This does not work well with SENNHEISER HD555 or any other 6.3mm jacks, which is standard for higher quality headphones. I've tried multiple headphone jacks and neither fit. it is lose and causes horrible white noise and frankly is unsable for anything other than just HEARING stuff, which it does do, just with a very annoying screechy noise attached to hearing everything.
I know for absolute sure it's because of how lose it is. I can slighly jiggle the jack and hear the noise change exactly the way/pattern I move it. No question it's this jack.
I would never buy this again and now do not know if I should buy from monoprice. I love them, but I can't trust their products to work the way they should be intended to work.
PROS: It is very durable. It looks nice and is heavy, it looks like a high quality jack.
It sorta works.
CONS: Well the sound quality is bad because it is very loose. My jack, which is a standard - SENNHEISER HD555 1/4" (6.3mm) just does not fit properly and is lose. This causes a CONSTANT white noise that is very distracting, and frankly unusable for any type of audio sensitive work.
This is a simple widget with singular purpose: allow me to connect headphones with a larger jack into a smaller socket. This requires very simple analog signal engineering. Needless to say, this item worked perfectly out of the box and I'm able to enjoy my cans once again. The price makes this an easier buy and a quicker fix than ordering new headphone cables.
PROS: Fit perfectly over my 1/4 inch headphone cables with no fear of the connection loosening Very cheap compared to something you'd buy at a brick and mortar store *cough*Radioshack*cough*
CONS: Adds a little bit of length to the jack overall which can make it more susceptible to pressure from accidental bending Not sure the gold connectors actually provide any benefit
Not much you can say about a connector - these work, and come in handy when someone shows up with an .mp3 player and wants to put it through your equipment. Best of all - these are dirt cheap, all metal with a grippy surface, and waaaay better quality than the plastic-y things I've bought at the local large-mart that fall apart almost instantly. Good deal.
CONS: The 3.5mm male plug is ever so slightly bent to one side. The jack itself isn't bent, but the connection between the adaptor and the jack is bent. This doesn't affect the functionality, but it doesn't look too nice.
I ordered three of these on the same order and all three were "non-working" (no signal from right channel). Unlike other adapters I've seen, these can't be disassembled, but if you peek in the "female" end of the adapter, there are some strips of metal which are the contacts. By prying the outermost (closest the opening) contact up a bit, less than an 1/8 of an inch, with a fine flat screwdriver, I was able to successfully fix all three. So, unless you a marginally handy, I would stay far away from these. The build quality is just okay, but based on my initial experience, I'm not very confident about the longevity/durability of these adapters.