How to Convert a USB to a 3.5 mm Jack

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How to Convert a USB to a 3.5 mm Jack
With the right cables, you can easily convert your USB signal (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Audio devices, such as stereos or surround sound systems, generally contain 3.5mm audio jacks for the connection of audio devices. If you wish to connect a USB device to one of these audio jacks, you can do so with the help of a special converter cable, among other equipment.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Mini USB-to-3.5mm converter cable
  • Female mini USB-to-female USB connector

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect the USB end of the cable that extends from your device into the USB port on the female mini-USB-to-female-USB connector.

  2. 2

    Connect the mini USB end of your mini-USB-to-3.5mm converter cable to the mini USB port on the female mini USB-to-female-USB connector.

  3. 3

    Connect the 3.5mm end of the mini-USB-to-3.5mm converter cable to the 3.5mm jack on your audio device. The two devices are now connected.

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