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Low end. Cheap. Generic. Otherwise bang for buck cable thread!

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  1. Slater
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2019
  2. bogginhead
    I don't, man. I'm pretty much still a novice at this type of thing. I do happen to have a multimeter, though.
     
  3. hakuzen
  4. Slater
    The ‘shoulder’ is the metal shell part around the outside of the 2-pin plug (it usually has R or L stamped on it).

    He filed the metal away to expose more of the 2-pin part. If you look at the photo I posted, the flush one is on the left and the modded one is on the right. So now the one on the right fits IEMs with recessed sockets.
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2019
  5. hakuzen
    which source and output are you using, and which cables do you plan to use? there are some different configurations of pins in balanced connectors, depending of your gear.
    most usual is R- (tip), R+ (ring), L+ (ring2), L- (sleeve)
     
  6. hakuzen
    oh, yes, i remember it now. ok
     
  7. bogginhead
    Well, my source is a Shanling M3s using the 2.5mm balanced output. Cable for iem is the Linsoul "Pure" Gold and Silver cable (same one that has been available on (Mass)Drop recently. The adapter is one that was available on eBay; I believe it was made for some Sony gear. It's 8 core, with 8 silver strands of cable. I've already cut off the regular 3.5mm end; the other end is a 2.5mm TRRS female.
     
  8. bogginhead
    Here's a pic of the adapter (stock pic I found on Google; the regular 3.5mm end is going to be replaced with a 3.5mm TRRS). meijunter-4-4mm-female-to-3-5mm-male-zx300a-adapter-for-sony-pha-2a-ibasso-fiio-hi-449-500x500_0.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2019
  9. MadDane
  10. BadReligionPunk
    Anybody have a nice site on AE that has nice jacks? I need a few 3.5mm jacks and some 2.5mm balanced jacks, also a couple mmcx and 2 pin connecters.
     
  11. Staljo
  12. hakuzen
    nope.
    130, in my list is this:
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32952865240.html
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/32952957093.html
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/33001973013.html

    ok. so your source has two possible outputs. 2.5mm TRRS (common) balanced, and single end 3.5mm TRS, and you want to use balanced one.
    your adapter is usual 3.5 TRS male to 2.5mm TRRs female, to be able to use balanced ended cables (2.5mm TRRS) into single end outputs.
    now we need to know the plug of your cable. is it 3.5mm TRS, or 2.5mm TRRS?

    EDIT:
    if your cable ends in 2.5mm TRRs jack (balanced), you don't need any adapter to plug it into the 2.5mm TRRS output, because configuration of pins will be the same.
    if your cable ends in 3.5mm TRS jack (single end), you can't connect that one into balanced output (well, you could, by using an adapter, but the result signal wouldn't be balanced and there is risk to damaging the amplifier if the adapter is not right constructed, so better plug it into single end 3.5mm TRS output, you get better sound and not adapter required)
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2019
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  13. hakuzen
  14. bogginhead
    I'm actually only going to be using this adapter with the iFi Nano Black Label; it has a 3.5mm TRRS input. The cable I'll be using terminates in 2.5mm TRRS.
     
  15. krunchcrispy
    I am thinking on buying #70 or #165. I have a niceHck M6 which can be overwhelming and flabby bass, but I did get cable 151 (ISN 8) and that has tightened and cooled the bass nicely and really has let the M6's imaging and resolution shine. Would cable 70 or 165 be an upgrade and still tame the bass a bit?
     
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