Premium Auxiliary Stereo 3.5mm Audio Jack (Male to Male Gold Plated) 99p Delivered @ Amazon (sold / dispatched from Betron)
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Premium Auxiliary Stereo 3.5mm Audio Jack (Male to Male Gold Plated) 99p Delivered @ Amazon (sold / dispatched from Betron)

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Found 11th Sep 2017
Husband asked me to find him a 3.5mm audio jack, came across this for 99p delivered at Amazon, I've had a quick look & could find nothing cheaper & the other items they sell seem to have decent reviews, so thought it worth a punt since it has 1 Year Warranty for Manufacturing defects and 30 day money back guarantee


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1.2 Meter wire. 45 degree connector. Gold-plated connectors and pure copper inside cable ensure reliability and reduce signal loss & they look shiny


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dozstanford33 s ago

As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device …As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device on the cable, per meter. This statement is not a given and can vary by device but is a general rule that can be applied to A/V equipment, obviously price is not always a valid indicator of quality and there are some bad expensive cables and some good but following the 10% rule sure ensure you get the best from your device.


Sorry but.... lol.
dozstanford21 m ago

As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device …As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device on the cable, per meter. This statement is not a given and can vary by device but is a general rule that can be applied to A/V equipment, obviously price is not always a valid indicator of quality and there are some bad expensive cables and some good cheap cables but following the 10% rule should ensure you get the best from your device.


I read some nonsense on here before but this is up there with the best
dozstanford25 m ago

Then why buy a £500 amp, why just buy a £50 one, after all it's just a m …Then why buy a £500 amp, why just buy a £50 one, after all it's just a metal box isn't it


I don't normally get involved in these sorts of conversations and no doubt I'll regret this but here goes...

People do say spend X % of your budget on cables. Those people are in the business of promoting cables. Hifi mags say it because they are sponsored. Sales assistants say it because they make money selling cables.

Generally, people make these claims over speaker cable or interconnects, not 3.5mm leads.

Laws of physics say that sure, cables have different qualities (such as silver v copper for conductance, or even x-sectional area giving difference), but those differences are not audibly measurable (often not measurable at all) other than one cable maybe being louder than another - which in itself is psychologically perceived as sounding better, but is only a difference in volume. Its ok to spend a bit more money, if it gets you something more robust, or meets your installation requirement better (e.g. flat cable, or even cable that is aesthetically pleasing), but honestly, there is no audible reason to spend money on cable. If one cable sounds bad, it's likely defective.

If you want to spend more, and it makes you happy to do so, great. But don't encourage others to, please.
dozstanford3 m ago

So you would pair a 99p cable up with a £500 amp then ?


It's a cable, with a bit of metal in it, so yeah!!!
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Your husband will be disappointed. This is a jack plug, the jack is a socket.
Are these ok for an echodot to an amp or speaker?
ro53ben9 m ago

Your husband will be disappointed. This is a jack plug, the jack is a …Your husband will be disappointed. This is a jack plug, the jack is a socket.

What do you mean by socket
Nope, looks like 2 male plugs to me.
Can't see how long it is? I'm after a short one for my chrome cast audio.
livid_chimp4 m ago

Can't see how long it is? I'm after a short one for my chrome cast audio.


It says they're 1.2m.
livid_chimp4 m ago

Can't see how long it is? I'm after a short one for my chrome cast audio.

It is 1.2m
shadowfall27 m ago

What do you mean by socket


A socket is what you put the plug into.
I've bought some of their other braided cables before and they were pretty good quality.
Never seen any cables with a plug at 45 degree angle before. Is it likely to put a strain on the socket and/or the cable?
dozstanford33 s ago

As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device …As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device on the cable, per meter. This statement is not a given and can vary by device but is a general rule that can be applied to A/V equipment, obviously price is not always a valid indicator of quality and there are some bad expensive cables and some good but following the 10% rule sure ensure you get the best from your device.


Sorry but.... lol.
dozstanford3 m ago

So you would pair a 99p cable up with a £500 amp then ?


It's a cable, with a bit of metal in it, so yeah!!!
This is the type of lead you'd use to connect an MP3 player (without Bluetooth) to a Bluetooth speaker.

A lead with a plug on one end and a socket on the other can be used as an extension lead for headphones.
dozstanford21 m ago

As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device …As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device on the cable, per meter. This statement is not a given and can vary by device but is a general rule that can be applied to A/V equipment, obviously price is not always a valid indicator of quality and there are some bad expensive cables and some good cheap cables but following the 10% rule should ensure you get the best from your device.


