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Cabletime 2 in 1 USB Type C / 3.5mm audio jack converter adapter for £1.89 delivered @ AliExpress / Lancom cable Store
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Cabletime 2 in 1 USB Type C / 3.5mm audio jack converter adapter for £1.89 delivered @ AliExpress / Lancom cable Store

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Posted 30th OctShipping from China
This is a handy converter for USB Type C smartphones without an audio jack. Cabletime 2 in 1 adapter for £1.89 means you can charge your phone and listen to music / watch video / play games at the same time.

It doesn't work with iPhones as they have Lightning adapter but most other USB Type C smartphones are catered for — Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola — and supports fast 60W charging.

I would buy one just because the "exquisite appearance is irresistible".

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having a wtf moment...

a dongle you have to take everywhere for your phone... I don't even like dongles on my laptop

just buy a phone with a real headphone jack
andersonchenghy30/10/2019 12:09

Does it work with Google Pixel Phones?


It's not on the list of supported phones, my guess would be no.
EDIT: if it's an early pixel no as it has a 3.5mm jack, if it's a Pixel 2 then they need a DAC dongle so very unlikely it will work as this dongle does not mention DAC!

Most phones need DAC built it to work, this does not mention DAC and does specifically say it will not work with phones that already have a 3.5mm outlet.
As an example even though Xiaomi are listed the Xiaomi Mi A1 & Mi A2 are not on the list: the A1 has a 3.5 jack and needs DAC so is not compatible, the A2 has no 3.5mm Jack but I believe also needs a DAC dongle.

I would not expect this to work on phones not on the list of supported devices, that list is there for a reason.


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I also would not use this on my phone, its like a giant lever, any bump and it will do massive damage to the USB port.
Edited by: "kudos1uk" 30th Oct
I went for one of these instead, fits better in your pocket than the cable coming out the side and less strain on the socket and its cheaper.


US $1.88 25%OFF | Usb Type C To 3.5mm Jack TypeC Audio Splitter Headphone Cable Earphone Aux 3.5 Adapter Charger Usb-c For Xiaomi Mi6 Mix2 Huawei (Black or red)
s.click.aliexpress.com/e/K9xA4jvq
m.aliexpress.com/ite…tml

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Edited by: "dcx_badass" 30th Oct
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£2.36 to me (maybe cheaper if you are a new buyer?)
Still useful though, thanks
Nice design
jasee30/10/2019 10:32

£2.36 to me (maybe cheaper if you are a new buyer?)Still useful though, …£2.36 to me (maybe cheaper if you are a new buyer?)Still useful though, thanks


Apologies, it was linking to the wrong item. Try again. Thanks
Does this support fast charging and retain the sound quality on your earphones? Thanks
Does it work with Google Pixel Phones?
Does anyone have a definitive view on these from experience? A lot of reviews on usb-c to audio seem sketchy at best
having a wtf moment...

a dongle you have to take everywhere for your phone... I don't even like dongles on my laptop

just buy a phone with a real headphone jack
andersonchenghy30/10/2019 12:09

Does it work with Google Pixel Phones?


It's not on the list of supported phones, my guess would be no.
EDIT: if it's an early pixel no as it has a 3.5mm jack, if it's a Pixel 2 then they need a DAC dongle so very unlikely it will work as this dongle does not mention DAC!

Most phones need DAC built it to work, this does not mention DAC and does specifically say it will not work with phones that already have a 3.5mm outlet.
As an example even though Xiaomi are listed the Xiaomi Mi A1 & Mi A2 are not on the list: the A1 has a 3.5 jack and needs DAC so is not compatible, the A2 has no 3.5mm Jack but I believe also needs a DAC dongle.

I would not expect this to work on phones not on the list of supported devices, that list is there for a reason.


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I also would not use this on my phone, its like a giant lever, any bump and it will do massive damage to the USB port.
Edited by: "kudos1uk" 30th Oct
andersonchenghy30/10/2019 12:09

Does it work with Google Pixel Phones?


It doesn't say it doesn't but then neither does it say it does. I think it has been tested on Xiaomi and Huawei only, but it'll probably work with Google phones too.
Akira_Cat30/10/2019 12:43

It doesn't say it doesn't but then neither does it say it does. I think it …It doesn't say it doesn't but then neither does it say it does. I think it has been tested on Xiaomi and Huawei only, but it'll probably work with Google phones too.


