How To Connect Headphones To A Smartphone With No Jack
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How To Connect Headphones To A Smartphone With No Jack

As smartphones progress over time, people are finding that the original 3.5mm headphone jack that could be used on any device is no longer useable for most of the recently released technology. New smartphones are being designed and released without individual headphone ports at all, which is a large adjustment for many people. How do…

What Is A Synthesizer Patch? Traditional & Modern Definition
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What Is A Synthesizer Patch? Traditional & Modern Definition

Synthesizers can be awesome, powerful instruments in the right hands. On the contrary, they can be a stale ornament to any studio if they are not understood fully. Thus, we created this blog post to help you better understand what synthesizer patches are, where they come from, and what you need them for. What is…

Top 7 Best MIDI Cable Brands In The World
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Top 7 Best MIDI Cable Brands In The World

MIDI cables are perhaps the least-talked-about cables in the world of audio. This is probably because, generally speaking, they either work or they don’t. While audio cables will perform differently depending on factors such as balancing, EMI shielding, resistance, capacitance, inductance, etc., MIDI cables are much more cut-and-dry. They either transfer MIDI information or they…

Does HDMI Carry Audio Signals?
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Does HDMI Carry Audio Signals?

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) has gained popularity worldwide because it is an effective means of carrying video. This article will explain how HDMI is used for communication in digital networks and whether it can carry audio signals. Does HDMI carry audio signals? HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) carries both audio and video. As a multimedia interface,…

How To Clean A Headphone Or Aux Jack Properly And Safely
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How To Clean A Headphone Or Aux Jack Properly And Safely

Even the best audio equipment can perform poorly if the audio connections are made improperly. A dirty headphone or aux jack can lead to popping and crackling, intermittent signal flow, and even complete disconnection between the audio devices and the connected headphones. Keeping these jacks clean, then, is paramount to proper performance. How do I…

How To Connect An External Microphone To A Chromebook
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How To Connect An External Microphone To A Chromebook

Chromebooks are slowly gaining popularity these days as a cheaper and lighter alternative to a Windows or Mac computer. Chromebooks are lightweight devices that support Chrome OS, Android, and Linux. They are not as feature-heavy as a normal PC, but they can get the basic jobs done. How do I connect an external microphone to…

Are Headphone Jacks The Same As Microphone Jacks?
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Are Headphone Jacks The Same As Microphone Jacks?

The way in which audio is sent to or sent from headphones and microphones will vary between different devices and different connectors (jacks and plugs). When learning about all the different audio connectors, there may be confusion about the differences between headphone jacks and microphone jacks. Are headphone jacks the same as microphone jacks? Although…

How Do Bluetooth Speakers Work & How To Connect Them
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How Do Bluetooth Speakers Work & How To Connect Them

In recent years, Bluetooth connectivity has become more and more prevalent in our everyday lives and how we listen to audio (through speakers and headphones). You may have wondered how exactly your Bluetooth speaker works, and by reading this article, you’ll find out. How do Bluetooth speakers work? Bluetooth speakers receive digital audio wirelessly via the…

How To Connect Speakers To A Computer (All Speaker Types)
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How To Connect Speakers To A Computer (All Speaker Types)

Many modern computers come with built-in speakers (think of all the laptops, tablets and smartphones that can play audio), but the sound of all these devices can be improved with higher-quality external speakers. The issue, then, is connecting these speakers to the computer. How do we connect speakers of all types to our computers? The…

How Do Headphone Jacks And Plugs Work? (+ Wiring Diagrams)
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How Do Headphone Jacks And Plugs Work? (+ Wiring Diagrams)

It’s easy to plug your headphones (and other devices) into their proper jacks or ports and have them work… until it’s not. Learning how headphone jacks and plugs work electrically will help tremendously in our comprehension of signal flow and device compatibility while also improving our troubleshooting skills. How do headphone jacks and plugs work?…

Are AUX (Auxiliary) Connectors & Headphone Jacks The Same?
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Are AUX (Auxiliary) Connectors & Headphone Jacks The Same?

If you’ve ever plugged an older smartphone or portable music player into a car stereo, you’ve likely used an aux (auxiliary) cord to make the connection from the device’s headphone jack to the car’s aux input. If you’ve ever wondered if the names of these connectors are interchangeable, this article is for you. Are AUX…