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Recessed sockets vs non-recessed sockets

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

I'm not exactly sure what recessed and non-recessed sockets look like in custom earphones so can someone please show pictures of both.

 

And which is better?

post #2 of 19
Thread Starter 

Can anyone help??

post #3 of 19

Images are attached below.  Please excuse the photography we don't have access to a macro lens right now.  We recommend recessed sockets as they are more secure and look nicer.

 

Recessed:

 

Socket - Recessed.jpg

 

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Socket - Flush.jpg

post #4 of 19
Step in the right direction. But until the industry adopts a more sturdy connection I see little point in trying recessed sockets that allow me access to a few cables.

It would be better if the next industry standard was clip in connections so it doesn't come off or loose easily. Tie that in with recessed sockets to protect the pins from bending and a lot of people here would be sold.
post #5 of 19

UM Recessed sockets will work with the old generation UE, JH, UM and Westone ES cables.  Plenty of choices there.

post #6 of 19

whoops sorry! I thought um recessed sockets were the same as ue recessed sockets.. I still stand by proposing that the industry adopt a locking mechanism for the pins. 

 

post #7 of 19

much easier said than done though... they're very small.
 

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Originally Posted by Saintkeat View Post

whoops sorry! I thought um recessed sockets were the same as ue recessed sockets.. I still stand by proposing that the industry adopt a locking mechanism for the pins. 

 



 

post #8 of 19

could make a simple push to eject on one side of the socket. i'm sure that would be good enough...

post #9 of 19

Diggin' out. Is there a possibility to buy a socket, this one in the IEM body? Or maybe I could make one from some kind of computer sockets for data tapes? I'm thinking about removable cables for my SM3v1. 

post #10 of 19

If you don't plan on replacing cables, recessed sockets is a no brainer for protecting the pins of your cables.

If you may be replacing your cable, as the UM rep stated - UM recessed sockets does support a variety of aftermarket cables, but not all of them.

post #11 of 19

I am undecided about recessed sockets too. I choosed 4.A from Heir Audio but they dont offer recessed sockets and I am afraid that i will damage the pins or socket. Do you think sockets are durable enough for normal use? Is damaging the socket is difficult? Is my fear of damage justified? Thanks for any response

post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by UniqueMelodyAus View Post

UM Recessed sockets will work with the old generation UE, JH, UM and Westone ES cables.  Plenty of choices there.


I am planning a TF10 reshell but retain the TF10 socket. Can I request a recessed socket?

 

Thanks.

post #13 of 19

The simplest solution would be to bend the pins towards center some, like it's done in the Europlug (the power supply one).

This helps quite a bit. Other than that, perhaps spring-loaded locking mechanism, but that's hard to implement, large and expensive.

post #14 of 19

Where can one pick up recessed sockets that will work with the Westone Epic cable? I'm trying to use amazon for most my parts.

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