Highly unlickly for the reasons I already gave.
kudos1uk30/10/2019 12:43

It's not on the list of supported phones, my guess would be no.EDIT: if …It's not on the list of supported phones, my guess would be no.EDIT: if it's an early pixel no as it has a 3.5mm jack, if it's a Pixel 2 then they need a DAC dongle so very unlikely it will work as this dongle does not mention DAC!Most phones need DAC built it to work, this does not mention DAC and does specifically say it will not work with phones that already have a 3.5mm outlet.As an example even though Xiaomi are listed the Xiaomi Mi A1 & Mi A2 are not on the list: the A1 has a 3.5 jack and needs DAC so is not compatible, the A2 has no 3.5mm Jack but I believe also needs a DAC dongle.I would not expect this to work on phones not on the list of supported devices, that list is there for a reason.[Image] I also would not use this on my phone, its like a giant lever, any bump and it will do massive damage to the USB port.


thanks , it's quite hard to find one that works with a Pixel 2 phone
I had purchase a couple and the quality of it is pretty awful, and some just doesn't even work
andersonchenghy30/10/2019 13:29

thanks , it's quite hard to find one that works with a Pixel 2 phone I …thanks , it's quite hard to find one that works with a Pixel 2 phone I had purchase a couple and the quality of it is pretty awful, and some just doesn't even work


Something like this should work as it has built in DAC:
ebay.co.uk/itm…060

EDIT: actually, I just noticed that one specifically says Pixel compatible, I bought this one for my Xiaomi Mi A1

Or did you need charging at the same time?
This one does Audo+Charge+DAC and says Pixel compatible
ebay.co.uk/itm…226
Edited by: "kudos1uk" 30th Oct
kudos1uk30/10/2019 13:31

Something like this should work as it has built in …Something like this should work as it has built in DAC:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223701192060


Thank you to both the OP and Kudos, bought both as I have a bit of a weak spot for audio related gear
Hippos30/10/2019 13:51

Thank you to both the OP and Kudos, bought both as I have a bit of a weak …Thank you to both the OP and Kudos, bought both as I have a bit of a weak spot for audio related gear


LOL, bet you have a draw just like mine.
kudos1uk30/10/2019 13:53

LOL, bet you have a draw just like mine.


I do indeed, hidden from the missus
Actually has a resistor, good work
andersonchenghy30/10/2019 13:29

thanks , it's quite hard to find one that works with a Pixel 2 phone I …thanks , it's quite hard to find one that works with a Pixel 2 phone I had purchase a couple and the quality of it is pretty awful, and some just doesn't even work



This one will work, is good build quality and has sound quality comparable to the iphone adapter (which also works on pixel)

aliexpress.com/ite…tml
I don't know about you, but for me the exquisite appearance of that adapter is irresistible.
£0.80 charge if paying via PayPal.
montblanc30/10/2019 14:11

I don't know about you, but for me the exquisite appearance of that …I don't know about you, but for me the exquisite appearance of that adapter is irresistible.


are you high?
I went for one of these instead, fits better in your pocket than the cable coming out the side and less strain on the socket and its cheaper.


US $1.88 25%OFF | Usb Type C To 3.5mm Jack TypeC Audio Splitter Headphone Cable Earphone Aux 3.5 Adapter Charger Usb-c For Xiaomi Mi6 Mix2 Huawei (Black or red)
s.click.aliexpress.com/e/K9xA4jvq
m.aliexpress.com/ite…tml

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Edited by: "dcx_badass" 30th Oct
have some dollars in my paypal account that i wanna get rid of rather than converting plus how can i resist the exquisite appearance
Nice. Do these guys make docking stations too?
Does this work on the Switch?
andersonchenghy30/10/2019 13:29

thanks , it's quite hard to find one that works with a Pixel 2 phone I …thanks , it's quite hard to find one that works with a Pixel 2 phone I had purchase a couple and the quality of it is pretty awful, and some just doesn't even work


The Apple dongle works with Android and is actually very good, with a high-quality DAC inside. Pretty cheap for a USB DAC too: amazon.co.uk/dp/…ZN/

Here's a review and measurements: audiosciencereview.com/for…41/
Edited by: "b0b1" 30th Oct
This seems best to me at least known company and 18w charge
£10.11 31%OFF | Baseus USB Type C to 3.5mm Jack AUX USB Adapter for Samsung S9 PD Fast Charge Splitter for Huawei P20 P30 Pro Phone Connector
s.click.aliexpress.com/e/K…YuC
Reminder that the USB-C accessory market is not as universal as you may think.

