I got a little fed up with having to carry around a cumbersome adapter to use my RE-Zero's. The soft adapter was starting to give me some static, and I did not like the hard adapter so I decided to put a neutrik plug on mine and eliminate need for a balanced adapter.
I found this graphic that explained to me what a balanced plug is. I tore done my plug and found four enameled wires two gold wires, a red, and a blue.
Gold wires are combined for the Grounds, Red is the right channel, and Blue is the left channel.
I order a Neutrik Plug and started to work.
First I stripped away the original rubber around the plug and exposed the wires so I could use my multimeter to determine which wires go where. (this is unnecsassary unless your wires are enameled different colors for some reason)
Now I was 100% sure what wires went where, I just cut the plug off entirely. Then I stripped back the insulation and got the wire ready to solder. Because these wires were enameled with a nylon core, I had to scrape the enamel off with a razor blade, the burned the excess enamel and nylon off with a lighter. After the enamel was on I cleaned the ends and tinned the wires.
From here on out it was a simple plug installation. Just take time and follow the instructions for the plug you chose.
And finally a finished product!
I am currently very happy with the new plug, and it is nice not to have any of the crackling introduced by the adapter. I didn't feel I had much to loose since the RE-Zero's only have a 90 warranty, which was about if not already expired on my set.