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Maxell HP-20 Headphone Extension Cord with Adapters (190399)
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71 of 73 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2006
Maybe Maxell has redesigned the cord since the previous set of reviews, but it is working great for me.

I was very hesitant to buy the the cord because of the past poor reviews but figured it was worth giving a chance since all I wanted to do was be able to listen to Napster while running on my treadmill at home and my other alternatives were either 1) buy an MP3 player (expensive) or 2) crank up the volume on the computer loud enough to be heard over the motor of the treadmill (not too nice for the rest of the family). I have the cord stretched to it's full 20' length, from one room into another, with no loss in sound quality and the connections have all stayed tight and never popped loose (something that has surprised me given the tension on the cord).
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2007
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Many of the other reviews have already touched on the ups and downs of this product. The sound quality and durability are very good, and the adapters are very handy--especially the two-prong airplane adapter. The cord is a bit heavy, but that comes with it's length and sturdy construction.

Here's a tip: I needed an extension because I move around a lot in my office. I don't often have to leave my chair, though--I just roll around between bookcases, filing cabinets, and my desk. What I've done is attach a velcro tie to the end of the extension cord near where the headphones plug in. Then I can quickly tie it to the arm of my chair. The cable stretches to let me reach any part of the room, and I have enough length on the headphone cord to allow me to stand up. Since the only weight on the headphones comes from their own cord, I don't notice the weight of the extension.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon December 29, 2007
The product is "20ft coiled", for anyone not reading the description carefully. This means it doesn't start off at 20ft, but stretches out to 20ft.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on July 17, 2004
Most of the time sounds through this cord are much quiter than they sound when I hook the headphones up directly to the source. When it isn't so quiet (this cord is temperamental) odd noises are accentuated, and speech is garbled. I could of course just have a faulty one, and most might conduct sounds perfectly. I'm giving one star to my specific cord.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2005
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I've had good sound quality from this cord, even when running the signal to amplified speakers that fill up the room. It's true that the length is understated but I only needed about 10 feet so it's fine for my purposes. I plan on getting a second one for my other computer system.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2008
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I needed an extension cord to attach to my earbuds to give me more mobility while connected to the computer. I no longer consider Sony a choice for anything due to their rapidly declining build quality in the past couple years. I was hesitant on this purchase but the price was right so I went for it. I've been using them for over a month now and am very pleased with the product. Yeah, I know it's a headphone extension cord but there seems to be few viable options on Amazon.com and I wanted to let people know that this is a worthwhile purchase.
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84 of 106 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2002
I bought this extension cord solely because it claimed to be 20 feet long -- so I could listen to CDs while doing computer work.
The cord, plus the 5-foot cord on the headphones, would give me about 25 feet -- more than I needed for the distance.
However, this cord was so tightly spiraled that it stretched only about 10 feet before the plug pulled out -- useless for my purpose. I have been straightening it between the doorknobs on two doors off and on ever since I got it, but it still hasn't straightened out enough for me to use it.
The sound quality is good, but I don't need a headset when I'm in the living room with the stereo. Unless and until the doorknob caper works -- and I'm about to give up -- I wasted my money. Which means, BTW, I also wasted my money on the headset --which I bought solely because I could get a 20-ft extension cord.
I think the manufacturer should have been candid about the distance this cord actually will reach -- which is only about half the stated distance. Saying "up to 20 feet" is, IMO, an unreasonable exaggeration.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on January 31, 2001
Does the job very nicely, but is heavy and tends to pull your 'phones out of position.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2010
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I can't believe I am reviewing a cable. Anyway, I have been using the Maxell cord for a little over a month, and I am pleased with my purchase. However, despite the fact that the cord is advertised as 20ft, it only stretches comfortably to a little less than 10ft (I measured, trust me). This is not a problem for me, but if you were expecting the thing to stretch like an old phone cable across the room, you are falling into the same trap as the designers of this product. While the old wired phones could be stretched because you could constantly apply pull to the receiver, the idea does not work well with headphones and a thicker cord, unless you plan on holding the cord with your hands the whole time. Not to mention the fact that phone cables lock into their ports with a little plastic clip and the Maxell cable is likely to fly out even if you choose to fight with the cable. The sound quality was quite good, just softer than usual, though I am unsure of the quality of the adapters. You should measure the distance between what you want to hook up right now. If it is over ten feet, save yourself the heartache and buy a longer, cheaper cord.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2009
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This item was, for me, a waste of money. I bought it, along with some earphones, so I could listen to TV witt volume turned higher after my husband goes to bed,(I'm loosing my hearing & he's a very light sleeper). The connector to the earphone isn't tight enough , so the audio keeps breaking up. I have to hold it (just exactly right, mind you) in position to use it at all - so I don't!
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