There isnt a lot of regulation about the quality of the cables etc, so although you may treat it like a normal micro-usb device, it may not necessarily work with your phone (see the google pixel comments).


Unfortunately thats due to the current state of the market and the technology still being new (who would have thought we would need a converter or different connections for a technologically ancient piece of hardware?). Just be cautious.

For Google Pixel owners, the google store sells their own adaptor for about £12.99. Pricey but works.
Maybe a bit of a noob question, but assuming this doesn't have a DAC built in (Can't at this price, and doesn't mention it, presumably it's assuming that the phone you plug it into has one?

Which leads me to my question- Is that a thing? A phone with the DAC output routed to pins on the USB C port, so you simply need an adaptor such as this to, basically, provide the right shape (The analogue signal is already on the pins).

I had been assuming that phones without a 3.5mm jack also don't have a DAC? or maybe there are some phones that have a DAC, but routed to the USB port? It's probably listed on phone specifications if so- But a worthwhile discussion to have on here- don't want people buying expensive USB dacs for no reason...
coffeepug30/10/2019 15:44

who would have thought we would need a converter or different connections …who would have thought we would need a converter or different connections for a technologically ancient piece of hardware?


It's not a cable compatibility issue at all.

DAC stands for Digital Audio Converter.
Most phones with an Audio jack never intended people to plug headphones into the USB-C socket and for that reason audio is output at the jack in an analogue which is fine for headphones but is output in digital to the USB-C, headphones can't understand 1's and 0's so you hear nothing.

Even when they don't have an audio jack and just a USB-C the likes of Apple and Samsung would rather you buy their expensive headphones with a DAC chip built in.

The DAC chip is to convert the audio not to make the cable compatible, if the manufacturers fitted a DAC chip in the phone it would not be needed in the dongle.

For this reason it is not a cable compatibility issue but an audio compatibility issue caused by the phone manufacturers.
edmundajwilliams30/10/2019 15:51

Maybe a bit of a noob question, but assuming this doesn't have a DAC built …Maybe a bit of a noob question, but assuming this doesn't have a DAC built in (Can't at this price, and doesn't mention it, presumably it's assuming that the phone you plug it into has one?Which leads me to my question- Is that a thing? A phone with the DAC output routed to pins on the USB C port, so you simply need an adaptor such as this to, basically, provide the right shape (The analogue signal is already on the pins).I had been assuming that phones without a 3.5mm jack also don't have a DAC? or maybe there are some phones that have a DAC, but routed to the USB port? It's probably listed on phone specifications if so- But a worthwhile discussion to have on here- don't want people buying expensive USB dacs for no reason...



Found an asnwer to my own quesiton on Stack Exchnage:

"However, for most phones with a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle, the DAC is in the host device, meaning that the signals going out of the USB-C port and into the dongle are, in fact, analog ones. They're the exact same signals that get sent through any other 3.5mm headphone jack, and generated in the exact same way, by some kind of DAC inside the device with the USB C port. So in most cases, yes, the dongle is merely an electrical/mechanical connection that is adapting a USB-C port to a 3.5mm audio jack directly.

It would not make much sense to use a dongle that had an entire DAC and USB audio profile chipset inside it, as this would incur a good deal of cost, consume more power, and be physically bulkier. If the device is a phone, then it already must have a DAC of some kind or it would be unable to drive the speaker that lets you hear the person on the other end of a phone call. These usually come in the form of single chip solutions and will include multiple input and output channels, so this can be done effectively for free.

