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[Tell Google to] Enable USB audio on any Android 4.0 smartphone/tablet
DanBa
post Aug 28 2012, 14:05
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A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samsung Galaxy S III:

stock Samsung Galaxy S III > digital audio stream >> USB OTG cable with USB Micro-A plug inserted in the S III >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

. AMB Labs Gamma2:
http://www.amb.org/audio/gamma2/
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.p...p;postcount=279

. Asus Xonar U3 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio_Cards/Xonar_U3/
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php...l=1#post8551119

. Behringer UCA222:
http://www.behringer.com/en/Products/UCA222.aspx
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-d...338/#post171651

. Beresford Caiman:
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-vis...n-673787/review
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-d...338/#post171651

. C-Media chipset-based sound card Dynamode 7 channel USB 2.0 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.chinacomputerparts.com/d-p11401...5616900-cables/
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.p...p;postcount=449

. Cakewalk Sonar SPS 25:
https://www.cakewalk.com/support/kb/reader.aspx/2007013101
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-d...338/#post171651

. Corsair HS1 Gaming headset (USB DAC/amp/headphones):
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3989/corsair...-gaming-headset
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread...17#post27238117

. FiiO E7 (USB DAC/amp):
http://fiio.com.cn/product/index.aspx?ID=2...p;MenuID=020301
http://www.androidnz.net/2012/07/galaxy-s-...iew-part-2.html

. Furutech ADL Cruise (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.furutech.com/a2008/product2.asp?prodNo=399
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-da...85#post_8567838

. GoVibe DAC:
http://jaben.net/forums/index.php?topic=2824.0
http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopi...;#entry53317360

. GoVibe Mini USB DAC:
http://www.jaben.com.au/collections/go-vib.../govibe-minidac
http://www.head-fi.org/t/614111/finally-di...15#post_8525675

. GoVibe Petite (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.head-fi.org/t/290711/govibe-pet...s-little-update
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-ph...95#post_8552452

. HRT Music Streamer II:
http://highresolutiontechnologies.com/music-streamer-ii
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-da...65#post_8534856

. HeadAmp Pico (USB DAC/amp): (Exynos-based S III has issues with Pico for the time being)
http://www.headamp.com/pico/pico_dac_amp/index.htm
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-da...80#post_8539705
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-da...20#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-ph...35#post_8527516

. HeadStage USB DAC cable:
http://www.inearmatters.net/2010/04/short-...-dac-cable.html
http://www.headphiles.org/index.php/topic,....html#msg241979

. HiFiMan Express HM-101:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/571330/hifiman-ex...ortable-usb-dac
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.p...p;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...;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-o...35#post_8509186

. iBasso D2+ Boa (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=42
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-d...338/#post171651

. iBasso D5 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.head-fi.org/t/556490/ibasso-d5-...her-usb-dac-amp
http://www.head-fi.org/t/614111/finally-di...ii#post_8462693

. iBasso D12 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=63
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.p...p;postcount=924

. KingRex UD-01:
http://www.kingrex.co.uk/dac.html
https://www.facebook.com/headfonia/posts/352787358128700

. 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

. NuForce Icon HDP (USB DAC/preamp/amp):
http://www.nuforce.com/hp/products/iconhdp/index.php
http://www.head-fi.org/t/608535/wolfson-da...85#post_8567838

. Objective DAC (ODAC):
http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-produc...iature-usb-dac/
http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=46
http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/objective/odac
https://plus.google.com/1073547583314056441...sts/PCaM42irMeU

. ODAC+O2 (USB DAC/amp):
http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-produc...r-with-usb-dac/
http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=48
http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/ob.../o2120527192048
https://plus.google.com/1073547583314056441...sts/PCaM42irMeU

. Ordnance .25 (USB DAC/amp):
http://jaben.net/forums/index.php?topic=9984.0
http://www.head-fi.org/t/614111/finally-di...ii#post_8462693

. RSA Predator (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.raysamuelsaudio.com/products/predator
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-ph...50#post_8538933

. Topping D1 Mark 2 (USB DAC/amp):
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/tra...dszs9J4x85vGfDg
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.p...p;postcount=871

. 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-g...-usb-audio.html


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post Sep 14 2012, 22:23
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Samsung Galaxy S III & Stoner Acoustics UD100, a tiny USB DAC based on ESS Sabre ES9023 chip:
http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopi...;#entry54596977
http://www.inearmatters.net/2012/09/tiny-d...-of-stoner.html

Galaxy S III > digital audio stream >> UD100 >> Audio Technica ATH-CK100 triple balanced armature inner headphone

"Volume level is sufficient, no amp required."




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post Sep 15 2012, 20:43
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Nexus 7 & USB DAC/amp FiiO E17:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/627459/use-a-stan...p-by-step-guide

custom Nexus 7 > digital audio stream >> FiiO E17 >> Sennheiser HD 595




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post Sep 15 2012, 22:53
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Why are you so obsessed with using USB DACs with smartphones and tablets? Why add bulk to portable devices? What's wrong with their internal DACs?


