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Old 12th May 2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default 3.5mm extension for quality headphones?

hey all

just wondering if i would notice reduced quality audio if i were to use a generic 3.5mm extension cable for my earphones running off my iphone?
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Old 12th May 2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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I use a $5.00 extension for my AD700's as my cheap 2.0 speakers don't have headphone out and it works fine, I tried the headphone out on my PC case but it must be unshielded as there's a horrible feedback noise which is why I don't use it.

So short answer, it'll be fine.
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Old 12th May 2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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No, the iPhone will almost definitely be the weak link unless it's cable made from sticks.
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Old 12th May 2012, 10:32 PM   #4
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Just get something of ok thickness and build quality to ensure it doesn't fall apart on you.

I usually eBay my cables, look for something with of good thickness, i like my sleeving too!
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Old 12th May 2012, 10:45 PM   #5
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how does this look?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1m-3-5mm-...item41652bf729
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Old 13th May 2012, 8:57 AM   #6
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Would do the job. It doesn't have any strain releif near the jack, just like the iBuds, so its likely that the cable will rupture there at some stage.
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Old 13th May 2012, 9:46 AM   #7
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Since its so cheap, your best bet is to buy it, then use it, and see if you hear a difference.
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