If you’ve ever come across something that just wouldn’t work with your Apple device, but you really didn’t want to switch to a different brand, the Apple USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter is for you. This adapter works with 3.5 mm headphone jacks found on all mobile devices, so any phone, tablet, or laptop equipped with 3.5 mm jacks can use it, including the iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung S8+, and 2016 MacBook Pro. Now that audio over USB-C is fully supported, Apple officially discontinued the 3.5 mm headphone jack in its newer iPhone models. This adapter will allow you to continue to use your old headphones with the new USB-C port.
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I tried it on my Pixel 2 and it did not work. It works on my desktop computer, so I can confirm it is not broken.
It is 4 pole.
I believe it would if your Windows computer has a USB-C port. I got mine for my iPad Pro. But just like a USB-A port (the original standard) USB-C is used for a variety of purposes; power, data transfer and audio, so as long as the port is there it should work.
No it won’t work on iPhone 8 unless you have usb c to lightning adapter.
I actually received a USB C to earphone adapter; the picture is incorrect
TRRS – It works with Apple 3.5mm EarPods – receives audio and transmits via microphone. Tested on iPad Pro 11”
It depends. If your dac is better than it than it will but if its worse then the dongle will improve. Probably if you are using the built in soundcard then this will be better.
iPhone 11 Pro Max
Yes it will work on current gen iPad pros(as well as certain previous gen) however will not work on other iPads(or iPhone).
Yes. This works just like the original Apple lightning connector adapter.
This is an adaptor for my I phone so I can use my ear buds that have a round pointed end that does not fit in the I phone 8
Yes to connect a 3.5 mm headphone jack to it.
You need to get in touch with Amazon in person – ask them to call you. They will tell you what to do.
Depends on how current your iPad is, later yes, earlier no
All I can tell you is that I purchased it because the description said it would work with the newer iPads but it doesn’t — total waste of money.
Info About Apple USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter (Reviews From Amazon)
I will be reviewing this item not as a dongle, but as a portable DAC/AMP solution for my Windows laptop which has a crappy internal chipset.
For those who want precise measurements, go check out the review on the AudioScience forums. As a TL;DR: 98 dB SINAD, 113 dB SNR (dynamic range), 0.9 ohm output impedance, 1 Vrms output (conventional DAC has 2 Vrms, essentially 6dB or 20% louder), 13mW @33 ohms, 3.6mW @300 ohms.
The dongle has 4 modes, 16/24 bit and 44.1/48 kHz. 24 bit is nice due to this dongle using Digital volume control (lookup: dynamic range and “effective bits”). The dongle itself is very quiet, I hear no noises with my 11 ohm IEM. The low output impedance also allows use with sensitive IEMs.
Using the HD650 is a different story. While usable, you can detect some distortion in the highs. Granted, I wouldn’t use this dongle with anything over 50 ohms due to its low voltage and wattage output.
The one down side the dongle is its questionable build quality, although there’s nothing some electrical tape and heat shrink can’t fix.
Internally, the dongle uses a Cirrus logic chipset with DAC, AMP, and USB controller all integrated. Compared to other dongles, Apple clearly gave it some thought when they ditched the headphone jack. This is the best dongle measurement wise at this price range.
If you use this with Android, there are some volume issues. You will need an app that can do audio passthrough (such as UAPP) and directly control the DAC itself.
TL;DR: Great value for a $9 dongle, especially in the sound quality department. Apple clearly put effort into engineering this thing as opposed to many other brands when ditching the hpj.
This is simple. It is an apple branded USB C to 3.5mm cable. It will work for all your USB C apple devices including the new iPad Pro 11” and iPad 12.9”. Don’t believe Amazon’s price. Since apple is now on Amazon, the price is the same as the apple site. You can buy with confidence. Also, it is pretty short so don’t expect a foot long cable.
As others have reviewed, this works beautifully with the Pixel 3 XL; however the maximum volume is quite a few DB less than the Google adapter. On a plane, with the same headphones, I usually only need between 1/2 – 3/4 volume and to get the same volume out of this adapter, I needed to be at full volume, and wish I had more. If you can deal with that, then the price savings is worth it!
Works great so far. This item is for the NEW iPad Pro 11 and 12.9 inch with USB-C. Easy to use and I have had literally no issues with it what so ever. Not really that much to say, it does what it’s intended to do .
