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    Wink Android USB DAC

    Hello all

    I am planning to buy a new Android USB DAC to use with my new high quality headphones. I do not have any experience with Android USB DACs. Hence my questions are:

    1> Do Android USB DACs need external power source ? (Because I know that Android USB DACs are different from standard MAC/PC USB DACs).

    2>If no, then which are the ones that do not need external power ?

    By external power I mean, the DAC should not have any internal battery, no external power adapter etc. And should draw power solely from the Andrpoid device through the USB bus.

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers
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    There are two types of "Android USB DAC":

    1. Standard USB DAC compatible with PC / Mac: self-powered or bus-powered
    Android phones and USB DACs - Page 345

    2. Android-specific USB DAC (always with included battery): only three as far as I know
    Teac HA-P50: also standard USB DAC
    Android phones and USB DACs - Page 344
    Onkyo DAC-HA2000: also standard USB DAC
    Onkyo DAC Amp HA200
    GROM USB2P
    Android phones and USB DACs - Page 155
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