ddHiFi TC35i Apple Lightning-to-3.5mm Cable Adapter
ddHiFi TC35i Apple Lightning-to-3.5mm Cable Adapter
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In many of Apple’s most popular product lines, the headphone jack is long gone. For those with beloved IEMs, headphones, and other listening devices, this poses a problem Read More

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Millia
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Sep 7, 2020
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The real question: is this one hallowed like the other one, or do I need to hire a priest after I get it?
Sep 7, 2020
RJSLBS
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Aug 6, 2020
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So for those curious, I confirmed with the DD HiFi staff that the DAC/AMP is identical to the stock Apple dongle. You should see some benefit from a more isolating stainless steel case, however, don't expect huge changes there. So basically you're paying for the build quality and form factor! On a side note, the plug does protrude quite a bit and will fit the vast majority of cases, cheers.
Aug 6, 2020
Ofer
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Aug 7, 2020
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Hmmm, I doubt they would say that and mean that. Hello lawsuit. Apple will eat them alive. Probably lost in translation... Furthermore, the amp seems to be more powerful than the Apple dongle.
Aug 7, 2020
BlakSpectre
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Sep 7, 2020
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Wait what? On what grounds would Apple sue them?????? Claims that they use the same components as Apple???
Sep 7, 2020
MaverickAH
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Aug 4, 2020
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I have had an Apple certified dongle from Monoprice that's less than half the price of this for over a year & it's been rock solid. It fits & works flawlessly with my Otterbox case in place. Nylon braid on the cord & metal housings on the connection pieces. Much less likely to lose it as well at 6".
Aug 4, 2020
Swampy
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Aug 2, 2020
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Info for the USB Type C version. I assume it’s similar for this model. The DD HiFi TC35B features the ALC5686 Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) of the company with Thitronix which can provide an audio performance with a SNR of 124 dB DNR and a Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N) of 95dB.
Aug 2, 2020
Ismapics
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Aug 4, 2020
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ASR reviewed the Apple USB-c dongle to better results than many other costing over 10 times more. That little $10 swizzle stick has the goods.
Aug 4, 2020
MktgOvrCoffee
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Aug 4, 2020
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Swampy was looking at the USB-C to find what DAC they use. This is a lightning dongle. Thanks for mentioning the ASR article. Interesting that USB-C seems more impressive than lightning.
Aug 4, 2020
InnerSanctumNYC
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Aug 2, 2020
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At $35, I guess the question is simply, will it last longer than 4 of Apples cheap white adapters ($9 each) . It will certainly be just as easy to lose...
Aug 2, 2020
Ismapics
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Aug 4, 2020
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I have the Apple ones shrieked wrapped and now not only do they last much more they are harder to lose.
Aug 4, 2020
Frogmeat
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Aug 5, 2020
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I use an Otterbox Defender case, which is kinda chunky, I am a klutz sometimes with my phone and need the best protection. I ordered one so will find out whenever Drop sends these out.
Aug 5, 2020
ltgem
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Aug 2, 2020
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I also need to know if it will work if your iphone is in a case as I presume many are? Useless if the lightning male is not long enough to reach thru the case you are using.
Aug 2, 2020
Fearlessleader
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Aug 3, 2020
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the ones I saw on Ali-x were $40. If you found one cheaper, please let me know how to find it. Thanks.
Aug 3, 2020
Krogers85
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Aug 4, 2020
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That’s how much I paid and it took forever for it to arrive to Texas. I think customs was part of the reason. COVID related delays may have been the other.
Aug 4, 2020
15gtrob
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Aug 2, 2020
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For an average listener the sample rate from lightning is fine but for the critical listener the sample rate it’s pretty awful. Especially for a company who’s phone derived from a DAP.
Aug 2, 2020
Frogmeat
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Aug 2, 2020
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It is CD quality if using lossless files like on Tidal, so unless you are a bat, it won't make much difference.
(Edited)
Aug 2, 2020
maverickssbm
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Aug 2, 2020
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lightning spits out 48k/24bit, so if you can hear above 24,000hz (per the nyquist theorem) then @Frogmeat is correct... you my friend are a bat
Aug 2, 2020
output555
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Aug 2, 2020
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$35 for a little block of hollow stainless steel? It has no DAC, is not MFI-certified, easily lost. No thanks.
Aug 2, 2020
RedRover
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Aug 4, 2020
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There are alternatives to Drop's DDHIFI with more features. For a little over half the price you can get a Tera Grand adapter which is MFi certified; has a DAC [since lightning has no analog output, they all do]; and is sturdy and compact, but several inches long [so you can easily velcro it to your device case if you do not carry an accessories pouch; or just leave it plugged in if you are a frequent or every-session user]. Sound quality is noticeabley better than the counterpart item from Apple due to a different chip. The Tera Grand supports on-ear devices, not just IEMs. I am using it with a Koss Porta PRO [60 Ohm version] on an iPad PRO. Music quality is excellent even on lossless remote files. Available from TG or else amzn. Search term = "Apple MFi Certified Lightning to Headphone Jack Pro Audio Adapter Black with DAC". Note: I am using this adapter while the iPad is inside an OtterBox Defender case. No Extender adapter is needed since the Tera Grand device is quite slender with a long neck.
Aug 4, 2020
MktgOvrCoffee
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Aug 6, 2020
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Nice to hear you like it, I had just ordered one yesterday!
Aug 6, 2020
Frogmeat
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Aug 2, 2020
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I have an Otter Box Defender case on my XR, will this be compatible with it? If so, would be worth the money, should hold up a lot better than an Apple Dongle.
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Aug 2, 2020
Krogers85
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Aug 2, 2020
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I replied above to another user. It works with a case. My case is maybe 3 mm thick and there is probably another 3 mm to spare. I haven’t had it long enough to confidently say it’s more sturdy than the Apple adaptor.
Aug 2, 2020
Frogmeat
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Sep 13, 2020
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Updating to let you all know, I have an iPhone XR with an Otterbox Defender case, and this adapter fits no problem with the case. One good thing about Lightning plug is you can insert it either way, unlike the USB micro plug.
Sep 13, 2020
KaHuNaZ
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Aug 2, 2020
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Should have made it a right angle plug.
Aug 2, 2020
fetus
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Aug 2, 2020
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there are headphones with right-angle plugs
Aug 2, 2020
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