1. CemicSuns's Avatar
    Here's a burning question that's been on my mind.
    I know the Note 10+ doesn't have a 3.5mm headphone jack, and you can only listen to music by:
    A. Using a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter
    B. Using wireless Bluetooth earbuds
    C. Use USB-C earbuds

    And I know the Note 10+ comes with one pair of USB-C earbuds, but they're lackluster.
    I've been browsing around the try and find reasonable USB-C earbuds I could invest in. I don't want wireless earbuds at this time, and while it would be convenient to invest in the USB-C to 3.5mm adapter, if I were to get one with charging capabilities, Samsung warned about these adapters.

    But when it comes to shopping for these USB-C earbuds, it's likely some will be thrown on sales with Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, but what I'm curious is are all USB-C earbuds compatible with the Note 10+, or are only certain USB-C earbuds compatible with the Note 10+?

    I've heard certain earbuds are only compatible with a handful of devices, and some mentioned attempting to plug in earbuds into the Note 10+, but they didn't work. Others said these USB-C earbuds would need built-in DAC chips in order for them to work with most modern smartphones. Others claim certain USB-C earbuds should be "universal" and should be compatible with anything that uses USB-C ports.

    I found these earbuds on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Type-C-With-Mic-Super-Bass-Music-In-ear-Stereo-Headphone-Headset-Earphone-Earbud/352817268227?_trkparms=aid%3D555021%26algo%3DPL.SIMRVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20191105165729%26meid%3D1b563d9ace934f08b177c4208b4492e8%26pid%3D101112%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D16%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D153552291316%26itm%3D352817268227%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2557460&_trksid=p2557460.c101112.m1982

    And here's a pair I found on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Y88NHK3/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A2122WGD21SQ38&psc=1
    11-10-2019 09:17 AM
  2. KruseLudsMobile's Avatar
    Here's a burning question that's been on my mind.
    I know the Note 10+ doesn't have a 3.5mm headphone jack, and you can only listen to music by:
    A. Using a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter
    B. Using wireless Bluetooth earbuds
    C. Use USB-C earbuds

    And I know the Note 10+ comes with one pair of USB-C earbuds, but they're lackluster.
    I've been browsing around the try and find reasonable USB-C earbuds I could invest in. I don't want wireless earbuds at this time, and while it would be convenient to invest in the USB-C to 3.5mm adapter, if I were to get one with charging capabilities, Samsung warned about these adapters.

    But when it comes to shopping for these USB-C earbuds, it's likely some will be thrown on sales with Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, but what I'm curious is are all USB-C earbuds compatible with the Note 10+, or are only certain USB-C earbuds compatible with the Note 10+?

    I've heard certain earbuds are only compatible with a handful of devices, and some mentioned attempting to plug in earbuds into the Note 10+, but they didn't work. Others said these USB-C earbuds would need built-in DAC chips in order for them to work with most modern smartphones. Others claim certain USB-C earbuds should be "universal" and should be compatible with anything that uses USB-C ports.

    I found these earbuds on Ebay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5....c101112.m1982

    And here's a pair I found on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU6687952
    Need built - in DAC chip
    11-10-2019 09:22 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Let me ask @Mike Dee he knows which are good
    And so does @Mooncatt
    11-10-2019 09:23 AM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Unfortunately I know very little about USB-C headphones, and none of the specifics on the Note 10 (i.e. Some phones output an analog signal through USB-C, using the phone's DAC and not needing one on the headphones). I've always used phones with a dedicated headphone jack, but even then I never got into which headphones are ideal (I only use it to plug into my car stereo).
    11-10-2019 09:55 AM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Unfortunately I know very little about USB-C headphones, and none of the specifics on the Note 10 (i.e. Some phones output an analog signal through USB-C, using the phone's DAC and not needing one on the headphones). I've always used phones with a dedicated headphone jack, but even then I never got into which headphones are ideal (I only use it to plug into my car stereo).
    Oh ok gotcha
    11-10-2019 09:57 AM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    The Note 10 requires a DAC.

    @CemicSuns
    If you get USB-C earbuds, there's no charging capability, so why not just get an adapter to 3.5mm without charging capability, and use good earbuds that have a 3.5mm plug? It's the same piece, the bulk is just in the jack instead of in the plug. Not much difference.
    11-10-2019 01:36 PM
  7. CemicSuns's Avatar
    I know there's the Samsung OEM USB-C to 3.5mm adapter, but I've seen some negative reviews of it (though much of it is with people being upset Samsung forces us to shell out additional money just to be able to use 3.5mm dongles -- I can kinda see why people are upset by this; 3.5mm is slowly becoming obsolete to phone companies, but we're not quite ready yet to move on from them because they're so convenient)

    There's also other USB-C to 3.5mm adapters w/o charging, but I don't know how those compare to Samsung's.

    Now there is also the idea of just switching from 3.5mm altogether and going to USB-C earbuds, but those earbuds need DAC chips for the Note 10+ to recognize them, and note all USB-C earbuds will be recognized, even with a DAC chip.
    Now I did find this one here on Amazon. What are your thoughts on this pair of dongles? Would these be acceptable, or should I look into the adapter?
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU6688196
    11-10-2019 06:46 PM
  8. CemicSuns's Avatar
    Maybe I'm overcomplicating things...
    I don't need an adapter with charging capabilities.
    There's already the wall charger Samsung gives in the box, and I'm investing in 2 car chargers + 2 additional wall chargers for backup.

    So all I really need is either
    1. USB-C earbuds with DAC chips or
    2. the 3.5mm dongle + the adapter w/built-in DAC
    11-10-2019 07:29 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Maybe I'm overcomplicating things...
    I don't need an adapter with charging capabilities.
    There's already the wall charger Samsung gives in the box, and I'm investing in 2 car chargers + 2 additional wall chargers for backup.

