What could be the Future? 3.5mm audio or USB Type -C Headsets
As you all know Motorola’s Moto Z and LeEco’s latest range smartphones doesn’t feature 3.5mm audio jack any more, also Apple has been lately rumored to do the same.
So what could be the best 3.5mm audio jack or the new USB Type-C Headsets?
Hello friends, so lets see what this two actually differ from each other and what could be the best!
Talking about 3.5 mm audio jack, it has been the standard connector from a long interval, and now it is a growing trend of USB Type-C among many Smartphone manufacturers. Motorola’s Moto Z and LeEco’s latest range smartphones already provide USB Type-C connector. Some of the people are ready to embrace new technology and some of the benefits that are being promised along with USB Type-C. Before i can say what could be the best let me tell you how both of this sockets work with smartphones.
When talking of 3.5 mm audio jack socket, this connector transfer the audio signal out of the socket that means all the digital to analog conversion and amplification devices are placed in the smartphone. Basically there are three components attached in smartphone one is DAC (DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTER), other is AMPLIFIER and the ADC(ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER). When taking about the data processing in smartphones, all is done digitally while earphones gets analog signals, so smartphone converts digital to analog and this analog is reached directly to our ear through earphones and Amplifier amplifies the analog signal little of a bit. ADC works when we record voice.
When switching to Type-C earphones, this three components are not placed in your device, rather it is placed at headsets itself. So as if, i don’t see much difference in this two. You can get better quality in 3.5 mm jack if you have purchased a good expensive handset because it contain high quality of DAC & Amplifier though there is bit of quality loss, so CDLA technology is put forward. While you can also get better quality in Type-C if you buy a expensive Earphones, that simple this is!
Another term not be missed is CDLA (Continual Digital Lossless Audio). CDLA gives an end-to-end true lossless audio sound. By using this technology one can get clear and noise free audio because, the headset itself has an integrated audio processing chip and a decoder, and uses a Type-C port, which does not allow any sound quality loss.
The best and bad of Type-C:
The good comes of it as that Headset manufacturers would be free to get high performance & quality DAC and Amplifier components.Also USB can transfer more than just a digital audio. I see biggest advantage of Type-c is the NOISE CANCELLING feature. Also it will save the space yeah the little but that matters i guess.The smartphones with Type-C could be more slimmer.
The first thing comes to my mind that how would i listen music while charging? You need physical connectors for using USB Type-C’s additional features. Also, still there’s no official connector setup for USB Type-C Digital Audio hardware yet.
As per me, Type-C is better option when i want best quality audio, but at the same time the comfort holds back to 3.5 mm audio jack than Type-C. It’s still long before Type-C could be adopted by people world wide. So what you think what could be best for you, Sound off in the comments below with your thoughts. Find other useful articles & stay tech-updated with technstuff.in !