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post Sep 18 2012, 09:30
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Lots of spontaneous smiles!

"Spent my hour at lunch today listening [to a portable Hi-Fi rig], just totally engrossed. Lots of spontaneous smiles, which for me is the most meaningful metric of sound quality. Cherub Rock literally gave me goosebumps."
[NZtechfreak]
http://www.head-fi.org/t/552014/pictures-o...30#post_8637656


The portable Hi-Fi rig of NZtechfreak: SGS3 + USB DAC "HeadAmp Pico" + headphone "Beyerdynamic T5p"
http://www.head-fi.org/t/552014/pictures-o...00#post_8636759




The rig of his 2&1/2 year old son: "a Voodoo'd S1 and some cheap TDK headphones"
http://www.head-fi.org/t/552014/pictures-o...45#post_8681221



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post Sep 18 2012, 09:35
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Samsung Galaxy S III & Objective DAC:
NwAvGuy: ODAC May Update
NwAvGuy: ODAC Released

stock Galaxy S III > digital audio stream >> ODAC (i.e. Epiphany Acoustics E-DAC) >> Neco V3









ODAC:
Epiphany Acoustics E-DAC 24-bit USB DAC Review | AVForums.com - UK Online
Brief Odac impressions

Neco V3:
NECO SOUNDLABS PORTABLE V.2 AMP
new V3 DUAL AMP portable headphone amplifier | eBay

ODAC + Neco V3:
Epiphany Acoustics E-DAC Review Thread
NECO SOUNDLABS PORTABLE V.2 AMP
NECO SOUNDLABS PORTABLE V.2 AMP


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VentureCraft sees potential in Android & standard USB audio.
VentureCraft delays the release date of its latest headphone amplifier Go-Dap X in order to modify it so that it can interwork with the Samsung Galaxy S3.

"Go-Dap X releasing date in stores will be on Sep. 25th due to this Galaxy S3 modification."
http://www.venturecraft.jp/gadget_en/index.php

stock Samsung Galaxy S3 > digital audio stream >> short USB OTG cable from VentureCraft >> Go-Dap X USB DAC/amp >> headphones










http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86cOdNXv1Iw


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Samsung Galaxy S III & Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2D miniature desktop headphone amplifier with USB DAC:
http://www.totallydubbed.net/2012/09/17/un...2-interconnect/
http://noblehifi.blogspot.fr/2012/07/epiph...02d-review.html
http://hifipig.com/epiphany-acoustics-ehp-...hone-amplifier/
http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-produc...r-with-usb-dac/

Samsung Galaxy S III > digital audio out >> USB OTG cable >> Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2D (i.e. ODAC + O2 combo) >> Denon AH-D2000












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post Sep 23 2012, 09:53
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Samsung Galaxy S III & affordable tiny Stoner Acoustics UD100:
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/70075257-post210.html
http://www.head-fi.org/t/626632/tiny-dac-b...s-ud100-vs-odac
http://stoneracoustics.blogspot.fr/

stock Galaxy S III > digital USB audio out >> UD100 >> Sennheiser IE80





Like the ODAC, the heart of the Stoner Acoustics UD100 is the 24-bit ESS Sabre conversion chip.
http://www.esstech.com/PDF/ES9023%20PB%20R...PB%20110117.pdf








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Samsung Galaxy S III & xDuoo XP-1 USB DAC/amp:
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xDuoo XP-1

stock Galaxy S III > digital USB audio out >> xDuoo XP-1 >> headphones












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AudioQuest Bumblebee Android DAC:
http://www.avland.co.uk/aasp/audioquest/12...e/bumblebee.asp







"Designed specifically for Android devices
24-bit ESS Sabre conversion chip
Supports all music files including 24-bit/192kHz lossless
Drives headphones directly with 3.5mm mini-jack output
Fixed or Variable output modes
Asynchronous transfer for accurate digital timing
64-position (computer-controlled) analog volume control
Isolated dual master clocks
Colour changing LED to indicate source sample rate"

I am wondering if the AudioQuest Bumblebee Android DAC is a standard self-powered USB DAC or an Android-specific USB DAC.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-ph...nd-usb-dacs/135

The AudioQuest Bumblebee should be likely an AudioQuest DragonFly with built-in rechargeable battery, because it "supports all music files including 24-bit/192kHz lossless".
http://www.head-fi.org/t/617241/audioquest...ng-tiny-dac-amp
http://www.stereophile.com/content/audioqu...sb-da-converter

And an Android-specific USB DAC can support only 16-bit/44.1kHz:
http://developer.android.com/tools/adk/aoa...l#audio-support


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Audioquest's documentation is a bit confusing.
They talk about playing 24/192 but the Dragonfly USB is UAC1 therefore limited to 24/96 max.

