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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys I have 2 earbuds one type c and one 3.55 but these with type c port are better quality, so I am trying to test if I can cut the 3.55mm jack from other earbuds and cut the type c and  tinker the cables from 3.5mm to the earbuds that had type c (short-I want to change jack type c to 3.5mm without a dongle  or replacing earbuds 😅) Im asking if its possible.

 

 

 

 

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I would advise against trying to splice earbuds together.  I only tried it once long ago, but based on that experience, I can say that the wires are extremely fine and easy mixed up with the shielding they're contained in.  It may be virtually impossible to work with, and that's before getting into any other possible issues.


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7 minutes ago, Petar04 said:

Hi guys I have 2 earbuds one type c and one 3.55 but these with type c port are better quality, so I am trying to test if I can cut the 3.55mm jack from other earbuds and cut the type c and  tinker the cables from 3.5mm to the earbuds that had type c (short-I want to change jack type c to 3.5mm without a dongle  or replacing earbuds 😅) Im asking if its possible.

Long story short, what you hear is analog. 3.5mm is analog.

What your phone spits out is digital. USB type C is digital.

 

 

So there is a conversion from digital to analog somewhere in the line. So chance are it's not the earbuds that is 'bad', but it may just be the DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) in your that is worse than the DAC in the type C headphones.

So before attempting all this, I would test out your 3.5mm headphones on another device to see if it's the headphones, or your phone.

7 minutes ago, Petar04 said:

short-I want to change jack type c to 3.5mm without a dongle  or replacing earbuds

You would need to wire a DAC in series between the 3.5mm jack and a USB type C jack. soldering earbud wires is a royal pain though, so I would recommend not doing that.

But that's basically you what you need to do.

- get a DAC

- solder it in series between type C jack and your earbud wires

- ???

- Profit.

 

Or just get a DAC... Or first try out the earphones somewhere else.


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6 minutes ago, minibois said:

Long story short, what you hear is analog. 3.5mm is analog.

What your phone spits out is digital. USB type C is digital.

 

 

So there is a conversion from digital to analog somewhere in the line. So chance are it's not the earbuds that is 'bad', but it may just be the DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) in your that is worse than the DAC in the type C headphones.

So before attempting all this, I would test out your 3.5mm headphones on another device to see if it's the headphones, or your phone.

You would need to wire a DAC in series between the 3.5mm jack and a USB type C jack. soldering earbud wires is a royal pain though, so I would recommend not doing that.

But that's basically you what you need to do.

- get a DAC

- solder it in series between type C jack and your earbud wires

- ???

- Profit.

 

Or just get a DAC... Or first try out the earphones somewhere else.

I am just trying to test what it would look like and will it work xD they are both working fine but on the 3.5mm earbuds have weird design and they come out of ears but type c have better design  like airpods so im trying to replace it to see will it work if not I will buy new 3.5mm earbuds

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@minibois I had no idea that was what DAC meant, I learned something today :)


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2 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

@minibois I had no idea that was what DAC meant, I learned something today :)

Please allow me to teach you more... Amp is short for amplifier!

/s

 

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5 minutes ago, Petar04 said:

I am just trying to test what it would look like and will it work xD they are both working fine but on the 3.5mm earbuds have weird design and they come out of ears but type c have better design  like airpods so im trying to replace it to see will it work if not I will buy new 3.5mm earbuds

I may have understood your question wrong.

So you have 3.5mm earbuds and USB type C earbuds..  You just want to take the 'ear-piece' of the Type C buds and transplant them to the 3.5mm cable?

In theory, that's just a simple 'cut off the wires and solder it into place', but because of the small wires (like @Ryan_Vickers mentioned) that would be a huge hassle to do.

 

But in theory it's just - if memory serves right - 4 wires inside earbuds. Left channel, right channel and ground for either. But the wires are so incredibly small, succesfully soldering these things together is going to be next to impossible.

 

So I'd still not recommend it.


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1 minute ago, minibois said:

Please allow me to teach you more... Amp is short for amplifier!

/s

 

I remember the time when I finally realized 'mobo' was short for 'motherboard' :^) I remember the day i realized that, forum posts here became a ton easier to read!

I may have understood your question wrong.

So you have 3.5mm earbuds and USB type C earbuds..  You just want to take the 'ear-piece' of the Type C buds and transplant them to the 3.5mm cable?

In theory, that's just a simple 'cut off the wires and solder it into place', but because of the small wires (like @Ryan_Vickers mentioned) that would be a huge hassle to do.

 

But in theory it's just - if memory serves right - 4 wires inside earbuds. Left channel, right channel and ground for either. But the wires are so incredibly small, succesfully soldering these things together is going to be next to impossible.

 

So I'd still not recommend it.

Yeah that's what im trying to do :D Sorry for bad english (not main language). Thanks for advice 

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