Samsung Galaxy s3 and HD598's
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Hey guys, I just recently got my HD598's and was curious to know which way I would get better sound...
 
1) Out of the standard 3.55mm
2) Using a micro usb to 3.55mm adapter
 
I thought I read that better signal is transferred through the micro usb compared to the standard 3.55mm, but I could be mistaken. Also I have been debating getting a portable dac/amp for around $150, anyone got any suggestions? I listen to rock, alternative, country, and a little bit of everything else.
 
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i don't think you can do a microusb to a 3.55 adapter... if you do then it would be called a DAC and i don't know for sure if s3 supports it(it should as my note2 does)
 
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i have no idea if such an adapter works or not(i don't think it would)... what you could do is use the microusb port as a digital out to a dac(which is a type of soundcard, and so it would bypass the internal soundcard of the s3) which again i don't know, if s3 supports or not...
 
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Oh ok. For example:
 
http://www.buy.com/prod/samsung-oem-micro-usb-male-to-3-5mm-female-adapter/227034150.html?listingId=194384859
 
This would be considered a DAC? Sorry for my newbness... I do understand the digital to analog convertor part, would this be better than the stock DAC inside the phone? Or would using a USB DAC be better all together anyway?
My guess is that that adapter will probably get you an analog line-out signal from the usb port (the Samsung dock works in a similar way).  If so, you would probably need an external amplifier since it will have a fixed output level.  In any case, I think you will be better off with a compatible USB DAC/Amp.  I have a Sony PHA-1 that works well on my S3  but it's not cheap.  A FiiO E7 is a popular and much cheaper alternative.
 
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Yeah your probably right. I might buy one as they are only around $3 and give it a test run, but you weren't kidding that pha-1 is around $600 lol.
 
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I've got the same phone, and I've got the same headphones comin in the mail.
I'm probably going to buy a Fiio E17.
 
Have you decided on an Amp/DAC?
 
 
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