How to Listen to Music with Wired Headphones on Phones without a 3.5mm Audio Jack？
If your phone is a new phone within the last five years, you will find that most phones are missing a port that some people think is important but others don't, that is a 3.5mm audio jack. Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone’s design five years ago, and it won’t be coming back. This set off a heatwave in the industry to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack. Over the next few years, more and more smartphone manufacturers also removed the headphone jack from their product lines. In the end, even the tablet was not spared. So here we are today, living in a headphone jack-less smartphone age.
So how do we add a headphone jack to our phones? If you're a user who wants to use wired headphones for music listening or record good audio, here are the two ways you can do it.
Depending on the port of your phone, the more common audio adapters on the market are USB C to 3.5mm audio adapter and Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter. These adapters are small and portable. It can convert the only port of your phone into a 3.5mm jack to fit a 3.5mm audio cable. Obviously, you won't be able to charge up your device when you have headphones plugged in, so that's probably the only downside when using such a single-port adapter. This would also happen when using the USB C audio cable or Lightning audio cable directly. But it won’t be a trouble if your phone supports wireless charging. For those who care about charging speed, CableCreation has an audio adapter capable of audio and charging at the same time.
CableCreation USB C to Audio & PD Adapter
CableCreation USB C to Audio & PD Adapter is specially designed for Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus and other USB C smartphones without a headphone jack. Its small and cute shape makes it easy to carry around. And the aluminum alloy shell makes it sturdy and durable. Besides a 3.5mm headphone jack, it also has a USB C PD female port that supports up to 60W (20V/3A) charging. So you can quickly charge your phone while listening to music with wired headphones. Kindly note that it’s a digital audio adapter, so it’s compatible with CTIA headphones, but not OMTP headphones. It allows you to answer calls and control music volume, but it doesn't support making calls on iPads. And when using Apple wired headphones, the volume adjustment function is also limited.
Sure, what is lost will always be replaced by something new. The Bluetooth headset saves the trouble of cables and allows us to dance to the music freely. Some of them sound excellent, but you’re still getting a compromised listening experience compared to using wired headphones. That’s because your music is compressed as it's sent wirelessly from your device (phone, tablet, etc) to the headphones. Wired headphones don’t have to add any compression to your tunes. Cheap wired earphones can also give you a good music experience, and mainstream Hi-Fi earphones are mostly wired headsets. Luckily, there are plenty of similar remedies on the market, and the good news is that these types of adapters don't cost much.
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