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Is anyone interested in a subforum that would discuss new smart phones. I ask due to the fact that some, not all, phones are capable of 24/192 flac or wave files. Add to this, again some phones are using micro-SD cards for up to 200gig storage. Yes, I'm shopping for a new phone and as Apple has little or no interest in high res audio am looking at other brands.

 

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Agree if we would include Digital Audio Players like Astell&Kern, Fiio, Calyx, Pioneer XDP-100R and Onkyo DP-X1 (with MQA support) and other portable players here as they offer similar features for audiophile & audio users.

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You can play hires files from iPhone using software such as Neutron or the Onkyo player.

 

Yes, +1 on the sub forum for portable players.

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Yes, I would be a +1 on this.

 

Lots to be learned here I think. I have used two android phones and compared Onkyo HF player to Rockit. In both cases Rockit gave better measured performance than Onkyo HF player. I need to look at this sort of thing a bit more when I get more free time.

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Get a Samsung Android phone. There's a lot of really good music players for it. High res is no problem, and you can use it with an external dac that has usb input. I have a AQ Dragonfly that I use with mine, but it should work with most dacs.

 

Some good players are: Neutron, USB Player Pro, Player Pro, Poweramp, Onkyo, Rockit, Black Player, N7.

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Get a Samsung Android phone. There's a lot of really good music players for it. High res is no problem, and you can use it with an external dac that has usb input. I have a AQ Dragonfly that I use with mine, but it should work with most dacs.

 

Some good players are: Neutron, USB Player Pro, Player Pro, Poweramp, Onkyo, Rockit, Black Player, N7.

 

One of the two phones I used was a Samsung phone. A Galaxy III. Black player I was expecting good things from. I need to delve into it further, but it gave even worse results than Rockit or Onkyo.

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One of the two phones I used was a Samsung phone. A Galaxy III. Black player I was expecting good things from. I need to delve into it further, but it gave even worse results than Rockit or Onkyo.

 

 

Its an OK player, but you can do better. I have all of them because they're so cheap its really no big deal to try them. My favorite player for user interface, by far is Player Pro. For using an external dac, Neutron is a popular choice, along with Onkyo. I just found about USB Audio Player Pro. I know that some people feel that its the absolute best one. I haven't spent enough time with it yet to make any comments on it. All I can say is that when I use my device for portable/casual listening, my finger usually finds the Player Pro Icon over all the other ones.

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Thank You for all suggestions. I bought a Samsung Galaxy S7. Love it. much faster then my Iphone5.

Yes, I do miss some of the Apple only apps, but, I'll have to find alternatives for some of these.

Also, it's nice to use a phone without looking like I'm eating a slice of pizza;>). Have a micro sd card on order. Will load up some hires stuff and listen soon.

 

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Thank You for all suggestions. I bought a Samsung Galaxy S7. Love it. much faster then my Iphone5.

Yes, I do miss some of the Apple only apps, but, I'll have to find alternatives for some of these.

Also, it's nice to use a phone without looking like I'm eating a slice of pizza;>). Have a micro sd card on order. Will load up some hires stuff and listen soon.

 

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If you're talking about apps for audio, I think you'll be very pleased with the selection for Android. More than enough choices.

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Android hi-res phone users: I highly recommend checking out PowerAmp's new V3 alpha. Downloads - Poweramp

List of devices known to work (2nd post) List of Android Devices with Hi-Res Audio Support (Internal DAC) - Poweramp v3 Testing - Poweramp

 

Using my LG V10 (ESS Sabre) with the player set to use the new hi-res output engine, direct volume control enabled, SOX upsampling to 192k and tone/eq/limit disabled I'm getting some of the best sound I've heard from a portable device. Reminds me quite a bit of what I got using the iFi iDSD Nano with my phone in the past, maybe a little more detailed. I've tried USB Audio Player Pro, Onkyo HF Player and Neutron, best experience yet.

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