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1\4" to 1\8" plug adapter

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I need a 1\4" to 1\8" plug adapter preferably connected by cable:) 

 

1\4"F by cable to a 1\8" M; have headphones I need to plug into a portable amp.

I've seen these:

http://www.headphone.com/accessories/adaptors/cardas-14-to-18-adaptor.php

http://www.headphone.com/accessories/adaptors/grado-quarter-to-eighth-inch-plug-adapter.php

What are your thoughts? Do any of you have other suggestions?

 

TIA - Rich

post #2 of 15

Affordable choice:

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/601983-REG/Sennheiser_092595_3_5mm_Plug_to_6_3mm.html

 

Nice and expensive. Relatively new and no reviews yet:

 

http://epiphany-acoustics.co.uk/our-products/cables/mini-jack-cables-and-accessories/

post #3 of 15

Why connected with a cable, the best adapters are the one piece ones with no wire in between. You can get them on eBay for $1.

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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by Kabelmeister View Post

Why connected with a cable

Strain relief. Looking at the Grado design as an example, instead of having the entire 1/4" plug and 1/4" jack and so on hanging on the 1/8" jack, you just have a 1/8" "like normal folks" and the adapter bit is just absorbed into the cable length. I think twist-offs are a better design overall, but the cable adapters certainly have advantages over big'ol plugs and twisting/bending jacks on components.
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Agreed; I'm getting one custom made from the Netherlands:)

 

Rich

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Strain relief. Looking at the Grado design as an example, instead of having the entire 1/4" plug and 1/4" jack and so on hanging on the 1/8" jack, you just have a 1/8" "like normal folks" and the adapter bit is just absorbed into the cable length. I think twist-offs are a better design overall, but the cable adapters certainly have advantages over big'ol plugs and twisting/bending jacks on components.

 

You can get really small adapters, that after plugging the 1/8" jack in to it, it about the same size as a 1/4" plug. I don't think strain relief is an issue, it's actually worse with such an adapter, as you have the weight of both male and female plug putting strain on to 1/4" jack and the socket of whatever it might be plugged in to.

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You can get really small adapters, that after plugging the 1/8" jack in to it, it about the same size as a 1/4" plug. I don't think strain relief is an issue, it's actually worse with such an adapter, as you have the weight of both male and female plug putting strain on to 1/4" jack and the socket of whatever it might be plugged in to.

Do you have an example? I'm curious here - better solutions to this setup are always good, because as you point out, yes there is more weight (I do know that with the Grado cable setup, it seems to flex the jack less on my equipment with the Grado adapter, versus with the K701 adapter).
post #8 of 15

Have a look on eBay.

 

As someone who makes a living selling cables, i always recommend the one piece adapters to my customers.

 

Something like this maybe, not as big as some of the others and i have seen smaller,

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gold-Headphone-Adapter-Stereo-Jack-to-Plug-6-3mm-3-5mm-/120722173986?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Other&hash=item1c1b9a3022


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Edited by Dyaems - 9/24/12 at 5:51pm
post #10 of 15

I'm pretty sure the OP needs a 1/4th to 1/8th. The last two recommendations have been 1/8th to 1/4th. 

Maybe check out this thing:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-MHE100-5-Headphone-Adapter-Extension/dp/B000068O6B/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1348534058&sr=8-3&keywords=hosa+1%2F4+to+1%2F8

post #11 of 15

oh, my bad. those grado or sennheiser should be a good one.

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post #13 of 15
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Have a look on eBay.

As someone who makes a living selling cables, i always recommend the one piece adapters to my customers.

Something like this maybe, not as big as some of the others and i have seen smaller,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gold-Headphone-Adapter-Stereo-Jack-to-Plug-6-3mm-3-5mm-/120722173986?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Other&hash=item1c1b9a3022

That's the opposite of what I'm talking about though. I think those adapters are excellent though.

The other style that you linked later, is what I'm opposed to - they put more weight on the 1/8" jack than it should carry imho (given that the jack generally sags with those + a heavy 1/4" plug (like you'd find on the RS-1 or HD-650)); the in-line cable adapter tends to relieve this by just make that weight "part of the cable." Again, YMMV. redface.gif
post #14 of 15

I recently picked one of these up and the quality was HORRIBLE. It fell apart Taking it out of the bag. Just saying... :)

 

regards

jeff

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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post
 

Have a look on eBay.

 

As someone who makes a living selling cables, i always recommend the one piece adapters to my customers.

 

Something like this maybe, not as big as some of the others and i have seen smaller,

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gold-Headphone-Adapter-Stereo-Jack-to-Plug-6-3mm-3-5mm-/120722173986?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Other&hash=item1c1b9a3022

I recently picked one of these up and the quality was HORRIBLE. It fell apart Taking it out of the bag. Just saying... :)

 

regards

jeff

 
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