6.3mm to 3.5mm adaptor question

Discussion in 'Cables, Power & Accessories' started by Soulwax, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Soulwax

    Soulwax Casual Listener

    Feb 13, 2011
    So I've been looking at some headphones for use with my laptop, but mainly with my iPod, with a frequency range of 5-40,000Hz.

    But the only headphones I can find have 6.3mm connection, will using a 3.5mm adaptor result in any loss of sound quality or frequency range?

    Also, if I'm using these with an iPod full of mp3 / whatever the Apple format is, is such a frequency range even necessary? I just want to get the best sound quality possible out of it.

  2. quadpatch

    quadpatch A Class

    Sep 5, 2012
    London, UK
    Technically any extra cables/connectors can't help the sound, but I have not noticed any issues using large>small or small>large adaptors.

    If you are curious about the frequency response you can hear from your headphones try out the ones you have with the first two samples on this website:

    The Ultimate Headphones Test

    Typically adult hearing is between 20hz-20khz, I tried mine and got a range between 10hz-16khz.

    The Denon AH-D2000 have a range between 5hz-45khz (not that you need it) and have a 3.5mm connector.

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