This Sabre Android Dac has a MicroUSB cable instead of a usb cable and works with some Android phones without any drivers or tweaks.
Current tested confirmed models include:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 running newest software update
- Samsung Galaxy Mega running Android 4.2.2
- Samsung galaxy S3 with newest software
- Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.2.2
- LG Optimus G Pro 4.1.2+
- Confirmed working with HTC One X, 4.2.2 (Software number 4.18.401.2
- Possibly works with most Android phones running android 4.2.2
- LG G2
- Motorola Moto G
- HP Slate 7 Extreme tablet running Kit Kat 4.4.2 (volume level change doesn't work)
- ASUS Padfone S
- Nexus 5 (5.0.1. and 5.1.1 both tested)
- Asus MemoPad 7 - K01A(ME70CX) volume buttons doesn't work
- HTC ONE M7
- Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (D5503) android 4.4.4
- LG g4 (Android 5.1)
- Galaxy S4 Mini (doesn't support USB OTG)
- LG Nexus 4 (doesn't support USB OTG)
- Asus Memo 7' ME173X android 4.2 / ME176C k013 android 4.4
- Samsung galaxy SII i9100 with Resurrection Remix 5.0.x and 4.4.4 (probably due to kernel)
Cyanogenmod doesn't always work, a customer got it working by switching to "Resurrection Remix" ROM (unknown kernel)
please let us know if you have tested it with other phones, and we'll update the list.
No settings needs to be changed on Samsung phones. Volume up/down keys controls volume in the same way as for the regular output.
The Android Dac is the same DAC as the "Tiny" model. It uses a PCM2706 USB receiver chip and the Sabre ES9023 dac chip.
Highlights about Sabre ES9023 dac chip:
- The sound go straight out of the DAC chip and into your headphones or amplifier. It is not needed that the sound signal go through a capacitor to remove a DC voltage, there is no DC voltage to remove! This omits the need of a coloring cap which adds costs and reduces sound quality.
- Jitter Eliminator! The ES9023 utilISed patented HyperstreamTM architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator.
- 112db DNR
USB (receiver) PCM2706:
- Accepts up to 48kHz/16bit
Note: Normally amplifier inputs are from 10K to 100K ohm. Normal headphones are from 32 ohm to 300ohm.
Model:UAE Tiny Android
Hi, I am interested in this DAC but I am bit concerned if this DAC is going to drain out the battery of my Galaxy S3 too fast?
Reply: It doesn't drain it very fast, but a little faster compared to using internal audio output should be expected.