Enable USB audio on any Android 4.0 device

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  1. FoxKat

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    SWEET!! Wish I could do that with my RAZR MAXX. I have all 3,800+ Jazz CDs ripped with EAC (Secure Mode, Test & Copy, no C2 and on a calibrated drive), and converted to FLAC. I could see myself doing this.
     
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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."
    Venturecraft Inc. | HOME

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


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    Samsung Galaxy S III & Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2D miniature desktop headphone amplifier with USB DAC:
    Unboxing, Pictures & Initial Impressions of the Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2D (DAC) headphone amplifier & MJ2 Interconnect | Totallydubbed
    Noble Hi-Fi: Epiphany Acoustics EHP-02D - review
    Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2 Portable Headphone Amplifier | Hifi Pig
    EHP-O2D miniature desktop headphone amplifier with USB DAC | Epiphany Acoustics

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


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

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


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    AudioQuest Bumblebee Android DAC:
    AUDIOQUEST BUMBLEBEE || AVLAND UK information, pictures & spec for the



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    "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.
    Android phones and USB DACs

    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".
    AudioQuest Dragonfly Review : Affordable, Outstanding, Tiny DAC / Amp
    AudioQuest DragonFly USB D/A converter | Stereophile.com

    And an Android-specific USB DAC can support only 16-bit/44.1kHz:
    Android Open Accessory Protocol 2.0 | Android Developers


    If the AudioQuest Bumblebee is a standard USB DAC, while using with a PC or a Mac, the sound quality of the AudioQuest Bumblebee should be superior to the sound quality of the AudioQuest DragonFly thanks to a clean battery power.
    Android phones and USB DACs
     
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    The standard USB audio is also enabled on stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered Samsung Galaxy Note II:
    ????????--Note 2???? - Samsung??? - ePrice???

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


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    This thread has made me afraid... what furious looking machines ! Are you sure this things will not burst in flames before let me hear some heavenly songs?
     
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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 – Impression of Stoner Acoustics UD100 vs. ODAC
    Stoner Acoustics

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



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    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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    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]
    Apex Glacier amp/dac review and appreciation thread
     
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    Galaxy Note II & Headstage Lyrix Pro USB total :
    Android phones and USB DACs

    stock Galaxy Note II > digital USB audio out >> USB OTG cable (micro-A plug inserted in the Note II) >> Headstage Lyrix Pro USB total USB DAC/amp >> Beyerdynamic DT-770 Premium


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