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You can use those fine without any issues. If you are really worried then just go to your local music or computer store and buy 2 6.5mm to 3.5mm adapters of your choice.


You don't have to use the ACM , I don't. Mine sits in the box along with the daughter board... Shame really...
    
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yeah. The daughter board is also still in the box at me. And I guess I'll put back in the ACM unit too.

But thanks for clearing it up, that those two 6.5mm adapters, are really meant to be connected to headsets with 3.5mm outputs. That was my thought too somehow. But I guess I was just expecting more connect force between the 6.5mm adapters and the 3.5mm outputs on my headset.
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post #793 of 5462
Those specific adapters are not for your headset specifically. I think their supposed to screw in instead of just snap in.

The ones in the store I believe snap in by design so should offer a little more security if your woried.

If you don't mind me asking how come you don't want to use your ACM?
    
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post #794 of 5462
I just feel that the ACM is unnecessary gadget tool.
I have a standard inbuilt volume knob on my PC360 headset anyways. And anything else I wanna adjust, I can just open up the controlpanel.

But if those two 6.5mm adapters are not for my headset with two 3.5mm outputs, what do people then do? I assume they just use the ACM, instead of buying seperated 6.5mm adapters?
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post #795 of 5462
Ya pretty much.

I mean I'm saying they aren't specifically for your headset however they will still work. As long as there is contact between the 2 plugs everything will be fine.
    
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post #796 of 5462
I wasn't happy with the fit of the included adaptor as it seems to be made to screw in, which is fine for the included cables but not for my headphones. I went and bought an adaptor that is made to "snap-on" and the fit is more secure. I don't use the ACM just because I want as clean a path as possible to the card. If the ACM has a volume control on it, then it must have some sort of impedence to reduce the volume no? There is also a guy over on Head-Fi confirming that the ACM DOES affect sound quality, but it seems there is not consensus on this so it could easily be his setup/faulty card/placebo effect.

However, saying this, I tested with and without the ACM many times and couldn't tell if my thinking was just a placebo effect or not. I may put it the ACM back once I start playing mplayer games again as the mic does seem excellent. The worst thing for me is having to pay for the daughter card that I will never use frown.gif
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btw is it 6.5mm or 6.3mm?

Because the adapters I'm looking at right now, they're all 6.3mm
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post #798 of 5462
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Originally Posted by wendigo4700 View Post

btw is it 6.5mm or 6.3mm?

Because the adapters I'm looking at right now, they're all 6.3mm

6.3mm mate. It should be a 3.5mm to 6.3mm.
post #799 of 5462
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I wasn't happy with the fit of the included adaptor as it seems to be made to screw in, which is fine for the included cables but not for my headphones. I went and bought an adaptor that is made to "snap-on" and the fit is more secure. I don't use the ACM just because I want as clean a path as possible to the card. If the ACM has a volume control on it, then it must have some sort of impedence to reduce the volume no? There is also a guy over on Head-Fi confirming that the ACM DOES affect sound quality, but it seems there is not consensus on this so it could easily be his setup/faulty card/placebo effect.

However, saying this, I tested with and without the ACM many times and couldn't tell if my thinking was just a placebo effect or not. I may put it the ACM back once I start playing mplayer games again as the mic does seem excellent. The worst thing for me is having to pay for the daughter card that I will never use frown.gif

haha. So we're all 3 in the same boat. We dont really like that ACM unit.
And you've bought some new adapters, which I'm looking forward to buy too very soon.
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This one here, is the right one to buy?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Professional-Quality-Headphone-Contacts-electrosmart%C2%AE/dp/B003A6O5JI/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1378563912&sr=1-6&keywords=3.5mm+to+6.3mm

Was just thinking because it says 6.35mm
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