to as I'm too techie! :xf_eek:
But in this case, other app developers like the Neutron Music player or whatever players you guys are in to must be willing to support this service (as in, they need to make several adjustments to their program in order for it to work).

Any authors here of such player apps or people who have good contact with them that can ask?

I sent an email along with a link to this post to Dmitry (Neutron). that would be very cool if something could work out!
 
Jan 3, 2013 at 12:21 PM Post #1,267 of 9,485

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I sent an email along with a link to this post to Dmitry (Neutron). that would be very cool if something could work out!


I sent him an email also, and posted on his forum, so I am sure he will consider this. Keeping my fingers crossed that this will work! I also suggested to eXtream that he look into working with the developer of the Noozxoide digital effects app as that app already captures the stream of other music players and so maybe could easily feed the stream to the new app. That way it would work with all music players.
 
Jan 3, 2013 at 1:21 PM Post #1,268 of 9,485

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Hi guys, 
 
So I been trying to read through this thread, but since its 87 pages, whats the conclusion? Can I use a Galaxy Note through an external/portable DAC through the micro USB of the Samsung device at this point, or is it still work in progress? 

Not yet. Been trying to do it myself at the moment. Doesn't even work with usbaudiorecorderpro. I tried it with mine and it just comes up with "your maufactuer does not allow USB DACs to function with your phone" or something along those lines. Tried it with stock firmware, various ICS firmwares and Cyanogen's latest 4.2.1 build.
 
Jan 3, 2013 at 8:45 PM Post #1,270 of 9,485

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Guys, I use the Behringer UCA202 DAC with my AT&T Galaxy S3 on a stock TW based ROM.
I get a lot of "CD Skipping Sound" when initially playing songs sometimes.  
 
Is this an Android issue that is common across all DAC's that might be used, or is there a DAC under $100 that doesn't suffer from this?
 
It sometimes lasts just a second, sometimes for several seconds.  Sometimes not at all.  
 
Jan 4, 2013 at 5:08 AM Post #1,271 of 9,485

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Guys, I use the Behringer UCA202 DAC with my AT&T Galaxy S3 on a stock TW based ROM.
I get a lot of "CD Skipping Sound" when initially playing songs sometimes.  
 
Is this an Android issue that is common across all DAC's that might be used, or is there a DAC under $100 that doesn't suffer from this?
 
It sometimes lasts just a second, sometimes for several seconds.  Sometimes not at all.  

 
It's not an Android issue, since Android doesn't support USB DACs (Samsung added their own support for it). I had the same with my AT&T S3 and my Pico, although it was a lot less frequent than it is for you obviously.
 
Incidentally, I can't remember if this has already been confirmed by someone else, but this micro USB host to mini USB cable - http://www.ebay.com/itm/261124391843?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 - works with my Note 2 and Intruder. Nice to have a single cable solution for those DACs that require mini USB, in addition to the Hakshop cable for micro USB connections. I see they have sold out of that one, however the cable they are selling for an Archos tablet looks identical and I have asked them if this cable is still available from them.
 
 

 

 
Jan 4, 2013 at 4:17 PM Post #1,273 of 9,485

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USB audio & Android
 
USB standard (audio, mass storage, etc.) driver supported on stock Galaxy S3 / Note2
"As long as the kernel on the Android device supported the USB standard driver of the hardware (mass storage, input, etc.), Android would be able to use it and therefore open up a new range of extra devices compatible with the system."
 
USB standard (audio, mass storage, etc.) driver not supported:
* Developing your USB standard (audio, etc.) driver at the kernel space
"However, there are many devices that have not been "compatible" from the beginning. For instance, let's say your common RFID reader. It most likely uses a USB-serial port and probably comes with a Linux or Windows driver as well as some software. Most Android tablets will come without the USB-serial driver for your RFID reader however.
Therefore, if you want to load your driver you will need to root your tablet, determine the version of your current kernel, find the kernel sources online, hope that everything compiles to have your driver ready and then load it onto your tablet. In the end, when you finally have your kernel driver running, you will be required to write C code as well as some JNI glue to communicate with your Activity or Service in Android.
All in all, this approach is not very straightforward.
 
* Writing your own USB "soft driver" at the user space
There is a very elegant solution to aforementioned problem.
It requires far less skills in hacking and porting than the mentioned approach. However, you will require some advanced knowledge in Android programming as well as some USB know-how.
You can write your own "soft driver" in Android. Since the USB Host API has been released, it is now possible to communicate with any USB device using the most commonly seen USB transfers (control, interrupt, bulk).
In the end, your result will be portable across all Android devices that have USB host enabled and have Android version 3.1+. Moreover, this solution does NOT require root access to the tablet or phone. It is currently the only viable solution that does not require the user to have any know-how of rooting/hacking the device and risk losing warranty in the process."
http://android.serverbox.ch/?p=549
 
 


 
Jan 4, 2013 at 7:03 PM Post #1,274 of 9,485

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USB audio & Android
 
USB standard (audio, mass storage, etc.) driver supported on stock Galaxy S3 / Note2
"As long as the kernel on the Android device supported the USB standard driver of the hardware (mass storage, input, etc.), Android would be able to use it and therefore open up a new range of extra devices compatible with the system."
 
USB standard (audio, mass storage, etc.) driver not supported:
* Developing your USB standard (audio, etc.) driver at the kernel space
"However, there are many devices that have not been "compatible" from the beginning. For instance, let's say your common RFID reader. It most likely uses a USB-serial port and probably comes with a Linux or Windows driver as well as some software. Most Android tablets will come without the USB-serial driver for your RFID reader however.
Therefore, if you want to load your driver you will need to root your tablet, determine the version of your current kernel, find the kernel sources online, hope that everything compiles to have your driver ready and then load it onto your tablet. In the end, when you finally have your kernel driver running, you will be required to write C code as well as some JNI glue to communicate with your Activity or Service in Android.
All in all, this approach is not very straightforward.
 
* Writing your own USB "soft driver" at the user space
There is a very elegant solution to aforementioned problem.
It requires far less skills in hacking and porting than the mentioned approach. However, you will require some advanced knowledge in Android programming as well as some USB know-how.
You can write your own "soft driver" in Android. Since the USB Host API has been released, it is now possible to communicate with any USB device using the most commonly seen USB transfers (control, interrupt, bulk).
In the end, your result will be portable across all Android devices that have USB host enabled and have Android version 3.1+. Moreover, this solution does NOT require root access to the tablet or phone. It is currently the only viable solution that does not require the user to have any know-how of rooting/hacking the device and risk losing warranty in the process."
http://android.serverbox.ch/?p=549
 
 


 
anyone willing to do this for xperia neo? :D
 
i don't mind throwing some bucks if someone's willing to help 
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Jan 4, 2013 at 7:12 PM Post #1,275 of 9,485

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Alright, so does anyone know of a JB kernel that supports standard USB audio (without USB audio recorder) for the GT-i9300? I tried downgrading to CM9 (ICS) but no dice. I won't go back to stock because it simply isn't worth it.
 

If you're on the i9300, you're one of the lucky few who can use the Siyah kernel with dual boot.  Flash your favorite version of CM or Paranoid as first ROM, then find a Touchwiz build of choice for use as the second ROM.
 

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