This adapter is needed if you have the iPad Pro 11 or 12.9 inch. I didn’t realize I would need this until I saw that the port is a USB-C connector. Description listed in amazon is correct but picture is wrong. Do not get this confused with the lightning to headphone jack that’s included with iPhones 7/7 Plus and 8/8 Plus!
I purchased this to add headphone support to my iPad Pro. I know bluetooth is cool and all but I prefer my headphones with a cord (mostly because I forget to keep my wireless ones charged).
To start with, they do work. That being said, I did have the weird “no sound with the clicking” problem. I messed around with it for a while then plugged in my apple buds. The sound immediately came on. Unplugging the buds and attaching my other headset still gave me sound. When I removed the USB connection from the iPad, no sound again. There seems to be an issue with the iPad recognizing my headset as a USB sound device.
I did find the trick, though! With my headset, if I plug in only part way, the sound will come on. Once I have sound, I can push the plug all the way in I continue to have sound until I unplug the USB. I know it’s not ideal but it works well enough for me.
I’m writing from the perspective of someone who hasn’t bought into the whole Apple ecosystem, and doesn’t plan to. This little dongle may be the best value DAC/AMP on the market today, and I recommend every Windows PC user to buy one, or two, or even three, as it is likely better than whatever your PC natively possesses. Only god knows why Apple isn’t marketing this more heavily as a standalone DAC for non-Apple users.
Using this with an Android phone is a little more challenging. You have to enable developer options in Android and turn off absolute volume as well as download an app that allows you to set application-specific volume controls, but it is doable. People who have tried to pair Airpods with Android phones will find that the same fixes apply in both cases.
I bought the Galaxy S20 FE recently and my only issue with the phone is that it doesn’t have a headphone jack. I tried the Samsung adapter and that only worked with headphones (not with external speakers). I tried the Essential phone adapter and that worked with headphones, but it only worked with external speakers about 50% of the time. As a last resort I tried this (the Apple adapter) and I was pleasantly surprised that it’s compatible with Galaxy S20 FE in all situations including in the car and/or if you want to use external speakers. My only gripe with it is that it could be a little louder, but it’s definitely good enough for me since I usually don’t blast my music that loud anyway.
I use wired headphones (Don’t judge me, I’m old.) and after giving it a fair chance I was still completely frustrated having to plug them in on the right. Aha! They must have a dongle for that! At first I had the USB to Lightening connector in my cart, but praise the goddesses, I realized that Lightening and USB-C weren’t the same, I was getting Lightening mixed up with Thunderbolt. Made the correction, purchased this item, received it quickly, let it sit in decontamination for a couple of days, then excitedly connected it and . . . nothing. Huh? Another Aha! moment sent me back to the product page where I found the solution. Thanks to Jessica C. in “Questions & Answers,” I moseyed on over to System Preferences-Sound-Output-and selected “USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter” for almost instant gratification. (Of course it has to be plugged in to be able to select it.) I am so thrilled to be back on the right side – which is left – that I’m giving the full 5 Stars even though the product wasn’t as user-friendly as it should have been. (Or were there instructions I didn’t bother to read?) The sound sounds good to me, but remember, my ears are old. Apple, you’re dragging me into the future kicking and screaming – haven’t you ever heard if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! Dongles jar with the simple beauty and functionality of Apple design, but if we have to use them the least you could do is include some.
I’m a Samsung phone user. I recently upgraded to S21 which does not have a Aux cord. Many companies are eliminating the Aux and there’s nothing I can do about it. I tried a $2 USB-C to Aux on eBay that didn’t work on my phone. Then, I decided to fork out more and get a proper ‘dongle’ from Samsung, which is about $15. After doing some research, I was surprised to find Apple has it CHEAPER! Not only it’s cheaper but also has a better sound quality. Apple adapter works perfectly on my Samsung phone. It works without a hitch and sounds great. I don’t have hang-ups about Apple vs Samsung. I’ll mix and match whichever is better and cheaper.
If you’re looking for a USB-C to Aux adapter, get this one! Don’t get one from an unknown brand.
In conclusion, the Apple USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter is a great accessory for the MacBook Pro. As you can see, it’s compatible with iOS and Android and works perfectly with my iPhone 7 Plus. It’s ideal if you have an older phone or headphones that are incompatible with the Lightning port. And, of course, you can use it with many of your other USB-C devices, including cameras, tablets, and more.
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