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post #91 of 136

Has anyone tried soldering a normal plug on these phones?  My soft adapter is starting to give me a  crackling sound, and i hate the bulkiness of the hard plug.

 

I am a little scared to ruin my set, also I am curious if there is a plug that would work well with such a light weight cable....

post #92 of 136

It would certainly be doable.  I mean there's nothing physically constraining there.  It's just wires.  The funny thing is this would be a welcome mod to some folks.  It's kind of a shame to the original intent of balanced outputs, but it just is realistically pointless.  Nobody has any hardware to use them that way.  Anyways, all you should really have is the extra ground versus what you would normally see with an earphone, so +R, +L, and two grounds you'd combine, basically what happens at the Y splitter on most headphones.

post #93 of 136

got my hybrid tips and the sound got way better.I really like them , although being my first really decent IEM i like what i hear

 

and i have the feeling that the sound is improving even after 3,5 weeks of having them

 

Really glad i got them

post #94 of 136


 

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Originally Posted by rvas18 View Post

Has anyone tried soldering a normal plug on these phones?  My soft adapter is starting to give me a  crackling sound, and i hate the bulkiness of the hard plug.

 

I am a little scared to ruin my set, also I am curious if there is a plug that would work well with such a light weight cable....


If the wires are enamelled it can be a bit trickier.

I once did the plug on my Thinksound Rains so i could put in an attenuator resistor and the wire was enamelled.

If it is not enamelled you can just strip, solder all surfaces and then join.

If they are enamelled the easiest way is to apply the solder to the enamelled wire and contact surface at the same time.

The enamel will melt and the solder will take, but it not as easy as the non enamelled wire.

I would not attempt to do it with enamelled wire again unless i absolutely had to.

Not sure what wire the ZEROs have but the cable looks very similar to the Rains.


Edited by paulypaul - 10/11/10 at 2:44pm
post #95 of 136
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Originally Posted by paulypaul View Post


 


If the wires are enamelled it can be a bit trickier.

I once did the plug on my Thinksound Rains so i could put in an attenuator resistor and the wire was enamelled.

If it is not enamelled you can just strip, solder all surfaces and then join.

If they are enamelled the easiest way is to apply the solder to the enamelled wire and contact surface at the same time.

The enamel will melt and the solder will take, but it not as easy as the non enamelled wire.

I would not attempt to do it with enamelled wire again unless i absolutely had to.

Not sure what wire the ZEROs have but the cable looks very similar to the Rains.


I just ordered a neutrik plug.  I hope the wires aren't enameled, but with how thin the cable it I am gonna assume they are.  I will post some pics of my progress and of hopefully a much more convenient and improved (for my purpose) set of headphones.

post #96 of 136
amazon.co.uk stopped selling them... let's hope this doesn't mean they are about to end....
post #97 of 136

Got my Re-Zero recently and they sound B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L straight off my Mozaic! Thank you Fang!

post #98 of 136

I just got mine too! I have a feeling Im going to love these once I get the right tips on.

post #99 of 136

I can plug my RE ZEROs straight into my ibasso D4 without the adaptersand hear muic from both the drivers,I don't understand since my amp is not balanced.

post #100 of 136
Thread Starter 

Some outputs are fine. My dac/amp works fine without any adapter as mentioned in my review I believe. That doesn't mean it is being driven balanced however as it is just lucky that it works without any adapter. My J3 unfortunately does not have both sides work but that's fine since I don't use the RE-Zero with my J3.

post #101 of 136
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I can plug my RE ZEROs straight into my ibasso D4 without the adaptersand hear muic from both the drivers,I don't understand since my amp is not balanced.


It depends on the lack on D4. Some jack are able to make contact with both the 2nd ring and the sleeve in the TRRS plug on RE-ZERO, so you don't need the adapter to do that for you anymore.

post #102 of 136

That is nice to know,I didn't find any difference in sound with or witheout the adapter.

post #103 of 136

I'm glad to say I received my RE-Zeros today.

 

I'm new to IEMs (they're my first pair) and I think I prefer the sound from the biflanges over the singles ones but the small biflanges are too big for my ears and hurt to the extent I am only concentrating on the pain. Would complys be my best bet or should I order some Sony hybrids?

 

@volume: my RE-Zeros also work WITHOUT the adapter on my mini3;  I need an adapter for everything else I've tried.

post #104 of 136
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Originally Posted by jjinh View Post

I'm glad to say I received my RE-Zeros today.

 

I'm new to IEMs (they're my first pair) and I think I prefer the sound from the biflanges over the singles ones but the small biflanges are too big for my ears and hurt to the extent I am only concentrating on the pain. Would complys be my best bet or should I order some Sony hybrids?

 

@volume: my RE-Zeros also work WITHOUT the adapter on my mini3;  I need an adapter for everything else I've tried.


That is the case with my Sansa Fuze also.Does not work witheout adapter.

 

I received mine today ,maybe they shipped all Australia today.
 

post #105 of 136
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That is the case with my Sansa Fuze also.Does not work witheout adapter.

 

I received mine today ,maybe they shipped all Australia today.
 

 

Are you in Sydney too? I was about to leave for work (putting on my shoes) and the guy came. I happened to have my mini3 and cowon d2 with me... was a bit distracted at work today!
 

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