Inline volume control

Discussion in 'Ask The Experts' started by justmusic, May 20, 2013.

  1. justmusic

    justmusic New Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Hi, I've done a search in the forums and drawn a blank...

    I'm looking to replace my AKG K319 earphones which have an inline slider volume control. Other than sound quality (!) my main criterion is to have a volume control on the cable - I'm not interested in remote track operation or a microphone. They will be used with a Nexus 4.

    The only ones I've found are the Sennheiser CX400s which have been around a while now. Are there any more recent models that have a slider volume control, or that are Android compatible - I thought the E10s had a volume control from the picture, but it seems not. Any pointers please? I'm hoping to spend around £40 but will go a bit higher if I find the right features.


    Last edited: May 20, 2013
  2. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

    Apr 28, 2010
    Hi Gary

    Putting a physical attenuator onto the cable drops the sound quality so manufacturers rarely do this anymore. You can get extension cables with a volume control - same thing will happen (loss in quality due to extra resistance of an inferior component inline) but you can avoid it when it isn't needed.

    Something like this.

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