"

electronics.stackexchange.com/que…ost

This raises a good point- Assuming that there must be a DAC in the phone anyway to drive the earpiece/media speaker, why on earth wouldn't they route that to the USB C port? I can't think now why there would be phones without an analogue signal coming through the USB-C port, meaning that an external USB DAC would be necessary... :\
haha i didn't see that I thought you were genuinely just loving it
edmundajwilliams30/10/2019 15:51

Maybe a bit of a noob question, but assuming this doesn't have a DAC built …Maybe a bit of a noob question, but assuming this doesn't have a DAC built in (Can't at this price, and doesn't mention it, presumably it's assuming that the phone you plug it into has one?Which leads me to my question- Is that a thing? A phone with the DAC output routed to pins on the USB C port, so you simply need an adaptor such as this to, basically, provide the right shape (The analogue signal is already on the pins).I had been assuming that phones without a 3.5mm jack also don't have a DAC? or maybe there are some phones that have a DAC, but routed to the USB port? It's probably listed on phone specifications if so- But a worthwhile discussion to have on here- don't want people buying expensive USB dacs for no reason...


The DAC (Digital Audio Converter) converts the digital output to analogue your earphones understand.
Either the phone needs to output analogue OR your dongle needs a DAC chip OR your Headphones need a DAC chip.

You are right the manufacturers who put an audio jack on the phone never intended you to plug headphones into the USB-C.
Edited by: "kudos1uk" 30th Oct
edmundajwilliams30/10/2019 16:03

I can't think now why there would be phones without an analogue signal …I can't think now why there would be phones without an analogue signal coming through the USB-C port


I can, Apple and other have $$$$$$ in their eyes, why put it in the phones when they can sell you a new set of headphones or a converter so you can use the draw of headphones you already have.
Edited by: "kudos1uk" 30th Oct
kudos1uk30/10/2019 16:07

The DAC (Digital Audio Converter) converts the digital output to analogue …The DAC (Digital Audio Converter) converts the digital output to analogue your earphones understand.Either the phone needs to output analogue OR your dongle needs a DAC chip OR your Headphones need a DAC chip.You are right the manufacturers who put an audio jack on the phone never intended you to plug headphones into the USB-C.


<pedantic mode> DAC is Digital to Analogue Converter. DACs are used for many purposes that have nothing to do with audio, but yes, headphones use an analogue signal.

I suppose what I'm perplexed by, is why do manufacturers not route the analogue signal (Which must exist, because the phone has speakers), to the USB port? It could be an issue of sound quality, maybe- It could be that phone speakers need to be such lower fidelity that they use lower bit rate/cheaper DACs- that wouldn't be appropriate for the sound quality you expect to hear from earphones.
I understand that the removal of the headphone jack was to reduce space, but, assuming that the earpiece/media speaker and headphone DACs are necessarily separate (rather than the same one), it feels like they could have left in the relatively small DAC and just routed the signals to the USB-C port. My limited research (link above) tells me that the USB-C standard is designed for allowing audio/analogue signals on the D+ and D- pins (irrelevant anyway, because of course you can put an analogue signal down some pins)... so.. why didn't they?..Other than to charge more for an external DAC. It's just a routing issue...
kudos1uk30/10/2019 16:07

The DAC (Digital Audio Converter) converts the digital output to analogue …The DAC (Digital Audio Converter) converts the digital output to analogue your earphones understand.Either the phone needs to output analogue OR your dongle needs a DAC chip OR your Headphones need a DAC chip.You are right the manufacturers who put an audio jack on the phone never intended you to plug headphones into the USB-C.


It says that you can’t use the device if you have a 3.5 jack input, so I assumed that it converts to analogue via the converter?
Akira_Cat30/10/2019 18:50

It says that you can’t use the device if you have a 3.5 jack input, so I a …It says that you can’t use the device if you have a 3.5 jack input, so I assumed that it converts to analogue via the converter?


That's because when they supply a audio Jack they don't expect you to use the USB-C for audio, if you have a jack you wont find analogue audio on the USB only digital audio that needs decoding.
If you don't have an audio jack it's more likely they will "pipe" analogue to the USB but not guaranteed, this is why you have the list of devices.

Hope that makes sense.
I bought this for my Pixel 2:

amazon.co.uk/KiW…9M/

Works very well for me.

But I think the jury is still out on the audio quality as I _think_ there's whitenoise in the output. Good enough for now though.
kudos1uk30/10/2019 12:43

I also would not use this on my phone, its like a giant lever, any bump …I also would not use this on my phone, its like a giant lever, any bump and it will do massive damage to the USB port.


Think you might be right..your post probably saved me grief in the long term if I had clicked the buy button.
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