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#1
Bargain! How long is it?
banned#2
Can't you buy similar from poundland or whatever they're called for half the price?

By the looks of things, most people will only be playing compressed music through it anyway.

Edited By: hotdealsuk on Jan 11, 2011 23:18
#3
I'd hope (for the original price) the Belkin one has a better build quality than a poundshop one. I've had a few that need to be wiggled and positioned just right, else there was lots of white noise. They were cheap and nasty.

Hot deal. Who in their right mind would pay full price for one of these? :D
#4
I paid about £12-13 for a cambridge audio one, its worth spending a bit of cash on cables if you have decent hifi kit, but at £2 you can't go wrong, belkin have upped their game over the years and their stuff is generally pretty good quality these days
banned#5
MonkeyG0D
I paid about £12-13 for a cambridge audio one, its worth spending a bit of cash on cables if you have decent hifi kit, but at £2 you can't go wrong, belkin have upped their game over the years and their stuff is generally pretty good quality these days


But aren't these cables designed to play compressed music, so surely the quality is already lost, and the user isn't interested in the "quality" of the output.
#6
hotdealsuk
MonkeyG0D
I paid about £12-13 for a cambridge audio one, its worth spending a bit of cash on cables if you have decent hifi kit, but at £2 you can't go wrong, belkin have upped their game over the years and their stuff is generally pretty good quality these days


But aren't these cables designed to play compressed music, so surely the quality is already lost, and the user isn't interested in the "quality" of the output.


So you compound it by adding another negative to the equation? Double trouble then and flawed logic imho. Not everyone use's 'lame' lossy codecs, some of us use lossless codecs like flac, ape, shorten ..etc
Unlike digital, analogue cables like this DO make a difference in sound quality which is noticeable if you have a half decent setup, bargain cable grab them while you can imho.

Edited By: Leftfield_2k2 on Jan 12, 2011 01:00
#7
These things were never worth £13!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-iPhone-Adapter-Cable-3-5mm/dp/B000ZZQAVI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1294795409&sr=1-1 [priced at £1.99 admittedly plus postage, but the 'goods' themselves under £2]

There are really some mugs in this world if you pay such a sum for a simple 3.5mm to dual phono, IMHO...

Edited By: Faythur on Jan 12, 2011 01:26
#8
Great price I could do with 3 packs for my bluray analogue 5.1 output.
#9
Good price for a good item... heat added.
#10
dcx_badass
Oh yeah ignore the compatability list this will work with anything with a 3.5mm Jack!

Cable is also known as 3.5mm to phono, or 3.5mm to rca.


From the picture, i'd say not.

Edited By: thesaint on Jan 12, 2011 08:41
#11
thesaint
dcx_badass
Oh yeah ignore the compatability list this will work with anything with a 3.5mm Jack!

Cable is also known as 3.5mm to phono, or 3.5mm to rca.


From the picture, i'd say not.


From the picture, I'd say yes??
OK, 3.5mm to 2x RCA Phono if you're being picky, but that's exactly what's in the photo! :-)
#12
s'all gud!
#13
Leftfield_2k2
So you compound it by adding another negative to the equation?
No you don't. You are a victim of marketing. If you ever did a proper double-blind test you would find out that you would not be able to tell any difference, whatever "set up" you have. But you have been convinced that they sound different by those who choose to make them look shiny and charge a lot of money for exactly the same thing, so they will to you even though the difference is nill. Double-blind tests and placebos in medical trials were conceived precisely to avoid test results being tainted by this self-delusion.

Edited By: pibpob on Jan 12, 2011 11:34
#14
MonkeyG0D
I paid about £12-13 for a cambridge audio one, its worth spending a bit of cash on cables if you have decent hifi kit, but at £2 you can't go wrong,
I'd say it's worth you doing a double-blind test to stop you wasting your money.
belkin have upped their game over the years and their stuff is generally pretty good quality these days
You mean Belkin have upped their prices to make you think they must be better, and have used some of the profit to hone their marketing machine.
1 Like #15
pibpob
Leftfield_2k2
So you compound it by adding another negative to the equation?
No you don't. You are a victim of marketing. If you ever did a proper double-blind test you would find out that you would not be able to tell any difference, whatever "set up" you have. But you have been convinced that they sound different by those who choose to make them look shiny and charge a lot of money for exactly the same thing, so they will to you even though the difference is nill. Double-blind tests and placebos in medical trials were conceived precisely to avoid test results being tainted by this self-delusion.

So a low quality poorly made cable with high resistance will have exactly the same effect on an analogue signal as a good quality well made OF Cable with low resistance? Please...... your talking utter garbage!
#16
Leftfield_2k2
So a low quality

How exactly? Sweeping assumption?
poorly made

Ditto.
cable with high resistance

Ditto, but also: so you know what resistance the cable will have compared with the impedance of the input you are connecting it to? Even if you make your cable out of resistance wire, it will be utterly insignificant. A sense of proportion is missing here.
will have exactly the same effect on an analogue signal as a good quality well made OF Cable with low resistance? Please...... your talking utter garbage!

Sorry - you are making the marketers rub their hands in glee. You have said absolutely nothing that demonstrates a sound reason why this cable should behave differently to any other. There are no facts at all in your arguments - merely woolly, unscientific, unsubstantiated claims.
dcx_badass
I'm glad we're debating whether a £1 (1m length?) generic cable is better than a £2 2m branded cable.
Such a valid argument.

You might be debating that - I'm not.



Edited By: pibpob on Jan 12, 2011 15:22
#17
pibpob
*snip*

How about you go perform that double blind test and make sure you use a big sample size then let us know the results.

Lookup giant tool while you're at it. :p

Edited By: megalomaniac on Jan 12, 2011 15:53
#18
Would you like to respond to my points?
1 Like #19
picked one up today, thanks OP, handy to have
1 Like #20
Got one from Nottingham store, but it was £3

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