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Help with SM3 cable polarity

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Does anyone have a pair of SM3s that they know are hooked up properly? I'm trying to figure out where the blue and red dots go.

 

(TF10 problem fixed :) )


Edited by Gilly87 - 9/30/12 at 8:19am
post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

PS I've read just about every thread on the subject on Head-Fi, there are 3 I've read about TF10 polarity alone, and seriously nothing is helping, it seems nobody really knows for sure. Does anybody know FOR SURE how to get a 100% correct answer on this?

post #3 of 9

If it's a stock TF10 cable, the letters are on the inside, underneath so that you can see the letter on the cable when you are looking at the two openings on the nozzle.

post #4 of 9
If the cable is from Sunricky?

Check inside the pins and check the listing they're colour labled. And in the listing (usually between the pictures) it says which colour is left and right. I know the polarity's for the earpiece, let me find that picture for you.

EDIT: Here's the picture, this is 100% correct I have also double checked with my stock cable against a multi meter.


Edited by H20Fidelity - 9/30/12 at 5:32am
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Ok, awesome. The sunricky cable is labeled for left and right but I can't see anything indicating polarity. However I assume the ear guides are curved for the originally intended fitment so I can deduce where they belong for the flip mod.

 

Awesome, you rock! That picture helps with the TF10. Anything like that out somewhere for the SM3? :/ I have been google searching my ass off and I can't find a picture of them as they come out of the box in order to see where the colored dots belong, but no luck yet, all of their branding pictures mysteriously obscure the dots...


Edited by Gilly87 - 9/30/12 at 5:38am
post #6 of 9
Yes, because the ear guides are pre-moulded the polarity will be correct when attached to the L / R earpieces. For example: Dark Lord is black for left / white for right. (inside the connector) I haven't seen any research on the SM3 sorry.

Enjoy your cable. smile.gif
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

Ok so I did the math, cable is curved correctly for flip mod as well. Huzzah!

 

Back to googling "sm3 v2" I suppose.

post #8 of 9
Probably the easiest way is to gain access to a multimeter, remove the cable from SM3 and check which pins are negative to the jacks negative. Otherwise it does your head in. I've been there with a cable built reverse polarity a few months ago, What a head **** that was.

You could configure a make shift multimeter by disconnecting a + / - speaker cable from your home stereo then completing the circuit with the cable.

Goodluck, I'm sure you'll work it out.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 9/30/12 at 5:58am
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Much appreciated H2O :) You've set my head straight, thanks to you I have one pair of phones to listen to with a peaceful mind beerchug.gif

 

Anyone out there with an SM3 v2 they know is correct polarity? Where do the dots go?

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