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Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones

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42-2559

 | Catalog #: 42-2559
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  • Adapts 1/8" stereo plug to fit 1/8" mono jack
  • 1/8" stereo plug to fit 1/4" stereo jack
  • 1/4" stereo plug to fit 1/8" stereo jack
  • Two 1/8" stereo plugs to fit 1/8" stereo jack

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Product Summary

Calling all joggers!

This eight-inch cord with in-line attenuating volume control was designed for use with lightweight stereo headphones. Gold plating reduces corrosion, substantially reducing signal loss and ensuring maximum performance.

  • 24-karat, gold-plated, high-performance contacts
  • 1/8" right-angle stereo phone plug to 1/8" stereo phone jack, cable is 8" long
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  • Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones 1/8" right-angle stereo phone plug to 1/8" stereo phone jack
 

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  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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RadioShackGold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones
 
3.5

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (12)
  • Compact (10)
  • Durable (8)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Good value (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (6)
  • Poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Portable devices (16)
  • Travel (9)
  • Music (8)
  • With my computer (7)
  • Home audio (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Audiophile (6), Gear head (6), Traveler (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 24 customers

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1.0

Gold-Plated fragile cash extractor

By Neal the staffer

from Columbus OH

About Me Audiophile

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction
  • Poor Value
  • Used To In Headphones

Best Uses

  • Brief Use Then Discard

Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones:

Radioshack used to have inline volume controls as part of their headphones. Then they took that out and you have to buy this little wonder which is made with the thinnest possible copper "wire" and within a few weeks of use, the crackling and cutting out will have you back to buy another, and another...I would buy from other sources except reviews on many sites indicate that there are no high quality designs of this type of product. Reviews of comparable devices are universally dismal. Designed to be a non-durable device you continuously have to re-purchase.

  • Primary Use:
  • Listening to iPod
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Works Great

By will

from Chicago, IL

About Me Gear Head

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • Relaxing
    • Traveling
    • With My Computer
    • Working

    Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones:

    I don't like listening to music so loud that it hurts my ears. When I use headphones with my laptop it feels like the volume goes from mute to somewhat loud with no in-between.

    This device adds much more control for me. Now I can keep the volume much better controlled. Works great. Quality seems great as far as I can tell.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Only one I've ever found

    By Punchcard

    from Atlanta suburbs

    About Me Active Retired

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • Portable Devices
      • Relaxing
      • Traveling
      • With My Computer
      • Working
      • Working Out

      Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones:

      Short 8" stero cable with a male 90 degree connector on one end that fits nicely into my MP3 Player and a female connector on the other end like an extension cable with a volume wheel in the middle.

      Now I just unplug the cable from my car, headsets, earbuds, computer, stero and move on without taking the player out of it's case that is on my arm, laying on the seat, etc.

      Looked long and hard before I finally found this and love it even if it might not last forever.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      It's OK

      By Skime2

      from Folsom, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones:

            I have purchased 5-10 of these in my lifetime. They all break - it's just a matter of time. The "NEW" gold plated version is a just a money grab from Radio Shack. Plus, I now have to pull the plug halfway out of my iPod so that both R and L channels will play. If I plug it in all the way, only one channel plays, and I've tried this on an iPod, my phone, and my computer. It's annoying.

            • Primary Use:
            • Working out
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            The Only One Available Anywhere

            By Dave J

            from Andover, MA

            About Me Online Music Listener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Does the job

            Cons

            • Questionable Construction

            Best Uses

            • With My Computer

            Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones:

            Devices like this are nearly impossible to find "over the counter". I don't like sending away unless forced to. This headphone volume control is very small to the touch. That detracts somewhat from operating it. On my computer, it doesn't totally cut the volume, but it does what I need it to do _ control the volume. Radio shack was the only place in my area that had such a device. Therefore, it gets high marks just for being available.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works

            By cartographer

            from Maryland

            About Me Frequent Traveler

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Music
              • Portable Devices
              • Traveling
              • With My Computer
              • Working Out

              Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones:

              Works well for the job I bought it for...
              No complaints! Originally bought it to use at work to listen to my NOAA wx radio, because the volume control on it is not the best for just listening quietly at my desk, so for that its perfect. Since then, I take it to the gym and is handy for volume control through my phone with headphones instead of having to touch my phone while all sweaty!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Go Back To The Drawing Board

              By MrScrappyDoo

              from Worcester,Mass.

              About Me Frequent Traveler

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lenght

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction
              • Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Portable Devices
              • Relaxing
              • Traveling

              Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones:

              I tried it while still at Radio-Shack and even they could not get it to work so I tried another one and I'v used it three times and now my music breaks up.I think there is a loose wire inside the unit because I tried it with other ear buds and it does the same thing.I'm going to try the white one w/a long cord,it's a dollar more w/a diff manufacturer

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Good tool, but too expensive

              By Joe

              from Wilmongton, De

              About Me Gear Head

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Useful

              Cons

              • Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Music
              • Portable Devices

              Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones:

              I liked them when they were under $5, and I needed a volume control because my cell phone's audio jack was too loud. However, I can not bring myself to buy a [$] volume control for a $20 set of headphones.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing

              By Joe

              from Franklin Square, New York

              About Me Teenager

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Music
                • Traveling

                Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones:

                My friend had this ear phones and he let me try them. They really are awesome. My music sound great, it blocks out the out side noise. I love them in the car so I can tune out my little sister. Now some of my family members are going to get a pair. These are really great.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Just threw my second one away

                By Roger the sound tech

                from Colorado Springs, CO

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction
                • Poor Sound

                Best Uses

                • Portable Devices

                Comments about RadioShack Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones:

                This unit seems to always break one channel after a short time of use. Then you will get crackling and loss of audio. It's a shame because not many volume controls like this have short leads, and I record from line out with a long cable already and all I need is a pot in the circuit. It's not inexpensive, but it's made quite cheaply, as you'll see when you get it out of the package. Not up to usual RS standards.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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