Updated March 22, 2019 by Gabrielle Taylor

The 10 Best Headphone Extension Cords

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Expand your range with one of these headphones extension cords, which give you more freedom to move around while listening to music and let you connect devices to your stereo system from across the room. Our list includes options that come in a wide variety of lengths to suit just about any application, along with a few 4-pole cables that will allow you to use mic and volume controls. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best headphone extension cord on Amazon.

10. Cmple 3.5mm

9. AmazonBasics Stereo

8. KetDirect Tangle-Free

7. CableCreation Adapter

6. Archeer Slim

5. PigHog Cable

4. Kinps Auxiliary

3. KabelDirekt Pro Series

2. FosPower Audio

1. DuKabel Lossless

Editor's Notes

March 21, 2019:

The best type of cable for you will depend on how you plan to use it. First and foremost, be aware that many headphone extension cords have 3-pole connectors. If your headphones have a mic and remote (the buttons attached to the cord that allow you to pause, play, change the volume, etc.), you'll need a 4-pole cord in order for these functions to work. The KetDirect Tangle-Free, Archeer Slim, KabelDirekt Pro Series, and DuKabel Lossless all have 4-pole connectors, and the latter offers some of the best sound quality you can find for the price point. An easy way to tell whether a cable is 3- or 4-pole is to count the horizontal stripes on the male end — a 3-pole cable will have two stripes, while a 4-pole cable will have three. If you don't use the mic or remote functions on your headphones, the FosPower Audio and Kinps Auxiliary are 3-pole options that provide good sound with minimal signal loss or interference. For musicians, or anyone else who needs something extra durable, the PigHog Cable is a heavy-duty option that's made to take a lot of abuse while still transmitting the source audio with no distortion. But, since it's designed for professional/studio equipment, it has 1/4" connectors, so you'll need an adapter to use it with most regular headphones.


Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated on March 22, 2019 by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.


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