USB to 3.5mm Adapter

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  1. Purhonen

    Purhonen Retired Navy

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    My new 2015 Honda Civic EXL does not have a 3.5mm port to plug in an MP3 player. However it does have a USB port. So I bought a USB (female) to 3.5mm (male) adapter to plug in my MP 3 player . . . but no joy, it doesn't work
    If I plug in a USB flash drive with music it works fine.
    Apparently my MP3 player is not recognized, WHY?
     
  2. raspabalsa

    raspabalsa Brain stuck BogoMipping

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    USB and 3.5mm audio connectors are different technologies: USB is digital, 3.5mm is analog. Unless the audio receiver in your car can internally detect the connection of an analog device to its USB port, then a simple adapter cable will not work. What you need is a converter: an active device that reads the audio output signal from the mp3 player's 3.5mm port and converts it to a digital signal readable by USB, such as this one.

    Without knowing which adapter you have I guess it's not an actual converter, but one designed for a specific audio device, meaning it's not compatible with a USB port as found in a car or computer.
     
  3. EdmundDantes

    EdmundDantes Mobile Deity

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    I'm even amazed they make a USB-to-audio jack adapter. There are companies that will add an audio jack to existing car radios for not much money I think.
     
  4. Ed Hardy

    Ed Hardy TabletPCReview Editor Staff Member

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    What happens if you plug your iPhone into the USB port using the Lightning cable?


     
  5. scjjtt

    scjjtt A Former Palm User

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    I was too until my tech friend recommended the one below. The audio on my Toshiba laptop, while under warranty several year ago, went out. BestBuy had to send it in & a new motherboard was installed because the audio was a part of the motherboard.

    I went to using this for audio & avoided plugging into the audio out on the laptop while using it in my office - because my warranty ran out & I didn't want to have to replace the motherboard on my dime.

    This USB audio jack worked perfectly & my motherboard is just fine!

    [​IMG]


    Sent from my S4 using Tapatalk
     
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  6. Purhonen

    Purhonen Retired Navy

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    The same thing, it does not work.
     
  7. Purhonen

    Purhonen Retired Navy

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    Thanks, that's good info. I should of have thought of that myself. I've ordered your recommended adapter/converter; let's hope for success!
     
  8. Purhonen

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    Thanks! Looks promising if the other item that was recommended (above) does not work.
     
  9. EdmundDantes

    EdmundDantes Mobile Deity

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    That's an impressive looking adapter.
     
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  10. Guest

    Guest Has Bad Feeling About This Super Moderator

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    If I were in this situation, I would probably just get something like this.
     

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