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post #1 of 65
Thread Starter 
Hi.Where can I get Sennheiser Headphone Connector ?Thanks.


post #2 of 65
Sorry to seem rude or mean but search for sennheiser connectors using the search button above. You should find about 50-100 threads with the answer, this is one of the most commonly asked questions on the board.
post #3 of 65
Hack and slash.
post #4 of 65
If the cable that is damaged is the one that came with the Senn HD580 or HD600 you may be better off to upgrade to the HD650 cable. On the other hand if you use only portable amps then I would still get the HD650 cable and I would have it re-terminated to 1/8". Good luck.

The best place (price wise) to get the HD650 cable is via the Sennheiser website. However it usually takes 6 to 8 week to get it. If you want it right away Headroom has it but at over 2X the cost.
post #5 of 65
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all the input.Found Cardas Sen connectors on the website.Will check with the local agent.

http://www.cardas.com/content.php?ar...&product_id=44
post #6 of 65
Way too many threads saying that for the most part, it's easier to get a HD600 / HD650 cable and cutting the connector off them.

Seriously though, it would be really nice to find where those Cardas connectors are sold.

If found, please post.

Also, wasn't there an old thread about a manufacturer making these connectors (of course no association with Sennheiser), but I didn't find if they actually sold small quantities, perhaps a group buy
post #7 of 65
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Seriously though, it would be really nice to find where those Cardas connectors are sold.
These connectors are not sold nor will they ever be sold separately. There would be no way to solder the wire to the connectors anyways. I have seen people cut the stock sennheiser connectors off of stock cables, cut them apart (!) and solder their own wires to them, attempting to make their own homegrown cables...but than of course I have such a stomach ache from laughing hysterically at them that I need to go rest....
post #8 of 65
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Originally Posted by picklgreen View Post
These connectors are not sold nor will they ever be sold separately. There would be no way to solder the wire to the connectors anyways. I have seen people cut the stock sennheiser connectors off of stock cables, cut them apart (!) and solder their own wires to them, attempting to make their own homegrown cables...but than of course I have such a stomach ache from laughing hysterically at them that I need to go rest....
Well, in that case, get ready to laugh buddy, I'm itching to get my hands on a couple of cheap-as-can-be HD600/HD650 cables and get cutting

There's just something about paying $185 for a 10' Cardas cable when all I need is 4 or 5 feet, Cardas 4x24 is like $8/ft, good 1/4 plug at $15 for Cardas and less than $10 for SwitchCraft / Neutrik and a stock cable to butcher is going to cost about $15 (HD650 cable is $12 from Sennheiser, but takes too much time). After adding those up, I'm hoping it'll be like $60-$75 for the cable I need, not $185 for something twice the length.
post #9 of 65
If you just want a shorter HD600 cable than by all means cut a stock cable and put a new plug on it...in fact this is an excellent idea...
post #10 of 65
Oh no buddy, I think you misunderstood, I very much intend to get the stock HD600 cable and butcher the connectors off them to replace the full cable with something different

Either that or I'll go the completely different route and just add input jacks into the headphone cups and just build 1/4" to 3.5mm Mono or something crazy like that.
post #11 of 65
I was also thinking of possibly adding some 1/8" or 3/32" mono jacks to my 580's. This would make it very easy to build DIY cables. Looking inside though, it's going to be a bit tricky and I'm debating if I want to hack into the plastic frame itself or rig up the jack on the grills to be temp instead.
post #12 of 65

This should be a sticky

Sennheiser HD650 cable:

http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite...transid=092885


$11.62 + $5.00 shipping.


Sennheiser HD600 or HD580 cable:
http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite...transid=081435

$17.93 + $5.00 shipping
post #13 of 65
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These connectors are not sold nor will they ever be sold separately.
Wrong. Last time I talked to Colleen Cardas about this issue they were still hopeful that they'd be able to come up with a DIY version. They were looking into having their existing mold modified (an expensive procedure) and had no timeframe for their decision. So to say never is a bit of a stretch. I'd suggest that anyone interested in them should shoot Cardas an email about it so they can get an idea of market interest in the connectors. I know I'd snatch up more than a couple pair if they were available.
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There would be no way to solder the wire to the connectors anyways. I have seen people cut the stock sennheiser connectors off of stock cables, cut them apart (!) and solder their own wires to them, attempting to make their own homegrown cables...but than of course I have such a stomach ache from laughing hysterically at them that I need to go rest....
You know pickl, I'm not sure if you mean to come across this way but some of your responses have a seriously flippant attitude and a distinct air of superiority to them. It doesn't make you any friends. The "hack and tap" method works quite well actually, especially when done with some care, and has provided many of us with a way of creating our own Senn after market cables at a fraction of the cost of their commercial counterparts.



So, laugh all you want. The only smile on my face will be due to how good my cable sounds...
post #14 of 65
The prices on the Sennheiser website are very good, but unfortunately they don't ship to Canada and from what I read, it takes a very long time before they ship the cables.

This of course brings me to the next question? Anybody have time on their hands to sell me their cable and order one for cheaper off www.sennheiserusa.com? PM if available, much appreciated.

n_maher: Looks like a really nice cutting job, but is that connector opened up or did you leave a little original cable and attach a different cable to it?
post #15 of 65
Dunno if they will help you or not, but you can call...

Sennheiser (Canada) Inc.
221 Labrosse Avenue
Pointe Claire, Qu├ębec H9R 1A3 Canada


Phone: (514) 426-3013
Fax: (514) 426-3953
Toll Free Tel.: (800) 463-1006
Toll Free Fax: (800) 463-301
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