Intel Thinks USB Type-C Will Help Replace Headphones Jacks
Gareth Andrews / 2 years ago
People aren’t too happy when it comes to change. Proven by the fact that people aren’t too keen when Apple announced (or even when it was just a rumor) that the next generation iPhone would ditch the classic headphone jack in place of one of their own lightning connections. Now it would seem that another company is keen to see the old jack go, but Intel’s recommending something slightly different to replace it.
Intel has thrown their hat in the ring offering a different alternative to the classic headphone jack, instead offering up the USB Type-C connector. The latest recommendation comes from company architects Rahman Ismail and Brad Saunders, with Saunders going so far as to say that the change could “really make the USB Type-C the right connector for audio”.
With Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, the OnePlus 3 and the Google Nexus 6P all featuring a USB Type-C connector alongside an increasing number of devices and computers, it may not be long before the 3.5mm audio port fades away into memory.
Saunders explained that the USB C connection could offer everything from extra bass, noise cancelling and higher quality sound while also offering advanced power saving features, such as the ability to cut off the microphone when you’re listening to music through your headphones.
Are you looking to ditch your old headphones or does the new standard mean you might lose your favourite pair for nothing more than technical words and fancy phrases?