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I'm looking for redundant conductors from the plug end... are there two sets of conductors going from the plug into into the splitter, one set for each branch, or is there an electrical junction in the splitter that joins one conductor set to both jacks? In other words, are the conductor sets electrically and physically joined at the plug or at the black plastic splitter?
Likely fine most of the time, but mine came with the L/R wired backwards and not shielded well for use from my computer. Bought another higher-end cable and it worked fine (L/R correct & static issue was gone).
These y cables are perfect for carrying audio from computers to receivers. I got a few extra, just because I find that I need them in all sorts of odd times. They are really well built and so much better than the old RadioShack versions we used to buy.
I bought this thing because I wanted to hear the music and sounds of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on my sound system and not my crappy TV speakers. I also wanted to be able to plug my phone in and listen to music on the same system. My receiver is so old that it has modes for VCR and Tape, so it obviously doesn't have any HDMI ports to run through. I thought by getting this that those problems would be solved.
What actually happened was that plugging it into my Nintendo Switch's headphone jack caused my whole sound system to buzz regardless of what mode the receiver was set to. Plugging it into my phone was also a miss because the end keeps popping out of the jack with the slightest movement. Plugging it into my TV's headphone jack somewhat works, but I'm sure there's quality loss going from Switch to TV to sound system.
PROS: Looks nice, cheap.
CONS: Incompatible with something dealing with the Nintendo Switch, awful 3.5mm end can't stay in phone.
Great quality cable, unsuitable for cellphone cases.
This cable is extremely well made and seemed to have good sound quality.
However, the 3.5" jack is a bit short, in fact if you take a close look at the photo you can see a small rim/rise around the base of the connector - this kept it from connecting all the way since I have a thin cellphone case around the jack on my phone.
Sadly, I can't use it for the intended purpose.
Side note: After a great deal of fiddling, I ended up trying the cable in another device only to have the left channel cut out. While the damage was almost certainly caused by me, there's a possible indication that the wires inside the cable are vulnerable to snapping with rough handing.
The barrels on the RCA plugs constantly need screwing back on and are also labelled incorrectly. The red RCA plug connects to the tip of the stereo plug and the white RCA connects to the ring, which is the opposite of how it should be.