this confusion of my is absolutely unimportant but i am curries.
I have this 3,5 to 6,3 TRS adapter. It is defective but in a really weird way. Instead of having just a loos connection between left an right if I move the cable it is more like only the „soundstage“ gets wider or narrower.
What I mean with that is, that both sides loos an equal amount of something… causing the sound to feel way more narrow… like all instruments are in the middle of my head instead of to the left or right.
What causes this behavior?
The contacts of L (tip) and R (ring) are ok but the GND (sleeve) has a bad connection and therefore impacts L&R equally?
But why does a bad GND connection mainly impact the soundstage and separation of the sound? Or am I hearing something wrong?