Originally Posted by bapspidoff
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...
Originally Posted by No_One411
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.
Are you using the stock cables?
I submerged the two connectors of the stock cable into a solution of water + baking soda, and brushing & washing it off after a few minutes. Did the job for me. THAT is the cheapest way if you don't have deoxit lying around in the house.
Of course that applies if the cable leads are the ones causing the issues, as is often the case.
Originally Posted by FraGGleR
Anyone know if the Shure SRH840 pads that come with the headphones are differently sized from the replacement pads? I tried to use the extra set that came with my SRH840's, but they just don't want to fit. I was gentle as possible and still seemed pretty far away from getting them on until I snapped the thread that maintains the edge and unfortunately tore it. Even now, it barely fits. Don't see how it would have gone on intact. I will probably use doublesided tape or glue once I have tuned the rest of it.
On the plus side, even just holding them on with compression, the bass response has increased. Definitely boomier, but I like the presence. And some very uneven cotton ball stuffing definitely brought out the treble. Need to do a better job of pulling the cotton apart distributing it evenly.
Replacement pads should technically be the same as the original ones, as we all bought Shure pads not 3rd party ones.
The 840 pads ARE smaller than the T50RP ones, and DOES require stretching. If you're rash with it you will rip it.
I posted instructions on easy pad stretching and fitting... it's been washed away in the post counts but you might be able to find it.
Though at this point perhaps it is pointless?