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post #421 of 443
They make little Mono adapters that plug right on over the the end of your Stereo plug in 3.5mm, your local Radio Shack should carry them. (As another option)
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post #422 of 443

yeah my OCD hurts when I have more plugs than I need :cool:

post #423 of 443
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Originally Posted by PressureDrop View Post
 

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.

What is the cable going between?

 

Is this between a source and amp? If so you'd want to combine L + R signals via resistors (100 ohm or thereabouts) otherwise you could potentially load up the outputs too much, but depends on your actual gear.

If it's for a headphone stage you would also probably need resistors, but smaller values, say 22 ohms. It could slightly detract from audio quality, but probably not enough to bother you.

However, adding resistance will completely stuff up the crossover point for multi-driver-iems, so if that's the case, you might be a bit stuck or have to use a more complicated solution.

 

Many portable devices will also have a mono audio option in the settings, so if you can do it there better option than an external lead.

post #424 of 443
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Originally Posted by DingoSmuggler View Post
 

What is the cable going between?

 

Is this between a source and amp? If so you'd want to combine L + R signals via resistors (100 ohm or thereabouts) otherwise you could potentially load up the outputs too much, but depends on your actual gear.

If it's for a headphone stage you would also probably need resistors, but smaller values, say 22 ohms. It could slightly detract from audio quality, but probably not enough to bother you.

However, adding resistance will completely stuff up the crossover point for multi-driver-iems, so if that's the case, you might be a bit stuck or have to use a more complicated solution.

 

Many portable devices will also have a mono audio option in the settings, so if you can do it there better option than an external lead.

 

So for source it is always either my Android or iPod classic --> headphones (unfortunately nothing super HiFi high end, some SMS Audio "Streets" at the present).

 

I am not aware of any way to do mix mono at either of these sources, but I am happy to learn of new options! :-)

What I am currently stuck with are these: 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Skin-Colored-1-BUD-Earphone-Set/dp/B006SIAROC

http://www.amazon.com/Single-Ear-Stereo-Earphone-rubber-eartips/dp/B006TFF9CY

http://www.amazon.com/J4MSBK-Earphone-Headset-Enterprise-Microphone/dp/B0018Z2Q2G

 

None of which are good sound, but all do at least offer stereo into mono :rolleyes:

 

Before I lost the hearing in my left ear (2006) I had recently purchased some Shure E4s and was liking them ok, but once I was forced to get only half of the sound I ditched them all together and went for several years with no headphone/earbud use. Then I found http://farendgear.com/xdu and tried out their OneGood Single Earbud. Not great, but it at least let me use something. I am now yearning to use any headphones I want (with a plugable cord of course) and figured I would just do a plug the way OneGood is doing on their single. 

 

If someone were to make an 1/8" Stereo -> Mono -> 1/8" Stereo cord with resistors as you say, that did not have any bulky boxes or anything on it (slim & smooth), I would buy it! I would love braided material for a more durable appearance, but whatever heh.

:) 

post #425 of 443

So in researching the Tip / Ring / Sleeve connections, I see that a mono (Tip / Sleeve) would do the same thing as what I was asking for, so I just need to find a nice mono cable and I will get the left / right shorted together?

 

 

basically what was already said:

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

They make little Mono adapters that plug right on over the the end of your Stereo plug in 3.5mm, your local Radio Shack should carry them. (As another option)
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Edited by PressureDrop - 1/23/14 at 6:54pm
post #426 of 443
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Originally Posted by PressureDrop View Post
 

So in researching the Tip / Ring / Sleeve connections, I see that a mono (Tip / Sleeve) would do the same thing as what I was asking for, so I just need to find a nice mono cable and I will get the left / right shorted together?

 

 

basically what was already said:


This was a Kickstarter project that had reached funding last year. It was designed for listeners with unilateral/single-sided deafness or hearing loss.

 

http://www.yuniheadphones.com

 

Or on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/YuniHeadphones

post #427 of 443

Many have looked for these in the past including myself, not sure if it has been posted before but if so here it is again.

 

 

 

http://www.dx.com/p/gold-plated-6-35mm-to-3-5mm-stereo-plug-soldering-adapter-golden-silver-235802#.U3Jk1_ldV8E

post #428 of 443
The above plug is also available on eBay:http://www.ebay.com/itm/310637049553
post #429 of 443
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Originally Posted by Br777 View Post
 

might as well throw this up here too.   Parrots informed us today (see diy cable thread) that Viablue has come out with a smaller mini jack.. its the size of a neutrik.

here you can see the old large style next to a neutrik for reference.

 

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from the left:

clip+, calrad trrs, neutrik, viablue, switchcraft, switchcraft rca, trrs from markertek, neutrik

 

the new viablue's can be purchased here, which incidentaly is the cheapest i have ever seen either size.

I have bought from these guys and they are awesome to deal with.. REEEEEEEEEAALLY quick shipping.

 

 

I'm unable to find this calrad L shaped trrs, do you have a model number or something?

post #430 of 443
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Originally Posted by meyerovb View Post
 

 

I'm unable to find this calrad L shaped trrs, do you have a model number or something?

Nevermind, found it, Calrad Electronics CAD 30-257 3.5mm 4 pole Right Angled Plug

post #431 of 443
Are there any diy 3.5mm cable ends that come in "mobile" style? (The kind that come on "mobile" cables from monoprice with a small od in order to fit in a smart phone with a case on it)
post #432 of 443
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Originally Posted by GerGa View Post

Are there any diy 3.5mm cable ends that come in "mobile" style? (The kind that come on "mobile" cables from monoprice with a small od in order to fit in a smart phone with a case on it)

 

That's funny, I just took one of these cables, cut off one of the ends and rewired my Sony MDR-7506's because I hated the long cord!!   But, its pretty much impossible to unsolder the tip and reuse it with different wire as the screw-on piece is actually the plastic that encases the wiring.  

post #433 of 443
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Originally Posted by GerGa View Post

Are there any diy 3.5mm cable ends that come in "mobile" style? (The kind that come on "mobile" cables from monoprice with a small od in order to fit in a smart phone with a case on it)

I don't know why I didn't see these before; check out the Sennheiser plugs at Lunashops

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post #434 of 443

Were are you supposed to buy Palic jacks I can't find them anywhere?

post #435 of 443
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Were are you supposed to buy Palic jacks I can't find them anywhere?

LunaShops has them...

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