Which 1/8" adapter should I use?
Apr 18, 2002 at 10:45 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 19

Pepsione1

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I just recieved my Alessandro MS1 from Working Dog today. How exciting... but when I opened the box, I realized that they came with a 1/4" connector without any 1/8" adapter.

So I need to know which 1/8" adapter do I need? Does brand make any difference (since it does with interconnections). I think I will just run to Rat Shack real quick and pick one up for temporary usage before I find the right one (They do not sound good at all on my head right now because I am listening to my speakers with my MS1 on head.)
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Apr 18, 2002 at 10:54 PM Post #2 of 19

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I have the Grado adaptor (Headroom, $17). Not only does it work great sound-wise, there is less strain on the portable's headphone connection because it is a short cable..
 
Apr 18, 2002 at 11:40 PM Post #3 of 19

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HI:
When I had my grado 325s I had the same promblem. I could not use it with my mini disc or portable radio. So off to rat shack and got a gold end adapter and it worked find. But It does add a little more weight and size to the 1/4 inch plug. So DeanA might be right with the headroom one for it plugs into the 1/4 in plug and has a short wire mated to a mini plug and puts not extra strain on plug in. Here is the question? Are you in a hearry then rat shack, Or want to be carefull, then headroom.
 
Apr 18, 2002 at 11:53 PM Post #4 of 19

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I would also recommend the Grado adapter, especially since you have a (basically) Grado phone. As DeanA has pointed out, the fact that it is a actual cable vs. just an adaptor is a plus.
 
Apr 19, 2002 at 12:32 AM Post #7 of 19

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Quote:

Originally posted by Gluegun
Well, seeing as how the Radio Shack 1/4" to 1/8" adaptor *BROKE* my Total Airhead, I'd say that the $17 are worth it....


(gulp)

I think i may order one as well, the ratshack one does have a habit of getting stuck to the headphone jack.
 
Apr 19, 2002 at 12:33 AM Post #8 of 19

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Quote:

Originally posted by Pepsione1
But is it really worth that $17.00? Is it better in sound quality?


After going the cheap route, I've found out that in audio cables you get what you paid for. And this is a quality cable.
 
Apr 19, 2002 at 12:37 AM Post #9 of 19

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Considering most of the people here use fairly expensive equipment, something that costs $17 to get a little better quality but more importantly a durable cable to use is a pretty good investment.
 
Apr 19, 2002 at 1:28 AM Post #11 of 19

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Pepsi, your pm box is full....
 
Apr 19, 2002 at 1:50 AM Post #12 of 19

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Quote:

Originally posted by Pepsione1
Really, it broke your TA? Wow, I think I should order one right this moment. Thanks everyone.

Question still remains: Does it sound better? Just out of curiousity.


Edit: It does NOT effect the sound.
 

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