With more handset makers ditching the headphone jack, what many have opted to do is instead bundle USB-C to 3.5mm adapters with their phones. However Essential decided to do something else, as you might recall, because earlier this year the company announced that they would be launching the Audio Adapter HD attachment.

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This isn’t your typing adapter as it is meant to improve audio quality, thanks to a built-in ESS Sabre DAC. For those wondering about the module and when it will be arriving, the company has confirmed that the module is coming soon, according to a recent Reddit AMA where they answered a variety of questions, including one about the module.

According to Essential, “We can confirm that Audio Adapter HD is nearly ready for release. We’re in the final stages of certification with the FCC (we’ve been told this process takes approximately 6 weeks) and will share more information on release dates and pricing soon. The team has been working hard and we’re excited to deliver one of the best mobile audio experiences available.”

Of course this module isn’t necessarily for everyone as there might be some perfectly happy with regular adapters, or those who are fine with the way wireless headphones sound, but for those who might be slightly picky about their sound, this module could be worth keeping an eye out for.

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