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ELECTRIC SHOCK WARNING
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2017
Usually I don't like to give 1 star, but I feel the safety of this cable is in question. And when you feel like your actual health could be compromised by a product, it really only deserves one star.
I bought this cable for some high end headphones. The old cable was just a tad too short. The audio has been fine as of a few days into writing, BUT the rest of the experience was painful to say the least.
The ends of the cord aren't properly shielded, and can carry an electrical charge. Anything in close proximity will be shocked. This includes nearby metal objects (obviously), as well as anything that can take an electrical charge. In my case, this meant if the end was anywhere close to my skin, I got a burning shock. This happened multiple times, both to my ear and neck areas. To be clear, the charge felt like a hair was being yanked out. Only after several minutes did I finally conclude that the cord was literally shocking me. I used some spare electrical tape to insulate the end, and that seemed to work, but I'm not taking any chances with this product. The moment I can get another cord, I'm purchasing it.
First time using amazon basics, and I literally got burned. Not a great way to start a relationship.