FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
These are the questions our customers ask most frequently
What is the difference between headphones and headsets?
The headset has an attached microphone that allows you to talk. It is mainly used for video conferencing or video calls that you make while a headphone has an integrated (a built-in) microphone that is not attached or visible and is used primarily for listening to audio files.
Female and male connectors
In electrical and mechanical trades and production, each half of a pair of mating connectors or fasteners is conventionally assigned the designation male or female. You will often find the word "plug" used to describe male connectors, while "jack" is "usually" used to describe female connectors. The plug is part of a cable that connects to a port. The plug is always connected to something else (eg jack or port).
Difference between a headphone jack and headphone plug
The headphone jack is a family of electrical connectors (type of sockets - This is where you plug in headphone plugs to receive audio signals), which are commonly used for analogue audio signals. It is also known by other names such as phone jack, audio jack, aux input and more.There are cases when headphone jacks are used for digital audio signals. For example, Google Chromecast can output analogue or digital signals from its single 3.5mm output jack.
NOTE:Jack plug" is a common term in the UK:"In the UK, the terms jack plug and jack socket are commonly used for the respective male and female TRS (Tip, Ring, and Sleeve) connectors.
Quote from a hardware forum: “The British call the connector a jack, then specify whether it is a plugor a socket.The term "jack" is best left unused except to cause confusion.”
Can USB Type-C transmit audio?
1.) For the purpose of data transmission or power supplyUSB Type C connector cables are typically used for charging (power supply) /example. USB-C (male) to USB-A (male) charging cable for headphones./.
As with booting, this type of interface is used to transmit data. For example, when you connect your mobile device to a USB-Type C computer port, you can transfer data such as photos, video and audio files up to 10 Gbps. USB 3.1 cables can deliver 4K (UltraHD) video and audio from your laptop, phone or tablet to your HD TV or monitor.
2.) USB Type-C headphones / USB Type-C to 3.5mm: cables, dongles, and adaptors
2.1) USB-C wired earbuds and overhead headphones
In addition to better sound quality thanks to their use of digital signals, USB-C headphones offer a variety of other advantages: Higher-resolution audio - While most smartphone DACs have a resolution of 16 bits, the best USB-C headphones have higher-resolution 24-bit DACs.
2.2) The headphone adapter / adapter dongle allows wired headphones to still be used. It does this by converting the 3.5mm plug, found on the end of a headphone wire, into a USB-C or Lightning connector that can plug into a phone.
- USB Type C-to-3.5mm FEMALE Headphone Jack Adapter
The USB-C port accepts 3.5 mm cables (plugs) and allows you to use your older 3.5 mm cable audio devices, including headphones, with your mobile device without a 3.5 input.
Does Micro USB to AUX (3.5 input) work?
Yes, it works.
All you need is an application that recognizes the type of signal coming to or going out of the USB circuits. For instance, I have a CD player connected with one of those USB cables…
What are headphone audio drivers?
These drivers are the transducer elements in headphones responsible for converting audio signals into sound waves and come in a wide variety of sizes.
What Is a good driver size for headphones?
The best driver size depends on the design of the particular headphones. Earphone drivers are usually 8mm - 15mm in diameter, while headphone drivers are typically 20mm – 50mm. A larger driver produces stronger sound waves (particularly in the bass/sub-bass), but this doesn't mean they sound better.