OK, I need some help. I have been tormented for the past couple months or so with the perception that the left side of my T50RPs is significantly louder than the right side. I have tried a ton of things to try to make sure this is the case, and not just crappy hearing. I have tried different sources, flipping the headphones around on my head, listening to mono sources, etc. At times I come away convinced that what I'm hearing is just in my head but more often than not I come away convinced there is a channel imbalance. Tonight I decided that there is absolutely an imbalance. Right now I am listening with the right side balace ~ +2.5 on my vintage Nikko reciever.... things sound MUCH better.
I have opened up the headphones multiple times to examine the mods (roughly the latest BMF) to make sure things are done correctly and symmetrically and everything seems to be perfectly fine. The only thing I can think of is that the internal wiring is poor or something. I have a v-moda cable so I know it's not that. Does anyone have any suggestions? This is actually driving me crazy...
The channel imbalance issue is easily solved by either spraying the jack with Deoxit, or replacing the cable with the V-moda Audio only cable. These two are the simplest, and perhaps cheapest solutions available.
Hope this helps.