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    Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    I normally use my iPod with a USB cable for my music. But I would like to use my phone (which has premium Spotify 320kbps songs) as a secondary if there is a song I want to play that I dont have in Spotify on my iPod. I was wondering if it's worth getting a nice 3.5mm male to male cable, or if I should get a cheap one. Is there much of a difference?

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    Re: Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    The cheap cables have less protection, meaning repeated bending at the connectors will cause the wire to break internally. This is the only reason I have ever come across as justification for spending a bit more money. However, you can get a nice 3.5 mm stereo aux cable on Monoprice.com for under $5.




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    Re: Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    In my experience you dont want the cheapest cables but no need to spend 30 on one either. Look at a local music store or electronics shop and look for one with a good strain relief and a little heavier construction.




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    Re: Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    @tommydh ; @trumpet ; I bought a nice looking 3' Monster cable at Best Buy for $20. Sounds alright.




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    Re: Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjv13 View Post
    @tommydh ; @trumpet ; I bought a nice looking 3' Monster cable at Best Buy for $20. Sounds alright.
    Monster products are expensive only because of the name, not the quality.

    I would've went with a different brand, especially for $20.




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    Re: Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    lol, the cheap ones will send the same signal the higher priced ones will.. Only diff is the name, and maybe the jacket feels thicker...No need to spend more then $5-10 on any set




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    Re: Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    My $3 one from Walmart works fine... Of course, I'm usually using my iPhone sync cable anyway.




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    Re: Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by FamousMassacre View Post
    Monster products are expensive only because of the name, not the quality.

    I would've went with a different brand, especially for $20.
    Return it They ripped you off you can get the no name one at Target for half that




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    Re: Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    If your anything like me you lose them after awhile anyway or they get ranover by the seat




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    Re: Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    Here's an example of how much money you can save and still get a great quality cable. For only $2.51 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 6ft Designed for Mobile 3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Stereo Male (Gold Plated) - White

    Be patient and don't believe the hype on the package.




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    Re: Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    ok. I shall return it tomorrow. It does look nice though




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    Re: Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    You should be able to turn on usb storage device on your phone and use a usb cable.




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    Re: Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjv13 View Post
    @tommydh ; @trumpet ; I bought a nice looking 3' Monster cable at Best Buy for $20. Sounds alright.
    I have that cable. I only ought it cuz I was tired of buying a new cheap one repeatedly, it's good quality, and a lifetime replacement warranty if it breaks....that's always a plus



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    Re: Are more expensive 3.5mm cables worth it?

    pretty much what everyone has said dont get the cheapest but no need to spend a lot of money. The only problem Ive ever had is that after a year or two the cord breaks down.. like if it swivles in the connection their is alot of static not really sure how to expain it but I would go for one with gold ends and a nice thick jacket on it just for durability. I bought a 39 cent one once and used it in my HT set up... it had noise... but then again it was 39 cents.. I would also advise against monster take that **** back! If youre buying anything from best buy that isnt an appliance or T.V. youre spending too much




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