I read some nonsense on here before but this is up there with the best
Betron stuff seems good quality and value but their incessant demands for feedback is very annoying. I nearly gave them some, and it wouldn't have been five stars.
dozstanford17 m ago

Then why buy a £500 amp, why just buy a £50 one, after all it's just a m …Then why buy a £500 amp, why just buy a £50 one, after all it's just a metal box isn't it


No, there's a lot more expertise and equipment in the amp than the cable. Sorry, but what goes into your £50 cable to make it worthwhile?
M0RPH34 m ago

It's a cable, with a bit of metal in it, so yeah!!!



Flex 13amp mains cable is good for hi-fi speakers.

Can't for the life of me why I need this cable but at this price it's screaming at me, Buy me.
Drat just did, damn you HUKD.
Edited by: "morrig" 11th Sep 2017
dozstanford34 m ago

As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device …As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device on the cable, per meter. This statement is not a given and can vary by device but is a general rule that can be applied to A/V equipment, obviously price is not always a valid indicator of quality and there are some bad expensive cables and some good cheap cables but following the 10% rule should ensure you get the best from your device.


So I should spend £2000 on a cable for my car??
dozstanford25 m ago

Then why buy a £500 amp, why just buy a £50 one, after all it's just a m …Then why buy a £500 amp, why just buy a £50 one, after all it's just a metal box isn't it


I don't normally get involved in these sorts of conversations and no doubt I'll regret this but here goes...

People do say spend X % of your budget on cables. Those people are in the business of promoting cables. Hifi mags say it because they are sponsored. Sales assistants say it because they make money selling cables.

Generally, people make these claims over speaker cable or interconnects, not 3.5mm leads.

Laws of physics say that sure, cables have different qualities (such as silver v copper for conductance, or even x-sectional area giving difference), but those differences are not audibly measurable (often not measurable at all) other than one cable maybe being louder than another - which in itself is psychologically perceived as sounding better, but is only a difference in volume. Its ok to spend a bit more money, if it gets you something more robust, or meets your installation requirement better (e.g. flat cable, or even cable that is aesthetically pleasing), but honestly, there is no audible reason to spend money on cable. If one cable sounds bad, it's likely defective.

If you want to spend more, and it makes you happy to do so, great. But don't encourage others to, please.
dozstanford39 m ago

So you would pair a 99p cable up with a £500 amp then ?


Are you really suggesting I should have spent £150 on the 3 metre long cable for my £500 amp? Good heavens.
dozstanford41 m ago

As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device …As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device on the cable, per meter. This statement is not a given and can vary by device but is a general rule that can be applied to A/V equipment, obviously price is not always a valid indicator of quality and there are some bad expensive cables and some good cheap cables but following the 10% rule should ensure you get the best from your device.



dozstanford27 m ago

Then why buy a £500 amp, why just buy a £50 one, after all it's just a m …Then why buy a £500 amp, why just buy a £50 one, after all it's just a metal box isn't it



Usually sequels aren't as good as the original. Not here.
I bought the cheap speaker cables from richer sounds, and when I had the money, I ourchased the more expensive ones, the cheap cables did not exceed what was required from them electrically, so it was a good comparison.

The expensive cable was definitely better, however I think it would be wasted for most. For example if your sound source isnt good, or too compressed then there will.be no benefit.

However for those who do have an excellent source file, excellent DAC, excellent amp and excellent speakers .

And your ears can tell the difference.

(That's a lot of requirements)
Then you will certainly benefit from good cables.
However that's a very small set of people.
But we do exist I can assure you!
Edited by: "polarbaba" 11th Sep 2017
polarbaba12 m ago

I bought the cheap speaker cables from richer sounds, and when I had the …I bought the cheap speaker cables from richer sounds, and when I had the money, I ourchased the more expensive ones, the cheap cables did not exceed what was required from them electrically, so it was a good comparison.The expensive cable was definitely better, however I think it would be wasted for most. For example if your sound source isnt good, or too compressed then there will.be no benefit.However for those who do have an excellent source file, excellent DAC, excellent amp and excellent speakers .And your ears can tell the difference.(That's a lot of requirements)Then you will certainly benefit from good cables.However that's a very small set of people.But we do exist I can assure you!



