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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Great cord - if it's NOT for MacBook Air
Excellent little cord! It plugs in nicely to my Shure microphone. The only thing I would warn all of you buyers: the new Apple MacBook Air CANNOT RECEIVE INPUT VIA THE HEADPHONE JACK. So, if you own a MacBook Air (like I do), you will need to buy a USB converter. I happened to have one lying around the house. The only downside to this is that the more converters you have, usually the more static. But, it's the only way I've found it works, and the sound quality is still pretty darn good. I have, however, tried it in my dad's MacBook Pro, which has input via the headphone jack, and the sound quality is amazing. If you A) have a macbook pro, or anything that receives input via headphone jack, or B) don't mind using a usb converter, I strongly suggest you click "add to cart"!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
This XLR to 1/8-inch cable worked perfectly for my needs, and saved me quite a bit of money. My task at hand was to use my HTC Incredible 2 Android smartphone with a high-end Shure microphone to record some audio books. This cable was pretty much exactly what I needed. Due to some interesting assumptions made by the phone, I had to "jump start" the Android OS into thinking I had a headset with microphone, but once the OS was happy, so was I. The recordings came out exceedingly clear.
As with any low-level, mic-level signal, be sure to avoid running the cable along side of any AC power cords or you may introduce a bit of 60 Hz hum. There may be professionally shielded cables for five times the price, but if you're reasonably careful about isolating low-level cables (like this one) from noisy power cords, you'll be fine.
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Well-constructed, works just peachy!
By Chris Radloff
I'm not a techie by any means and often get tangled up trying to get my iPhone to play through my headphones, but this cord seems to be well-constructed and of good quality. I would recommend this product without reservation. I haven't had any issues with the cord itself, and would give the product a full five stars but for one problem - and that may very well be user error...
I've got my bass guitar plugged into a rolls PM351 Personal Monitor Station, with an input coming from either my computer or an iPhone, a mixed output to a set of earbuds, and my instrument going through the GLS cable to my iMac's audio input. When I record (using Adobe Audition) the signal from my bass is very weak. That's my only problem with the cord, and, again, it's probably NOT the cord, but rather the way I'm using it that's the issue - I'm just not smart enough to know exactly what's going on.