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Insignia™ - 6' 3.5mm Mini Audio Extension Cable - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2514 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Insignia fails again

    Posted
    Pkr1991
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    I purchased this for a quick extension to my headset to use while recording professionally on my Mac. I did plan on getting a different brand but this was the only brand that was available at my local BB. This is my second Insignia product, both failed on me. I wish this location would stock better brands and not a bunch of no named garbage. I love BB, but lately it is harder and harder to just find a quality product for when I feel like walking into a store without researching a product beforehand. Anyone that shops at BB can agree it is FLOODED with brands even Amazon won't stock due to them being such poor quality. I realize that I could have just gotten a defective unit but that just confirms poor quality control on their end. I shop at BB because expect to get quality electronics that I can buy local, but this location has me second guessing my regular electronic purchases and I find myself trusting Amazon much more. The staff at this location are always extremely friendly and informative when I do need help but the Insignia products BB is pushing the quality products out of the store. This takes away a lot of price match options when the ONLY brand for the item I may be looking for is Insignia, which is a BB exclusive similar to Amazon Basics. This may be possibly a location issue as I used to shop at the Nashua, NH location and it was always stocked and easy to find what I was looking for. If this location was stocked correctly I would have walked out today with all the studio electronics I walked in for in the first place. Instead I settled to just pick up this cable for the time being to be safe and even that is a disappointment. This is exactly why retail is dying. Bye bye Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For people not using Bluetooth Speakers

    Posted
    AuntieM
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    This extension audio cable has made it possible for me to listen to my music at further distances than just a regular line-in cord without buying a Bluetooth adapter, new speakers, possibly furniture, and I don't have to relocate my device or speakers. I have another device that has Bluetooth but the sound isn't as excellent as the device with only the line-in jack. This cable allows me to listen to my music with the better sound quality in several areas of my room and for less money spent as well since it isn't cheap to buy a Bluetooth adapter AND higher quality 6.1 DTS speakers. In addition, I don't have to hire furniture movers or buy new furniture. The reason I gave this 4 and not 5 stars is because I bought this cable about 4 months ago and the wires shredded and I had to buy another one but it's still the less expensive option for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good usage for the price

    Posted
    Jared
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    The price of this at the store I went to was pretty good as the cord is about 6 foot long, by about I mean it isn't extremely accurate but the one I got was longer than 6 feet by a few inches. I use this quite often when I have to stay quiet in the household, since I'm using it for my headphones to attach to my Insignia TV, and the length of it is pretty fair as I am not far away from my TV and I have some length to my headphones as well. Recommending this to a friend is only good if they are on a budget since having wireless/bluetooth capabilities would be a lot better than having to run more wires from the TV but you have to have the proper equipment in order to have wireless or bluetooth, such as the headphones have to be wireless or bluetooth and the stereo equipment has to have receivers and transmitters in order to play audio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Glorious goodness

    Posted
    Thisdudeabides
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    So you have your headphones on listening to that new album or movie you've had your eyes on for a while and want to turn it up to eleven but you get off work really early in the AM and feel considerate enough to not disturb your neighbors but the mini fridge is four feet...let's make it SIX feet away and you don't want to pause it because the remote is SIX feet the away from you the other direction, first off kudos to you oh how common sense and decency has been bestowed upon you, secondly this product saves lives, and sleeping REM cycles. Have no fear of traveling farther than you'll ever need to while being the entertained considerate person you are when you're plugged in and nothing can stop you from reaching anywhere in your man cave, or respectfully woman cave. Enjoy you being you anytime of the night.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for back-seat music commanders

    Posted
    StephenS
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    Got this for a trip. Our family minivan is a few years old and doesn't have integrated Bluetooth for audio, but it does have an 3.5mm audio aux port. Our kids love to pick music and watch movies on the road and with this extension we are easily able to let even a kid in the 3rd row back seat connect a tablet or phone into the van audio system for all to enjoy, laugh, listen, etc. I also really liked that the plastic shroud near the tip-end is very narrow which means it can fit into the headphone jack of most phones while the phone is still in it's case. This can be an issue if the case only has a very small minimal cut-out for the headphone jack, and I've tried other 3.5mm extensions that often had too large a shroud to fit with the phone case still on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for work

