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Offline dflee

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A nice little improvement
« on: January 11, 2017, 06:33:38 PM »
Since working at home I've been sentenced to headphone duty through my lap top. Was using a 1/8th to 2/4 adapter and really did not like the sound. Got the Cardas adapter and it made an incredible improvement. Best $24 I've spent in a while. Anybody else try this adapter?

Offline sleepyguy24

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Re: A nice little improvement
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 02:32:58 PM »
Hi

Was it this adapter?

https://www.headphone.com/products/cardas-14-to-18-adaptor



If so I had so so results with it. I think the contacts at the laptop side got pinched impacting the sound.

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Re: A nice little improvement
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 03:23:15 PM »
Yup.

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Re: A nice little improvement
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 03:29:59 PM »
Did you come up with something better?

Offline sleepyguy24

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Re: A nice little improvement
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 08:36:38 AM »
Morning

Here is what I ended up using as my friend had an extra one to spare.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/262743199888?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true

Much simpler for me. As for SQ it was hard for me to determine as the Cardas cable I had was problematic. Definitely easier to use for me.

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Re: A nice little improvement
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 02:56:30 PM »
One of those gold metal adapters came with my AKG 701. I've been happy with it, it's gold plated brass. But maybe I don't know what I'm missing? :thumb:

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Re: A nice little improvement
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017, 03:52:25 PM »
Funny how things work. Went the opposite way for me. Tho mine may not have been as good as the one you have.