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Cable Matters Gold-Plated Retractable 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cable - 2.5 Feet by Review Summary ,  Aug 20, 2015

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Cable Matters Gold-Plated Retractable 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cable - 2.5 Feet
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 354 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 1.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Quality4.8   above average
Audio4.7   above average
Price4.7   above average
Sound4.7   above average
Connection4.6   above average
Fit4.4   average
Cable3.9   above average


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Audio

Audio:
"After buying a replacement non-coiled cable, it became obvious to me that the problem was with the audio port in my truck and NOT the coiled stereo cable that I purchased from Cable Matters."
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"I originally complained that the male ends of the cable would easily come out of the audio port on my pickup truck."
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"Very nice quality audio cables for the price"
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"Excellant audio cable to use on car AUX-in port"
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"Exactly as described, good audio quality, decently constructed, came in a resealable anti static pouch."
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"I replaced it with this cable and no problems at all, nice clear audio!"
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Cable

Cable:
"It's still functional, but the retractable component of this is what attracted me to buying the product as I thought it would cause less tangle, damage to the cable and last longer."
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"After buying a replacement non-coiled cable, it became obvious to me that the problem was with the audio port in my truck and NOT the coiled stereo cable that I purchased from Cable Matters."
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"I originally complained that the male ends of the cable would easily come out of the audio port on my pickup truck."
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"I know all AUX cables fail eventually, and this lasted longer than most, but I'd like at least a year out of both of them."
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"They were worthless at support on this, while on ignore with them on a call that lasted over an hour, I was playing with the unit, and discovered the problem was with their Aux cord, both ends, the unit and into my stereo, there was tons of play."
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"however (i use this to play music from my phone trough my car) when i have the cable plugged in i can hardly move my phone around before this cable comes out of my phone, its very annoying."
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"Love the speaker but the cord that comes with it seems too short IMO."
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"I originally complained that the male ends of the cable would easily come out of the audio port on my pickup truck."
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"Invest in a *good* cable if you need one - lesson learned."
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"We were looking for a good quality cable at just the right length to connect components without having extra cord hanging everywhere."
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"The plug pulls out of the phone jack more easily than other 3.5 mm cables that I have."
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Connection

Connection:
"The cables don't fit the best, so expect poor connection if used in a car to aux input."
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"Pleased with this, retracts, works with my case on my phone and very clear connection"
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"It doesn't get tangled or kinked easily, provides a good connection, and seems to be a pretty high-quality build."
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"With this Cable Matters(R) product though, I'm still on the first one, and I'm still getting quality sound through my stock Honda car stereo with minimum little white noise, a stable connection, and durability: there have been numerous occasions where I or a friend has accidentally stepped on or bent the cord in an awkward manner--and performance hasn't faltered."
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"NIce sturdy cables with firm connections! "
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"Very durable construction and the step in the plug allows connection to phones in cases"
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Connector

Connector:
"Flimsy jack construction."
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"They do not fit into the typical 3.5mm jack very well, keeps coming out."
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"The plug pulls out of the phone jack more easily than other 3.5 mm cables that I have."
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"These are good cables with good sold connectors."
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"Also the color of the connectors is a nice metallic blue."
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"Cable quality seems good have not had any noise interference but the 3.5mm connectors do not seem to be the same size."
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Fit

Fit:
"They don't fit well in my galaxy s5 and they do not fit well into my sony stereo."
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"The cables don't fit the best, so expect poor connection if used in a car to aux input."
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"They do not fit into the typical 3.5mm jack very well, keeps coming out."
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"No sound issues, the ends are quality and secure and fit perfectly in my devices, vehicles, and home sound equipment."
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"Bonus for keeping it slim for the first half centimeter, making it easy to fit into phones with cases."
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"Coil holds up well, plug fits snug wherever I insert it."
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"Fits keystone plates well"
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Price

Price:
"there is cheap and good, and there is cheap and nasty."
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"Not just a great price but a quality cable."
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"They seem well made and sturdy, and the price for the 2 pack was very economical."
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"They are affordable and work excellent."
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"Great quality for the price."
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"Very nice quality audio cables for the price"
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"Really cheap aux cables and they work perfectly!"
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Quality

Quality:
"Weird to go on and on about cable, but the quality of this cable is terrific."
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"It work, but the quality isn't the greatest."
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"Not just a great price but a quality cable."
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"Great quality."
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"No sound issues, the ends are quality and secure and fit perfectly in my devices, vehicles, and home sound equipment."
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"We were looking for a good quality cable at just the right length to connect components without having extra cord hanging everywhere."
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"Retract works great, and sound quality is fine and dandy."
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"Initial quality was great, but after 6 months 1 cable is starting to go."
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Sound

Sound:
"It makes the music sound terrible and completely drowns out the actual voices."
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"It arrived fast via Amazon Prime and then I realized something wrong: The sound was significantly lower than via Bluetooth!"
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"No sound issues, the ends are quality and secure and fit perfectly in my devices, vehicles, and home sound equipment."
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"Retract works great, and sound quality is fine and dandy."
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"Great sound, sturdy aluminum(? )"
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"I dug out this cable and replaced the factory one for the Sirius unit and the sound is utterly fantastic!"
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"Delivers good sound though."
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Stereo

Stereo:
"They were worthless at support on this, while on ignore with them on a call that lasted over an hour, I was playing with the unit, and discovered the problem was with their Aux cord, both ends, the unit and into my stereo, there was tons of play."
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"They don't fit well in my galaxy s5 and they do not fit well into my sony stereo."
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"These cables are compatible with the stereo and every other device I have tried."
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"Tried on car stereo and fit perfect."
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"Two good white cables for 3.5mm stereo patching."
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"good connection from my iPhone to my car stereo aux jack."
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"The 2pack 3.5 stereo audio cables are great deal for the price and are well made"
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iPhone

iPhone:
"I thought there was something wrong with my iPhone's port, but it was only that I needed to replace my cable, and everything is fine now."
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"Works well with my iPhone case where many others forced me to remove before inserting."
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"Works great with iPhone"
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"Fits great on my iphone 6! "
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"They are perfect with my girlfriends iPhone 5 and I would use them with any mp3 player as well."
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"It works well with an iPhone."
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