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$5 off the going $12 price, bringing it in line with no name versions. Mine arrived in less than 48 hours in full sealed retail packaging and works great with my note 10.

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I've owned several of these at release, all broke. Poorly made
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Whats the point of going to usb-c only when you have to buy all these damn converters because hardly anything is compatible?!? As the old saying goes, if it ain't broken than don't fix it!
Technology evolves. And as the new phases in and the old adopters remain, adapters will always exist. Remember those cassette tape adapters? Why didn't we just stick with cassette tapes? You get the idea...
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Decent deal. I wish Razer did not discontinue their dongle--they had an awesome built-in DAC that actually made it sound better than most dongles.
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That's very strange. I doubt the Apple DAC is the problem. I have been using my dongle with my laptop, desktop, and phone without issue. However, Android only has Audio Device Class 1.0 and mishandled the majority of such dongles, so you'll get 2/3rds output volume. This is not an issue with the dongle, but with AOSP not being up-to-date when it comes to USB audio devices. To clarify, this issue only occurs when used with an Android device.

From an audiophile perspective, it's one of the best buys you can make. You won't find a better USB-C DAC/amp dongle under $50. The audio output is extremely clean and it should adequately power most consumer-grade gear.

The Pixel dongle, on the other hand, is not. If you have tried the Apple dongle and need higher volume, try the Pixel dongle. Google manually whitelisted it to output full gain rather than 2/3rds (happens to Apple, Samsungy, and many other dongles as well). The Pixel 3 dongle (which I believe this is) is inferior to the Pixel 2 dongle I'm distortion, dynamic range, and power. It might not be meaningful enough to matter at $5-$10, but if volume is adequate I would definitely recommend the Apple dongle. It outputs full gain on my laptop and desktop and has worked perfectly for me the past year.

So can I use this on my iPad Pro and be able to listen to headphones ? Or should I stick with the Apple one ? Thanks.
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Wow, better not lose mine.
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Had 3 of these quit working before giving up on them. I was leaving them in my car, so maybe the temperature tolerance is low.
Happens with lots of wires left in cars especially in cold whether when the wire gets stiff and people bend it.
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Target: Jerks

They are charging $2 'bag fee'. I wish all the money they charged for bag fee was transferred to my bank account. I'm a jerk too, and someone gets all that money.
I think they refund the bag fee when you pick it up and decline a bag..,
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Whats the point of going to usb-c only when you have to buy all these damn converters because hardly anything is compatible?!? As the old saying goes, if it ain't broken than don't fix it!
which is why I'm sticking with the galaxy s10+ until it stops. LOL
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Technology evolves. And as the new phases in and the old adopters remain, adapters will always exist. Remember those cassette tape adapters? Why didn't we just stick with cassette tapes? You get the idea...
bad analogy, CDs were a vast upgrade in sound, eliminating a headphone output isn't.

Plus, I'm sure they got rid of FM Tuner in process.
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bad analogy, CDs were a vast upgrade in sound, eliminating a headphone output isn't.
Let's not try to pick apart the single random example I gave. I think you should understand why adapters for anything exist in this world.

The reason for upgrade from the 3.5 was for superior waterproofing. Waterproofing an amplified analog port is a much different ballgame than a preamp digital connection. And do I really need to point out the advantage of not having a dangling wire? Don't get me wrong, I own an S9+ and still use wired headphones often, but I understand the reasoning behind removing it. Looking at the reasoning, it was bound to happen.
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Let's not try to pick apart the single random example I gave. I think you should understand why adapters for anything exist in this world.

The reason for upgrade from the 3.5 was for superior waterproofing. Waterproofing an amplified analog port is a much different ballgame than a preamp digital connection. And do I really need to point out the advantage of not having a dangling wire? Don't get me wrong, I own an S9+ and still use wired headphones often, but I understand the reasoning behind removing it. Looking at the reasoning, it was bound to happen.
Sure, I'll follow this strawman.

This deal is all about dangling wires.

IP68 - S10+. The reasoning is primarily cost. #occamsrazor
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These break VERY easily no matter what brand. I got tired of buying them for my headphones and just purchased a Bluetooth receiver
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any deals on lightening to 3.5mm?
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Anyone know of a 90-degree / right-angle adapter that works with a pixel?

I tried a couple cheap chinese ones, but they only do analog audio over USB-c, which the pixel does not support.

These dongles stick out of my phone too far for my jacket pocket.
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So can I use this on my iPad Pro and be able to listen to headphones ? Or should I stick with the Apple one ? Thanks.
I see no benefit to buying this over the Apple dongle. I was curious and checked Amazon for comparison. $9 + prime shipping. I instead scrolled down a bit and saw that used dongles were selling for $2.51. That's a steal imo. These aren't earphones or qtips or anything like that were you would be concerned about other people's grossness. You can just wipe it down with alcohol and call it a day.

Unless the wire is frayed, I would put my faith in a used dongle. I bought one immediately because I've never seen them under $8, even on eBay. If I detected even the most minor of issues, I would contact Amazon for an exchange. Pretty sure they'd let me keep both. Or, maybe they want to waste money and ask me to ship it back, who knows.
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