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post #1 of 11
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Hey folks,

 

I recently purchased a pair of HD650 and an ODAC/AMP with 3.5mm outpot. I'm currently using an 6.3 female to 3.5 male adapter and worried about quality loss. I know there's no audible difference between 3.5 and 6.3 but I got the impression that a longer jack would eventually lead to quality loss. Is it true? Should I get an aftermarket cable that has 3.5mm jack?

post #2 of 11

Uless the adapter is very very long, you should not be able to hear a difference.  I use on almost all the time with the (regular) O2.

post #3 of 11
It's okay, an adapter can put (mechanical) strain on the 3.5 mm output on the O2, though
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post
 

Uless the adapter is very very long, you should not be able to hear a difference.  I use on almost all the time with the (regular) O2.

 

 

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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

It's okay, an adapter can put (mechanical) strain on the 3.5 mm output on the O2, though

Ok thanks alot guys!

 This is what the adapter looks like, I guess it's ok?

post #5 of 11

It should work.  It's better to get one with some cable.  Senn made one (which you may still be able to get) and Grado still does.

post #6 of 11

I have had issues with such adapters, though (not that exact one). Made for crappy sound quality as something was obviously wrong.

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post
 

It should work.  It's better to get one with some cable.  Senn made one (which you may still be able to get) and Grado still does.

I would but the price is just ridiculous, not going to pay 20$ for an adapter. Guess I'll stick to my current adapter, thanks again for all the help :)

post #8 of 11

Just another voice to be super careful due to the strain the Senn male plug + adapter can have on the 3.5mm jack. That's a lot of potential leverage on a part that wasn't designed for that much force.  I got a Grado style adapter if only for that reason.

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by jjcha View Post
 

Just another voice to be super careful due to the strain the Senn male plug + adapter can have on the 3.5mm jack. That's a lot of potential leverage on a part that wasn't designed for that much force.  I got a Grado style adapter if only for that reason.

I see, well I do have a 3.5m to 3.5f cable extender but I just felt dumb using it- will it work aswell?

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by orel1994 View Post
 

I see, well I do have a 3.5m to 3.5f cable extender but I just felt dumb using it- will it work aswell?

 

Well, only one way to find out :D

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