TRRS to TRS without Adapter
May 14, 2018 at 4:40 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

VickyLovesHeadphones

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This may be a dumb question, but I'd rather ask for a second opinion and confirm that no adapter is actually needed.

I have headphones with a balanced TRRS socket:
2_5mm%2BTRRS%2Bpinout%2BOppo%2BHiFiMan.jpg


Usually, I use a TRRS to 4-pin XLR cable to connect my headphones to a balanced amp.
However, my portable amp is single-ended, so I use a simple TRS to TRS cable:
2_5mm%2BTRS%2Bpinout_2.jpg


This works because both L- and R- of the TRRS are connected to the common G of the TRS.
- What are the disadvantages of this connection method?
- Is there a better way to connect balanced headphones to a single-ended amp?
 

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