I bought some weeks ago a Sabre 9018 USB DAC model to use with my Android phone and my PC.
I have a Google Nexus 6p in 7.1 version and I have an issue with the DAC. After 10mn about of usage, sound is clipping (microsecond pausing) and I have to disconnect the USB cable and replug it. After this operation, it reworks for 5/10mn and the issue appears again...
I installed today the new Android 8.0 developper preview and the issue is not solved.
Do you note this problem on the Nexus 6P ?
I know that the phenomen don't appear when I use the DAC on my computer. In an other hand, my other DAC (HIFIMEDIY SABRE ANDROID DAC) works like a charm on my Nexus with an adaptator.
Thanks for your help !
Thanks for your reply and proposition. So the 6p have the same issue as the 5x for you...
I really love the sound of this model (Sabre 9018 power !) that I think is better than my Cambridge DACMagic + (sound more detailed and spacialised) and I think I will keep it for my computer. Otherwise, do you have an other modele with a 9018 that could be fonctionnal with my Nexus ?
Unfortunately this is an issue with Android that started with Android 6.X, it did work normally in Android 5 and the first 6 build. Not all phone brands are affected, we have registered it with Nexus and some Samsung.
It seems like Google/Android will not fix this for a while, so the best solution is to use another DAC for Nexus and some Samsung phones.