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headphone extension lead

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by huwg, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. huwg

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    Hi,
    I'm looking for a headphone extension lead (non coiled) 3-5M to be used with Grado SR60's
    I know Grado do their own (£27 :eek: ), but can anyone recommend any cheaper alternatives?

    Thanks
     
  2. eviljohn2

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    Any electronics store should be able to sort you out, try Maplin or CPC. :)
     
  3. huwg

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    Thanks,
    I suppose it's just a case of getting a half decent one, rather than the ultra thin £1.99 jobbie that is often available.
     
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    You could always make one yourself if you ordered the parts and could find the hot end of a soldering iron. :)
     
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    Ah,
    that looks more like it.

    After spending lots on decent interconnects etc it seemed a shame to use a bit of wet string to plug a nice set of headphones in without going OTT on Grado's own make. :smashin:
     
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    Wow, glad I saw this post - I was looking for the exact same thing for my HD25BA's.

    One thing I just cannot find anywhere is a decent 6.3mm jack-3.5mm socket adaptor, as the HD25BAs unfortunately come with a 3.5mm jack. Does anyone know where I can find a decent adaptor? I can only find cheap ones like this on ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5819930181&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

    Or should I just get one of those, will it make much difference to sound quality?
     
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    I got one of these and its suprisingly good (Not the one in the pic)

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=11425&doy=5m11

    I believe they're nickel, not gold, and the cable is 2 seperate wires running side by side covered in black plastic. Reasonably thick cable and reasonable looking connectors.

    Work well with my shure e2c, havent tried anything else though
     
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    I ended up buying the Neutrik/van damme cable from Robert Schofield,
    very solid and chunky, a bargain when you look as the price of the neutrik connectors.
     

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