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Samsung Galaxy S3 to DAC - USB Micro-B male to Mini-B male??

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Thread Starter 

I am trying to determine if a US Samsung Galaxy S3 will output a digital audio stream that will work with my iBasso D10.

 

In order to do this I need to obtain a USB cable to connect them.  I know the D10 accepts a Mini-B male end but I'm not sure that the S3 accepts the Micro-B male end which I expect is 5 pin.

 

I would like to know an answer to this question and where I can buy such a cable.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

post #2 of 63

If your on Jellybean the SIII can output digital via the micro USB, I've got a GSM Galaxy Nexus and I'm waiting for JB from Samsung.

Sorry I can't offer any advice on what type of USB wire is correct.

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post #4 of 63
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Thank you both for the information and the useful links.  The cables on eBay and Amazon are Micro-B to regular USB (whatever that is called) and I would prefer to go directly to Mini-B but I can use them.  I did find one web page (usb.brando.com) with the Micro-B male to the Mini-B male but I haven't checked them out yet to determine if they're reputable. I expect I'll do that later today.

 

I don't have the Samsung phone at this point but I probably will, at least after it gets Jelly Bean.

 

Thanks again for the help.
 

post #5 of 63
It seems you read too fast.
 
The iBasso D10 is a standard or conventional USB DAC, because it can work with a PC or a Mac: the PC / Mac acts as a USB host, and the standard USB DAC acts as a USB peripheral / device / client.
 
Like a PC / Mac, a current stock Galaxy S3 running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich can interwork with a standard USB DAC.
You can find a list of standard USB DAC reportedly interworking with the current stock Galaxy S3 at the following link:
 
At the launch of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google has announced a new type of USB DAC.
An Android-specific USB DAC can’t work with a PC or a Mac; because an Android-specific USB DAC acts as a USB host, and an Android smartphone / tablet should act as a USB peripheral / client.
 

 

 
A prototype of an Android-specific USB DAC / amp, FiiO E18, will be shown next month.
 

 

 
 
A Galaxy S3 is a USB On-The-Go device. It can operate either as a USB host or a USB peripheral.
 
Simply put, when a USB Micro-A plug is inserted in an OTG-featured Galaxy S3, a S3 acts as a USB host, and it could interwork with a standard USB DAC like the iBasso D10 
(USB host <=> USB peripheral: successful USB transaction)
(A device <=> B device: successful USB transaction).
 
When a USB Micro-B plug is inserted in an OTG-featured Galaxy S3, a S3 acts as a USB peripheral / client, and it can’t interwork with a standard USB DAC like the iBasso D10, because the iBasso D10 can only act as a USB peripheral / client among other non-compatible stuff 
(USB peripheral <=> USB peripheral: failed USB transaction)
(B device <=> B device: failed USB transaction).
 
 
A Micro-A plug is a (regular) Micro-B plug where the pin 4 is connected to the pin 5.
 
Before testing the Galaxy S3 with a standard USB DAC via a Micro-A USB OTG cable, this cable should be tested using a simple USB mouse (i.e. USB peripheral) connected to the Galaxy S3 (i.e. USB host).
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DanBa:

 

Thank you very much for the reply.  I got up quite early to take a hike in the mountains and I was in a rush and I only scanned the information at the links you provided.  I just returned from the hike and will study your last post, and information at the links, so that I can understand exactly what it is your saying.  I am not familiar with the types of USB connections but I will know a lot more later today..

 

Thank you again, I appreciate it very much.

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 11:56pm
post #8 of 63

there you go: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251147285033

 

 

I'm currently in search for micro b male to micro b male OTG tho does any one got any luck?

post #9 of 63
Thread Starter 

Thank you Tamz.  I'll order one of those. If I find a micro b male to micro b male I'll post it here.
 

post #10 of 63

if u can pay for the express just pay for it.

I've wait way too long for mine and it just arrived when I forgot about it.

and I'm about to order OTG cables again too lol.

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 11:56pm
post #12 of 63

ty

but damn 6inches way too long for an LOD

no other options tho lol


Edited by Tamz - 9/27/12 at 8:15pm
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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 11:56pm
post #14 of 63
Thread Starter 

Tamz:  I tried to buy the cable on eBay but it was blocked.  I'll keep checking because it would help clean up my cabling a bit.

 

However, I just received an alternate solution from Monoprice.  I received a Micro USB OTG Adapter and a 1.5ft USB 2.0 A Male to Mini-B 5pin.

I used these with my Samsung S3 and iBasso D10 and now I am one happy clam. I wasn't sure it was going to be so easy as just plugging everything together but thats all I had to do.  I'm now getting the digital audio out of the S3 into the D10.

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I found this cable, which is exactly what i've been looking for, but if I got everything right, this wont work as a i want it to Galaxy S3 (With CM10) ->  iBasso D-Zero, because of the Micro B - Mini A connection, right?


Edited by hennnkee - 9/29/12 at 6:23am
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