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Is there a noticeable difference in quality or response in sound when you use the 3.5mm jack on your speakers vs the one on your sound card?

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Is there a noticeable difference in quality or response in sound when you use the 3.5mm jack on your speakers vs the one on your sound card?

Can you clarify a little more,  i don't understand.

 

3.5mm works exactly the same/as good as a 6.3mm plug. The larger one is just more sturdy.

 

Both 3.5mm connectors are exactly the same quality (on speaker or on sound card) since they are all made from brass and gold plated. (some copper and other contaminates with brass). However, the thicker the gold plating, the more durable they become to continued usage.

 

Tim

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Can you clarify a little more,  i don't understand.

 

3.5mm works exactly the same/as good as a 6.3mm plug. The larger one is just more sturdy.

 

Both 3.5mm connectors are exactly the same quality (on speaker or on sound card) since they are all made from brass and gold plated. (some copper and other contaminates with brass). However, the thicker the gold plating, the more durable they become to continued usage.

 

Tim

I have my headphones hooked up to the 3.5mm jack on my front speaker. I was wondering if I should connect my headphones directly to my sound card. If it doesn't make a difference please let me know.

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I have my headphones hooked up to the 3.5mm jack on my front speaker. I was wondering if I should connect my headphones directly to my sound card. If it doesn't make a difference please let me know.

Oh, i totally forgot speakers had 3.5mm inputs on them.

 

Directly from the sound card will be better, you may not hear the sonic differences (perhaps a less noisy floor), some desktop speakers have terrible shielding (the ones that can predict the future and make noises before your phone rings), plus some of those cables running up to the speaker isn't shielded so it will affect your headphone input

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