Originally Posted by musicheaven
That connector is built like a tank, your earphones will go before this connector will.
The Switchcraft? Oh yeah, it might even outlast the user in question.
The Amphenol? I bent one accidentally with mild force one time, it is about as fragile as a Neutrik mini. Of course, both can probably last a very long time as long as the headphone is cared for well.
It's usually the scrawny stock cable on many headphones that goes before the Neutrik plug ever does, if the plug dies somehow at all.
I gave the Amphenol ACPS-GB-AU 1/4" TRS a go on my HD380, and dang, this thing rocks! Its contacts seem sturdier than NP3X's and it gets a better fit in Neutrik's female jacks than the NP3X. It has a three-fingered clamp with "teeth" to get a real good grip on cables inside. The casing feels a bit less sturdy than NP3X's, though, unless you get the jumbo version, which looks a bit hilarious with its overly fat casing. The jumbo more closely resembles the NP3X. ACPS is cheaper than NP3X on partsexpress to boot, haha!