Android phones and USB DACs
Jan 7, 2013 at 3:42 AM Post #1,291 of 9,465

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Looking for a USB dac that can work with the android and would still be pocketable(so not big, I can carry something along the line of an old 4th gen ipod and a PSP on one pocket , so around that size). I have been looking at the apex glacier (should this work? it is the successor to TTVJ slim), Venturecraft godap, and the xduo danba just posted , so those three would be my choice
anything else that sounds good for "modern" non classical music? along the line of rock , pop in the same size dimension?

 
Check out the iBasso D-Zero, using it now, it's fantastic! It's sound signature is not incredibly dark but it's on the dark side for sure. It's incredibly tiny as well!
 
iBasso D-Zero: http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=73
 
A nice review I read before purchasing, by Keanex: http://www.head-fi.org/t/571116/review-ibasso-d-zero-with-fiio-e7-comparison
 
Jan 7, 2013 at 4:34 AM Post #1,292 of 9,465

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Yes and no... The sound quality is impeccable, however I like the sound signature less than the Pico to be honest. The Intruder is a bit more dark and laid back, which suits my on-the-go listening less as I tend to listen almost exclusively to rock and metal on-the-go (whereas at home I also listen to a lot of jazz and other music). It's great in that it can drive anything I own, right up to the HE-6 if needed, so for that reason I'll certainly hold on to it. Anyways, just purchased the Apex Glacier and see how that suits my on-the-go listening... 
 

 
Thanks!
Looking forward to your impressions!
 
I really wonder whether the HTC handsets that can support USB audio can work with the Pico (I note they do work with the E17 where the Samsung handsets don't), that may make a difference in future phone purchase decisions...
 


 
A custom HTC One X interworks with a USB headset:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=33820157&postcount=9
 
Jan 7, 2013 at 4:38 AM Post #1,293 of 9,465

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DanBa, if I understand you correctly: if a developer opted for the 3rd, "soft driver," resolution listed above, then we'd have an open door to using USB DACs with a large number of devices, is this correct? 

 
Yes!
 
As far as I understand the developer of the USB Audio Recorder PRO app opted for the USB "soft driver" solution.
 
Moreover, he proposes to provide a USB Audio Android Service at the user space so that legacy music players like Neutron MP could use this USB audio service instead of the USB audio driver at the kernel.
http://www.vogella.com/articles/AndroidServices/article.html
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1260#post_9015714
 
Jan 7, 2013 at 8:02 AM Post #1,294 of 9,465

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Looking for a USB dac that can work with the android and would still be pocketable(so not big, I can carry something along the line of an old 4th gen ipod and a PSP on one pocket , so around that size). I have been looking at the apex glacier (should this work? it is the successor to TTVJ slim), Venturecraft godap, and the xduo danba just posted , so those three would be my choice
anything else that sounds good for "modern" non classical music? along the line of rock , pop in the same size dimension?

- What headphones or IEMs will you be using
- Of course it should something on DanBa's list
- How about http://www.leckertonaudio.com/products/ UHA-6S.MKII
 
Jan 7, 2013 at 12:26 PM Post #1,295 of 9,465

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So guys,
we have some chance for the galaxy s2 stock when jelly bean will be out or total darkness?
 
Jan 7, 2013 at 1:26 PM Post #1,296 of 9,465

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hallo I am new to this community but I follow xda and android development in general.
After reading in the last days some of this threads I decided to buy E17 and DT990 to use them with Macbookpro and i9300.
Is there any custom setup suggested for siyah kernel to make it work correctly with the new "hardware" I bought ?? 
 
thanks for the attention !

Some one who knows for sure can clarify, but I believe the E17 doesn't work with the S3.  Davy's USB audio app won't work either.  I've been testing it over the past few days.  I haven't been able to get it to work on either Touchwiz or Paranoid.  He told me others have had the same result.
 
The big feature of Siyah is dual boot.  It's almost like having two phones in one.
 
Jan 7, 2013 at 3:21 PM Post #1,297 of 9,465

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Galaxy S2 doesn't have USB OTG support. It was taken out of the kernel a while ago.  
 
 
Edit: I see what you're asking. I doubt the feature will be implemented back into the kernel with JB but who knows!
 
Jan 7, 2013 at 5:06 PM Post #1,302 of 9,465

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It has to be OTG.

Thanks , I am just trying to find a nice short cable that doesn't require any other adapters/cables to it, like the male micro- male mini cables. ANy suggestions? 
 
The cable in DanBa's picture is perfect, any place to get it? http://www.head-fi.org/content/type/61/id/754649/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL
 
Jan 7, 2013 at 6:28 PM Post #1,303 of 9,465

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Thanks , I am just trying to find a nice short cable that doesn't require any other adapters/cables to it, like the male micro- male mini cables. ANy suggestions? 
 
The cable in DanBa's picture is perfect, any place to get it? http://www.head-fi.org/content/type/61/id/754649/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL

 
I think the only fairly short host cable terminating in mini-USB is the one I posted a page or two back.
 
Jan 7, 2013 at 7:13 PM Post #1,304 of 9,465

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Some one who knows for sure can clarify, but I believe the E17 doesn't work with the S3.  Davy's USB audio app won't work either.  I've been testing it over the past few days.  I haven't been able to get it to work on either Touchwiz or Paranoid.  He told me others have had the same result.
 

 
I successfully tested a FiiO E17 with my stock Galaxy S3 using the USB Audio Recorder PRO app.
 
Jan 7, 2013 at 7:21 PM Post #1,305 of 9,465

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The cable in DanBa's picture is perfect, any place to get it? http://www.head-fi.org/content/type/61/id/754649/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL

 
This cable is provided in the box with the xDuoo XP-1.
http://www.erji.net/read.php?tid=1365625
 
 

 

 
 
May be, the cable could be provided separately.
You should contact Stephen Guo, the North American rep for xDuoo.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/642504/xduoo-new-company-making-interesting-portable-dac-and-amp-units#post_9025954
 

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