This might be a touchy subject, but bear with me. I have a 2.1 speaker set which has typical 3.5 mm AUX input and output. The problem is that sometimes the left and/or right audio channels cut out and I have to jiggle the cables to get them to work again. I've tried duct taping the cables in certain positions, but the problem always reoccurs eventually. I tried buying a better quality aux cable, but the problem seems to be with the female connectors on the subwoofer. It's a massive annoyance.
It is for this reason that I am a shameless supporter of the death of the 3.5 mm connector. I know, I know. Hate me if you must. Call me whatever names come to mind. All I know is that I am currently listening to Zeppelin's 'Ramble On' with one audio channel and it's torture.
Is it just a matter of soldering certain connections together? Or would I need a DAC and/or other components? What gets soldered to what? It's a pretty cheap speaker system so if something breaks I'm not too worried.
I have very little electronics experience, but I would like to make a small project out of this anyway. I appreciate any tolerance of my unpopular views on tech. Go easy on me.