Kensington Noise Reducing Car Audio AUX Cable for MP3 or SmartPhone, including iPhone 4S (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Reduces hum from your car’s electrical system
- Provides a direct connection to your car’s AUX (auxiliary) port for pure sound
- Cable braiding for strength, durability and limited tangle
- 4-ft long, 3.5mm audio cable
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Cleaner sound through your car stereo. The only humming inside your car will be yours thanks to the Kensington Noise-Reducing AUX Audio Cable. The direct AUX (auxiliary) connection and noise reducing technology combine to deliver clear, clean sound through your car’s stereo.
Have you tried using a phone connecting cable in your car for your MP3 player or SmartPhone and been bothered by a "hum" that accompanies the sound? The best way to avoid that bothersome humming is to connect directly into your car's AUX port so you get pure sound without interference from the car's electrical system. The Kensington Noise Reducing Car Audio AUX Cable lets you do that easily and efficiently.
The direct AUX connection and noise reducing technology of the Kensington AUX Audio Cable combine to deliver clear, clean sound through your car's stereo. The 4 foot long, 3.5mm audio cable is braided for long term durability and to keep it from tangling. The cable plugs into your car's AUX port and into the headphone jack of your portable device. And you're in business. The only humming you'll hear will be your own!
Note: Your car must be equipped with an auxiliary port (most newer models are) and your device must come with a 3.5 mm headset jack.
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Top customer reviews
Executive summary: it worked--the annoying hum is gone.
The details: the "car audio AUX cable" is really a balanced audio cable with a 1/8" TRS (tip/ring/sleeve) male connector on either end--and a plastic package in the middle with a ferrite choke and a low-frequency filter. The effects of the choke and the LF filter eliminate the annoying buzz/hum kind of noise that makes car audio annoying--and that pops up in lots of other applications as well. In my case, recording spoken audio (scripture readings and the sermon) was pointless, because the noise on the recording was too annoying. This product solved the problem entirely, without affecting the sound quality of the recording.
If you have a persistent buzz/hum kind of sound in a recording, give this a try; whether you have a car audio issue, or pro recording.
Recently, I connected my PS3's audio output to my PC using the line-in input of the on-board sound card. I wasn't surprised to find lots of noise coming through the speakers/headphone (constant static + whine from USB mouse). I tried everything I could think of (changing cables, tinkering with levels, disable other PC components, change outlets). Finally I went to my car, got my trusty Kensington NR cable, and it did the trick beautifully. The noise it reduced dramatically.
There is a slight reduction in volume when using this cable....I won't deny that, but I never had any trouble getting things loud enough without distortion either by turning up the volume on my phone or car audio/PC speakers. And I like my music LOUD in general.
For car audio applications, turn the "source" volume (phone, portable MP3 player etc) all the way up before turning up the car speakers. For PC application, turn up line-in level just below the clipping point, then turn up your PC speakers to the desired level. If you hear distortion, your line-in volume is too high.
I honestly can't detect any meaningful degradation in sound quality when using the Kensington cable in the car. If I were running McIntosh amps and Dynaudio speakers in my car, maybe I would complain....but I've used this cable with all my phones from the past 3 years ( BB 9700, Galaxy Nexus, GS4, and LG G2) and music sounds great coming out of these phones and through my Camry's stock HK stereo system.
This cable might not be the best for recording things on your noisy PC through the line-in (which you really shouldn't anyway)....you might lose fidelity....but for casual listening through the line-in, I can wholeheartedly recommend it. For recording, get an external USB sound module so you don't get EMI interference. For a cheap yet effective fix, I don't think you can beat this cable.
I did some research and discovered that this is called the ground loop. The noise was so bad I just didn't think anything would help.
After about a year of listening to fuzzy radio, I finally gave up and bought this item. It COMPLETELY eliminated all noise. I can now listen to my satellite radio clearly. It also works with my phone or iPod, any device.
I chose this item specifically over the other ground loop isolators because of the fact that it already comes with male connections on both ends and as such I would not need any adapters. I do find it odd that the little box is not centered on the cord, but that's just my OCD.