3.5 MM Audio Cables: What Are They For?

Everyone uses 3.5 mm audio cables to support some type of audio device installed at their home or business. A 3.5 mm audio cable is the most simple and most commonly used audio cable type used to connect small audio devices together. A 3.5 mm cable is that little cord you usually see attaching your computer speakers to your computer, or your iPod to your car. Any home theater devices, consumer electronics, or home automation components that have a 3.5mm jack has the ability to be connected to by another audio device via a 3.5 mm cable. Most mobile media devices like DVD players, CD players, MP3 players, and laptops use 3.5 mm audio cables to deliver simple audio signals between them and other electronic devices.

The most commonly used 3.5 mm cable type is a stereo type that features male plugs on both ends for easy plug and play use between electronic devices. This is the type that is used when you plug your iPod into your car. Although most 3.5 mm cables are short in length you can buy them up to 50 feet long to support those applications where two devices are far apart. Another common 3.5 mm audio cord type is a plug to jack stereo cable. This cable has a male plug on one end and a female jack on the other. This is a common cable used in applications where you have a 3.5 mm cable already installed but you decide to move your equipment and now your current cable it just too short! Don't worry! You can use a 3.5 mm stereo cable that has a jack on one end and a plug on the other and use it as an extender for the currently installed 3.5 mm stereo cable.

Now you can easily extend your current audio cable to fit the new length you need. Only buy 3.5 mm audio cables from reliable sources. Buy the audio cables that are made well and that are built to last. 3.5 mm audio cables are simple to use and simple to install. For best results it is always best to pay close attention to the manual of your audio components and use the cord that is specified for it. It is no fun buying the wrong cables for the job. Just because your device has a 3.5 mm outlet it does not mean that any cable will work with it. You may have a device that needs a 3.5 mm stereo cord, or a 3.5 mm mono cable. Read the specification and choose the right one for the job!