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Headphones with detachable wire?! - Page 2
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #17 of 212/17/11 at 5:58pmWhy do you need detachable cables? Physical connections, like soldering, are always better than a mechanical connection. Besides, plugging and unplugging jacks causes them to wear out (there's usually a couple of metal prongs that make contact - they tend to bend out of shape after awhile) and replacing those would be as much, if not more, trouble than replacing a cord. Possibly more difficult if the jack is some proprietary thing the company wants a lot of money for or refuses to sell to the public.
Just find the pair of headphones you want, regardless of the cord. If the cord gets damaged, go to the DIY Forum. You can find information on recabling or find a member who will do it for you.post #18 of 212/17/11 at 6:07pmpost #19 of 212/17/11 at 9:10pmThread StarterQuote:Originally Posted by Uncle Erik
Why do you need detachable cables? Physical connections, like soldering, are always better than a mechanical connection. Besides, plugging and unplugging jacks causes them to wear out (there's usually a couple of metal prongs that make contact - they tend to bend out of shape after awhile) and replacing those would be as much, if not more, trouble than replacing a cord. Possibly more difficult if the jack is some proprietary thing the company wants a lot of money for or refuses to sell to the public.
Just find the pair of headphones you want, regardless of the cord. If the cord gets damaged, go to the DIY Forum. You can find information on recabling or find a member who will do it for you.
I don't plan on unplugging and plugging in my jacks, just looking for a more suitable solution because of the previous problems I have had. My new set will be an upgrade on what I had before so although I might sacrifice quality being a mechanical connection it will still sound leaps and bounds better then what I previously owned. But i will take your advice and give the DIY Forum a look.
post #20 of 212/17/11 at 9:42pmQuote:Originally Posted by dalethornQuote:
Beware the Sennheiser 580/600/650 fool-ya cables. All the sets I've had and others have had the cables go "bad" and users think the headphone is bad or the cables are. You just pull 'em out, wipe the tips, and plug 'em back in and voila! Like new!
thanks actually, you might have just saved me 200dollars on an unneeded cardas
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