Does the 2 pole or 4 pole 3.5mm jack make a difference? I'm buying an extension cable.
May 18, 2015 at 6:44 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

comfortPlox

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Hi,
 
I am purchasing an extension cable 6 inches long for my earphones. Alot of extension cables are using 3.5mm 4 pole male. I think my current earphones have 2 poles. Will the 4 pole extension work fine? I just want to make sure I won't lose any sound quality or anything.
 
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May 18, 2015 at 7:01 PM Post #2 of 7

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Your earphones most likely have 3 poles, L, R, and ground. If they have a microphone or buttons for controlling your phone then they are probably 4 pole. 4 poll might work, but its not difficult to find a regular 3 poll extension which should probably be cheaper.
 
May 18, 2015 at 8:46 PM Post #4 of 7

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Search for a 3.5mm TRS extension cable.
 
http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-3-5mm-Stereo-Plug-Cable/dp/B003NN1XZM
http://www.amazon.com/3-5MM-Mini-Stereo-Extension-Cable/dp/B004EL9ZWA
 
May 18, 2015 at 9:25 PM Post #5 of 7

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^ Thanks they are there on Amazon, but they are so long. I need it to be 6 inches. At the moment I found a 9 inch 3 pole for $11 and a 6 inch 4 pole for $7. I'm looking to buy either one. Will the 4 pole make a difference over the 3 pole?
 
May 19, 2015 at 3:29 AM Post #7 of 7

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Well my earphones have a straight plug with weak strain relief. I just need a short extension so that I pull it from the extension cable rather than the cable itself. It doesn't have detachable cables so if I ruin the cable, I ruin the earphones...
 

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