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Short headphone cable - any need to worry about about gauge?

jon

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I've got a shiny new pair of Grados - they've got a 6.5mm jack and I'll normally be using them with a 3.5mm socket. I'm looking at something like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/3-5mm-6-35mm-Socket-Adapter-Cable/dp/B008LBF960/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385027590&sr=8-1&keywords=Pure+HQ+OFC+3.5mm+Jack+to+6.35mm

Looks thinner than the (v chunky) cable on the Grados...but I don't think wire gauge is an issue with a short headphone extension. Unless I'm missing some unusual feature of headphones?

 

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Unless you need the extra distance, you could just buy an adaptor socket to convert from 1/4 inch jack to 3.5mm. Wire gauge not very important, as the headphones run very low power.

 

jon

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Thanks - don't need the extra length, but looks weird to have a big adapter next to a dinky MP3 player :)

 

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Yes. Sometimes the biggest thing is the most suitable/most adequately appropriately sensitive.

 

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All of the best with finding out that enjoyable quality is better than measuring - big-little/overpriced-good value.

 

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