AmazonBasics Stereo Audio Cable Meters Review

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If you’re on the market for the best AUX cable on a budget, look no further than Amazon’s on AmazonBasics Stereo Audio Cable Meters. Being a 3.5mm male stereo audio cable, the cable works with enough devices to be considered “universal”—portable speakers as well as smartphones. With a 1-year warranty and low price, you get a decent package.

Why We Like It – AmazonBasics Stereo Audio Cable Meters

On the budget, the AmazonBasics Stereo Audio Cable Meters can be reliable, while having universal compatibility with devices like car stereos to MP3 players.

Pros
  • Universal compatibility
  • 1-year warranty
  • Multiple length options
Cons
  • So-so durability
  • So-so sound quality

Performance

The AmazonBasics Stereo Audio Cable 3.5 Meters Style can be described with one word: average. They aren’t that impressive, to be frank—but the AmazonBasics Stereo Audio Cable Meters aren’t bad either. More often than not they can be reliable; the gold plated connectors can offer a static-free performance. However, audio quality is nowhere near the high quality sound quality of, say, an Anker Premium Auxiliary Headphones iPhones. You get a much cleaner sound comparatively from the Anker’s, but it’s still good enough if budget is a concern.

Design

Durability is another area that the AmazonBasics Stereo Audio Cable Meters don’t impress with. While the gold plated contacts get a stylish metal casing, the wire is prone to tangling and is a somewhat low quality cable. It doesn’t have a durable TPE covering like the iVanky Auxiliary Compatible Headphone Speaker, or even the double braiding that the Oldboytech Auxiliary Braided Compatible Headphones have. What it does offer is a really long cable, with multiple options. You can pick between 2, 4, and 8 feet.

Value

The AmazonBasics Stereo Audio Cable Meters are, by no means, great quality aux cables. They’re exactly what you would expect from a set of $6.38 aux cables, which is surprising considering the Anker Aux Cables are $6 on the dot, and are far better in overall performance and durability. What you miss out on, however, is the length options. The Anker cables, or any of our other entries, have an 8 foot option. Having that extra length does come in handy if you aren’t concerned with the best audio performance.

AmazonBasics Stereo Audio Cable Meters Wrap Up

As average as the AmazonBasics Stereo Audio Cable Meters are, they still serve a purpose. For someone who just needs an audio signal via 3.5mm jack and port from a great distance of 8 feet, these are your pick. And if they fall apart on you within the first year, you’re covered anyways.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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