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Lightning to micro USB alternatives (aka tired of bulky Apple cables)

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  1. Sarcasmo
    I'm assuming those have similar hardware to the Meenova to allow iOS devices to see the DAC? There is a seller that custom builds cables using the guts of an original Apple CCK cable which looks similar to the Lavricables - think it was about $135 if I remember correctly..?
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018
  2. teknorob23
    To be honest i didnt really look in to the tech with the meenova cable because it was cheap enough to risk a blind purchase after having had it recommended to me, but you've spurred me on to email lavricable to ask the question
     
  3. Sarcasmo
    Yes, I thought the same regarding the Meenova cable. I see Penon audio are still making cables with the Apple CCK internals (about $136). The right-angled version is a little chunky, but it's pretty much guaranteed to be future-proof.
    Would be interested in the response from Lavricables - if you can report back any response you get from them it'd be interesting.
     
  4. teknorob23
    They're definitely quick off the mark responding to emails. Apparently its likely to be available by the end of this week. It is as expected based CCK, they cant provide 100% guarantee that it will be working after ios20.x, for instance, since they have no idea what apple will invent further. A couple of years ago there already was issue with apple's own cck, some part failed to work after yet another update they made. That was resolved by another update(s).

    I'll probably order one as soon as i get the nod theyre available, so i'll let you know how it works and if it has any SQ benefits.
     
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  5. Thor71
    Good news here, this evening I tried to connect mojo as suggested by Anaz and this time the cable worked!

    Thanks mate for your help, tomorrow I will try again just to be sure that's the way to go:

    Meenova to mojo>switch on mojo>mojo to iPhone
     
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  6. Anaz
    :thumbsup:
    I’m glad this worked for you :thumbsup:
     
  7. Sarcasmo
    That’s good news.
    If anyone else with one of the cables in the thread could post their setup, it may be of use to others.
     
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  8. teknorob23
    iPhoneX > Meenova > Hugo2 (and works fine with my Mojo too) :)

    Meenova Lightening to Micro USB.jpg
     
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  9. Thor71
    Meenova is going to ship another cable free of charge, yesterday I wrote them because the cable was not working again.
    Sometimes it works, sometimes not, I come into the consideration that the micro usb connector is defective.
    I'll post an update when I will receive the new one (shipping from Hong Kong to Italy takes at least two weeks)
     
  10. Sarcasmo
    I will just post up quickly that I've always had issues on iOS 11.x with the Apple Music app communicating with my Sony ZX300 in DAC mode. It can be very hit and miss as to whether the music is communicated through when first connected. However, loading up a 3rd party app, such as the Onkyo HF Player completes the communication between the devices - you don't even need media loaded into HF Player and you don't need to play anything either. I can then switch back over to the Music app and all is ok from that point. It's a little petty and obviously a flaw in the handshaking of the Music app, but it works every time.

    This may come in handy for anyone in a similar situation who may think that the cable has stopped working(!)
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2018
  11. Thor71
    Not sure but maybe I've found a workaround:
    1. Connect the Meenova cable to Mojo
    2. Switch on Mojo
    3. Open Tidal app on the iPhone
    4. Connect the cable to iPhone
    5. Wait until the pop up "iPhone doesn't support this accessory" appears
    6. Don't close the pop up, disconnect/reconnect the cable to iPhone

    A little bit messy......need to try more times to confirm if it's a stable solution
     
  12. Sarcasmo
    Yeah, definitely a different issue to what I've ever seen with the cable - the worst I get is it moaning about to much power draw before I get the ZX300 into DAC mode, but that's not the same as the "not supported" type messages.
     
  13. SLC1966
    I have a brand new Meenova micro to lightning cable. Long version. Works great with mojo and iphone SE.

    I do not have a need for it since my normal cable with CCK adapter does the same thing.

    If anyone wants it I can ship it to them Conus. 5$ seems fair to cover shipping.

    Just let me know and olease keep us posted how it works with each IOS update.
     
  14. Greenjacket6202
    Just received my cable. Works perfect every time with my iphone 6S plus ver 11.4 and mojo.
    Thank you to all who have contributed to this thread for the info on this item.



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    I will just post up quickly that I've always had issues on iOS 11.x with the Apple Music app communicating with my Sony ZX300 in DAC mode. It can be very hit and miss as to whether the music is communicated through when first connected. However, loading up a 3rd party app, such as the Onkyo HF Player completes the communication between the devices - you don't even need media loaded into HF Player and you don't need to play anything either. I can then switch back over to the Music app and all is ok from that point. It's a little petty and obviously a flaw in the handshaking of the Music app, but it works every time.

    This may come in handy for anyone in a similar situation who may think that the cable has stopped working(!)
    Not sure but maybe I've found a workaround:
    1. Connect the Meenova cable to Mojo
    2. Switch on Mojo
    3. Open Tidal app on the iPhone
    4. Connect the cable to iPhone
    5. Wait untile the pop up "iPhone doesn't support this accessory" appears
    6. Don't close the pop up, disconnect/reconnect the cable to iPhone

    A little bit messy......need to try more to confirm if it's a stable solution
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  15. ratrace
    I am also looking for cable to connect my Chord Mojo with iPhone 7+. Guess will wait till lavricables is back on stock. As of today, it's still out of stock..
     
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