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Kitkat ROMs also support USB DACs, so *any* Android device with kitkat without the OTG feature disabled can have the same hi-quality sound.

I've tried my FiiO E7 USB DAC/Headphone Amp with an OTG adapter, and it works like a charm on the Z1 Compact.

I haven't tried any detailed tests with the direct headphone output, the headphone output through the E7 amp, and the E7 in USB DAC mode with my nicer headphones. I did some quick tests at work (that's where I keep my E7) with a set of inexpensive Syba GamesterGear PS3210 headphones and the analog out sounded bassier, than the USB DAC, even with all the digital effects turned off (Walkman App with flat equalizer and no DSP processing.) So I suspect that the analog audio circuit is boosting the bass (not surprising since bud earphones are have terrible bass response.)
 
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Right out of the box, in my opinion (and compared to my old LG O2X) when hooked up with my earphone Z1C is too quiet for my liking. But then I installed the Z1C volume mod, and when paired my favorite music player (PowerAmp) and VIPER4Android the volume level increases significantly without any noticable loss in sound quality.
Why cant i install Viperforandroid? I tried twrp and phils recoverys..
 
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You guys need to try PowerAMP this time. Walkman app is good because it supports ClearAudio+ plus ClearStereo for headphone and ClearPhase plus XLOUD for speaker. However, some apps like PowerAMP does also support all of them and provides same and even better audio quality.

I usually use PowerAMP EQ plus Sony EQ at the same time. They worked together perfectly, you guys just need to get in PowerAMP's Tone/Vol, long press on MusicFX and you can now access to the Sony EQ menu just like in Walkman app, there you can find ClearAudio+, ClearStereo, ClearPhase, XLOUD and also a Dynamic normaliser for loudness volume boost.

My z1c audio quality indeed is good but just the only problem to me is Sony EQ doesn't working very well(but it is acceptable) with my Beats earphone from HTC. They are mainly tuned for Sony's own ear/headphone because I've tested it myself in a local Sony Store(they have put every Sony earphone out and let customer to try). I will need HTC's beats EQ profile to real match my earphone but I have no time to do such mod myself, so I use back my HTC to listen music....lol
 
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Why cant i install Viperforandroid? I tried twrp and phils recoverys..
Did you download the VIPER4Android file from http://vipersaudio.com/blog/?page_id=48? Because it's not a flashable file. Extract the zip file and install the apk like normal app.
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