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    USB audio enabled on Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S III

    The feature USB audio is enabled on stock Samsung Galaxy S III.

    As far as I know for the time being, the following USB DACs interwork with Samsung Galaxy S III:

    . USB DAC/amp FiiO E7
    AndroidNZ: Galaxy S III: USB audio, is it really working?

    . USB DAC/amp Topping TP30
    Samsung Galaxy S3 USB Audio Test - YouTube

    . noname USB sound stick with a C-Media chipset
    xda-developers - View Single Post - Official Sound Quality thread

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    "Android 4.1 for Developers
    New Media Capabilities
    USB Audio
    USB audio output support allows hardware vendors to build hardware such as audio docks that interface with Android devices."
    Android 4.1 for Developers | Android Developers

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    Hi, I briefly had a Galaxy S III before returning it (due to issues with the carrier, not the handset). I quickly tried it with the USB DACs I have using a cheap USB OTG cable. I can confirm I had success with redbook FLACs on:
    * Beresford Caiman ('Gatorised')
    * Sonar SPS 25 (which I believe is the same as the Edirol UA 25)
    * Behringer UCA222
    * iBasso D2+ Boa
    ... there were no failures, although on a couple of instances I didn't get it to pick up the DAC with each cable swap. I think this might be my failing to make the connection properly due to newness of the connectors.

    Time was extremely tight, so I haven't been able to try more than a track on each one, and cannot vouch for stability over any period of time, battery life, sound quality, etc.

    The only other useful observation might be that the volume control on the handset did attenuate the level on the USB output.

    My first post, I hope it's useful to someone!

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    Thanks!


    A list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the Android-powered smartphone Samsung Galaxy S III for the time being:

    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:
    The γ2 Compact High Performance DAC
    xda-developers - View Single Post - Official Sound Quality thread

    . Behringer UCA222:
    Behringer: U-CONTROL UCA222
    http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6...38/#post171651

    . Beresford Caiman:
    Beresford Caiman review | from TechRadar's expert reviews of Hi-fi accessories
    http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6...38/#post171651

    . C-Media chipset-based sound card Dynamode 7 channel USB 2.0 (USB DAC/amp):
    Cables - Cheap Cables from Cables Manufacturer. View product (40099516) info.
    xda-developers - View Single Post - Official Sound Quality thread

    . Cakewalk Sonar SPS 25:
    https://www.cakewalk.com/support/kb/...spx/2007013101
    http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6...38/#post171651

    . Corsair HS1 Gaming headset (USB DAC/amp/headphones):
    AnandTech - Corsair HS1 Gaming Headset
    Galaxy sIII definitely works with usb speakers - xda-developers

    . FiiO E7 (USB DAC/amp):
    FIIO-Amplifier
    AndroidNZ: The Galaxy S III "Real-user" Review: Part 2 - Entertainment and media - Music and video playback, gaming, browser

    . Furutech ADL Cruise (USB DAC/amp):
    FURUTECH
    Wolfson DAC confirmed for Galaxy S3!

    . GoVibe DAC:
    Go Vibe Dac mini review
    Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 Official Thread V15

    . GoVibe Mini USB DAC:
    Jaben Audio — Go-Vibe Mini USB DAC
    Finally, digital out for Galaxy SIII

    . GoVibe Petite (USB DAC/amp):
    GoVibe Petite DAC amp appreciation thread + PICS *LITTLE UPDATE*
    Android phones and USB DACs - how to increase the issues priority with Google

    . HRT Music Streamer II:
    High Resolution Technologies - Music Streamer II
    Wolfson DAC confirmed for Galaxy S3!

    . HeadAmp Pico (USB DAC/amp): (apparently with only US S III for the time being)
    HeadAmp - Audio Electronics (pico USB DAC/Amp)
    Wolfson DAC confirmed for Galaxy S3!

    . HeadRoom Total BitHead (USB DAC/amp):
    FAQs - BitHead Portable Headphone Amplifier | HeadRoom Audio
    Android phones and USB DACs - how to increase the issues priority with Google

    . HiFiMan Express HM-101:
    HIFIMAN EXPRESS Brand and HM-101 Portable USB DAC
    xda-developers - View Single Post - Official Sound Quality thread

    . iBasso D-Zero (USB DAC/amp):
    iBasso
    • View topic - USB DAC support on USB OTG enabled devices? {Please vote!}

    . iBasso D2 Boa (USB DAC/amp):
    iBasso
    Pictures Of Your Portable Rig (part XV)

    . iBasso D2+ Boa (USB DAC/amp):
    iBasso
    http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6...38/#post171651

    . iBasso D5 (USB DAC/amp):
    iBasso D5 Hj - Yet Another USB DAC/Amp
    Finally, digital out for Galaxy SIII

    . iBasso D12 (USB DAC/amp):
    iBasso
    xda-developers - View Single Post - Official Sound Quality thread

    . KingRex UD-01:
    KingRex UD-01 DAC
    https://www.facebook.com/headfonia/p...52787358128700

    . Microsoft Philips Digital Sound System 80 (USB DAC/amp/speakers):
    Digital Sound System 80 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Galaxy sIII definitely works with usb speakers - xda-developers

    . NuForce Icon HDP (USB DAC/preamp/amp):
    NuForce Icon HDP
    Wolfson DAC confirmed for Galaxy S3!

