Galaxy S4 / FIIO E07K Combo mistake?
Jun 4, 2013 at 2:33 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 13

Matt A

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Hi all,
 
I am Pretty new to the whole Portable Audio scene (bar the odd iPod and Ultimate Ears IEM's) and as a relative newbie have a restricted budget.
 
I have just upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S2 to an S4 with 64GB Micro SD for tunes.  I own a pair of House of Marley Redemption Song On Ear cans. to be honest the sound from the S4 with the HoM's is not bad but I wanted better.
 
So, I have sourced a FIIO E07K DAC/AMP + Samsung USB OTG cable (not yet arrived) and THEN did the research.
 
I am advised on different forums etc that the FIIO E07K AND Samsung S2/4 combo's don't work.. Ahhhhhhhhh.
 
I guess what I am asking is - is this info accurate (hoping not) and if so whats the chances of Samsung/Google fixing it, at least on the S4? how responsive are these behemoths at 'fixing' such issues?. I use the word fixing advisadly as I understand the S3 worked with the E07K.
 
I also hear of a specialist Andriod DAC/AMP from FIIO, the E18, any news on a pending arrival?
 
so, if I cannot use the DAC component with the Samsungs (I am using the AMP part, but question the real benefit) is there a portable music player with 60+GB storage that could benefit the E07K?
 
I have connected it to my laptop via USB and played FLAC audio and it does sound bloody luvly I must say.
 
any views, assistance, derision, or just feeling sorry for me is welcome
 
yours
 
Matt A 
 
Jun 4, 2013 at 4:02 PM Post #2 of 13

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Jun 4, 2013 at 4:05 PM Post #3 of 13

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Is your phone rooted by any chance. Also, are you running a custom ROM?
 
Jun 5, 2013 at 7:08 AM Post #4 of 13

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Many thanks
 
with theUSB-OTG cable and USB Audio Recorder Pro it Works. but this app does not play MP3 so 70% of collection not listenable and even to developers point, it's not a media player.
 
However, would be great to get this working with Poweramp etc
 
Regards
 
matt a
 
Jan 31, 2014 at 9:40 AM Post #6 of 13

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Hi,
I know this is an old thread but just thought I would make people aware that the FiiO E07K will now works with the Galaxy S4 if you have Android 4.3, no additional drivers or software needed.
I found this out after I bought the FiiO E18 and this did not work until I updated my phone.
Hope this helps someone
 
Feb 4, 2014 at 12:57 AM Post #12 of 13

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Yes that is correct, no root needed.
But there is a way to root the phone without loosing its warranty:
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/root-galaxy-s4-snapdragon-600-exynos-5-android-4-3-without-warranty-void-1431730
 

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