Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions › Ultimate DIY: the 3.5mm 1/8" mini jack plug collection thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ultimate DIY: the 3.5mm 1/8" mini jack plug collection thread - Page 2

post #16 of 426
Mandrakespain, try making an adapter using a right angled neutrik and a female 1/4"th plug. dont forget to include 8" of cable in between.
post #17 of 426
Quote:
Originally Posted by AudioCats View Post
Canare F11 Mini Plug at Markertek.com

canare plugs are not that bad either. But they are even bigger than the switchcrafts.
are you kidding? i have some canare f12s and they suck!
no holes for the cables to be solder to, only small taps, making them really fragile to bumps and shocks.
i have resoldered mine so many times it has almost given me vietnam flashbacks.

just bought some heavy duty 1/4 female neutrik jacks though, and they were so well thought out it almost made me cry
post #18 of 426
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjarnetv View Post
are you kidding? i have some canare f12s and they suck!
no holes for the cables to be solder to, only small taps, making them really fragile to bumps and shocks.
i have resoldered mine so many times it has almost given me vietnam flashbacks.

just bought some heavy duty 1/4 female neutrik jacks though, and they were so well thought out it almost made me cry
anyone have anypics of canare f12 innards? or any other 3.5mm 1/8"in plug innards this would be the place to put it...

edit.... looks like the calrad heavy duty that i have is a better canare f12.... here are some pics..





another calrad series 30 plug....

post #19 of 426
Ultrasone compatible threaded mini plugs are available at Quables:

Qables | High Quality Custom Made Qables

But are pretty steep at $6.28 each, without an external barrel. You have to buy a Neutrik barrel or use heatshrink.

I'd love to find a source for a complete plug, and even better at a better price.
post #20 of 426
Can anyone find a purchasing link for the Supra MP8? I want to use them when I recable my headphones. I found websites with them, but they don't have pricing. Thanks!
post #21 of 426
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjarnetv View Post
are you kidding? i have some canare f12s and they suck!
no holes for the cables to be solder to, only small taps, making them really fragile to bumps and shocks.
i have resoldered mine so many times it has almost given me vietnam flashbacks.

just bought some heavy duty 1/4 female neutrik jacks though, and they were so well thought out it almost made me cry
I completely agree, I have yet to have any trouble with even the cheapest Neutrik jacks/plugs (except for the nickel plated rca plugs not being colored and not having any red heatshrink on hand).
post #22 of 426
Canare F12 pics.








post #23 of 426
Thread Starter 
wow the supras look great! i wonder how the overall quality is of that plug...?
post #24 of 426
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdupiano View Post
Mandrakespain, try making an adapter using a right angled neutrik and a female 1/4"th plug. dont forget to include 8" of cable in between.
Thanks for the tip!
post #25 of 426
very good info, just what I was looking for. Now if I could a find a topic like this that covered wire I would be in good shape.
post #26 of 426
Quote:
Originally Posted by speedingredline View Post
very good info, just what I was looking for. Now if I could a find a topic like this that covered wire I would be in good shape.
ummm do you realize how many thousands of different wires there are?? the task of putting together that thread would be HUGE and plus one piece of bare silver or copper wire or even teflon covered wire looks like another. only the brand name ones with recognizable sleeving are easier do differentiate
post #27 of 426
nvm
post #28 of 426
Yeah I'm having some problems with Neutrik/Rean aswell. Loose jack, channel cut off when moved etc...
post #29 of 426
Quote:
Originally Posted by luumage View Post
I've just done a recable on my ES7's, and I used a Neutrik 3.5mm plug. For some reason, the plug started to feel loose, then all of a sudden the plug just kept losing contact with the jack. Is it because I put too much strain on the plug due to my recable? (I used Mogami 2534 cable).

I purchased another neutrik plug to replace it, and yet I am still having the same problem. Are there any 3.5mm plugs that fit VERY tightly?
yep; the neutrik is quite a loose fitting mini, the only thing it has going for it IMO is its small size. combine that with a thickish cable and you have a recipe for loosened jacks. have you got techflex on the mogami too?? because that would be a reasonably thick and stiff cable. if you are going to use mogami for HP's probably better using the mini-quad or using a switchcraft mini of course, but there is a chance that the switchcraft would just loosen the jack further if its stiff quite stiff
post #30 of 426
XLO HT is My favorite, also don't forget the Yarbo iT3.5i.
Aloha
Headphile808
LL
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions › Ultimate DIY: the 3.5mm 1/8" mini jack plug collection thread