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Works fine, but with some issues.
on 23 January 2016
I had just bought a new 5.1 surround system for my PC. I already happened to have a single set the same as these that I bought quite a time back to connect my stereo amp to the 3.5mm output jacks on the back of the PC. These cables are of considerably better quality that the cheap standard leads that are often supplied with 5.1 systems. There is a noticeable increase in sound quality with these leads.
However the 3.5mm ends of the leads are very chunky, which makes them close together, and on my PC push against one another at the rear of the system where the audio jacks are. If they were any thicker they would not fit beside each another at all.
This would probably be OK if you were just fitting one output lead from one stereo output, but it is fiddly with surround systems with multiple jack sockets.
Also the polarity of the cables is backwards so you have to put The Left Phono lead in the right input socket on your subwoofer and the Right Phono lead in the left input socket on the sub for each channel. Why? I Don't know, but it does work that way. Plugging in the leads according to L/R conventions means that your channels are all reversed. So really just an issue of swapping the leads contradictory to convention and it all works.