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LOD (iPod) quality with mini/micro USB?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi guys.

 

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.

post #2 of 7

Here's what you're looking for.

 

Not sure if you'll degrade audio quality...I doubt it though.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hey, thanks for the reply!

 

Yeah; that was one of the things I was looking at. (Did a search around the forums first.) Though, it's quite pricey at around $25 on Amazon vs. the one by FiiO (L11) at around ($10 with shipping) and a company I never heard of for around $8 with microUSB.

 

I'm guessing the price difference is because of quality? Still wondering if the addition of a miniUSB/microUSB will change sound quality though.

post #4 of 7

I would go with the FiiO one because the price is less than half of the sendstation one and I know that FiiO makes good quality products as I own some of their other products. I don't see adding usb mini/micro b would decreasing audio quality as the audio will go out one way and power would be going in another. I also don't believe FiiO would make a product that would decrease audio quality in any way. Here's some more info on the FiiO one.
 

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Originally Posted by hscai View Post

Hi guys.

 

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.

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

^Great info, thanks!

post #7 of 7

does ths bypass the dac in the ipod classic? thanks

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