USB Audio heading to Android in the “L” Release

Are you an Audiophile? Do You use Android? Well you are going to like this News. It is reported that Google will be adding support for USB audio out in the next version of Android, currently known as the ‘L’ release. If you recall, The feature briefly appeared on screen during the Google I/O keynote.

So What is USB Audio, you ask? USB audio out basically allows you to connect devices such as headphone amplifiers to the USB port of the phone and get superior audio quality out of it. Most smartphones these days are capable of outputting clean audio through their headphone jack; However, in most cases, there is not enough power from the built-in amp to drive more power headphones.

By using this you can connect a External DAC/Headphone amp to your phone and this will send a pure digital audio signal to the connected device without any amplification or conversion done at its end. The DAC/headphone amp will then convert that digital signal into analog audio signal, amplify it and then send it to your headphones.

This is an Awesome Feature to have if you like good overall sounds. This will make a lot of devices have this in the future and that is a win for all the Audiophiles.

Are you excited to try this out on Android “L”? or You don’t Care about this at all? Drop a comment and let us know. We would love to hear from you.

Source – Android Police