First off let me say I did search the forum and was unable to find an answer to my question. I picked up a pair of HD558s that I plan on using for gaming. I need a 1/8" stereo jack on them, and really don't like using the adapter. I know I can cut the plug off of the stock cable, but don't want to if I don't have to.
On the detachable cable it has a 2.5mm TRRS connector and when I tested it with a multi meter the last ring and sleeve are both ground. I have also found out that the locking portion on the headset can be removed by taking out 2 screws leaving a 2.5mm TRRS jack in the headset. My question is does anyone know if there would be any harm if I plug a 2.5mm TRS connector in instead of the TRRS connector on the headphone end? I am thinking about making a cable for them.
By everything I have learned I didn't think it would because the last Ring and Sleeve on the TRRS are both ground and if I plug a TRS connector into that jack both of the ground contacts would be connected to the sleeve. I know I would be loosing dedicated grounds at the headphone end, but the connector going into the equipment is a stereo connector any way and only has 1 ground point.
Any thought or input would be helpful.
Edited by dsdragon83 - 3/20/12 at 12:03pm