This isn't speaker cable.


How much did you spend per metre eventually?
Edited by: "rev6" 11th Sep 2017
I used to work for Comet and sell £70 monster cables, pushing them all the way because I used to get £7.00 for every sold. Realistically they were not much better than £4.99 cables on ebay
Dodge621 h, 6 m ago

Betron stuff seems good quality and value but their incessant demands for …Betron stuff seems good quality and value but their incessant demands for feedback is very annoying. I nearly gave them some, and it wouldn't have been five stars.




Many places do this. It doesn't bother me too much. Reviews help us all in the long run.
Hopefully good enough for my kids Bluetooth headphones when they can't be bothered to charge them up and are deseprate to use them!
fleetingmind20 m ago

Hopefully good enough for my kids Bluetooth headphones when they can't be …Hopefully good enough for my kids Bluetooth headphones when they can't be bothered to charge them up and are deseprate to use them!




It'll do fine.
fleetingmind37 m ago

Hopefully good enough for my kids Bluetooth headphones when they can't be …Hopefully good enough for my kids Bluetooth headphones when they can't be bothered to charge them up and are deseprate to use them!

rev616 m ago

It'll do fine.


Are you sure it's the right cable for the job? I thought bluetooth (BT) headphones come with some sort of USB-based charger & cable, no? Or, does it depend on the make & model? Never having owned BT headphones myself...
Crossbow4 m ago

Are you sure it's the right cable for the job? I thought bluetooth (BT) …Are you sure it's the right cable for the job? I thought bluetooth (BT) headphones come with some sort of USB-based charger & cable, no? Or, does it depend on the make & model? Never having owned BT headphones myself...

A lot of the BT headphones (that I've come across) have the micro USB slot for charging and a separate jack socket to use a cable with it when the battery runs out.
Crossbow11 m ago

Are you sure it's the right cable for the job? I thought bluetooth (BT) …Are you sure it's the right cable for the job? I thought bluetooth (BT) headphones come with some sort of USB-based charger & cable, no? Or, does it depend on the make & model? Never having owned BT headphones myself...



As above. Usually headsets work via USB not Bluetooth headphones. Got a link to the headphones?
fleetingmind12 m ago

....and a separate jack socket to use a cable with it when the battery …....and a separate jack socket to use a cable with it when the battery runs out.


Sorry, ignore me. I initially thought you were buying these to charge the headphones with
rev65 m ago

As above. Usually headsets work via USB not Bluetooth headphones. Got a …As above. Usually headsets work via USB not Bluetooth headphones. Got a link to the headphones?


But as rev6 says, even for your intended usage, it might depend on the headphones themselves.
dozstanford2 h, 47 m ago

As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device …As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device on the cable, per meter. This statement is not a given and can vary by device but is a general rule that can be applied to A/V equipment, obviously price is not always a valid indicator of quality and there are some bad expensive cables and some good cheap cables but following the 10% rule should ensure you get the best from your device.


Sounds like something an employee at pc world / currys would come out with. Utter waffle
pinkleponkle4 m ago

Sounds like something an employee at pc world / currys would come out …Sounds like something an employee at pc world / currys would come out with. Utter waffle




Eating waffles while looking around their store. That's a good idea.
dozstanford2 h, 56 m ago

As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device …As a rule of thumb you should spend aprox 10% of the value of the device on the cable, per meter. This statement is not a given and can vary by device but is a general rule that can be applied to A/V equipment, obviously price is not always a valid indicator of quality and there are some bad expensive cables and some good cheap cables but following the 10% rule should ensure you get the best from your device.



I bet you work for Currys
rev63 h, 3 m ago

This isn't speaker cable.How much did you spend per metre eventually?

Was replying to the flex cord post.
Spent around a tenner a metre ( reduced from 30 - special offer) whilst I would never have spent 30, 10 was acceptable. I am not susceptible to sales crap and too much from audio reviewers/ reviews as I am an electronics engineer by training who is also an audio enthusiast and use my own ears to decide if it sounds good to my ears. Although I will concede that some people will have different tastes and some can't tell any difference anyway. So there quite some tolerances/ difference that should be accounted for.

Also some people will be more discerning as they listen more and learn, as I learnt from my children.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 11th Sep 2017
I once started a sentence with "as a rule of thumb" but only once, and I never did it again.
Jesus Christ some of the advice on here
Don't need one really.

Ordered!
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