Does the audio pass through the lightning connector?
Given VGA is video only, can the Lightning Port on the adapter be used for audio and power or just power? Does the audio pass through the connector?
- Asked by Mark S from Bellevue
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4 Answers from the Community
Yes, the Apple Lightning connector passes audio in digital format through any official Lightning cable. For instance, I use a Lightning cable to pass a digital audio signal from my iPhone 5 to my Sony PHA-1 external portable DAC/Headphone AMP combo and it sounds amazing!
- Answered by Daniel M from Garden City
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The Lightning port does support audio. However, VGA does NOT.
You will not get audio out via a VGA adapter and cable.
- Answered by Nathan C from Portland
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The iPhone 5S dock has 3 connections on it.
1) The male lightning connector to the phone
2) The female lightning connector to the PC
3) Line Out jack
With 1) and 3) connected, you can play content from the iPhone to headphones.
- lightning connectors can carry audio
- The lightning connectors is carrying line level analog audio
- The lightning connectors is carrying digital audio, and the $25 Apple Dock includes a DAC and audio amplifiers powered from the iPhone.
its hard to decide which of the latter two to believe.
- Answered by Alex B
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- Answered by Alfred F
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