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Belkin headphone splitter - accessory review

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The Belkin headphone splitter adapter is a great accessory to have on hand for long trips or nights at the coffee house. Its purpose is simple. It allows two people to plug their own headphones into the same device. This is great for a long flight where you and another person may want to watch the same movie on an iPad or iPhone.

Click through for a quick review, pics, and a video!

Headphone splitters are a relatively cheap way to share media with someone else from one device. I've always found headphone splitters extremely useful on long car rides or flights. Two people can watch the same movie or listen to the same music off one device. This was always great when I was traveling with a friend who didn't have an iPad or iPhone.

Overall, I didn't notice any sound quality reduction from using the splitter with the iPad or iPhone. I tried with just regular headphones and then with 2 pairs of headphones plugged into the splitter. This is an extremely cheap accessory that's easy to place in a travel bag and forget about. It's there when you need it. They are available in both black and white.

You can pick one up from the Belkin headphone splitter adapter from the TiPb accessory store for $4.95 right now (that's 75% off).

Pros

  • Easy to use and connect
  • Small so it's easily stowed away in any bag or purse
  • Standard headphone jack size allows for virtually any headphones to be used

Cons

  • If you use an Apple bumper on your iPhone 4, the adapter won't fit. You'll have to remove the bumper
  • As the main connection is somewhat wide, you may have issues fitting it in the headphone jack with certain cases.

TiPb iPad 4-star rated

TiPb iPhone 4-star rated

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12 Comments
  • Off topic but what iPad case is that? Thanks in advance
  • Cool gear, but the Monster splitter is better. Better build quality IMO, but the main improvement is having discrete volume controls for each channel. You can blast your feed, while the other listener can keep their volume turned down.
  • This is cooler.
    http://www.fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=6571&cat=366
  • I agree. That is cool! :D
  • So let me get this straight. This splitter won't work if you use a case or bumper but it does split so it gets 4 stars? I don't know, that sounds like 50% fail to me.
  • Do the on-headphone controllers (voice control, volume, pause, skip, previous) still work?
  • That's a huge rug munchin' bee-yotch!
  • Now I really do like this, really great for sharing music with my girlfriend while lying on the beach sunbathing , cool!
  • Could be good for recording a phone conversation. Does the other set of headphones hear the output from the users inline microphone?
  • thank you for this review. however, perhaps you could redo it without the barista steaming a latte in the background? the quality is quite poor
  • Hi, Neat post. There's an issue along with your website in internet explorer, would check this? IE nonetheless is the marketplace chief and a huge section of other people will pass over your wonderful writing due to this problem.
  • I was so frustrated with Belkin splitters that I researched other better quality adapters until I found this one:
    https://www.amazon.com/GrinagainGoods-Audio-Headphone-Splitter-Metallic/... Seems like there are always some drawbacks to electronic cables and adapters, but the most important thing for a splitter is a SECURE CONNECTION which is why I suggest trying the GrinagainGoods splitter. I am the seller and I will make sure you get a replacement if necessary. I use this type of splitter to share my stereo audio with friends and to let my kids share a device on car rides or plane rides.
    Chris