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Can i Make a USB to 3.5mm jack converter? Answered

i need some diagrams showing which leads can be used as the left and right channels from a usb (vcc,D+,D-,)

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lemonie

Best Answer 8 years ago

Mmmm, not sure about this. Straight power is a reasonable question, but "left and right channels" says that I don't really know what you want to do.
More information please.

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lemonies117

Answer 8 years ago

If you just want to use the USB connector it doesn't matter much how you connect it.
But you'd be wise to use black as GND and red/white for the right & left channels.

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s117lemonie

Answer 8 years ago

ill try that but what about green?

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lemonies117

Answer 8 years ago

If you're just using the USB connectors, you only need 3 connections; Left, Right, GND - you could use the green one if you wanted, but audio is usually red, white and black/bare metal.

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LinuxH4x0r

8 years ago

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.22475

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orksecurity

8 years ago

You need to buy and plug in a USB-attached sound device, then plug your audio cable into that. Cheap play-only ones are available for $50 or so from multiple sources.  I'm using an M-Audio Transit on one machine -- more expensive but can record and play at better-than-CD quality levels.

On the other hand, your machine may already have an audio output port...

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steveastrouk

8 years ago

No, USB is not an audio output format. You need to convert it FROM USB to audio, with a plug-in device.