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mccarthyk
post Oct 26 2012, 04:17
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I am a huge fan of monoprice because most of their products have amazing quality and their prices are very manageable even for a teenager like me. I have been thinking about getting a Blue Jean auxillary cable for my headphones, but it is almost $40.

Is BJA really that great of a company? Or should I just stick with the low prices at monoprice?
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post Oct 26 2012, 12:47
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QUOTE (mccarthyk @ Oct 25 2012, 23:17) *
I am a huge fan of monoprice because most of their products have amazing quality and their prices are very manageable even for a teenager like me. I have been thinking about getting a Blue Jean auxillary cable for my headphones, but it is almost $40.

Is BJA really that great of a company? Or should I just stick with the low prices at monoprice?


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$40 for a headphone cable that is less than 100 feet long seems pretty excessive to me.

There is no evidence that once fairly minimal standards are met, there is any benefit in sound quality.

The very very cheapest headphone cables may not be the most durable things in the world, but a few modest notches up the price chain gets you there.
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post Oct 27 2012, 06:59
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QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Oct 26 2012, 04:47) *
Actual link to the cable in question?

$40 for a headphone cable that is less than 100 feet long seems pretty excessive to me.

There is no evidence that once fairly minimal standards are met, there is any benefit in sound quality.

The very very cheapest headphone cables may not be the most durable things in the world, but a few modest notches up the price chain gets you there.

As far as I could see, BJ uses pro parts for many of their cables. I'm pretty sure they're overkill for sound quality, but construction is solid and for very long runs it's a good choice. They're probably hand-made (hand-assembled?), though I don't know for sure, but most of them are made in the US too. The Chinese made ones, like their lower tier of HDMI cables, are also good quality and they're cheap, though I haven't compared directly with monoprice.
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