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How to Convert a USB to a 3.5 mm Jack

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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  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. 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. 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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Things You'll Need

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

About the Author

Bryan Roberts began his love affair with comedy in 2003 as a writer and performer for Austin's No Shame Theatre. Since then, he has appeared with several different sketch groups (Hoover's Blanket, Ghetto Sketch Warlock). His most recent achievements are the award-winning improv show Guilds Of Steel, which he created and co-directed, and his position of writer/actor in the Coldtowne Theater Mainstage Sketch Show.

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