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Does Xperia Z Ultra do OTG USB Host for audio DAC..?

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26th August 2013, 12:48 PM   |  #1  
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I'm currently using a Note2 but I love the screen size, speed and quality shown by the Xperia Z Ultra so i'm thinking this may be my next phone.

At the moment, i can hook up SGNote2 to my Hifi via an 'OTG USB host' adapter lead, a further 'USB to MiniUSB' cable which then plugs into my HRT Headstreamer Mobile DAC, will I be able to do the same with the Xperia Z Ultra?

Also, does the Sony have any issues with regards to playing 'flash plugin' Web content and media?

And lastly please, Samsung uses a device call an 'AllShare Cast hub' to mirror what's on the SNote2 onto a HD TV , how does/will the Xperia Z Ultra work to do this same feature, is there Sony equivalent device?

Any advise would be great thanks

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27th August 2013, 09:58 AM   |  #2  
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Works with a Fiio E17 but not with an Audioquest Dragonfly

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27th August 2013, 07:10 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks for the help Rokkaman, i couldn't help myself and went ahead and bought the SZU.

I did find out that mirror casting should be no problem (i also purchased a Netgear Push2tv), I'm gonna take my chances with my HRT Headstreamer Mobile DAC, and hope that it will work with the Sony phone.

The HRT DAC's tend to be 'firmware' designed with a high rate of standard conformity, but if there's a problem then I'll have to look for another DAC product like your make and model, hopefully this won't be necessary though.

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Works with a Fiio E17 but not with an Audioquest Dragonfly

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Like the Xperia Z, the Xperia Z Ultra should likely work with the AudioQuest DragonFly using USB Audio Recorder PRO available on Google Play store. There is a free trial version.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/andr...5#post_9429206

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With just an OTG adapter and using the Walkman app I was able to use my Fiio E17 as a USB DAC streaming both MP3 and FLAC to it from C6802.

Could not make my Astel and Kern 120 work at all. It would cause the AK120 to lock up each time it was connected and USB DAC was selected. Would need to soft-reset even after USB was disconnected.
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With just an OTG adapter and using the Walkman app I was able to use my Fiio E17 as a USB DAC streaming both MP3 and FLAC to it from C6802.

Could not make my Astel and Kern 120 work at all. It would cause the AK120 to lock up each time it was connected and USB DAC was selected. Would need to soft-reset even after USB was disconnected.

Hmm, sounds like a fault with the AK120. Send it to me & I'll try it with my equipment Yeah?
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Hmm, sounds like a fault with the AK120. Send it to me & I'll try it with my equipment Yeah?


Love my AK120 so it doesn't matter so much that the Ultra Z doesn't stream to it.
2nd September 2013, 06:57 PM   |  #8  
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Works with fiio e17 alpen with an ordinary 2 $ otg usb cable. I found the sound horrible with the headphones directly connected to Zu. I own galaxy S4 and S4 active but no comparison here...different world.

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Works with fiio e17 alpen with an ordinary 2 $ otg usb cable. I found the sound horrible with the headphones directly connected to Zu. I own galaxy S4 and S4 active but no comparison here...different world.

So what you're saying, is that a) the E17 is being supported by the ZU and b) the quality you can get from this combination is superior compared to the E17-S4 configuration?
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No,with the e17 you have two options : 1.to get the digital file directly from usb port and to convert inside the e17 - in this case the source of music doesn't matter S4 or Z or Zu 2. To get the sound decoded by fone and only amplified by E17. I was talking about the sound.from the phone alone. It is awful and I am disappointed by Sony. My headphones are Sennheiser Momentum. I am lucky enough cause I have the option 1....with alpen. Sorry for my English.

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