Many Audient products feature a USB-C connection for connecting to your computer, below you will find more information on what ports you should use and why.
There are multiple USB port types, that can both refer to the shape of the port, and also the protocol used for data transfer. The two main types of USB port are USB A and C, which you can see in the table below.
Your computer may feature both USB 2, and 3 ports. These don't just look different, but have different specifications you can find information on that below;
|PROTOCOL||Speed (Mbps)||Power (mA)||Colour (inside plug)||Image|
|USB 3.0||4800||900||blue/red (for more recent USB 3.2 ports)|
|USB C||5000 (or faster depending on USB 3.2 specs)||1500||N/A|
Our range of interfaces use USB 2.0 for data transfer, this is the signal that carries all the audio to and from your computer. This is USB 2.0 due to this connection having more than enough bandwidth for all of your audio data. However this connection does not provide as much power as a USB-C
Due to the increased power specifications of USB-C, this type of port can be used up to 1500mA of power for your interface, if you have this port we always recommend connecting your interface directly, via a USB C to C cable of less than 2 metres for the best performance.