Audio Reliable audio cable brands


calvin1719

Well-Known Member
Disciple
Are there any durable brands that don't break the bank for 3.5mm TRS to RCA and 3.5mm TRS to TRS cables? I'm not looking for "audiophile" level of audio, just something that is a good cable and where the connectors don't corrode or go bad.

I've tried several brands, including Bandridge, Prolink, Ultra-prolink, and others I don't recall. All of them, the jacks either corrode or get damaged internally without rough treatment. Which brand can I buy, preferably on Amazon, that'll last? Right now, the only options I can find are AmazonBasics and Bluerigger.
 

codwapeace

Member
Disciple
Both are good brands for cables. I have not had problems with either. Although, usually Amazon basics is cheaper for a similar quality.
 

Rockfella

WFH blues...
Staff member
Your best bets (in India) are Amazon Basics and Bluerigger. Not sure if they have the cables you need though.
 

sid1712

Cookies, mmm...
Adept
I can vouch for Bluerigger and the AmazonBasics cables too, both are pretty great (Especially Bluerigger)
 

calvin1719

Well-Known Member
Disciple
If you want jacks that last a lifetime, there's only one brand that comes to mind - Neutrik.
Seems like they only make connectors and not cables?

Why do jacks go bad anyway? Just sitting there connected for years and it'll start acting up. Doesn't seem like asking too much to have a cable that doesn't rot on its own without any undue bend stresses being put on the ends, or lying outside somewhere not being used.
 

Rockfella

WFH blues...
Staff member
If you want jacks that last a lifetime, there's only one brand that comes to mind - Neutrik.
I wonder why this brand (and a lot of other amazing brands) never show up in amazon/google search! I know about it now (thx to you) or else it would have never showed up in my amazon searches.
 

rdst_1

Well-Known Member
Veteran
They have a couple, but at 2k+. Don't think I'm willing to spend that much.
Buy wires and jacks and get them soldered from the local electrical market if you can't solder yourself. If you already have cables then just buy the jacks.
 

kvn95ss

Member
Recruit
+1 for @rdst_1 suggestion. Invest in good quality connectors and decent wires. When they break just get them resoldered. Just get slightly longer cables so you have enough headroom to trim and resolder cables multiple times.

I've soldered my own 1/4 inch and XLR cables, quality is as good as store bought cables + repairable. Def recommend if you don't mind putting up with the slight hassle.
 

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