My wife's laptop has a standard 3.5mm jack for her ear buds, but it has stopped working. And my usual computer tech guy has closed shop.
I got her a set of USB headphones to use, but she finds them uncomfortable when laying down.
So, I went looking for USB connected ear buds and found some, but they are all specified as "USB-C".
This old laptop I don't think has USBC.
Can I plug in and use a USBC earbuds to a standard USB port?
( I DID search Google with this precise question, but got no clear answer.)
Her 3.5 MM jacked ear buds work fine.
In my search I came across something else : a USB External Sound Card - like this:
Do you folks have any experience with this type of item?