The headphone port? socket? receptacle? on my MacBook is beginning to flake out (occasional intermittent contact on one channel, any headphone). Most everything having to do with audio electronics hardware is a deep mystery to me, but it seems to me that the simplest solution would be a USB to phono adapter. I’m pretty confident the USB ports are type A, based on Wikipedia. And the MacBook system report says it has a USB 3.0 bus. IAC, I can plug a typical USB thumb drive into one, no problem.
So my question is whether this an example of a valid option?:
The user reviews talk about its audio quality. That’s concerning to me, since all I want from this solution is the equivalent of a passive substitute for my phono jack receptacle. The headphone should get essentially the same signal as it would plugged into the phono receptacle. I don’t want to have to re-do all my EQ configs, let alone degrade the level of sound quality I’m now getting in any more general way.
And if there’s a better product/option you know of that’s available in Canada that’s great!
Thanks in advance for any input!