Essential Phone Audio Adapter HD Released To De-Dongle Music

The folks at Essential that made the Essential Phone did not include a standard headphone jack with the phone. Instead, they included a dongle that allowed the phone to output audio through its USB-C port. With the Audio Adapter HD, the user of any Essential Phone PH-1 can make use of the phone's Click-Connect tech.

The back of the Essential Phone has two pogo-pin connectors. These connectors were put in place so that the device might be semi-future-proof, thanks to future accessories. With this system, users can attach accessories like the Audio Adapter HD to extend the abilities of the Essential Phone PH-1.

SEE TOO: Our original Essential Phone PH-1 Review

The Audio Adapter HD is a tiny piece of equipment sold in a "limited edition" by the folks at Essential. This is the same company that made the phone in the first place. Now that it's clear that high-definition audio is very much appreciated by at least a limited number of Essential Phone users, they've decided to make this one device.

• Model name – AAHD1

• DAC chip: ES9281Pro

• Resolution: 16, 24, 32 bit (MQA)

• Frequency: 44.1, 48, 96, 192(MQA), 384 kHz(MQA)

• Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz

• S/N ratio: >115dB

• THD+N:

• Input – Up to 24-bit / 96kHz

• MQA indicator – Two-color LED

• Audio connector: 3.5mm Audio Connector

• Data connector: Click Connect for PH1

• Mobile compatibility – works with PH-1

• IP rating – IP55

• Dimensions

• Length: 29mm

• Width: 30mm

• Height: 11.5mm

• Weight – 15.5g

Above you'll see the full specifications for this device. These specifications were last updated by Essential this afternoon – so they're most certainly up-to-date!

The Audio Adapter HD was made available from Essential online this afternoon. This device will cost users approximately $149 USD, and the product is on sale through Essential online right this minute.