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Sennheiser hd 558 cable replacement question

post #1 of 66
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Hey everyone, i just got a pair of sennheiser HD 558's and i love 'em but where can i get a shorter cable for them 3 meters is just too long i want a cable i can use for an ipod/iphone

 

I really need the help

 

Im an audio noob. XD

post #2 of 66

I am looking for a shorter cable with a 3.5 mm plug also.

They have to exist somewhere.

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post #5 of 66

Personally, I just wrap the cable up in a sort of knot.  Loop it around several times, then wrap the cable around itself - then push the end of the cable through one of the outer loops and pull it tight.  Don't have a picture of the knot right now and I don't know what it's called, but it worked for me...also, if you needed to have a smaller plug at the end I'd recommend you just get a Y splitter and use that.

post #6 of 66

Try Drew @ Moon Audio, or if you want a nice, good sounding cable try Whiplash and ALO

post #7 of 66
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Originally Posted by DaBomb77766 View Post

Personally, I just wrap the cable up in a sort of knot.  Loop it around several times, then wrap the cable around itself - then push the end of the cable through one of the outer loops and pull it tight.  Don't have a picture of the knot right now and I don't know what it's called, but it worked for me...also, if you needed to have a smaller plug at the end I'd recommend you just get a Y splitter and use that.



i did that with a cable tie but still kinda bulky and there is always the annoying 6.3mm jack that gets in the way of my iphone case so im looking for a better solution

post #8 of 66
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i did that with a cable tie but still kinda bulky and there is always the annoying 6.3mm jack that gets in the way of my iphone case so im looking for a better solution



Well, that's what I use the Y splitter for, or just a second extension cable wrapped up...the only alternative I can think of is to reterminate the cable.  Unfortunately, I've never seen any cables other than the stock ones for sale anywhere.

post #9 of 66

I'm even more interested in just simply having a spare cable for backup. Shorter would be nice, but I just need a spare.

post #10 of 66

Well, I think you can buy them directly from Sennheiser.  Just send them an email and ask for it.

post #11 of 66

I tried, First they require an order number just to email them, so I just made one up, but they never responded. They only have the cable for the HD 555 for sale which I think is different.

post #12 of 66
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Originally Posted by TJ Max View Post

I tried, First they require an order number just to email them, so I just made one up, but they never responded. They only have the cable for the HD 555 for sale which I think is different.



I'm all but certain that it'd be the same, but then again, I could be wrong.  They have instructions on how to replace the cables here:

http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/products.nsf/resources/0F7A212762B1AED2C12574330042F5DD/$File/HD_5x5_Changing_the_cable_eng.pdf

 

You could check it out and see whether it looks the same.

post #13 of 66

Its absolutely different. The newer HD 518,558, and 598 just have a plug that looks almost like a smaller audio jack but with 3 rings that just plugs into the left speaker. Taking apart the headphone is not necessary at all.


Edited by TJ Max - 5/10/11 at 7:53am
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Its absolutely different. The newer HD 518,558, and 598 just have a plug that looks almost like a smaller audio jack but with 3 rings that just plugs into the left speaker. Taking apart the headphone is not necessary at all.


to be specific, the input jack is 6.3mm and the output jack is a 2.5mm with a twist and lock design

 

post #15 of 66

 

Hmmmm. Let's see now. Around $200 for the HD598. Then only $350 or so for a custom cable from Whiplash or ALO.... to use with an iPod.

Makes sense!!

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