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post #751 of 761

I ended up just spending the extra $10 to get the X version with removable cable. Even though they are still proprietary cables, the 4ft option is nice.

post #752 of 761
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Originally Posted by bbieringer View Post
 

... Even though they are still proprietary cables...

 

Not really.  Sennheiser's using the exact same 2.5mm locking connector with a number of their current headphones.

post #753 of 761
I've got a couple of those locking 2.5mm conenctors in my parts drawer as we speak. 
post #754 of 761
Hello Head-fi, long time lurker here. I did this mod to my beloved ath m50 and after a long battle with the wires on the driver I made the maybe stupid desicion of desoldering them completely. I then soldered on some old speaker wires and it worked, to my surprise. But the problem now is I've noticed a significant drop in quality and loudness in my headphones. Could this be on which aux cable I'm using? I've used a 2 m HAMA Aluline cable, a even the cable that came with my newly bought Sony mdr-1a (120 usd in Sweden, couldn't pass on that). This was also my first time soldering, so I don't know if I ******* up something in there. Do the headphones also need to be burned in again after this mod?
Edited by silver11211 - 3/5/15 at 10:38pm
post #755 of 761

No, you messed something up while soldering man. There is good news though, Audio Technica sells those drivers for like $12 (USD).

post #756 of 761

I just tried this on my Sony MDR-7506 using the jack from radio shack - here. I have the leads oriented like this:
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The left channel is on the left, the ground in the middle, and the right channel on the right. I verified that orientation with a channel identifier track I made. So I think it's right. If I'm wrong, let me know.

Everything went smoothly, but I'm having weird issues with the audio after the fact. If I solder all three wires, the left speaker doesn't work normally. It's like the instruments are there but the lead vocals aren't. The right speaker works fine. If I wire the left speaker to the right channel, it works fine too. It's only messed up when I try to connect the left speaker to the left channel on the jack. Really strange. I've tried two different jacks now - same results. 

Has anyone run into something like that before? What was the fix?

 

Thanks!

post #757 of 761
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Originally Posted by piano08man View Post
 

I just tried this on my Sony MDR-7506 using the jack from radio shack - here. I have the leads oriented like this:
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The left channel is on the left, the ground in the middle, and the right channel on the right. I verified that orientation with a channel identifier track I made. So I think it's right. If I'm wrong, let me know.

Everything went smoothly, but I'm having weird issues with the audio after the fact. If I solder all three wires, the left speaker doesn't work normally. It's like the instruments are there but the lead vocals aren't. The right speaker works fine. If I wire the left speaker to the right channel, it works fine too. It's only messed up when I try to connect the left speaker to the left channel on the jack. Really strange. I've tried two different jacks now - same results. 

Has anyone run into something like that before? What was the fix?

 

Thanks!

You wired it wrong. The one on the side is the ground, the one in the middle is the right, and the other is left.

 

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Edited by cCasper TFG - 4/2/15 at 8:19pm
post #758 of 761

Thanks, Casper. I swapped the wires this morning. Works fine now. I swear I tried that combination. Oops.

post #759 of 761
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Originally Posted by piano08man View Post

Thanks, Casper. I swapped the wires this morning. Works fine now. I swear I tried that combination. Oops.
Glad it's working for you now man.
post #760 of 761

please i need to know what 3.5mm stereo socket mount you used. i see you didn't need to remove or cut any damping material, i would like to carry out the same mod on my m50.

post #761 of 761
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Originally Posted by einsteino View Post

please i need to know what 3.5mm stereo socket mount you used. i see you didn't need to remove or cut any damping material, i would like to carry out the same mod on my m50.
You have to quote who you're directing a comment to. I can't tell who you're asking this.
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