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Does a quality 6.3mm -> 3.5mm adapter matter?

post #1 of 9
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Hello, I have been using a $4 6.3mm to 3.5mm adapter for a year or so now, it's worked perfectly and contiues to work brilliantly today however it struck it an hour ago, will a cheap adapter have a negative impact on sound quality?
I fear this may be in the same category as cables, some people spend hundreds, thousands on top quality cables and are certain that it plays a large role in sound quality, would an adapter be in the class?

 

All the best.

post #2 of 9

A cable believer will say yes, it makes a difference.

 

Anyone else will say no.

post #3 of 9

Provided that it is not poorly made, it should not affect the sound.

post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by eltocliousus View Post
Hello, I have been using a $4 6.3mm to 3.5mm adapter for a year or so now, it's worked perfectly and continues to work brilliantly today however it struck it an hour ago, will a cheap adapter have a negative impact on sound quality?

I fear this may be in the same category as cables, some people spend hundreds, thousands on top quality cables and are certain that it plays a large role in sound quality, would an adapter be in the class?


It's such a simple thing, doubt there is any quality difference between them.

 

 

post #5 of 9

TRS jack-plug generally suck as electrical connectors, best is to replace them with 4-pin multicontact pin/socket that can have 10x lower contact R, don't mix R/L gnd return in high, unstable "single point" contact R, won't short channels on hot plugging

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Originally Posted by jcx View Post

TRS jack-plug generally suck as electrical connectors, best is to replace them with 4-pin multicontact pin/socket that can have 10x lower contact R, don't mix R/L gnd return in high, unstable "single point" contact R, won't short channels on hot plugging



I'n sorry but I understood none of that, you mean I should use an amplifier with a 4-pin multicontact socket?

post #7 of 9

just saying all TRS implementations are compromised by the nature of the connector's contact structure - all I have seen are single cantilever spring beams with single electrical contact point with the TRS rings

 

if someone is really obsessing over connector quality then avoid TRS - which requires replacing/rewiring the TRS on provided on most headphones and amps

 

I'd rate it more important on physical measurement grounds than most recabling with special wire, insulation - but not a 1st or even 2nd order impact on audiblity from conventional psychoacoustic predictions

post #8 of 9

Yeah, enough with your pedantry. It's a yes or no question XD

post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by andrewberge View Post

A cable believer will say yes, it makes a difference.

 

Anyone else will say no.

I'm a cable believer, and I say no.

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