[all] usb headset connector?

joakim at verona.se joakim at verona.se
Fri May 15 14:33:40 CEST 2009

Joseph Reeves <iknowjoseph at gmail.com> writes:

> Unless it's not a soundcard at all, but is just a simple adapter.
> I.e. the phone manufacturer tweaks the usb port a little to include
> the audio lines  in the same plug (although obviously not at the same
> time - there must be some switching mechanism to go between USB mode
> and headset mode) and then sells the adapter.
> That's how I'd do it; must be more profitable than making a tiny USB
> soundcard and selling it for $6.99

Thats how its done on the Android G1, only they added the audio pins on
the other side of the usb connector, so you need a special usb adaptor
to connect a headphone.

> Cheers, Joseph
> 2009/5/15 Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at gmail.com>:
>> 2009/5/15 arne anka <openmoko at ginguppin.de>:
>>> i remember having asked that a long time ago, but here goes again:
>>> is there any way/ work going on to make one of those
>>> usb-to-headset-connectors working, most likely with a kernel module?
>> it's effectively a simple usb soundcard, isn't it? so long as it's
>> based on a common enough audio chipset, there's no reason why it won't
>> work out of the box, shouldn't it?
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