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post #3991 of 5957

Got two right angle USB OTG cables for $5.99 from Amazon via Prime, So far they work perfectly with my Galaxy S3. I stick a short micro usb cable into that and it works with my FiiO E18. In some uses it is more convenient than the tiny cables that come with the E18.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GM0OZ4O

post #3992 of 5957
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Got two right angle USB OTG cables for $5.99 from Amazon via Prime, So far they work perfectly with my Galaxy S3. I stick a short micro usb cable into that and it works with my FiiO E18. In some uses it is more convenient than the tiny cables that come with the E18.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GM0OZ4O

 

Still an adapter - a lot of us are looking to avoid the bulk. I'm not itching for one since I use mine for my desktop set-up, but IF I could find a microUSB-OTG to USB-B (full size) cable that isn't ridiculously priced I'd get it. I found one in this thread but it was $70. WTF.

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 9:10pm
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

 

Still an adapter - a lot of us are looking to avoid the bulk. I'm not itching for one since I use mine for my desktop set-up, but IF I could find a microUSB-OTG to USB-B (full size) cable that isn't ridiculously priced I'd get it. I found one in this thread but it was $70. WTF.

 I have a couple of short USB cables that plug into the OTG cable and terminate into a male micro USB cable that plugs into my portable DAC. The total length is just right so it worked out for me. The only bulk is the female USB socket at the end of the OTG cable, but it's not that big. It works for me and didn't run $70. Since I can solder well, I'm thinking about picking up the pieces and making my own, but am no longer in a hurry as I have a solution in hand.

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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post
 

They do sell UH2MBR8MBR9-xx that might look just like what we want here but that's way too long, and there's no guarantee the cable itself is OTG-capable until we pay $18.5 plus shipping to try it out first

 

http://newnex.com/angled_usb.php

 

http://ntcdistributing.com/products/usb-angled-micro-b.htm

 

Other than that, we could also ask these guys and see if there were willing to make a customized OTG cable while asking for much less than 50 bucks a piece

 

http://www.pacificcable.com/USB.htm

 

http://www.angledcables.com/cables.html

 

http://www.usbfirewire.com/u_microb_cables_angled.html

 

And that's always expensive to import something relatively trivial from China like a really short cable in this case.

If it doesn't say OTG, it probably is not.

post #3996 of 5957
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

 I have a couple of short USB cables that plug into the OTG cable and terminate into a male micro USB cable that plugs into my portable DAC. The total length is just right so it worked out for me. The only bulk is the female USB socket at the end of the OTG cable, but it's not that big. It works for me and didn't run $70. Since I can solder well, I'm thinking about picking up the pieces and making my own, but am no longer in a hurry as I have a solution in hand.

 

Yep I'm using an adapter like that. It's not a problem at home (though I still wish it's just one cable), but too bulky for me to use on a portable rig, given the female plug then the added length of the shortest USB cable I have (0.33m Monoprice). Then again, I've never been one to strap several boxes together.

 

In any case even with USB cables coming out already wired as OTG I haven't found one that uses a full size USB-B on the DAC end, except for that $70 cable.


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 1/29/14 at 8:36am
post #3997 of 5957
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

 

Yep I'm using an adapter like that. It's not a problem at home (though I still wish it's just one cable), but too bulky for me to use on a portable rig, given the female plug then the added length of the shortest USB cable I have (0.33m Monoprice). Then again, I've never been one to strap several boxes together.

 

In any case even with USB cables coming out already wired as OTG I haven't found one that uses a full size USB-B on the DAC end, except for that $70 cable.

My portable DAC has a Micro-B receptacle. That DAC came with very short cables with OTG Micro-B plugs at both ends. So I essentially did was:

Smartphone<    MicroB<------OTG Cable--------<A-Receptacle    A-Plug<-------USB Cable---------->MicroB      >Portable DAC

post #3998 of 5957
Thread Starter 
I guess it wasn't clear from my post above, but Mimic Cables will custom make your OTG with whatever terminations you want.

For those after micro OTG to mini I also found this yesterday, may be useful since the availability of these from Toxic Cables is uncertain:

http://store.treoo.com/main/shop-by-type/accessories/audio-cables/usb-otg-cables.html

Only $8, so pretty reasonable compared to a lot of options.
post #3999 of 5957
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

I guess it wasn't clear from my post above, but Mimic Cables will custom make your OTG with whatever terminations you want.

For those after micro OTG to mini I also found this yesterday, may be useful since the availability of these from Toxic Cables is uncertain:

http://store.treoo.com/main/shop-by-type/accessories/audio-cables/usb-otg-cables.html

Only $8, so pretty reasonable compared to a lot of options.thanks,

thanks,

this one woulb be great but shipping cost is very high for europe and the product is not available right now.

post #4000 of 5957
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Originally Posted by NZtechfreak View Post

I guess it wasn't clear from my post above, but Mimic Cables will custom make your OTG with whatever terminations you want.

For those after micro OTG to mini I also found this yesterday, may be useful since the availability of these from Toxic Cables is uncertain:

http://store.treoo.com/main/shop-by-type/accessories/audio-cables/usb-otg-cables.html

Only $8, so pretty reasonable compared to a lot of options.

Finally finished reading all the posts here since I've been on HF hiatus, and I'm frankly excited as hell about the potential of UAPP (purchased, hope to play with it next week) to open up new options for audiophiles on the go!!

I also tried to order the right-angled OTG cable NZTechFreak posted but felt the $41.50 shipping was a bit... Exorbitant. I don't think I paid much more than that to ship a DAC from Germany, criminey!!
post #4001 of 5957
Thread Starter 
Yeah, no reasonable options for good cabling yet emerged. That's partly why I'm considering getting into DIY, wouldn't be particularly hard to make sleeved USB OTG cables with whatever terminations are wanted and using plain old airmail for such a small item might alleviate a great deal of the shipping costs. I'm looking into it.
post #4002 of 5957

this is kinda offtopic, but who uses Viper4Android with USB DAC or use viper4android in general? What are your thoughts about this audio enchaining software? 

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2191223

 

http://vipersaudio.com/blog/?page_id=11

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Originally Posted by imeem View Post
 

this is kinda offtopic, but who uses Viper4Android with USB DAC or use viper4android in general? What are your thoughts about this audio enchaining software? 

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2191223

 

http://vipersaudio.com/blog/?page_id=11


I have used Viper for quite some time with an I9000 and quite like it. It takes a bit of setting up but the difference is night and day when you get it right. It makes a great combo with Neutron.

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Hi guys,
Following this threat with great interest. I am curious if you could you confirm that the microstreamer dac/amp works with Samsung Galaxy S3 IGT-I9300 on 4.1.2 with Boeffla Kernel.and also recomend which otg cable to buy.
Thanks so much for help.
Mike

 
 
 
post #4005 of 5957
Thread Starter 

Just noticed that TTVJ is now selling a right angled micro-micro USB OTG cable - $19 with free shipping to the States, unfortunately still fairly pricey to ship elsewhere (cheapest option showing for me was USPS International $16.25USD). Still though, much cheaper than other options even accounting for shipping and good news for those in the US (I think if you were also ordering some other stuff you can qualify for free shipping internationally also).

 

http://www.ttvjaudio.com/TTVJ_Micro_USB_to_Micro_USB_Portable_Cable_p/aat0000200.htm

 

(not sure if this was already posted here)


Edited by NZtechfreak - 1/30/14 at 1:28pm
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