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trying to find dongle DAC with micro usb for tablet

KR500

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I am trying unsuccessfully to find an affordable dongle dac/amp for my 2017 Samsung Android Tablet.
I won't be getting a new tablet with USB C until the end of the year; so I am trying to get something to use until then that is better than my 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The micro usb to USB C adaptors at Amazon are all for charging only, no other use
My desktop Schitt Modi 3+ has micro B, but am trying to have something small and portable.Thanks for any suggestions ?
 

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With my old Samsung tablet I used a micro usb type B to type A adapter and plugged the DAC in that way (as well as occasional other things like a memory stick or sd card reader, or Midi interface)

Mostly not worth the faff but it worked. I believe the default Android usb audio drivers are a bit rubbish, but there are apps that try to remedy that. Also don't expect anything that needs much power from the usb to work.

Now I use a type c to type a bender for the same purposes, such as connecting my much maligned dragonfly red. There are cheaper and better type A usb dongles
 
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KR500

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Thanks Apesbrain and nerd strike for your posts.

I believe the default Android usb audio drivers are a bit rubbish, but there are apps that try to remedy that

good to know about that
 
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The LG HiFi plus dongle has good reviews & comes with a USB C to Micro USB cable IIRC.
 

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