I'm looking for a cheap solution being tired of re plugging the connector all the time
I had the same problem with mine within a couple of weeks of getting them. I got them from TVJ. I contacted them and they sent me a new cable. This one has been fine. I would see if Hifiman covers the cable under the warranty. Maybe if you still have warranty left on them, you can get a replacement.
I have the original cable, I have thought that I would replace the connector one day, but haven't got around to it. If you search the thread, I am pretty sure somebody posted a source for the connectors a while back.
I found some at:
I have changed the canare for the silver stock cable of the he 500 and this will sound too thin dependently of the amp and dac synergy... With my gear the silver coated cable is better to my ears.... My first and only discovery in audio is SYNERGY.... For example many people here said that the he 400 sounded with a tizz in the treble, but with the good synergetic gear and cable this frequency hole in the high transform itself in a sexy appealing sound... All is dependent on the gear chain system.... No headphone sounded this or that by himself....best regards
I had many of the focuspads impressions, and I do not use EQ. I would highly recommend the focuspads. Comfort, better imaging (especially front and back), taming of the tizzy treble, more present mids (noticable in voices, guitars, other string instruments) etc. Really a big upgrade in my opinion. I have not tried the other pads, unfortunately. Best of luck to you :)