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post #406 of 443

Has anyone used this gold plug from Radioshack? The spring is too long for my LOD so I cut it in half. I love the gold looks.

 

post #407 of 443

A Neutrik mini is a fraction of the price here in the States, so I haven't bothered.  =p

I know others have, check out the cable gallery.

 

I once made a mini for another guy using Neutriks but I replaced the casings with gold ones from some fleaBay chinese plugs of the same size for all-gold plugs.

post #408 of 443
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

A Neutrik mini is a fraction of the price here in the States, so I haven't bothered.  =p

I know others have, check out the cable gallery.

 

I once made a mini for another guy using Neutriks but I replaced the casings with gold ones from some fleaBay chinese plugs of the same size for all-gold plugs.

 

This one costs only about 6 bucks from Radioshack. It has three screws attached to the sleeve, tip and ring. I just unscrewed them all and soldered all the wires. The build quality seems solid.

post #409 of 443

So it doesn't need soldering then?  How convenient.

post #410 of 443
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
 

So it doesn't need soldering then?  How convenient.


Yeah you can just clamp the wires using the screws without soldering.


Edited by DMinor - 9/27/13 at 11:01am
post #411 of 443

My mini-xlr cable for AKG K240's got bent out of shape recently, and I'm gonna need a new one. Are these a viable alternative? http://tinyurl.com/loxv56y

post #412 of 443
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Originally Posted by DomaPhone View Post
 

My mini-xlr cable for AKG K240's got bent out of shape recently, and I'm gonna need a new one. Are these a viable alternative? http://tinyurl.com/loxv56y

 

No, you need a mini XLR, those are full sized.  Look for a replacement cable for the K701, K702, Q701, etc.  Those should be easier to search for.

post #413 of 443

To all YarboGY-3.5GB users and Masters at Soldering:

I would greatly appreciate some advice about soldering the leads to the pin (tip) and barrel (ring). These plugs only have one tab and the two other soldering points are “unconventional”, for me at least.

Thank you in advance for your help

post #414 of 443

Is the angled Neutrik really our only option for a short, high-quality angled 3.5mm connector? I like the Switchcraft and Oyaide ones, but there doesn't really seem to be an easy way to shorten them. 

 

By the way - would anybody know what the internals of the Neutriks are plated with? I'm suspecting nickel, but that's going only by the looks of them.

post #415 of 443
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Is the angled Neutrik really our only option for a short, high-quality angled 3.5mm connector? I like the Switchcraft and Oyaide ones, but there doesn't really seem to be an easy way to shorten them. 

 

By the way - would anybody know what the internals of the Neutriks are plated with? I'm suspecting nickel, but that's going only by the looks of them. 

Nickel I seems to be the plating of choice for Neutrik connectors.

 

As for a short right angle you can always do what cogsand gears does and fabricate your own with the Milliput:D

http://www.head-fi.org/t/71148/diy-cable-gallery/13035#post_10075273 

post #416 of 443
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Nickel I seems to be the plating of choice for Neutrik connectors.

As for a short right angle you can always do what cogsand gears does and fabricate your own with the Milliputbiggrin.gif
http://www.head-fi.org/t/71148/diy-cable-gallery/13035#post_10075273 

Thanks!

Unfortunately I don't think I have the patience nor the motor skills to make that miliput look good!
post #417 of 443

It seems that Neutrik is the most recognized brand for 3.5mm plugs around here and I don't deny their qualities but they seem to be really bulky. 

 

I'm looking for the smallest 3.5mm plug to reterminate a pair of broken IEMs and the only thing I can find available on the market is a cheap "sennheiser" plug, or a ranko plug which is (kind of) similar to the viablue system with enough space for phone/player cases.

 

My question is: How bad are those 3.5mm plugs?
Thanks

post #418 of 443
Are you looking for a straight or angled 3.5mm plug?
post #419 of 443
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

Are you looking for a straight or angled 3.5mm plug?

As long as ihe plug is small, shouldn't matter that much.

post #420 of 443

Would anyone be willing to make me a 3.5mm stereo plug to 3.5mm stereo plug, braide cable, but wired mono? (left & right soldered together)

 

I am deaf in one ear and would like to use newer headphones, but get both channels - I know it's not stereo, but it's better than 1/2 of the sound! Mixed mono is way better than just right   :confused_face:

 

If not, what are everyone's choices for male plugs these days? I am pretty terrible with an iron, but I'll give it a shot if I have to.

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