With USB-C becoming more and more common, chances are, your next device will play audio through its Type-C port. What does that mean for you?
In order to play music from an audio device, there are a few things that are required to make everything work properly. You need a Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) and an amplifier to convert digital files like mp3s into an analog waveform that is amplified enough for headphones and speakers to use.
Traditionally, your phone or audio player had its own built-in DAC and amplifier to playback audio files to your headphones. Nowadays, if you are using an active adapter like our new USB-C to 3.5mm Audio Headphone Jack Adapter, your USB-C device will recognize this and send digital audio through the port. That means the DAC and amp are inside of the adapter and the conversion is done there instead of inside the audio player. This also means that you are still able to use the passive headphones you’ve always used.
The Satechi USB-C to 3.5mm Audio Headphone Jack Adapter is your ultimate mobile companion device. With USB-C Power Delivery charging capabilities and audio control support, this is the ideal option for users who are looking to restore their headphone jack on their favorite tablets like the new iPad Pro. The functional design also gives users the ability to simultaneously use their USB-C port for charging and audio playback, rather than have to choose between the two.
With the direction that consumer technology is moving, it is now safe to say digital headphones and devices will be the standard in the not so distant future. However, thanks to adapters like our new USB-C to 3.5mm Audio Headphone Jack Adapter, consumers will be able to bridge the gap in this lengthy transitional time and continue to use their favorite pair of headphones.