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post #451 of 465
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

can anyone recommend a good 1/8 inch stereo threaded plug?

No barrel, though I'm sure you can find it, and a little pricey (from Europe, if you're not there already):

http://www.qables.com/shop/diy-parts-wire-connectors/mini-jack-3-5mm-conn/threaded-3-5mm-mini-plug-e-g-for-ultrasone

Could probably find one elsewhere, but that's the one I've always looked at. They sell the screw-on 1/4" adapter too.
post #452 of 465

Awesome thread,

 

I was recently given a pair of HiFiMAN RE-400 ear buds. They sound great but the jack needs replaced. Has anyone tried out the ebay cheap 3.5mm jacks? I seen a few people bought them. Are they any good, how are they to work with, any issues?

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/hifiman-re-400

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Gold-3-Pole-3-5mm-Male-Repair-headphone-Jack-Plug-Metal-Audio-Soldering-Spring-/281243011459?hash=item417b63c983:g:k2IAAOxyB9RS0DbC

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Jack-Plug-Connector-Audio-Soldering-3-Pole-3-5mm-Male-Repair-Headphone/291273028664?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140620091118%26meid%3D469a72783f7443cdbaff6b3158e38391%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D281243011459

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-3-Pole-3-5mm-Male-Repair-Headphone-Jack-Plugs-Audio-Connector-Black-DIY-Gift/141812571457?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140620091118%26meid%3D1be8207d7577430ba7ccab168d155ba9%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D371474252976

post #453 of 465

I have never had luck with Amazon or Ebay 1/8 plugs....

post #454 of 465
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Originally Posted by elecen010 View Post
 

I have never had luck with Amazon or Ebay 1/8 plugs....

The only time I go with unbranded connectors is if the plug simply does not exist from a legitimate brand. The quality varies quite a bit, if you order from 3-4 sources, you might get a decent one, but it's a roll of the dice. Even if you find a decent one, they quality can be inconsistent over time. So bottom line, you're probably not going to save any money, just go with Amphenol or Switchcraft ;) 

post #455 of 465
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Originally Posted by HiGHFLYiN9 View Post
 

The only time I go with unbranded connectors is if the plug simply does not exist from a legitimate brand. The quality varies quite a bit, if you order from 3-4 sources, you might get a decent one, but it's a roll of the dice. Even if you find a decent one, they quality can be inconsistent over time. So bottom line, you're probably not going to save any money, just go with Amphenol or Switchcraft ;) 

Both good brands, I particularly like this series of Amphenol:

The rubber grommet can be removed to accommodate larger cable.

post #456 of 465
post #457 of 465

Good looking connectors, personally I stay away from the style where you are soldering to a metal piece separated by plastic. I did not see an internal of the straight connectors but they may have the same type of set up. I always try to get connectors with solder lugs for durability and ease of soldering.

post #458 of 465
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Originally Posted by Paladin79 View Post
 

Good looking connectors, personally I stay away from the style where you are soldering to a metal piece separated by plastic. I did not see an internal of the straight connectors but they may have the same type of set up. I always try to get connectors with solder lugs for durability and ease of soldering.

Hmm...good point. But my options are quite limited here. As I am a first timer your tip is greatly appreciated. Will see how it goes. 

post #459 of 465
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Originally Posted by rikk009 View Post

Hmm...good point. But my options are quite limited here. As I am a first timer your tip is greatly appreciated. Will see how it goes. 

They can be soldered to but not as easily as other connectors and looping a wire through a solder lug and then soldering it is always a stronger solder joint.
post #460 of 465

I'm looking for a plug for my sennheiser HD25. It should be Threaded so I can screw on a 6,3 mm plug since I almost exclusively use it with

 


Edited by Quuz - 9/22/16 at 4:02am
post #461 of 465
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I'm looking for a plug for my sennheiser HD25. It should be Threaded so I can screw on a 6,3 mm plug since I almost exclusively use it with

 


Those are not easy to find but if I hear of one I will let you know. Are you trying to replace the existing 3.5 mm? If that is the case and you use the 6.3 (1/4 inch) plug almost exclusively, I would probably just replace it with the 6.3 and find an adapter that goes down to 3.5mm.

post #462 of 465

does anyone know how coax 3.5mm to 3.5mm work ... i try using normal 3.5mm stereo  but not working ibasso dx90 to mojo

post #463 of 465

Normal coaxial cable only has two conductors, the center conductor and outside braid. Therefore you can use it for mono connectors but not stereo connectors. Center conductor is hot, braid is ground. Belden makes some quality miniature cable, 1855A that is small enough to use in the body of a 3.5 mm connector and it is very good cable.

post #464 of 465
Hi DIYers. Anybody maybe knows if the switchcraft mini jack fits the QP1R headphone in?
Thanks in advance!
post #465 of 465
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Originally Posted by Quuz View Post
 

I'm looking for a plug for my sennheiser HD25. It should be Threaded so I can screw on a 6,3 mm plug since I almost exclusively use it with

 

Get normal adaptors along with new cables

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