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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Great adapter for converting to XLR sound
I'm a legal videographer, so this review reflects using this product in depositions.
When recording legal video depositions, I've had an ongoing issue with how to properly record participants who join a deposition via video conference. My solution before was to put an XLR microphone near the speakers, which is a low-tech solution for this issue.
With this XLR adapter, I can plug in this cable to my mixer (as a line connection) and plug the other side into anything 3.5mm compatible. This includes TVs, computers, tablets, and more. I get great quality sound recorded on the record, and setup is a breeze.
This product has a multitude of applications beyond what I use it for, but long story short it's a great adapter for all types of usage.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Thus when I saw this one for a good price, I didn't even hesitate
I've been buying Hosa cables for a long time, I mean many years. I've got cables that are close to 10-15 years old and are still working no problem. Over that many years I think I had only one cable fail, so I took it back to Guitar Center and they swapped it out for free.
Thus when I saw this one for a good price, I didn't even hesitate. Two clicks and I had it on the way.
Works like its suppose to, absolutely no problems.
This cable is wired for a balanced xlr input into the sound board so you actually get a mono sound. If I remember correctly, connections coming from 1/8 jack to xlr are as follows: sleeve to pin 1 and 2, (ground); ring and tip to pin 3. See attached picture.
In my case, I was using xlr only as a carrier in the snake (those are the only open ports I had), so I opened up the xlr connector on this cable and re-soldered the wires, pin 1 to ground (sleeve), pin 2 to tip (left channel), pin 3 to ring (right channel); See the second picture. On the other end of the snake I had a 1/4 stereo jack so I was actually carrying the stereo signal all the way to the sound board from the stage just had an xlr connection in the middle of the whole thing. Tested, all worked great.
Even though the product was not built to be used in the way I use it, it is definitely with universal connector that is easy to open up and modify or solder a new one/different one if you need it.
Definitely a recommended product and the company for that matter
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. See all 386 customer reviews...
Like 80% drastically
By Candu Randu
I bought a pair of these as replacements for a couple of XLR to 1/8" cables that have a short in both of them.
Sadly, I had to return them because when I plugged them in, my audio levels dropped drastically. Like 80% drastically.
I cranked the levels to 11 but the audio was still too low to use. This happened with both cables. Weird...
Otherwise, the package arrived quickly and the build quality seems acceptable, but with the audio levels this low, I couldn't keep them.