Category Archives: The Cables

Do Ethernet Splitters Reduce Speed or Not?

If you’re short on Ethernet ports and wish to transform an Ethernet cable into two connections, there are multiple ways to go about it. Ethernet splitting is actually the first thing in your mind in such a situation. However, some people out there claim there’s no such thing as an Ethernet splitter. Let this guide disambiguate what Ethernet… Read More »

A Guide on D-Sub vs. VGA

D-Sub vs VGA: Is it even a debate? Arguably, they’re the same thing. To be more specific, VGA is a video connection standard or A/V interface (more video than audio, to be honest) for PC monitors that make use of the 15-pin D-subminiature, D-Sub, D-SUB, or D-sub connector. To compare them is an act of disambiguating what they… Read More »

XLR vs. Jack: A Comparison Guide 101

The whole point of a sound system is to relish the enthralling experience of the audio, whether it’s music, a comedy album, or a podcast. Nothing wrecks the stereo vibe and the musicality of your room quite like a compromised sound system that has less-than-perfect sound quality. This is especially true if you’ve been hearing sound at high-fidelity… Read More »

CTIA vs. OMTP: Similarities, Differences, and Features

TRRS is a type of audio cable that stands for Tip, Ring, Ring, Sleeve connectors. It follows two standards, which are CTIA and OMTP. The main difference between the two is that their ground and microphone rings are switched. They might seem like the same but when you try to use Apple earbuds on your Xbox Controller, you’ll… Read More »

TRS vs. TRRS: Which Cable Type Should You Go For?

The 3.5-millimeter phone connectors for audio output and composite video are typically used by consumer electronics such as portable DVD players, camcorders, and digital cameras. They’re typical of the TS, TRS, or TRRS connector variety. TS or Tip Sleeve is the most basic of phone connectors. TRS or Tip, Ring, and Sleeve connectors are used for mono unbalanced… Read More »