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Never used this specific brand before but it's looking pretty good, I prefer 90 degree connectors due to their low profile.
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Originally Posted by Bostonears View Post

 

By "female end", do you mean an inline jack, or and 1/8 to 1/4 adapter? If it's the latter, then...

 


Sorry, lost track of the thread.  I guess I mean an inline jack that uses the same threading.  Well, anything that would allow for an extension cord to connect to that plug.

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The jack on my Monster Turbines seems to have lost its connection for the left channel.  I'm going to attempt to replace the jack on it.  The stock jack is tiny injection molded and I can't get it open so I'm going to have to snip it off.  Any suggestions on a replacement?

 

Any comment on either of these?

http://www.redco.com/Amphenol-KS3P-AU.html

http://www.redco.com/Switchcraft-35HDRABAU.html

 

I'm okay with soldering...

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I've used that Amphenol jack before and liked the quality.

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That connector is built like a tank, your earphones will go before this connector will.
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quick question.  I dont have them yet, but I just ordered a pair of beyerdynamic custom one pro headphones, and I want to make a cable for them.  They have a detachable cable already, but it has a little notch in there to lock it in place.  I think I need a slim connector for it (unless I decide to sand off the little lock mechanism with my dremel - and I think eventually I will).  Any recommendations?  I know they're expensive, but I was thinking of the slim viablue 3.5mm connector because this is the most expensive set of cans I've owned and I want to do a special cable.

 

Here is an image of the headphones with the cable removed - you can see the locking mechanism in there.

 

http://europe.beyerdynamic.com/uploads/pics/Custom_One_Anschluss_1.jpg

 

 

any suggestions for a slim 3.5mm connector?

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Originally Posted by crazyg0od33 View Post

quick question.  I dont have them yet, but I just ordered a pair of beyerdynamic custom one pro headphones, and I want to make a cable for them.  They have a detachable cable already, but it has a little notch in there to lock it in place.  I think I need a slim connector for it (unless I decide to sand off the little lock mechanism with my dremel - and I think eventually I will).  Any recommendations?  I know they're expensive, but I was thinking of the slim viablue 3.5mm connector because this is the most expensive set of cans I've owned and I want to do a special cable.

Here is an image of the headphones with the cable removed - you can see the locking mechanism in there.

http://europe.beyerdynamic.com/uploads/pics/Custom_One_Anschluss_1.jpg


any suggestions for a slim 3.5mm connector?

The mini viablue connector seems to be the most appropriate for your application, to make sure it works though I'd measure the female plug diameter and make sure the connector is at or smaller than it.
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I think if you remove that locking mechanism then almost any 3.5mm plug would work, but I think hearing from someone who owns them and could test that theory would probably help.

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yeah I think anything would work if I get rid of that bit of plastic.  I mean, they're coming in in a few days - but since they're BRAND NEW, I dont know if I really want to shave off part of them just yet.  I'll keep looking into it though.  Thanks!

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You might be able to recreate the groove in the 3.5mm plug case and have it fit.  Would obviously be better to try it on a cheap plug first, and I'm not entirely sure how to do it.

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wouldnt want to ruin a viablue connector :P

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Maybe you could disassemble the earcup and remove the small piece of plastic, rather than Dremel it away.

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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

That connector is built like a tank, your earphones will go before this connector will.

 

The Switchcraft?  Oh yeah, it might even outlast the user in question.  eek.gif

The Amphenol?  I bent one accidentally with mild force one time, it is about as fragile as a Neutrik mini.  Of course, both can probably last a very long time as long as the headphone is cared for well.

It's usually the scrawny stock cable on many headphones that goes before the Neutrik plug ever does, if the plug dies somehow at all.

 

I gave the Amphenol ACPS-GB-AU 1/4" TRS a go on my HD380, and dang, this thing rocks!  Its contacts seem sturdier than NP3X's and it gets a better fit in Neutrik's female jacks than the NP3X.  It has a three-fingered clamp with "teeth" to get a real good grip on cables inside.  The casing feels a bit less sturdy than NP3X's, though, unless you get the jumbo version, which looks a bit hilarious with its overly fat casing.  The jumbo more closely resembles the NP3X.  ACPS is cheaper than NP3X on partsexpress to boot, haha!

 

 

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