Two USB Type-C audio converter experiences: HTC lost

Apple has been canceling the 3.5mm headphone jack for two years. During the period, many Android phone makers have used the internal space to imitate them in order to make them lighter and more waterproof, and use Bluetooth wireless headphones or USB-C adapters to listen to songs. Become a trend.

This time we selected the HTC USB-C to 3.5mm patch cord, Moshi Moss Type-C audio converter to experience, look at the two different designs, features and prices are similar.

First, the appearance contrast

HTC – slick VS. Moshi – nothing

For the packaging box, HTC uses a window-type box, only a thin plastic window in the middle and the product name of 'USB-C to 3.5mm headphone audio cable'.

Moshi Moss Type-C audio converter is a full-packaged box with clear product drawings and product names on the front, product descriptions on the back of the package, as well as materials, specifications, certificates, official website registration and other information.

Also visible on the front right side of the package, this product has built-in DAC supporting Hi-Res audio decoding up to 24bit/192kHz, and built-in a Class G headphone power amplifier.

HTC – Plastic VS. Moshi – Aluminum Alloy

Overall length, HTC USB-C to 3.5mm is shorter than Moshi Moss Type-C audio converter.

HTC's USB-Cto3.5mm is made of plastic, Moshi Moss Type-C audio converter uses aluminum alloy plug and socket housing, and the wire is made of high-elastic thick-wall SR reinforcement to increase durability.

HTC – tinned VS. Moshi – gold plated

In terms of 3.5mm socket, HTC USB-C to 3.5mm adopts tinned socket, internal four-segment socket, and wire control; Moshi Moss Type-C audio converter adopts gold-plated plug, which can greatly reduce the audio transmission process. Loss, but also enhance the durability of the socket.

HTC – not all stitches VS. Moshi – full stitches

After carefully observing the contacts on the USBType-C interface of the two patch cords, it was found that the HTC adapter is not a full-pin USBType-C interface. The USBType-C interface of the Moshi Moss Type-C audio converter is Full pin interface.

Second, about the sampling rate, you have to look at the data.

Under the same test conditions, the sampling rate of Moshi Moss output is higher than HTC. The higher the parameter, the better the effect. After installing the Haibei player with Sony Xperia XZ Premium, connect the two lines to audition and open the sea. Bay USB exclusive output mode.

HTC USB-C to 3.5mm:

When the HTC USB-C to 3.5mm patch cord is playing 24bit/96kHz and 24bit/192kHz FLAC, the output sampling rate is reduced to 24bit/48kHz. See the fixed sampling rate output option of Haibei Music. This patch cord only supports the sampling rate of 48 kHz. The guess is that the sampling rate is fixed at 48 kHz by HTC, but the audio standard of Hi-Res can still be achieved by 24 bit/48 kHz.

Moshi Moss Type-C Audio Converter:

Use Haibei music to open Haibei exclusive USB output mode to play 24bit/96kHZ, 24bit/192kHz and rotate 24bit/192kHz when the output is 24bit/192kHzPCM.

In other music platforms such as NetEase cloud music, QQ music and shrimp music, etc., these two adapter cables can be used normally by simply plugging in the phone, without having to make other settings separately.

Third, which one is better?

When listening to the two adapter cables of HTC and Moshi Moss, the portable headset DC ATH-MSR7 and the in-ear headphones JVCFX1100 with moderate thrust demand can be used to restore the common equipment environment of the user. The impedance of MSR7 For 35Ω, the impedance of the FX1100 is 16Ω.

The Eagles Eagles – New Kids In Town

MSR7 first let Sony Xperia XZ Premium push straight, play 24bit/192kHz "New Kids In Town" with seashell music, the whole sound field is relatively high, the vocals are concentrated in the middle, the instruments are distributed on the front side, the sound separation Degree is acceptable.

HTC's USB-Cto3.5mm adapter cable can be connected to Haibei music and open USB exclusive output mode. Although the final output is only 24bit/48kHz, it still meets the Hi-Res standard. When playing "New Kids In Town" I can feel that the whole sound field has become bigger, and the image is clearer. The voices are coming.

Next, I listened to the Moshi Moss Type-C audio converter, and opened the Haibei's USB exclusive output mode. At the beginning of the playback, I immediately felt that the whole sound field was much wider, and the vocals were no longer excessively concentrated in the middle, but The sound of the instrument is distributed on both sides of the ear, and the instrument can be felt while playing on the side.

Compared with using a mobile phone, the vocals are no longer so dim, bright and delicate, and the separation of the instruments becomes better. You can feel the distance between the various instruments in the song, the sense of presence. From the HTC USB-Cto3.5mm adapter cable, the image is more stable.

JVCFX1200 is not a hard-to-push headset, it can also be a good sound on the phone.

After connecting the HTC's patch cord and then listening to it, you can clearly feel that the sound will not be squeezed in the front again, the sound field becomes wider, the instrument sound is evenly distributed on both sides, the vocal image becomes bigger, but it feels a bit imaginary. It is more difficult to capture the exact location.

After using Moshi Moss adapter cable, the drum sound in this new "New Kids In Town" became compact and powerful, and the sound of the main guitar and rhythm guitar became bright and full of vitality.

Fourth, power consumption and heat problems

After more than two hours of comparison, we sent Now HTC's USB-C to 3.5mm patch cord heat is more obvious, and the battery power drops more when used. Moshi Moss Type-C audio converter has no obvious heat, and the power consumption is also small.

Five, about after sales service

In terms of after-sales, Moshi Moss Type-C audio converter can enjoy 1+2 warranty service. After registration, the warranty is extended to 3 years, and the firmware can be updated to maintain uninterrupted sound quality. HTC's USB-Cto3.5mm is only available for 3 months warranty.

to sum up

The specific parameters of the two lines refer to the following table:

1, HTC and Moshi Moss two USBType-C audio converters are similar in layout and function, performance, HTC this USB-Cto3.5mm for design reasons, locked the sampling rate at 48kHz, and The DSD format playback is not supported in the USB exclusive output mode of Haibei Music; the Moshi Type-C audio converter can support up to 24bit/192kHz audio and supports DSD playback.

2, Moshi Moss Type-C audio converter uses an aluminum alloy casing, and the wire is relatively thick, with a gold-plated 3.5mm socket, the whole process ensures that the audio is more lossless transmission, than the thinner wire of HTC and the 3.5mm socket without gold plating The process of analog audio signal transmission has more advantages.

3, HTC's USB-Cto3.5mm line displays the same volume, the output to the headphone sound is larger than the Moshi Moss Type-C audio converter. In the specific sound quality, resolution, resolution, sound field and image, Moshi Moss Type-C audio converter has more advantages.