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I've got this dock and it is nicely made but it doesn't really do what I want.

I have 2 problems with it:

Firstly I find it very annoying that it locks each time I put the phone in. I would much rather it just stayed in whatever state it was.

Secondly and more annoyingly is that fact that you aren't supposed to use headphones with it. That's basically why I got it so the phone can sit charging on my desk whilst I listen to it with my headphones. The line out is ok with my headphones but there is no way to control the volume.

Of course because of the way the dock holds the phone there is no way I can plug my headphones into the phones jack.

Any suggestions to this? I don't want to have to buy a headphone amp! What headphones can anyone recommend that would work with this dock?
 
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I've got this dock and it is nicely made but it doesn't really do what I want.

I have 2 problems with it:

Firstly I find it very annoying that it locks each time I put the phone in. I would much rather it just stayed in whatever state it was.
That is weird, because mine does NOT lock. It stays in whatever state it is in when I insert it.

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Secondly and more annoyingly is that fact that you aren't supposed to use headphones with it. That's basically why I got it so the phone can sit charging on my desk whilst I listen to it with my headphones. The line out is ok with my headphones but there is no way to control the volume.

Of course because of the way the dock holds the phone there is no way I can plug my headphones into the phones jack.

Any suggestions to this? I don't want to have to buy a headphone amp! What headphones can anyone recommend that would work with this dock?
I agree with you there. Poorly thought out.

There must be plenty of headphones that have volume controls, no?
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That is weird, because mine does NOT lock. It stays in whatever state it is in when I insert it.


I agree with you there. Poorly thought out.

There must be plenty of headphones that have volume controls, no?

The analog audio out is line level. I think the pogo pins transmit spdif digital to the dock. The dock then sends this to toslink if you have one installed, or sends it out as analog line level after a DAC conversion inside the dock.

So it is designed to send audio to a separate amp. You'll need a headphone amp to control headphones. I can recommend the Fiio E17 - excellent sound quality.
 
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The analog audio out is line level. I think the pogo pins transmit spdif digital to the dock. The dock then sends this to toslink if you have one installed, or sends it out as analog line level after a DAC conversion inside the dock.

So it is designed to send audio to a separate amp. You'll need a headphone amp to control headphones. I can recommend the Fiio E17 - excellent sound quality.
I took your advice (but was actually already looking) and bought the Fiio E17. This along with my Bose QC 15 headphones really does sound very good!

I did have one question though. I have been given a 24 bit 96 KHz flac by a friend. When I play this in Neutron MP on my phone it says 96000 Hz, 24 bits / 4608 kbps but on my Fiio E17 it only says 48k 16bit.

Can't the galaxy nexus push that out? I would have thought it would be much less processor intensive just to push out the original stream rather than resampling it.
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