4.4mm TRRRS female to 3.5mm male adapter?
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The dj44b is really nice. Kinda heavy though I don't believe it will cause any strain problems on the port. If the souce player were to say fall on the ground with the adapter in place that might be a different story however. I use it when I wanna plug into a music game arcade cabinet or my nintendo switch.
 
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It's a bit complicated as I decided to take another route, forego the 3.5 to 4.4 entirely and use a 4-pin balanced XLR to 4.4 instead of the 6.5 to 4.4. for the other headphone. Found this cheap one on Amazon, but haven't ordered it yet, as I'm waiting to include it in a larger order.

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07MNMNP3K/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_rqRXEb50DWB00
I just got that in the mail the other day from amazon here in the US. Well the connector cover on mine looks slightly different but otherwise looks identical. It feels pretty nice for the price. It didn't mess with the sound signature so I was fairly happy about that.
 
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Some pics of the DJ44B if anyone is curious on the size. It does stick out quite a bit but I believe for wiring reasons it has to be that way.

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I'm also looking for a 3.5 mm male to 4.4 mm TRRRS female adapter as well as a 4.4 mm male to 6.5 mm female one that don'r cost me an arm and a leg. Both are really hard to find in Europe, so any help is much appreciated. TIA!
Fiio makes one if you want one from a reputable brand: it's the LL-4.4M.

Although I'm really not sure how you can transform the signals Left / Right / Ground into Left - / Left + / Right - / Right + / Ground. Like how is that even possible? I'd say just get a iFi Zen Dac amp, since it seems to be the cheapest 4.4mm output amp.

Edit: What the the adapters probably do is just flip and duplicate the signal to L and R, so I don't think you benefit from a balanced connection in this sense. I'm not sure though, I'm very new to 4.4mm balanced
 
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Fiio makes one if you want one from a reputable brand: it's the LL-4.4M.

Although I'm really not sure how you can transform the signals Left / Right / Ground into Left - / Left + / Right - / Right + / Ground. Like how is that even possible? I'd say just get a iFi Zen Dac amp, since it seems to be the cheapest 4.4mm output amp.

Edit: What the the adapters probably do is just flip and duplicate the signal to L and R, so I don't think you benefit from a balanced connection in this sense. I'm not sure though, I'm very new to 4.4mm balanced
They simply solder both left and right ground cables to the single ground post. You do end up losing the benefits of balanced in this happening.
 
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They simply solder both left and right ground cables to the single ground post. You do end up losing the benefits of balanced in this happening.
Just to be clear, if you want the benefits of balanced, the only way is to connect it to a balanced source?

For someone who wants as minimal of a setup as possible, I know there's the iFi Zen DAC, but I was wondering if a dongle would be feasible. What I'm hearing is that at least for the 3.5mm jack, an adapter would kill the effects of a balanced sound.

However, I'm wondering if it's theoretically possible for there to be a USB A or USB C to 4.4mm balanced pentaconn, just like Audioquest does with their usb dacs? There's a usb C to 2.5mm balanced dongle: https://www.amazon.com/iBasso-Audio-Balanced-DC01-Products】【Ships/dp/B07X2J9F1C, but I don't see anything for the 4.4mm. In the above linked product, is that still balanced output?

Much thanks :)
 
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Just to be clear, if you want the benefits of balanced, the only way is to connect it to a balanced source?

For someone who wants as minimal of a setup as possible, I know there's the iFi Zen DAC, but I was wondering if a dongle would be feasible. What I'm hearing is that at least for the 3.5mm jack, an adapter would kill the effects of a balanced sound.

However, I'm wondering if it's theoretically possible for there to be a USB A or USB C to 4.4mm balanced pentaconn, just like Audioquest does with their usb dacs? There's a usb C to 2.5mm balanced dongle: https://www.amazon.com/iBasso-Audio-Balanced-DC01-Products】【Ships/dp/B07X2J9F1C, but I don't see anything for the 4.4mm. In the above linked product, is that still balanced output?

Much thanks :)
That is correct. With the ground wires being grounded together it means it’s single ended only. The other part is that the balanced jack you plug into is using two dac chips instead of just one like with a single ended set up. FiiO has a diagram showing how they wire their dac chips to each jack.

You probably won’t see anything in 4.4mm for a bit. While I think the 4.4mm pentaconn connector is fantastic, it’s not as cheap to get the jack as say a 2.5mm jack. The 4.4mm connector is still fairly fresh and companies are slowly switching to it. Also the 2.5mm has been around way longer so it appeals to those of us who had old cables who don’t wanna buy a adapter to 4.4mm. We now have the ddhifi adapters. Before we had to usually buy interconnects made by the cable companies we used to make sure we had the exact cable material and no sound changes if an adapter had a cable between the connectors. For a lot of people the switch to 4.4 wasn’t worth it back then but much better now.
 
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