Which sound quality is better between the earphone with type-C interface and the earphone with traditional 3.5 interface? In fact, the difference between type-C earphone and 3.5mm earphone is not the earphone itself, but the decoder. Traditional mobile phones have their own decoder, which can complete the conversion from digital signal to analog signal internally, and then send the analog signal to the headset through the 3.5mm traditional headset hole. The headset only needs to do a good job in converting the analog signal into sound.
The mobile phone with type-C interface outputs pure digital signals, which requires that the headset must have its own decoder, and then convert the digital signal into analog signal, and finally into sound. Therefore, the cost of type-C headphones with decoder is higher than that of 3.5mm headphones without decoder. If the prices of the two headphones are the same, the sound quality of type-C headphones will certainly shrink. Conversely, under the same sound quality effect, the price of type-C headphones will be higher.
However, since the decoders of type-C earphones are external, it doesn’t matter even if they are larger. Generally speaking, the larger the decoder, the better the sound quality. The decoder of 3.5mm earphone is inside the mobile phone, and the narrow space can not accommodate too large decoder. Therefore, if you don’t consider the price, the upper limit of sound quality of type-C headphones is higher than that of 3.5mm headphones.
However, professional music enthusiasts usually have special decoders and earphones, and these devices have been developed for a longer time, which will make the technology more mature. Almost all high-end headphones are 3.5mm. Therefore, at present, the sound quality of traditional 3.5mm headphones is still better than type-c. However, with the passage of time, the development prospect of type-C headphones will certainly be better.
In the final analysis, in fact, mobile phones are not specifically used to listen to music, and ordinary people will find it difficult to distinguish the difference in sound quality between type-C headphones and 3.5mm headphones. So choose headphones as long as they are suitable for yourself, there is no need to tangle too much.