Category Archives: The Cables

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 »

What is The Best RCA Switcher

A switcher is a device that allows a single display (an HDTV, projector, or computer monitor as well as audio speakers, amplifiers, subwoofers, soundbars, and stereo systems) to switch between different source media devices connected to it with the ease of switching from channel to channel or station to station. For example, a switcher allows an HDTV to… Read More »

RCA vs. XLR: What’s The Nitty-Gritty?

Wiring and cable management isn’t just about putting cable clips on your cables and color-coding them for your convenience so that everything is neatly stacked into place without you ending up with spaghetti wires or octopus connections. The specifics of your wire configuration also depend on the devices you’re connecting and the overall wiring requirements. In particular, audio… Read More »