    Posted
    Walker
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    So at work, we have to take these online video courses where you watch a half-hour video on your computer and then take a quiz afterwords. Of course it's a modern open work environment, so it's not like I can close the door and watch the video, I need to use headphones to avoid disturbing my coworkers. The cheap headset I dedicated for this purpose has a short cord that barely reaches from the computer on the floor to my head, which meant that I had to hunch over a little and hold very still while watching these videos. This very simple solution was a godsend as far as I'm concerned. Not only can I sit in a natural position and move relatively freely, but the fact that the cord is coiled means I don't have to worry about it getting caught on stuff if I do happen to move.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stereo Headset Extension Cord

    Posted
    CharlieSeymourJr
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    My 47" TV has a mini-jack output for sound. I wanted to run an extension from the TV to my wired headset across the room so that when I wanted to watch TV but not disturb my wife in the other room, I could do it. Though this was too short, I purchased 3 of them. I guess I could have gone online to find a longer one, but these were right there at Best Buy and I didn't want the delay to find others. And they aren't very expensive. Chained together, these are great for me! And my wife appreciates my headset wearing as well! Charlie Seymour Jr

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    Posted
    Mike
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    I purchased 3 extension cables and one had a short within the 1st week. This is the second time I have purchased items from best buy that within a months time and my items already have shorts in the wiring. Like the new PC I just purchased. There is a short in the LED fan and Geek Squad tells me it will take 2 to 3 weeks before it is fixed. So I ordered the part and I am going to change it out myself... i SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DO THIS but I should not have to wait 3 weeks for Geek Squad either, especially, when it is under warranty.. I called and the company who created the part, and they mailed me a new cost free part in under 24 hours, so why do you take so long Geek Squad?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    Posted
    SonEars

    I'm shocked the rating is so high on this. Like others I use mine as an extension for my ear buds, to the computer at work. If I move & slightly pull on it then I lose sound, & have to re-adjust it to get stereo. This isn't a heavy jerk. I paid 5.99 or whatever, but I would of much rather have been asked to pay two or three times that for a decent functioning product. Unfortunately I just used a direct bud link for over a year. When I got a sit / to stand desk, I had to have a cable again, pulled this out & it's garbage. The male end is much smaller in strength than it looks, & acts like that when out of the box. Anyone know of a decent one?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Hi! We really appreciate your feedback on this 3.5mm Mini Audio Extension Cable. Please remember that if you are not satisfied by the product, you have a 15 day return period at the store. Sincerely, Louie L. Insignia Products. BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK as an extender.

    Posted
    ebjack
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    It is an average item for the price. I used it to attach ear phones to a TV. Sometime the stereo does not work but if I "jiggle" the wire it will fade back into stereo. I had to put an elastic band around the connection where the extender and the headphone cord meet. The ear phone jack is a 90 degree plug but the extender is not. The elastic keeps the connection tight. I would say to a friend to get an extender with a 90 degree plug and a little longer to allow more slack so the contacts don't separate if you move or turn your head.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well but too long

    Posted
    Cheri
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    I was in desperate need of a cord extender for a pair of headphones I was plugging into my mobile phone on walks. The cord with the headphones was too short. This was all I could find. It does work, but it is SO long that I have to literally carry the cord in my hand with some of the cord wrapped up. Aside from looking like a complete idiot, I ended up getting a new phone and wireless Bluetooth headphones so I don't have to deal with looking like I'm living in the 1990s anymore. :) If you want a REALLY long cord, I do recommend this one. Since it works as advertised, I would recommend it, just didn't work for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Mini Audio Extension Cable

