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Headphone jack broken

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Last response: in Audio
May 16, 2014 12:24:38 PM

hi friends, my laptop's headphone jack is not working and has most probably broken due to physical damage.. and i don't wanna repair it right now and my question is alternatively if a use a usb with headphone jack does it work??

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a b D Laptop
May 16, 2014 12:33:27 PM


Yes it's the best alternative, buy a usb headset, look at the reviews first

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a b D Laptop
May 16, 2014 8:10:33 PM

what you are looking for is likely a "usb soundcard" which only has a microphone and headphone jack.

this will bypass the internal soundcard on your laptop and allow you to use your current headphones or headset. of course the model pictured is a cheap, relatively low quality unit which while it works isnt really audiophile quality. it should be compareable to most average laptop sound though. if you want something of better quality then there are more expensive and better external soundcards you can buy.

as an alternative you could buy a new "usb" headset if the device you are connecting was a headset... but if you were using headphones then i would say that an external soundcard is a better option.
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