    . Objective DAC (ODAC):
    E-DAC 24bit miniature USB DAC | Epiphany Acoustics
    JDS Labs - Standalone ODAC
    ODAC
    https://plus.google.com/107354758331...ts/PCaM42irMeU

    . ODAC+O2 (USB DAC/amp):
    EHP-O2D miniature desktop headphone amplifier with USB DAC | Epiphany Acoustics
    JDS Labs - O2+ODAC Combo
    O2+ODAC Headphone Amplifier / DAC combo
    https://plus.google.com/107354758331...ts/PCaM42irMeU

    . Ordnance .25 (USB DAC/amp):
    Ordnance Products
    Finally, digital out for Galaxy SIII

    . Topping D1 Mark 2 (USB DAC/amp):
    Google Translate
    xda-developers - View Single Post - Official Sound Quality thread

    . Topping TP30 (USB DAC/amp):
    Topping TP-30 posts on CNET
    AndroidNZ: The Samsung Galaxy S III: USB audio confirmed!



    Apparently the "Galaxy S III + (some) USB DAC" and some "computer + (some) USB DAC" have at least the same sound quality:

    "How about the SQ of the S3 + NuForce Icon HDP? What headphones do you use?"

    "It's quite good. Slightly, not very noticeable, better than it was connected to my computer.
    so if you wanna know more about this, you can just simply refer to those review of HDP.
    P.S. I am using HD600 & UM1 for testing"
    Wolfson DAC confirmed for Galaxy S3!

    "For anyone interested, the D12 USB DAC works when connected to a Galaxy S3. It sounds the same to me as it does when connected to a computer."
    Ibasso D12 vs Pico DAC/Amp - Page 2 - Portable Audio - www.Head-Case.org

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    anything about the "Prodigy Cube"??
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    Any more additions to this list?

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    Not to be rude but I guess my question is why? Unless you want a portable dac like the Dragonfly, etc for traveling why use a Dac for a smartphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wushuliu View Post
    Not to be rude but I guess my question is why? Unless you want a portable dac like the Dragonfly, etc for traveling why use a Dac for a smartphone.
    I would assume the whole idea is to obtain highest quality portable reproduction by pairing the S3 with a high quality Portable DAC and Headphone Amp. Seems like a great idea to me, and perhaps shows the future for quality portable music reproduction.

    This is a cheaper option than using Apple approved DAC/Amps to take a digital feed from an Ipod or other Apple product

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    That would be my point. I'd like to carry my music collection on the 64gb card stuffed in my SIII and play it on my Hifi up at my cabin which has just an old Sony CD player.. I have my eyes on the HRT Streamer and am looking at NAD Integrated amps right now that offer built in DACs. Wanna know if they are compatible.

    Quote Originally Posted by XP9433 View Post
    I would assume the whole idea is to obtain highest quality portable reproduction by pairing the S3 with a high quality Portable DAC and Headphone Amp. Seems like a great idea to me, and perhaps shows the future for quality portable music reproduction.

    This is a cheaper option than using Apple approved DAC/Amps to take a digital feed from an Ipod or other Apple product

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Topor View Post
    Any more additions to this list?
    The compatibility list of Android devices / USB DAC is regularly updated at the following thread:
    Android phones and USB DACs
    It’s up to us to require Google & Android device manufacturers to enable standard USB audio!

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    Does anybody know what Samsung changed with there new software that now causes my SIII to NOT play to my HRT Streamer?.

    Everything worked fine last time I used it in the fall, but when I went back to using the Streamer this past weekend, I get no output from the DAC. My laptop played through the Streamer just fine. I am hoping there is just a setting on the SIII that needs to be changed.

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    If you have updated to Android 4.3, apparently the native USB audio feature of Android 4.3 is bugged.
    Android phones and USB DACs - Page 255
    You should inform Samsung.
    Forum | SAMSUNG Developers

    In the meantime, you could use the USB Audio Player PRO (UAPP) music player which includes its own USB audio soft driver.
    There is a free trial version available on Google Play store.
    By the way, UAPP is my preferred music player, because it can output a very clean sound.
    UAPP can also play and output 24-bit high resolution audio.
    It’s up to us to require Google & Android device manufacturers to enable standard USB audio!

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    I use JRIver gizmo to stream my music files through my SIII to usb dac. If Samsung can't debug, then how do I backdated the software.

    I will definitely notify Samsung but I am not going to wait a year for it too work.

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    Did they fix USB Audio in 4.4? If so, you could install a custom rom like Cyanogenmod.

    Also, you can download a stock 4.2 rom (exactly what you had before the update) if you don't want to go custom. I personally would go forward though, if 4.4 is fixed.

    Neither of these are simple tasks, unless you're familiar with this stuff already. PM me if you're interested in either idea.
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    Dream operator,

    There is no PM feature set up on this site. I am interested in getting this function working on my SIII. Can you post here?

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    Hi Joe Topor,

    Sorry, I thought I replied to this a couple of days ago. I must have done something wrong.

    When I click on your profile, I'm presented with a PM option. I sent you a message. If it doesn't work, perhaps a new thread in General? Kind of off topic for this one.

    It appears that Cyanogenmod incorporated USB Audio into version 11, which is based on 4.4.2 and is available for your phone. I personally suggest trying this first, go back to 4.2 if it doesn't work.

    Regards,

    Tim
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