Originally Posted by hscai
I was looking to purchase a LOD with a miniUSB or a microUSB along with the 3.5mm jack so I can charge it at the same time. Though, it crossed my mind that it might degrade the audio quality. Will it? I'm not very technical with this stuff, so please forgive me if this sounds extra stupid.
No, it won't degrade the sound quality. The pins are completely separate. There are three pins in the dock that an audio LOD is making use of (well, pins 11 and 15 are tied together and go for ground) and four pins for USB data/charging. I have personal experience with this sort of a cable.