You really don’t need to do that

Which of these would be the best choice for connecting an analog microphone to a computer?

A) FireWire


C) RJ-45


E) Quickly, now. I need to sing Free Bird.

The answer: B) TRS

The analog tip/ring/sleeve connector is commonly seen as a 3.5mm (1/8”) plug to connect an analog microphone, headphones, or external speakers to a computer system.

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There are many different types of devices that can connect to your computer, and many of them use completely different connectors. In this video, you’ll learn about the cables and connectors used for hard drives, USB devices, FireWire components, parallel links, serial connections, network links, and much more.