3.5 Mm Stereo Cables
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3.5mm audio cableAs technology has advanced, so has the way we listen to music. We no longer have to listen to Walkman’s or vinyl but instead can listen to our music through our mobile phones or car radios. Although technology has developed to the point where we can do this wirelessly, many people still prefer to use cables to blast their music through some speakers.
When it comes to playing music from one device to another, you will require an audio lead. Some people may refer to these as aux cables. There are many different variations of audio cables and they are used in hundreds of industries around the world. 3.5mm audio cables are among one of the most common and can be seen to be used in mobile phone jacks.
Because there are so many different types of audio cable, this article will focus solely on 3.5mm cables, also known as “mini” audio cables. If you’re interested to learn more, continue to read this article.
What Are 3.5mm Audio Cables?
Audio cables have been used for years and were first used in telephone switch boards in the 19th century. They have come a long way and are now used for various tasks. The 3.5mm is on the smaller scale when it comes to audio cables and is used more with mobile devices and radio jacks. However, they are actually one of the most universal audio diameters you can get. They can be used with almost all audio equipment and are seen in all industries. Audio cables, in general, can be identified by their cylinder shape and small grooves to keep them in place. When it comes to contact points, they typically have 2, 3, 4 and sometimes 5. The most common versions include the TRS connectors, which stands for Tip, Rim and Sleeve. In terms of sizes, they can be as large as 6.35mm or as small as 2.5mm.
Other Uses of 3.5mm stereo cables
As well as simple phone and radio jacks, there are many different uses for the 3.5mm audio cable. As I have already mentioned, they are one of the more universal cables on the market and are used pretty much everywhere. Sometimes, they can even be used for something other than sounds. Here are a few alternative uses.
As well as sound, 3.5mm audio cables can also be used in video production. Of course, in this situation, the visual element of the video is not transferred through the cable.
Audio cables are used in video that requires sound. Although this is a common use, 3.5mm are only rarely used.
Again, with computers, sometimes you’re going to require sound. This is particularly true when you have external speakers. In order to connect the two together, you’ll need a standard 3.5mm audio cable. They can also be used with microphone systems and can be used for audio input. They may also have 3.5mm jacks for headphone use as well.
This is a fairly obvious one, but 3.5mm cables are often used with recording equipment. This is linked to the fact that microphone use relies on audio cables to function, especially when you’re using a laptop or computer.