Samsung Galaxy S III interworks with USB DAC/amp FiiO E7:
music stored on SGS3 > SGS3 player > digital audio stream >> USB OTG cable >> USB DAC/amp FiiO E7 >> headphones
Samsung Galaxy S III triggers a new era of Hi-Fi for the masses with affordable rig:
. affordable (subsidized) smartphone
. affordable common USB DAC/amp compliant with PC or Mac, like FiiO E7 (us$80)
NwAvGuy geekís verdict: "The biggest compliment I can pay the E7 is I canít find much I would change for a portable product in this price category."
NwAvGuy: FiiO E7 USB DAC & Amp
"Clearly, the E7 is priced very competitively, and I consider it a good product ó not some cheap Chinese stuff. Not only is the E7 packed with features, it also comes with a solid build quality, and a solid sound quality as well."
Fiio E7 Portable DAC | Headfonia
. affordable headphones, like Digitech Pro Monitor Headphones (us$50), clone of Fischer Audio FA-003, Brainwavz HM5 or Lindy Premium Hi-Fi headphones
Pro Monitor Headphones - Jaycar Electronics
"Now that I've had these for a good month I can honestly say they are my 'New' daily headphones!
I simple love the music that comes from these headphones.
They are beautifully balanced with sparkly highs that are not offensive to the ears, mid's that introduces a 'fun' factor to the music for all genres and lastly lows that are firm, bassy and goes amazingly deep with out distorting or overpowering the rest of the music.
The clarity is excellent with a very nice sound stage and for a 'closed' headphone they do sound quite open and spacious!
Isolation is fantastic especially listening to music or playing games at night.
Comfort is excellent and the 'killer' clamp grip slowly eases after regular use! I've listened to these all night and in to the early morning without wanting to take them off!"
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