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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

I've had good luck with MiniDSP products for this. For example: https://www.minidsp.com/products/usb-audio-interface/mchstreamer
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How do I know if a headphone jack is OMTP or CTIA?

According to Linx (a headset expert!), the CTIA standard is used in the USA, Hong Kong and other international markets, while OMTP is used primarily in china. The technical difference is that the ...
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Plugging a 3-cable 5.1 speaker system into a single 3.5mm jack

Top of the line for external sound would be the Creative X7 Official page Also: 3.5mm to RCA adapter And in case you need the reverse of that adapter: RCA female to 3.5mm adapter
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Headset (for XBox gaming) with adjustable sidetone

Part of that which is missing in today's portable communications devices (cellular phones) is a feature of old-time telephones known as sidetone. This is exactly what you describe as feedback. One can ...
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3.5mm Audio extension

6) How about a 3.5mm male-3.5mm female four pole TRRS (tip-ring-ring-sleeve) extension cord? The four pole is needed since it's a headset, not just headphones (which only need three pole, tip-ring-...
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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

You will find what you are looking for listed as a USB DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) even though technically, toslink is not analog and you may not need the DAC functionality for your purpose. ...
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How do I know if a headphone jack is OMTP or CTIA?

To confirm your headset ctia or otmp, you need a multimeter. Checking resistance between left/rigt and Gnd should gives you sth like 8/16/32 ohm(not more than this values) thean you have ctia ...
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Want unified audio hub: PC, laptop, tablet, landline, cellphone, headphones, mic, mixer for telework, vlog, gaming

Take all the different adapters, switches, and mixers you have, and mount them on a platform. Have a local sheet metal shop make a unifying enclosure, probably power-coated, so all the cables are ...
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Hardware device to change musical tuning in the fly

Standalone pitch adjuster devices like the TC_Helicon which can adjust pitch to the accuracy you specify are studio devices, designed to fit into a 19" rack mount frame. You'd need to interface them ...
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Cable replacement - Headset to PC

If you can't find such a cable you can replace it with two: mic-in-cable splitter Those products are just an example. As a bonus without the splitter you can use this as a headset with your mobile ...
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Device for multiple output to home theater system

The way I've solved this problem in the past is with the PC's line-in jack. While it requires the PC to have power to output sound, it allows you to chain the output. You may need to go into the ...
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Plugging a 3-cable 5.1 speaker system into a single 3.5mm jack

The other answer's suggestion is a bit expensive for my taste (with several hundred dollar). So I can recommend the soundcard I'm using myself to power my 5.1 speaker system. However you don't really ...
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Decent, simple audio interface / external soundcard?

The focusrite 2i2 has what you need. Here is a link that has the full specs, but some of the relevant ones are: Front panel 2x line/mic/instrument combination inputs high quality XLR / 1/4" TRS ...
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