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Color code of wiring in stock HD800 cable?

post #1 of 10
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I'm chopping off the 1/4" phone plug on my Sennheiser HD800 stock cables to go balanced. I need to know the wiring scheme of this cable - which color wire is Left (+) and which LEFT(-)  etc.

 

Anybody have this info?

 

 (I would also like to know the wire color scheme for the Denon  AHD-7000 if anyone has that.)

 

[This HAS to be covered someplace here in the forums, but search as I might I could not find it.]

post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 

OK  I figured it out.  

 

In case anyone else needs it:

 

HD-800 Stock Headphone Cable Wiring - adding a 4-pin XLR for balanced use
HD800 Cable        4-Pin XLR Plug    (balanced) Stock TRS 1/4" Phone Plug (unbalanced)
     
RED= Right +  Pin 3 Ring
WHITE=Right -  Pin 4 Sleeve
     
GREEN=Left + Pin 1 Tip
WHITE= Left - Pin 2 Sleeve
     
Shield braid Shell ground Sleeve
post #3 of 10

Very useful! Thanks, I was looking for this info everywhere.

 

Having successfully done this now, I think there's one thing to note for anyone else trying it - as stated by APS here, the green is actually the right channel and the red is the left, like the port and starboard sailing convention I guess ph34r.gif

 

Makes a nice difference running the HD800 from the balanced output of the Phoenix beerchug.gif

post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post
 

OK  I figured it out.  

 

In case anyone else needs it:

 

HD-800 Stock Headphone Cable Wiring - adding a 4-pin XLR for balanced use
HD800 Cable        4-Pin XLR Plug    (balanced) Stock TRS 1/4" Phone Plug (unbalanced)
     
RED= Right +  Pin 3 Ring
WHITE=Right -  Pin 4 Sleeve
     
GREEN=Left + Pin 1 Tip
WHITE= Left - Pin 2 Sleeve
     
Shield braid Shell ground Sleeve


Very useful, thnx a bunch!

post #5 of 10

Thanks for the info - very useful.

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by littlebear View Post

Makes a nice difference running the HD800 from the balanced output of the Phoenix beerchug.gif

CarFi?

post #7 of 10

I am recabling a standard HD800 cable to XLR-4 pin balanced.

 

Besides the 4 thin wires [red, green and 2 whites] do I connect the 2 earth shields as well to pin 2 and 4 of the XLR Neutrik or should I leave them floating?

post #8 of 10

Just float them, or connect to the barrel if you want.

post #9 of 10

Thanks

 

BTW green is LEFT+ [and not right] as reported in the #3 post...just verified yesterday.

post #10 of 10

Did the color is the same for a Black Dragon or Silver Dragon??

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