    So all I really need is either
    1. USB-C earbuds with DAC chips or
    2. the 3.5mm dongle + the adapter w/built-in DAC
    I've used this with my Android phones without a jack


    https://www.amazon.com/Headphone-Ada...cUvbUpU6688245
    11-10-2019 07:38 PM
  10. j_hansen's Avatar
    I think wired usb-c headphones will be obsolete before they even take off as a product, improved wireless will get all the development money and win the race, wired usb-c will just be a backup
    11-11-2019 03:07 AM
  11. CemicSuns's Avatar
    I did find this adapter on Ebay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...3D472827127967

    And I found these earbuds on Ebay as well: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...3D602398432586

    Would these work?
    11-11-2019 05:53 AM
  12. msm0511's Avatar
    I got this adapter and it works really well in my car. I've yet to try it with headphones though.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU6689262

    Are All USB-C Earbuds/Earphones Compatible with the Note 10+?-screen-shot-2019-10-22-3.30.43-pm.png

    I was also gonna suggest the HTC Hi-Res w/ active noise cancellation USB-C earbuds. Apparently you can't buy them anymore.
    11-12-2019 08:57 PM
  13. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    I think wired usb-c headphones will be obsolete before they even take off as a product, improved wireless will get all the development money and win the race, wired usb-c will just be a backup
    I think wireless audio has already won the race. The average person would be hard pressed to tell the difference between wireless and wired audio devices of similar quality.

    Audiophiles can; but true audiophiles won't be listening to music from a $250 wired headphones on a smart phone. They have rigs costing in the thousands of dollars.

    The biggest concern now for wireless audio is privacy and security.
    Hermes Hidayat likes this.
    11-13-2019 11:19 PM
  14. msm0511's Avatar
    I think wireless audio has already won the race. The average person would be hard pressed to tell the difference between wireless and wired audio devices of similar quality.

    Audiophiles can; but true audiophiles won't be listening to music from a $250 wired headphones on a smart phone. They have rigs costing in the thousands of dollars.

    The biggest concern now for wireless audio is privacy and security.
    Also latency with video. Lots of wireless headphones still have issues there.
    11-13-2019 11:50 PM
  15. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Also latency with video. Lots of wireless headphones still have issues there.
    Especially the lower quality, cheaper ones. I haven't noticed latency with my Bose Wireless Free ear buds or my JBL noise canceling headphones.


    That, I think has more to do with the DACs used in wireless audio devices, than them being wireless.
    11-13-2019 11:57 PM
  16. CemicSuns's Avatar
    Guys, one question.
    Which is honestly better: wireless earbuds or the USB C to 3.5mm adapter?
    I'm still on the fence with this.
    I've heard one major issue is with the USB-C port itself. Even if I use a C to 3.5 adapter, it's continued use of the C port, and if it gets damaged, then the Note 10+ is dead since I can't recharge it. That's one thing I'm looking at with both the adapter and USB-C earbuds.
    Of course, wireless earbuds don't have to face this issue, but unless they're reasonably, there's the issue of latency, so it seems more like a "Pick Your Poison" situation...

    I feel this is Pick Your Poison
    --Be able to use USB-C earbuds and use the USB-C to 3.5mm adapter, but run the risk of the C port of the Note 10+ failing with continued use outside of recharging the phone, or...
    --Not have to worry about the C port, other than recharging, but potentially have to deal with latency and bandwidth of wireless earbuds?

    I found these on eBay. I'm not looking for grand-spanking earbuds. I just want earbuds that are reliable and can last me for some time. But please share your thoughts on these earbuds.
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...2F303334934074
    11-24-2019 08:02 AM
  17. kirksucks's Avatar
    For my car, to prevent damaging the USB C port more than I have to. Is there a 3.5mm to BlueTooth adapter that is compatible?
    12-03-2019 11:18 AM
  18. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    Guys, one question.
    Which is honestly better: wireless earbuds or the USB C to 3.5mm adapter?
    I'm still on the fence with this.
    I've heard one major issue is with the USB-C port itself. Even if I use a C to 3.5 adapter, it's continued use of the C port, and if it gets damaged, then the Note 10+ is dead since I can't recharge it. That's one thing I'm looking at with both the adapter and USB-C earbuds.
    Of course, wireless earbuds don't have to face this issue, but unless they're reasonably, there's the issue of latency, so it seems more like a "Pick Your Poison" situation...

    I feel this is Pick Your Poison
    --Be able to use USB-C earbuds and use the USB-C to 3.5mm adapter, but run the risk of the C port of the Note 10+ failing with continued use outside of recharging the phone, or...
    --Not have to worry about the C port, other than recharging, but potentially have to deal with latency and bandwidth of wireless earbuds?

    I found these on eBay. I'm not looking for grand-spanking earbuds. I just want earbuds that are reliable and can last me for some time. But please share your thoughts on these earbuds.
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...2F303334934074
    If you want me to be honest... Get the Galaxy Buds... Good,Cheap and full of gestures...
    12-03-2019 10:06 PM
  19. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    I think wireless audio has already won the race. The average person would be hard pressed to tell the difference between wireless and wired audio devices of similar quality.

    Audiophiles can; but true audiophiles won't be listening to music from a $250 wired headphones on a smart phone. They have rigs costing in the thousands of dollars.

    The biggest concern now for wireless audio is privacy and security.
    True... I have an A&K SP1000... Waiting to have more money to upgrade to the SP2000...
    12-03-2019 10:08 PM

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