There are very few adapters that can get the iAccessibility podcast team excited. An adapter is an adapter, but many of us have wanted an adapter to allow Senheiser’s Ambeo smart headset to work with any USB-C device, so we were surprised when Anker created the USB-C to lightning audio adapter.
About the device.
The Anker USB-C to lightning audio cable allows the user to plug a lightning audio device like Apple’s EarPods to a USB-C device like the iPad Pro, or the MacBook Pro. This also works with other headphones like the Ambeo headphones to work with the Mac or even Windows computers.
Does it Work?
In our tests, we’ve found that he Anker USB-C to lightning audio adapter works extremely well with connecting the Ambeo headset to an iPad, Mac, or Windows computer. This device has allowed the iAccessibility staff to use the Ambeo headset with any USB-C device for listening and recording purposes, which is exactly what we have been looking for.
We have only found one issue with this device, and it is the price of the adapter. The Anker USB-C to Lightning audio adapter costs $30, which is a bit steep for an adapter especially since it is small and can easily be lost.
I personally really like this device as I can use Apple headphones among others with my Mac. I do not really like the price of this adapter, but I think it is a good trade off for being able to use a wide variety of headsets with non-lightning devices.