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[Dollarama] Xtreme Cables USB-C to Headphone Jack Adapter $4

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Dec 23, 2012
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[Dollarama] Xtreme Cables USB-C to Headphone Jack Adapter $4

Price:
4
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Useful dongle for those with heaphone jackless phones. Tested to be working on a macbook.
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The question is, does it have a built-in DAC?
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blyndfyre wrote: The question is, does it have a built-in DAC?
Thats a $4 adapter. Dont you think you are asking a bit much for $4 ?
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Which location were these at? Waterpark place in Toronto doesn't have em.
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I’d stay away from plugging a possibly non-compliant adapter into a premium phone.
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I am guessing that this is for phones/tablets with no headphone jack ?
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TusharN30757 wrote: Thats a $4 adapter. Dont you think you are asking a bit much for $4 ?
The official Google adapter is US$8 at Best Buy USA and includes a DAC, the Apple adapter is $10 on Apple Canada, so not that far fetched to assume a cheaper brand being cleared out at Dollarama might have a DAC. OP mentioned it works with MacBook, wouldn't that require a DAC?
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TusharN30757 wrote: Thats a $4 adapter. Dont you think you are asking a bit much for $4 ?
Not at all asking too much. The Apple USB-C to 3.5mm has a DAC and it's $10. The Google adapter has a DAC as well and it's usually $10-15.

Let me clarify that I'm not asking because an adapter with a DAC is better. It's important because some phones/tablets still employ their own DAC and actually output analog from the USB-C. Many phones, including my Pixel 2 XL, don't have a DAC anymore and require the adapter to have one.

Note that I'm referring to phones without a 3.5mm jack. Of course all phones with the headphone jack have an internal DAC.
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tank6436 wrote: I’d stay away from plugging a possibly non-compliant adapter into a premium phone.
Pretty sure that if you read the fine print that it specifies that this works only with "non-premium" phones.
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tank6436 wrote: I’d stay away from plugging a possibly non-compliant adapter into a premium phone.
Yeah not a premium phone if it doesn't have a headphone jack
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blyndfyre wrote: The question is, does it have a built-in DAC?
Finally, someone asking the right questions!
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I guess if you need one in a rush, but can easily get for $0.99 shipped from eBay / Ali.
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tank6436 wrote: I’d stay away from plugging a possibly non-compliant adapter into a premium phone.
The irony is that only premium phones really need this. Midrange phones like the 3a all have the jack built in.
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Any sighting of this in BC?
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