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post Oct 4 2012, 21:27
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The standard USB audio is also enabled on stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered Samsung Galaxy Note II:
http://www.eprice.com.tw/mobile/talk/4523/4815783/1/1/

stock Galaxy Note II > digital USB audio out >> iBasso D12 Hj >> Westone UM3X






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Yet another Stoner Acoustics UD100-based rig with FitEar TO GO! 334:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/597146/fitear-to-...75#post_8754519]http://www.head-fi.org/t/597146/fitear-to-...75#post_8754519
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57486297...itear-togo-334/]http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-57486297...itear-togo-334/

stock Samsung Galaxy S3 > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable >> UD100 USB DAC >> Pico Slim amp >> FitEar TO GO! 334 IEM




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Samsung Galaxy S III & Matrix Mini-i:
http://www.headfonia.com/matrix-mini-i-balanced-dac/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-ph...65#post_8768166

stock Galaxy S III > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable >> Matrix Mini-i >> headphones or amp




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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

. FiiO E7 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.headfonia.com/fiio-e7-portable-dac/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-ph...80#post_8771744

. iBasso D12 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=63
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-ph...05#post_8750862

. Objective DAC (ODAC):
http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-produc...iature-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-ph...35#post_8758515

. ODAC+O2 (USB DAC/amp):
http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-produc...r-with-usb-dac/
http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=48
http://www.headnhifi.com/index.php/shop/ob.../o2120527192048
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-ph...35#post_8758515

. Sony PHA-1 (USB DAC/amp):
http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/09/sony...-amp-in-review/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-ph...65#post_8769593

. VentureCraft Go-Dap X (USB DAC/amp):
http://venturecraft.jp/gadget_en/index.php
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-ph...65#post_8769593


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 iBasso D12, the ODAC and the VentureCraft Go-Dap X; has some issue with the HeadAmp Pico; and doesnít work with the FiiO E17.

So, in regard to standard USB audio, the behaviour of the Galaxy Note II is likely identical to the behaviour of the Galaxy SIII.



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Samsung Galaxy S III & HeadAmp Pico USB DAC/amp:
Pictures Of Your Portable Rig (part XV)

stock Samsung Galaxy S III > digital USB audio out >> micro-A male to type-A female USB cable + type-A male to mini-B male USB adapter >> HeadAmp Pico >> V-Moda M-80










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Custom Stoner Acoustics UD100 based on 24-bit ESS Sabre conversion chip:
Tiny DAC, Big Sound Ė Impression of Stoner Acoustics UD100 vs. ODAC
http://stoneracoustics.blogspot.fr/

Samsung Galaxy S III > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable >> custom UD100 cable >> amp >> headphones






Samsung Galaxy S III > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable >> UD100 USB DAC >> Pico Slim amp >> FitEar TO GO! 334




Samsung Galaxy S III > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable >> HeadStage USB DAC cable >> RSA Protector amp >> JH Audio JH13


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I'm not sure what this thread is about any more?
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http://goo.gl/S2d3O rolleyes.gif

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QUOTE (skamp @ Oct 21 2012, 12:34) *

Holy s**t. That's some obsession... ohmy.gif
And 4.1 has got USB audio. So...
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QUOTE (skamp @ Oct 21 2012, 11:34) *


It used to be about that, now it seems to be posts about what DACs etc to plug into an S3 wink.gif
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QUOTE (Elbart @ Oct 22 2012, 08:24) *
QUOTE (skamp @ Oct 21 2012, 12:34) *

Holy s**t. That's some obsession... ohmy.gif
And 4.1 has got USB audio. So...

There are people and people. There are USB audio and USB audio.



No Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-specific USB DAC is available for the time being.

About Android-specific USB audio:
"As of now, the standard Android releases do not include USB host support. Samsung decided to add this feature on their own. The Android folks are working on a funky USB dock protocol that works over USB (sort of like what Apple does) that, frankly, most of us developers think is stupid. There is certainly a push to put USB host support for standard devices (like audio, keyboards, etc.) into the normal Android releases."
[Pete Millett, design engineer from Apex Hi-Fi]
http://www.head-fi.org/t/632019/apex-glaci...75#post_8812425

The lobbying for standard USB audio should go on.
It's on a right track thanks to Samsung.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note II can work with the FiiO E7. It can't operate with the CEntrance DACport LX:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-ph...00#post_8804406

stock Galaxy Note II > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable >> FiiO E7 USB DAC/amp >> Sennheiser HD598 headphones





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Not sure what the advantage is. At first I was interested only cause I got a Nexus 7 and I have a pair of USB speakers gathering dust, but it's not worth the tweak really (have to reboot with the speakers connected). The actual official Nexus 7 implementation (with the dock/speakers as host) is the way to go, it will allow charging at least, functioning basically like an iPod dock (presumably even like the new "lightning" port docks which should be digital). If anything that should be standardized among devices and be more widespread.

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