Originally Posted by Evshrug
I have never seen a Mixamp in person, TBH. I assume mini-b is the one with the funny divots on the short sides? Google is my friend but I'm about to gym it up, get outta tha house. The Recon3D also offers the What U Hear option, though I haven't used it yet. Might be crazy, but if USB2 has enough bandwidth to send digital audio both ways (not just microphone in, but that should be proof somewhat), then I might be in business ^_^
The Recon3D uses the trapezoid-shaped mini-USB cord BTW, with really narrow short-sides that are almost rounded.
To the google!
Edit: ah, yes, the Recon3D, my phone, my Mont Blanc, and my tablet all use Mini-A, but my FiiO E5 and travel wifi router use Mini-B. Nothing uses a noticeable ferrite shield chunk, though.
No, the ODAC uses Mini-USB, which is what a lot of older devices used to have (like your typical TI-84 or TI-89 graphing calculator, the PSP, Sixaxis and DualShock 3 pads, and some older smartphones and cameras), but the Recon3D USB and most modern smartphones, among numerous other things, use Micro-USB, which is an even thinner port.
Mini-USB Type B is similar in proportion to Mini-USB Type A (which I rattled off a bunch of devices that use it), but is keyed slightly differently so that it can only be plugged into devices that have USB host capability, like a TI graphing calculator. And since it's not Micro-USB, it's not really a USB On-The-Go cable, either...