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Introduction I've often heard the issue that the audio isn't loud enough when people plug in their iPods/phones and so on into music systems, even if they turn the volume up to maximum on their device or the amplifier.   Often the problem is down to the fact that the 3.5mm plug is being used for two different roles. On the iPod/phone the plug is being used to carry a headphone output signal. But on the music system, the socket is used to accept a line level signal.   Headphones have ...
(This is part 1. For part 2, see here! Making Fancy Cables Part 2: Soft Headphone and Composite Cables  )   Introduction This very short blog post describes the steps I took to make network patch cables that I think are slightly nicer-looking than normal. Such a thing is subjective of course. Why would anyone want to do this? Well, sometimes I need to do presentations or demonstrations, and the ugly messy wires at the back can become a lot more attractive this way! Also, I happened to ...

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