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Essential’s Next Mod is the Audio Adapter HD That Brings a 3.5mm Jack, Hi-Res Audio

Essential Phone Audio Adapter HD

Essential, along with its MQA audio announcement, has unveiled their first adapter since that original 360 camera. This summer, they’ll release the Audio Adapter HD, a mod that attaches to the Essential Phone’s pins to deliver high quality audio.

According to a blog post from Essential, the Audio Adapter HD is machined from titanium, features a high-res ESS Sabre DAC with hardware MQA rendering, and an audiophile-grade amp for use with your high-impedance headphones. It also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack for use with all headphones, sans USB-C adapter.

As Essential notes, with this adapter, you can listen to music while charging your phone. Oh, thanks Essential! Had you included a headphone jack, that wouldn’t have been a selling point. We get it.

We don’t know pricing, only that it’ll arrive this summer.

Wait, the Essential Phone will be a year old at that point. How long does Essential plan on selling their original, issue-plagued phone?

// Essential

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