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1/8" Stereo Phone Plug (2-Pack)

Model:

274-284

 | Catalog #: 274-284
Price:
$4.49
$4.49

 

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Product Summary

Fast and simple connections.

Make a solid audio connection with this 1/8" phone plug.

  • 1/8"-diameter
  • 3-conductor
  • Mini-size
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  • 1/8-inch Phone plug (2)
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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RadioShack1/8"" Stereo Phone Plug (2-Pack)
 
2.2

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

32%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good length (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Inconsistent signal (8)
  • Wears easily (7)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8), Power user (8), Casual user (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (18)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Reviewed by 20 customers

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Complete Junk

    By Ricky

    from Bristol CT

    About Me Power User

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack 1/8"" Stereo Phone Plug (2-Pack):

          I have had trouble with Shack components quality before but it is the only place near me to get such things so I thought I would try it again. FYI I am electronic tech and have been trained to solder by NASA certified techs. The internal plastic of the connector is so a low temp plastic that it is almost impossible to solder to it with out melting the connector and destroying it.
          If you are a trained tech, have an excellent soldering iron and excellent vision, you might get it. Otherwise you hobbyists don't bother. I resorted to splicing two cables together to get the length with the ends I needed.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great item

          By Have tech

          from Herrin,il

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance
          • Good Length
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about RadioShack 1/8"" Stereo Phone Plug (2-Pack):

            Great connector I see most people like it it's the ones whose plastic melted really may not know exactly how to use it. I recommend using a low wattage soldering iron, smallest diameter solder w/ rosin core, and short heat up time. Remember your melting solder the rosin core cleans the connection. Overheating of any connector can happen. Use small work times don't just hold the iron on it very long. Tin your connections both wire and connector it won't take as much time to heat up both when they are pre-tinned together. Using heat shrink tubing on the strain relief to give it extra strength (I did due to my daughter is rough on them). If you not sure about how to do it properly check YouTube.

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

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worked well

            By Nate

            from Utah

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Personal Electronics

                Comments about RadioShack 1/8"" Stereo Phone Plug (2-Pack):

                I read a lot of bad reviews so I was worried about this. I tested the connections with an ohm meter before soldered it and they were all good. Tinned the wire and terminals before soldering them and it went together fine. I did have to use some heat shrink tubbing to keep the wire tight in the strain relife, but otherwise it worked perfectly. Saved me $30 on new headphones.

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

                (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Plastic melts, left has bad connection

                By JC118899

                from Indiana

                About Me Power User

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Bulky
                  • Inconsistent Signal
                  • No Performance Increase
                  • Plastic melts
                  • Wears Easily

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RadioShack 1/8"" Stereo Phone Plug (2-Pack):

                    I needed a jack to repair my earbuds as it's original jack no longer received a connection.
                    I got this jack and got ready to wire it up, then I didn't know which wire went to what pins. Luckily the employees at the store I bought it from knew and gave me the advice I needed when I called as there were no instructions that came with this.

                    On both of the jacks I used I got the right earbud to work fine no problems, but the left earbud never had a good connection I would get static sound no matter what I did. Also when the plastic melted on the first jack, the right earbud, which was fine, got very faint, yet the solder connection was good as there was great sound before.

                    Also the plastic melted quickly, faster than hot glue! and the left earbud pin fell out of the first jack I used.

                    For the other jack it just refused to get a good connection! The right had sound but had it's fair share of static and the left wouldn't work at all.

                    This was designed by a bunch of idiots who have never used their own product. Who puts low temp plastic on something that's going to be soldered on? This design flaw caused many problems. Also they should have had a better connections to the pin, especially for left sound as it never had a worthy connection.

                    What a piece of junk.

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

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Replace Original Bose Noise Cancel Plug

                    By Charles DeGaulle

                    from Paris, FR

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Good Length
                    • Large enough to work on
                    • Seems stout enough

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RadioShack 1/8"" Stereo Phone Plug (2-Pack):

                        Original Bose Quiet Comfort plug pulled apart from the wire. Solder 3 wires. Green to L, Red to R, Copper to center Ground. I used fingernail clippers to trim the wires and fibers. Needlenose pliers necessary, smaller is better. Earlier comment regarding small solder and iron is good advice. Also used ViseGrip to hold plug vertical while I worked. After crimping the ground flange to the insulated wire to hold in place, I also tied an overhand knot to rest inside the black cover and take stress off the crimp. It works and seems stout enough. Ergonomically better than original. Sound quality seems as good as original.

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

                        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        No solid connection to

                        By Warren

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Faulty tip connection
                          • No Performance Increase

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about RadioShack 1/8"" Stereo Phone Plug (2-Pack):

                            Problem is problematic connection from the connector tip to its solder lug. Amazing such a problem could exist. These things have only been made for like 50 years, and it ain't rocked science. The way around it is to solder the lug to the tip post manually. Takes a lot of heat.

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

                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Poor connection

                            By Peter

                            from VA

                            About Me Casual User

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about RadioShack 1/8"" Stereo Phone Plug (2-Pack):

                                  2 of 2 Units purchased were lacking a 0 Ohm resistance connection from the Tip to the tip solder terminal.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Broke after the first day

                                  By Thomas

                                  from Georgia

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • None

                                  Cons

                                  • BREAKS

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Garbage

                                  Comments about RadioShack 1/8"" Stereo Phone Plug (2-Pack):

                                  soldering the connections was very easy but the insulation between the ground and the ring connection broke/fell out. Very loose connections inside th jack. Would not buy again.

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

                                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Intermittant Tip Connection

                                  By DC

                                  from Iowa

                                  About Me Enthusiast

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Inconsistent Signal

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about RadioShack 1/8"" Stereo Phone Plug (2-Pack):

                                      2 of 6 Units purchased were lacking a 0 Ohm resistance connection from the Tip to the tip solder terminal.
                                      Soldered the tip pin directly to it's terminal to finally use.
                                      Soldering difficult without cleaning and scapeing of ALL terminal surfaces for reasonable solder adhesion.
                                      Recommend additionally, use of solder paste be applied for better solder flow on ALL terminals after cleaning terminals as indicated above.

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

                                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Not Up to Radio Shack Quality Standards

                                      By Ed

                                      from Coronado, CA

                                      About Me Power User

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Inconsistent Signal
                                        • Wears Easily

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about RadioShack 1/8"" Stereo Phone Plug (2-Pack):

                                          I have now gone through six of these plugs with the following results:

                                          Two - inconsistant connection between tip and its solder terminal due to lack of contact at the rear of shaft

                                          Two - terminal for the ring rotates to touch the shaft when you screw the cover back on to the plug.

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

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