    Posted
    Brian
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    Wow! What a great mini audio extension cable. I use this with my headphones and I have more than enough length now to move around my home office or my office at work while not having to take my headphones off. I would highly recommend the Insignia 6 foot mini audio extension cable to any one of my friends or co-workers. No audio distortion that I could notice what-so-ever. The sound remains crisp as if I was directly plugged into my audio devices (Windows, Android, iOS, MAC, and Linux/Unix).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    fine but connector heavy

    Posted
    ralph
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    i used this to extend the 5ft length of my earphone cable to give me more range of movement at my computer. It works just fine, cannot detect any difference in sound quality. The female connector, however, is heavy enough that i try to have it supported on my table instead of dangling in the air. This limits the effective extension length but works for me most of the time. i did not consider weight of the connectors when i bought it and will look for something else if i need another earphone extension.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Audio Connection

    Posted
    Terry
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    The extension cable system is perfect for increasing the length of your headphones and microphone cable. I am a student and I like the record the lectures that I attend. I need d an inch extension cable cable to connect my voice recorder to my computer. I searched many stores to find and purchase an audio extension cable. The only store that had what I needed was my life local BestBuy. I found what I needed on BestBuy’s website, purchased it online, and then picked it up in-store. The cable is perfect and BestBuy is great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Broke fast

    Posted
    LufftheMonk
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Now just to be clear I may have just gotten a bad unit but in essence the part you plug in got bent out shape soon after purchasing and using and that resulted in It's being able to play sound out of only one of the ear pieces on the headphones I was using despite the fact I could hear from both ear pieces when I plugged in the headphones directly. That plus the bend was extremely distracting. The only reason I gave this 2 stars instead of 1 is because before the bending occurred it was working exactly like I wanted it too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What I needed

    Posted
    Muzik6759
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    I went into best buy looking for an extension cable so I wouldn't have to dig around the back of the desk to switch between the speakers and my headset. It does exactly what I needed. Extra kudos to the guys at best buy, because when we couldn't find it where they thought it should be, they practically tore the the store apart looking for it (as it turns out it was exactly where it was supposed to be, by someone had hung a bunch of another cable in front of it, so double kudos for knowing exactly where it was SUPPOSED to be too).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cable

    Posted
    KeepItSimple
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    I needed a long cable from the TV to the sofa, so I could watch TV or play video games late at night without waking other people up. I also have wireless headphones for those instances. However, multiple times I found that my wireless headphones had the battery depleted or the battery died mid way. I needed another method to watch movies or play video games at night, when that happened. This cable gets the job done. I actually ended up buying 3 of these cables, since I can inter-connect them for longer distances. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome build quality

    Posted
    STZ9
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    The speakers on my laptop & tv aren't as good as I wish they'd be, but my headphones have excellent sound quality so it was obvious for me that I should just use the audio jack on both devices but of course, the cable on my headphones was too short if I wanted to sit back & enjoy from a good distance without hurting my eyes so I went I bought this 6' extension cable which had been searching for weeks. Really strong build on the cable & the connector points are strong & protected. Great purchase for 3.5mm mini jacks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the Price

    Posted
    xCloudZerox
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    I actually went to guitar center first looking for this thing because I figured they would have a greater chance of having something like this. They didn't have it -_- Come Insignia at BestBuy to save the day :) Like many other Insignia products, their prices are reasonable. It's a wire that takes and AUX input and extends it. I don't need anything beyond the $15 price point for a purpose that simple and Insignia gets that. Even if it breaks down one day, I can just go out and get another no problem. Good stuff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good extension cord for mobile speaker

    Posted
    Rwtrich
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    I purchased this extension cord for an audio jack so that I could move a speaker closer to me for the TV but I was using. I was able to easily move the speaker without any changes, crackling, or any effects in the sound coming through the speaker. I was also able to install this extension cord underneath my carpet, and allowed me to have a speaker on one side of the room while the TV was on the other. This is a high-quality extension cord for an audio jack.

    I would recommend this to a friend