When much more than a year because the release of the Essential PH-1, Essential has launched the Audio Adapter HD, its second mod for the smartphone. The initially is the Essential 360 Camera, what is the world’s smallest 4K 360° digital camera.
To put it easily, the Audio Adapter HD adds an audio jack to the phone. A function believed to be essential but which is missing in the smartphone. But, the Audio Adapter HD does far more than just include an audio jack to your phone.
The adapter has a “high-resolution ESS Sabre DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) with hardware MQA (Master Top quality Authenticated) rendering for high-res audio on the PH-1“. This means that audio sounds same the way it was recorded with with no loss of top quality whatsoever. Essential says it is the initial DAC to have this feature.
The adapter which is developed of titanium just like the body of the telephone supports 24-bit, 96kHz and MQA rendering up to 32-bit, 384kHZ. Essential says it Additionally has an audiophile-grade amp for audiophile-grade headphones. The Audio Adapter HD has a multi-color LED that indicates if you are playing master quality, non-MQA, or standard content.
The Audio Adapter HD has an IP55 rating, measures 29 x 30 x 11.5 mm and weighs 15.5 grams. It draws power from the telephone and due to the fact it doesn’t connect to the Type-C port, you could charge your cameraphone whereas using it. Do note that it will only work on an Essential Cameraphone running Android P (build amount PPR1.181005.076 or later).
Essential has put a $149 price tag on the adapter. It comes to Canada and the United States only and is in the world for get on the Essential online shop.