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The Alpha pads look really nice but shipping to the UK means they'll end up costing me more than I paid for the headphones themselves :P

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The Alpha pads look really nice but shipping to the UK means they'll end up costing me more than I paid for the headphones themselves :P
My pair costed me $72 shipped and I got mine for $80 tongue.gif
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Hi, the jack socket on my pair recently failed (I hear sound only when wiggling the jack plug inside the socket). This is irrespective of what cable I use - the fault is in the socket. Is there anything I can to fix this? Thanks!

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I'm selling a pair of these in case anyone is interested.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/717941/m-audio-q40-with-srh840-pads

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Originally Posted by blacknile View Post
 

Hi, the jack socket on my pair recently failed (I hear sound only when wiggling the jack plug inside the socket). This is irrespective of what cable I use - the fault is in the socket. Is there anything I can to fix this? Thanks!

I have the exact same issue as you currently buddy. Its not the goods! and very annoying!

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This is why you should swap the default cable out ASAP whether or not it works for a non-threaded cable!  As it seems the default cable makes this happen, it put strain on the socket when you screw it securely in. My 3 year old or so Q40 works fine still, only the pads definitely would need a swap (I have a spare pair but I will use the first pair as long as possible).

Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 5/13/14 at 11:45pm
post #1537 of 1638
Its possible to replace the jack if you have basic soldering skills. It's mounted on a small circuit board that's screwed on to the cup.
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Hi, I replaced the cable with a high-quality non threaded one as soon as I bought these. Additionally the headphones have lived for all their life on my office desk. Never a bump, never knocked them around a in a backpack. Really sad as I was in love with their sound signature.

 

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This is why you should swap the default cable out ASAP whether or not it works for a non-threaded cable!  As it seems the default cable makes this happen, it put strain on the socket when you screw it securely in
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Hi, I replaced the cable with a high-quality non threaded one as soon as I bought these. Additionally the headphones have lived for all their life on my office desk. Never a bump, never knocked them around a in a backpack. Really sad as I was in love with their sound signature.

Replace the jack then, already posted a photo to show you how it's soldered on. I can provide more pictures if it helps you identify the pin layout so you can purchase another jack with the same pin layout.

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Thanks a lot Bucket, I will give it a go

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Originally Posted by blacknile View Post
 

Hi, the jack socket on my pair recently failed (I hear sound only when wiggling the jack plug inside the socket). This is irrespective of what cable I use - the fault is in the socket. Is there anything I can to fix this? Thanks!

 

Before you start ordering new parts, take a close look and see if it's fixable. A somewhat common failure is the plastic jack housing sometimes cracks. While you can superglue the pieces together, it would likely just crack in the same spot. Glueing a small plastic splint over the cracked area will hold it securely.

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Before you start ordering new parts, take a close look and see if it's fixable. A somewhat common failure is the plastic jack housing sometimes cracks. While you can superglue the pieces together, it would likely just crack in the same spot. Glueing a small plastic splint over the cracked area will hold it securely.

Oh I didn't think of that, my bad! 

post #1543 of 1638

just ordered my q40's with SRH840 pads and v-moda cable!

 

I've yet to purchase an amp.  Any reason I should get something better than an e11?

 

source is laptop pc, iPhone, or galaxy.  Would it be wroth it for an amp/dac such as e17

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just ordered my q40's with SRH840 pads and v-moda cable!

I've yet to purchase an amp.  Any reason I should get something better than an e11?

source is laptop pc, iPhone, or galaxy.  Would it be wroth it for an amp/dac such as e17

If you hold on for a couple of days I'll get my Topping NX1. It's supposed to compare favourable to the e11 and its only $40. I've got botje the e11 and q40 so should be able to do a comparison pretty fast.
Edited by peter123 - 5/26/14 at 10:26pm
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Originally Posted by badger109 View Post
 

just ordered my q40's with SRH840 pads and v-moda cable!

 

I've yet to purchase an amp.  Any reason I should get something better than an e11?

 

source is laptop pc, iPhone, or galaxy.  Would it be wroth it for an amp/dac such as e17

you might want to look into the Digizoid Zo2.3, excellent amp for bassheads.

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