Enable USB audio on any Android 4.0 device

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    A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with an Android-powered tablet Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1:

    stock Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1> digital audio stream >> USB OTG cable >> standard USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

    . HeadAmp Pico: (via a powered USB hub)
    HeadAmp - Audio Electronics (pico USB DAC/Amp)
    Android phones and USB DACs

    . HeadAmp Pico DAC: (via a powered USB hub)
    HeadAmp - Audio Electronics (pico Upsampling USB DAC)
    Android phones and USB DACs

    HifiMan HM-601:
    HiFiMAN Innovating the art of listening - Products : HiFiMAN HM-601 Slim(8G)
    Using the HifiMan HM player as a USB DAC with Samsung Galaxy Phones and Tablets

    HifiMan HM-801:
    HiFiMan HM-801 Portable-ish Music Player Review | Sound and Vision Magazine
    Using the HifiMan HM player as a USB DAC with Samsung Galaxy Phones and Tablets
     
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    Samsung Galaxy S III & Objective DAC (ODAC):
    DAP with unamped line-out and good DAC?


    Galaxy S III > digital audio stream >> 4-in-1 connection kit substituting a USB OTG cable >> ODAC >> Headstage Arrow G3 amp >> headphone




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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


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    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:
    "It is by far the best usb dac i have ever owned. No thoughts of bothering to look for an upgrade. At my age i am sure it will see me out.
    Using it with a Neco Soundlab V3 and Grado SR-325is's.Nirvana at last...."
    Epiphany Acoustics E-DAC Review Thread

    "ODAC + NECO V.3 + Sennheiser HD580 = A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN.
    I can't tell you how beautiful this rig sounds. We all know how well the HD580/600 scales with better sources and amps.. but synergy is often undervalued. The ODAC is beautifully resolving and clean.. but the Neco really steals the show, IMO."
    NECO SOUNDLABS PORTABLE V.2 AMP

    "It's downright disturbing how incredible this combo sounds with the HE-500. In fact, it should probably be illegal (**looks at Arizona**).
    When driving the HE-500. I like this combo more than the O2."
    NECO SOUNDLABS PORTABLE V.2 AMP
     
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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:
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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:
    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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