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Galaxy Note + External headphone amp

OP blackstar84

7th November 2011, 04:37 PM   |  #1  
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From what I have been reading the upcoming Samsung Galaxy note will have the same Yamaha Audio chip as Galaxy SII. http://www.anandtech.com/show/4686/s...t-redefined/13

Howeer I wonder, some say the solution is to buy an external headphone amp and it will solve all "Problems". I wonder if I connect an USB amp like headstage Arrow 12He 4G, will the sound be processed through the yamaha chip or will it be a direct digital stream to the USB port processed by the CPU and the directlyto the headphone amp (where the magic happens).

If the sound is processed through the yamaha chip I am not sure an external headphone can save this, I really want the Galaxy Note as my music player, I have no problem to carry around a headphone amp in my back pocket.. Is there anyway to to let the CPU process the singnal ? I know that for normal PC soundcards that only thing that matters is the A/D converter, but the this Yamaha codec seem very bad..so the question if I can get a good sound with the Headstage Arrow Amp and Beyerdynamics DT1350 headphones, or will it like to polish a turd ?? Let me know of any solutions and what you think...
9th November 2011, 11:04 AM   |  #2  
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Doesn't work as far as I'm aware, tried a USB DAC with my USB OTG cable to no avail.
9th November 2011, 11:20 PM   |  #3  
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what version of android ?
I think you must have 2.3.5 and maybe some special driver installed...have you done your research ? do not expect it to work just plug and play.
10th November 2011, 01:04 AM   |  #4  
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http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E5-Headph...=1ZTDZJV8K96RF

something like that would probably work
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